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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 Letting office in Hitchin and a satellite office in Hertford


Ashtons acquire Home County Sales & Letting 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 brand


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 & Letting Agent of the Year Awards.


Winner of Relocation Agent of the Year.


Silver Winner in Estate Agent & Letting 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.

“I thought everyone I dealt with was highly efficient, but I have to single out Lucy Gadsby who was outstanding from start to finish. Very many thanks to you all.”
Clare Adams
18th April 2024
“From Tom to Lucy very professional”
William White
17th April 2024
“Chris was excellent, kept us up to date throughout the process and explained everything well”
Leah Gyle
17th April 2024
“Sandy Gorton was a godsend from the minute he called to enquire about the possibility of selling our property. We had used another local agent for two months with a lot of viewings and no credible interest in our property. Sandy left no stone unturned when marketing our house and we were delighted to get an offer within just a week of going live with Ashtons. The after sale was expertly managed by James Plumb and we couldn't be more grateful to the St Albans team after finally moving into our new home.”
Stefano Federici
16th April 2024
“All staff were great, polite and helpful.”
Mark John Hisgrove
14th April 2024
“Over recent months we have dealt with James at the St. Albans office over the sale of our property who we must say kept us regularly updated on progress and always came back to us quickly re. any queries we had. He certainly does his job well.”
Tim Tufnell
13th April 2024
“Grace was the best sales co-ordinator I have experienced - she kept us informed which helped the long, drawn out process feel like it would actually result in my house purchase. Without her I think I would have given up and bought something else! Thank you Grace”
Lynn Riley
11th April 2024
“Chris Haws was very helpful in the process and quick to resolve any issues in the process of renting our home.”
Dan-Alin Voinescu
10th April 2024
“Prompt efficient responses from Louise and a prompt effective service.”
Amit Maisuria
8th April 2024
“Everyone was great and very helpful and provided great insight along the way. Grace was fantastic as part of the post-offer team ensuring that the process was moving forwards and helping us chase us our solicitor. Thanks everyone!”
Mark Harris
7th April 2024
“Tom case and Rebecca Veale were exceptionally helpful.”
Kim Shipley
5th April 2024
“Extremely professional team. We were kept informed at every stage of process.”
Dr Ahmad Chattha
3rd April 2024

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