This is, to my eyes, a big development. But the block we are in works well. Our flat is well designed and sufficiently spacious. Nothing in our flat has yet stopped working, though there are niggles with the window catches, and the quality of the other fittings is such that we do have to be a bit careful. The lifts are rarely out of service and the hot water/central heating generally works.
I enjoy using the gym and swimming pool which are well kept and well tended. I don’t do the exercise classes, but I do have a good view of the outdoor sessions from my balcony.
The gardens are lovely and full of song birds.
Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
We did a fair amount of research before choosing a 2 year old building (Odell House) in Woodberry Down. The location is almost perfect. We have a view over the reservoir with the open water swimming, and occasional sailboats and canoes. Between us and the reservoir is a grassed planted area. Right now it’s busy with people playing, sitting in the sun and using the excellent kiddies play park. All around us are parks, Finsbury, Clissold, Springfield. All delightful. And from Manor House tube we will go tomorrow directly to Heathrow (mainly because the government told us not to). King’s Cross and Eurostar are also close by.
Shops, restaurants and so on actually on the estate are few, but pretty good quality. A walk to Green Lanes finds that such facilities are numerous, but of variable quality.
Parking isn’t easy. We are not allowed a resident’s permit, and car spaces in the basement are expensive. Fortunately our bike spaces are totally free.
We are content.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
There is nothing we wish we had known before moving in. The flat is very much wat we expected. The things we have discovered whilst here have generally pleased us and relate to the area. How close the River Lee is,for example
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
politely and with respect, but a couple of issues remain to be resolved