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

Hutton Close, Hertford

£215,000

We have keys!!!! Kings are pleased to offer for sale this spacious two double bedroom first floor maisonette situated within a quiet cul-de-sac to the west of Hertford within close...

We have keys!!!! Kings are pleased to offer for sale this spacious two double bedroom first floor maisonette situated within a quiet cul-de-sac to the west of Hertford within close...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Hamels Drive, Hertford

£335,000

Kings are pleased to offer for sale this three bedroom semi detached situated in a cul de sac location for the preferred SG13 postcode for schooling. The property is offered...

Kings are pleased to offer for sale this three bedroom semi detached situated in a cul de sac location for the preferred SG13 postcode for schooling. The property is offered...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Gosselin Road, Hertford

Guide price £335,000

PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED AND WITHIN SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA OF BENGEO SCHOOL.FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION.Starting price £335,000. Terms and conditions apply.Kings are pleased to offer for sale this two bedroom...

PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED AND WITHIN SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA OF BENGEO SCHOOL.FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION.Starting price £335,000. Terms and conditions apply.Kings are pleased to offer for sale this two bedroom...

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2 living

Great Innings South, Watton At S...

£535,000

Kings are pleased to offer this modern four bedroom detached family home is conveniently situated within easy walking distance of local village facilities which include a general store, butcher, school,...

Kings are pleased to offer this modern four bedroom detached family home is conveniently situated within easy walking distance of local village facilities which include a general store, butcher, school,...

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Ducketts Wood, Thundridge, Ware

Offers in excess of £975,000

SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGE CLOSE TO ST EDMUNDS COLLEGE!A rare opportunity to acquire this four bedroom Scandinavian style home in the desirable hamlet location off Cold Christmas Lane. Only one of...

SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGE CLOSE TO ST EDMUNDS COLLEGE!A rare opportunity to acquire this four bedroom Scandinavian style home in the desirable hamlet location off Cold Christmas Lane. Only one of...

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Latest lettings listings for Hertford

Hertford

£725 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are pleased to offer for rental this spacious ground floor studio apartment that offers a great sized living area, entrance hall plus separate kitchen. This bright flat...

Kings of Hertford are pleased to offer for rental this spacious ground floor studio apartment that offers a great sized living area, entrance hall plus separate kitchen. This bright flat...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 living

Millmead Way, Hertford

£900 pcm + fees

Kings Of Hertford are delighted to bring back to the rental market this pleasant one bedroom house situated on the Millmead Development.The property opens up to a fully functional kitchen...

Kings Of Hertford are delighted to bring back to the rental market this pleasant one bedroom house situated on the Millmead Development.The property opens up to a fully functional kitchen...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

Clappers Lane, Watton At Stone

£1749 pcm + fees

**HALF PRICE REFERENCING 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....

HALF PRICE REFERENCING 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....

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Brickendon Lane, Hertford

£1220 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are delighted to offer for rental this 3 Double bedroom house in Hertford. Benefits of this property is of course the three double bedrooms one with en...

Kings of Hertford are delighted to offer for rental this 3 Double bedroom house in Hertford. Benefits of this property is of course the three double bedrooms one with en...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Bluecoat Court, Hertford

£1000 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are proud to present to the rental market this spacious two bedroom apartment located in the popular development Bluecoat Court. This property is within walking distance to...

Kings of Hertford are proud to present to the rental market this spacious two bedroom apartment located in the popular development Bluecoat Court. This property is within walking distance to...

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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


Mrs Arzu & Mustafa Coskun

Tenant

3 weeks ago

Hertford branch were fantastic!

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

Emma Taylor

Buyer

1 month 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

2 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

2 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

2 months ago

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

Alison Cragg

Landlord

2 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

2 months ago

Professional and excellent staff

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

Mr Budd

Seller

3 months ago

good marketing &leaving empty property secure

Mr Mark Matthews

Buyer

3 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

4 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

Carina Guarnieri

Buyer

4 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!

Response from Kings Group

Hello Carina,
Once again a massive congrats on buying your first home via kings group in Hertford. We wish you every happiness in the property.
Thank you very much for your lovely review.

- Daniel

Suki Riggs

Seller

4 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.

Response from Kings Group

Hi Suki,
Thank you very much for your lovely review, Kings group in Hertford are very happy to hear you are happy with our service.

- Daniel

david Stoney

Buyer

5 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!

Response from Kings Group

Hello David, Kings Group in Hertford would like to thank you for your kind words on your review. It was a pleasure dealing with you during the property sale. 

- Daniel

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