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Welcome to Country Properties Estate Agents and Letting Agents Hitchin


Hitchin estate agent

Buy, sell or let property in Hitchin

We’re experts in helping you buy, sell or let your property

Hitchin’s property market is buoyant and with plenty of choice for any type of house hunter.

We also help you find or sell property in Ickleford, Pirton, Kimpton, Whitwell, Breachwood Green, Offley, Gosmore, St Ippoloyts, Charlton and Preston too.

How we help

  • Free property valuation online or in-person
  • A wide range of flexible lettings packages to suit you. Options range from only tenant sourcing through to completely managing your property.
  • Tailor-made marketing packages to help your property advert stand out. Choices include professional photos, a detailed floor plan, and videography
  • 24/7 support and transparency through your My Country Properties portal where you can keep track of upcoming viewings, recent feedback, and contact our team

Why choose Country Properties Hitchin

Complete transparency and 24/7 support

Throughout the process, you’ll have access to the My Country Properties portal. You’ll be able to see all the viewings you’ve had, upcoming viewings and any feedback you’ve received.

You can also use the portal to get in touch with our team, so there’s always support when you need it.

Property listings to stop people in their tracks

We’ve got a range of marketing services for you to choose from, each designed to create the best ad and listing possible. The better your ad, the more clicks you’ll get, the quicker you sell or let your property.

Each of our packages can be tailored to you and your property to help it grab people’s attention.

Reach plenty of interested house hunters

As standard, we advertise your property on Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket as well as our website too. This way, you reach a vast market of interested people who are actively looking for a property.

So a broad reach in combination with a high-quality listing means you’ll quickly find someone who loves your property.

Flexible choices for landlords

Our lettings packages work around how involved you want to be with your property. We can just make sure you have a tenant or can completely manage your property – there are plenty of options for you to choose from.

Experts in the local area

Our team have lives and worked in Hitchin and the surrounding area for years, so we know the area like the back of our hand.

Local customer reviews

Simply the best estate agent in the area, professional, personable, perceptive and in touch with exactly what the local housing market is doing. Country Properties sold our house last year for more than expected, at a time when the market started to take a slight downturn. We had spent a long time selecting the right estate agent. We had done our homework on all the local agencies and online options and narrowed it down to two. Country Properties came out on top due to the staff, market share and consistent performance.

P Elliott

We recently used Country Properties in Hitchin to sell a property and their levels of customer service and professionalism throughout the whole process was excellent. Thank you for all your help with the property sale . I would definitely recommend this estate agent to anyone thinking of selling their property.

L Thomas

Just sold my house in Hitchin with country properties. I found their level of service and professionalism at the highest standards. I was impressed with their marketing,their communication, information and their level of support with the stressful process of sell a house. I would recommend these agents of the highest order to anyone.


Country Properties, and Joshua in particular, have been absolutely fantastic throughout the process of selling our home and purchasing our new one. No ask was too big - without prompting or chasing, Joshua and the team made sure to update me at every stage of the process - they were proactive and did everything in their power to help the process run as smoothly and as quickly as possible. Joshua in particular took the time to explain things that most people already know! His professionalism and patience has been greatly appreciated. I cannot thank Joshua and the team enough for all that they have done for us over the past few months. I would strongly recommend Country Properties to everyone I know!

Ms I, Dabiran - Hitchin

Everyone we dealt with at Country Properties, Hitchin (Jasmine, Kali, Julie & Charlie) from the first viewing to the signing of contracts was exceptionally helpful, professional and on the ball! I was a pleasure dealing with Country Properties Hitchin and I would recommend to anyone.

Mrs A, Cadney - Hitchin

The team at the Hitchin office are amazing and always have a smile on their faces! Very efficient and always go the extra mile to ensure we are aware of everything that is going on.

Mr K, Lawrence - Hitchin

We are renting a flat with Country Properties and Jasmine and the team have been super helpful and the whole process was very quick and easy. We highly recommend them!

Bertrand Debeuf - Hitchin

Charlie was really helpful; the communication was very good and I always felt like I knew where we were up to in the process. I never had to chase to find anything out and the schedule for fees was made clear at the start. I would definitely use this agent again.

Lloyd - Hitchin

Our house sale was far from easy but Becky went above and beyond the call of duty to ease a pressured situation. She was doing her own job as well as the job of another local estate agent who let us down time and time again. She pushed them every step of the way. I am pretty sure if it wasn't for her tenacious attitude we wouldn't have completed our sale. Thank you!

Claire B - Hitchin

A great team at the Hitchin branch and very impressed how quickly my flat rented out! I will definitely be using Country Properties again!

Dom - Hitchin

Professional. Proactive. Positive. Local, trusted and genuine people who prove the often assumed negative stereotype wrong in their case. A pleasure to let via Country Properties Hitchin.

Mark Hannah - Hitchin

Joshua Bland of Country Properties invariably offered excellent advice of which we always had the benefit. He did it with genuine charm and attention and followed up any nervousness due to the process of moving house with the utmost care. He works brilliantly with the whole team in their welcoming environment and smoothed the way for us in our sale and purchase. Rebecca finds nothing too much trouble to attend to. All inquiries were answered quickly with friendly assurance. We are so grateful for all her help. She is a real lynch pin in this happy team of an office. - The Fords, Hitchin

The Fords - Hitchin

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Why buy in Hitchin

A gorgeous market town in the heart of Hertfordshire, Hitchin is a great town for families.

Cambridge and London are only an average of 30 minutes away by train, making it an ideal base for commuters looking for the benefits of country living. Hitchin is nestled between the M1 and A1, with easy access to both via the A505. London Luton Airport is a short 15-minute drive away or 40 minutes via public transport. From there, you can fly to many European destinations for a getaway in the sun.

Given Hitchin’s proximity to London and Cambridge, the town has a lively rental market and a variety of property types to suit every house hunter.

There’s plenty to do in and around Hitchin. Knebworth House is nearby whether you want a cultured walk around a country house or to see one of your favourite bands live; you can do both. Barton Hills National Nature Reserve is on Hitchin’s doorstep, with walks and bike rides available on demand.

Hitchin hosts a regular market and has a healthy independent scene of shops, pubs, and restaurants.

A short video showing why We Love Hitchin


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Meet the team

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    Paul Dewhurst



    Paul started his career in estate agency in 1988 in Hitchin and set up a property management company in the mid 1990’s. With extensive local knowledge, he has helped many investors and landlords invest locally and today is still based in the Hitchin office. Whilst working closely with the team much of his time is spent finding land sites and working on new homes developments.

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    Mark Burton



    Mark is responsible for our property management department, within which we have an experienced team that he is very proud of and who seek to deliver an accurate and professional response to both landlord and tenant needs. He has worked within the property management and lettings departments for over 20 years, having had an active part in the setting up these departments alongside Paul Dewhurst.

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    Pam Dewhurst



    Pam has been with Country Properties for 11 years, starting as a sales negotiator in our Kimpton office. In 2009 she moved to the Hitchin office and took up the role of lettings negotiator. With Pam’s experience and local knowledge she was promoted to Lettings Manager in 2015 and then to Director in June of 2017.

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    Joshua Bland

    Valuation Manager


    Joshua joined the Sales team in 2016 and has over 6 years’ experience in the local property industry. Having spent the early part of his career renovating homes alongside his uncle, his hands-on knowledge and outgoing personality saw him naturally progress into residential sales, where he’s excelled for the last six years.

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    Paul Hurren

    Senior Sales Negotiator


    Paul has been with Country Properties for 8 years as a sales negotiator and is our expert in the local flats/apartments market. With over a decade worth of experience in both the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire property markets Paul is best placed to accurately value your home.

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    Rebecca Hedger

    Senior Sales Negotiator


    As a sales negotiator Becky started as an apprentice in 2013. Now with 5 years’ experience she has extensive knowledge of the local area and surrounding villages and enjoys finding the perfect house for buyers.

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    Bryony Peters

    Sales Negotiator


    Bryony joined Country properties as a member of the weekend team in 2017, joining as a Sales Negotiator full time in August 2018. With the experience she gained as a weekend viewings assistant Bryony has helped many buyers in their search for a new home.

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    Charles Spalding

    Lettings Negotiator


    Charlie joined the team in June 2018 as Lettings Negotiator. With previous experience in sales and customer service he will always try to find the best suited rental properties for tenants based on their personal lifestyle and needs. He is local to the area with a wealth of knowledge on Hitchin and the surrounding villages.

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    Chloe Merrill

    Lettings Negotiator


    Chloe joined the lettings team in February 2019 as a Letting Negotiator. Already having previous experience in sales and lettings in the local area she enjoys finding the ideal property for tenants.

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    Kali Dowse

    Lettings Negotiator


    Kali has over 30 years of experience in the property industry having worked for HM Land Registry previously. She dealt with all aspects of legal work and specialised in customer service. Kali brought this passion to Country Properties when she joined the team in 2011.

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    Olivia Dando

    Office Administrator


    Olivia has been with us since April 2018 after working in Event Administration and Management for 14 years. As the Office Administrator, Olivia aims to provide the highest of standards to achieve professionalism in her area and enjoys the fast pace her team set her.

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    Kimberley Wyld

    Manager, Property Management


    Kimberley joined the Country Properties management team as Manager in January 2018 after relocating from Devon. She comes from a background of estate agency with experience in sales, lettings and property management.

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    Victoria Mapletoft

    Assistant Manager, Property Management


    Victoria has been with Country Properties for 7 years ago and her role as Assistant Manager in our property management office includes day to day property management duties as well as compliance and training.

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    Sabine Nilsson

    Property Management & Accounts Administrator


    Sabine is originally from Sweden and has been living in England for 16 years. She has worked for Country Properties for over 10 years in the property management office and deals with all aspects of property management and accounts.

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    Rebecca Bartlett

    Property Management Administrator


    Rebecca has been working with Country Properties for nearly 2 years and primarily deals with creating the move in paperwork for new tenants as well as property maintenance enquiries.

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    Steven Knott

    Property Management Administrator


    Steven has been with us for two years and his main role is organising tenant inspections and general property maintenance. He likes that every day is different and working with a great team.

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    Dani Kaminski

    Property Management Administrator


    Dani joined the property management team 2 years ago and deals with a wide variety of tasks, from tenant enquiries to organising contractors to attend properties to fix maintenance issues.

Local area guide

About Hitchin, Hertfordshire 

Situated in Hertfordshire, the historic market town of Hitchin dates back over 1000 years and was originally built up around the River Hiz. A vibrant town, Hitchin has retained its market town feel with many fine Tudor and Georgian buildings, particularly around the historic town centre, together with the beautiful St Mary's Church.


The popular market takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays and the market square is a beautiful example of a traditional market square with many boutique shops and coffee houses which also hosts various overseas food markets annually. As well as the main high street names including Waitrose and M&S there are a large number of successful local independent stores that thrive. We have a very happily, diverse community here with a notable presence from the Sikh community who hold an annual carnival celebrating Vaisakhi, which is a harvest festival.

Schools and Commuting 

Today, schooling and commuter links are key factors when deciding on where to live. Most trains average a 30 minute trip to both London and Cambridge. The schooling is fantastic with the three main secondary schools scoring Good or Outstanding in their latest OFSTED reports. It is for this reason that we see, month on month, more and more people looking to move to our town and its surrounding villages. 


Surrounding Areas

Our Hitchin office is surrounded by many popular villages including Kimpton, Whitwell, Offley, Breachwood Green, Lilley, Preston, Ickleford, Pirton and Holwell. With many of these surrounded by rolling countryside our short videos below show you just how beautiful the area is

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Market Insights

Paul Dewhurst - Franchise Owner

Contact Hitchin

6 Brand Street, Hitchin, SG5 1HX

Mon to Fri: 9am - 6pm, Sat: 9am - 4pm, Sun: Closed

Sales : 01462 452951


Lettings : 01462 441234


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