The latest McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living development is situated in the heart of Reading. Located opposite the large Royal Berkshire Hospital, it is located on a quiet tree-lined street filled with lovely Victorian houses. The Reading development has been specifically designed to combine both modern and traditional architectural styles and offers 35 stylish one and two bedroom apartments for those over 60. The apartments are fitted with state-of-the-art amenities, including an oven, hob and hood, raised electrical sockets and two TV and telephone ports. Selected apartments also feature gorgeous balconies with views over the property.
The Retirement Living development has everything you need on site, from a car park for permit holders and even a club lounge available exclusively for homeowners and their visitors. A House Manager and a 24-hour emergency system are in place, and the hospital is within walking distance.
The site is also easy to get to, whether by car, bus or train. A sheltered bus stop is just across the road and takes passengers to the big shopping centres, the train station and other neighbouring towns. Several main routes and highways cross next the town, while Reading train station is just a mile away with connections to the rest of the UK.
Key dates for your diary
Construction start date, sales release and first occupation are still to be confirmed and are subject to planning permission.
Reading is a popular commuter town, thanks to its close proximity to London and vast shopping opportunities. You’ll be able to find anything and everything in the city’s two large centres, The Oracle and Broad Street Mall, home to over 80 stores including House of Fraser and Debehams, a 10-screen cinema complex and a variety of restaurants and cafes.
Closer to the development, homeowners can simply walk to a M&S Simply Food, a Whitlestop News store, two cafes and an ATM, all within the hospital reception. A co-op convenience store is half a mile from the development and offers a more affordable alternative.
Reading draws tourists from all around the country, who come to see the ruins of Reading Abbey and beautiful walking tracks and green spaces along the Thames riverbank. Throughout the year, there’s always some sort of event or festival happening – whether it’s the Community Carnival in May, the Real Ale and Jazz Festival in July, or Reading Festival, the UK’s second largest music festival with 80,000 partygoers descending upon the city – a great excuse to see the grandkids!
See for yourself
If you would like to investigate the quality and atmosphere of a McCarthy & Stone development, visit our closest site to this development at Queen's Gate, Wokingham.