Is this the plushest place to retire in the UK?

Are these the poshest retirement homes in the UK?
Are these the poshest retirement homes in the UK?

New retirement homes on the site of Tring’s landmark Rose & Crown Hotel could be among the plushest in Britain, it has been speculated.

Development company Beechcroft, behind the retirement apartments, revealed that 42% of all buyers moved to the development because of its prime location in Tring.

Tring’s town centre shops, hairdressers, medical and dental services, cafes and restaurants are all within easy walking distance, adding to the homes’ appeal.

Town mayor Roxanne Ransley said: “I can understand why anyone would want to move to Tring.

“The position of the former Rose & Crown means people living there are able to walk anywhere in the town, and it is nice to see the building preserved.

“Tring is a lovely place to retire to but I wouldn’t say it is posh – we are a very mixed community and we 
like it that way.

“I understand quite a lot of people who are from Tring anyway have moved there, but I would welcome any newcomers and hope they become part of our community.”

Beechcroft sales and marketing director Angela South said: “Many of those who have bought at Rothschild Place were already living in the local area but were just too far from the shops.

“At Rothschild Place, they are still close to friends and family but, with the shops and services on hand, they’re able to be independent.”

The development is made up of the conversion of the former Rose & Crown Hotel into 35 apartments, along with the addition of newly built homes.

The one, two and three-bedroom houses and flats, which are energy-efficient and easy to maintain, feature an estate management service to handle the gardening, security and other matters.

Currently, three new apartments are available in The Gardens at Rothschild Place, each providing two bedrooms and with prices from £380,000.

For further information, call Beechcroft’s sales team on 01442 891714. The sales office and show home are open daily from 10am to 5pm.

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