Welcome to Country Properties Estate Agents Hitchin

Overview

Country Properties Hitchin office was established in 1974 and has been the market leader for the majority of the time since. Situated centrally in the town, our team of experienced sales and lettings negotiators achieve consistent success for buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants alike using traditional values with all aspects of modern marketing and technology which links all of our branches to a single data base of buyers providing greater opportunities to sell your property. 

 

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We are residential property experts with a modern office located in the heart of this thriving market town.  We also cover the surrounding villages such as Kimpton, Whitwell, Breachwood Green, Offley, Preston and more and provide the most extensive local coverage for selling your property. The office is open 7 days a week and the friendly local staff are always on hand and happy to help. Country Properties' 20 local office network, across Herts, Beds and Cambs, has recently benefitted by becoming part of the Hunters group, with offices across London.

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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.

Darren

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

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Meet the team

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    Paul Dewhurst

    Director

    Email: pdewhurst@country-properties.co.uk

    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

    Director

    Email: mark@cplettings.co.uk

    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

    Director

    Email: pamdewhurst@country-properties.co.uk

    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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    Paul Hurren

    Senior Sales Negotiator

    Email: phurren@country-properties.co.uk

    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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    Joshua Bland

    Valuation Manager

    Email: jbland@country-properties.co.uk

    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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    Rebecca Hedger

    Senior Sales Negotiator

    Email: rhedger@country-properties.co.uk

    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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    Jasmine Woodley

    Assistant Lettings Manager

    Email: jwoodley@country-properties.co.uk

    Jasmine joined us in September 2011 after completing her A Levels and college course. She started as a trainee Lettings Negotiator, quickly learning the job and working her way to become Senior Lettings Negotiator and more recently Assistant Lettings Manager.

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    Charles Spalding

    Lettings Negotiator

    Email: cspalding@country-properties.co.uk

    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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    Kali Dowse

    Lettings Negotiator

    Email: kdowse@country-properties.co.uk

    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

    Email: odando@country-properties.co.uk

    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

    Email: kimberley@cplettings.co.uk

    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

    Email: victoria@cplettings.co.uk

    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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    Teresa Taylor

    Financial Controller

    Email: teresa@cplettings.co.uk

    Teresa has a background in accounts and has been working for Country Properties for over 5 years. She enjoys the variety in her role as Financial Controller and that every day brings new challenges.

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    Sabine Nilsson

    Property Management & Accounts Administrator

    Email: sabine@cplettings.co.uk

    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

    Email: rebecca@cplettings.co.uk

    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

    Email: steven@cplettings.co.uk

    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

    Email: danielle@cplettings.co.uk

    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.

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    Zoe Woodward

    Property Management Administrator

    Email: zoe@cplettings.co.uk

    Zoe has recently returned to her role in the property management team after maternity leave and is thoroughly enjoying being back. Her main role is to resolve maintenance issues that arise in our managed rental properties.

Local area guide

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Welcome to Hitchin. Hitchin is one of the few vibrant market towns in easy commutable range of Central London. The rail links to Kings Cross (amongst others) is less than 30 minutes at peak time and it is for this reason we are seeing more and more commuters calling our wonderful town, their home. As ‘Hitchinites’ we are fortunate enough to live in one of the coveted Times short list of Best towns to live in from 2013.

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Hitchin has quite a history. The name is documented as far back as early as the 5th Century but it really got its name in 1086. The river Hiz runs through the town.  In days gone by the z of Hiz was pronounced tch so we were the town on the River Hi’tch’…  In time the name stuck and here we are… Hitchin in Hertfordshire.

Hitchin was a major trading centre for wool and corn and in the 19th Century we got our first regular visitors from London as our town was a major staging post for horse bound traffic heading to the ‘bright lights’ (read candles) of our Capital City, amazing how times don’t change!

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Moving forward to the town of today.  We still have a popular market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The market square is a beautiful example of a traditional market square which has many boutique shops and coffee houses. The square is often used for events and delicacies from overseas such as the Italian and French markets. We are a busy, vibrant and dynamic hub town with all the main high street names including Waitrose, M&S through to a much larger number of successful local independent stores that thrive.  The diversity in the high street is rarely seen in today’s world and something of which we are all very proud.

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.

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Today, schooling and links to London are key factors when deciding on where to live. Most trains (and there are many), average a 30 minute trip to London.  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 look to move to Hitchin.  If you would like to learn more about our town then we look forward to helping you find the right house to call your home

Paul Dewhurst, Franchisee

Contact Hitchin

6 Brand Street, Hitchin, SG5 1HX

Mon to Fri: – 9am - 6pm Sat: 9am - 4pm Sun: 10am - 1pm


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