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

Cecil Road, Hertford

£350,000

**RENOVATION PROPERTY!!** Located in the desirable area Cecil Road short walk from Hertford Town Centre, Richard Hale School and Hertford North Station! Boasting BOTH large double bedrooms with newly double...

**RENOVATION PROPERTY!!** Located in the desirable area Cecil Road short walk from Hertford Town Centre, Richard Hale School and Hertford North Station! Boasting BOTH large double bedrooms with newly double...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Halleys Ridge, Hertford

£260,000

**NO STAMP DUTY FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS!!! ** Immaculately presented one bedroom ground floor maisonette located a short distance from Hertford North Station! Large double bedroom with masses of storage,...

**NO STAMP DUTY FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS!!! ** Immaculately presented one bedroom ground floor maisonette located a short distance from Hertford North Station! Large double bedroom with masses of storage,...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Wellington Street, Hertford

£345,000

**NEW TO THE MARKET!! ** Perfect family home located in the desirable area of Wellington Street offering a separate living room to spacious kitchen/dining area, masses of storage throughout, excellent...

**NEW TO THE MARKET!! ** Perfect family home located in the desirable area of Wellington Street offering a separate living room to spacious kitchen/dining area, masses of storage throughout, excellent...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Mandeville Road, Hertford

£575,000

PERFECT FAMILY HOME! Spacious three bedroom property located a short walk from the town centre, catchment area for Richard Hale & Simon Balle! Boasting ALL double bedrooms - an ensuite...

PERFECT FAMILY HOME! Spacious three bedroom property located a short walk from the town centre, catchment area for Richard Hale & Simon Balle! Boasting ALL double bedrooms - an ensuite...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Wellington Street, Hertford

Guide price £420,000

** CHAIN FREE!! ** STUNNING two bedroom house! Located in Lower Bengeo, a short distance from Hertford North Train Station. Oozing with character with a modern feel throughout, boasting both...

** CHAIN FREE!! ** STUNNING two bedroom house! Located in Lower Bengeo, a short distance from Hertford North Train Station. Oozing with character with a modern feel throughout, boasting both...

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Latest lettings listings for Hertford

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Riversmeet, Hertford

£1280 pcm Tenant Info

Top Floor 3 Bedroom Flat, located in a small development in Riversmeet within a cul-de-sac location within easy reach of Hertford Town and Hertford North BR station. The living area...

Top Floor 3 Bedroom Flat, located in a small development in Riversmeet within a cul-de-sac location within easy reach of Hertford Town and Hertford North BR station. The living area...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

White Stubbs Lane, Bayford, Hert...

£1350 pcm Tenant Info

A timeless 2 Bedroom converted cottage based in the private development in Bayford. The property consists of 2 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobe spaces. Upstairs also has a converted storage...

A timeless 2 Bedroom converted cottage based in the private development in Bayford. The property consists of 2 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobe spaces. Upstairs also has a converted storage...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Railway Street, Hertford

£1100 pcm Tenant Info

NEWLY REFURBISHED TWO BEDROOM MAISONETTE!! Located seconds walk from the train station and town centre! Two excellent size bedrooms, modern luxury interior, immaculate bathroom, spacious lounge. Available 31st May 2019!...

NEWLY REFURBISHED TWO BEDROOM MAISONETTE!! Located seconds walk from the train station and town centre! Two excellent size bedrooms, modern luxury interior, immaculate bathroom, spacious lounge. Available 31st May 2019!...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Maple Lodge, Riversmeet, Hertford

£950 pcm Tenant Info

**NO REFERENCING AND ADMIN FEES!!** Spacious apartment walking distance of Hertford town centre. The property benefits from a large living room, large kitchen and two double bedrooms, both with room...

**NO REFERENCING AND ADMIN FEES!!** Spacious apartment walking distance of Hertford town centre. The property benefits from a large living room, large kitchen and two double bedrooms, both with room...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

London Road, Hertford

£1800 pcm Tenant Info

Large semi detached Edwardian 3 bedroom house. The property is situated a short walk to Hertford Town centre and Hertford East train station. The spacious property comprises of a stunning...

Large semi detached Edwardian 3 bedroom house. The property is situated a short walk to Hertford Town centre and Hertford East train station. The spacious property comprises of a stunning...

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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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Hertford branch case studies


Our Clients Say


Everett

BROKER

Mortgage

4 days 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month ago

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

Trusted Customer

BUYER

Buyer

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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.

Sally

2 months ago

Excellent service

The viewing was conducted in a friendly and professional manner, with Ella allowing me plenty of time. I was provided with a lot of useful information not only about the property but also about the area in general, as I was unfamiliar with it. She responded immediately to my further questions in writing and both she and her manager were extremely helpful in addressing an issue that had arisen. They guided me through various options and have been very supportive.

Mrs S

SELLER

Seller

3 months ago

The best and most honest estate agent in Hertford.

From start to finish everyone has been so professional,honest, helpful and friendly. Kings are by far the best estate agent in Hertford. Would recommend to everyone. Special thanks to Patrick who feels like one of the family.

Response from Kings Group

Hello.

Thank you for leaving your review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it. You were a pleasure to work with throughout the sale.

All the best for the future.

Kings Group Hertford

- On behalf of Kings Group

Paul Phasey

BUYER

Buyer

3 months ago

Excellent service from Patrick

Patrick has been a great help! His approach is personable, friendly and fair! Based on this experience I would highly recommend his service in the future!

Response from Kings Group

Good Morning,

Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Hertford branch. The team really appreciates your review and star rating.

Wishing you all the best for the future !

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Sarah Phasey

Tenant

3 months ago

Excellent service

Reece is an excellent agent with brilliant service. It has been a smooth process and he has been very efficient in answering any queries. Would definitely recommend.

Miss Cooper

Buyer

3 months ago

Great viewing with Patrick , professional and unhurried

Great unhurried , genuine viewing with Patrick . I felt that as agents they would look after landlord and tenant . Made prompt contact afterwards for property feedback .

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