Shared ownership is another way to buy your own home. You buy a percentage, and pay rent on the rest. The housing association owns part of it — but you’re living there, you decorate it, and you decide when to sell.

Buying a percentage means a smaller deposit and smaller mortgage. It’s a sooner first step on the ladder for lots of people. Usually, you can also carry on buying shares, to own it 100%.

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Smeaton Court (Ref:1124), 2 bed homes

Marshgate Drive, Hertford, East Hertfordshire, SG13 7AL

Shared ownership

Starting prices

50% share from
Full price
Monthly rent
Monthly service charge


A modern two bedroom apartment in the beautiful town of Hertford is now available for Shared Ownership. 

Sitting beside the water’s edge on the River Lea in the delightful town of Hertford, this second-floor home is superbly located for local amenities and shops and surrounded by tranquil countryside. It has everything you’ve ever wanted from a home of your own, without any compromise. 

The apartment provides bright and airy living spaces designed to maximise light and space.

Key features:


• Stylish high gloss white kitchen with laminate worktop and upstand

• Electrolux stainless steel electric oven and ceramic hob and stainless-steel chimney hood

• Zanussi integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer

• Stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with chrome mixer tap


• Contemporary white sanitaryware

• Chrome mixer tap

• Shower screen

• Heated chrome towel rail


• Fitted mirrored wardrobe to master bedroom

• Carpet to all bedrooms


• Gas central heating

· Air circulation system 


• Balcony with views over the River Lea 

· Allocated parking space 

• Double glazed windows

• Landscaped areas

• Contemporary outside lighting

• Oak laminate flooring to kitchen, living/dining, hallways

• Audio entry phone system

· Communal lift 

• Lockable post box

• Eco recycling bins

• Undercover bicycle store

Local area information

With a river on your doorstep and countryside all around, a home at Smeaton Court sets you free to get out and explore. Riverside walks, cycle paths and country rambles head off in all directions. There are ancient woodlands and charming country pubs that make the perfect destination for Sunday lunch.

All the local amenities you would need such supermarkets, post office, banks and restaurants are in Hertford’s town centre which is within 10 min easy walk. 

Venture further afield and discover the historic colleges of Cambridge, the stately magnificence of Knebworth House or the romantic nooks and crannies of Benington Lordship.

When you’re looking for something more contemporary, just nip across to nearby Harlow or hop on the train towards London’s West End and Shoreditch for some lively entertainment.

Train times to the centre of London are under 50 minutes* and there are also great road links to destinations across the country. 

London is commutable from your new home with Hertford East Station, only a 5 minute* walk away, providing connections into Liverpool Street, King’s Cross and Moorgate giving access to the London Underground. There are direct road connections too, whether you’re heading towards the bright lights for business or pleasure.

St Albans, Welwyn and Stevenage are close by, with the beautiful university town of Cambridge not much further away. The M25 and its links to the motorway system, alongside Luton and Stansted airports, are all within close proximity. Wherever you’re heading for the weekend, it’s easy to get to and from Smeaton Court, even if it’s a simple stroll into Hertford town centre. 

Housing Provider

Network Homes
Shared ownership

Starting prices

50% share from
Full price
Monthly rent
Monthly service charge