Wendover Business partners with National Company


Established Wendover estate agency, Tim Russ & Company has announced a new partnership with national luxury retirement housebuilder, Ortus Homes, on its exclusive Ridgeway Place development in Wendover.

Construction is already underway on the new Hale Road scheme, which will bring the old Winterton House Grade II listed vicarage back to its former glory. Tim Russ & Company has been appointed by the developer to manage the sale of 21 luxury apartments across two buildings, which make up the development.

Customers can expect high standards of service from Ortus Homes, the pioneering new concept from the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, which appeals exclusively to active over 55s who are looking to downsize to high-quality, well-located and low-maintenance apartments.

Tony Defriez, Property Manager at Tim Russ & Company, commented: “We were delighted to have been approached by Ortus Homes to sell the new apartments at Ridgeway Place. Since Tim Russ started the business in 1995, our independent estate agency network has been successfully marketing the finest residential properties in the area for the last 20 years, whilst our team in the Wendover branch has over 71 combined years’ experience in marketing properties in the local area.

“There’s no doubt that Ridgeway Place will draw local interest, as everyone knows the old Winterton House vicarage, as it once was. It’s wonderful that Ortus Homes will be retaining and enhancing the original Grade II listed building, giving a building that carries such history and presence a new lease of life – whilst still appealing to those who love character with its stunning original fireplaces and high ceilings. I’d advise anyone aged over 55 who is looking to downsize to get in touch now to secure their pick of the best plots.”

The luxury scheme has officially been named Ridgeway Place after the peaceful canal trail which winds behind the development. Set within 1.7 acres of land, the grounds at Ridgeway Place will boast raised beds, along with a small orchard of pear and apple trees, plus an idyllic nature pond, supporting biodiversity.

Five stunning apartments will be located in the Grade II listed Arts & Crafts style vicarage Winterton House, which is being retained and enhanced as part of the design. The new additional sections will also present traditional brick exteriors with feature detailing and chimneys, complimenting the original architecture.

Elaine Stratford, Sales and Marketing Director at Ortus Homes, said: “Ridgeway Place is one of our first Ortus Homes schemes in the North London region, unveiling a brand new concept for the retirement market. At Ortus Homes, we are creating properties and communities that simply are exclusive, in all the right ways – apartments for buyers who want to embrace a new lifestyle; buyers who want to free themselves of the shackles of a large family estate and release equity for holidays, whilst still benefitting from a stunning home in beautifully maintained grounds – which they don’t have to worry about the maintenance of!

“Operating in a high end market, it’s more important than ever that our customers feel that we understand both their needs and the local area. We’re pleased to announce our partnership with one of, if not the most established and knowledgeable local estate agents in the area – who truly understand Wendover’s luxury housing market. And as the new North London region expands at pace, we will be looking at further potential developments in the surrounding areas in the future, and we hope that the Ridgeway Place project will prove the start of a long business relationship with Tim Russ & Company.”

All of the properties at Ridgeway Place will be of the highest quality, mixing an intelligent use of space with stylish interior design. All the apartments have been thoughtfully designed with practical features including underfloor heating and smart storage solutions. Each property will benefit from open-plan living and dining areas, fully-fitted kitchens with designer integrated appliances from Neff, along with a spacious master bedrooms and en-suites, plus separate communal bathrooms.

Offering additional security, homeowners at Ridgeway Place will benefit from via secure door entry systems, as well as Ortus Homes’ Management Service. The contemporary interior design is also discreetly future-proofed, offering level access throughout. Each home comes with its own private allocated parking space.

Ridgeway Place is located within The Hale, a quaint hamlet within the prestigious market town of Wendover. Offering the best of both worlds, the development is situated at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whilst being just a short bus ride away from the attractions of the capital city. Community spirit forms the heart of Wendover thanks to the local churches and numerous societies. For those interested in travelling further afield, Wendover is well connected via road and rail with the local train station only half a mile from the development.

For further information or to register your interest in an apartment at Ridgeway Place, please call Ortus Homes’ dedicated Freephone information line number on 0800 2014811 or visit www.ortushomes.co.uk