Retirement properties in Hitchin

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

The development is in a fantastic location with all amenities close by including a Waitrose on the outskirts of town and also the bustling town centre which is focused around the market square and home to an array of independent and high street shops.

This development is selling fast! Get in touch with our team today to find out more about Dovehouse Lodge and reserve your perfect retirement apartment today.

Standard features

All apartments at Churchill Retirement Living are completely self-contained with their own front door, providing you with privacy and peace and quiet when you want it.

There is a choice of one and two bedroom apartments and they may all vary slightly when it comes to dimensions and position of rooms.

Kitchens are tiled with colour-coordinated worktops, and come fully fitted with a waist-height oven, hob, hood and fridge/freezer. Most of our developments also have integral washer/dryers fitted in all apartments as standard.

Our standards

The master bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes as well as TV and telephone points, with even the smallest details considered.

The apartments come with tiled shower rooms as standard, while some of them have separate en-suites and cloakrooms as well – all designed for ease of use and with the needs of our customers in mind.

All apartments are stringently inspected by our Customer Services department to ensure they are handed over to the standard of finish and quality expected by our customers.

All of our Lodges benefit from a comprehensive 10-year Building Warranty Guarantee.

  • 24 hour Careline support system
  • Landscaped garden with seating areas
  • Owners' Lounge with coffee bar
  • Secure entrance from car park
  • Two lifts to all floors
  • Walk out balconies on selected apartments

Less maintenance, no unexpected bills and complete transparency

What you may not be aware of:

  • Energy efficient heating system which not only reduces costs but also reduces your environmental impact
  • Reduced heating costs with our well insulated apartments
  • All apartments are fitted with modern energy efficient appliances which have low running costs
  • No hidden costs or unexpected bills with our easy to budget service charge
  • With our developments being so close to local amenities, this helps to reduce the need to use a car and the associated costs
  • Downsizing can help to lower your Council Tax bills
  • We always aim to keep the cost as low as possible.
  • Owners are consulted twice yearly about the service charge

Who is responsible for the management of the Lodge?
All developments are managed by Churchill Estates Management Limited, our own property management company, ensuring your confidence in the expertise of our team operating under the Churchill Group.

How a new Churchill apartment could help reduce your costs:

Now is the time to take stock and think about how much time and money you have spent over the past year on house maintenance. If the answer is far too much, then a lifestyle with fewer maintenance worries and a service charge that’s easy to budget for could be the answer to saving money and enjoying more of your time on the things you love.

There are many misconceptions about service charges and many of our Owners are pleasantly surprised that the service charges for their apartment frequently work out less than what they were paying in comparable costs on their previous property.

Our Service Charge typically covers the cost of providing a Lodge Manager, security systems and call monitoring, external maintenance of the building and grounds, building insurance, heating, lighting and provision of all of the furnishings for the Owners’ Lounge and communal areas – all essential ingredients of the independent lifestyle our developments provide.

We always aim to keep the service charge cost as low as possible, and we provide a full budget breakdown for all our Owners to consider, consulting with them on this every 6 months.

“Living in a Churchill Apartment is absolutely marvellous. The whole building is so nice and warm all the time that we’ve hardly had to use the heating inside our apartment. When we do turn it up a notch or two it’s nice to know we don’t have to worry about the cost or the environmental impact, as it’s all so energy efficient and covered within our annual service charge.”

John and Doreen Pitt, Lewis Carroll Lodge, Cheltenham

We appreciate everyone’s household costs will differ which is why we encourage Customers to complete a ‘Savings Calculator’ with one of our Sales Executives. This calculator is designed to offer a comprehensive understanding of the value in our easy to budget Service Charge.

Local area

Life in Hitchin

This beautiful new development in Hitchin is in a fantastic, central location with all amenities close by. Voted as one of Britain’s best high streets, the bustling town centre of Hitchin offers a library, choice of supermarkets, a post office, coffee shops and an array of high street shops.

  • Hitchin is a pretty market town in the north of Hertfordshire. Probably most well known for a certain purple plant, Hitchin is home to Hitchin Lavender, a farm that contains around 25 miles of lavender rows.
  • Hitchin Lavender has a children’s play area and also grows sunflowers and wildflowers at the base. It’s the perfect location for enjoying a day out with the family to take in the scenery.
  • St Mary’s Church is located in the heart of the town and featured in the Domesday Book. The font dates back to the 15th Century and the church is a popular focal point of the town.
  • A market takes place every week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and there’s also a craft and farmer’s market on the last Saturday of the month, so you can find everything you need.

To locate the points of interest on the map hover over the location marker.

  1. Dovehouse Lodge
  2. Bank
  3. Doctors Surgery
  4. Hairdresser
  5. Post Office
  6. Sainsbury's
  7. Supermarket
  8. Library
  9. Market Place
  10. Shopping Centre
  11. Cafe
  12. Theatre

Visiting us

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Testimonials

Sandi Philpott

“The atmosphere at the Lodge is lovely and so are the people. I have never regretted the move and if laughter is good for you then this is the place to be. We are comfortable and happy here.”

Helen Bowen

“Giving up my car was a great relief, I was losing my confidence in driving and now I live here I can easily walk to Hitchin town centre. I can walk to Waitrose for my groceries, or take buses or the train if I want to go further afield.”

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