All Shook Up! Henley-On-Thames Retirees Enjoy An Afternoon Of Cocktails In The Garden

12 June 2019

Homeowners and staff at McCarthy and Stone’s Albert Court Retirement Living Plus development on Reading Road in Henley-on-Thames, opened their doors to local retirees for live jazz music and cocktails..

Guests who attended the special event enjoyed a fantastic afternoon sipping a variety of cocktails in the landscaped gardens, while also learning more about their favourite and enjoying live entertainment, provided by MPR Jazz. 

As well as basking in the sunshine with a glass in hand, guests were able to take a closer look at Albert Court. The event provided the opportunity to take a tour of the show complex, meet the McCarthy and Stone team, and chat with retirees who are already living at the development.

Kevin Sims, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone South East, said: “Our cocktails in the garden event was a great success. Everyone enjoyed learning more about the cocktails from The Great Mobile Bar Company, and MPR Jazz put on a fantastic performance for our homeowners and guests. 

“The event was a good chance for us to showcase the wide variety of activities we host here at Albert Court, and to provide people with an insight into the lives homeowners enjoy at the development.” 

Comprising a selection of 55 one and two bedroom Retirement Living Plus apartments, exclusively designed for people aged 70 and over, Albert Court provides everything homeowners could want for a relaxing retirement.  

The shared lounge is perfect for socialising with new neighbours and a bistro serves freshly-prepared meals daily for those who do not wish to cook in their apartments.  Flexible domestic and personalised care packages are available for homeowners at Albert Court, which can be tailored to provide varying levels of support according to individual needs. A dedicated Estates Manager takes care of the smooth running of the development, with 24 hour, 365 days a year on-site staffing providing peace-of-mind for homeowners and their families.

Albert Court homeowners benefit from good public transport links, with the nearest bus stop located only 115ft from the development, providing easy access to surrounding areas including Reading town centre. The train station is less than a mile away and has regular services to Twyford, London Paddington and Reading.  

Prices at Albert Court currently start from £400,000 for a one bedroom apartment and from £545,000 for a two bedroom apartment. 

More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy and Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 14 years’ running.  McCarthy and Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade, which is every year the awards have been run.

For more information about Retirement Living Plus in Henley-on-Thames, please call 0800 201 4743 or visit