Handley Place, Locking, BS25

Handley Place, Locking, BS25

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St Modwen Homes
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Ranked 2nd out of 10 in Somerset
4.04 (16 reviews) 4.04 (16 reviews)
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3.50
Facilities
4.38
Design
4.44
Location
3.94
Value
2.69
Management

Handley Place is a new development by St Modwen Homes, close to the village of Locking, and 3 miles from the M5.

 

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Fantastic Location

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2021

Well managed site. Always groundkeepers on site keeping everything up together. The site itself is extremely scenic, lots of green open space, making it a beautiful place to live. The facilities are up and coming and continue to be developed. The design is flawless, and really well set out. Only downside is the property management. They used to be very firm with ensuring that no rubbish/things left in people’s front garden to make sure things consistently look tidy and clean. However, since COVID, and maybe to be expected, this has fallen in standard.

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

Good transport links, Train station is 5 minutes down the road in Worle or Weston-Super-Mare, bus service that operates through the site and just outside, reliable recycling service. Not many developments have the quantity of open space that this one does. Excellent for dog walkers, and those that love the outdoors.

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

How well built the houses are compared to other developers. We looked at a number of new build developments and nothing was built to the standard and spec of St Modwen.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes, I contacted them regarding insulation in our loft, and they responded promptly and talked me through what I needed to know.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
3
Management
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he design of the houses is pretty good, the space in each of the bedrooms is excellent and the overall layout is really easy to use space optimally.

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Review Date Aug 2021

The design of the houses is pretty good, the space in each of the bedrooms is excellent and the overall layout is really easy to use space optimally. The only minor downside is that a slightly wider kitchen would have been more beneficial, but this is a personal point to try and include slightly more table space for gatherings.
Facilities are everything you could ask for, the only point to make is that maybe with electric cars coming in, installing some electric car chargers might be an idea? Not sure how that would logistically work though… a question for the government and their agenda!
Building and property management seems good enough, excellent communication and clarity on when things are happening and changing, etc. The only downside is that when we were informed about the window cleaning, I left my back gate unlocked but couldn’t leave the door wide open as it would fling about in the wind, even though I was expecting the windows at the back to be cleaned, they weren’t. Minor issue overall.

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

Apart from a nearby Co-op there’s not much in the way of nearby shops which is a down point, however the community is positive and safe. I feel like everyone in the area has a good outlook on the community and helps to keep it positive.

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

Loft space isn’t usable unless you get someone to floor it for you.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

I have not had any problems and didn’t report the one regarding the window cleaning as it didn’t bother me to that extent

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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Great property!

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Review Date Aug 2021

Great house, especially for rental or first house! Modern but still
Homely! Good quality kitchen and bathroom for everyday living! Areas clean and tidy and great services like window cleaning and hedge cutting to keep everything looking clean and tidy!

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

Lovely park close by for walks, very green! Even though it’s an estate it still feels green and open! Shops close by but only by driving! Even though close to motor way very quiet! Parking outside property which is great!

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

Not any shops within near walking distance

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

I have had no issues that I have had to raise as of yet

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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A nice place to live

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Review Date Aug 2021

The design of the estate is great, the only issues have been with the after sales service, this has felt like a war at many times.
Also the design of the houses has not been the best, locations of radiators in the middle of lounges, positions of telecom and multimedia boxes taking up potential garden areas when they have a lot of waste land space in front of them

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

The estate in general is good, once we get the “high street” it will be better as currently we have no shops at all. The noise levels are good and it is a very clean and tidy estate

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

It would have been good to know about the lack of after sales service before moving in. This has been the only downfall, along with the Building Management company. Very poor service, very poor response and a real shame.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

The Building Management company are useless, no help at all

3
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
1
Management
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Something for everyone

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Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2021

We love the build quality of St. Modwen homes. Everything looks and feels solid, with interesting architectural touches all around, every building looks similar, yet different. Our property manager is always very friendly and helpful, highly recommend St. Modena Properties.

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

The area is absolutely amazing for residential living. My wife and I value our sleep highly and adore the peace and quiet that the neighborhood provides. There are a lot of open space parks around us, basketball court right outside our door, swings, etc.

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

There is nothing that I can think of. I wish I would’ve bought a property earlier.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

The building management had responded to our enquiries promptly every time, we’ve been living for almost 3 years at this address.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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Lovely area though not amazing

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Review Date Aug 2021

The design of the properties are lovely and all match well together. Our flat is well thought out and spacious.
The building management however are slow to reply to emails and increase the maintenance yearly when it most cases it doesn’t need too. We’re still waiting for the hallways to be redecorated which they said they would do when everyone had moved in which was around 3 years ago.
We love the surrounding area though we were told that most of the green spaces were to be kept but they have no been built on which is really disappointing as these areas were the reason we chose this development.

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

It’s a really nice area with generally friendly people. It has good access to the motorway and nearby shops within Weston. There seems a to be a increase in motorcyclists revving their engines but this is only occasionally. There is also commonly a strong smell of weed around the properties near the entrance to the development.

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

That the green area weren’t going to be protected

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Very slow to respond and usually seem a bit rude of short in their responses

3
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
2
Value
2
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Good looking property

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Review Date Aug 2021

My house has generous space for hallway and stair which is what I was looking for before buying this house . The garden is also right size . The interior design is gorgeous as well as the exterior design. Overall it looks much nicer than it cost

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

Very lovely pace to live . Like the greenery and parks surrounding houses. Houses look very expensive than they are.

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

The only problem is shops are not nearby for daily needs

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes they do respond to the residents.had some issues with this new home and they fixed it

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Great for the future

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Review Date Aug 2021

The design of the buildings is aesthetically pleasing, there is clear planning for children and schools facilities and once complete the development will be a great environment to grow up in as I believe the capacity for community activity is vast. I like living here

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

The place is well built and lots of greenery but as yet access to shops is difficult without a car. Hopefully shops will be built closer soon.

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

The timescale for building shops and the rest of the development wasn’t advised to us.

3
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Locking Parklands

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Review Date Aug 2021

Modern houses in a country setting. Like the Parklands areas, all work force on the site are polite and pleasant. Good build quality, looking forward to seeing the future developments on the site and it’s expansion in the future. Plans look like it will be a good site.

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

Play area, future plans for more shops etc. Parking good and local services – bin collection etc is consistent

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

Wish I had known the block of flats behind the house were as big as they are.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Prompt response to any problems and they are fixed quickly.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Lovely area

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Review Date Aug 2021

Lovely place to live in. So much greenery compared to alot of built up housing estates making it lovely to walk round the estate. The facilities are excellent with more planned i.e. a shop. The neighbourhood is very friendly. Only let down is the property management who are slow to respond to queries and don’t patrol the areas like they used to.

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

Fantastic. Few restaurants and bars but understanding is they will be built in time as area expands. Bin collections also on time and parking is excellent.

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

We were unaware that the lovely green space at the front when you drive in is getting built on.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Always responded quickly. Always managed well and someone there to help.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
2
Management
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