Park House

Park House, Old Park Road, Hitchin

property description


Park House

Park House in Hitchin has been specifically designed for the over 70's and is fully equipped to support those looking for a little more support. The town of Hitchin is well placed for those who enjoy a trip into the capital as the railway station operates regular services direct to London Kings Cross. For those seeking adventures abroad, Luton Airport is just under 10 miles away by car. Park House is one of McCarthy & Stones Retirement Living PLUS range and is facilitated to provide its homeowners with extra care. An Estate Manager is on hand to manage the day to day running of the development and attend to any queries you may have. Within the service charge homeowners are allocated 1 hour of domestic assistance per week, however, additional hours can be arranged by prior appointment. There are a range of personal care packages to suit your requirements - provided by the Your Life Care & Management team. In addition to the 1 hour of domestic assistance included in your service charge, there are an assortment of bespoke packages on offer to suit the individual needs of each homeowner. These comprise; Domestic support, Ironing & Laundry, Shopping, Personal care, Medication, Companionship (please speak to the Property Consultant for further details and a break down of charges). The development has a great community of Homeowners with a Homeowners association who support each homeowner, annual events and day trips. For your reassurance the development has 24-Hour on-site staffing, secure camera entry systems and 24-Hour emergency call system provided by a personal pendant with static call points in bathrooms and main bedroom. Homeowners can enjoy a great array of activities from Film nights, Bingo, Games nights, Knit & Natter, Happy Hour, and Themed days which follow a yearly calendar of events. The development has a homeowners lounge, fitted with audio visual equipment and WiFi. This is a superb venue for socialising with friends and family. If your guests have travelled from afar, they can extend their stay by booking into the development Guest Suite (usually for a fee of £25 per night - subject to availability). For added convenience there is an onsite table service restaurant with freshly cooked meals provided everyday. It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 70 years of age or over.

Entrance Hall

Door leading to a walk in storage cupboard. Wall mounted thermostat control for the underfloor heating. Emergency call module. Doors leading to Shower Room, Bedroom, and Living Room.

Living Room

This immaculate living room benefits from having a double glazed patio door, with side window panel, opening inwards to a Juliette balcony. TV point with sky+ connectivity. Telephone point. A range of power points. Underfloor heating. Part-glazed double doors leading to kitchen.


A double glazed window sits above a stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Fully integrated appliances include fridge and freezer. Built in electric oven. Electric hob with tiled splash-back and chrome extractor hood above. Down lighters beneath wall mounted cupboards. Tiled floor and under-floor heating.


Double glazed window with fitted curtain. TV and telephone point. A range of power sockets. Walk in wardrobe providing hanging rails and shelving. Central ceiling light fitting. Underfloor heating. Emergency pull-cord.

Wet Room

Fully tiled modern fitted suite comprising; vanity unit wash hand basin with mirror above; WC; Shower with grab rails. Wall mounted towel rail. Emergency pull-cord. Underfloor heating.

Service Charge (breakdown)

• 1 hour domestic assistance
• Cleaning of communal windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24 hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
• Buildings insurance
The Service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV, but does include the cost of your Estate Manager, your water rates, our 24 hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas, exterior property maintenance and gardening. To find out more about the service charges please contact your Property Consultant or Estate Manager.

Service charge: £7,678.72 p.a (for financial year end 30/09/2022).

Car Parking Permit Scheme-subject to availability

Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is usually £250 per annum, but may vary by development. Permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check with the Estate Manager on site for availability.

Ground Rent

Annual fee - £435

Lease Length

125 years from 1st Jan 2015.


  • Bright and spacious living room with Juliet balcony
  • Fully fitted kitchen with built in appliances
  • Purpose built wet room
  • Communal lounge and conservatory
  • On-site restaurant
  • 24-Hour on-site management
  • Estate manager & YourLife team
  • Domestic assistance (one hour per week included in service charge, additional hours by arrangement)
  • Wellbeing suite
  • Guest suite

Property Consultant

Janet Robinson, Property Consultant - East Midlands region

Janet Robinson

0345 556 4120