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

Temple Lane, Tonwell, Ware

£260,000

IMMACULATE 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT! Located in the quiet area of Tonwell - located a short drive from the A10. A spacious double bedroom with built in wardrobes and a great...

IMMACULATE 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT! Located in the quiet area of Tonwell - located a short drive from the A10. A spacious double bedroom with built in wardrobes and a great...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Spencer Street, Hertford

£425,000

Extremely well presented character 3 bedroom house with no parking restrictions! Located moments walk from Hertford East train station and close by to the town centre. This property boasts its...

Extremely well presented character 3 bedroom house with no parking restrictions! Located moments walk from Hertford East train station and close by to the town centre. This property boasts its...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Hamels Drive, Hertford

£195,000

** EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS AND INVESTORS! ** A spacious one bedroom apartment located in the popular, peaceful Pinehurst Development. Boasting its double bedroom, excellent size lounge all...

** EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS AND INVESTORS! ** A spacious one bedroom apartment located in the popular, peaceful Pinehurst Development. Boasting its double bedroom, excellent size lounge all...

  • 4 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Woodland Mount, Hertford

£475,000

**CHAIN FREE ** Offered in excellent decorative order by its present owners, we offer for sale this immaculate 4/5 bedroom 1960s property that occupies in SG13. The property offers bright,...

**CHAIN FREE ** Offered in excellent decorative order by its present owners, we offer for sale this immaculate 4/5 bedroom 1960s property that occupies in SG13. The property offers bright,...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

The Briars, Hertford

£385,000

Offered in excellent decorative order we offer for sale this refurbished staggered terrace home that is offered chain free and situated on the ever popular "Foxholes development". The property benefits...

Offered in excellent decorative order we offer for sale this refurbished staggered terrace home that is offered chain free and situated on the ever popular "Foxholes development". The property benefits...

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Latest lettings listings for Hertford

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Constables Way, Hertford

£1200 pcm + fees

**EXCLUSIVE TO KINGS!!** Luxury unfurnished two bedroom apartment on the second floor situated to the east side of town and within level walking distance of the East mainline rail station....

**EXCLUSIVE TO KINGS!!** Luxury unfurnished two bedroom apartment on the second floor situated to the east side of town and within level walking distance of the East mainline rail station....

  • 1 beds

The Waterfront, Hertford

£1000 pcm + fees

**NEW BUILD one bedroom apartment located seconds walk from the Hertford East Train Station but is also a walking distance to Hertford North Station giving you direct links into London....

**NEW BUILD one bedroom apartment located seconds walk from the Hertford East Train Station but is also a walking distance to Hertford North Station giving you direct links into London....

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Lord Street, Hoddesdon

£850 pcm + fees

**READY TO GO - EXCLUSIVE TO KINGS!!** Stunning one bedroom house situated in the centre of Hoddesdon EN11. Spacious living area leading onto modern kitchen. Large bedroom with mirrored built...

**READY TO GO - EXCLUSIVE TO KINGS!!** Stunning one bedroom house situated in the centre of Hoddesdon EN11. Spacious living area leading onto modern kitchen. Large bedroom with mirrored built...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Florence Court, North Road

£1265 pcm + fees

** ZERO SECURITY DEPOSIT!! ** **1000 SQUARE FEET!!** Stunning two bedroom first floor apartment with character - converted chapel with 5 meter domed ceiling! This property boasts its beautiful stained...

** ZERO SECURITY DEPOSIT!! ** **1000 SQUARE FEET!!** Stunning two bedroom first floor apartment with character - converted chapel with 5 meter domed ceiling! This property boasts its beautiful stained...

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 1 living

Constables Way, Hertford

£1425 pcm + fees

** ZERO SECURITY DEPOSIT!! ** 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...

** ZERO SECURITY DEPOSIT!! ** 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...

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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


Matthew Sorrell

Tenants

3 weeks ago

Made the whole experience very straight forward.

Trusted Customer

Buyer

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

5 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

Lauren Larter

BUYER

7 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!

Response from Kings Group

Good Morning,

Thank you for your kind words in your review. It is very much appreciated. You were a pleasure to work with.


We wish you all the best in your new home.


Kings Group Hertford

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

BUYER

8 months ago

Thank you Kings.

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

Response from Kings Group

Apologies for not coming to you sooner but just to say thank you so much for your kind words in your review. Everyone at Kings Group really appreciates it.

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Mrs Chin

SELLER

8 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

Response from Kings Group

Hi,

It was a pleasure working for you, and we would like to also thank you for all your patience and assistance throughout the sale.


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


Wishing you all the best from Daniel and Kings Group Hertford

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

Buyer

8 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.

Response from Kings Group

Hi,

It was a pleasure dealing with you. We would like to thank you for being such a great client to work with. Hope you are enjoying you new home.


Congratulations!


Best wishes from everyone at Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Mr Matthews

landlord

8 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

8 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

8 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

10 months ago

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

Response from Kings Group

Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Hertford Office. Thank you for leaving your review, the whole team appreciate it. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Kings Group Hertford

- On behalf of Kings Group

Trusted Customer

Buyer

11 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.

Response from Kings Group

Hello,

Apologies for not coming back to your sooner. We would like to thank you for leaving your review. We look forward to working with you again in the future.


Kings Group Hertford

- On behalf of Kings Group

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