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Retirement specialist Beechcroft opens two show homes at new Oxfordshire development

Designed for the over 55s, Castle Gardens is a collection of 41 one and two-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom houses set within landscaped communal gardens less than half a mile from Watlington High Street.

Beechcroft is a familiar name in Oxfordshire with developments under construction in Wheatley and Burford and completed schemes in Wallingford and Thame.

Over the last 35 years, the company has remained true to its principle of building retirement properties with generously-proportioned living space, regardless of the number of bedrooms.

The new homes at Castle Gardens, due for completion in Winter 2022, also carry the Beechcroft HealthihouseTM brand which means they have been designed to be conducive to good health.

Bathrooms and en-suites are fitted with hygienic, easy-to-clean wall panelling. And sanitaryware incorporates technology designed to suppress bacterial growth.

A whole-house ventilation system provides filtered air creating a healthier, more comfortable living environment.

Each new home at Castle Gardens features a full range of contemporary fixtures and fittings, from integrated kitchen appliances to flooring throughout.

Energy-efficient and easily maintained, the properties have either a terrace, balcony or private garden – or a combination, as well as parking, although a shuttle bus will also be available.

An estate manager will be on site to ensure the upkeep of both private and communal gardens, external window cleaning and maintenance of all the communal areas.

He/she will also be on hand to offer help and advice and to keep an eye on your property when you’re away from home.

Watlington nestles at the foot of the Chilterns amidst rolling hills and ancient woodland.

With the Icknield Way and the Oxfordshire Way nearby it’s easy to explore this beautiful area on foot or by bike.

Watlington town centre has a range of independent retailers and regular fruit and veg markets.

For larger weekly shops, there are branches of Waitrose in Wallingford, Thame and Henley-on-Thames.

It’s worth taking time out to browse the high street in the pretty village of Benson or watch the world sail by at Benson Lock.

All the delights of Oxford are within easy reach – the city is approximately 18 miles away.

Road access is excellent too – Watlington is less than three miles from junctions 5 and 6 of the M40.

Frequent rail services to London and Oxford depart from Haddenham & Thame Parkway, and there are swift services from High Wycombe.

There are also buses to the city centre from Watlington.

Prices start from £315,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, £460,000 for a two-bedroom apartment and £610,000 for a three-bedroom house.

For further information, please call the Beechcroft sales office on 01491 743013 between 10am – 5 pm, Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.

Details on all Beechcroft developments are available on the website at www.beechcroft.co.uk.

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