Woodberry Down, N4

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Berkeley Homes
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Ranked 3rd out of 42 in Hackney
4.30 (289 reviews) 4.30 (289 reviews)
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4.32
Facilities
4.34
Design
4.35
Location
3.90
Value
3.89
Management

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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614 sq ft
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An Amazing Place!!

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Verified Resident
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.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Great place to live in N. London, though as with anywhere – not perfect!

Review Date Jul 2021

Nicely designed flats, with lots of light and space, and plenty of green areas outside. However, I would say the quality inside isn’t perfect (e.g. wall painting is only a single coat so chips easily, quite a few things that needed snagging), and the noise insulation from flats above is ok but should be better for a flat in this price range.

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Perfect area located between reservoirs and the wetland walk, Finsbury Park and Clissold Park. Very quiet, but with plenty of good local amenities (Sainsburys, grocers, Post Office, various cafes, pub, etc.)

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Nearby construction work to the West (the last of the development) can sometimes get noisy, though it appears this is nearing completion and the work is done at sociable hours.

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

Better noise insulation from the above floor……

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Very modern, clean, friendly.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2021

Building is very nice to live in. The design is really modern and has some really nice touches. I’d say the only downside is the small kitchens which are part of the living room so any cooking smells and noises are also in the living room. Also slightly limited storage space for people with decent amount of belongings.

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

Good number and variety of local shops, useful small supermarket, post office as well as restaurants and bars. Really nice open spaces with the reservoirs and Finsbury Park so close.

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

Mobile signal seems to be not the best for all providers.

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

Really well and quickly, had a couple of issues and they have responded solving the problems.

5
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
5
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Amazing area.

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Review Date Jun 2021

Again, the facilities are a huge plus for us.
The concierge team is amazing. Nothing to report in terms of development.
We also appreciate how everything’s been managed with COVID. Social distancing has been in place.
The staff in the gym is very friendly

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

We’ve been enjoying the area a lot. The facilities are a big plus.
The only down side is that the road (Woodberry Grove) gets very busy and thus noisy.

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

I wish we knew about the road getting busy.

What is the best feature of your home:

Facilities and quality of our flat – also, we love on a studio, but it’s never been too tight for us, even while working from home. Flats layouts are ++++

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Poorly finished

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Review Date Jun 2021

So much potential but the details are lacking! Woodberry wetlands in undoubtedly a beautiful place to live but sadly the finish of the Berkeley homes is really shoddy and poorly executed. The flat I live in costs close to a million. But I’m looking out of my window at an unfinished roof terrace full of building detritus such a screws and expanding foam and bits of cable. There’s also some roof vents which haven’t had their covers fitted and so to stop water getting in they’ve been gaffa taped up. Looks absolutely unsightly! Apparently it’s going to be like this until October which will be a full year since some residents moved in.

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

Woodberry wetlands is beautiful but Manor House station is full of cracked out homeless people. There’s lots of supermarkets but we are lacking things like a nice cafe or bakery.

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

The nearest greggs is Finsbury Park!

What is the best feature of your home:

The views will eventually be amazing but currently we are looking at the developers shipping containers.

5
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
2
Value
2
Management
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Great value!

Review Date Jun 2021

Spot on and respectful across the board.
The design and built of the development is wonderful with great amenities. Spa & Gym and full service as well as quite and peaceful walks by the water reservoir, make this offering a fantastic value of money and service.

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There aren’t many options around in regards to shops, bars, and restaurants. The neighbourhood used to be an underdeveloped area but close to a water reservoir. The management company bought the land and massively improved while utilising and protecting the water reservoir.
Short walk to Finsbury Park, and water reservoir activities such as climbing and water sports. Parking is only option via the building but at an increase price. Street parking only to permit holders. Construction of more development is pretty loud at the moment.

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

Construction noise.

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

If I had to change something it would be how loud the street and construction can be. However the insulation is pretty good so not massive changes.

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Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Beautiful place to live!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2021

The facilities of the development has amazing facilities, depending of the building where you are there are gyms, one of them has a pool and residents love it.
There is a concierge who can take your parcels if you are not home.

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Woodberry down is an amazing place to live, the location it’s just beautiful, there are amazing walks around the reservoir and it’s really close to church Street.

There wasn’t any antisocial behaviour or traffic noise, it’s a calm place.

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

I wish I knew how beautiful the place it was and I would have move before to that area.

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

I will make it a bit more modern as it was one of the first ones build, the landlord needed to put new white goods.

5
Facilities
5
Design
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.

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

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.

4
Facilities
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.

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

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.

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Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Balcony

Balcony

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Bike Parking

Central

Central

Coworking

Coworking

Concierge

Concierge

Garden

Garden

Communal Gardens

Communal Gardens

Gym

Gym

Lounge

Lounge

Parking

Parking

Play Area

Play Area

Resident Events

Resident Events

Spa

Spa

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

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