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New retirement development in Bovingdon gets off to a flying start

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Mountbatten House, a new McCarthy and Stone Retirement Living development on Hempstead Road in Bovingdon, is proving to be a roaring success, with 10 apartments sold off-plan at a highly anticipated sales launch.

Properties were snapped-up during a spectacular sales launch held at Little Hay Golf Complex in Bovingdon. With high levels of early interest shown in the apartments, McCarthy and Stone is now urging all those interested in downsizing to Bovingdon to secure their stake in Mountbatten House without delay.

Stephen Rolt, Regional Sales & Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone North London, comments: “We have been truly overwhelmed by the fantastic response to our new development, Mountbatten House, which is proving incredibly popular locally. It is great so many discerning retirees have recognised the benefits of moving to a high specification apartment, where there is a friendly community of neighbours right on the doorstep.

“At McCarthy and Stone, we are committed to helping older people stay independent for longer while living in a secure, low maintenance home. The demand we are experiencing for Mountbatten House is certainly testament to the real need for this type of housing in the area.”

McCarthy and Stone’s Retirement Living developments are carefully designed to enable the over 60s to maintain an active and independent lifestyle, in a safe and secure environment. First occupants are expected in August 2018.

Once complete, facilities at the new Mountbatten House Retirement Living development will include a Club Lounge; ideal for socialising with friends; landscaped gardens in which to relax; and a comfortable Guest Suite, should homeowners have friends or relatives to stay.  A dedicated House Manager will take care of the day-to-day running of the development; while a secure entry system and 24-hour emergency call points will provide added peace-of-mind.

Set in a the charming village of Bovingdon, Mountbatten House is in close proximity to a fantastic range of local amenities, including Chiltern Piano Gallery, St Lawrence’s Church and the local high street, which has an array of cafes and shops.

More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy and Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 13 years’ running.  McCarthy and Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade, which is every year the awards have been run.

Those interested in Retirement Living in Bovingdon are invited to call 0800 201 4811 or visit

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Where is Britannia 2 filmed?

Find out which locations played host to Romans, Celts and Druids in Sky Atlantic’s new epic historical series.
A second series of historical period drama Britannia is in the pipeline, this time with the majority of filming taking place in the UK, in part at Bovingdon Airfield.

Series One was the first co-production between Sky Atlantic and Amazon Prime Video, and filmed largely in Prague with a stint in Wales.
Roman Camp
Kelly Reilly and David Morrissey starred in the nine-part series that was set in AD43 and followed the Roman conquest of Britain.

Bovingdon and Flaunden Tennis Club

Bovingdon and Flaunden Tennis Club is a small, friendly club, with approximately 160 members, situated in the picturesque Hertfordshire village of Bovingdon. There is no playing-in standard and everyone is welcome to join. Come along for a social game, meet the members and marvel at our resident Red Kites flying overhead.

We offer a good range of social tennis on our five all weather courts, to suit all levels of player plus we enter a number of teams into local leagues.  There is also an in-house Winter league on our three floodlit courts running from Sep-March.

We like to encourage our junior section, introduce children to the joys of tennis and subsequently help them to improve their skills. There is coaching available for adult and junior members.

Elton comes to Bovingdon?


Of all the famous musicians that resonate across generations, Elton John is among the most deserving of being the subject of a biopic. So much so, in fact, that in 2011, it was reported that John would be producing Rocketman, a musical biopic about his life. However, the project has hit a number of obstacles in the years since. With those delays have only come a scattering of updates, one of which was that a few years back, the Elton John biopic had tapped Tom Hardy to play the lead. However, now it’s been announced that Hardy is out, and Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Taron Egerton is lined up to play John instead.

According to The Daily Mail, Taron Egerton has been having conversations with Rocketman producers Matthew Vaughn (Egerton’s Kingsman director) and Dexter Fletcher about boarding the biopic to play Elton John. As for why Tom Hardy is no longer involved with the project, supposedly the Dunkirk star has trouble with singing, and since Egerton has no problem with belting out tunes, that makes him the worthier actor for the job. The Rocketman team is hoping to start shooting the movie before 2017 is finished, but whether or not they meet that goal will depend on if a deal can be reached with Egerton.