Waterside Park, UB7

Waterside Park, UB7

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Barratt Homes, Taylor Wimpey
Ranked 41st out of 130 in West London
3.80 (26 reviews) 3.80 (26 reviews)
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3.88
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3.92
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3.96
Value
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Waterside Park is a joint-venture, residential development by Barratt Homes and Taylor Wimpey, in the far westerly suburb of West Drayton, on the fringes of London. The apartments are next to the Grand Union Canal on one side and the Fray’s River on the other. Waterside Park is a ten-minute walk from West Drayton Station, which is due to form a stop on the Elizabeth Line with the arrival of Crossrail services at the station. Properties here are available to rent, buy, and let as short-term serviced apartments.

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A lovely estate, perfectly imperfect I think

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Review Date Apr 2020

The development is mainly good. Everyone is pretty relaxed. Depending on what atmosphere you like, the back of the estate is very quiet, I live in the middle of the estate where you can enjoy a little bit of neighbourly drama, some noise and shouting – and this is genuine I don’t mind it from time to time. The development itself if well located, there’s lots of green space, a small lake where you may find swans, there’s the canal that you can take a nice stroll by at night and there’s a forest at the back too with more streams and wildlife.

There was play park, it was burnt down years ago but there has been no effort from management to replace it.

Everything else is well and fine. They do look after the gardening, sometimes the trees do overgrow but the property managers do eventually get round to it. There’s also very lovely lavenders planted at some point in the year and I really like that.

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It’s an excellent location for amenities, just 20 minutes from central London via National Rail. Large Tesco Extra just a 5 minute walk away. The area is relatively safe, I have never felt threatened in the area.

Multicultural area which is good. There’s no nightlife which is good and bad, good because it means the neighbourhood is quiet but bad because sometimes you want to stay local but there are quite a few pubs – I have experienced racism in these pubs please note.

Lots of green space around.

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

That there is a shooting range just behind the estate. Had no idea but had I known sooner I would have gone, it’s good to try new things

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Beautiful aesthetically, poor geographically

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Review Date Oct 2018

I fee that the development I live in is beautiful to look at with a large park, swan lake and a canal running along side it. Whilst it is aesthetically pleasing, the geographical are poor. We live on a street where ASBOs are right next to working class. So a lot of crime and drug abuse on the road, in front of your house. It’s unpleasant in that way.

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The area is perfect, it’s suburban, verging on urban. Plenty of shops and a couple of independent restaurants. Lots of chicken shops (but I like that). If you want something a bit nicer you can always go to Uxbridge which is just a five minute drive down the road with great shopping centres and all the top brands.

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I’m an explorer so I found everything very quickly. My mum didn’t know that there is a park with swings on the Estate so I guess people should be aware of that!

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4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
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Low safety but overall a good place to live in

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Review Date Jun 2019

I have the canal view because my flat faces the canal. Some break ins have happened recently, I heard . Sometimes homeless people sleep in the garage, the lift was broken for 4 days. There are bins in the common area and we have to drop off the rubbish there. The parking permit is for both tenants and owners.

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It is calm, 10 min away from the train station. Tesco is the nearest supermarket just on the other side of the canal. It takes 10 minutes to get to the public transport stops.

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It is a bit far from a public transport

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5
Design
3
Location
4
Value
4
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Perfect for retirement

Review Date Jun 2019

Neighbours are very friendly, however we don’t interact much. No issues

Agency doesn’t always amend the problems with the electrics in terms of with the home electrics as bulbs aren’t the universal as most so it is hard to find.
Issues with toilets and cookers have been responded with very quickly.

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

Area is quite plea sent shopping centres are quite close as retired

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

I knew nothing of the area as I never lived in London.

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3
Design
5
Location
3
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4
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Community Maintenance

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Review Date Jun 2020

The area is fine, it’s a little quiet and I feel that there is lack of security at the front. The houses behind are gated off. I would like the area to be more tidy and taken care of as it would remain clean and tidy. A very negative side is the about of cotton that floats around the air in the summer, bad for allergy sufferers.

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

I like the fact that it’s not too crowded. Dislike the lack of security

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

I wish I had known that there were more shops on the high street

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature is the fact that it’s a town house

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4
Design
3
Location
4
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Good quiet place but needs a bit more security.

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Review Date Apr 2020

Property management is good but costs are quite high for services offered. Overall friendly neighbours etc and people stick to themselves. Should get more CCTV in to enhance security and also ensure cleaning of the block occurs regularly to deter external people from coming into the area.

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

Close to tesco a nice quiet area by the canal but also close to shops. Soon crossrail high speed into Central London.

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

The neighbours are very friendly and quite quiet and keep to themselves.

What is the best feature of your home:

Canal side view of the flat which and how quiet the area is.

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4
Design
5
Location
4
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Lack of security

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Review Date Apr 2020

When buying my property I was told that there would be a gate and a fob, we never did get the gate. This has led to over random cars parking anywhere and I have actually had 2 break-ins in my garage. Had the gate been there this would not have happened

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

I like the quietness of the development. There are shops and a few restaurants on the high road.

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

Lack or security, no cctv or neighbour hood wardons.

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

I would make the third room bigger as it’s just a box room. Not worth the price

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5
Design
3
Location
3
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Bittern house

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Review Date Apr 2020

Exterior of the building could do with a repaint as visually it appears outdated. Design facilities of the inner buildings could do with recarpet and repaint. Parking is currently not monitored at the property and at night some unsavoury people gather.

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

Good local links to supermarkets and travel links – public and private. However the volume of resturants could do with help with newly urbanisation of area.

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

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

Public transport links as Crossrail is still currently down.

3
Facilities
2
Design
4
Location
4
Value
3
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Nice landscapes

Review Date Jun 2019

Houses are nice. Landscape is nice too. There are nice green parks around for the kids to play and tesco is close which I like. There is nice amount of paring and the design and architecture is nice.

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The area is bad it could easily be rebuild and refurbished.

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I wish I new how noisy it was before I moved in. It’s noisy at night

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4
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Location
3
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Lacking security

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Review Date Jun 2019

It’s okay I would definitely like more security and More ccvt as we have decided a lot of break ins to our garage. The location is good there are parks close by and I really enjoy spending time in them.

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

It’s quiet but getting louder now, roadsworkso are a problem

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

Security

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About Taylor Wimpey

Taylor Wimpey was established in 2007, resulting from a merger between George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow. Together, the companies offer…
Number of developments 31

3.93

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About Barratt Homes

Barratt Homes is part of Barratt Developments Plc, one of the UK's largest property developers with over 30 operating divisions.…
Number of developments 24

3.97

Average rating based on 436 reviews

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