Crowthorne Retirees Enjoy an Afternoon of Cocktails in the Garden

25 July 2019

Homeowners and staff at McCarthy and Stone’s Birch Place Retirement Living Plus development on Dukes Ride in Crowthorne, recently 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 enjoying live entertainment from MPR Jazz.

As well as basking in the sunshine with a cocktail in hand, guests were able to take a closer look at Birch Place. 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.

Julie Ward, National Sales Director for McCarthy and Stone South East, said: “Our garden party event was a great success. Everyone enjoyed learning more about the cocktails which were served, 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 Birch Place, and to provide people with an insight into the lives homeowners enjoy at the development.” 

Birch Place offers homeowners the highest specification of age-exclusive accommodation, in a highly sought-after location. Designed for those aged 70 and over, the development features an award-winning club lounge and bistro restaurant, ideal for socialising with friends, and a convenient guest suite should friends or relatives stay. Homeowners can also enjoy the use of a luxurious on-site salon and beautifully maintained landscaped gardens.

All those who make Birch Place their home can enjoy an active, independent lifestyle, with the opportunity to benefit from companionship when desired and privacy when needed. The garden party is one example of the many exciting and interesting activities regularly held at the development to enrich the quality of life of homeowners. 

Flexible domestic and personalised care packages are also available for homeowners at Birch Place, 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.

Offering up the best of British country life, there are plenty of boutique jewellery and clothing stores located in Crowthorne. The development is also only 100 yards from a local doctors’ surgery and bus stop, which offers regular transport to the largest Marks & Spencer in Europe and the Meadows Shopping Centre in Camberley. 

Furthermore, in July and August there has never been a better time to move to Birch Place.  McCarthy and Stone will pay stamp duty on selected new apartments at the development for reservations made before 31st August 2019, provided the completion date is no later than 25th of October 2019. Full terms and conditions are available at  

Alternatively, for those interested in renting in retirement at Birch Place, McCarthy and Stone will pay one month’s rent, inclusive of service charge, on selected new apartments for reservations made before 31st August 2019, providing the move in date is no later than 25th October 2019. For full terms and conditions, please visit

For more information about Retirement Living in Crowthorne, please call 0800 201 4811 or visit