Hertford branch

28 Maidenhead Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 1DR


Why move to Hertford?

Hertford is a historic yet vibrant market town, just 19 miles north of London in the east Hertfordshire countryside.  It is an attractive place to live, with a maze of medieval streets, the remains of a Norman castle, walks along the river Lea and plenty of green space.

With a population of around 30,000, Hertford is a world away from the frenetic pace of city life, yet London is easily reached by train, making it very popular with commuters.

There are many picturesque villages around Hertford, offering the perfect balance between access to the town and the welcome of a rural community.  Many have a rich history, having been recorded in the Domesday Book and offer a good choice of characterful property.

If you are looking for an estate agent in Hertford, please pop into our office on Maidenhead Street.  We are both a lettings agent and sales agent for the Hertford area, and will be happy to help you.

 

 

A short history

Hertford sits in a valley where the rivers Rib, Beane and Mimram meet the river Lea.  It was named after the ancient place where deer once crossed the river, and the town's emblem is a stag or hart.

Settlements existed here in Saxon times, but the town grew following the Norman Conquest, when a castle was built.  Hertford Castle was a Royal Palace for over 300 years and is where Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood.  The castle stood until the 17th Century when it fell into disrepair.  Hertford Castle Gatehouse now stands on the original site and is a popular venue for weddings and events.

The Victorian era saw much building as transport links to London improved.  The McMullens brewery was founded in 1827 by Peter McMullen and has been brewing beer since then using water from the chalk aquifer 140ft below the town.

Intriguingly, there have been tales throughout history of a secret network of tunnels beneath Hertford, said to be in use by members of the Knights Templar.  Claims have been made that treasures of immense importance are hidden beneath the streets.  History records that a number of the Templars were imprisoned in Hertford Castle, as shown in the stained glass window in St Andrew’s Church, so perhaps there may be some truth in the stories told.

 

Property

Much of the town centre is a conservation area.  Throughout Hertford, there is a wide mix of properties, from modern town houses and pretty riverside terraced cottages, to middle range family houses and detached homes with extensive grounds.

Family houses are available in the Fordwich area, with more extensive properties along private roads in High Molewood and Great Molewood.  Bengeo to the north and the area around Folly Island are always in high demand.

If you are interested in putting your house on the market, our Sales Agents will be pleased to arrange a home valuation.  Those looking to purchase property in Hertford can discuss their needs with our local experts and arrange viewings at suitable properties.  Alternatively, if you are a Landlord considering letting your property, or you are looking to rent within the Hertford area, our Lettings Agents are on hand to support you.

 

Latest sale listings for Hertford

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 3 living

The Finches, Hertford

£695,000

OPEN HOUSE 27TH MAY 12.00-2:00PM STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLYBuilt by Fairclough homes, we offer for sale this four/five bedroom detached family home situated in a cul de sac on the...

OPEN HOUSE 27TH MAY 12.00-2:00PM STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLYBuilt by Fairclough homes, we offer for sale this four/five bedroom detached family home situated in a cul de sac on the...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Pegs Lane, Hertford

£142,500

OPEN HOUSE 20TH MAY 10.00AM -12.00 NOON. SHARED OWNERSHIP SCHEME. An opportunity to acquire a 50% share of this two bedroom upper ground apartment situated in a highly regarded development...

OPEN HOUSE 20TH MAY 10.00AM -12.00 NOON. SHARED OWNERSHIP SCHEME. An opportunity to acquire a 50% share of this two bedroom upper ground apartment situated in a highly regarded development...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Palmer Road, Hertford

£395,000

Occupying a corner plot we offer for sale this three bedroom Semi detached property situated in the popular suburb of Bengeo. The property offers a large downstairs comprising of lounge,...

Occupying a corner plot we offer for sale this three bedroom Semi detached property situated in the popular suburb of Bengeo. The property offers a large downstairs comprising of lounge,...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Wilton Crescent, Hertford

£435,000

A two bedroom semi-detached bungalow situated within this peaceful and popular residential area on the south side of town. Gas centrally heated and double glazed the property is in need...

A two bedroom semi-detached bungalow situated within this peaceful and popular residential area on the south side of town. Gas centrally heated and double glazed the property is in need...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Brookside, Hertford

£279,995

Kings are pleased to offer for sale this two bedroom ground floor maisonette situated in a popular cul de sac development and within close proximity to Hertford town centre and...

Kings are pleased to offer for sale this two bedroom ground floor maisonette situated in a popular cul de sac development and within close proximity to Hertford town centre and...

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Latest lettings listings for Hertford

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

Clappers Lane, Watton At Stone

£1650 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are delighted to offer for rental this modern build three bedroom detached executive home based in the popular village of Watton At Stone. The property is located...

Kings of Hertford are delighted to offer for rental this modern build three bedroom detached executive home based in the popular village of Watton At Stone. The property is located...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Wheatsheaf Drive, Ware

£795 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are pleased to present to the rental market this one bedroom ground floor maisonette located in Ware. The property offers parking, electric heating, double glazing and is...

Kings of Hertford are pleased to present to the rental market this one bedroom ground floor maisonette located in Ware. The property offers parking, electric heating, double glazing and is...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Ladywood, Hertford

£775 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are pleased to offer to the rental market this lovely one bedroom top floor maisonette in the popular development Ladywood Road in Hertford.This property consists of an...

Kings of Hertford are pleased to offer to the rental market this lovely one bedroom top floor maisonette in the popular development Ladywood Road in Hertford.This property consists of an...

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Plomer Avenue, Hoddeson

£925 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are pleased to offer this bright two bedroom top floor flat available at the end of May. It benefits from 2 double bedrooms, fitted wardrobes, en-suite and...

Kings of Hertford are pleased to offer this bright two bedroom top floor flat available at the end of May. It benefits from 2 double bedrooms, fitted wardrobes, en-suite and...

  • 5 beds
  • 2 baths

Wentworth Road, Hertford

£2250 pcm + fees

Kings Lettings are proud to present this beautifully presented 5 bedroom extended bungalow on the popular Mandeville estate.This property comes with a driveway for numerous cars and a lovely maintained...

Kings Lettings are proud to present this beautifully presented 5 bedroom extended bungalow on the popular Mandeville estate.This property comes with a driveway for numerous cars and a lovely maintained...

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Hertford area guide


Transport links

Trains from Hertford East take 53 minutes to reach Liverpool Street, and trains from Hertford North to Moorgate take just 45 minutes.  You can connect to the London Underground at Finsbury Park and Highbury & Islington, or Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale.

There is also quick access to the A10 and M25.  The A1(M) is eight miles west and the M11 is 11 miles east.

 

Shopping, eating and drinking

Hertford has a good selection of independent retailers, selling everything from fashion to antiques.  You’ll find most shops in Bircherley Green, but if you need a spot of serious retail therapy, it’s a short drive to Welwyn garden City where there is a John Lewis, or Hatfield's Galleria Outlet is just 15 minutes away.  There’s also a farmer’s market once a month.

There’s a whole host of places to test your taste buds here.  The Hertford House Hotel, the town's first boutique hotel, has a popular brasserie.  Lussmann’s Fish and Grill is a modern restaurant with a wide array of outstanding, seasonal offerings and The White Horse is a favourite with the locals, offering great beers, roaring fires and a selection of tapas.

 

Things to do

The Hertford and Ware Waterbus runs along the River Lea every weekend, providing a picturesque method of transport.  Cycling along the towpath is also a popular pastime.

There is also plenty for thespians and musicians, including a Dramatic and Operatic Society, the Company of Players and a symphony orchestra.  Hertford is also home to The Musical Mystery Tour, an annual event featuring performances at many of the town’s pubs and venues.

There is quite a sporting fraternity too, with a cricket club, canoe club, Hertford Football Club, the Old Hertfordians Rugby Club, and fishing in streams made famous by Izaak Walton in The Compleat Angler.

 

Schools

Nurseries:

River View Day Nursery  ~  The Right Track

 

Primary Schools:

Abel Smith School  ~  Bengeo Primary School  ~  Hertford Heath Primary and Nursery School  ~  Hertford St Andrew C of E Primary School  ~  Hollybush Primary School  ~  Mill Mead Primary School  ~  Morgans Primary School & Nursery  ~  St Joseph's Catholic Primary School  ~  St Joseph's in the Park  ~  Wheatcroft Primary School

 

Secondary Schools:

Presdales School (Girls)  ~  Richard Hale School (Boys)  ~  Simon Balle School  ~  The Chauncy School  ~  The Sele School

 

Independent Schools:

Haileybury  ~  Heath Mount School  ~  Lochinver House School (Boys)  ~  Manor Lodge School  ~  Queenswood (Girls)  ~  Sherrardswood School  ~  St Edmund's College  ~  St Joseph's in the Park  ~  Stormont (Girls)

Daniel Foot

Proprietor

Daniel was a Negotiator and then Senior Branch Manager before opening Hertford branch in 2007. He is NFOPP Accredited and he led Hertford to a 2015 Best Agency win at The ESTAS.

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Dannielle McGowan

Lettings Manager

Dannielle always gives a first class service. Her ongoing strengths helped her to progress from Lettings Negotiator to Lettings Manager in an impressively short time.

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Hertford branch case studies


Our Clients Say


Mr Budd

Seller

2 weeks ago

good marketing &leaving empty property secure

Mr Mark Matthews

Buyer

3 weeks ago

Transparency all the way!

Smooth transaction from start to finish. No hiccups and would highly recommend Daniel and his team.

Mr fisher

Seller

4 weeks ago

Excellent service

I was really delighted with the service that Daniel and his team provided to me when selling my Godmother's property in Bengeo. Daniel kept me informed of developments for the sale as they occurred and organised the house clearance, then the meter readings for me at completion which helped enormously as I live down on the south coast. I was saved a least a couple of trips back to Herts. I would not hesitate to recommend Kings Group for their great service and professionalism.

Carina Guarnieri

Buyer

2 months ago

Had a great experience buying our first home through Kings, Lucy was very helpful showing us around places and the purchase of our property was efficiant and went through smoothly, thanks Kings!

Suki Riggs

Seller

2 months ago

Very good service and excellent local knowledge

A good structured service with an excellent knowledge of the local market. They went out of their way to sell our property at a very competitive price.

david Stoney

Buyer

2 months ago

Great first time experience!

Extremely efficient and friendly staff whom made the entire property purchase experience headache free! They kept on top of each party and helped the process along wherever possible. Would definitely recommend them to our friends and family. Special thanks to Daniel Foot at the branch for his ongoing support. Thank you!