22nd Apr 2019

Birch Place, Berkhamsted: A Retirement Community in one of the country’s ‘Best Places To Live’

Birch Place, Berhhamsted
Birch Place, Berhhamsted

Specialist development company, Beechcroft, takes pride in selecting the best locations for its retirement communities so it’s extremely satisfying when one of the locations appears on the ‘Best Places’ list – which is the case with Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire.

Berkhamsted has been cited in the ‘Sunday Times’ Best Places To Live’ list* – being described as ‘affluent, attractive and posh.’  The fast, direct train to London Euston with a journey time of just half an hour is one of the town’s many benefits as are the road connections, the smart shops and the ‘craft ale heaven.’   And, of course, there are 5,000 acres of forest and downlands on the nearby National Trust’s Ashridge Estate.

Beechcroft’s retirement communities are designed to suit the location and Birch Place has proved to be one of the company’s most popular communities.  One of the main reasons for this is that the local shops and services are literally ‘on the doorstep’ and the mainline station is just ¼ mile away.  Whilst many of the home owners moved to be closer to family and friends, to downsize to a more manageable, energy-efficient and easily-maintained home or to secure a home to ‘lock up and leave,’ all comment on the convenient High Street location.   

In fact, Birch Place is so popular that only one new home remains available – an elegant three-bedroom house with sun room, terrace and private garden.  The house comes complete with allocated parking and is priced at £750,000. 

This luxurious gated community, for the over 55s, has been created on the site of the former police station on Berkhamsted High Street. Both the landscaped setting and the private gardens are maintained by the on-site Estate Manager who also takes responsibility for the upkeep of the communal areas – and is on hand to keep an eye on properties whilst owners are away.  

For further information on the final property at Birch Place or for an appointment to view, please contact Beechcroft’s sales office on 01422-870999 between 10 am and 5 pm, Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.   Details on all Beechcroft communities are available on the website at beechcroft.co.uk.


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-          Photograph:  Birch Place, Berkhamsted

-          *Sunday Times – Best Places to Live – Sunday 14 April 2019

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