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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.

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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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    Pam Dewhurst



    Pam has been with Country Properties since 2007, 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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    Teresa Taylor

    Finance Director

    Teresa joined Country Properties in 2013 as Accounts Assistant and was promoted to Finance Director in 2021. She has over 20 yeas experience in accounts and financial management and is a fully qualified bookkeeper. Teresa enjoys the fast paced environment and the variety of work that property management offers

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    Paul Hurren

    Senior Sales Negotiator/Valuer


    Paul has been with Country Properties since 2010 with an in depth knowledge of the local market covering Hitchin and the surrounding villages. With a wealth of experience 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 8 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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    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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    Victoria Mapletoft

    Manager, Property Management


    Victoria joined Country Properties in 2011 and her role as Office Manager in our property management office includes day to day property management duties as well as staff training and compliance. With over 10 years experience she has extensive knowledge of housing legislation and all aspects of the lettings industry.

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    Steven Knott

    Assistant Manager, Property Management


    Steven joined Country Properties in 2016 as a property management administrator and has progressed to Assistant Office Manager of our property management office. Steven is well versed in all aspects of property management with over 5 years of experience. He enjoys the camaraderie within our established team and is motivated by, and enthusiastic about his work.

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    Sabine Nilsson

    Property Management & Accounts Administrator


    Sabine is originally from Sweden and has been living in England since 2002. She has worked for Country Properties since 2009 in the property management office carrying out various roles from accounts to inspections and dealing with maintenance issues, with her current main role within the accounts department.

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    Rebecca Bartlett

    Property Management Administrator


    Rebecca has been working with Country Properties since 2016 and primarily deals with creating the move in paperwork for new tenants as well as property maintenance enquiries.

Local area guide

About Hitchin, Hertfordshire 

Hitchin is a beautiful market town in Hertfordshire surrounded by popular villages. With both fantastic schools and fast commuter links to London and Cambridge, Hitchin is a popular location for families. There’s a great range of properties available both to purchase and rent.

The historic market town of Hitchin dates back over 1000 years and was originally built around the River Hiz. 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, which is the largest parish church in Hertfordshire. 

Hitchin’s train station gets commuters to London or Cambridge within just 30 minutes. This is a big pull factor for commuters who can benefit from both city and country life. Located between the M1 and A1, nearby cities are easily accessible by car too. Additionally, London Luton Airport is only 15 minutes from Hitchin, which is great for those wishing to travel for work or for pleasure. 

The schools in Hitchin are fantastic, with three of the main secondary schools scoring good or outstanding in their Ofsted reports. This is a huge draw for families, in Hitchin itself and also its surrounding villages.


The town’s popular market takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays within the beautiful, traditional-looking market square. Hitchin has a high number of local independent stores (including the Beer Shop), boutique shops, and coffee houses (such as Hitchin Coffee Lab with its own micro-roastery) to enjoy in a relaxed and tranquil setting. It also has some big high street names, including Waitrose and M&S.  

Chia Naturally Healthy Café provides a fully vegan option for lunch, whilst The Groundworks offers locally sourced and sustainable lunch options. Residents enjoy Turkish food at Bosphorus, Thai food at Sukawatee, and there are several national chain eateries available too.

There’s plenty of entertainment to enjoy in the evenings, either watching performances at The Queen Mother Theatre or listening to live music at Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant.


The town has a long-standing history with lavender, dating back to the 1500s when it became an established grower of the product. It was grown for pharmaceutical reasons and Hitchin became one of the two largest producers in the country. Hitchin is also home to the country’s oldest independent pharmacy, Ransoms, which was set up by Henry Ransom in 1846. He distilled lavender and his product was so good that Queen Victoria stopped her train here so that he could present her with a bottle his essential oil. After lavender growing fell by the wayside in Hitchin in the 1960s, it was restarted by Hitchin Lavender in 2000, and there are now 30 acres of lavender grown here, which thousands of people visit each year when it’s in bloom.

Nearby, Knebworth House is a stately home with lovely walks in its grounds, and big concerts in summer. Barton Hills National Nature Reserve is a popular place to go for families and walkers.

 Hitchin is a diverse town and enjoys celebrating Vaisakhi. This annual event originally celebrated the harvest festival, and has now also become the Sikh New Year and commemorates the founding of the Sikh community.

 Hitchin is surrounded by many popular villages, including Kimpton, Whitwell, Offley, Breachwood Green, Lilley, Preston, Ickleford, Pirton and Holwell. Rolling countryside surrounds many of these beautiful locations, making them stunning places to live.

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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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