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    Julia
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    Any members in Sanderstead or Coulsdon? I’m looking at moving and would welcome any general advice and feedback!

    #7211

    George
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    Hi there, I’m the proud owner of http://www.artrebellion.co.uk in Coulsdon which I run with my wife and a great team of local people. I have lived in both Wallington and Sanderstead and had researched all options when considering where to open my first high street business. To be honest with you in the beginning we never once considered Coulsdon as it had a reputation of being a very quiet town with not much going on. Since we opened back in 2010 its been a tough but great decision. The empty shops are opening up slowly with diverse businesses, like an interior designers, luxury children’s shoe shop and other large scale developments have begun which will only improve the area. Our business concept is very edgy and would not look out of place in Central London, Mayfair or Shoreditch and have only survived because the good people of Coulsdon have excepted what we have to offer, which means there are exciting times ahead for the high street. Please don’t get me wrong Coulsdon is still growing and hasn’t reached its full potential yet but change is happening, the council are spending money, businesses are now seeing the potential of the area and there is no reason why the high street can’t become that dissimilar to a Reigate or Banstead. The high street is surrounded by extremely affluent areas that require an upmarket high street so when it comes it should only drive the house prices up eventually. As for things to do in Coulsdon, there are the beautiful Farthing Downs where walkers and cyclists can spend hours exploring the great outdoors. There are an abundance of groups to join from writing clubs (coulsdon writers club) to art groups to yoga groups etc. Coulsdon has two train stations within 5 minutes walk of each other which will get you directly into Victoria or London Bridge within 25 minutes so commuting is excellent. Its only 10 mins from junction 7 of the M25 so you get to almost anywhere by car. Gatwick is literally 30 mins away so its perfectly located for a variety of travel requirements. I would say Coulsdon is a place with huge potential, its definitely changed for the best since we opened and we are expecting big things for the future too 🙂

    #7218

    jenny
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    @ilovecoulsdon great place with good links into the city on the edge of the countryside and 45 mins from the coast!

    #7351

    Lisa
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    Coulsdon is a great place to live. Good schools, connections to London & fab countryside on your doorstep in Farthing Downs & Banstead Woods.

    #11607

    Coulsdon has all the benifits of being near or almost in London, but without the crazy house prices. You get a lot for your money here and the standard of houses is good – lots of houses built in the 1930s building boom.

    The high street is undergoing a bit of a change – as are high streets everywhere, but we have a Cafe Nero, Boots, Santander/Lloyds/Barclays/NatWest banks. A very good Indian restaurant and a cracking Italian.

    The only downside to being here is that we’re under Croydon council and some of the planning decisions are a bit wacky; I wonder if anyone from Croydon council has ever been to Coulsdon!

    Did I mention we’re a 20min drive or train ride from Gatwick airport and a 45min drive from Brighton?

    Come and see for yourself 🙂

    #11451

    Zara
    Member

    I would like to ask a question, too… It’s about a company that provides its services in Coulsdon.

    I inherited an old property in the area. But it is in really bad condition. I need to fix it before I labeling it for sale. I guess I need end of tenancy or one-off cleaning. When I searched for these, I found this company – http://www.housekeeperslondon.co.uk/cleaners-coulsdon-cr5/ .

    Can you tell me something about it? Or suggest other company I can trust…

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 1 month ago by  Zara.
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    Carol
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    Hi Zara

    Don’t be too convinced that you have to fix it up for sale first. This type of property should attract lots of buyers, as people love to add value themselves.

    If you contact Walter & Mair Estate Agents in Coulsdon, they will be able to give you some sound advice on how to prepare it for market.

    I haven’t heard of those cleaners I am afraid, but i do have some i can recommend. Again if you contact Walter & Mair, they can advise.

    Many thanks

    Carol

    #11654

    Zara
    Member

    Hello Carol,

    Thank you for the useful information. I will contact this agency you suggest. I found this site on the web – http://www.walterandmair.co.uk/. I guess this is it. I am in no hurry to sell the property. I will wait for a really good price!

    Have a nice day!

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