9th Jan 2019

Susan and Stephen find the perfect ‘lock up and leave’ home at Berkhamsted

Having relocated to the United States, Susan Smith and her husband, Stephen, decided to buy a second home in the UK – and chose Beechcroft’s Birch Place in Berkhamsted, a gated development of just 21 two and three-bedroom apartments and two three-bedroom houses conveniently located in Berkhamsted High Street and designed with the over 55s in mind.


“We decided to buy a home in the UK when I realised just how homesick I was,” comments Susan. “We decided on Berkhamsted because my elderly parents live there and I know the town well, having lived there before emigrating.  I discovered Birch Place when I visited – I just walked past and loved the location, so close to the town’s shops and the station.”


“We had looked at a few properties before we bought a home at Birch Place.  We really wanted something modern and easy to maintain – and that wasn’t an attribute of many other properties,” continues Susan.  “We liked Birch Place very much from the start.  Our first impressions were that it was stylish and modern.  We were inspired to buy a new home because of this – and because of its proximity to the town centre.”


The new homes at Birch Place are all energy-efficient and easy to maintain, provide a balcony or terrace and include fixtures and fittings of the highest quality and the development provides private parking.  The development also provides an estate management service – the Manager handles the day-to-day administration of the development including the cleaning and maintenance of communal areas and offers help and advice when needed.


“The design of our home is very up-to-date and it has lots of features such as underfloor heating and a contemporary kitchen with a full range of appliances,” adds Susan.  “Although we intend to use our new home at Birch Place frequently, the estate management service is important to us.  Having an Estate Manager on hand to keep an eye on our UK home whilst we are away gives us peace of mind.”


The final three-bedroom home is now available at Birch Place, Berkhamsted.  This house with sun room, terrace and garden is being marketed at £795,000.  To make an appointment to view, contact Beechcroft’s sales team on 01442-870999 between 10 am and 5 pm, Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.  For details of all Beechcroft developments, please visit the website on www.beechcroft.co.uk.


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-          Photograph:  The dining/hall in the show home at Birch Place, Berkhamsted 

-          PR:  Sheila Frampton, Snazzy PR, Tel: 07789 275868