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

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Burnett Square, Hertford

£220,000

GROUND FLOOR apartment boasting its spacious lounge with room for dining! Located in a quiet development just off of Burnett Square. Providing allocated parking with additional visitors spaces, large double...

GROUND FLOOR apartment boasting its spacious lounge with room for dining! Located in a quiet development just off of Burnett Square. Providing allocated parking with additional visitors spaces, large double...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

Great Innings South, Watton At S...

£310,000

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...

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 1 living

Parker Drive, Buntingford

£390,000

**NEW BUILD DEVELOPMENT!!** Located in popular 'The Village' development in Buntingford minutes from Millfield School and local shops and restaurants. Boasting ALL THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS with wardrobes, spacious en suite...

**NEW BUILD DEVELOPMENT!!** Located in popular 'The Village' development in Buntingford minutes from Millfield School and local shops and restaurants. Boasting ALL THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS with wardrobes, spacious en suite...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Tanners Crescent, Hertford

£425,000

IMMACULATE INTERIOR! This staggered Neo Georgian three bedroom terraced house. Situated in a peaceful cul de sac location to the South Of Hertford and in the catchment area for Richard...

IMMACULATE INTERIOR! This staggered Neo Georgian three bedroom terraced house. Situated in a peaceful cul de sac location to the South Of Hertford and in the catchment area for Richard...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Meadow Close,Tamworth Road, Hert...

£430,000

**QUIET LOCATION SITUATED A SHORT WALK FROM THE TRAIN STATION** End of terrace spacious three bedroom house, boasting two excellent size double bedrooms and a great size single! Boasting it's...

**QUIET LOCATION SITUATED A SHORT WALK FROM THE TRAIN STATION** End of terrace spacious three bedroom house, boasting two excellent size double bedrooms and a great size single! Boasting it's...

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Latest lettings listings for Hertford

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Maple Lodge, Riversmeet, Hertford

£1025 pcm + fees

**NO REFERENCING AND ADMIN FEES!!** EXCLUSIVE TO KINGS! First floor flat within walking distance of Hertford town centre. The property benefits from a large living room, large kitchen and two...

**NO REFERENCING AND ADMIN FEES!!** EXCLUSIVE TO KINGS! First floor flat within walking distance of Hertford town centre. The property benefits from a large living room, large kitchen and two...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

The Briars, Hertford

£1100 pcm + fees

**NO ADMIN AND REFERENCING FEES!!** PERFECT FAMILY HOME! Located in the popular development of The Foxholes! Boasting SPACIOUS double bedroom with built in wardrobes, good size second bedroom, living area...

**NO ADMIN AND REFERENCING FEES!!** PERFECT FAMILY HOME! Located in the popular development of The Foxholes! Boasting SPACIOUS double bedroom with built in wardrobes, good size second bedroom, living area...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

The Wash, Hertford

£950 pcm + fees

**NO LETTINGS AND ADMIN FEES !!** NEWLY REFURBISHED Two bedroom apartment located in the heart of Hertford Town Centre! Boasting a LARGE double bedroom and a spacious second bedroom! FULLY...

**NO LETTINGS AND ADMIN FEES !!** NEWLY REFURBISHED Two bedroom apartment located in the heart of Hertford Town Centre! Boasting a LARGE double bedroom and a spacious second bedroom! FULLY...

  • 1 beds

Halleys Ridge, Hertford

£850 pcm + fees

**EXCLUSIVE TO KINGS!!** Stunning one bedroom maisonette consisting of a modern open plan kitchen lounge area, SPACIOUS BEDROOM, part furnished, ALLOCATED PARKING SPACE! A short walk to Hertford North Station...

**EXCLUSIVE TO KINGS!!** Stunning one bedroom maisonette consisting of a modern open plan kitchen lounge area, SPACIOUS BEDROOM, part furnished, ALLOCATED PARKING SPACE! A short walk to Hertford North Station...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Ladywood, Hertford

£775 pcm + fees

**NO REFERENCING AND ADMIN FEES !!** EXCLUSIVE TO KINGS - One bedroom top floor maisonette in the popular area of SG14 located a close walk to local shops, no parking...

**NO REFERENCING AND ADMIN FEES !!** EXCLUSIVE TO KINGS - One bedroom top floor maisonette in the popular area of SG14 located a close walk to local shops, no parking...

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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


Mr & Mrs Ali

BUYER

Buyer

5 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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

2 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 .

Matthew Sorrell

Tenants

3 months ago

Made the whole experience very straight forward.

Trusted Customer

Buyer

3 months ago

Great Customer Service

Ben stepped in at the latter stages of the purchase he was professional & kept the communication flowing between all parties.

Response from Kings Group

Hello.

Thank you for your star rating and review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it.


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


All at Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Stacey Sitton

SELLER

3 months ago

Satisfied in the end.

I was dissapointed in the service provided by Daniel Foot. I felt his communication skills were somewhat questionable at times and found him to not always be supportive and also not very clear or honest in his communication towards me. I have since learnt that he has left kings, unfortunately I was not made aware of this. Ben Coss has taken over and I have found his communication skills to be of a higher standard and have found him more approachable, supportive and understanding.

Response from Kings Group

Thank you for your review Stacey. Apologies for how you felt Daniel dealt with you during the transaction . We as always will try to learn and improve from your comments . It's good to hear though that once Ben took over dealing with you and your case , it appears the communication process was much smoother . Thank you once again for taking the time to feedback to us .

- Karl Knipe Partner

Alison Cragg

Landlord

3 months ago

Excellent 1st rate service

This is the third time I have used their services to procure tenants for my rented property. Each time they have put themselves out to provide an excellent, responsive service. They understand their clients needs/requirements and have always managed to find me the right tenant quickly.

Trusted Customer

Tenant

7 months 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

8 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.

Response from Kings Group

Wow! Great to hear feedback of any type but obviously good feedback is more pleasurable. Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. All the team really appreciate it.

Kings Group Hertford

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

SELLER

Seller

8 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.

Response from Kings Group

Good day. It's been a while since you posted your last review. We just wanted to thank you though for taking the time to do so. You were a pleasure working with.

We look forward to working with you again.


All at Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

BUYER

Buyer

8 months ago

Friendly, efficient service

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

Response from Kings Group

Great to hear you had a positive experience with our Hertford branch and that the transition into your new home was as smooth as possible. We hope you enjoy settling in!

Enjoy your new home,


Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Sianne

BUYER

Buyer

8 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

Response from Kings Group

Good morning,

Thank you for your kind words in your review. It is appreciated by everyone at Kings Group. Massive congratulations again and best of luck in your new home!


Many thanks,


Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Valerie Burton

SELLER

Seller

8 months ago

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

Response from Kings Group

Thank you for your star rating and lovely review. It is very much appreciated by everyone here at Kings Group. Thanks for being such a great client to work with.

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Bernadette Porter

SELLER

Seller

8 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.

Response from Kings Group

Thank you for your star rating. We enjoyed working with you. All the best for the future!

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

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