FOCUS ON: HERTFORD

VILLIERS STREET
Price: £599,995
This four-bedroom townhouse is close to the town centre and it has been refurbished. Period features such as sash windows and fireplaces have been kept. There is a back garden. Contact: Hetheringtons on 01992 440000,
hetheringtons.co.uk

REVELLS HALL
Price: £2.75m
This Grade II-listed 16th century house has panoramic views across Ware Park. There are six bedrooms, two separate self-contained flats, a large garage and a sizeable gym.
Contact: Strutt & Parker on 01727 840285,
struttandparker.com

BALLS PARK
Price: From £294,995
This 60-acre development on the outskirts of Hertford has one and two-bed apartments as well as three-bed houses. All properties have state-of-the-art fittings and luxury furnishings.
Contact: Explore Living on 0844 6626049, www.balls-park.com

NEED TO KNOW | AREA INSIGHT

Commuting: Hertford is around 40 minutes away from Moorgate by train while it is also well located for both the A1 and the M25.

Education: There are top state schools near Hertford such as Mill Mead and Hollybush primary schools as well as Simon Balle secondary school. Private schools in the area including Duncombe Preparatory
School, Heath Mount Preparatory School and Haileybury College.

Crime: Hertford is much safer than the national average, particularly for robbery and sexual offences.

Restaurants & Pubs: Hertford has a number of good restaurants, including Lussmans, Deco, and Papillon at the Woodhall Arms, which is in nearby Stapleford. In terms of pubs, the Mill Stream is described as friendly with a pleasant beer garden.

Parks & Leisure: There are plenty of sports facilities such as golf at Hanbury Manor, Aston and East Herts
golf clubs and polo at Letty Green.