The River Gardens, SE10

The River Gardens, SE10

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London + Regional Properties, Bellway Homes
Ranked 38th out of 90 in South East London
4.23 (28 reviews) 4.23 (28 reviews)
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4.39
Facilities
4.04
Design
4.36
Location
3.86
Value
3.44
Management

The River Gardens is a Bellway Homes development comprised of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The site is located in Royal Greenwich, overlooking the Thames and close to Greenwich Park, which is just a 10-minute walk away. The development includes a private gym, swimming pool and resident concierge services.

The Cutty Sark DLR station is less than 20 minutes’ walk from the development and from there, frequent services run to Canary Wharf, Bank, Stratford and Lewisham. All homes at this impressive development have now been reserved, so keep an eye out for homes here coming onto the market in the coming years.

Developer Bellway Homes

Bellway Homes is a large national UK house builder headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne. The company currently has 69 developments with reviews on HomeViews, and an overall rating of 3.96 out of 5. This score is an average for the company’s 852 reviews on HomeViews.

River Gardens Greenwich

Royal Greenwich, the location for Bellway’s River Gardens scheme, is one of the London’s most characterful and historic areas. The large Royal Park and Blackheath Common give the area a wealth of green space, while the Royal Observatory, Naval College and Painted Chapel are among the many historical delights on offer.

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We are getting our parents to move in too!

Review Date Mar 2018

We love this development, we currently live in the Blackheath area but we want to stay close to friends and family and also take advantage of the developments happening in Greenwich for a longer term investment. Wewould like to buy and moved in with our daughter – we love the facilities here with pool/gym/tennis court/childrens area/parking it just makes life so easy. My parents are looking to downsize but didn’t want to move out of London so they are also considering buying! – it is great that they will be here and I can keep an eye on them but also all the facilities mean they stay active but I don’t have to worry about my dad stressing about the ongoing issues with our tired family home.

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If buying off plan speak to the team if you have specific requirements on your kitchen preferences (i do!) they are very accomodating

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Couldn’t make our stuff fit

Review Date Mar 2018

This is a criticism of most new build developments but we have struggled to find somewhere that works for us and fitting some of our furniture and items that are important to us – it is like they expect people to move in without any history! or just to buy all new things!

The living area is beautiful but with windows on two sides and the kitchen on another where do you put book shelves, chest of drawers, side units, wall mounted tv. In the second bedroom with it being 10 by 10 and windows on one side and fitted wardrobe it didnt leave much room for much else after the bed.

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We ended up putting some furniture in storage that we didn’t want to get rid of, the flat is beautiful but lends itself to uncluttered living as everything feels on display.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Lovely riverside location near all the best amen

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Review Date Feb 2021

The River Gardens is a lovely development along the river. I love the location the most. My flat size is much roomier than other similar developments I looked at in the area, which makes me feel it’s better value for money. However, as with all things I think there could be some design/equipment changes that would improve things. I also feel the property management could be better and money could be better spent – again though I feel this is probably a regular thing in many developments of this size.

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The area has so many highlights – the river, park and space is so nice to still be in London. It’s an easy and nice walk into Greenwich centre, which has so many nice cafes, a picturehouse. Then it is a short journey to North Greenwich (walk, cycle or bus) with great transport links and a great new living quarter (cafes, restaurants etc) which is new since i moved and a lovely addition. I feel that generally the area is clean and well looked after. I wouldn’t live anywhere else in London.

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I’ve got to be honest since I moved in I think the neighbourhood has got better, which I guess I didn’t expect and I’m pleased by. We have a lovely cafe that rents a space of the riverside of the building, and some small supermarkets, soon a new pub down the road, it’s becoming more like a community which I love.

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

Fine. We have a residents committee that liaises with building management on behalf of all, so I can’t say I’m too involved. I do believe issues could be fixed more quick & efficiently

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Very nice

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Review Date Aug 2019

I love the area and it is very kids friendly and the park nearby is particularly great. It has a cafe with an amazing Argentinian restaurant called Buenos Aires. There is a gym and swimming pool near which is very convenient. I door parking is great and the coop is amazing.

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Lots of nice places to go for a walk and kid friendly area.

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There was nothing i wish i had known before i moved in.

Are there any facilities you would like added, or that you have but do not use:

I wish there were more shops around close to my house.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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Modern design, great amenities, nice community

Review Date Mar 2020

Good location with great community and amenities. Close to Greenwich Park and local shops and markets. Modern design with nice views of the river. The local cafe, pub and restaurant all have great food and very friendly staff. There is also a tennis court at the development.

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Modern design, great amenities, nice community

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

Yes, in most cases. It is always possible to influence decisions and contribute.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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Very very nice area, can’t fault

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Review Date Aug 2019

Living here is great as we are spoilt for choice with restaurants and activities. The staff that work in the building are absolutely wonderful. Theres a massive car park, however, there isn’t visitor parking which is annoying. There were problems with the building but they were resolved and as I got it when it was a new build that was to be expected. I liked living here so much I got a second apartment!

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There is a lovely sense of community here which i love. Nothing about the area i can really fault.

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

No there wasnt anything i wish i had known prior to moving in.

Are there any facilities you would like added, or that you have but do not use:

The facilities here are excellent and i use the gym and swimming pool often. I wish there was somewhere we could dry clothes as we arent allowed to leave them on the balcony.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
5
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Great Apartments – communal areas need improving

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Review Date Feb 2021

The apartments are very well designed on the whole although underfloor heating would have been a nice touch.
The communal areas however need major improvement; They look cheap and are not in keeping with other buildings on the development.
Customer Service were very dismissive of this and unwilling to improve. The bike cage was also not up to standard and has seen regular break ins.

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

The location is perfectly located right on the river and only 10 minute walk into bustling central Greenwich and transport hubs.

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The south side gets EXTREMELY hot during summer months but luckily we have a large balcony so the sun is kept out of the windows during summer months.

What is the best feature of your home:

The view is stunning and being south side we get the sun all year round!

4
Facilities
2
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Lovely place to live and work

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Review Date Sep 2021

The development is really special. The way the buildings are designed means most flats get a view of the river (and the views are great) and they are far apart from each other that one feels connected but private. The security inside the building is also good with only residents of a particular floor having access to that floor – so it feels quite cosy. The quality of the build is also good and we do not hear the neighbours except when on the balcony but that is only to be expected and it does not disturb. There is interior parking and we have an enormous private storage area of 17 square metres. There is a concierge service who are very nice and professional.

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Greenwich itself is a wonderful place with a nice centre and of course the beautiful park, and we are a short walk – 15 mins – along the river path with no cars to reach it. There all kinds of restaurants and shops are available for different tastes. There are a couple of smaller supermarkets right next door and a larger Waitrose can be reached by bicycle – again without going on a single road.

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

I had not realised there would be a yearly fee – 200 pounds – to pay for the right to use the car park, even when I bought the car parking space.

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

The building management responded immediately to some small issues we had when we moved in but since then everything is working. The service charges are quite high though. The garage is usually dirty from all the building work – they are completing the final building now but hopefully this will get better after that.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
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Fab

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Review Date Aug 2019

The rubbish area often gets quite full before it is collected. Otherwise the building is quite well managed and very near to the high street which has lots of shops and restaurants. I like the design of my apartment.

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

I wish that the busses were more regular and transport links were a bit better.

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

That the kitchen wouldnt be properly finished in time.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

I wish my bedroom was slightly bigger and the living room was smaller.

5
Facilities
5
Design
3
Location
3
Value
3
Management
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I love my new home ❤️

Review Date May 2022

Great development by Bellway!
✔️Lovely locality
✔️Great quality of living
✔️Amazing sunset views
✔️Great walking and cycling paths
✔️Love the gym pool and tennis court
✔️Friendly society
✔️ Nice parking if you’ve an electric car
✔️ Reasonable maintenance charges

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I bought a flat in this property and have recently moved in. The property is lovely, the location is so prime. Every morning when I wake up I can hear the sound of the waves (gives me a feeling I’m living in a resort)
Beautiful walking paths and cycling tracks. The gym and pool are also nice. There is a tennis court too which is an added bonus. Overall a great experience ☺️

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

It’s better than what I expected- so no comments.

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

Prompt and professional
Things were done quickly .

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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