Ashtons Village and Country Office
Ashton's specialist office is based in High Street, Redbourn and caters for clients in north-west Hertfordshire and south Bedfordshire.
Redbourn was,for a long time, the centre of a farming community and for a time had a successful watercress business on the River Ver's water meadows. Just south of the village, Redbournbury Mill, a recently restored watermill, produces flour.
Redbourn Cricket Club was formed about 1823, but records show organised cricket was played on Redbourn Common some eighty years earlier. Some Hertfordshire County histories record cricket being played on the Common in 1666 making the village one of the oldest recorded cricketing locations in England.
Redbourn featured prominently in an episode of the popular TV property programme Location, Location, Location on 5 August 2009. The presenter Phil Spencer was lavish in his praise for the village describing it as "quite possibly one of the cutest villages I've ever seen". He also commented on "the fantastic village green". "People move here because of the feel of the special feel of the village and its amenities".
Just out of the village towards Harpenden lies Redbourn Golf Club, one of the most popular in Hertfordshire. Redbourn has an eclectic mix of property, the High Street featuring many fine period buildings lining either side of what was once the Roman road to London. Behind the High Street is Redbourn common with many imposing properties framing the Common and cricket pitch.
Further north lies the enchanting village of Flamstead and beyond that the larger village of Markyate which offers a wide range of properties from modern apartments and starter homes through to period listed buildings.
Slightly further a field are the more rural villages of Kensworth, Studham and the Gaddesdens which offer a wide range of wider larger properties some with acreage and equestrian facilities. Lying north of Redbourn is the popular village of Caddington, it has a wide range of family homes, bungalows and good local shopping facilities within the village. Junctions 9 and 10 of the M1 serve all of the villages and rural areas very well.
48 High Street
Manager - Nick Wearmouth