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
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Rainsborough Court, Hertford

£300,000

STUNNING ground floor apartment located in the popular development of Rainsborough Court! Boasting 2 allocated parking spaces - seconds drive from the A10 towards Cambridge and London, short proximity to...

STUNNING ground floor apartment located in the popular development of Rainsborough Court! Boasting 2 allocated parking spaces - seconds drive from the A10 towards Cambridge and London, short proximity to...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Longwood Road, Hertford

£225,000

COMPLETELY REFURBISHED THROUGHOUT! Spacious maisonette located a short distance from Hertford North station! Boasting ALL THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS - the master bedroom currently holds a superking bed which shows the...

COMPLETELY REFURBISHED THROUGHOUT! Spacious maisonette located a short distance from Hertford North station! Boasting ALL THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS - the master bedroom currently holds a superking bed which shows the...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Ware Road, Hertford

£310,000

** RARELY AVAILABLE ** 2/3 bedroom semi detached Victorian cottage with a stunning SOUTH FACING 90ft rear garden! This character property is a perfect family home being located a close...

** RARELY AVAILABLE ** 2/3 bedroom semi detached Victorian cottage with a stunning SOUTH FACING 90ft rear garden! This character property is a perfect family home being located a close...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Moorymead Close, Watton At Stone...

Offers in excess of £195,000

** EXTENDED LEASE !! ** Spacious one bedroom apartment located on the ground floor of a small block in Watton At Stone! Boasting its excellent size bedroom with built in...

** EXTENDED LEASE !! ** Spacious one bedroom apartment located on the ground floor of a small block in Watton At Stone! Boasting its excellent size bedroom with built in...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Longwood Road, Hertford

£220,000

**SPACIOUS THREE BEDROOM SPLIT LEVEL MAISONETTE** CHAIN FEE - Located on the West Side of Hertford and is located a close proximity within close proximity to local shops and Hertford...

**SPACIOUS THREE BEDROOM SPLIT LEVEL MAISONETTE** CHAIN FEE - Located on the West Side of Hertford and is located a close proximity within close proximity to local shops and Hertford...

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Latest lettings listings for Hertford

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths

Chapelfields, Stanstead Abbots, ...

£1020 pcm Tenant Info

**EXCLUSIVE TO KINGS!! - ZERO DEPOSIT OPTION!** A MODERN FEEL WITH TRADITIONAL FINISHES! Spacious two bedroom apartment with private outdoor space located on the first floor of a small block...

**EXCLUSIVE TO KINGS!! - ZERO DEPOSIT OPTION!** A MODERN FEEL WITH TRADITIONAL FINISHES! Spacious two bedroom apartment with private outdoor space located on the first floor of a small block...

  • 2 beds
  • 2 living

Park Road, Hertford

£1275 pcm Tenant Info

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
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Mutiny Close, Hertford - SERVICE...

£667 pw Tenant Info

**SHORT TERM LEASE!!**Feel at home whilst you are away for £17.50 per night*? SERVICED APARTMENTS - Sleep up to 6 PEOPLELocated in Hertford, SG14 a short distance Hertford East Train...

**SHORT TERM LEASE!!**Feel at home whilst you are away for £17.50 per night*? SERVICED APARTMENTS - Sleep up to 6 PEOPLELocated in Hertford, SG14 a short distance Hertford East Train...

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Mutiny Close, Hertford - SERVICE...

£2900 pcm Tenant Info

**SHORT TERM LEASE!!**Feel at home whilst you are away for £17.50 per night*? SERVICED APARTMENTS - Sleep up to 6 PEOPLELocated in Hertford, SG14 a short distance Hertford East Train...

**SHORT TERM LEASE!!**Feel at home whilst you are away for £17.50 per night*? SERVICED APARTMENTS - Sleep up to 6 PEOPLELocated in Hertford, SG14 a short distance Hertford East Train...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Chambers Street, Hertford

£1400 pcm Tenant Info

*** ZERO DEPOSIT OPTION!! **A three bedroom mid terraced house with parking and a low maintenance garden. This property on Chambers Street offers allocated parking along side with being a...

*** ZERO DEPOSIT OPTION!! **A three bedroom mid terraced house with parking and a low maintenance garden. This property on Chambers Street offers allocated parking along side with being a...

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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  ~  Simon Balle All-through School  ~  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 All-through 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)

Brodie Clark

Branch Manager

Brodie’s excellent customer service skills led her to win the highly coveted Gold Award for ‘Best Letting Agent in the UK for Landlords’ at the 2017 ESTAS Awards. This was among 4 other Gold ESTAS ...

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Anthony Green

Mortgage Broker

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Hertford branch case studies


Our Clients Say


Ian Huttlestone

Vendor

7 days ago

Outstanding as Estate Agents and Conveyancing Solicitors

We had to sell Mum & Dads house in Hertford and chose Kings Estate Agents and also used their Conveyancing service.
The team in Hertford was outstanding – from taking a stunning set of photos to guiding us through the process. They knew the market extremely well and the house sold just three hours after the photos were taken.
Harsal at Kings Conveyancing took over and worked in conjunction with the branch from then to completion. Like the team in Hertford the Conveyancing team were outstanding, they were supportive with the vast array of forms that have to be completed. They kept us up to date by phone, text and email and we were also able to follow the process through using Kings eWay online system. This was particularly useful as both executors of my parents’ estate could follow the process.
I would recommend Kings as both an estate agent and also for their legal expertise – their knowledge and overall support and care made them an excellent choice and I will use them again when the need arises.

Trusted Customer

Vendor

1 month ago

They were helpful and supportive and often went out of their way to help us who are virtually computer novices and who have never bought or sold a house before. I cannot say it was entirely stress free but their calm and professional attitude certainly helped.

Alison Cragg

Landlord

1 month ago

Seamless service from start to finish.

Acted promptly upon instruction. Efficient, knowledgeable and diligent. Have used their Lettings service many times and would not hesitate to use them in the future. Highly recommend.

Trusted Customer

landlord

3 months ago

A fantastic service from Kings, so helpful, knowledgeable, efficient and quick to respond. They were recommended to us and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others.

Trusted Customer

SELLER

Seller

4 months ago

I received good experience buying from them and when I went to sell my property, they helped me sell it for the full asking price, within 5 days of placing it on the market. The whole process from valuing to getting people along to see the house was very good. Patrick was very good in helping me with the negotiations to reach the desired price.

Response from Kings Group

Good Afternoon,
Great to hear you have had such a positive experience with our Hertford branch. You were a pleasure to work with and we would like to thank you for your patience and assistance throughout the sale.
All the best for the future !
Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Everett

BROKER

Mortgage

4 months ago

Kate was very approachable, pro active and friendly ... she ensured that we were kept up to date with our enquiry and always available if we had any questions

O BUSE

BROKER

Mortgage

5 months ago

Kate has been particularly helpful in sorting out our mortgage and finding us the best deal. I would highly recommend her services. She is very knowledgeable and has offered plenty of reassurance.

Trusted Customer

Tenants

tenant

5 months ago

I was dealing with Reece Mayes from the Hertford office who is a really genuine, pleasant, proactive and knowledgeable young man. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with and is a real asset to the company. Although we have decided to no longer look for a property in Hertford, I look forward to popping in to see him next time we’re in town. I’m sure that if we continued our property search there, he would have become a friend, such a delightful person.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

5 months ago

Brodie has been nothing but helpful from the start of our experience with Kings. We have had a fairly long process and most recently, Brodie has been amazing at chasing things up every single day for us (without us asking her to!), which is much appreciated when we seem to be getting limited updates elsewhere! She has been super kind and helpful and I am so thankful to her for it. Fab customer service :-)

Response from Kings Group

Good Afternoon,

Wow what brilliant feedback. It's great to hear you have such a positive experience with our Hertford branch.

We wish you all the best for the future in your new home !

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

5 months ago

Great service

Great professional service always quick to get back to me which soothed my nerves as I was waiting to hear updates. Well recommend!

Mark Everett

Seller

5 months ago

Great Service

A great friendly team who are really helpful but professional at the same time.

Response from Kings Group

Hello.

We would like to thank you for leaving your review. You were a pleasure to work with and we hope to be of help again in the future.

Best wishes,

Hertford

- On behalf of Kings Group

Jill and Stephen

VENDOR

Vendor

SELLER

Seller

5 months ago

Patrick very helpful always goes the extra mile. The rest of the team are also good

Response from Kings Group

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for leaving your review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it.

Wishing you all the best for the future !

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Gavin Davies

Tenant

5 months ago

Very pleased with the customer service, Heloise was very professional and went above and beyond to help me. Recommend kings highly.

Trusted Customer

Mortgage and Insurance

Buyer

Mortgages

Mortgage

5 months ago

First Time Buyers

Reece is lovely. Knowledgable on the houses we viewed. Got back to us if we had any questions or problems. Myself and my boyfriend are first time buyers and we didn’t know much about buying a property but we felt at ease with Reece. I would recommend Kings as an estate Agent when buying a property.

Response from Kings Group

Apologies for not coming back to you sooner, but we would like to say thank you for you for the taking the time out to leave your review, as we know everyone is always busy.

All the best,

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

Seller

5 months ago

Lovely lady keeps in touch regularly has gone above and beyond can highly recommend her

Trusted Customer

BUYER

Buyer

5 months ago

Patrick has been incredibly personable and helpful in our recent search for a property as first-time buyers. His honest and candid nature is refreshing and reassuring. I'd happily recommend Kings to other buyers in Hertfordshire.

Response from Kings Group

Wow! Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Hertford branch. You were a pleasure to work with throughout.

Wish you all the best !

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Mr & Mrs Ali

BUYER

Buyer

6 months ago

5 stars for Patrick.

Brilliant service especially from Patrick. So pleased we went with Kings for our purchase. Patrick has been professional, prompt and efficient every step of the way. 5 stars!!!!

Paul Cox

SELLER

6 months ago

Very efficient and professional

We were very impressed with the efficiency of the sales team and the marketing photos were excellent. Kings offer a very professional service with personalised weekly updates. We would highly recommend them to sell your property.

Response from Kings Group

Good Morning,

Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Hertford branch. We would like to thank you for your patience and assistance throughout the sale.

Good luck for the future !

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

Buyer

6 months ago

Was in contact with me through out which was helpful . And nice people to deal with

Response from Kings Group

Hello.

Thank you for leaving your review. The team really appreciates it. You were a pleasure to deal with throughout and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

Good luck !

Kings Group Hertford

- On behalf of Kings Group

Kelly Kerner

Tenant

6 months ago

On the whole, I found my experience with the Kings Group good.
With a few frustrations that were experienced during the move, Kings did their best to support with them.

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