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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.
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.
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The Springs, Hertford
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The Briars, Hertford
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Smeaton Court, Hertford
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Deer Close, Hertford
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This spacious 2 bedroom apartment located on the first floor boasts its modern style kitchen, excellent size bedrooms and great size lounge! The property benefits from being within walking distance...
Tanys Dell, Harlow
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** AVAILABLE NOW!! **One bedroom apartment located a short distance from Harlow Town Rail station! This property boasts its LARGE kitchen area fitted with white goods, excellent size living area...
The Copse, Hertford
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Halleys Ridge, Hertford
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**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...
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** RENOVATED THROUGHOUT!! ** Be the first to view our newly renovated 2 bedroom house in the popular CM18 area of Westfield! Located seconds walk from St Marks secondary school...
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.
River View Day Nursery ~ The Right Track
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
Presdales School (Girls) ~ Richard Hale School (Boys) ~ Simon Balle All-through School ~ The Chauncy School ~ The Sele School
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)
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