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
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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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.

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

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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Good development but building needs some work

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Review Date Jun 2021

Design of the development seems good. The gym is okay but is small and not very well equipped. We have had lots of problems with the hot water this year which cuts off for hours at a time. There must be an u dwelling problem that is not being fixed. If that was fixed it would be a great place to live.

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

Excellent open spaces and area of London. Very close to underground. Only one small supermarket but more in a half hour walk. Feel safe most of the time.

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That the hot water will cut off many times! That the gym is tiny with very limited equipment.

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

Building management are usually very responsive to any problems

3
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Best place to live in London

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Review Date Jun 2021

The buildings have a clean, modern architecture, all areas are easily accessible and the concierges are extremely polite.

My only negative point is the sofa that the landlord placed on the property, it is extremely uncomfortable and is at odds with everything a Berkley building has to offer. He lacked sensitivity and look, it wasn’t for lack of talking and complaining to the JLL agent. I even asked them to remove the day for me to buy another one and even so I was offered a proposal that I consider disproportionate.

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

We have several positive aspects, supermarkets, pub, tube, parks with 2 lakes. There are no negative points worth mentioning.

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

When I saw the development in this region Woodberry Down I was in love with the facilities that are offered near the buildings as well as the parks with lush nature

What is the best feature of your home:

Everything works perfectly, the spaces were thought out and intelligently designed and the equipment chosen is the best on the market.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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A really nice modern living experience in a beautiful hidden spot of North London

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Review Date Jun 2021

The building itself is nice and modern. The flat is clean and has all the facilities I’d hope for. It’s a good size two, for a two-bedroom property. There was Hyperoptic fibre broadband already installed by a previous tenant, which is fast and reliable.

Dealing with the concierge can be a bit of a mixed experience. It’s great to have someone there to be on hand to receive your post when it arrives. But during the pandemic it was a bit annoying, because we’ve been in the whole time anyway. And sometimes a parcel might go missing – or the concierge will be away from the desk when you go to visit. But the staff are nice and friendly.

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

There’s a limited range of shops and restaurants in the local area, though it is growing. Having the Sainsbury’s right on your doorstep is super handy. And the new 215 Hackney café is great.

Transport-wise, it’s ok. Walking down into Church Street doesn’t take too long, and we’re close to both the Manor House underground (Piccadilly Line) and Stamford Hill overground.

I don’t drive, but sometimes visitors can struggle to find a space nearby – and the pay+display is quite expensive. There’s an underground carpark, but it’s quite difficult to get a spot, even temporarily, despite it being only half full most of the time.

There isn’t much noise other than from families visiting the reservoir on nice days.

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

The bugs! During hot weather you’ll get a lot of flies from the reservoir if you’ve got your windows open.

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

We don’t deal with the landlord directly. Our agency – JLL – seem to know what they’re doing. Reporting maintenance issues has been quick, but not always that effective. It’s taken multiple people multiple visits to come and fix something simple like replacing a fan filter.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
3
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great development with some improvements welcome

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Review Date Jun 2021

the facilities are great and the concierges are well trained and knowledgable. the design is great although our flat only has balcony access through bedrooms rather than through the front room which is a shame. the facilities are sometimes out of order and it would he nice to have more communal outside areas with bbqs. the flats also get very hot in the summer, air conditioning would have been good.

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

there is very little parking availability for temporary guests, sometimes there is traffic on the road. pubs are good and shops are within 20 minute walk. overall the area is very pretty though

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

that the flats can get really hot in the summer. fans are essential

What is the best feature of your home:

the interior design and styling is great and the concierge is very useful.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
4
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Great location & views, and a good flat

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Review Date Jun 2021

The building itself is very nice, with a nice concierge area & great views.

There are a few issues with the building design however. There are two lifts, but they are controlled separately, so you need to guess at which one will be faster to call. The stairs are also poorly designed, as I have to duck going down them. In addition, the actual concierge who receives deliveries is in a different building, which is inconvenient.

In terms of the flat itself, there are some clear design flaws as well. Some of the doors open the wrong way – in order to leave the main bathroom and close the door, you need to open the main living room door. The light switch for the main bathroom door is also on the wrong side of the room. If the ensuite bathroom door is open, then opening the bedroom door will hit it. It is also complicated to close the windows, and you really need two people to do it. As well as this there is no doorbell which can be rung from outside, and the bathroom sinks drain extremely slowly, making them hard to clean.

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

There are lots of good shops nearby, with a Sainsbury’s Local & Post Office basically next to the flat, and only around a 10-15 minute walk from a shopping complex with a large Sainsbury’s, Homebase, Boots etc.

The transport links are very good, with Manor House station extremely close and Finsbury Park also relatively nearby.

In terms of living on the street, parking & bins are controlled by the development, so they are great. There’s no anti-social behaviour and the traffic noise is fine.

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

There is no doorbell to ring from outside, so you have to go down to let people in.

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

Have the doors open in the right way so that they don’t hit each other if too many are open.

4
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
3
Value
4
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great spot to live!

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Review Date Jun 2021

Love living here! Well built for sound-proofing – can’t hear neighbours. Great quality appliances etc
Property team are so lovely and extremely helpful. Common areas always well cleaned.
Building has access to the facilities gym and pool – both of which are lovely.

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

– Handy to the tube for transport links to London
– Easy to access all the delights of Stoke Newington + Finsbury Park
– Lovely gardens downstairs
– No traffic noise – buildings are extremely sound proof

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

current internet providers can be a bit patchy with service

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

issue with window – which was rather complex but was resolved with constant communication from teams

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
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Amazing place to live

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Review Date Jun 2021

My building is great. My particular apartment has a separate kitchen island which allows for easy entertainment with guests over and a good balcony view. The building contains a concierge service which is fantastic and very friendly. Always reliable and excellent at their jobs. Never had an issue with anything regarding property management, but I imagine any would get resolved very quickly. Love living here.

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

The local area is a lively and community like atmosphere. There are several local amenities nearby and very close tube links that allows easy access to the rest of London. There is a great pub right next door to my flat that is beautiful in the sun. Very aesthetically pleasing place to live.

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

How useful a concierge service is! Also the gym/pool facilities are located in a different building to the one I live in.

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

Because my flat is located next the nearby pub, there are occasional food smells that drift from the kitchen, although this is not really a big deal.

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Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Generally good, can be noisy

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Review Date Jun 2021

Haven’t used many of the facilities e.g the swimming pool etc. yet due to covid. Concierge is good and generally helpful, although it does often mean that parcels are delivered straight there without the delivery service ringing the bell for the flat first which can be inconvenient

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

Transport links are good, close to Manor House station. quite a noisy area in terms of traffic considering the roads mostly just give access to the apartments.

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

It would have been useful to know that the heating provider can’t be changed

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

No there have not been any issues raised to the management

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
4
Management
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A bright and convenient place to live

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Review Date Jun 2021

Sound proofing of neighbours and other floors is excellent. I am grateful the building has a lot of natural light. The front desk always responds promptly and are very helpful. Small things: the placement of light switches within the property hallway is not well thought out, you have to turn all the lights off at night from one end and walk to the other in total darkness. Also the toilet flush being behind the lid means you have to close it every time

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

Parking availability can be bad, and there is not a good selection of supermarkets nearby for those who don’t have a car to do a weekly household shop (though the Sainsburys is very convenient). Transport links are very good, and everything to do with refuse is managed well

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

That you can use the underground parking temporarily for moving in/out or buying furniture

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

Very well and promptly. There were some issues with our smart meter installation and they were very helpful in a timely manner

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Beautiful surroundings and calm city life

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Review Date Jun 2021

The development is beautiful and merges nature with city living. The buildings are well designed and landscaped. The facilities are excellent and well organised by the building management company, although as a relatively new development there are still niggles to be addressed.

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

Wonderful setting and escape from the city noise while still a lot of walkable areas and great restaurants in Stoke Newington.

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

There is still a lot of development and building work

What is the best feature of your home:

Access to great facilities and a beautiful communal garden

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
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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

Parking

Parking

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Play Area

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Spa

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Swimming Pool

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