I really love the fact the my apartment has a westward facing view, so I get the beautiful sunsets in the evening, and the view from my balcony looks across the beautiful gardens and lake. The lights around the lake give a romantic atmosphere, and the running water of the lake is so peaceful and relaxing, I’ve often slept with the window open in this hot weather, and the gentle running of the water has helped me to fall asleep easily. Some of the buildings in the development are not yet complete, so I can’t comment on the design of those, but with regards to the building I am in, I think the building design is really nice, and the interior design is also top class, with spacious rooms within the flat; and the flooring, white appliances and cupboards that the flats come with give an overall very modern and high quality look and feel.
I also love the spotlights in the kitchen and bathroom – just wish they would have put spotlights in the living room too – they make the rooms look more luxurious and warm!
The facilities are fine – there is no concierge or gym, but I am happy to be without these, as I already have a gym membership, and haven’t had any issues with deliveries.
With regards to building and property management, I would say they take good care of the gardens, and the building itself has been kept clean, although not all the street lights outside of the buildings are switched on – not sure why this is, but would be great for this to happen soon to make it feel safer. It would also be nice if the other buildings also got chairs in the main foyers, like Marquess House has, and maybe some sort of artwork or something in the main foyer to make it more homely. The other thing I think that it’s missing is the recycling bins – I think these will be coming at some point, but would be nice to have this sooner rather than later.
Also, I just wanted to mention that the showrooms were also very well decorated, showing off the flats in a beautiful manner, and gave me ideas on how to decorate mine too!
Overall, I’m very happy with my flat, and love living here.
Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
The view from my balcony is amazing, and the transport links are good too:
– 226 bus from just outside the development (Ealing Brodway-Golders Green)
– 95 bus is about 5 mins walk away (Southall-Shepherds Bush)
– Park Royal Station is about 7 mins walk (Picadilly line)
– Hanger Lane Station is about 12-15 min walk (Central line).
The gardens and lake are beautiful, and the distance between the development and the office is also good. The balcony/terrace is lovely and spacious, and has doors to it from the living room and bedroom which is a very nice touch.
The only downside is the nearest local shop is a 10 minute walk, and the nearest supermarket is a 15 minute walk to Asda. I know we will be getting a Co-op within the development soon, so this is only a temporary drawback, and I’m really looking forward to this happening, along with the other amenities we were advised we would be getting (Nursery, Doctors Surgery, hair dressers etc).
With regards to the other amenities in the area, there is a B&Q which is not too far, and the Park Royal Leisure Park is about a 10 min walk, with a good amount of restaurants and entertainment (cinema, gym, and a bowling alley). As mentioned above, the transport links are good – the 95 bus route is very handy, getting me to Westfields White City in 20 mins (or by central line too), and the 226 to Ealing in 10-15 mins, so the area is well connected. My journey time to work is about the same as in my previous place, despite being slightly further out, so I’m happy with the transport links. The only thing I wish were the trains were a bit more regular – I was very used to my previous area having a train every couple of minutes, whereas now sometimes you can be waiting as long as 8-12 mins (which is not terrible either, just different to what I was used to and have to plan my leaving times better!).
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
To be honest, I don’t think there are any that I can think of.
What is the best feature of your home:
This is hard, as there are many things that I love about my new home, but if I had to choose one, it would be the view of the gardens and lake from the spacious balcony that I have.