Old Hatfield is a charming, quiet, traditional peg tiled village with narrow roads leading up to Hatfield House. To the West is St. Albans, the South is Potters Bar and to the North is Welwyn Garden City and the A1 leading to Stevenage and the North. St Etheldreda’s stands proudly looking down over the village and across the railway line which connects London to the East Coast.
Old Hatfield train station is conveniently located in the village and allows fast access to London and the East Coast. Hop off at Kings Cross, follow the signs to St Pancras – you can be in Paris is 2½ hours, or if you are heading North you could be in York in 1½ hours.
The major motorways are all within 15 minutes drive; A1 to the North, the A10 to Hertford and the M10/M1 from Luton.
The University of Hertfordshire provides an all encompassing support system for academics and sportsmen alike. There are two swimming pools within a short drive of Old Hatfield, and there is an excellent golf course at Mill Green. At Welwyn Garden City Stanborough Lakes offer water sports and sailing clubs throughout the year. Gosling Sports hosts a diverse range of sports and leisure facilities and is one of the most comprehensive and prestigious developments of its kind in the UK.
The Hatfield Galleria boasts a multiplex cinema, an abundance of outlet shops and a good choice of restaurants. Cheap parking makes the visit highly affordable. A short drive away is Welwyn Garden City, one of the first new towns which has John Lewis, M&S, and Debenhams.