Steven Oates Magazine - Issue 11

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Steven Oates



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The Ultimate Staycation Pg 08

Welcome Happy Hour

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Jo Malone

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Following an amazing year in the Hertford property market, the record demand across the whole market has continued into 2022. At Steven Oates, we are continually striving to reward our clients with the best possible results. We have proudly been recognised by Rightmove for over 15 years as the local areas leading estate agent with nearly double the new instructions and sales of our nearest competitor. Colin Kyle Managing Director

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ABOUT US Steven Oates is Hertford’s leading estate agent. Established in 1986 as a local independent estate agency, Steven Oates has continued to provide a professional, friendly and informative service to Hertford and in more recent times to the neighbouring town of Ware.

OUR HISTORY Steven Oates opened it's doors some 30 years ago, with Colin Kyle at the helm and has continued to grow to a company now employing 16 experienced members of staff. Having successfully been recognised by the industry as Hertford's leading agent for over two decades.

THE BEST PRICE FOR YOU At Steven Oates we pride ourselves in acting in the best interests of our clients, and in doing so strive to achieve the best possible sale price. This is complemented by a pragmatic approach in order to set realistic client expectations, using our experience and market sentiment. We offer an unparalleled service to ensure your property receives the most amount of viewings from relevant buyers.

PROMINENT OFFICES Our office is situated in an eye catching and convenient location in fore street, Hertford, making it easy for our clients to pop in 6 days a week. We have gone to great lengths to create high impact window displays, as well as a modern environment that is welcoming, friendly and offers a bespoke customer experience. As a result, we have strong physical and trusted brand presence in the local area that can be relied on.

MAXIMUM EXPOSURE To sell or rent your property and obtain the best return, we reach out to the widest possible audience. We harness the latest technology and utilise diverse marketing methods to connect your property to our extensive client base and beyond. From online presence to SMS texts, emails to local newspaper advertising with a reach of 50,000 households, our clients and their properties receive individual attention to produce a high level of interest.

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SOCIAL MEDIA Online communities continue to grow by the millions and with the average person spending over two hours a day on social media sites, we feel it an important marketing platform to utilise. We have a dedicated marketing team that has expertise in social media, so properties and posts are added daily across Facebook and Instagram. This complements our other online efforts to ensure your property reaches the greatest audience possible.

ONLINE PRESENCE Whilst traditional advertising methods are still highly effective, this is coupled with the extensive use of online advertising across an array of sites as many prospective buyers and tenants go online to find properties. We invest in our website to ensure it is modern, displays properties at their best and has powerful search tools to help people find exactly what they’re looking for. We also utilise the major property portals, such as: Rightmove and zoopla.

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY To maximise impact across all marketing platforms, visual presentation is paramount. This is why we offer professional photography as part of our service, taking a comprehensive range of pictures that capture the real selling features of your property. These are then used in all printed and online marketing literature for wide coverage in order to receive maximum interest.

CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS We offer a wide variety of services so that we can advise our clients on various areas across both sales and lettings, supporting every need throughout the process. We tailor our services to each client to ensure we obtain the best outcomes in the most efficient way. We value our clients and work towards long-lasting relationships as opposed to a one-off service.

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BAYFORDBURY Hertfordshire A substantial 7 bedroom detached family home set within gardens and grounds in excess of 6 acres nestled amongst the private grounds of Bayfordbury. This excellent family home has been virtually rebuilt with recent years with well balanced accommodation including 3/4 principal reception rooms, a large family kitchen, impressive basement games room, indoor pool complex with a hydropool, spa pool and gym area with sauna. On the upper floors, there are 5 principal bedrooms, all with en-suites and a main family bathroom on the first floor, whilst there are 2 additional bedrooms, again both en-suite on the second floor.

Guide Price

£3,195,000 6 | www.stevenoates.com


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The Ultimate Staycation From the West Coast of Scotland, via Sussex to Cornwall take some inspiration from our selected staycation offerings and find your own perfect luxury staycation holiday this spring - summer.

UK staycations continue to be a popular holiday choice this year with many of us eager to explore where and how we can enjoy a change of scenery closer to home. The UK has an abundance of luxury holiday options to choose from; exploring the wilderness of remote locations, enjoying a well - earned rest by the sea, chilling out in a hot-tub (with the obligatory glass of champagne!!), improving your swing on a champion golf-course or enjoying some family-fun in the open countryside – the possibilities are endless!

Living the high life ON THE WEST COAST OF SCOTLAND Traigh House Traigh House sits nestled by the seashore with stunning views out to the Inner Hebridean islands of Eigg, Muck and Rum.The beautiful white sandy beaches of Arasaig are only a hundred yards away. Traigh House is a family home and is available for exclusive holiday rentals for selected weeks during the year. The house is situated in its own private grounds and there are approximately 500 acres of woods and hills to explore. The house also has its own private walled garden. With large reception rooms, a well-equipped kitchen, two open fires and a wood burning stove, plus excellent drying facilities in the oil-fired boiler, this makes the perfect property for a special family gathering with the benefit of the beach and sea on your doorstep. Traigh Golf Course is within walking distance of the house and guests at Traigh House can benefit from a 50% discount off the weekly green fees.

To book this property contact George Goldsmith on 0131 476 6500 or info@georgegoldsmith.com

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To the Manor Born Molesworth Manor, Cornwall Nestled in the attractive hamlet of Little Petherick, just five minutes from Padstow, lies north Cornwall's exclusive new holiday home, Molesworth Manor. Today, the house comes from the desire and passion of the owners to create a truly unique holiday home, and, through a recent sensitive two year renovation project, they have achieved just that. This inspiring private residence seamlessly blends together the original Victorian heritage with more modern order creating a timeless aesthetic. Molesworth Manor offers seven ensuite luxury bedrooms, each one flawlessly restored and designed with impeccable taste. Grand and elegant social areas twist into cosy nooks and quiet window seats, creating a home-from-home ambiance but with added grandeur for any occasion. A serene private wellness spa with two cedar clad hot tubs and sauna, a spacious cinema room, dedicated tasting room and gym/yoga studio complete the holiday appeal. 10 | www.stevenoates.com

Positioned at the gateway to Padstow and glorious surrounding bays, the luxury of Molesworth Manors' location ensures days are spent flipping between the sand and surf of the Seven Bays including Constantine, Harlyn and Trevone, exploring the culinary scene of Padstow, hopping over the estuary to Rock and living your very best holiday life.

Molesworth Manor is available via Cornish Gems www.cornishgems.com


Living the Dream Shore Lodge, Sandbanks, Dorset Shore Lodge Sandbanks, offers a grand design, labour of love, obsession, maybe even a hint of folly? Bring out the cliché’s as this is a property designed, fitted and furnished without compromise. Every room is a bold statement with custom built exquisite furniture and carefully chosen artwork. Normally a property like this would be only seen by a privileged few but we are now able to offer everyone the opportunity to stay in one of the finest homes in Sandbanks. Set in an elevated location with spectacular views overlooking Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island with a large private garden, clients will enjoy a private location within walking distance of the iconic Sandbanks beach. Up to 12 guests can be accommodated and there is a small self - contained unit for one or two staff. From £6,000 to £15,000 a week including concierge services. Private chef, daily service, Sunseeker Charter, driver and restaurant tables are all available. Shore Lodge is available via by Rumsey of Sandbanks www.rumseyofsandbanks.co.uk/properties/shore-lodge

views “ Spectacular overlooking Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island with a large private garden.

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Life’s a Beach New England Beach House, West Sussex New England Beach House is a stunning Ralph Laureninspired property that sits on a barely discovered stretch of West Sussex coast with a huge seafront deck with panoramic sea views. Sleeping up to 14 guests (including children) across 6 professionally styled bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The bedrooms are all themed and guests can take their pick from the stylish Safari Room or maybe the glamorous Titanic Room. The luxury beach house boasts a bespoke open plan fully kitted Chalon kitchen, and a spacious dining room and sitting room with sky TV and a fireplace. Three separate garden areas can be found outside the property, made up of a decked area with a built-in BBQ, a pebbled beach garden, and a private back garden with seating and a hot tub bubbling at 38 degrees. New England Beach House is family-friendly and welcomes dogs, just 90 minutes from London. There is even a Tesla charging point.

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Cotswolds Life Astley Manor, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds Astley Manor, Stow-on the Wold, this beautiful, historic manor house is set in stunning mature gardens just two and a half miles from the classic Cotswold market towns of Stow-on-theWold and Moreton-on-the Marsh. All year round, guests will enjoy the wonderfully-maintained tennis court and croquet lawn, stocked lake and hot tub, as well as the immaculate vegetable garden with homegrown spring produce such as rhubarb and beetroot and blossom filled orchard. Indoors, the cosy yet impressive interiors, and the raft of entertaining spaces, include a cinema room and beautifully designed bedrooms in a classic English country home style. This is blended with stunning Texan artwork reflecting the owner’s heritage, making this a perfect pick for a modern, yet quintessentially English week away.

Those renting with Luxury Cotswold Rentals can relax in the knowledge that every booking comes with the Cotswold Concierge; a service to answer every need in the run-up to and during a stay. Guests can delve into their Little Black Book to be introduced to a chef, find a masseuse or a florist, plan a party or trip from start to finish ensuring a stay or event is seamless. In addition, discover the Luxury Cotswold Rentals unique App an unbeatable resource and the best digital guide to The Cotswolds to have in your pocket. Available via Luxury Cotswold Rentals more information: luxurycotswoldrentals.co.uk; 0207 993 6545; teamtravel@luxurycotswoldrentals.co.uk www.stevenoates.com | 13


GREAT AMWELL Hertfordshire Spacious and well presented four/five bedroom detached family home situated within a private road in the popular village of Great Amwell. This beautiful family home sits on an approx 1.5 acre plot and comprises of stunning woodland and idyllic entertaining space. Further benefits include; dressing room and four piece en-suite to master bedroom, en-suite to second bedroom, ground floor cloakroom, utility room, three reception rooms, secure gated parking for six cars.

Guide Price

£1,575,000 14 | www.stevenoates.com



HERTFORD Hertfordshire A classic, light filled, extended 4 bedroom bay fronted Victorian semi-detached family home located within a much sought after location, offering easy access to both Hertford town centre and Hertford North train station and the highly regarded local schools with driveway parking and generous gardens. OFFERED CHAIN FREE!

Guide Price

£800,000 16 | www.stevenoates.com


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SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES 18 | www.stevenoates.com

We are proud to have sponsored more schools, charities and clubs than any other agency locally...


We are delighted to know that our donation to The Dust Project has been put to good use and has provided a home for Ananth & Usha in Sri Lanka!

Building Hope, Changing Lives

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rafted by SDCo.’s expert distillers, the New London Light product portfolio aims to challenge the process and bring innovative flavour combinations, creating an unparalleled standard in taste for an era of drinking without alcohol. The first New London Light release launched in 2020 was ‘First Light’ - a critically acclaimed, bold and refreshing non-alcoholic spirit inspired by gin making principles. With its delicious full body, complex layers and thirst-quenching zest, ‘First Light’ has made waves in the low and no alcohol category with a number of award wins including 94 points and a Gold Medal awarded by the Beverage Testing Institute in a recent taste test in 2021; as well as the winner of the Mindful Drinking category in the People’s Choice Spirits Awards.

Happy Hour C New London Light is Salcombe Distilling Co.’s non-alcoholic brand providing a bold collection of contemporary nonalcoholic spirits and aperitifs with outstanding flavour.

Salcombe Distilling Co. now shines a light on the launch of two new aperitifs, New London Light ‘Midnight Sun’ and New London Light ‘Aegean Sky’. These new releases have been created by Master Distiller Jason Nickels and the Salcombe Distilling Co. team who make a core part of the process at their waterside distillery, where they keep as much of the process in house as possible. The production of most non-alcoholic spirits and aperitifs is often outsourced to flavour houses, where the entire process takes place externally. Master Distiller, Jason Nickels uses his extensive knowledge and understanding of flavour, foraging, botany, and of course distillation, to create the core flavour profiles in-house. Here New London Light present a selection of cocktails to try out using ‘Midnight Sun’ and ‘Aegean Sky’.

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GOLDEN HOUR Created with New London Light ‘Aegean Sky’, enjoy a flavoursome ‘Golden Hour’ without compromising on the adventure that awaits at first light. Short, sharp and complex flavours of bitter and zesty citrus are complemented with subtle hints of almond. IN GR EDIEN TS: 50ml New London Light ‘Aegean Sky’; 25ml New London Light ‘First Light’; 12.5ml Orgeat syrup; 12.5ml Lemon juice; Orange peel . METH OD: Add the ‘Aegean Sky’, ‘First Light’, orgeat syrup and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake hard for 15 seconds. Double strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with orange peel.

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ALPENGLOW Created with New London Light ‘Midnight Sun, this cocktail is named after an optical phenomenon when red light appears on high mountains. This sour style serve, takes all of the berry and pine flavours from the land of the Midnight Sun and showcases them effortlessly. IN GR ED I E NTS: 50ml New London Light ‘Midnight Sun’; 15ml Lime juice; 15ml Honey water*; 25ml Cranberry juice; 3x Fresh raspberries; 20ml Aquafaba; Freeze-dried raspberries to garnish. METH OD : Add the ‘Midnight Sun’, lime juice, honey water, cranberry juice, fresh raspberries, and aquafaba to a cocktail shaker and dry shake without ice for 15 seconds. Add ice to the shaker and shake hard again for a further 15 seconds. Double strain into a chilled tumbler over ice. Garnish with freeze-dried raspberries. NOTE : *To make the honey water, add 100ml of honey to 100ml of boiling water in a jug and stir until the honey has dissolved. Place in the fridge to cool before using.

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KALAMATA SPRITZ Created with New London Light ‘Aegean Sky’, this light and refreshing non-alcoholic spritz is a classic in the making. Enjoy all the sun-soaked citrus notes of a Mediterranean style spritz, simply without the alcohol.

METH OD: Fill a large wine glass with ice. Add the ‘Aegean Sky’, non-alcoholic sparkling wine and olive brine. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with an orange wheel and black olive.

I NGR ED I E NT S : 50ml New London Light ‘Aegean Sky’; 75ml Nonalcoholic sparkling wine or Prosecco; 2.5ml Olive brine (½ bar spoon); Orange; Kalamata olive. Available from newlondonlight.com

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WARE Hertfordshire

Guide Price £599,995

This truly magnificent & spacious 3 bedroom family home that is perfectly positioned for easy access to Ware Town & Train Station. This beautiful property has been tastefully extended and refurbished by the current owners to a high specification throughout. Benefits include feature fire place, stunning open plan kitchen/dining room with bi-fold doors leading onto the garden, downstairs shower room & WC. 3 good size bedrooms a well fitted bathroom suite. Outside there is a driveway with parking for 2 cars.

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

OIEO £675,000

A rarely available 3/4 bedroom DETACHED BUNGALOW set in a 0.2 ACRE PLOT located within the rarely available 'Mandeville Estate' on Hertford's favoured south side. The property currently comprises of a large dining/sitting room, large living room, kitchen, bathroom, separate shower room and 2 bedrooms on the ground floor. On the first floor, there are currently 2 more bedrooms (interlinking) with an upstairs wc.

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HERTFORD Hertfordshire

Guide Price £595,000

An outstanding Edwardian semi-detached family home located on the highly sought after southside of Hertford with convenient access to Hertford's favoured SG13 schooling. The property retains much of it's original character includes a traditional entrance hall, bay fronted living room, dining room, separate kitchen, 2 large bedrooms and a large first floor bathroom offering excellent scope for conversion into 3 bedrooms without the need to extend (subject to the usual consents). Offered Chain Free!

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

Guide Price £515,000

A modern townhouse located within this highly sought after residential road. The flexible accommodation comprises of an entrance hall, downstairs cloakroom, utility room and a play room/bedroom four on the ground floor. On the first floor, there is a large living room and a spacious kitchen/diner, whilst on the second floor are 3 bedrooms, a family bathroom and an en-suite shower room. Externally, the property benefits from driveway parking, a single garage and a private rear garden.

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Guide Price

£1,650,000 12 | www.ste venoates.com

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HERTFORD Hertfordshire

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

Four bedroom detached family home located in a 'tucked away' position within the foxholes development. Offering off street parking, ground floor cloakroom, conservatory, en-suite to master bedroom, extended kitchen/diner, dining room and double glazed.

Three Bedroom terrace house situated in a favoured cul-de-sac location, popular for the desired SG13 school catchment area. The property is arranged over two floors and benefits from a garage-en-bloc, ground floor cloakroom and utility room, modern kitchen, landscaped rear garden and conservatory.

OIEO £600,000

Guide Price £500,000

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

WARE Hertfordshire

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom converted duplex apartment perfectly situated in the heart of Hertford Town centre. This beautiful property includes 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large open plan kitchen/living space and an impressive roof terrace area which is situated off the main bedroom.

One bedroom first floor maisonette situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location within the sought after 'Vicarage' development. Benefits include; 100 plus year lease, own private garden, loft access, allocated parking, modern bathroom, open plan lounge and kitchen/diner.

Guide Price £399,995

Guide Price £240,000

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WARE Hertfordshire

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

An impressive detached bungalow which is perfectly situated on this beautiful private cul-de-sac offering convenient access to Ware Town. Tamarind is a rarely available home that was built in the 1990s that has been extremely well maintained and enjoyed by the current owner for over 20 years.

Character apartment having been carefully restored and converted, forming a magnificent share of the top floor of this 17th century Mansion House. Set within 67 acres, this unique home provides a beautiful setting with allocated doorstep parking and additional secure underground parking.

Guide Price £1,050,000

Guide Price £700,000

WATTON AT STONE Hertfordshire

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

3 bedroom semi detached family home. This property is perfectly situated just of the High Street in the beautiful village of Watton At Stone close to local iminties and the village Train Station. This property property includes 3 good size bedrooms, extended ground floor with 2 reception rooms.

Well presented two bedroom first floor apartment situated in the Town Centre, convenient for Hertford Town Centre, railway stations and multiple facilities. The property benefits from a BALCONY, 100 plus year lease, modern kitchen and bathroom, telephone entry system and being offered chain free.

Guide Price £575,000

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NO PLACE LIKE

HOME Scent your space in style. Any room, any occasion can be transformed with scent. No-one understands this better than Emma South, Jo Malone London’s Fragrance & Lifestyle UK Expert. Here, Emma shares her top tips for decorating your home with fragrance. www.stevenoates.com | 31


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Bedrooms should be a sanctuary of calm, so use relaxing herbs such as rosemary and lavender – captured in our Lino Nel Vento Linen Spray. Mist onto laundered sheets for the perfect night’s sleep.

Home Create scented stories tailored to any and every space. Fragrances that set the mood and inspire scented memories. Let our house inspire your home. Candles Set the mood. Whether it’s a warm glow for a cosy night in. Or, a statement centrepiece for a special occasion. Decorate with elegant Candles, lovingly handmade in the English countryside. Linen Spray Refreshing on napkins and table cloths. Comforting on towels and bed linen. Delightful to spritz on a whim. Turn everyday rituals into a pleasure with an aromatic Linen Spray. Scent Surround™ Diffuser Envelop the room with fragrance. Effortlessly and continuously. Place understated Diffusers on the mantelpiece, the coffee table, the dining table.

Arrange clusters of Candles in different scents and sizes to create a bespoke scent for your home and fill it with beautiful, flickering candlelight.

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Celebrate the seasons in your choice of scents. Let peonies and freesias bloom during the summer months, then layer juicy berries and tart redcurrants with grounding woods later in the year.

About Jo Malone London

Scent Surround™ Room Spray Create an instant impression with a fragrant Room Spray. Spritz an enticing burst after a long day, or moments before your guests arrive. 34 | www.stevenoates.com

Jo Malone London celebrates British style with unexpected fragrances and the elegant art of gift giving. Acquired by The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. in 1999, today the brand is available in 48 countries worldwide and continues to inspire a loyal following. www.jomalone.co.uk



WATTON AT STONE Hertfordshire

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

This double fronted 5 bedroom home is located on the edge of a private housing development overlooking open countryside to the front aspect. This substantial family home feels light and airy with a large kitchen/breakfast room, lounge with patio doors opening to garden, ground floor cloakroom.

3 bedroom mid terrace townhouse located only a short distance from Hertford East station, town centre and favoured SG13 schooling. Benefits include; off street parking, garage, utility room, ensuite bathroom to master bedroom, ground floor shower room.

Guide Price £900,000

Guide Price £560,000

BENGEO Hertfordshire

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

Three bedroom mid terrace house situated within a quiet cul-de-sac location and catchment area for desirable primary schools in Bengeo. Benefits include; ground floor cloakroom, front and rear gardens, modern first floor bathroom, kitchen/diner, three spacious bedrooms.

One bedroom character cottage located within a popular location offering character features and an attractive courtyard garden. The property consists of a living room with fireplace and a fitted kitchen on the ground floor, whilst on the first floor, there is a double bedroom with vaulted ceilings.

Guide Price £415,000

Guide Price £325,000

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HERTFORD Hertfordshire

BENGEO Hertfordshire

A truly exceptionally and stylishly appointed duplex top floor apartment with the unique features of a LARGE PRIVATE ROOF GARDEN and IT'S OWN PRIVATE LIFT ACCESS.

Two bedroom cottage situated in the heart of leafy Bengeo within a mile of excellent schools including Bengeo Primary, Duncombe School and Millmead School. Benefits include; basement room, ground floor bathroom, planning permission granted for further extension, mature rear garden.

Guide Price £895,000

Guide Price £500,000

WATTON AT STONE Hertfordshire

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

Three bedroom end of terrace house benefiting from a good size lounge, kitchen/diner, tiered rear garden with sunny aspect, large patio area, scope for further extension (STPP), ground floor WC, garage, off street parking for two cars, chain free.

Two bedroom ground floor maisonette situated conveniently for local convenience shops and Hertford North rail station providing links into central London. Benefits include; off street parking, mature own rear garden, two double bedrooms, modern bathroom and double glazing.

Guide Price £425,000

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BROXBOURNE Hertfordshire 4/5 bedroom detached family home located within what's widely considered Broxbourne's most exclusive road. The spacious and versatile accommodation includes a large open plan living room, family sized kitchen, 4 principal bedrooms and a gym/bedroom 5. There is also a decent sized entrance hall, family bathroom, 2 shower rooms and a large double garage, whilst externally, there is a carriage driveway providing ample parking and a recently landscaped generous rear garden.

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Maserati Meets Beckham MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham: A love letter for the Magic City of Miami.

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letter written to the magical city of Miami: this is how MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham was born. The ambassador of the Italian automotive brand becomes a designer with the help of the Maserati Centro Stile. Thanks to this union, the passion of the British champion for his second home city takes shape in a customized car that exemplifies the concepts of performance and sportiness: the MC20.

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This project is part of Maserati’s Fuoriserie customization program, which in its various styles allows customers to create their tailormade Maserati. The car, intended as a symbol of true luxury in the third millennium, shows the world its unique nature and personal character. Maserati Fuoriserie is a blank canvas and the House of the Trident truly offers an array of instruments to create with. The rest is left to the clients taste and inspiration, giving them the opportunity to set their own trends and express their personality.

After a personalized and collaborative design process, Beckham and the designers of the Maserati Centro Stile created the MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham. This car translates true passion into a carbon fiber monocoque, entirely Made in Italy, and powered by a patented V6 petrol engine derived from Formula 1 technologies. In this story, the starting point is Miami, the home of Beckham’s US football club, while the end result is black and pink, a chromatic dichotomy, as well as the interplay between glossy and matt surfaces. The team colours are black and pink, and the team uniforms are characterized by contrasting glossy-matt treatments. Starting from this as an inspiration, the bodywork features a glossy black tone which contrasts with the Trident logos on the grille and on the C-pillar, in black, but with an opaque finish. www.stevenoates.com | 41


The Maserati lettering on the rear is also opaque, while the MC20 badge on the door is pastel pink, as are the Brembo brake calipers. The interior, in leather and Alcantara, is black with contrast-stitching in pink. The backrests, in Alcantara, are worked with a tone-on-tone laser engraving method and the headrest features a three-dimensional pastel pink embroidery. Finally, in the centre tunnel between the two seats, a personalized nameplate with a glossy-matte effect: at the top, next to the Trident, the Maserati Fuoriserie lettering is pastel pink, at the bottom the italics "For David" appears with an aluminium effect. Klaus Busse, Head of Maserati Design, commented: “As car designers, our mission is to offer a holistic experience. This value guides our Brand's stylistic research, making each Maserati uniquely recognizable. Our customization program is another example of our brand’s goal to create singular experiences for our customers: Maserati Fuoriserie is a blank canvas, on which Maserati clients can write their own stories and unleash their creativity, making their dreams come true. Designing this special edition MC20 with David, as with all our Fuoriserie projects, is also an ode to the Brand’s past, taking us back to a time when every car was handbuilt to the client’s requests, giving life to a one-off, a true “fuoriserie.” David Beckham said: “I have always been a car enthusiast, so to be part of designing and creating my MC20 through the Fuoriserie customisation programme has been an amazing experience. Cars are about individual taste whether it’s the model, colour or small personal details on the inside. It has been incredible to collaborate with the Maserati team and designers to create this one-off car that is inspired by my second home, Miami and my football club there. It is a joy to be behind the wheel.” Miami is a land of magical nights and delicate sunsets. The MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham seems designed to cross this subtle line between day and night, between pink, the colour that greets and bids a farewell with each sunset, and black, that rocks us into the realm of dreams: a realm in which space and time become relative concepts, and you can express yourself through a completely customized car. 42 | www.stevenoates.com

I have always been a car enthusiast, so to be part of designing and creating my MC20 through the Fuoriserie customisation programme has been an amazing experience. David Beckham


HERTFORD Hertfordshire Charming five bedroom semi detached house situated in the heart of Hertford Town Centre, a short walk from local shops, transport links and the excellent school catchment areas. Believed to have been built in the 15th Century with later additions, The Walnuts also has a COACH HOUSE adjacent to the house, currently used for storage and garaging which could be transformed into further living space or office (STPP). Externally there is off street parking and a South facing rear garden.

Guide Price

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LETTINGS Steven Oates provide a dedicated and professional service to both landlords and tenants through our experienced and friendly ARLA qualified team. Why choose Steven Oates? You have numerous agents to choose from in the Hertford areas, but the following helps define us as the most obvious choice.

WHY US? Steven Oates opened its doors over 30 years ago and during that time it has earned a reputation as Hertford most established and trusted estate agent. Our lettings team has a wealth of experience and will care for your property as though it were our own. Our specialist lettings consultants will give you an honest rental appraisal supported by comparables so you know exactly how much rental income you can achieve. We always strive to obtain the highest rent possible, whilst ensuring your tenant is reliable and of high standards to ensure your investment is managed most effectively. LANDLORDS There are many reasons for wanting to let your property. You may be a professional landlord or alternatively you may wish to rent your current property in order to move to a new dream home, another part of the country or even abroad. However, the common priority is the requirement to have your asset looked after by a professional agent. Steven Oates Property Management works to a set of fundamental values. We believe in providing you with the best service and solutions, whilst continually analysing our performance to identify improved practices.

TENANTS Here at Steven Oates we are committed to helping you find your perfect home. We are open 6 days a week and have a state of the art office centrally located in Hertford. As the leading agent in the area we are aware of the vast majority of new properties coming to market before others, allowing you greater choice. Through our core values and the continuous evaluation of our service and performance, we are able to ensure that our service to all of or tenants is consistent, reliable and trustworthy.

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VALUATIONS We're specialists in Property Lettings and work hard to get our landlords the best possible return. Our valuations are comprehensive, realistic, and based on a wealth of experience and understanding of the market sentiment.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Problems with the property will occur, however with our dedicated team of friendly, experienced staff, we are available 6 days a week to deal and remedy these problems. Only using trusted, professional local contractors, who we are continually vetting on both cost, quality of work and relevant insurances to make sure that work is carried out efficiently.

TENANT CHARGES 1. The rent 2. A refundable tenancy deposit capped at no more than five weeks' rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000, or six weeks' rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or above (to be registered with a government approved Deposit Scheme). 3. A refundable holding deposit (to reserve a property) capped at no more than one week's rent. 4. Payments to change the tenancy when requested by the tenant, - £50.00 (or higher if further reasonable costs are incurred).

5. Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy (when requested by the tenant). 6. Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV licence and council tax. 7. A default fee for late payment of rent (capped at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate to be charged for each day payment is outstanding (only to come into affect after 14 days from the rent becoming due). 8. Replacement of a lost key/security device, where required under a tenancy agreement. Steven Oates are members of The Property Ombudsman and have Client Money Protection with Client Money Protect.

Hertford Office 70 Fore Street | Hertford | Hertfordshire SG14 1BY

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ROYDON Essex An outstanding detached family home which offers huge accommodation of 4329 sqft including 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 principal reception rooms, along with a spacious family kitchen, entertainment room on the top floor and includes a detached double garage. The property is set within one of the largest plots within this exclusive gated development of detached family homes and is located nestled amongst beautiful countryside on the edge of the idyllic village of Roydon.

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BROXBOURNEBURY Hertfordshire

£2,350pcm

A unique opportunity to acquire this beautifully presented and spacious three-bedroom family home. The property is situated in a private gated development, within the imposing grounds of The Hertfordshire Golf and Country Club which includes an 18-hole golf course, driving range, gym and a spa and swimming pool, gym, plus tennis court bar and restaurant.

WARE Hertfordshire

£2,800pcm

A charming semi-detached family home is located on this popular road which borders Ware/Hertford. The beautifully presented character property features four bedrooms, lounge, modern kitchen with vaulted ceiling and bi-fold doors to the rear garden, dining room, utility room, three bathrooms, and driveway with ample parking. Available unfurnished in June.

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HERTFORD Hertfordshire

£1,550pcm

Steven Oates are pleased to offer this stunning ground floor apartment within an exclusive modern development in Balls Park which boasts views out onto the well landscaped communal areas. The spacious living combines the lounge, dining and the kitchen/breakfast area. The property also benefits from two bright double bedrooms with en-suite to master bedroom. The apartment has two allocated and secure private parking spaces.

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

£2,000pcm

Steven Oates are delighted to offer for let this brand new three bedroom unfurnished townhouse located within close proximity to Hertford North Station in Bengeo. This stylish executive home features lounge/kitchen, cloakroom, master bedroom with ensuite shower room, two further bedrooms, well-kept garden with shed, garage, and driveway with parking for 2/3 cars.

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WARE Hertfordshire

£1,250pcm

An outstanding spacious two double bedroom second floor apartment offering exceptional living accommodation including two bedrooms and two bathrooms set within this prestigious malting's conversion in the centre of Ware, adjacent to the River Lea. The property is particularly well placed for immediate access for the Town Centre (3 min walk) and Ware Station (2mins walk).

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

£1,100pcm

A modern built two double bedroom second floor apartment offering stylish and modern living within a desirable development adjacent to Hertford East station and the town centre. The property benefits from master bedroom with En-suite, double second bedroom, good sized open plan kitchen / lounge, family bathroom, secure gated parking and access to large communal podium garden.

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Steven Oates are please to offer for let these brand new commercial units located on the new development at Bircherley Green which is set for completion Spring 2023. The units are available in a multitude of sizes and are available on a 10 year leases, ready for A1 A2 A3 A4 or D1 usage. Bircherley Green is located in Hertford Town Centre with excellent transport links to London via Hertford North and Hertford East Station.

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

Guide Price £650,000

Steven Oates are pleased to offer for sale this Grade ll listed office in the centre of the popular historical town centre of Hertford. Ideally placed between both stations, this large character building is made up of over 2,300sqft and is made up of unique serviced offices with communal w.c, communal kitchen facilities, two communal meeting rooms and waiting room. The freehold is available for purchase with vacate possession or as an ongoing investment with tenants in situ.

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