Hackwood Park, DE3

Hackwood Park, DE3

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Miller Homes
5th
Ranked 5th out of 6 in Derby
3.58 (7 reviews) 3.58 (7 reviews)
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2.57
Facilities
4.29
Design
4.71
Location
3.57
Value
2.71
Management

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Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2022

We like the design, that’s why we chose it. It’s spacious and detached on a quiet street with no through road. I would hate to be on the main route in to the estate. The building management has been very poor.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

We live on a quiet street with good neighbours. We are a corner plot so our front garden has a visibility concrete strip going through it which is pointless.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Ensure you have everything in writing from millers and take lots of photos on the walk round.

What is the best feature of your home:

It’s OUR home and we will continue to develop it to make it our own.

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3
Design
4
Location
1
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Disappointed

Review Date Jun 2022

The site is not well looked after, out road the block pavements are uneven a tripping hazard. The park now has a bin but does not get emptied. The management for the property had been very poor and disappoing. You are told one thing then it does not get followed up. Takes a long time up here back from any emails.

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We love the area millers have built our home, great school on site and farm shop/cafe. The house we do live but the Quality of build and the finishes are very poor. Been in out home for 2 1/2 years and still have on going issues. Also a massive issue we have is park at the front of the school unfinished/unsafe. The road (redbourne lane) is 40 and the road leading in to the estate starflower way is 30. Still have lots of construction lorry’s coming up
And down on site with this and school traffic it’s unsafe and a night mare. Also 300 hundred yards up the road (radboune) it’s a 60mph. Most cats do not slow down

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

We wished we had a professional to do our snag list

What is the best feature of your home:

The location is brilliant for us and it’s handy having the school build on site

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4
Design
5
Location
2
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2
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Make sure you think about the developer you want

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2022

Things they promise don’t add up.
Soon learn build quality is not as good as you expected
Cut corners with some items and fittings.
Also only as good as the fitter, electrician, labourer who does the work. Seems like the work experience did most of it.

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No shops, no GP, park has only just opened. Road quality is poor, full of mud. No transport links.
Hackwood farm is quality but that was there before housing was built. No problems with people living here or the council. Just the developers

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Land quality re drainage
Road closures nearby
School parking situation – twice a day it’s dangerous

What is the best feature of your home:

Looks smart from the outside and we have made it look nice. Quite economical with heating.

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Location
3
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Beautiful, warm and homely.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2022

Lovely property we had a few teething issues with toilets and showers which needed to be fixed a few times. Not a fan of the shared drive or basic garage construction. Due to pandemic resource availability seemed to be a problem for millers and their sub contracting team. Now we are out of our time and resolving the issues ourselves. The design is lovely and exactly what we were looking for.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Houses are a nice distance apart which makes the estate look less cramped than other local housing estates. Looking forward to the Hackwood farm development to be completed.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

How long it would of taken to finish the garden ie level and grass before we could let the kids out.

What is the best feature of your home:

The hallway which joins all the of the living spaces together.

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Design
5
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We’ve been happy with the build although had a few snags

Verified Resident
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Review Date Jul 2022

We love our Stainsby, the hall and landing are very open and bright and all bedrooms of reasonable size.
We’ve been happy with the build although had a few snags, easier stuff seems to get fixed within a few weeks of raising however when contractors are involved it has taken longer/still waiting.

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The nearest shop is a convenience coop on a neighbouring estate 5 mins drive away – nothing really within walking distance.
There are a few pubs/restaurants within walking distance – especially now hackwood farm has expanded to also be a restaurant.
I don’t think there is a particularly close bus stop – I image you’d need to walk towards mickleover, we’ve always taken a taxi into town if we don’t want to drive – about £10 fare.
Parking availability is good – most properties have drives for 1-2 cars plus a garage and on street parking also available.
There is a primary school at the entrance to the estate which is very useful if you have kids, however it is a nightmare getting in or out of the estate at pickup/dropoff times due to all the cars trying to park close to the school. It would be helpful if a system were set up or parents not asked to park on the estate.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I was expecting all the walls to be white but they are actually a pale yellow. I would have preferred white

What is the best feature of your home:

Open and bright hallway/landing or the visual appeal of the externals

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Design
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Location
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Value
3
Management
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Patience and happiness

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2022

The development is lovely. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Property management takes time but I’ve personally had no problems. It is understandable due to COVID but hopefully will get better. I plan to stay here for a very long time thank you

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

There is no local shop go surgery or post office but fingers crossed will be built in the near future. I love my house and the community. No problems with neighbors and no traffic.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish I had known how difficult it would be to get a take away delivered. There are 3 streets close together and they get confused

What is the best feature of your home:

I love the size of the rooms and the storage available. I also love the garden.

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I believe, is very well designed

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Review Date Jul 2022

Our estate here at Hackwood Park in Mickleover, I believe, is very well designed. There is plenty of space between properties [unlike some other local estates where houses are cheek by jowl] and plenty of areas of hiatus – also, there is a footpath designated to encompass the entire estate which is good news for pram pushers and dog walkers. There have been a few issues at our property in particular with water run-off which is under investigation, and a design fault on the air vents on the windows which we have complained about but nothing can be done apart from replace every window which is not practical from a monetary point of view.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Shops, restaurants and bars can all be accessed only if you have your own transport as it’s a stretch of the legs to the nearest bus stop for Derby proper/or into Mickleover itself. Entrance to estate extraordinarily congested early morning/afternoon as their is a school but no car park access so parents park all over the first few roads as they wish. Bin collections on time and efficiently done. Very little traffic noise.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish I’d known how dark the downstairs hallway is……if all the doors are closed downstairs then the hallway is more than a touch gloomy.

What is the best feature of your home:

The layout upstairs and the wall around the garden.

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Design
5
Location
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