The Strand at Portobello, EH15

The Strand at Portobello, EH15

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Barratt Homes
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Ranked 3rd out of 116 in The Strand at Portobello, EH15
4.43 (15 reviews) 4.43 (15 reviews)
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Category Scores

4.13
Facilities
4.33
Design
5.00
Location
4.40
Value
3.87
Management

Excellent

60%

Very Good

40%

Average

0%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

The Strand at Portobello, by Barratt Homes, sits close to the picturesque Portobello beach. The development comprises of 2 and 3-bed homes. As well as close proximity to the beach, The Strand is a few miles from Edinburgh city centre.

 

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Amazing location

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Review Date Jan 2021

The design could be better – why no outside balcony space? Would have been such a small addition with a huge impact on the flats.
The bin store being so far down the street is a pain – if you are a single parent then it means either dragging your kids out every time you need to take a bin out, or waiting until you are passing (which during lockdown can mean bins sit in the house for days..!)
I would happily live here forever if only there had been even a small balcony. But with no outdoor space it can feel very small and claustrophobic.

The finish wasn’t great, lots of snagging issues and a few things could have been done a bit better. The kitchen is good though.

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Everything you could need is in portobello. Excellent location, great transport links too.

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I wish I had known the bin store was so far away from the flat. I wouldn’t leave my children to take the bins out as it’s so far, and there’s times bins can sit for days in my hallway. It’s really not ideal.

2
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
5
Value
3
Management
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Best flat we’ve lived in

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Review Date Jan 2021

Good size rooms. Brilliant insulation & central heating system. Wide open communal areas and access to flats. Parking area linked to flats. Excellent refuse area. Really excellent management and very fast maintenance services. Garden area did appointing and outlook and natural light diminished by huge development opposite the front, but very open aspect to the rear.

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Beautiful beach. Great local run shops run by locals.asy access to city centre. Good parking. Community feel to area

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Size of development opposite

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Great location and sense of community

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Review Date Jan 2021

Great sense of community – very friendly neighbours. The flats have great views of Arthur seat/the beach. The factor is a bit pricey especially if you live in a flat but that’s probably to be expected when you live in a new development. Nice green area for kids to play on.

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Portobello is such a great place to live. Right next to the beach. Also so handy being right next to Aldi too.

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Probably the factor cost. Also quite a few people use our bins that don’t belong to them.

What is the best feature of your home:

I love the three double bedrooms as most other houses come with two double and one single

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Fishwives causeway review

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Review Date Jan 2021

Great Development, however the outside design in terms of space im front of windows is not the greatest, could have been designed to feel more private. Very small pavement in front of the development means little privacy.

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Portobello has a strong community and dont feel like living in a big city. PROXIMITY to Aldi, beach and high street is a great bonus.

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Not known

What is the best feature of your home:

Kitchen, brightness, the en suite in the master bedroom.

4
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Amazing Homes

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Review Date Jan 2021

The design is amazing, very modern and new, facilities are great and design and property management are good. The back garden (shared) is very big and open, there is stairs leading down to Aldi Which is very useful, there is also a car park back and front of the bulding

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There is a 5 minute walk to the Beach, great community and lots of local shops along porty

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I wish I’d have known there was a building site across the road, which is gone now.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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A lovely home – great spaces!

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Review Date Jan 2021

Modern design and close by amenity makes this a very favourable and increasingly popular area to put down roots. Management is efficient and up to date with care taken to preserve the ambience. Design interior is functional and adequately spacious with up to the minute services and heating/cooking/insulation methodology. Feels secure and comfortable with nothing left to chance.

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Close to High Street amenity with all retailers providing a valued service and range. Desirable area to live includes sporting and leisure facilities close at hand. A growing neighbourhood of similar, smart modern apartments and townhouses – very friendly and well catered for community feel.

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Ongoing building development has been difficult but the area is now looking good

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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Barrat Portobello.

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Review Date Jan 2021

Generally well designed and open plan living area feels spacious, kitchen layout good but lacking work space and storage space. The rest of the property has limited storage space also.

It takes a long time to have things resolved and some things poorly finished mainly bathrooms and walls.

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

The beach, local shops and cafes and restaurants, easy to get into town by bus

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I’m am happy living here!

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

More storage space, better kitchen design, more responsive customer/service care.

3
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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EH15 Flat

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Review Date Jan 2021

The property itself is well designed and looks very professional. Plenty of storage space along with a kitchen facilities. The master bedroom is well later out and with a lovely view of Arthur’s seat. The hall way is large and welcoming and I never feel squeezed into the property.

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

The area in portobello is lovely and quick access to loads of shops as well as the beach front.

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I wish I had made sure to check access to such things as the loft or other spaces just so I knew what to fully expect.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature would be the design of the flat and it’s space.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Wonderful new community in a fantastic location.

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Review Date Jan 2021

The development has been created with community in mind including large open grass areas. This enables residents to meet and allows children to have a safe place to play and dogs an area to exercise. The roads running through the developments are short with lots of bends and narrowing ensuring cars need to drive sensibly.

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The development has created a wonderful new community which has integrated well in to the local area. We have a wonderful high street on our doorstep with lots of small businesses as well as some well known brands. Transport links are great with a number of buses direct in to town and only a few minutes drive from the A1.

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What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature of our home is the garden and of course the distance to the beach.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Fishwives Causeway review

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Review Date Jan 2021

I love where I stay the building is great and built very well, warm also. Great views, facilities near are amazing, building management is good when something needs repaired property management also are very quick to fix anything that needs to be fixed

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

I like how we have so many shops near you don’t have to get on a bus to get what you need

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Port of Leith won’t do anything about complaints

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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