Crayshaw Court

Crayshaw Court, Abbotsmead Place, Caversham, Reading

property description



Crayshaw Court was purpose built by McCarthy & Stone for retirement living. The development consists of 54 one and two-bedroom retirement apartments for the over 60s. There is a House Manager on site and a 24-hour emergency call system provided via a personal pendant alarm and with call points in the bathroom.

It is situated in central Caversham, close to shops including Waitrose, Iceland, hair salons, cafes, small restaurants and local amenities including pharmacies, care providers, banks and a major NHS GP practice with health centre.

Caverham occipies the North bank of the River Thames. The riverside promenade is a short walk away and leads to a footbridge to the train station and Reading town centre.

There are frequent trains to London Paddington, Waterloo, Oxford, Gatwick and GWR, Cross Country and forthcoming Crossrail services. There are bus stops nearby for good bus services throughout the local area and to Henley, Oxford and beyond.

It is a condition of purchase that all residents must meet the age requirements of 60 years.

Entrance Hall

Front door with spy hole leads to the large entrance hall - the 24-hour Tunstall emergency pull cord system and controlled access entry phone unit is situated in the hall. From the hallway there is a door to a walk-in storage cupboard/airing cupboard. Illuminated light switches, smoke detector, doors lead to the bedroom, living room and shower room.

Living Room

A well-proportioned living room. Feature fire surround. TV and telephone points, Sky/Sky+ connection point. Two ceiling lights. Fitted carpets, raised electric power sockets. Partially glazed door leads onto a separate kitchen.


Fully fitted modern kitchen with tiled floor. Stainless steel sink with lever tap. Built-in electric oven, ceramic hob and extractor hood. Fitted integrated fridge/freezer and under pelmet lighting.


Spacious double bedroom, fitted wardrobes with mirrored sliding doors. Ceiling lights, TV and phone point.

Shower room

Fully tiled, fitted with suite comprising of walk in level access shower with thermostatically controlled shower and grab rails. Low level WC, vanity unit with sink and storage beneath, mirror with light and shaver socket above. Emergency cord.

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

The service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV. To find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.

Service charge: £2,413.20 pa (for financial year ending 04/23)


Lease Length: 125 years from 2012
Ground Rent: £425


  • House Manager during office hours
  • 24 hour emergency call system
  • Communal lounge for social activities
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Video entry system
  • Mobility scooter store with charging points
  • Guest Suite for visiting family & friends
  • Laundry room
  • Landscaped Gardens + Decked Seating Area
  • Close to supermarket and shops

Property Consultant

David Newton, Property Consultant - South East region

David Newton

0345 556 4120