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

  • 5 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2 living

North Road, Hertford

Guide price £1,050,000

Built by award winning builder Phase 4 developments we offer for this visually stunning five bedroom mock Regency house that is arranged over three floors and covers a generous 2196Sqft...

Built by award winning builder Phase 4 developments we offer for this visually stunning five bedroom mock Regency house that is arranged over three floors and covers a generous 2196Sqft...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

Great Innings South, Watton At S...

Guide price £320,000

A three bedroom tunnel terraced property situated in a popular crescent in the village of Watton-At-Stone. In brief the property offers spacious living accommodation to include downstairs cloakroom, lounge, dining...

A three bedroom tunnel terraced property situated in a popular crescent in the village of Watton-At-Stone. In brief the property offers spacious living accommodation to include downstairs cloakroom, lounge, dining...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Wenham Place, Hatfield

£219,995

NO STAMP FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS!! Kings are delighted to offer for sale this modern one bedroom ground floor flat in tucked away in a private close in Hatfield town...

NO STAMP FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS!! Kings are delighted to offer for sale this modern one bedroom ground floor flat in tucked away in a private close in Hatfield town...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Longwood Road, Hertford

£220,000

POTENTIAL RENTAL INCOME OF £1800 PER CALENDAR MONTH (subject to licensing for HMO) Kings are pleased to offer sale sale this spacious three bedroom split level maisonetter. The property is...

POTENTIAL RENTAL INCOME OF £1800 PER CALENDAR MONTH (subject to licensing for HMO) Kings are pleased to offer sale sale this spacious three bedroom split level maisonetter. The property is...

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2 living

Eleanor Road, Bengeo

Guide price £950,000

Set within a highly desirable cul de sac location in Bengeo we offer for sale this four bedroom Victorian house which retains many original features. This impressive home comprises of...

Set within a highly desirable cul de sac location in Bengeo we offer for sale this four bedroom Victorian house which retains many original features. This impressive home comprises of...

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Latest lettings listings for Hertford

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 1 living

Constables Way, Hertford

£1600 pcm + fees

SPACIOUS THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT OF 1108 SQFT !!!!Built by Barrett homes three years ago we offer a great opportunity to rent this three double bedroom luxury apartment situated to the...

SPACIOUS THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT OF 1108 SQFT !!!!Built by Barrett homes three years ago we offer a great opportunity to rent this three double bedroom luxury apartment situated to the...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

The Copse, Hertford

£925 pcm + fees

Kings are proud to bring to the rental market this charming one double bedroom house in the popular location of the Foxhole estate.This property has a beautiful open plan downstairs...

Kings are proud to bring to the rental market this charming one double bedroom house in the popular location of the Foxhole estate.This property has a beautiful open plan downstairs...

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Hertford

£1200 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are proud to present to the rental market this Four bedroom property located in the Town Center of Hertford. The property benefits from being within walking distance...

Kings of Hertford are proud to present to the rental market this Four bedroom property located in the Town Center of Hertford. The property benefits from being within walking distance...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Longwood Road, Hertford

£1200 pcm + fees

** MOVE IN BEFORE CHRISTMAS ** Kings of Hertford are delighted to welcome to the rental market this newly refurbished spacious 3 bedroom split level maisonette. The Property is offered...

** MOVE IN BEFORE CHRISTMAS ** Kings of Hertford are delighted to welcome to the rental market this newly refurbished spacious 3 bedroom split level maisonette. The Property is offered...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Fore Street ,Hertford

£775 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are pleased to present to the rental market this One Bedroom Top Floor Apartment.. This spacious property is located in the Town Centre of Hertford and is...

Kings of Hertford are pleased to present to the rental market this One Bedroom Top Floor Apartment.. This spacious property is located in the Town Centre of Hertford 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


Trusted Customer

Tenant

4 weeks ago

making a dream come true

An excellent professional service all round form everyone who works in the office they handled everything from start to finish without any fuss or stress
would highly Highley recommend them to anyone ….

Response from Kings Group

Good MorningThank you for your kind review it was a pleasure dealing with you both.

We wish you all the best in your new home.
The Lettings team at Kings Group Hertford

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

Trusted Customer

SELLER

Seller

2 months ago

Valuable advice and market knowledge

Everyone in the Hertford office has been friendly and helpful. Daniel Foot's knowledge and experience of the local area is excellent and his advice when discussing my property has proved to be valuable, saving me time and money.

Trusted Customer

SELLER

Seller

2 months ago

Good service

Kings have kept us informed throughout the whole process, unlike our previous agent. Also when we lost our buyer, they were active immediately and found us a new buyer straight away.

Trusted Customer

BUYER

Buyer

2 months ago

Friendly, efficient service

Patrick and Dan have done a good job on our house purchase so far.

Sianne

BUYER

Buyer

2 months ago

I would definately recommend kings, i have found them very helpful and understanding. Pat hoelped us to try and find our next property and he was very helpful and honest. Thank you

Valerie Burton

SELLER

Seller

2 months ago

Kings Estate Agents were very helpful and professional. I would definitely recommend them.

Bernadette Porter

SELLER

Seller

2 months ago

Ci felt confident and happy with the service I was receiving

Ifound the service very honest and efficient allowing me to make good choices.

Lauren Larter

BUYER

3 months ago

Great Agents!

Patrick at Kings Hertford could not have been more helpful if he tried! Offering to make calls out of hours, was exceptionally on the ball and kept us upto date at all times.
Really refreshing to deal with an agent who wants to help!

Trusted Customer

BUYER

3 months ago

Thank you Kings.

Friendly helpful staff who ensured my move went smoothly. Good communication. Thank you.

Mrs Chin

SELLER

4 months ago

We have had nothing but a first class service from Daniel and his team at Hertford Kings always available to awnser any questions nothing to much trouble completely honest would defiantly recommend them to anyone thinking of selling their property

Trusted Customer

Buyer

4 months ago

I was very pleased with Kings' level of customer service. In particular I found Patrick to be excellent, a very friendly, professional young man. A credit to the organisation.

Mr Matthews

landlord

4 months ago

Danielle gave me a realistic valuation of our rental property in Bengeo. Her market knowledge was second to known. She rented the house out in 2 days and moved them in within a week of agreeing a price. The boiler broke 4 days before moved in and excellently co-ordinated the whole process. Well done the team. I would highly recommend

Mr Steve King

Tenant

4 months ago

Danielle and her team have been great since day one. We had a small incident the day we were due to move in with the possibility that the boiler wasn't going to be installed in time, Danielle phoned me from her holiday and reassured me that the engineer would definitely have the boiler installed in time for our move! Great service considering the boiler install was completely out of Kings group hands. I only wished I hadn't sent the email that I did before Danielle contacted me. Thanks guys!!

Response from Kings Group

Hi Steve, Thanks for working with us. Things were extremely stressful moving you in and the boiler breaking at the last minute certainly didnt help. Tenant safety is paramount to us at the Kings Group. We hope you enjoy living there.

Daniel Proprietor

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

Lj Kingsley

landlord

4 months ago

We rent our home out through Kings and recently the service has got so much better. We've just changed tenants and the whole process has been seamless without us really doing anything. It's so nice to feel like you don't need to worry - they'll handle everything.

John White

SELLER

6 months ago

Mahe and her staff were always very helpful and went out of their way to be of assistance

Trusted Customer

Buyer

7 months ago

Excellent care and attention to customer needs

In particular the level of care and attention to what we want/like from properties is impressive and rare in my experience. Chris was particularly impressive on a human level and this makes me want to view properties with Kings going forward.

Paul Latham

Vendor

7 months ago

First class service, always kept me up to date on all key matters

I have bought and sold with Kings before. Mahe did a brilliant job on what should have been a relatively straightforward transaction but turned out to be the deal from hell, and I think Mahe would agree with that. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kings to anyone wishing to sell a property.

Response from Kings Group

Thank You Mr Latham, i certainty agree it was a challenging property sale. However we successfully completed in the end.  
It was a pleasure working for you,  and we would like to also Thank you for all your help and assistance throughout the sale.

We look forward to working with you again in the future.

All the Best Mahe, Branch Manager at Kings of Hertford 

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

Mark O'neill

Buyer

8 months ago

The service I received from Mahe was excellent. She kept me updated regularly and each time I spoke to her she was extremely polite and professional.

Response from Kings Group

Thank you Mark for your lovely Review. It was an absolute pleasure working with you on your property purchase. 
A big congratulations and best of luck in your new home!

From Mahe, Branch Manager at Kings of Hertford 

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

Aaron Robinson

landlord

8 months ago

I would highly recommend renting out your property with Dannielle Mcgowan at Kings Group LLP.

She's been extremely professional & reliable throughout the whole process & I can always rely on her to get everything done.

I will recommend anyone I know to Dannielle & look forward to working with her for many more years.

Response from Kings Group

Kings of Hertford would like to thank you for your lovely review. It has been a complete pleasure in renting your property out in Hertford. 
Kings Group look forward to working along side you for the foreseeable future. 
All the best Kings of Hertford 

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

Priya Aiyer

Tenant

8 months ago

Stellar service from a very professional estate agent

Danielle McGowan from Kings deals with lettings and she has been very helpful throughout the process from looking at viewing options to securing my next place to live. She has gone above and beyond in explaining the various procedures and has been very patient when dealing with any queries. I can't wait to move into my new home and thank Kings Group for their help.

Response from Kings Group

Thank you for your kind Review. Dannielle was delighted to help you secure a lettings property in Hertford. We hope you enjoy your new home.
Kings Group look forward to working with you for the foreseeable future. 

All the best Kings of Hertford 

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

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