Shared Ownership in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire is all about the simple pleasures. It’s not one to blow its trumpet and it’s not the loud and proud creature on the scene. Take a look at its finer points, though, and it’s hard to pinpoint why it’s so modest. Swaddled in this green and tranquil county, you’ll find smart but mellow commuter towns, top-notch attractions and miles of countryside that are essentially a rural playground for locals. It’s filled with country-cool appeal – a place where ex-Londoners escape to for a quieter life and low-key adventure seekers stomp around its hills by foot, by bike and by horse.
Reasons to buy in Hertfordshire
You’ve got stylish country pubs to hole up in – all raging fires, top-notch food, real ales and reams of character. Then there are legendary sites: the looming St Albans Cathedral, the illustrious Hatfield House, and Knebworth: the stately home that’s hosted rip-roaring gigs. All this, plus there’s crumbling Roman ruins, acres of immaculate gardens, bustling farmers’ markets and swoon-worthy boutiques. Hertfordshire’s also home to the wildly popular Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, where you can saunter through Hogwarts’ Great Hall, step into the Forbidden Forest, and duel with Death Eaters.
Adding to the enchantment, Hertfordshire’s transport links are not to be sniffed at: you can whiz into London in less than 20 minutes by train, or to other parts of the country via the East and West Coast rail lines. For international travel, Luton and Stansted airports are within its borders, and there’s also a very comprehensive bus network and excellent road links.
So you’ve fallen for Hertfordshire’s charms and want to bag a pad of your own? Now’s the time we tell you that it’s immeasurably easy to step onto the property ladder – all via the government-backed shared ownership scheme. It makes the whole process of purchasing your new place a lot more affordable: with a small deposit you could buy your first home through the part-buy part-rent scheme that’s been propelling first-time buyers on to the property ladder. And if you’re looking for shared ownership in Hertfordshire, you’ve got some pretty fantastic options around the county.
On the market in Hertfordshire
Exciting developments on the market include Times Square in the popular Welwyn Garden City – a clutch of studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments with a signature level of luxury, bags of space and storage, and high-spec appliances. From here, you can pop to Kings Cross in just 26 minutes, explore acres of green countryside on your doorstep, and take advantage of nearby shops, amenities and facilities.
There’s also the development of St Michael’s Hurst on the border of Bishop’s Stortford – two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom luxury houses, adjacent to a new 16-acre country park, Bat Willow Hurst, that combines country living with superb city connections.
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