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Aitchisons' specialist Town & Country Homes service focuses on the sale of all types of prestige properties and extends across West Hertfordshire into Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

It compliments Aitchisons Country House Department at Berkhamsted which has been established for over 35 years and gained an enviable reputation for selling many of the area’s finest properties, from picturesque cottages to farms and grand country houses.

We have an experienced team with many years’ experience and in depth knowledge of city, town, village and country properties throughout the area, as well as an understanding and appreciation of landed properties and how best to market them.

Central London and national marketing is covered by The London Office in St James’s Place and a country wide client referral system operates via 228 offices of affiliated professional Estate Agents, from Cornwall to Scotland.

Service includes:

  • Free property appraisals and marketing advice, tailored to your property
  • High quality, full colour marketing brochures with floor plans
  • Video, drone video and aerial photography options
  • Global marketing via major internet property portals, including Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location
  • Extensive local, regional and national advertising options
  • Seven days a week opening and accompanied viewings
  • Publication of the Acquire magazine
 Berkhamsted - 01442 873901    St Albans - 01727 855556

Paul Brissimitzakis, Director

Paul is highly experienced, having been in the industry since 1987, mainly dealing with properties in the Northwood and Moor Park area before moving to our Berkhamsted office in 2001. He has gained an excellent reputation here and has over 19 years hands on experience of dealing with properties within Berkhamsted and the surrounding areas. Paul has an excellent knowledge and understanding of all sectors of the market including Town & Country Homes and specialist retirement properties. Paul is passionate about property and is fully committed towards providing personable and professional advice to clients at all times.

Paul Brissimitzakis

Jackie Lunnon Director

Nick Hill, Town & Country Consultant

Nick has nearly 40 years’ experience in Hertfordshire agency, including national and regional marketing of niche and high-value properties in both town & country locations. He has worked in St Albans since 1997, dealing with properties of all descriptions, with a particular focus on demand from commuting based buyers.

Nick Hill

Jackie Lunnon Director

Janette Baker-Watts, Associate Director, Town & Country

Janette is a valued member of our Town & Country Team.  With experience in the sale and purchase of properties for HNWI and a passion for equestrian sports, Janette has a wealth of knowledge in managing an eclectic mix of country homes and equestrian properties across West Hertfordshire.

Janette Baker-Watts

Jackie Lunnon Director
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VIDEO TOUR - The Manse is an elegant and well proportioned property built in 1924 with Art Deco and Art Nouveau original features, providing spacious family accommodation with multiple large double aspect rooms in leafy and secluded gardens yet only an 8 minute quiet walk from the platforms at Watford Junction station. Entrance Vestibule l Reception Hall l Drawing Room l Dining Room Study l Kitchen/Breakfast Room l Utility I Garden Room l Guest Cloakroom.  Principal Bedroom Suite l 4 Further Bedrooms l Family Bathroom I large loft with extension potential I Octagonal Garden Office l Detached Double Garage currently a games room l Landscaped Gardens, total area approx. 0.27 acres with development potential (subject to consent)Situated in a quiet road in a sought-after local conservation area, The Manse is only half a mile from Watford town centre with extensive leisure and shopping facilities, and fast rail services to Euston (20 minutes from Watford Junction) and Baker Street (32 minutes from Watford Metropolitan line). The M1 and M25 nearby provide quick access to Heathrow and Luton airports, and local schools are excellent.Approached via a carriage drive with parking for up to 10 vehicles, there is gated access to either side of the house leading to terracing, an ornamental pond with fountain and fish, extensive lawns and well stocked borders. The double garage provides a large recreation room with its own separate ‘children’s garden’, with development potential for a separate property (plans available).The house and garden provide beautiful mature tree views from all angles, despite being so close to Watford town centre, and fast train access to Euston.   This unique property has only come to market three times since it was built nearly a hundred years ago. This is an extremely rare opportunity to purchase a beautifully appointed spacious family home in a private location with extensive gardens and lovely views just 16 miles from central London. SOLD STC
Guide Price £1,950,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3 Receptions

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  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 4 Receptions

A truly exceptional five bedro... Readmore

Asking Price £1,425,000
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5 Receptions

Work from home in comfort in t... Readmore

SOUGHT-AFTER PRIVATE CUL DE SAC IN THE HEART OF THE CONSERVATION AREA , WITH INCREDIBLE VIEWS.This fine 1930’s detached house provides light and spacious four-bedroom accommodation that has been very well improved and modernised by the present vendors, whilst retaining lovely period features including double glazed sash windows, fireplaces and stained glass. The elevated situation of the property gives superb outlooks towards the Abbey from both the house and the garden.The accommodation includes Storm Porch, Entrance Hall, Cloakroom/Utility, Living Room, Kitchen, Dining & Family Room, Principal Bedroom with En-Suite & Dressing Area, Three Further Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Eaves storage. Outside to the front is hardstanding gives off-road parking for two/three vehicles. The superb open plan kitchen, dining and family room is complemented with an original statement fireplace. A principal suite of bedroom and luxury bath/shower-room and dressing area offers dual aspect views over the cathedral and the gardens. The separate spacious Living Room with open gas fire and original fireplace is a cosy retreat in the evening. There is also a well-equipped and good sized home office/summer house. To the rear is an attractive garden, landscaped to take advantage of a South-facing slope with spectacular views over the historic rooftops of Fishpool Street to St Albans Boys School & St Albans Abbey  - laid to lawn with borders containing a variety of flowers, trees & shrubs, a stream/pond & rockery. The raised decking in the garden offers a very private, peaceful setting with some of the best Abbey Views in St Albans. Adjacent to the decking area is a spacious insulated Home Office/Summerhouse with power, heating, internet access and superb views.Ver Road offers the attractive combination of peace and tranquillity, whilst being a only short walk to the bars, restaurants, shops and activities of the city centre, mainline station, local schools and Verulamium Park FOR SALE
Price On Application
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3 Receptions


A fabulous Grade II listed substantial family home of immense character, originally built in the 1830's and having had subsequent additions/improvements over the years. There is an adjoining annex and a double garage, and the property nestles within the most delightful gardens of just under half an acre and situated within the heart of this historic and picturesque village.  The property is surrounded by some of the region's most beautiful countryside, yet still conveniently placed for Berkhamsted and Tring town centres and the mainline stations, serving London (Euston). SOLD STC
Offers In The Region Of £1,350,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2 Receptions

A fabulous Grade II listed sub... Readmore

Ideal for working at home and sitting in just over half an acre, this is an attractive 4-bedroom detached family house of towards 3250 sq/ft in a quiet and sought-after rural location on the edge of the village.The house offers extensive and versatile accommodation arranged to take maximum advantage of sunny south-westerly aspect and outlooks over the delightful gardens. Living and dining rooms can be separated with bespoke sliding doors; both benefit from Oak flooring and there is a modern log burner with glass door in the living room. The study/home office also has garden views and is fitted with Neville Johnson shelving and desk.  The kitchen has been refurbished to a high standard, the breakfast room leads into a pleasant morning / TV room with views of the grounds to the front and fields beyond. The ground floor bedroom and shower room make an ideal guest suite. Upstairs are the principal suite of bedroom & bathroom, two further bedrooms and family bathroom. Outside are the gorgeous, landscaped and mature gardens that include ornamental and fruit trees, flower beds, fruit cage, vegetable plot, greenhouse and two sheds. Within the grounds there is a heated, covered 10 x 5.5 m swimming pool (re-lined and new boiler installed in 2019) complimented with lawns and patio areas. There is also  a separate 6 x 5.4 m heated and double glazed workshop (with hot and cold running water) that can be used as a studio or converted into a spacious home office. The drive leads to the double garage, separate car port and parking for several cars.The property is ideally located for easy access to the M1, and M25. St Albans, with its boutique shops, restaurants, schools and excellent rail link to St Pancras (20 minutes) is 4.4 miles away and Hemel Hempstead station (for Euston) is 3.8 miles.A lane alongside the property gives scope for vehicular access to the rear and the chance of further planning for an annexe, home office or dwelling.EARLY VIEWING RECOMMENDED SOLD STC
Guide Price £1,325,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3 Receptions

Ideal for working at home and ... Readmore

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