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 alarm 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 bathroom. Fitted carpet.

Living Room

A well-proportioned living room with full length windows and views over the garden. TV and telephone points, Sky/Sky+ connection point. Three ceiling lights. Fitted carpets, raised electric power sockets. Partially glazed door leads onto a separate kitchen.


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


Double bedroom, fitted wardrobes with mirrored sliding doors. Ceiling lights, fitted carpet, TV and phone point.

Shower Room

Fully tiled, fitted with suite comprising of level access walk in shower with glazed screen and grab rail. Low level WC, vanity unit with sink and mirror above. Emergency pull cord. Wall mounted electric towel heater.

Service Charge (Breakdown)

Currently £2413.20 from April 2022.
• 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
Ground rent review date: June 2027


  • House Manager
  • 24 emergency call system
  • Lift to all floors
  • Communal lounge
  • Sun deck with seating
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Guest suite for family or friends
  • Laundry room
  • Mobility scooter store with charging points
  • Convenient for local amenities

Property Consultant

David Newton, Property Consultant - South East region

David Newton

0345 556 4120