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Rare opportunity ticks all the boxes


A unique opportunity to purchase five grade II listed cottages, six miles south of Shrewsbury, requiring total refurbishment, with additional development potential,  has been launched to the market by Balfours.

Numbers One to Six, Lower Fold Dorrington are set in an extensive 1.6 acre plot hidden in the heart of the village; yet only minutes from many local amenities including primary school, shops and the main trunk road, 1 to 6 Lower Fold is full of appeal.

Head of sales, Alistair Hilton says: “This is a rare opportunity and fascinating project in the making, the cottages date back to the 17th century, but essentially these cottages have been lost in time during the 20th century.  With the plot extending to 1.6 acres there is development potential to the garden and Orchard, enhanced by the availability of new road access to Lower Fold from Falkland Road.

Lower Fold benefits from open views to the east over Cound Brook, with open countryside and mature trees beyond. The property is being marketed with a guide price of £400,000, for more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

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Lower Fold Cottages

Lower Fold Land

Lower Fold Lane 1

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House project with paddocks


Stables, barn and paddock are among the assets of a four bedroom house at Minsterley.

Rosebank, a pretty and tucked away property is an open canvas for modernisation. The welcome is into a wonderfully spacious entrance hallway, two reception rooms and a conservatory are serviced by the kitchen, utility and downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs four double bedrooms are serviced by the family bathroom, plus there is a tucked away study.

On the market with Balfours, agent, Scott Kemsley, says: “Rosebank is a fantastic opportunity to maximise a great location and space. It offers two and a half acres of garden and paddocks, plus stables and wonderful views of countryside, yet with Minsterley amenities in walking distance and Shrewsbury just ten miles. The area enjoys good road access with the A488 leading to the A5 which connects to the national motorway network via the M54.

“The property is close to the Shropshire Hills which is an Area of Outstanding Beauty. This area is loved by locals and visitors alike for its quality of environment, for walking and activities of all levels.”

Rosebank is marketed with a guide price of £425,000; for more information call Scott Kemsley on 01743 353511.

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Rosebank Main

Rosebank Lounge

Rosebank Paddock

Rosebank View

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Lostford Manor a happy heritage


A charming manor house, combining traditional timber frame with later additions, Lostford Manor, Tern Hill, is a six bedroom home, plus leisure amenities and a barn with planning permission.

On the market with Balfours, agent Duncan Scobie says: “This is a fabulous character property, with well-proportioned rooms. Add to this its proximity, less than 20 miles from the M6 and major towns including Stoke, Telford and Shrewsbury and you have significant appeal.”

This impressive property in the rural hamlet of Mickley, is approached via its own drive. It also has its own paddocks, loose boxes, tennis court and garaging. The entrance hallway gives access to the main reception rooms, while a rear hallway provides access to the spacious “U” shaped kitchen breakfast room with direct link to the dining room.

Ground-floor accommodation encompasses a stunning drawing room with two pairs of French doors and fireplaces. The garden room links through to the sunroom, while the office can be accessed from both the kitchen breakfast room and externally. Cleverly arranged are the boot room, laundry room and wc; while a second wc has external access only.

In addition to the main staircase ascending from the hallway a second staircase is found, adjacent to the service rooms. On the first floor are two en-suite rooms, the master-room with balcony; a third bedroom and the family bathroom. Two additional bedrooms are on the second floor and two attic rooms offer great storage or alternative use.

Balfours are marketing Lostford Manor with a guide price of £875,000, including detached barn with planning, for more information call Duncan Scobie on 01743 353511.

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Lostford Manor paddock 2

Lostford Manor barn 3

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The pull of Porthill


Porthill Road is a popular address with good reason – convenience and convivial living within walking distance of Shrewsbury town centre. Balfours are marketing one such property, Prestbury, 55 Porthill Road, with a guide price of £585,000.

Built in the Arts and Crafts era, much revered for satisfying quality design and craftsmanship, the entrance hall of this double fronted semi-detached sets the scene with its generous dimensions from which each of the three reception rooms can be accessed, as is the downstairs cloakroom.

At 35 square metres the sitting room is of very pleasant proportions, with a bay window incorporating French doors into the south facing garden. Across the hallway the dining room shares similar orientation overlooking the garden. The breakfast room opens through to the kitchen and to the utility, the latter pair are not original to the build, but have achieved that seamless and flowing layout we all aspire to.

On the first floor there are two en-suite bedrooms plus an additional bedroom which shares the family bathroom with a fourth bedroom on the second floor. The second floor also offers a long study or playroom space.

Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton comments: “This is an enchanting property, of quality and character and in an excellent location, particularly renowned for its extensive choice of private and state schooling. With such a fabulous walk into Shrewsbury town centre, the car may spend more time in the property’s garage, though when it is required Shrewsbury’s ring roads are highly accessible.” he adds.

For more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

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55 Porthill Main

55 Porthill Garden

55 Porthill Lounge

55 Porthill Kitchen

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Open plan overlooking open countryside


Open plan living is on offer in a flexi four/five bedroom contemporary property.

Situated in the pretty rural hamlet of Dovaston, near Kinnerly, North Shropshire, “Wellfield” provides a large open living space of kitchen, dining and sitting room with patio doors to the raised decked terrace. Balfours agent, Duncan Scobie acknowledges: “This is a great family space with focal points including a well equipped kitchen and at the opposite end a wood burner.”

A second log burner is to be found in the lounge, where a bay window ensures a light and airy room. Currently an additional reception room is used as a study, but could provide formal dining. An entrance hall, downstairs cloakroom and utility complete the ground floor. The first floor comprises of a master room with en-suite and an additional four bedrooms, one of which is currently used as an office.  

Approached via a gravel driveway, amenities include carport and garage, garden to the front and a large garden, laid mainly to lawn to the rear. The house is located eight miles from Oswestry and 11 miles from Shrewsbury and offers a quiet village location, overlooking farmland.  Neighbouring Kinnerley and Knockin provide a superb range of local amenities, including primary school, post office, shop and Cricket  Club.

Wellfield is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £420,000. For more information call Duncan Scobie on 01743 353511.

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Wellfield Main

Wellfield Rear Elevation


Wellfield Kitchen-Day Room

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Balfours reel in new appointment


Balfours has appointed Katie Richardson to its residential sales department.

Katie who will be based in Balfours office at The Square, Shrewsbury, joins the team as a sales administrator. She brings with her four years’ experience in Birmingham’s residential letting market.

Since then she has spent two years travelling and working in Canada and America with her partner who is a fly fishing tackle designer.

Katie explains: “We did a lot of travelling, concluding in Hawaii. However it is now great to live and work in Shrewsbury – it is a fabulous town. We are enjoying the town and its wonderful restaurants, plus great countryside with exceptional walking and of course fishing is on the agenda too, especially with Wales so close.”

Head of sales at Balfours Alistair Hilton says: “Katie is a great match for our business bringing excellent skills, she is also hugely personable and we are delighted to welcome her to the sales team.”

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