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

Living Room and Balcony

A very well presented and spacious living/dining room with a glazed patio door and windows to side opening onto a walk-out balcony, ideal for a small bistro set. There is a feature fireplace, 2 ceiling lights, a radiator, TV & telephone points. A partially glazed door leads into a separate kitchen.

Power points throughout the apartment are conveniently placed at waist height.

All windows have a southerly aspect allowing an abundance of natural light to flood into all the main rooms.


Fully fitted modern kitchen with high gloss cupboard doors and contrasting work surfaces and a 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 tall window allowing plenty of natural light.

Bedroom Two

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

Shower Room

Modern 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.


Partly tiled and fitted with suite comprising of Low level WC, wash basin and mirror above. Shaving point, electric heater and extractor fan.

Communal facilities & Service Charge (Breakdown)

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


Lease Length: 999 Years from 2018
Ground Rent: £510pa

Car Parking.

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


  • A spacious two bedroom retirement apartment
  • Living Room with walk-out balcony off
  • Estate Manager & 24 hour staffing
  • Guest suite for family or friends
  • In-house Bistro restaurant
  • Wellness/Hairdressing suite
  • Communal Lounge where social events take place
  • Lovely landscaped gardens with seating and BBQ area
  • Mobility scooter store with charging points
  • Additional support packages available

Property Consultant

David Newton, Property Consultant - South East region

David Newton

0345 556 4120