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Frequently Asked Questions

What does ORA mean?

Your Amberley Country Estate Occupation Right Agreement (ORA) means that you have the right to live in your home for as long as you are able.

Can you explain the fee structure?

Longridge Country Estate fees are clear and transparent. Your Deferred Management Fee (DFM) that is payable when your home is sold, includes refurbishment and cost of sale.

This means no unknown fees or surprises when you sell your home.

Weekly fees cover village costs including insurance, council rates, water rates, external maintenance, staff salaries, gardening, upkeep of the community facilities, and village operations. 


Telephone, power, internet and your home contents insurance are your choice and expense.  

Can I have Pets?

Amberley Country Estate is your home so if you want to bring your pet, as long as some conditions are met, they are welcome to be part of our community.

Who owns / runs the Village?

Amberley Country Estate is owned and run by Tim Bartells from the Bartells Group. (See about us)

What if I'm new to Amberley?

Amberley is a welcoming community that is looking forward to meeting new residents.

1/3rd of Amberley's population are over 65 and, if you’re wanting to be part of the Amberley community, there’s many clubs and interest and community groups that you can join and be a member of. There are also many events throughout the year in the area.  

There are also opportunities to use your skills and experience in volunteer roles if you choose.

Can I have my own Garden?

Yes. We encourage you to have your own garden, or we can manage it for you.
You're welcome to personalise your landscaping and grow your own vegetables and herbs. And in the Amberley Country Estate Orchard you'll be able to sit and enjoy the view, and a piece of fresh fruit. 

What happens if I can’t look after myself?

Amberley Country Estate has your retirement and ongoing care as its priority. We will help you stay in your home for as long as possible, and if you need additional support in your home we will help you find them. And, for peace of mind, serviced apartments, comprehensive care facilities and a hospital are planned for the village.

These FAQs are brief so call us on 0800 573 573 to find out more.

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