The Chapters Brochure - V1
Independent luxury living for the over 55's
Independent luxury living for over 55’s
INDEPENDENT LUXURY LIVING FOR OVER 55’S
You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream
Made up of 80 one and two- bedroom apartments, The Chapters is independent luxury living for over 55’s.
This is a place where you can make the most of life, surrounded by luxury and safe in the knowledge that your beautiful new home will always be maintained to the highest possible standards, with all the support you could ever need waiting on your doorstep.
Located in Shinfield, The Chapters enjoys a well-connected setting that is within walking distance of the nearby shops and amenities of Shinfield village.
Designed and built with you in mind, our luxurious new homes in the heart of Shinfield, Berkshire create the perfect community for active and autonomous people over the age of 55.
Fly through of
Inspired by the sparkling waters which still often cover the meadows down by the Loddon, the area which we now call home, and Shinfield, was named Shining Field by the Anglo-Saxons.
In the 14th century and beyond, the river became the site of many active mills—for flour, silk, and paper. We felt a strong connection to the rich and longstanding history of paper production in the area and it’s many uses when naming our new independent living development. The Chapters is a testament to the ongoing adventure of one’s life and one’s story.
The Chapters is within walking distance of Shinfield Village—a beautiful part of Berkshire, just south of Reading and close to SpencersWood, Three Miles Cross and Grazely.
So whether you want to pop out for tea, visit the gardening centre, or meet your friends for happy hour in the local, all you have to do is open the door.
With an abundance of National Trust locations nearby and local events happening throughout the year in local towns, you’ll surely find something new to love in your retirement.
THERE’S A WHOLE WORLD OUTSIDE OF YOUR DOOR
Independence is key to each and every one of us, but the challenges that come later in life might dispute this definition.
Every feature of our new independent living apartments at The Chapters has been designed to meet your needs — creating a place where comfort, community and complete peace of mind all come as standard so that you can maintain your independence and live life to the fullest.
‘the perfect community for active and autonomous people over the age of 55’
Your comfort redesigned
At Anchor Hanover, specialising in independent luxury living for over 55’s means we understand your needs at every level.
We know what it means to make a house a home. Those finishing touches, the bespoke measures, and the personal investment that makes you feel welcome and at ease with us—and we’re ready to share that with you through The Chapters, our new independent living apartments.
Our beautiful apartments are designed with an uncompromising focus on quality and comfort. Attention to detail is key at The Chapters and every aspect has been thought-out.
Each apartment comes with a fully fitted kitchen with modern appliances including fridge freezer, dishwasher, oven, warming drawer and microwave.
Bathrooms are stylish and modern with walk in showers making them easy and accessible for all residents.
Walk out balconies or terraces gives each apartment that ideal outside space and a place to enjoy that morning coffee or tea.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
Leonardo da Vinci
‘Understanding your needs
at every level’
TERRACE OR BALCONY IN ALL APARTMENTS
UNDERFLOOR HEATING THROUGHOUT
FULLY FITTED DESIGNER KITCHEN
LEVEL-ACCESS WALK IN SHOWER
SPACES DESIGNED WITH YOUR COMFORT IN MIND
Take a virtual tour around our one bedroom apartment
Take a virtual tour around our two bedroom apartment
Worth every penny
‘Providing you with the home and lifestyle you deserve’
We understand that you’ve been working towards your retirement for the majority of your life, and that investing in a new home is a big decision and investment to make.
As a non-profit, we keep our prices as low as possible whilst still providing you with the home and lifestyle you deserve.
‘Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved’
D H Lawrence
Every move is different, so it’s important for us to put you first and make sure it’s as stress-free as possible.
To ensure this, we offer a range of incentives that are tailored to you and designed to help you settle into your new home as quickly as possible.
Speak to our friendly Sales Consultant to find out how we can help.
A part exchange, a full return
We understand how stressful selling a home can be; dealing with estate agents and chains can often feel like a hopeless process. So, at The Chapters, we will guide you through every step of the sale and purchasing process and you can rest assured that our expert team will take the strain out of marketing and selling your current home.
Our part exchange process is simple and cost-effective, saving you stress and money!
Leave it with us
You may find you are currently putting off many general home maintenance tasks as they are too difficult to complete, or you may be paying a premium for someone else to complete them for you. At The Chapters you can own your retirement apartment and enjoy everything the village and its grounds have to offer, without having to worry about expensive maintenance, repairs or upkeep.
All residents pay a contribution to the running costs of the facilities, support services and maintenance of the building and grounds to ensure you make the most of your worry-free retirement.
Which aspect of moving worries you the most
- Selling your property
- Packing up your belongings and moving them
- The moving day
Time for rightsizing
'A space that’s the perfect size, with new appliances and fittings’
It’s no secret that upkeep can be exhausting—and even more so in a big house! That’s why, at The Chapters, we make sure that it’s not something you have to worry about. In a space that’s the perfect size, with new appliances and fittings, there’s often little to take care of.
We also know that it can feel like no matter how many times you move home, it never gets any easier. Luckily, we’ve helped so many people move that we have the process down to a tee. So don’t worry about a thing—we’ll help get you from door to door with no trouble.
Finding the perfect space can feel a little like a Goldilocks situation—your current home is too big, the flats near your grandkids are too small, the ones across town are too expensive, and all the while there’s a grizzly bear in your head telling you to make a decision.
But you’ll find something just right at The Chapters. We’ve built our homes around you and your needs. Enough space for you to continue enjoying an independent lifestyle, but not so much space that you’re cleaning endless surfaces and clutter.
There’s no need to get into a week long argument with your other-half over how you couldn’t possibly give away the cricket bat you haven’t used for 26 years.
Whether it’s furniture you’re keeping for your grandkids’ first home or your partner’s figurine collection you secretly wish would get lost in the move, we understand that although you can’t bring everything with you, you can’t always let it go either.
So put the heat on us. We’ll help you sort through all your belongings— take them to charity shops or even keep them in our storage solutions so you can hold on to those special items without cluttering your new apartment.
Door to door
Everyone knows that the logistics of moving are half the trouble. There’s boxes everywhere, the telly doesn’t fit in the boot and you don’t want to ask your kids for help.
So to save you the faff and the back pain, we’ll do it for you. Our relocation specialists will pack up your house and load up the van to make your transition as smooth as possible. And once you’ve arrived, we’ll unpack and place all your belongings in your new home at The Chapters to reflect your old routines as closely as possible.
We understand that adjusting to a new space can be a little overwhelming.
Not having your kettle where you’re used to it and having the washing machine in a different room may sound like trivial matters but we know that it’s the little things that make the biggest differences.
Home Sweet Home
‘Beautifully maintained village environment and independent lifestyle’
There are many things that make a house a home — and more often than not, the bricks it’s built with isn’t the most important one.
The Chapters is more than just a range of beautiful apartments. It’s the lifestyle that accompanies it that makes it so special.
Surrounded by a strong and friendly community, you will enjoy the luxurious facilities, beautifully maintained environment and independent lifestyle designed to give you the time to truly revel in your retirement.
THE BEST FRIENDS YOU'RE YET TO MEET
New friends are never easy to come by — especially in later life. That’s why we find it best to have them down the hall, on your doorstep, or waiting for you in the cafe with your tea just the way you like it.
We’re sure you’ve a new best friend just as excited to meet you as we are.
Whether you’re catching up on the latest gossip with pals, meeting your other half for lunch, or simply looking for a place to have a coffee whilst you read, The Chapters cafe is the place for you.
Found in the centre of the apartments with direct access to the lounge, our delightful and enticing café is a place which provides residents and their friends with a relaxed, informal atmosphere in which to socialise and enjoy either a fresh cup of coffee or an enjoyable cup of tea.
Creating healthier, happier,
Your physical health is an integral part of maintaining your independence, and we’re prepared to help you achieve any goals you may have, at your own pace.
While most wellbeing programs are rigid, prescriptive and impersonal, adopting a one-size-fits-all approach, our Wellbeing 360 program has been put together in consultation with residents, to make sure that it meets exact needs, abilities and lifestyles.
It offers a fresh approach to wellbeing in later life. It’s motivational and easy to do but most of all, it’s fun.
Following an initial health assessment that tests blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol and glucose testing, and strength, cardio and balance, your dedicated and professional advisor will work with you to develop a realistic action plan that targets your aspirations.
Our onsite wellness room at The Chapters is the perfect place to meet with your advisor and discuss all of the above.
Do you exercise at all now and if so how many times a week?
- Once a week
- Twice a week
- More than twice a week
At The Chapters, we understand that pets provide companionship, comfort and love, and offer a way of making contact with others.
Whether you’ve a cat, dog, budgie, goldfish, or saber tooth tiger—we know that your pets are members of your families, too. And as a community, we strongly believe that no one gets left behind.
That’s why furry, scaly, or winged family members are more than welcome in our new independent living homes.
With an onsite treatment room and salon, you don’t have to go far to enjoy an afternoon of pampering. Offering onsite beauty treatments is just another bonus of living at The Chapters.
Who we are
The authors behind The Chapters
Anchor Hanover has been helping people enjoy later life for more than 50 years. And today, we offer an impressive choice of housing, care homes and services at almost 1,700 locations across England. Buy from us and you’ll enjoy a secure and welcoming home from a not-for-profit organisation that puts you at the heart of everything we do, a home where you’ll love living in later life.
Beke Avenue, Shinfield,
(Sat Nav - RG2 9UW)
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