Birch Place,

Dukes Ride, Crowthorne

property description



Birch Place is a purpose built Retirement Living Plus development built by McCarthy & Stone, designed specifically for the over 70s, for those who wish to enjoy independent living but may need some extra care and support. There is an Estate Manager who leads the team and oversees the development. The apartment comprises of a fully fitted kitchen, fitted and tiled shower room, spacious bedroom and lounge. 24 hour emergency call system.
Communal facilities include a Club lounge where social events and activities take place, a function room, a wellbeing suite and landscaped gardens. There are fully equipped laundry rooms and a bistro restaurant serving freshly prepared meals daily. If your guests wish to stay, there is guest suite accommodation which can be booked (fees apply). There is a 24 hour emergency call system provided by a personal pendant and call points in your bedroom and bathroom as well as onsite management 24 hours a day.
One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge at Birch Place with additional services including care and support available at an extra charge. However, this can be from as little as 15 minutes per session which can be increased or decreased to suit your needs.
Situated in one of the most affluent areas in Berkshire, Crowthorne is a peaceful and picturesque village with plenty to offer retirees. Birch Place is in close proximity to the town centre that has the perfect mix of high street and independent shopping as well as a selection of coffee shops and restaurants. The town centre also benefits from a Lidl and Co-operative, providing you with local amenities for your every day needs. Dinton Pastures Country Park is ideal for leisurely walks with acres of tranquil woodland.

Entrance Hall

Front door with spyhole leads to the spacious entrance hall, the 24 hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system is in place. Illuminated light switches and smoke detector. From the hallway there is a door to a walk in storage and airing cupboard. Doors lead to the bedroom, living room and shower room.

Living Room with Balcony

A beautifully presented and spacious living room benefitting from having a southerly aspect and plenty of natural daylight. Glazed patio door with windows to side opening onto a walk out covered balcony overlooking the landscaped gardens. Ceiling light point, raised power points. Sky/Sky+. TV & telephone points. Partially glazed door leads onto a separate kitchen.


Fully fitted modern kitchen with an extensive range of high gloss wall and base units with coordinating work surfaces. Contemporary ceiling lights and plinth lighting. Stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap. There is an integrated fridge/freezer and a fitted waist height electric oven and microwave oven above. There is also a fitted electric ceramic hob with a stainless steel extractor over and splashback. Electrically operated window. Tiled flooring with underfloor heating.


A large double bedroom with door to walk-in wardrobe fitted with drawers, shelving and rails. TV and phone point and ceiling lights. Window with southerly aspect to allow ample natural light.

Shower Room

Modern bathroom fitted with; WC, vanity wash-hand basin with fitted furniture surround including storage below, illuminated mirror cabinet with integrated shaver point and down lights over, walk-in level access shower with thermostatically controlled shower. Fully tiled walls and wet room ceramic flooring, electric heated towel rail, grab rails, emergency pull cord and ceiling spot light. Tiled floor with underfloor heating.

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: £8,398.92 pa (for financial year ending 04/23)

Lease information

Lease Length: 999 years from 2018
Ground Rent: £435 p.a.
Ground rent review date: January 2033

Car Parking

Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is £250 per annum,. Permits are available on a first come, first served basis.


  • Estate Manager and 24 hour staffing
  • 24 hour emergency call system
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Communal Lounge for social activities
  • Bistro style Restaurant
  • Hairdressing Salon/Wellness suite
  • Guest suite for family or friends
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Laundry room
  • Mobility scooter store with charging points

Property Consultant

David Newton, Property Consultant - South East region

David Newton

0345 556 4120