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.

Apartment Overview

A well presented apartment conveniently positioned on the second floor with easy access to the communal library. The bright and spacious living room benefitting from a Juliet balcony and has ample space for dining. The modern kitchen with built in appliances, a double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and the contemporary wet room completes this lovely apartment.

Entrance Hall

Front door with spy hole leads to the spacious entrance hall. 24-hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system is situated in the hall. Walk in storage cupboard. Wall mounted thermostat control for the underfloor heating. Emergency call module. Doors leading to Wet Room, Bedroom, and Living Room.

Living Room

A bright and spacious living room benefitting from a double glazed door with a Juliet balcony. TV point with sky+ connectivity. Telephone point. A range of power points. Underfloor heating. Part-glazed double doors leading to kitchen.


Modern kitchen with a range of base and wall units and pan drawers with a roll top work surface over. A double glazed, electronically controlled window sits above a stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Integrated 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.


Spacious bedroom with a double glazed window. 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; level entry shower with a fold down seat and support rail. Wall mounted towel rail. Emergency pull-cord. Underfloor heating.

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.

Service Charge (breakdown)

• 1 hour domestic assistance
• Subsidised on-site restaurant
• 24/7 on-site staffing
• 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 for this property is £7,678.72 p.a. up to financial year end 30/09/2022. The Service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV, to find out more about the service charges please contact your Property Consultant or Estate Manager.

Ground Rent & Service Charge

Ground rent: annual fee of £435
Ground rent review date: Jan 2030
Service charge, year end 30th Sept 2022: £639.90 per month.

Lease Length

125 years from 1st Jan 2015.


  • Homeowners' lounge & Conservatory
  • Table service restaurant
  • Wellbeing suite
  • Guest suite
  • Domestic assistance (one hour per week included in service charge, additional hours by arrangement)
  • Landscaped garden
  • 24-Hour on-site management

Property Consultant

Janet Robinson, Property Consultant - East Midlands region

Janet Robinson

0345 556 4120