We have been living in this beautiful development for a year and a bit. The layout of our flat is great for young kids, because the kitchen is open plan, which has been really good for us, and it’s very safe, as it’s a lateral apartment. The walls are very solid and so we have never heard our neighbours, and they tell me they have never heard my kids screaming, which is pretty amazing. The whole flat has air cooling and heating; which works well and comes on very quickly. Therefore, no radiators for toddlers to burn themselves on. Also, the windows are very safe for kids, only opening a few inches (as we live a few floors up) and the terrace door are big and solid and our toddlers can’t open these. Also, my husband travels sometimes, and I feel very safe here with my kids. As well as the security doors and porters, we also have a control panel which allows you to talk to the concierge, which is very comforting. You can also put the system on do not disturb when the babies are sleeping. The pool is amazing, especially during week days when it is usually empty, and you can bring in a swimming instructor for your kids, but the only downside is the tiling is lethal; really slippery when wet. A lot of families book the cinema room for their kids and their friends, especially for birthday parties. Ours are a bit young but surprisingly this facility gets fully booked really quickly, as you book a week in advance and people hover on the website to book the slot they want. In terms of the immediate surroundings, there is a nice little park on Chancellor’s Road with a little playground, literally a few minutes walk, and there is a brand new nursery there too. The pub below, the Blue Boat, does a good Sunday roast, and it has a family atmosphere on weekends. I’ve also met other mums in the development with young kids, which is nice, and the kids can run around outside in the fountains and on the pedestrianised walkways very safely, with the biggest danger being cyclists whizzing about. The new Tesco under the building is open until 10pm and has been super handy for me – saving us on many occasions for a nappy or milk run. Overall I would really recommend Fulham Reach – especially if you have young kids.
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