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

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

St Andrew Street, Hertford

£440,000

A unique and highly individual mews house located in one of the oldest streets in the historical county town of Hertford. The property retains many of its period features and...

A unique and highly individual mews house located in one of the oldest streets in the historical county town of Hertford. The property retains many of its period features and...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Kennedy Road, Dane End, Ware

£360,000

Kings are pleased to offer for sale this fantastic extended 3 bedroom bungalow set in a quiet cul-de-sac location.The property benefits from having two bedrooms and a further bathroom added...

Kings are pleased to offer for sale this fantastic extended 3 bedroom bungalow set in a quiet cul-de-sac location.The property benefits from having two bedrooms and a further bathroom added...

  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Evron Place

By auction £140,000

FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION. Starting price £140.000 Terms and conditions apply. Cheapest property in Hertford!Kings are pleased to offer for sale this second floor studio apartment located in the...

FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION. Starting price £140.000 Terms and conditions apply. Cheapest property in Hertford!Kings are pleased to offer for sale this second floor studio apartment located in the...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Crouchfields, Chapmore End, Ware

Auction Guide £140,000

FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION! Starting price £140,000 terms and conditions apply. Cheapest 1 bedroom flat on the market in Hertford!Kings are pleased to offer for sale this fantastic one...

FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION! Starting price £140,000 terms and conditions apply. Cheapest 1 bedroom flat on the market in Hertford!Kings are pleased to offer for sale this fantastic one...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Bengeo Meadows, Hertford

£299,995

Set within a small and highly regarded development and located on the outskirts of Bengeo. We offer for sale this rarely available two bedroom first floor flat offered in excellent...

Set within a small and highly regarded development and located on the outskirts of Bengeo. We offer for sale this rarely available two bedroom first floor flat offered in excellent...

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Latest lettings listings for Hertford

  • 4 beds

Brooks Court, The Ridgeway, Hert...

£1500 pcm + fees

** HALF PRICE REFERENCING FEES**Kings of Hertford are Pleased to offer for rental this extremely spacious four bedroom town house.All rooms throughout this property are extremely spacious and bright and...

** HALF PRICE REFERENCING FEES**Kings of Hertford are Pleased to offer for rental this extremely spacious four bedroom town house.All rooms throughout this property are extremely spacious and bright and...

  • 1 beds

Halleys Ridge, Hertford

£825 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are delighted to introduce this Beautiful one bedroom maisonette to the rental market.This property consists of a modern open plan kitchen lounge area.This property has the flexibility...

Kings of Hertford are delighted to introduce this Beautiful one bedroom maisonette to the rental market.This property consists of a modern open plan kitchen lounge area.This property has the flexibility...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths

Millstream Close, Hertford

£1350 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are pleased to bring to the rental market this beautiful two bedroom terraced home in a tranquil riverside location.This property is bright and airy and any potential...

Kings of Hertford are pleased to bring to the rental market this beautiful two bedroom terraced home in a tranquil riverside location.This property is bright and airy and any potential...

  • 2 beds
  • 2 living

Hertford

£1250 pcm + fees

A lovely addition to the rental market is this beautifully presented two bed cottage. The property boasts a stylish fitted kitchen. A cosy sitting room with original features and a...

A lovely addition to the rental market is this beautifully presented two bed cottage. The property boasts a stylish fitted kitchen. A cosy sitting room with original features and a...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Old Cross, Hertford

£850 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are pleased to present for rental this two bedroom second floor character apartment located in Hertford Town Centre. The property offers good sized accommodation throughout and is...

Kings of Hertford are pleased to present for rental this two bedroom second floor character apartment located in Hertford Town Centre. The property offers good sized accommodation throughout and is...

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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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Our Clients Say


Luke Dupey

2 weeks ago

5 Star Service

Kings of Hertford helped me purchase my first property and from start to finish the transaction was faultless.
Their customer service was terrific and they kept me informed at every stage.
I would highly recommend the Kings Hertford Team to anyone.

Response from Kings Group

It has a pleasure dealing with you and we wish you all the best in your new home. 

- Daniel

Mel Donnelly

Seller

1 month ago

Thoroughly recommend Kings!

Daniel and Jackie worked so hard to ensure my sale and purchase went through. This is the second time I have used Kings to buy and sell and I would definitely recommend them. I also like the fact that they aren't 'cheesy' like most of the other agents in town who hide behind their slick premises and branding but are inexperienced in the actual buying and selling of houses. Well done Kings - thank you!

Response from Kings Group

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review, the sale of your beautiful home was a complete pleasure.
We look forward to dealing with your future property needs. 
Kind Regards all at Kings of Hertford

- Daniel

Mrs + Mr Reed

Seller

1 month ago

very friendly , helpful, presented us really well. nothing was to much trouble, went the extra mile

Response from Kings Group

Thank you very much for your kind review, we fully enjoyed selling your lovely home.

For all your future property needs you are the other end of the phone.

Kind Regards All at Kings of Hertford 

- Daniel

Mr Lewis

Seller

1 month ago

Excellent Service and market knowledge

Very personal got to know the client well. Took time to consider and select the right target market for property and had found a buyer within days.

Response from Kings Group

Thank you for your feedback. It was a pleasure to work with you, you also made the transaction very smooth with the additional work you put it. We wish you all the best with your relocation. 

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

Mrs Arzu & Mustafa Coskun

Tenant

3 months ago

Hertford branch were fantastic!

Danielle from the hertford branch was absolutely fantastic. So helpful.

Emma Taylor

Buyer

3 months ago

Professional, friendly and nothing was too much trouble! Thanks!

Daniel and Jackie were more than happy to help every step of the way, with advice and support through the conveyancing process. They were both patient, friendly and a pleasure to liaise with. Highly recommend!

Response from Kings Group

Hi Emma, Thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure dealing with sale of Brookside. Kings of Hertford will be happy to help in the future and we wish you all the best in your new home. 

- Daniel

Juliana Fourie

Buyer

4 months ago

Good!!

Jackie's friendliness, patience and helpfulness it was a pleasure meeting her

Response from Kings Group

Thank you Juliana. Your review is very much appreciated We wish you all the best in your search for your new home. Kings Group will be here to help where needed.

- Daniel

Vince Cawley

Seller

4 months ago

the estate was very helpful but the conveyance team were very poor

Response from Kings Group

We must and already have taken this feedback on board and our thoughts have been passed on to our conveyancing team . Thank you .

- Karl Knipe

Matthew Tyrrell

Seller

4 months ago

excellent service, swift responses, information all accurate, with a personal service!!

Alison Cragg

Landlord

4 months ago

A first class service

A positive experience from start to finish. Dannielle McGowan couldn't have been more helpful. She listened to my needs and worked quickly within my timeframe, to relet my property to suitable tenants. Always delivered what she promised and at times went the extra mile. She was well supported by her colleagues, which ensured a seamless service during her time out of the office.

Response from Kings Group

Alison thank you so much for your lovely review. Its been a complete pleasure working with you. kings group look forward to dealing with you in the future. 

- Daniel

Sue Daniels

Buyer

4 months ago

Professional and excellent staff

Professional and courteous service... nothing too much trouble . Excellent staff especially Harry

Mr Budd

Seller

5 months ago

good marketing &leaving empty property secure

Mr Mark Matthews

Buyer

5 months ago

Transparency all the way!

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

Mr fisher

Seller

6 months 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.

Response from Kings Group

Thank you for much for your Kind words in this review, it was a pleasure dealing with you in the sale of your godmothers house. Everyone here at Kings Group in Hertford are extremely pleased we managed to make this whole situation as easy as possible for you. 
We wish you all the best in your future.

- Daniel

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