Birch Place,

Dukes Ride, Crowthorne

property description



Birch Place is a purpose built Retirement Living Plus development opened in 2018 by McCarthy & Stone, designed specifically for the over 70s who wish to enjoy independent living but may need some extra assistance and support.

Crowthorne is a peaceful and attractive village with plenty to offer. Birch Place is located in a quiet residential area, equidistant from the railway station and the High Street where there are independent shops, cafes and restaurants as well as a Lidl and the Co-op, providing local amenities for everyday needs.

Entrance Hallway

Front door with spyhole leads to the exceptionally spacious entrance hall, with wall mounted emergency response and intercom system panel, radiator, illuminated light switches and smoke detector and two spacious storage cupboards. There is a guest cloakroom with a WC and wash hand basin with fitted vanity unit and illuminated mirror above.
The two bedrooms, living room and shower room are all accessed from the entrance hall.

Living Room

A spacious sunny living/dining room with plenty of natural daylight. There are 2 ceiling lights, a radiator, TV & telephone points. A partially glazed door leads into a separate kitchen.


Fully fitted modern kitchen with high gloss cupboard doors and coordinating work surfaces. The stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap sits beneath an electrically operated window, allowing plenty of natural light.

There are integrated NEFF appliances including fridge/freezer, microwave oven, ceramic hob with a stainless steel cooker hood, and mid height electric oven. Contemporary ceiling lights and plinth lighting. Tiled floor with underfloor heating.

Bedroom One

A large double bedroom with door to a generous walk-in wardrobe fitted with drawers, shelving and hanging rails. TV and phone point, radiator and emergency pull cord. Ceiling lights and window.

Bedroom Two

A second spacious double bedroom with radiator, TV and phone point and emergency pull cord. Ceiling lights and window.

Shower Room

Fitted shower room featuring a stylish rain shower, level access and slip resistant tiling with underfloor heating. Modern suite comprising close-coupled WC and wash basin with fitted vanity surround including storage below and an illuminated mirror above with integrated shaver point. Tiled walls, heated towel rail, grab rails, emergency pull cord and ceiling spot light.

Separate WC

Part tiled walls and floor, WC, wash basin with vanity unit below and mirror above.

Communal Facilities

•Home Owners lounge where social events and activities take place,
•bistro restaurant serving freshly prepared meals daily.
•fully equipped laundry room
•guest suite (for a small charge).
•2 lifts to all floors
•landscaped gardens
•24 hour emergency call system
•24 hour onsite management

Maintenance of these facilities is covered by a Service Charge which also includes the cost of the Estate Manager, water rates, 24 hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas and all external window cleaning, exterior property maintenance and gardening.

Additional domestic services and personal assistance are available at an extra charge. This can be from as little as 15 minutes per session, which can be increased or decreased to suit your needs.
The Service Charge does not cover costs such as Council Tax, electricity or TV for individual apartments. To find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant.

Service Charge (Breakdown)

• Cleaning of communal windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24 hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
• Buildings insurance
One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge

The Service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV, but does include the cost of your Estates Manager, your water rates, the 24 hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas and all external window cleaning, exterior property maintenance and gardening. To find out more about service charges please contact your Resales Property Consultant.

Service Charge: £11,141.88 pa (for financial year ending 04/23)

Lease Information

Lease Length: 999 years from 2018
Ground Rent: £510 p.a.
Ground rent review date: January 2033

Car Parking

Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is £250 per annum.


  • Estate Manager & 24 hour on-site staff
  • 24 hour emergency call system
  • Communal Lounge where social events take place
  • Bistro Restaurant
  • Guest suite for visiting family or friends
  • Wellness/Hairdressing suite
  • Additional support packages available
  • Two Bedroom Second Floor Retirement Apartment
  • Modern Fitted Kitchen
  • Shower Room & Separate Guest Cloaks/WC

Property Consultant

David Newton, Property Consultant - South East region

David Newton

0345 556 4120