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We think differently. Expect extraordinary.

Selling and letting property in Hertfordshire for over 40 years.

Our People

Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, let or invest, our 120-strong team of award-winning local experts are eager to help.

Our numbers

Total sales & lettings transactions
Buyers and Tenants registered
Daily website visits
Visitors to our office each month
Over 850
Properties with an asset value of over £455m currently under management
Asking price achieved on average
of clients who would recommend us
Over 98%

Our Story


Ashtons opens Sales and Lettings office in Hitchin and a satellite office in Hertford


Ashtons acquire Home County Sales & Lettings in Harpenden


Ashtons acquires Putterills Land & Development Ltd and Aitchisons Residential.


Ashtons celebrates 40th anniversary


Gold and Silver winner of British Property Awards


Ranked 4th best company to work for in the East of England


Launch of new rebranding


1 in every 7 properties sold in the AL postal district sells through Ashtons


Head Office and Land and New Homes Department opens.


Harpenden and St Albans offices substantially remodelled.


Gold Winner in Estate Agent & Lettings Agent of the Year Awards.


Winner of Relocation Agent of the Year.


Silver Winner in Estate Agent & Lettings Agent of the Year Awards.


Voted Sunday Times Best Small Companies Top 100 Employers.


Lettings business opens in Welwyn Garden City


Move to new premises in Welwyn Garden City


Lettings business opens


Office open in Redbourn


Open in Welwyn Garden City


Our MD & owner, Karl Judd, becomes an equity partner.


Office opens in Harpenden.


Office opens St Albans

What our customers say

Don’t just take our word for it, read what our customers have to say about their experience working with us.

“Always very helpful and friendly”
Eroulla Cadd
10th July 2024
“I’ve been with Ashtons for over 15 years and John Ingram was the office boy! I promised John I would not use any other agent and I have been true to my word. Chris Haws was brilliant as usual. He understands the needs of both Landlord and tenant. Great support from Tegan, Joanne and the WGC lettings team.”
Martin de la Fuente
9th July 2024
“All excellent”
Evelyn Osz
5th July 2024
“Friendly, but professional.”
Liz Sweet
4th July 2024
“Greg & John both were stars both contacted me and supplied any information that I requested”
Gary Mackie
3rd July 2024
“Will definately be contacting Chris to help me out as he already has without hesitation”
Gary Williams
1st July 2024
“Kirsty was amazing and it was easy to get an update when we reached out to her. If she was not available, other staff could barely assist.”
Oshan De Silva
30th June 2024
“Ashons were the best I dealt with over the last year and has a very strong reputation !! Tom Cass was very good at the outset but the star person was Luck Gadsby was frankly brilliant. Kept me updated and when there was a problem found a solution immediately. Top job Lucy G !!”
Pat Maslen
28th June 2024
“Oliver, Kirsty and Gemma were all very kind and helpful through the process”
26th June 2024
“Chosen for their long reputation in Harpenden as being the best. All the lettings team have been superb - mainly dealing with Frederica though.”
Su Candy
25th June 2024
“Andrew, Stephen and Grace were all very attentive and kept us informed every step of the way.”
Alyson Peel
24th June 2024
“Very professional and attentive service.”
Geoff Holm
22nd June 2024

Whether you’re looking to
  • buy
  • sell
  • rent
  • let
  • buy
we would love to help.