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 modern fully fitted kitchen, fitted and tiled shower room, separate WC, two spacious bedrooms and living room. 24 hour emergency call system.
Communal facilities include a Club lounge where social events and activities take place, a function room, a wellbeing suite/hairdressing salon 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 center that has the perfect mix of high street and independent shopping as well as a selection of coffee shops and restaurants. The town center 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 Hallway

Front door with spyhole and letter box leads to the spacious entrance hallway, with wall mounted emergency response and intercom/door entry system, radiator, illuminated light switches and smoke detector and large storage cupboard. From the hallway doors lead to the living room, two double bedrooms, shower room and a guest cloakroom/WC.

Living Room

A living/dining room of ample proportions with a westerly aspect. There are 2 ceiling lights, a radiator, TV & telephone points, Sky/Sky+ point, raised electric sockets. 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 spacious second 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.


Part tiled walls, WC, wash hand basin with fitted vanity unit and illuminated mirror above.

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.

Property Consultant

David Newton, Property Consultant - South East region

David Newton

0345 556 4120