Retiring to Berkshire

The home to the historic Eton College, Ascot Racecourse and St George’s Chapel, Berkshire is surrounded by rolling parkland, grand gardens and intimate homes. It’s the perfect place for anyone to enjoy a full and active retirement.

Retirement Properties near Berkshire Properties available

Frankie Dettori lands 80th Royal Ascot victory with Porta Fortuna for Donnacha O'Brien

Why retire to Berkshire?

From regal Windsor Castle to the lively market town of Newbury, there's a rich history to uncover all over the county, and our retirement properties in Berkshire leave you perfectly placed to explore this historic county.

You can learn about the oldest British order of chivalry, the Knights of the Garter, at St George's Chapel, take a tour of the stately rooms and boathouse at the riverside Cliveden estate, or see the world-famous Ascot Racecourse, where over 300,000 people make an annual visit during the Royal Ascot Races. You can also see Roman artefacts and Victorian art at the Reading Museum, or you can see the 17th century royal residence at Frogmore House.

Donnington Castle ruins outside of Newbury in Berkshire

With ornamental gardens, royal parks and cruises down the River Thames, there are plenty of scenic landscapes to admire around the county of Berkshire. If you’re an animal lover, then you can watch owls, flamingos and pheasants at the Beale Wildlife Park, or discover a wide range of butterflies and dragonflies at the Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham. On the doorstep of our retirement properties in Berkshire, you'll also find lakes, meadows and public bird hides at Dinton Pastures Country Park.

Meanwhile, great views are plentiful at Walbury Hill. This is the highest point in Berkshire and boasts the furthest reaching views in South East England. The gatehouse of Donnington Castle provides similarly stunning views. Protected as a scheduled ancient monument, the now mostly demolished castle was once held by the son of Geoffrey Chaucer before passing into the ownership of the Crown.

McCarthy Stone Community Life

Independent Retirement Living

Our Retirement Living developments for the over 60s offer the very best of independent living with a friendly community on the doorstep.

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Retirement Living PLUS

Our Retirement Living PLUS developments offer independence combined with assisted living for the over 70s.

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Enjoy a Smooth Move

Moving is easy with free specialist removals, £2,500 towards estate agent fees, £1,000 towards legal fees and a free tradesperson service.

Make your retirement dreams come true with McCarthy Stone

If you’re looking for a retirement village in Berkshire or beyond, McCarthy Stone developments are in all of the best places, so you can make the most of your retirement. But if you prefer the lively inner city life or to find contentment on the coast, we have retirement apartments and bungalows in fantastic locations across the UK. Browse our over 60s retirement housing now.

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