8th September 2021
An Insight into One of Brighton's Most Vibrant Areas from Your Local Independent Estate Agent.
As the main route out of the city leading towards Ditchling, Fiveways boasts many attractions, including a wide range of independent shops, cafes and amenities.
Being one of the longest serving established businesses to be based at the intersection of the five roads that give the area its name, our Maslen Estate Agents branch there is headed up by Associate Director PaulWilkinson M.N.A.E.A.
Having joined us in 2008, Paul started his career as a Junior Negotiator at Alliance & Leicester Property Services in Kemp Town. Now happily married, an Amex season ticket holder and the proud father of three, he understands fully the value of living in a family friendly area.
"I was born in Brighton and grew up in Woodingdean," Paul says. "I have also lived in Hove and the Seven Dials area of Brighton, and I've worked as an Estate Agent in Preston Park & Fiveways for over 20 years."
Strangely Fiveways is named after the junction of four roads, but Ditchling Road counts twice because it doesn't end there!
The area is generally agreed to cover roads up from Preston
Park and Surrenden Road, with Ditchling Road and Hollingdean making up the
other roughly hewn boundaries that make it so popular with families.
Five reasons to love Fiveways
As well as an eclectic mix of independent shops such as
Fiveways Fruits and Living at Fiveways, the collection of stores around the
central hub of the cross-roads features a pet shop, COOP and a popular Greene
King pub as well as the ever popular Tilt Coffee Shop and Flour Pot Bakery.
Public transport services are particularly good with regular buses into the city centre and mainline train services from Preston Park offering a direct route into London.
Preston Park itself is a major attraction for the whole of
Brighton however Blakers Park with its tennis courts, cafe and historic clock
tower sits nestled away between Southdown Road and Clevedon Road offering more
hidden away gem for locals to enjoy.
Fiveways is also renowned for the number of artists of various disciplines living and working closely together, and the 'Artists Trail' that offers open house viewings is a popular attraction that showcases their various talents several times a year.
One of the biggest reasons the area is so family friendly is because it falls within the catchment areas of some of the city's best schools.
"Schools in the area are probably the key
attraction," Paul explains. "All the while that the local schools
remain as good as they are, Fiveways will always be a popular choice for
families," he adds.
The housing stock
Properties in the area range from terraced homes and flats, to large Victorian and Edwardian villas, many of which were built in the 1890s.
"At Maslen Fiveways we sell a large variety of properties," Paul points out. "Studio flats right through to large detached family homes, with the majority being 3-4 bedroom terraced houses."
When the first lockdown of 2019 caused the property market to shut down entirely for several weeks it simply lead to the effect of a dam bursting when things opened up again.
"Having had one of the busiest 12 months I've experienced in the industry the market does seem to be settling down and is not quite as frenzied as it has been," Paul explains. "However, we are still extremely busy and I think that's because we are well known for giving honest and sound advice," he adds.
"We put a lot of effort into what we do and we will
always work hard to achieve good results for our clients."
If you'd like to know more about living in Fiveways or you would like an up to date valuation of your home contact Paul today on 01273 566 777.
Maslens as a whole were really friendly and professional. I have to thank and congratulate Paula Carter for being superb at her job and exceeding m...
Ms Warren Hove
Very thorough & very informative.
Mr Michnowicz Waldegrave Road
The Woodingdean team were very friendly and approachable.
Mrs Palmer Pitt Gardens
All the staff I dealt with were excellent. Sharon worked really hard to complete the sale.
Mrs Bent Falmer Gardens
Service exceeded my expectations overall at all stages of the process - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. Thanks.
Ms Greene Lewes Road
Brilliant. Well done to Sharon and the Woodingdean team.
Ms Curtis The Ridgway
Paula's role was brilliant. Having someone office based and available was so appreciated and her promptness an impressive service - every Estate Agent...
Ms Wynn-Jones Baxter Street
Very impressed with all dealings with Maslen. Paula Carter was in particular very knowledgeable and helpful.
Mr McBlane Hove
I would recommend Maslen to anyone.
Mrs Tripp Woodingdean
Quality advice about when and how to sell, which was spot on. Thank you.
Miss Coleman Buller Road
Thank you. We found all the staff knowledgeable and really pleasant to deal with.
Ms Ansloos Lewes Road
I have bought and sold 7 properties, and this was the best experience of an estate agents services I have found.
Mrs Shepherd Hertford Road
Please thank Paula at Lewes Road - Excellent service.
Mr & Mrs Nuthall Lewes Road
Great service, always polite and friendly. Excellent contact and info all the way.
Mr Wells Bishops Road
I wish we had used you to sell our property! Nice to meet honest people, who are genuinely interested in helping. Very pleased.
Mrs Porter Taunton Road
First class service. Friendly and professional.
Mr Thorne The Avenue
Outstanding service from Sharon. James is an asset to Maslens & Harvey was so helpful and polite.
Ms Cianchetta Selhurst Road
Very professional service. Thank you!
Miss New & Mr Jackson Buller Road
Graham Griffin provided us, and continues to provide us, will all-round excellent advice. We trust his knowledge and expertise.
Mr Blackmore & Ms O'Sullivan Financial Services
The sale was dealt with swiftly, professionally and successfully. Thank you Maslen!
Mrs Lincoln Hove
Nick and Paula are total stars! They were incredibly supportive and present throughout. Thank you!
Miss O'Haire Hove
From start to finish the sale was dealt with in a thoroughly professional manner.
Mr Gibbs Lewes Road
I was new to the area and viewed a lot of properties with a lot of different agents. Maslens were by far the best I came in contact with, so when i...
Mr & Mrs Heer Lewes Road
Sold within 2 weeks for asking price "excellent!"
Mr Grundy Bishops Road
The whole team were very committed from start to finish.
Mr Pilgrim Lewes Road
Sharon and her team could not have done more in what was a difficult sale.
Ms Daly Woodingdean
Very happy with the service we got from you guys, everyone we dealt with was extremely friendly, professional and helpful. Thanks!
Mr Brown Titian Road
Sharon was excellent, she kept us informed at all stages and was a really calming objective influence in the process.
Ms Frederick Channel View Road
It was an amazing experience, everyone involved were fantastic.
Mr & Mrs Knight Woodingdean
Very pleased with the service. Many thanks to Sharon and the boys!
Mr Flynn Woodingdean
Very, very happy we chose you, felt right from the start! Thank you!
Miss Blackadder Coniston Court, Holland Road
Our local office manager, Sharon Wareham was warm and friendly and kept us up to date at all times.
Mr Hope The Brow
Ben and Paula were calm and reassuring throughout a very difficult process!
Ms Easterbrook Bear Road
Paula was absolutely amazing!
Mr & Mrs MacKay Lewes Road
Compared to your rivals, your service was excellent
Ms McGrigor Milner Road
Very pleased with the excellent service throughout. Professional, friendly, efficient and no hard sell. Achieved above asking price. Thank you!
Mr Witten Lewes Road
Cannot express our appreciation enough of all the efforts made by the Woodingdean team - they were fantastic.
Mr John Mogridge Woodingdean
Many thanks to Nick. It was an easy process thanks to you! I'm extremely satisfied with how the sale went, great job.
Ms Mayanobe Aymer Road
Very impressed with the efficient and friendly service, the staff were a pleasure to deal with.
Mr & Mrs Gill Lewes Road
All very professional, kept updated throughout. Very pleased - Would recommend.
Mrs Hammond Hove
Thanks David, all very professional.
Mrs Flowers Foxdown Road
Very good service and communication. Paula was excellent.
Mr & Mrs Scarboro 1 Pevensey Road
Thanks for an excellent service.
Mr King Hove
Very comprehensive and professional. Nice people to work with and highly recommended.
Mr Alderton Ladysmith Road
Good team. Straightforward. No nonsense.
Mr Standing Newmarket Road
Sharon was amazing! She kept us up to date the whole way through the process. We cannot fault Sharon or the rest of her team.
Mr & Mrs Ashley Woodingdean
A really good experience.
Mr Tibble Lewes Road
Superb service as usual, I would always recommend you.
Ms S Hike Blackthorn Close
Excellent customer service throughout. I will definitely recommend you, and use you again. Thank you.
Ms Longley Kingsbury Street
We were very pleased with services provided by the Fiveways office.
Mr & Mrs Sawyer Shaftesbury Road
Excellent service as always
Mr Field Ringmer Road
Already recommended you! Thank you.
Mr Edwards The Ridgway
Very impressive - professional and friendly, both Martin Timms and Paula Carter were excellent at keeping in contact with sensible advice based on...
Mrs O'Connor Hove
A good team at Woodingdean helped us through a stressful time.
Mr & Mrs Penton Sycamore Close
Paula is amazing!
Ms Aspnall Gladstone Place
Excellent service from the Lewes Road branch. Martin Timms secured a quick sale & at a good price & Paula Carter worked really hard to secure...
Ms Schulte Bear Road
Best Agents in Brighton.
Mrs Field Tarner Road
Very impressed with the service. Sharon Wareham works tirelessly, very professionally and is always there for advice.
Miss Matthews Kipling Avenue
Thank you for everything!
Ms Tucker Willow Close
Sharon, Harvey and James were all excellent - very professional. Totally opposite to what I have experienced with other agents. Maslen have restore...
Ms Lyons Woodingdean
Paul Wilkinson was extremely helpful and efficient. The only problem was the vendors solicitor and Paul warned me of this. A good transaction all r...
Mr Lavender Fiveways
Excellent communication and advice throughout. It felt very reassuring to be in good hands.
Mrs Brooker Buller Road
Paula was fabulous and we felt really informed and supported.
Mr & Mrs Walker Lewes Road
Paul was absolutely brilliant.
Mrs Tasker Fiveways
We cannot recommend Maslen's estate agents enough.
Many thanks to Paul, Donna, Janette and the...
Linda & Les Wigmore Close
It was a long, drawn out process that the people at Maslen helped me through, without the impression that it was a chore. So extremely professional...
Mr McLagan Lewes Road
As always, an excellent service.
Mr & Mrs Field Lewes Road
A completely painless experience from start to finish. Thank you.
Mr Woolven & Mrs Bessant-Woolven Lewes Road
The staff were very helpful, an excellent service. I would recommend you to others.
Miss Hockly Fiveways
We were very impressed with the Nick from start to finish.
Mr & Mrs Smith Lewes Road
We were delighted with the service received from all the staff with whom we had contact,
Dr Crichton The Ridgway
Hugely impressed with Ben & his team.
Mrs Mead Upper Lewes Road
Excellent Service from start to finish.
Mr T Mole Cromwell Road
In February 2016 I was looking to buy and sell very rapidly. Competition among buyers at the time was very high. Sharon @ the Woodingdean branch sh...
Ms Helen Lyons Woodingdean
Ben was particularly enthusiastic and helpful. Martin, Paula, Sam and Will are all hard workers.
Ms Goodey Franklin Road
Very pleased with the experience. I would definitely recommend you and use you again.
Ms D Edmonds Horton Road
The whole team were excellent, each one of them felt like family. Sharon had a lot of sorting to do at times but coped very well, a true profession...
Mr Vernon Woodingdean
Sharon was excellent - kept us well informed, thank you so much!
Ms Waters Cowley Drive
Extremely efficient. Nick and Paula are excellent. The weekly phone calls were much appreciated.
Ms Gray Lewes Road
I found the service to be courteous, friendly and efficient.
Mr Upton Buller Road
Harvey was helpful and easily reachable at the beginning of the process and Sharon kept us informed and was always happy to help.
Ms Murch & Ms Mapa Ticehurst Road
Thank you Maslens, you were all excellent!
Miss Jasper Taunton Road
Best Estate Agents ever experienced - professional, approachable, competent and exemplary.
Mr & Mrs Guest Riley Road
Fantastic service. By far the best agents we have ever used, I cannot recommend you highly enough.
Mr Field Mafeking Road
You were amazingly helpful throughout - a real pillar of strength with a very difficult sale.
Mrs Parkin Fiveways
A very positive experience - I had most contact with the Fiveways office and they were so friendly and helpful.
Ms A King Balfour Road
The team worked very hard over a long period to ensure my sale went through - excellent service!
Mr Patrick Gladstone Terrace
All agents at Maslen were extremely helpful and polite from the beginning to the completion of sale.
Mr Johnson Fiveways
Thank you Paul and Archie, you gave an excellent service, as well as Kelly. I look forward to working with you again.
Mr White Fiveways
A very committed team who made the sale process very easy.
Ms Rees Ticehurst Road
Exceptional service throughout the process - should we decide to sell in the future we wouldn't hesitate to use your agency. You're a cut above the...
Ms Windels & Mr Barham Fiveways
First class service from a first class team.
Mr & Mrs English The Ridgway
Very helpful and patient team.
Mrs Shea Selborne Place
An efficient, professional and friendly service. Helpful and a pleasure to do business with.
Mr Beddington Brading Road