A village lifestyle with city connections
Located between Hatfield and St Albans, yet surrounded by open countryside, Smallford is a small, vibrant community that offers an ideal location to put down roots.
Home to the superb Smallford Farm Shop, which attracts foodies from miles around with its locally sourced produce and exquisite Italian Kitchen Café, the village boasts easy access to a wide range of amenities. In addition to its own vet and a popular garden centre, Smallford’s local pub, The Three Horseshoes, serves up hearty pub classics, cask ales and fine wines in front of an open fire or out in the beer garden.
Just 3.5 miles away, the historic city of St Albans beckons with its truly magical atmosphere. Hertfordshire’s oldest town has been shaped by over 2000 years of human occupation, but these days, the city’s cosmopolitan cultural calendar attracts 21st century crowds. Festivals galore, a choice of highly reputable theatres, touring shows, live music and award-winning museums to explore… there’s plenty to keep the family entertained.
In the city centre, major high street names jostle for position alongside beautiful boutiques. Lose yourself in the delightful alleyways around the Cathedral Quarter, browse one of the most vibrant street markets in the south of England, shop under cover at Christopher Place and The Maltings or grab a designer bargain at the nearby Hatfield Galleria. And if you simply wanted a quiet drink, then you’ll certainly be spoiled for choice. Reputed to have the most pubs per square mile in the UK, St Albans is awash with watering-holes and eating houses. Chic restaurants, sophisticated bars and quaint traditional gastro-pubs abound, giving the city a unique flavour.
St Albans also offers a vast array of sporting and leisure opportunities, including rugby (both league and union), cricket, skateboarding and gymnastics. The recreational ground on Oaklands Lane is home to St Albans Rugby Club, the area’s first open rugby club, and Harvesters Football Club, which fields teams from reception age upwards, plus inclusive teams and a walking football team.