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

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Tudor Way, Hertford

£340,000

Kings are delighted to offer for sale this three bedroom mid terraced house backing on to open parkland.The property comprises of a spacious lounge, kitchen, three generous bedrooms and bathroom...

Kings are delighted to offer for sale this three bedroom mid terraced house backing on to open parkland.The property comprises of a spacious lounge, kitchen, three generous bedrooms and bathroom...

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

The Waterfront, Hertford

£350,000

A fantastic opportunity to acquire this luxury two bedroom apartment arranged on the second floor of this stylish modern purpose built block. Boasting private balcony with stunning views across the...

A fantastic opportunity to acquire this luxury two bedroom apartment arranged on the second floor of this stylish modern purpose built block. Boasting private balcony with stunning views across the...

  • 5 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Wentworth Road, Hertford

£650,000

Enjoying contemporary style interior with a wealth of natural light is this exceptional size five bedroom Chalet Bungalow with scope to further extend. Comprising; wonderful bright fully fitted Kitchen/Diner, large...

Enjoying contemporary style interior with a wealth of natural light is this exceptional size five bedroom Chalet Bungalow with scope to further extend. Comprising; wonderful bright fully fitted Kitchen/Diner, large...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Cromwell Road, Ware

£229,950

Occupying the top floor of this low rise purpose built block, is this beautifully presented two double bedroom apartment. Boasting bright and neutral Decor', well proportioned living accommodation and good...

Occupying the top floor of this low rise purpose built block, is this beautifully presented two double bedroom apartment. Boasting bright and neutral Decor', well proportioned living accommodation and good...

  • 1 beds

Crouchfields, Chapmore End, Ware

£162,500

CHAIN FREE!Occupying the ground floor of this modern purpose built block, is this one bedroom apartment set within this peaceful development. Further comprising; fitted kitchen, three piece bathroom suite and...

CHAIN FREE!Occupying the ground floor of this modern purpose built block, is this one bedroom apartment set within this peaceful development. Further comprising; fitted kitchen, three piece bathroom suite and...

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Latest lettings listings for Hertford

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

North Road, Hertford

£875 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are proud to present to the rental market this one bedroom apartment located within close proximity of Hertford North Station benefiting from direct routes into Central London....

Kings of Hertford are proud to present to the rental market this one bedroom apartment located within close proximity of Hertford North Station benefiting from direct routes into Central London....

  • 6 beds

Lilbourne Drive, Hertford

£2795 pcm + fees

**MOVE IN BEFORE 2018**Kings of Hertford are delighted to bring this 6 Bedroom Detached family home to the rental market.In brief the accommodation of the ground floor includes entrance hall,...

**MOVE IN BEFORE 2018**Kings of Hertford are delighted to bring this 6 Bedroom Detached family home to the rental market.In brief the accommodation of the ground floor includes entrance hall,...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 living

Hertford

£1100 pcm + fees

**MOVE IN BEFORE 2018**Kings of Hertford are pleased to bring back to the rental market this nicely presented two bedroom duplex apartment that forms part of the original Victorian building...

**MOVE IN BEFORE 2018**Kings of Hertford are pleased to bring back to the rental market this nicely presented two bedroom duplex apartment that forms part of the original Victorian building...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Becketts, Hertford

£1250 pcm + fees

**MOVE IN BEFORE 2018**Kings of Hertford are delighted to bring back to the rental market this lovely 3 bedroom Home.This property consists of a large lounge/dining area and kitchen which...

**MOVE IN BEFORE 2018**Kings of Hertford are delighted to bring back to the rental market this lovely 3 bedroom Home.This property consists of a large lounge/dining area and kitchen which...

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Bengeo

£2595 pcm + fees

**MOVE IN BEFORE 2018**Kings Of Hertford are pleased to present this stunning four bedroom Victorian house located in the sought after area of Bengeo, Hertford to the rental market. This...

**MOVE IN BEFORE 2018**Kings Of Hertford are pleased to present this stunning four bedroom Victorian house located in the sought after area of Bengeo, Hertford to the rental market. This...

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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

landlord

4 days ago

Great Letting Agents

I dealt with Nicola & Dannielle who i found to be extremely professional and knowledgeable. They made the whole letting out my property extremely easy and stress free.
I would recommend them highly and i feel at ease that my property is in safe hands.

John Kenny

Tenant

2 weeks ago

One of the best letting agents we dealt with

We can not fault the service so far.
Communication has been very good throughout and very helpful when viewing properties.
One of the only agents that actually informed us and kept in contact whilst searching.
Staff pleasant and helpful.
Post tenancy communication has also been very good.

Trusted Customer

landlord

1 month ago

Super Efficient!

Extremely pleasant, diligent and efficient service provided by the Kings Group Lettings Office in Hertford. I dealt mainly with Dannielle McGowan, whom I can not recommend enough. She was always "in the loop" of what was happening, very quick with replying to my e-mails. She was a "breath of fresh air" in the industry. Hope Kings Group can retain and employ more of efficient and enthusiastic people like Dannielle.

S Walton

BUYER

2 months ago

A really good experience within a stressful situation

Great service from the team at Kings - especially Jackie, Bryan & Daniel. Always available and helpful and quite honestly without their support I could have quite easily pulled out of the purchase. Just completed and very happy we went through with it. Really nice team to deal with and would definitely recommend!

Trusted Customer

SELLER

2 months ago

Brilliant!

I was very satisfied with the customer service in Kings of Hertford recently when I enquired about property in the Hertford area. I spoke to a young lady who could not have been more helpful. I would certainly recommend this estate agents to other people.

Trusted Customer

SELLER

2 months ago

I would use them again

I found kings group to be a reliable company, The sales negotiator kept us informed all the time. They handled the sale in a way that i liked

Trusted Customer

Tenant

2 months ago

Very helpful

We're relocating to a new area and only had one day to view properties. They went out of their way to show us what they thought would be an ideal property in our circumstances. The communication has been excellent throughout and continues to be excellent now we've picked up the keys.

Mr M Arron

SELLER

2 months ago

Kings Hertford....amazing service.....

On registering my property requirements (over the phone might I add) with Branch Manager Mahe..... I was surprised at how friendly, understanding, thorough she was....since then I’ve been updated regularly via phone and email on available property....I’ve been on accompanied viewings (which have been excellent) with Mahe answering all of my enquiries to my satisfaction.......it’s only a matter of time until she finds me a suitable property....she is ‘so on-the-ball’ I will only buy through her....(ive heard nothing from the other agents I’ve registered with)....thank you Mahe and the team at Kings......Hertford......

Alfie Sanderson

SELLER

2 months ago

I sold my flat through the Kings Group and was very impressed with the service they provided.

Their valuation was realistic, their fees were competitive and the sale of my property was agreed within 10 days.

Daniel and Jackie were very knowledgable, friendly and guided me through the process from the start to completion.

I couldn’t be more pleased with the support I received and how quickly the sale went through.

Thank you very much! I would highly recommend!

Luke Dupey

2 months 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

Trusted Customer

Seller

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

Trusted Customer

Tenant

5 months ago

Hertford branch were fantastic!

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

Emma Taylor

Buyer

5 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

6 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

6 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

6 months ago

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

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