East Hertfordshire has been named the UK’s best place to live, according to the Halifax Quality of Life survey 2020[1]; with the popular market town stealing the crown as a result of its superior exam results, higher life expectancy, and excellent health and happiness scores. With this in mind, Network Homes is proud to unveil a stylish selection of homes at their development, The Birches in Hertford. This charming scheme comprises an exclusive collection of just five two-bedroom apartments and duplexes; available with Shared Ownership. Each and every home has been refurbished to an exceptional standard, and designed internally to suit a range of lifestyles. With just 3 homes remaining, time is ticking before these gorgeous East Herts homes are snapped up.

The Birches

    East Hertfordshire

Lisa Ley, Head of Sales and Marketing at Network Homes comments:


“This versatile collection of homes is perfect for a range of buyers; particularly those who are looking to make their way onto the property ladder. With the Shared Ownership scheme, eager home hunters can secure a home at The Birches by purchasing a 40% share; allowing them to make those first important steps on their property journey for a fraction of the usual cost. We have already had two reservations since launching, so, we urge interested parties to book a viewing before the remaining three disappear.”


The two-bedroom apartments and duplexes at The Birches boast impressive layouts that have been thoughtfully designed to maximise space and light – with large kitchen/living/dining rooms forming the heart of the home; and offering the perfect place to relax, unwind, or entertain guests.


Showcasing a top-tier specification, the kitchens at The Birches come complete with gloss finish units, matching worktops and upstands, and a range of Zanussi integrated appliances; including an oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Bathrooms are equally well appointed, and feature contemporary white sanitary ware, neutral ceramic wall and floor tiling, and heated chrome towel rails. Network Homes have also incorporated Amtico flooring to the living/dining areas and hallways to add a dash of luxury.

Additional features include landscaped communal areas, and one allocated parking space per property. For those who like to get around on two wheels, on-site cycle storage is also available.


The scheme is situated in the historic market town of Hertford; a thriving area that is steeped in history, and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Residents at The Birches will be located in a charming residential area, close to convenient shops and fantastic amenities. There is something for everyone in Hertford, with such a rich blend of independent boutiques and high-street favourites offering something to suit every taste.


For the discerning culture vulture, Hertford Theatre is located nearby; playing host to a variety of local productions, classical music, comedians, and talks by cultural figures and politicians. Alternatively, residents can delve into the weird and wonderful at The Hertford Museum. Dating back to 1903, the exhibition jumps from topic to topic, covering fine art, geology, ethnography, archaeology, ceramics, photography.


For outdoor pursuits, Castle Gardens, found on the grounds of Hertford castle and straddling the River Lea, is the perfect place to go for an afternoon ramble.  Alternatively, Hartham Common is just 8 minutes away by car, and the stunning Panshanger Park offers some 200 acres of grassland, wetlands and reedbeds. Ospreys, kingfishers and a variety of wildfowl have been recorded at the reserve.

Hertford is well connected, with Hertford North station a mere five-minute walk away, and Hertford East station seven minutes away by car; whisking travellers to London’s biggest hot-spots in under an hour. By road, the development is just a few minutes from the A414 and A10; transporting residents to a plethora of destinations further afield.  


Prices at The Birches start from £116,000 for a 40% share of a property priced at £290,000. Priority will be given to buyers living and working in East Hertfordshire.


For more information, please visit: https://www.networkhomessales.co.uk/find-your-new-home/the-birches

[1] https://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/Media/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/halifax/uks-best-place-to-live-the-list-starts-with-east-herts/

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