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 Estates 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. 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 including the popular Choir Group, Film nights, Bingo, Games nights, Knit & Natter, Happy Hour, and Themed days which follow a yearly calendar of events. The development has a fantastic conservatory in addition to the 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 or of age or over. We are delighted to offer to the market this immaculate two bedroom, ground floor apartment that benefits from a private patio area overlooking the beautiful communal gardens and conservatory. The apartment has had a 'Kinetico 2020C' water softener fitted.

Entrance Hall

Front door with spy hole leading to a spacious hallway. Door leading to a large walk in storage cupboard. Wall mounted thermostat control for the underfloor heating. The 24- hour Tunstall emergency pull cord system is located in the hall. Doors leading to Living room, Bedrooms and Shower Room.

Living Room

This immaculate living room benefiting from a feature fire place and surround and ample space for dining. TV point with sky+ connectivity. Telephone point. A range of power points. Underfloor heating. Double glazed, full height side window and patio door leading to a patio area overlooking the communal gardens. Part-glazed double doors leading to kitchen.


Fitted with a range of modern wall and base units and pan drawers with a roll top worktop with ceramic tiles above. 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 with space for a microwave over. Electric hob with tiled splash-back and chrome chimney hood above. Down lights beneath wall mounted cupboards. Tiled floor and under-floor heating.

Master Bedroom

A beautifully presented master bedroom benefitting from a double glazed window overlooking the communal gardens. Two ceiling lights. TV and phone point and a range of raised electricity points. Door leading to a large walk-in wardrobe.

Second Bedroom

An immaculate and spacious bedroom that could be used as a dining room/home office with views over the communal garden.

Shower 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)

• 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 House 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 House Manager.

Service charge: £10,379.10 p.a (for financial year end 30/09/2022).

Lease Information

125 years from 1st Jan 2015

Ground Rent

£510 per annum

Parking Permit (subject to availability)

Car parking permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Please speak to your Estates Manager for more details.


  • Well presented ground floor apartment
  • Access to a patio overlooking the gardens
  • Modern kitchen with built in appliances
  • Estate manager & YourLife team
  • Homeowners' lounge & Conservatory
  • On site restaurant
  • Landscaped garden
  • Guest suite & Laundry room
  • Wellbeing suite
  • 24-Hour emergency response system

Property Consultant

Janet Robinson, Property Consultant - East Midlands region

Janet Robinson

0345 556 4120