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The Corbett’s coveted homes

The Community 

The Corbett Estate is an area within the Catford Community, not only is it filled with alluring architecture but the residents are the heartbeat and lifeblood of SE6. So often we will do a viewing on a property and a prospective purchaser will ask “who are the neighbors”, “what is the community like”, “Is it safe”. When you can reply and tell people that it genuinely is a great and thriving community it certainly helps and goes a long way to making somebody feel comfortable in making one of the biggest financial decision they will make in their life. A real testament to this would be how many people move within the Corbett Estate and stay there whilst just upsizing. “We love it here, it’s just time to move on” is a phrase heard a lot when valuing a Corbett Property.  

Hosting a whole bunch of child friendly activity throughout the year there really is a warming community and sense of togetherness. Whether it be the Corbett Advent Calendar Trail where the children (and adults)!! Can go along the trail and see the pictures in peoples windows, or the Halloween trick or treat get together there is always something going on in the community. Not to mention the roads that close once a year for summer street parties!  

A hidden gem of green space in an busy spot of London can sometimes be difficult to find but the Abbotshall Healthy lifestyle center certainly will give you your fix of green spaces or green fingers. Hidden deep in the Corbett estate there are amazing activities which take place from footy training where kids dream of becoming the next Harry Kane, or gardening classes where kids may dream of becoming the next Alan Titchmarsh?

The Construction

It was built in 1896 by Archibald Corbett who had a vision of bringing together a community, building sufficient homes within walking distance of Hither Green Station which was commissioned a year before. A vision of 3,000 homes began to take shape, and other than some which were hit by bombs in the war they are just as beautiful and ooze character like they did more than 100 years ago. When you view a Corbett Estate house you will generally be taken aback as to how much wider they are than the average terrace house you will find in South East London. If it is space, character, community and easy access to transport to London in under 20 minutes a viewing of a Corbett Estate house is a must!

 

Social media unites

In the world that we live in today Social Media is at the tip of everybody’s fingers and they say worldwide the average usage in 145 minutes a day! Don’t just take my word for how unified this community is have a look at the socials, whether that be taking inspiration from the Corbett Instagrammers or the Corbett Resident’s Association on Facebook.

Stanfords are supporters of the local community, Lettings and Estate Agents in Catford including the Corbett and Culverley Estates.