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Welcome Summer is finally here – Hooray! Time to put on the BBQ and slap on the suncream. Despite these unsettled times, Hertford is booming! The restaurants and bars are re-open and there is a buzz in the air.

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We have enjoyed our most successful year ever helping Hertford bounce back and have 100’s of waiting buyers who are still looking in earnest for their dream home. Buyers are looking for green space work home scenario which Hertford and the surrounding Villages offer. Recognised by rightmove year after year as Hertfords best performing agent, we welcome the opportunity to call round or talk through your next move. All of our properties benefit from professional photography and bespoke marketing to suit. Enjoy the summer and lets all look forward to a safer environment within this historic county town. Happy days ahead!

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Colin Kyle Managing Director

Hertford Office 70 Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 1BY Tel: 01992 303300 | Email: hertford@stevenoates.com

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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 25 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 offices are situated in eye-catching and convenient location in Fore Street, Hertford, making it easy for our clients to pop in 7 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 Twitter. 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 Primelocation.com.

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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BENGEO Hertfordshire Situated with a rarely available private lane within one of Bengeo's most sought after locations is this charming 4 bedroom semi-detached family home offers an excellent tranquil environment yet is only a short distance from Hertford North train station. The accommodation comprises of a entrance hall, downstairs WC, 3 reception rooms and a kitchen with separate pantry on the ground floor, whilst there are 4 bedrooms, a family bathroom and a en-suite shower room on the first floor.

Guide Price

£935,000 6 | www.stevenoates.com

BISHOP'S STORTFORD Hertfordshire A truly exquisite and spacious barn conversion which has been finished to an exceptionally high standard with flexible accommodation located within one of East Hertfordshire's most sought after villages. The barn is set within a small and exclusive development of just 5 barns with a privately gated plot including a large double garage and beautifully landscaped gardens to both the front and rear.

Guide Price

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ROYDON Essex An outstanding detached family home which offers huge accommodation of 4,329 sq ft including 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 principal reception rooms, along with a nearly 50ft family kitchen and a large entertainment room on the top floor. The property is set within one of the largest plots within the development directly adjoining countryside and includes a detached double garage.

Guide Price

£1,395,000 8 | www.stevenoates.com

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City & Beyond Bentley is taking the next step on its journey to a sustainable future with the launch of the new Bentayga Hybrid – the only electrified true-luxury SUV in the world, and a model that Bentley predicts will become the best-selling member of the new Bentayga family.

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ollowing the recent launches of the new Bentayga V8 and Bentayga Speed, the new Bentayga Hybrid becomes the third model in the most successful luxury SUV portfolio the segment has ever seen.


The new exterior and interior design emphasises Bentley design DNA across the entire model range, giving Bentley the freshest and most modern product family of any luxury car company. The new Bentayga Hybrid offers the ultimate in electric luxury, with smooth and silent progress through urban environments, whilst having the grand touring capability to escape the city and explore further. Customers of the Bentayga Hybrid can escape the noise of the city through the refined and acoustically-isolated serenity of the cabin without engine interference, using up to 31 miles of electric-only range (NEDC), before physically leaving the city behind with the comfort of a total combined range of 536 miles (NEDC). Delivering the same level of comfort and luxury, yet with a quieter and more refined driving experience, the Bentayga Hybrid brings a selection of new technologies and connected car services, positioning the new product as the most technically advanced Bentayga to date. Introducing the very latest on-board technology and an even more cosseting cabin, the new Bentayga is significantly revised both inside and out from the previous generation. Subtle exterior badging complements the new Bentayga’s exterior design now prevalent across the entire model range, giving Bentley the freshest and most modern product family of any luxury car company. 12 | www.stevenoates.com

Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, Adrian Hallmark, comments: “The Bentayga Hybrid is the next step on our journey to becoming the world’s leading sustainable luxury mobility company. Bentley will transform from a 100-year-old luxury car company to a new, sustainable, wholly ethical role model for luxury, and the Bentayga Hybrid is the first model to pioneer our company’s recently announced Beyond100 strategy.” Bentley’s research shows over 90 per cent of customers use their firstgeneration Bentayga Hybrid on a daily basis or several times a week, and nearly 100 per cent of customers use EV mode, with half of them consistently undertaking journeys of less than 30 miles. During previous retailer training, 78 per cent zero emissions journeys were achieved regularly over a 500 mile activity. In a more urban environment, one of Bentley’s development drivers achieved 67 per cent zero emissions over 672 miles around San Francisco, and in the UK, Chris Cole – Project Leader for the Bentayga Hybrid achieved 64 per cent zero emissions commuting to and from the factory. In real world terms, the majority of journeys can be achieved completely in electric only, with zero emissions, delivering more benefits environmentally and building on Bentley’s new reputation for sustainability for the future.

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HERTFORD Hertfordshire

Guide Price £699,995

This spacious 5 bedroom detached family home located within a popular non estate location on the eastside of Hertford which offers the practicalities of a modern house yet within an established 'older style' setting. The property offers generous accommodation including a spacious entrance hall with downstairs WC, a completely refitted modern kitchen/breakfast room, living room with separate dining area, 5 good size bedrooms and a family bathroom. Externally, there is a good size garden which leads to a detached garage & driveway.

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

Guide Price £310,000

An exceptionally well presented 2 double bedroom second floor apartment forming part of this attractive historical conversion of Hertford Hospital, benefiting from spacious living accommodation and high ceilings, sash windows, gated parking and a short distance from both Hertford North railway station and Hertford town centre.

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Guide Price

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BROXBOURNE Hertfordshire Guide Price

£1,895,000 16 | www.stevenoates.com

A spectacular and completely remodelled 7 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached family home boasting exceptionally generous accommodation. 3 reception rooms, a spacious family kitchen situated within one of Broxbourne's most sought after residential locations less than 1 mile from Broxbourne train station. Wildwoods is a substantial detached family home which had recently been renovated and extended by the current owners to the highest of standards. The accommodation which is arranged over three floors is accessed via a spacious reception hall with a guest cloakroom and canopied storm porch. On the ground floor, there are 3 principal reception rooms including a large living room, well equipped family room and a dining room. The family sized kitchen is fully fitted and features a large island/breakfast table and there is also a utility room.

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CUFFLEY Hertfordshire Completely remodelled and extended 5 bedroom detached family home located within one of the most sought after locations in Cuffley. The property has been meticulously finished with no expense spared and includes a spacious entrance hall, large living room, spacious family room which runs across the back of the house opening to the kitchen/breakfast room and a large utility room. On the first floor, there are 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a fixed staircase accessing a useable loft space.

Guide Price

£1,075,000 18 | www.stevenoates.com

Time for Change... Despite its status as a household name and an absolute behemoth in the fashion industry, Louis Vuitton’s in-house luxury watchmaking efforts remain relatively under-the-radar. Blaze model brings a sophisticated touch to the Tambour Street Diver watch range. Polished pink gold contrasts with a sporty feel, creating an uncompromisingly modern effect. A versatile new take on the iconic Tambour silhouette, it combines traditional diving watch features with creative and unexpected design.

This Pacific White model brings a feminine touch to the versatile Tambour Street Diver watch range. Casual and sporty, it combines traditional dive watch functions with the colourful, creative and unconventional style unique to Louis Vuitton. Its bright colours, contrasting finish and luminescent indexes will add a modern twist to any outfit.

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Boasting an uncompromisingly modern look, the Tambour Street Diver watch combines traditional diving features with unexpected design in one versatile creation. The Skyline Blue model combines navy and light blue tones on a sunray dial, with a rubber strap that echoes the effect. Robust and edgy, it will bring a casual touch to any outfit.

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BENGEO Hertfordshire

Offers in Excess of £400,000

Enviable position overlooking Hartham Common - A well presented 2 double bedroom mid terrace townhouse, set in an enviable position close to both the town centre and both train stations this property offers both convenience and comfortable living accommodation. This property has features to include; modern fitted kitchen with new appliances, bright and well presented living room, garage, allocated parking, modern bathroom, gas central heating and much more!

BENGEO Hertfordshire

Offers in Excess of £240,000

Modernised by the existing owner, a well presented 1 bedroom ground floor apartment within this highly sought after development within leafy Bengeo. The apartment benefits from allocated parking, large living room, refitted modern kitchen, modern bathroom, long lease and electric heating. Internal viewing highly recommended. This property has just had fitted a new entry phone system and a high end dimplex quantum heater fitted in the lounge.

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HERTFORD Hertfordshire

Guide Price £349,000

A spacious and immaculately presented 2 double bedroom apartment situated in the heart of Hertford Town centre, convenient for both Hertford East and Hertford North rail stations, multiple shopping facilities and local parks. Benefits include; character features, 900 plus year lease, modern kitchen and bathroom and being offered with no onward chain.

BENGEO Hertfordshire

Guide Price £675,000

An impressively spacious 4 bedroom semi-detached Victorian cottage located in the heart of leafy Bengeo. This excellent family home offers extended accommodation including 2 large reception rooms, kitchen/ breakfast room and boot room, whilst on the first floor there are 2 bathrooms. Externally, the beautifully mature rear garden extends to approximately 120ft.

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HERTFORD Hertfordshire A rare opportunity to purchase this 4/5 bedroom detached family home occupying an attractive plot offering excellent scope for improvement within a highly sought after location. The property currently offers accommodation including an entrance hall, downstairs WC, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 bathrooms, whilst externally there is a detached double garage and mature gardens extending to 0.44 acres. Viewing is strictly by appointment only.

Offers in Excess of

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HERTFORD Hertfordshire

HERTFORD HEATH Hertfordshire

Within a short walk to Hartham Common - this well presented 2 bedroom character house situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location, convenient for Hertford East rail station and the town centres multiple facilities.

Family home located within a small cul de sac just off of the college green directly adjoining countryside and woodlands beyond. This excellent family home offers well planned accommodation including 4 good size bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 good size reception rooms.

Guide Price £429,995

Guide Price £960,000

WADESMILL Hertfordshire

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

This spacious 2 bedroom first floor apartment situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location within the sought after village of Wadesmill. Benefits include; communal parking and gardens, loft access, double glazing, modern bathroom and telephone entry system.

A spacious 2 double bedroom modern house located occupying an enviable position within this sought after road benefiting from a large living room and good size kitchen, whilst externally there is a sunny aspect rear garden, garage and 2 parking spaces.

Guide Price £260,000

Guide Price £349,950

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ASTON Hertfordshire

WARE Hertfordshire

Stunning 2 bedroom apartment forming part of this elegant Jacobean manor house (Grade 1 listed) set within 17 acres of beautifully kept grounds. Spacious lounge/diner, a great size separate kitchen with integrated appliances and 2 bedrooms both en-suite with fitted storage cupboards.

Chain Free - This fantastic 1 bedroom ground floor apartment perfectly situated in this popular development located on the outskirts of Ware Town Centre. This property offers stylish accommodation including an entrance hall, open plan style lounge with french doors leading onto a Juliet balcony.

Offers in excess of £399,995

Guide Price £180,000

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

This 2 double bedroom semi detached character home, offering flexible living accommodation. Benefits include kitchen/dining room, basement room, garage and off street parking for 2 cars, 2 double bedrooms, mature south easterly facing 100ft garden.

A well presented 3 bedroom end of terrace family home located within this highly sought after development only a short walk from Hertford North rail station. The property offers accommodation including an entrance hall, ground floor cloakroom, 2 reception rooms.

Guide Price £360,000

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Let’s go outside... Summer is on the way and the sun will be shining! That means less time spent indoors and more time spent outside enjoying the patio and garden. Get the garden ready with outdoor lounging and dining sets from Bridgman, and make the most of the good weather!

Opposite image: The Hampstead dining set is essential for entertaining guests in style. This aesthetically beautiful dining set is hand woven from the finest quality rattan, perfectly suited for outdoor living. Above image: This gorgeous outdoor furniture set comes with 10 dining armchairs, perfect for having friends and family round for some alfresco dining! Summer Garden | Rattan 270cm Evesham Oval Dining Table with 10 Evesham Dining Armchairs. www.stevenoates.com | 31

Opposite page: Comfortably seating 10 people, this set is made out of high quality synthetic rattan in mushroom brown weave. Add an optional parasol to complete this dining set for shady days. Summer Garden | Rattan 230cm Bali Oval Dining Table with 8 Ohio Dining Armchairs. Top left: The Evesham square dining is handwoven using pebble coloured weave over an aluminium frame. The platinum waterproof cushions are also 100% stain resistant leaving no room to worry about red wine leaving a stain. Top right: Ideal for small spaces, this incredible dining set fits 4 people comfortably. Made with quality and comfort in mind, this set is stylish and comfortable. Summer Garden | Rattan 110cm Bali Round Dining Table & Ohio Dining Armchairs. Bottom right: The Mayfair modular furniture range set via Bridgman will open up outdoor living for you and your family. With an olive-coloured, full round weave, this corner seating arrangement provides an enticing spot to enjoy the sunshine in the comfort and convenience of your own garden.

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HERTFORD Hertfordshire A beautifully appointed and spacious 4 double bedroom detached family home, located within a highly sought after residential road directly adjoining a nature reserve. The generous accommodation includes an entrance hall with a downstairs WC, a spacious kitchen/diner with 'bi-folding doors opening onto the garden, a family room and integral garage which includes a utility area.

Guide Price

£785,000 34 | www.stevenoates.com

WARE Hertfordshire A spacious 3 bedroom detached family home located within this exceptionally sought after location nestled amongst Ware's southside, only a short distance from Presdales School and Ware Town train station. The property has been renovated by the current owners with accommodation including an entrance hall, downstairs WC, living room, spacious kitchen/diner, 3 good size bedrooms and a refitted bathroom.

Guide Price

£645,000 www.stevenoates.com | 35

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

HODDESDON Hertfordshire

A truly outstanding classic Victorian townhouse located only a short walk from Hertford town centre, Hertford East train station and also falls within the favoured SG13 School catchment.

An outstanding and completely renovated 3 bedroom bay fronted Victorian family home located within this sought after location which has been finished to an exceptionally high standard. Large entrance hall, downstairs WC, 2 reception rooms, a large kitchen/diner, 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Guide Price £775,000

Guide Price £595,000

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

BUNTINGFORD Hertfordshire

A well presented 3 bedroom detached family home located in a 'tucked away' position within the popular foxholes development.

A well presented 3 bedroom town house, situated in a quiet close just a short distance to Buntingford High Street. Tucked away at the end of this peaceful mews, this stylish home is arranged over three floors.

Offers in Excess of £590,000

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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 25 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 7 days a week, and have two state of the art offices 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 24 hours a day, 7 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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HERTFORD Hertfordshire

£6,000 pcm

A truly stunning barn conversion located in the quiet Hamlet of Rush Green, Nr Hertford. The property features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, dressing room, large 59ft open plan living area, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, large secluded garden and driveway. Available 5th July. Unfurnished.


£3,000 pcm

Newly converted Grade II listed property set among 20 acres and adjoining parkland in Pishiobury House. The property has undergone a substantial refurbishment and restoration program to create six magnificent apartments overlooking parkland. This apartment is a great sized 3 bedroom property on the first floor has and fabulous views for the surrounding grounds. The property comprises of the 3 double bedrooms, en-suite to master, luxury family bathroom, large living room, modern kitchen and separate dining room, allocated parking for 2 cars and communal gardens. Available now, Unfurnished. 40 | www.stevenoates.com

HERTFORD Hertfordshire This extended 4 bedroom detached family home located on this popular road in Bengeo. The property features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen/dining room, office, cloakroom, large garden with home office pod/studio, garage and driveway. Available now. Unfurnished. Viewing by appointment only.

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ESCAPE Every story has a beginning, and Andy and Simon Payne’s started in Kenya, East Africa. They had the kind of childhood that truly embraced the beauty of the great, wild outdoors In 2003, after graduating with a degree in Business and Design, Andy, along with his brother Simon were asked to design and build a walkway suspended high above the Mida Creek mangroves in Kenya. Once Andy started showing photos of their work to his UK friends, he saw the excitement that it inspired and so Blue Forest was born. As far as we’re concerned, treehouses are not just for children. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you do for a living; everyone needs to have a bit of excitement in their lives and a breathtakingly beautiful hideout up in the trees, or nestled within the woods, will bring a smile to your face, every time.They believe in bringing their clients closer to the natural world, creating amazing structures that the clients adore from the moment they reveal the designs. What’s more, they absolutely love doing it. Blue Forest is an award-winning company renowned for pushing the boundaries of design and bringing a touch of magic to our creations. The skilled team of architectural designers, interior designers and project managers will work with you to create a treehouse that is completely personal to you. They provide you with a coherent and complete design, construction and management service that allows them to mastermind your project from conception to completion. Whatever your dreams, they can turn them into a reality. The aim is to reconnect people with the great outdoors enabling them to create their own extraordinary memories and adventures. Blue Forest are known for designing buildings that reflect their natural settings, nestled amongst the branches or tucked away in the woods. www.stevenoates.com | 43

They care for the environment and want to do their best to ensure that the natural world is protected and can be enjoyed for generations to come. They promote sustainable principles and ethics throughout every stage of the design and build process, so you can rest assured that your new treehouse is as eco-friendly as possible. Where possible, the timber is PEFC or FSC certified and sourced from sustainably managed forests where there is an active strategy of replanting and habitat regeneration. For many people owning an incredible hideaway up in the trees is something they only got to dream about as children. But there’s absolutely nothing stopping you from having your own magical treehouse in your garden, and Blue Forest can make it as amazing and awe-inspiring as you want it to be. 44 | www.stevenoates.com

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And for those who do not have any trees, or prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground, they also design amazing ground based structures perfect for home offices, yoga studios, creative hubs and even hobbit holes! Not all their designs need to be lofty abodes, and they have recently designed a Down to Earth Collection of ground based structures that would fit in perfectly within any garden setting. This collection is designed to offer an alternative solution to the standard home office – why should working from home be boring? The ground based structures eliminate the need for planning permission, making them an attractive alternative while still keeping all the charm and character of one of their treehouses. They always say ‘if you can imagine it, we can build it’. The highly skilled team of specialist designers will take time to understand what you want and will work with you to design a bespoke treehouse or home office that’s perfect for you. They will use their expertise to suggest additional elements and features that you might not have thought of. They’re a creative bunch and love nothing better than to push the limits of design. Have you always wanted a secret room hidden behind a bookcase door? No problem. What about a secret escape tunnel leading out of the room? Great. You’d love a family living space 46 | www.stevenoates.com

up in the trees? Excellent, or how about a hobbit hole with it’s own wood burning stove and outdoor firepit, the perfect escape for any Bilbo Baggins fan. The team believe in making your dream a reality but as treehouse experts, they know that it’s also their job to show you what else is possible. Blue Forest also offers a unique interior design service. In the world of treehouses and hobbit holes, the little personal touches are just as important as the bigger things. From hand-crafted swing seats to personalised fairy doors and home cinema screens, they add a personal touch to every project. So, sit back and let your imagination run wild – and they’ll take care of the rest.

For further information on either treehouses or ground based structures, please visit our website www.blueforest.com or you can call the office on 01892 750090, or email us at info@blueforest.com


HERTFORD Hertfordshire

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

Bluecoats Avenue is located in the centre of Hertford town, in close proximity to Hertford East station and local amenities.

Hertford has excellent access routes to the A10 and A120 and has 2 railway stations, both of which are approximately half a mile from the subject property. On offer is a large, first floor, predominantly open plan self-contained office with good natural light located close to Hertford town centre.

To Let £2,333 pcm

To Let £1,829 pcm

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

HERTFORD Hertfordshire

Situated in the heart of Hertford town centre, this business centre is configured on the ground floor of this stunning Georgian building, with a variety of different offices and meeting room for any size of business.

This serviced office includes: fibre broadband, all service/ground charges, all heating/electric included, repairs and maintenance, 24/7 access, insurance (excluding contents), WIFI in each room, communal kitchen, communal waiting room, 2 communal meeting rooms.

To Let £1,400 pcm

To Let £833 pcm

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SUCCESSFULLY SELLING! From the leading Estate Agents in Hertford & Ware 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. Please find below a selection of happy clients picking up their keys on completion day.

“Our winning formula of

local knowledge, motivation, cutting edge technology and professionalism produces the ultimate service, which has lead the local competition for over a decade.

Hertford Office 70 Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 1BY | Tel: 01992 303300 | Email: hertford@stevenoates.com | www.stevenoates.com

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