Rickmansworth Town Centre Development Attracts Retired Downsizers

Dorothy Thwaites is a retired lady who decided to take the ‘big step’ of downsizing from a detached house in Middlesex to an apartment in Rickmansworth Town Centre.

Dorothy, who recently gave up driving, was looking for a new home that would give her some independence back. Somewhere where she could easily walk to shops and her local amenities and no longer have to rely on public transport or lifts from friends and family. Dorothy eventually found the perfect solution through Sewell & Gardner at Woodman House a development by Matthew Homes on the High Street in the centre of Rickmansworth.

Dorothy explains “I had my concerns about downsizing, I was worried that moving from a detached house into an apartment meant living in a Rabbit hutch, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the process. I love the high ceilings in my new apartment and I have a fresh start here – all I have left from my old house is a bookcase and rug!” Dorothy’s modern approach to living is strongly reflected in the trendy ‘young’ décor in her new home – she is so proud of it she has even personally shown potential purchasers visiting the site just what she has done to help re-assure them of their move!

Dorothy tells potential purchasers how much she enjoys her new location “I sit on the balcony of a morning and watch the world go by. I enjoy the short wander down the High Street to Rickmansworth’s local pubs and restaurants where I regularly have lunch or dinner…it’s nice to no longer be stuck in a boring cul-de-sac and enjoy some life in the town centre. I feel safe and secure here and am pleased I took the step to move”

There is a combination of two and three bedroom apartments remaining at Woodman House and all the properties are now ready for occupation. All are double-glazed, gas central heated, have two bathrooms and are covered by a 10-year NHBC guarantee.

The apartments, which start from £285,000, still offer a variety of choice with some apartments having their own front door, some with the benefit of a lift and all with an allocated parking space.

For further information visit our showhome open daily 10.00am – 5.00pm telephone (01923) 710777 alternatively contact selling agents Sewell & Gardner (01923) 776400 or visit