This McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living PLUS development in Harwell, Didcot boasts 32 stylish one bedroom and 28 two bedroom privately owned apartments for those over 70. A lovely place to call home, Williams Place is located in the heart of Great Western Park, with a wealth of amenities on its doorstep including an ASDA, dentist, pharmacy, coffee shop, hairdressers, takeaways and a warm inviting pub. Williams Place offers the level of freedom needed to maintain your independence for longer in your own home, and live retirement to the full.
In addition to privately owned, beautiful apartments there is an on-site Estates Team so residents can receive flexible, consistent care and support in their own home. All external property maintenance including gardening and window cleaning is taken care of.
The development also offers warm and friendly social spaces including landscaped gardens, an on-site table service restaurant and function room, Club lounge, and a guest suite. There is ample parking with 34 spaces, as well as a mobility scooter store, for both homeowners and visitors. For added peace of mind, the apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system and an Estates Manager.
There is a bus stop less than 100m from the development and Didcot Parkway Station is a 15 minute bus journey. Williams Place is located just 10 miles from Oxford and within easy reach of M4, A34 and M40.
Williams Place is certainly something that has to be seen to fully appreciate what it is like to live retirement to the full within this lovely community.
- Located in Great Western Park adjacent to ASDA and retail shops
- Flexible care tailored to your needs and preferences
- Excellent transport links including a new bus stop less than 100m away
- Warm social spaces such as a Club lounge, function room & reading room
- Private on-site restaurant, offering delicious meals daily
- 24 hour Estates Team and emergency call system
- Communal lounge
- Estates Manager
- Landscaped gardens
- Guest suite
- Car parking
- Camera entry system
- Lifts to all floors
- Mobility scooter room
What you can expect to pay
Take a look through our Retirement Living PLUS service charge costs.
Each year, we help residents set the budget that they need for retirement. Although we cannot guarantee that our Retirement Living PLUS service charges will remain the same for year to year, our many statutory safeguards will remain in place, to ensure that your opinions are recognised and acknowledged when defining budgets.
*Please note that not all the listed costs below apply for our Retirement Living PLUS properties. Also, our charges are calculated on an average sized development. You can find more information on our service charges here and for full details on a specific development please speak to your sales consultant.
Estimated total Service Charge and Ground Rent Charge per week:
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Living at Williams Place
Renting a retirement home is an easy, flexible and quick way to enjoy life in a McCarthy & Stone community. While for some it’s a chance to ‘try before you buy’, you’ll benefit from long term security too. Did you know? Our retirement rental prices include service charge and ground rent. Find out more.
If you’d like to own your retirement property outright, we can make the move as stress-free as possible, including support with packing and removals. If you have a home to sell, we can even act as a cash buyer, so you’ll avoid chains and estate agent fees.
Part buy, part rent
Get the best of both worlds with Part buy, part rent. It’s an affordable way to enjoy all the benefits of our retirement apartments without committing to the full purchase price. If you want more financial flexibility, it could be the right option for you. Find out more.
Living in Didcot
The McCarthy & Stone development will has an enviable location in the Great Western Park, a modern residential area that features its own recreational park, schools and a community and health centre. There is also a wealth of amenities including an ASDA, hairdresser, dentist and pharmacy. Transport is easy to use, with key roads nearby to take you to Oxford, Reading, Swindon and Newbury. The Didcot Parkway railway station has fast and frequent services to the surrounding suburbs, as well as to London and Birmingham.
Didcot is a lovely little spot just 10 miles south of the historic university city of Oxford. The town has become synonymous with railways and trains - it's known for its railway junction, museum and power stations. Train enthusiasts have to check out the Didcot Railway Centre to see its impressive collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics.
The town centre also has plenty to offer, including a Cineworld movie complex, Sainsbury's supermarket, library, post office and leisure centre. The Orchard Shopping Centre has over 30 stores and restaurants, and the nearby Cornerstone Arts Centre often puts on seasonal events, exhibitions and community classes.
Didcot enjoys lots of green parks and large, open spaces. There are over 10 parks and gardens, as well as a nature reserve where you can find special types of wild orchids.
- Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
- Costa Coffee
- Busby House Dental Centre
- Didcot Health Centre
- Health Centre
- Didcot Library
- Lloyds Pharmacy
- Didcot Post Office
- Queens Arms
- Station Garden Pub
- Boswells Coffee
- McCarthy & Stone sales cabin
- Didcot Parkway
Transport links from the development are good. Didcot Parkway is just 1.6 miles away and provides 111 trains to London every day. From here, there are also links to Birmingham and local stations.
The Orchard Centre caters for all your shopping needs and can be reached in 1.7 miles. You’ll find all the major stores and eateries here, including an M&S Foodhall, a Sainsbury’s and a Costa Coffee.
Getting to Location
If you are using a Sat Nav system you may need to use OX11 6FF as the postcode. The development postcode is newly created by Royal Mail and may not be accurate for some months.