Crayshaw Court

Crayshaw Court, Abbotsmead Place, Caversham, Reading

property description



The independent living development includes a homeowners' lounge, landscaped garden with decked area and seating, a self-op laundry facility and mobility scooter storage. There is a guest suite for visitors who wish to stay (additional charges apply). A car parking permit scheme applies, check with the House Manager for availability. There is an active Resident’s Association and many opportunities to socialise.

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 center.

Caversham occupies 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 Hallway

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 lounge. 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. The living room benefits from the addition of a feature fireplace with decorative electric fire which creates a focal point to the center of the room.


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

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 shower, low level WC, vanity unit with sink and mirror above, grab rails, and 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

Service Charge £2413.20 Up to April 2023

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.

Lease Information

Lease Length: 125 Years from 2012
Ground Rent: £425 p.a.
Ground Rent Review: June 2027


  • Retirement apartment for the over 60's
  • 24 hour emergency care line system
  • Modern fitted kitchen
  • Wet Room style bathroom
  • Video secure entry system
  • Lovely landscaped gardens
  • Close proximity to local amenities
  • Guest Suite for visiting family & friends
  • House Manager on-site during office hours
  • Homeowners lounge where social events take place

Property Consultant

David Newton, Property Consultant - South East region

David Newton

0345 556 4120