Woodberry Down, N4

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Berkeley Homes
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Ranked 3rd out of 42 in Hackney
4.28 (283 reviews) 4.28 (283 reviews)
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4.30
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4.34
Design
4.35
Location
3.90
Value
3.88
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North London’s Woodberry Down is a multi-award-winning regeneration scheme located in the London Borough of Hackney, only moments from Finsbury Park.  Once complete it will feature over 5,500 new homes set in 64 across acres with 15 acres of parkland and an additional 42 acres of open water – the spectacular natural surroundings of two existing reservoirs (the Woodberry Wetlands Nature Reserve and a serene sailing lake).  Located  just 8 minutes from Kings Cross and just 20 minutes from the City in Zone 2, Woodberry Down by Berkeley Homes features a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments as well as 3-4 bedroom Townhouses.

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An Amazing Place!!

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Review Date Jun 2020

The building design quality is excellent, and the way the development has been designed makes maximum benefit of the beautiful scenery, with many flats having views over the nature reserve or reservoir. The sculptured gardens are always well maintained and the area is kept clean and secure, with dedicated maintenance and security teams.

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The transport links are very convenient, literally right next to Manor House tube station (Zone 2) and with excellent bus links along Seven Sisters road and Green Lanes, but really the most amazing thing about this area is the nature. It is on the waterfront of a nature reserve and a reservoir, offering exposure to wildlife and watersports. It is also in between two large and beautiful parks – I really can’t imagine a better location in London!

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

I wish I had known earlier how much my health and happiness would be improved by living in this environment, compared with in a busy London street with no wildlife or nature around (as I did for 3 years previously). I didn’t realise how much of a positive impact that would have and I would have moved here earlier!

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

The site manager is always responsive and very helpful, all of our requests or questions have been dealt with swiftly.

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5
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5
Location
5
Value
5
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Great views

Review Date Jun 2021

Nicely designed new build flats with well maintained communal gardens. Well finished flats with high end fitted appliances and great views across reservoirs towards the City. Great to have the nature of the New River and Woodberry Wetlands on your doorstep.

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Very quiet with great views over reservoirs towards the city. High end fitted appliances and close to amenities.

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

Still a lot of development ongoing, but very quiet inside flats.

What is the best feature of your home:

The view across the east reservoir towards the City is incredible.

4
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
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Lovely

Review Date Jun 2021

The development is modern, practical and works well. The concierge is great, and the facilities such as the gym really add a lot of value. The flats layouts are planned in a way to provide good natural light and nice views. The reservoirs in the area bring a nice relaxing vibe.

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

Very nice and quiet area. Local businesses are really good, with a couple supermarkets with fresh produce and a couple good cafes/restaurants.

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

There are a lot of mosquitoes!

What is the best feature of your home:

The terrace is amazing. Great views and lots of space.

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5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Calm oasis

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Review Date Jun 2021

Design is beautiful especially the planting of the area and maintenance . Management is consistently excellent and attentive. The buildings are kept clean and tidy at all times. It is a shame the facilities have been unavailable due to COVID but understandable.

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

Calm oasis in Manor House, beautifully landscaped and thought through.
Only negative – there is an area by our development where people come in their cars to park up, congregate and socialise at night which is disruptive.

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The view of the reservoir and the city in the background is amazing and changes everyday

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

Simpler underfloor heating – you need a degree to understand the zones

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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A great place to live

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Review Date Jun 2021

Great design and detail in the apartments and shared spaces. Some aspects of property management deteriorated during the lockdown, but Berkeley Homes too swift remedial action and performance has improved.

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

The development is in a wonderful spot. We have stunning views and facilities around the Wetlands as well as swimming and boating
Great restaurants and vibrant lifestyle and transport links to die for.

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

More parking in the area would help – especially with so many delivery vehicles we could use more temporary bays.

What is the best feature of your home:

Community, neighbourhood and facilities are all exceptional.

4
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4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Fabulous experience in Woodberry Down

Review Date Jun 2021

The aspect of the apartment is at a very sharp state, everything is kept new and clean. Free gym centre is a great facility, which I really appreciate. Concierge provides fantastic management, which I also feel very happy about. The management key service allows me to let people in when I am not at home. Thank you for everything.

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

I think there isn’t many good restaurants around the area, it would be better if local restaurants and shops could be at higher standards, for example, branded restaurants

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

Actual style of the flat is quite hard to aspect from images, it would be easier to have physical view.

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

I think if the flat’s window could face more to the sunlight, which will make the flat warmer in the winter, and can enjoy sun light during lockdown

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Design
4
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Great Overall

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Review Date Jun 2021

The building design is modern and sleek, a very enjoyable place to live. Including nice small touches like AC, plants, artwork, regular cleaning as well as a well maintained outdoor space! The building management and staff are great and welcoming at all times.

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

It’s great here. Having the nature and wetlands around gives a peaceful vibe. Transport wise you are near the Piccadilly/Victoria and overground. As well as being on a cycle highway! Pubs and restaurants plenty.

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

Which balconies would get the sunlight the most! Very important.

What is the best feature of your home:

The view! The ability to see the city and have a sense of space.

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5
Design
5
Location
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5
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Beautiful, relaxing development perfect for young couples and new families

Review Date Jun 2021

The flats are designed brilliantly. They are very light, comfortable, well heated in the winter and cool in the summer.

The gym and pool facilities are excellent, it’s such a bonus to have these facilities within a small distance. The concierge service can be unreliable with occasional packages going missing or scanned in under my housemate’s name.

The management of the building is good, I always feel safe and secure. However, the hot water does go off at least once a month. Issues are always quickly responded to but this is an inconvenience, especially in the summer.

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

The best thing is finding a space of peace and tranquility in a busy London borough. Good transport links too, it’s easy to get to Shoreditch but also to Finsbury Park. The bus links are excellent too.

There is a really strong internal community feel with lots of young couples and families. The area is well maintained with regular bin collection and the grass is always neatly cut and the wildlife is allowed to flourish.

It’s a shame that the Happy Man tree was cut down but I do understand why. I do wish there was a bar or a pub within walking distance. Sublime and 215 do excellent food, but a sports bar would be an excellent addition to the neighbourhood.

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

Nothing from me. Very insightful. We had a great video tour from our previous resident and the inventory was thorough and explained to us in person. I would recommend joining the Woodberry Down resident’s group as soon as you move in because people often buy and sell stuff and ask questions related to the development.

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

I wish that the hot water was more reliable and we could have fittings on the walls.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
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Woodberry down – what a place to live

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Review Date Jun 2021

The building management here are fantastic, they are always so happy and always helpful.

I feel the design of the buildings really considers the residents and the provisions make living here a dream.

Property management have been great. I had one issue with a leak which was quickly resolved by the property management.

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

I love living here. I feel it gives me the perfect balance for life, access to local amenities, greenery and the rest!

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

How hot it gets in summer… the amount of glazing really does make the temp soar at tjmes

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

I wouldn’t mind a bigger property…. Or an openable window in the living room.

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5
Design
5
Location
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5
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Wonderful location and we love our flat

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Review Date Jun 2021

The developer and the property management team have both been really good so far in our experience. Staff are always friendly and professional (especially Concierge and Giuseppe), and problems have all been resolved without any issue.
Facilities are to a high standard – the gym and pool feel like a hotel, albeit the gym isn’t the biggest.

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

Wonderful location we’re a stone’s throw from Green Lanes and 2 min walk to Manor House tube but development is well set back and there is hardly any traffic noise. Can be in Central London within 15 mins easily but location feels safe and peaceful.
Local parks Clissold and Finsbury, and the reservoirs, are all a short walk away and are all lovely. Quite rare to have such a great choice of green spaces within walking distance.
Cafes/ restaurants wise there are a few but not many, would be good to have a little more choice in this area. Handy to have a Post Office included in the development too.

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The parking situation – prices for secure underground parking are by far more than the cost of a decent car and extremely expensive. Spaces appear to be sold to investors routinely who believe it will add value to the property but who don’t have tenants with cars. Spaces sit empty (car park is never more than 1/3 full) or are rented out (despite letting being against the lease). I say all this as someone who does not own a car but doesn’t agree with this policy.

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

Air con! Although no doubt this would add to the cost and is not exactly eco friendly.
And more communal bins, these overflow every week. To be fair to Berkeley and the property management team however, there are a lot of people who lazily just leave their rubbish out and do not fold recycling.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Living in Woodberry down

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Review Date Jun 2021

Good to have facilities like concierge,gym and pool and extra private gardens/green space, different design of buildings and interior doesn’t give the feeling of being in a big block of apartments but more a neighborhood. Management overall good in all aspects

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

A lot of green areas / nature but close to the city, a good choice of restaurants not so far away. Tube less than 10 min walks away

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

Not really sure about this, it’s quite straight forward

What is the best feature of your home:

Balconies have a good size, make possible to actually use them and extend the living space

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Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Central

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Coworking

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Concierge

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Garden

Communal Gardens

Communal Gardens

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Gym

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Lounge

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Parking

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Spa

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

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