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In the heart of sought-after Stratford-upon-Avon, this stunning Retirement Living PLUS development comprises of 56 one and two bedroom retirement apartments for sale - or for rent – exclusive to the over 70s, alongside some outstanding communal facilities, including a wonderful roof terrace with countryside views, communal lounge and on-site restaurant. Harvard Place is located just a short walk from the historic Old Town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Discover Retirement Living with a big PLUS
In these delightfully hassle-free and high-spec Retirement Living PLUS apartments, we’ll help you take care of the little things – as well as the bigger chores - so you can focus on doing what you love. You’d find all the benefits of a Retirement Living development but with thoughtful extra services that are there for you now, and in the future. This includes a friendly Estates Team onsite at all times and a chef run restaurant, for when you don’t feel like cooking. An hour’s domestic support every week is included – more if you want it, plus the option of tailored personal care on tap should you need it. Pets are welcome too!
Low maintenance and sociable
This Retirement Living development in Stratford-upon-Avon are designed to encourage community feeling to flourish, while also allowing you to enjoy the complete privacy of your own spacious retirement apartment. You’ll find stylish communal spaces, including a luxurious lounge with free Wi-Fi, a private function room and a large, landscaped garden and roof terrace - ideal for meeting your friends, neighbours and family for a drink and a chat. There will also be a hotel-style guest suite as a convenient alternative when people come to stay. The communal facilities will become social hubs – a hive of informal gatherings and regular clubs, events and meet-ups to suit all sorts of interests. You’ll find things like film nights, pie and mash lunches, knitting clubs, cocktail evenings, music, yoga, birthday parties and even the odd fiesta.
Safe and secure
All our new retirement apartments are designed with intelligent ergonomics to ensure they are a joy to live in. As well as being well-insulated, warm and energy-efficient, they have the latest safety and security features built in. You’ll benefit from a 24-hour emergency call system, fire detection and door camera entry, so you can see who it is before answering the door, as well as the reassurance of an Estates Team onsite at all times.
- Ideally located in the historic Old Town of Stratford-upon-Avon
- Stunning roof terrace with countryside views
- A range of amenities close by including cafes, restaurants and shops
- On-site chef-run restaurant with ever changing seasonal menus
- Expertly designed apartments with ease of living in mind
- Flexible care packages tailored to your needs and preferences
- Camera entry system
- 24/7 call system
- Estates Manager
- Guest suite
- Communal lounge
- Car parking
- Landscaped gardens
- 24 hour staffing
- Pets allowed
See for yourself what Harvard Place has to offer with virtual tours of our one bedroom apartment, two bedroom apartment, communal areas and guest suite. To get the best experience click the full screen icon with the four arrows below in the bottom left menu bar.
Interactive Site Plan
Our interactive site plan allows you to easily find available retirement properties. Click the tabs to view each floor. You'll see that one-bedroom homes are in yellow and two-bedroom homes are in purple. When you click on a property, you'll find out whether it is available for sale, rent or shared ownership, as well as pricing. Click on 'view property' to find out more. Retirement homes shown in red are already reserved, sold or rented out, but may be available on our Resales website.
The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 01/01/2018
* To be offset against your initial payment and fully refundable should your tenancy not proceed
- Communal area costs inc. electricity, heating and lighting
- Future maintenance fund
- Water and sewage (communal areas and apartments)
- Maintenance of building and gardens
- Emergency call system
- Building insurance
- Active social calendar of events and exclusive discounts
- Dedicated on-site team
- Weekly domestic assistance
- Use of the on-site restaurant
What's not included?
- Electricity, heating and lighting (apartments)
- Phone / broadband
- Council Tax
- TV licence / TV service
- Home and contents insurance
What is an Assured Tenancy?
Assured Tenancy means that you agree to rent the property for a minimum term of 12 months, but after that you can leave at any time as long as you give two months written notice. We can’t ask you to leave unless you have broken the terms of the agreement.
I want to rent. What checks do you carry out and what do I need to prepare?
We’ll ask you to complete a Rental Application Pack and an Income and Expenditure form to get the information we need to do standard background checks. You’ll be asked for proof of income, savings and/or pensions, along with copies of your last three months’ bank statements. You’ll be asked to provide identification documentation that complies with the latest Government Right to Rent regulations – our sales consultants will talk you through what you need.
Do I need to pay a reservation deposit?
Yes, you will need to pay a small refundable reservation deposit to reserve the property. You will also have to pay a security deposit equivalent to five weeks rent when you move in.
What do I have to pay before moving in?
Before you can move into your property, you will need to pay the first month’s rent together with your security deposit, minus the reservation deposit you’ve already paid.
The security deposit is equivalent to five weeks rent. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you know the exact amount you need to pay in plenty of time.
McCarthy Stone is part of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, membership number G10625. Download the Tenancy Deposit Scheme leaflet.
What date are rental payments due?
All rental payments are due on the 1st of each month and must be paid by direct debit. Your rent includes all of the development’s service charges, ground rents and property maintenance.
Living at Harvard Place
Living in Stratford-upon-Avon
With the River Avon bending its way through the town, could there be anything more delightful on a British summer's day than a river cruise? You can get to know the town a little better from the water, as well as the river's wildlife, and tours of the town's historic canal are also offered, where you can learn more about the canal's fascinating heritage.
For something unique, head to the Mechanical Art and Design Museum. The only specialist attraction of its kind in the UK, here you can experience and interact with mind-boggling machines. With both modern and old-fashioned contraptions on display, the museum is a treasure trove of creative and sophisticated design.
The Butterfly Farm is a haven of calm and serenity in Stratford-upon-Avon. Housing hundreds of exotic butterflies from all over the world, the farm's large tropical greenhouse allows you to stroll amongst these graceful creatures. Learn about their amazing lifecycles and discover other fascinating insects here at the largest and most comprehensive butterfly house in Europe.
- Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
- Stratford on Avon Golf club
- Recreation Ground
- Charlecote Park
The development is 1.1 miles from the centre of Stratford, where you can find Stratford Sports Club, Old Slaughterhouse Arts Centre and Stratford Leisure Centre. These are easy to reach by public transport, with a bus stop just 350 feet away on Clifford Road.
The town boasts five of Shakespeare's family homes including his birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place and Hall's Croft, which is only 1.2 miles away.
Getting to Location
For Sat Nav systems we advise using the postcode CV37 8LU. This will take you to Waitrose and the development is well signposted from there.
Karen Laydon at Stratford-upon-Avon's Harvard Place was very patient and helpful right through the whole purchase of my mother's new apartment and made it much easier for us.