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

Colliers End, Ware

Auction Guide £350,000

FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION GUIDE PRICE £350,000.Terms and conditions apply.Delightful barn conversion boasting a wealth of exposed beams & timbers throughout. This versatile period home further benefits from an...

FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION GUIDE PRICE £350,000.Terms and conditions apply.Delightful barn conversion boasting a wealth of exposed beams & timbers throughout. This versatile period home further benefits from an...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Southfield, Braughing, Ware

£315,000

NEW PRICE !!!!!SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGE OF BRAUGHING Located in the sought after village of Braughing, with offer for sale this three bedroom terraced house situated in a quiet cul de...

NEW PRICE !!!!!SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGE OF BRAUGHING Located in the sought after village of Braughing, with offer for sale this three bedroom terraced house situated in a quiet cul de...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Great Innings North, Watton At S...

£379,995

OFFERED CHAIN FREE AND BACKING ONTO OPEN FIELDS!A modern three bedroom semi detached property situated in a popular crescent in the village of Watton-At-Stone. In brief the property offers bright...

OFFERED CHAIN FREE AND BACKING ONTO OPEN FIELDS!A modern three bedroom semi detached property situated in a popular crescent in the village of Watton-At-Stone. In brief the property offers bright...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Windsor Drive, Hertford

£284,995

AS BIG AS A HOUSE 807SQFT MAISONETTE WITH OWN REAR GARDEN !Kings are pleased to offer sale sale this spacious three bedroom split level maisonette that has been well maintained...

AS BIG AS A HOUSE 807SQFT MAISONETTE WITH OWN REAR GARDEN !Kings are pleased to offer sale sale this spacious three bedroom split level maisonette that has been well maintained...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Burleigh Road, Hertford

£385,000

VENDOR SUITED Set within a cul de sac location in SG13 we offer for sale this 3 bedroom end of terraced property that is set within an elevated position, and...

VENDOR SUITED Set within a cul de sac location in SG13 we offer for sale this 3 bedroom end of terraced property that is set within an elevated position, and...

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Latest lettings listings for Hertford

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 1 living

Constables Way, Hertford

£1600 pcm + fees

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 luxury apartment situated to the...

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 luxury apartment situated to the...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Riversmeet, Hertford

£1295 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are delighted to bring to the rental market this stunning Top floor flat.Boasting three good sized bedrooms and a bright and airy lounge this property is a...

Kings of Hertford are delighted to bring to the rental market this stunning Top floor flat.Boasting three good sized bedrooms and a bright and airy lounge this property is a...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

St Andrews Street, Hertford

£1175 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are pleased to welcome back to the rental market this extremely spacious two double bedroom apartment located in Hertford.The property benefits from its own front door and...

Kings of Hertford are pleased to welcome back to the rental market this extremely spacious two double bedroom apartment located in Hertford.The property benefits from its own front door and...

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Plomer Avenue, Hoddeson

£950 pcm + fees

Kings of Hertford are pleased to offer this bright two bedroom top floor flat available at the end of July. It benefits from 2 double bedrooms, fitted wardrobes, en-suite and...

Kings of Hertford are pleased to offer this bright two bedroom top floor flat available at the end of July. It benefits from 2 double bedrooms, fitted wardrobes, en-suite and...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths

North Road, Hertford

£895 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....

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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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Hertford branch case studies


Our Clients Say


John White

SELLER

2 months ago

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

Trusted Customer

Buyer

3 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.

Paul Latham

Vendor

4 months ago

First class service, always kept me up to date on all key matters

I have bought and sold with Kings before. Mahe did a brilliant job on what should have been a relatively straightforward transaction but turned out to be the deal from hell, and I think Mahe would agree with that. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kings to anyone wishing to sell a property.

Response from Kings Group

Thank You Mr Latham, i certainty agree it was a challenging property sale. However we successfully completed in the end.  
It was a pleasure working for you,  and we would like to also Thank you for all your help and assistance throughout the sale.

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

All the Best Mahe, Branch Manager at Kings of Hertford 

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

Mark O'neill

Buyer

4 months ago

The service I received from Mahe was excellent. She kept me updated regularly and each time I spoke to her she was extremely polite and professional.

Response from Kings Group

Thank you Mark for your lovely Review. It was an absolute pleasure working with you on your property purchase. 
A big congratulations and best of luck in your new home!

From Mahe, Branch Manager at Kings of Hertford 

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

Aaron Robinson

landlord

4 months ago

I would highly recommend renting out your property with Dannielle Mcgowan at Kings Group LLP.

She's been extremely professional & reliable throughout the whole process & I can always rely on her to get everything done.

I will recommend anyone I know to Dannielle & look forward to working with her for many more years.

Response from Kings Group

Kings of Hertford would like to thank you for your lovely review. It has been a complete pleasure in renting your property out in Hertford. 
Kings Group look forward to working along side you for the foreseeable future. 
All the best Kings of Hertford 

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

Priya Aiyer

Tenant

4 months ago

Stellar service from a very professional estate agent

Danielle McGowan from Kings deals with lettings and she has been very helpful throughout the process from looking at viewing options to securing my next place to live. She has gone above and beyond in explaining the various procedures and has been very patient when dealing with any queries. I can't wait to move into my new home and thank Kings Group for their help.

Response from Kings Group

Thank you for your kind Review. Dannielle was delighted to help you secure a lettings property in Hertford. We hope you enjoy your new home.
Kings Group look forward to working with you for the foreseeable future. 

All the best Kings of Hertford 

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

Trusted Customer

SELLER

4 months ago

Mahe was fantastic throughout the whole experience of buying and selling. She went above and beyond her responsibilities with all parties to ensure that everything kept going although there seemed to be hiccups along the way. Her calm and professional manner when dealing with many people meant that we had confidence in her ability to facilitate the process.

Response from Kings Group

Thank You for your kind review. It was a pleasure to sell your home. We wish you every happiness in your new property.

We look forward to working with you again on your next property transaction. 

All the Best Kings of Hertford 

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

John Ogunsola

Buyer

4 months ago

Excellent service.

They kept us informed all through the process. Mahe Georgio is a great addition to this outstanding team. Thanks you for looking after us and helping us through the process.

Response from Kings Group

Thank you for your lovely Review. We was delighted to help you purchase the property in Hertford. We hope you enjoy your new home.

We look forward to dealing with you and your family in the future.

All the best from everyone at Kings of Hertford 

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

Mark & Lindsey Betteridge

landlord

5 months ago

Excellent Service

Danielle was very efficient and kept us appraised throughout.

Response from Kings Group

We would like to thank you for your lovely review. It was a complete pleasure helping you rent out your house in Hertford.
We are pleased to have such lovely landlords to be dealing with in the future. 
From All at Kings of Hertford 

- Daniel Foot Franchisee Proprietor

Trusted Customer

Buyer

5 months ago

Very professional service and good communication.

Mahe Georgio the agent for our purchase was amazing. It has not been a smooth experience but she always kept us informed and was a driving force on our exchange and completion.
Thank you

Trusted Customer

Buyer

6 months ago

Very pleased

Great communication. Very professional. Would recommend

Trusted Customer

Tenant

6 months ago

All the staff at the Hertford Branch were approachable, friendly and did their very best to help me find a property.

Ellen-May Shipp

Tenant

6 months ago

Approachable and supportive letting agents

Danielle and Nicola are approachable letting agents who have supported us throughout our first year in the property. They are always there when we need them and are wiling to do anything they can to help us.

Mr Carlos Cabello

Tenant

6 months ago

great team at Hertford

Profesional team, very helpful, Nicola Page was parculary supportive in all required

Trusted Customer

landlord

7 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

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