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Property for sale in Dovehouse Lodge, Hitchin
Offers in Excess of £400,000

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  • Dovehouse Lodge
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Balcony
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Living Room
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Living Room
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Living Room
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Kitchen
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Apartment Balcony
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Apartment Balcony View
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Bedroom
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Bedroom 1
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Walk-in Wardrobe
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Shower Room
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Apartment Balcony
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Coffee Bar
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Owners Lounge
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Buggy Store
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Owners Patio
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Lodge Gardens
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
  • Lodge Gardens
    Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
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  • One bedroom, first floor retirement apartment
  • Balcony with garden views
  • Walk in wardrobe
  • No forward chain
  • Apartment heating included in the Service Charge
  • Fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances
  • Lodge manager available 5 days a week
  • Owners’ lounge & kitchen with regular social events
  • 24 hours Careline system for safety and security
  • Guest suite for visitors & use of over 100 guest suites in Churchill Retirement lodges across the country
  • Owners’ private car park
  • Great location close to the town centre & excellent transport links
  • Landscaped gardens and borders

Stratton and King are delighted to be marketing this stunning one bedroom first floor apartment, which is situated in a fabulous position overlooking the communal gardens at the quiet rear of this wonderful development. The property offers deceptively spacious accommodation, presented in fantastic order throughout and simply must be seen. The Lounge is a wonderful room with a feature electric fire place and plenty of space for living and dining room furniture. There are two side windows and a door leading to the Balcony. The Balcony is an ideal spot to enjoy the views of the gardens and has ample space for a bistro table and chairs. The Kitchen, which is accessed via the Lounge, has been refitted to include a range of eye and base level units with working surfaces over and tiled splashbacks. There is a built in waist height oven, 4-ring electric hob with extractor hood over, a fridge/freezer and a washer dryer. The Kitchen offers brilliant storage, which includes carousel units and numerous drawers. A window overlooks the gardens. The Bedroom is a generous double room with a view of the gardens and ample space for bedroom furniture. There is a sizeable walk in wardrobe, which includes a fantastic range of shelving and hanging space. The Shower Room has a curved glass shower cubicle, a WC and a wash hand basin with vanity unit. There is also a heated towel rail and non-slip flooring. Perfectly complementing this wonderful apartment is a useful storage cupboard, which is located in the hallway.

Dovehouse Lodge is a development of 53 one and two bedroom retirement flats in Hitchin. Nestled in a quiet, residential area these new homes offer a peaceful place to call home.

Hitchin is a beautiful historical market town based in North Hertfordshire surrounded by old traditional buildings dating back to the 15th century and Tudor and Georgian buildings surround the town creating the beautiful look that Hitchin is so famous for. The town is renowned for St Mary’s Church (Grade I Listed), the largest parish church in Hertfordshire and one whose tower dates back to 1190 and the river Hiz, (from which the town got its name) runs through the town and provides some pleasant riverside sections.

The town centre offer a vibrant shopping area with many independent retailers, some deliciously quirky boutiques and many shops that you simply won’t find anywhere else. The market is an attraction to the town every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, as well as general stalls, there is a specialist antiques and bric-a-brac theme on Friday. A local produce and craft market on the last Saturday of each month in a riverside setting and on Sunday mornings bargain hunters flock to the car boot sale. Within the town, there is a large variety of restaurants from chic urban to Mediterranean cuisine, Italian to Chinese and Indian, you can almost eat your way around the world. The traditional pubs and lively bards attract a large number of people every weekend and there is always something for those who want a relaxed evening.

Hitchin boasts a great community spirit, with a variety of community groups and events operating throughout the year. There is a thriving local arts scene with over 25 community based music, drama and dance groups always willing to welcome local residents. If you are socially active, then you will never get bored with nearly 20 social grounds operating in Hitchin on a regular basis. For the more active Hitchin has many different sports clubs, including bowls, tennis, badminton, cricket, football and rugby, fitness centres and swimming pools, there is something for everyone.

Hitchin is ideally situated for road links being just three miles from the A1(M), 10 miles from the M1 and 39.4 miles from the City of London.
Safety and security in our development is our priority. A 24-hour emergency Careline system is provided via a discreet personal pendant alarm and bathroom call point. In an emergency this system provides direct contact to either your lodge manager, when on duty, or a member of the Careline team 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

A Careline integrated intruder alarm, secure video entry system and sophisticated fire and smoke detection systems throughout both the apartment and communal areas provide unrivalled peace of mind.

Dovehouse Lodge’s manager, Linda, is on hand throughout the day to support the Owners and keep the development in perfect shape. Linda assisting with arranging many regular events in the Owners’ Lounge from coffee mornings to games afternoons. For any visiting guests, the furnished twin Guest Suite is perfect and available for just £15 per night for 1 visitor and £20 (£10 each) for 2 visitors. The same excellent value is available across more than 150 Retirement Lodges for owners to visit throughout the UK.

Dovehouse Lodge is managed by the award-winning Millstream Management Services, working closely with Churchill Retirement Living and Stratton & King to maintain the highest standards of maintenance and service for every lodge and owner. 

Dovehouse Lodge requires at least one apartment occupant to be over the age of 60 with any second occupant over the age of 55. Each Apartment is completely self-contained with its own front door, providing you with privacy and peace and quiet when you want it. When you fancy some company, you’ll find the Owners’ Lounge a popular and relaxed place to meet.

Additional Information
Service Charge (Year Ending 30 November 2021): £2,192.43 per annum.  Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
Ground Rent: £575.00 per annum.  Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
Council Tax:  Band C
999 years lease commencing 2019
Pets allowed with permission from the management company
Service charges include: Careline system, buildings insurance, apartment heating, water and sewerage rates, communal cleaning, utilities and maintenance, garden maintenance, lift maintenance, lodge manager and a contribution to the contingency fund. 

DESCRIPTION Measurements are approximate and some may be maximum on irregular walls. 

CONSENTS We have not had sight of any relevant building regulations, guarantees or planning consents all relevant documentation pertaining to this property should be checked with your legal advisor before exchanging contracts. 

PROPERTY PARTICULARS DISCLAIMER: These particulars are intended only as general guidance. The Company therefore gives notice that none of the material issued or visual depictions of any kind made on behalf of the Company can be relied upon as accurately describing any of the Specified Matters prescribed by any Order made under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, 2008. Nor do they constitute a contract, part of a contract or a warranty.


Dovehouse Lodge Wratten Road West
Hitchin SG5 2EJ
County: Hertfordshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00001288

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