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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 09:40

Church Stretton, Shropshire


A modern four/five bedroom house set within a third of an acre (0.13 ha)of landscaped gardens, situated in a sought after area of Church Stretton.

Thursday, 24 May 2018 09:35

Dormer On Edge Of Town

A recently renovated dormer bungalow, boasting wonderful views to the west, yet only a mile and half from Shrewsbury town centre is on the market. This well presented, ready to go home has no chain. However 18 Cedars Drive does have double glazing, a garage and off street parking.

The accommodation incorporates a large living room, kitchen breakfast room, dining room and cloakroom. There is a ground floor bedroom and shower room. Two good sized bedrooms occupy the first floor together with a bathroom.

On the market with Balfours, head of sales, Alistair Hilton comments: “This is a very well presented dormer bungalow, which offer a real sense of space and wellbeing. This is balanced against its proximity, situated on the Ellesmere Road, close to town centre and therefore with easy via bus, taxi, driving or even walking.”

The rear garden mainly down to lawn with a patio area, therefore can be kept minimal or provide a canvas for someone seeking to personalise the space. 18 Cedars Drive is marketed with a guide price of £395,000. For more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

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18 Cedars Main

18 Cedars Lounge

18 Cedars Kitchen

18 Cedars Garden

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 15:34

Home In Popular Picklescott

A cocooned contemporary five bedroom home in the idyllic village of Picklescott is on the market.

Kirk House is described by agents, Balfours as an immaculately presented and pictures endorse the meticulous renovation work achieved by the vendors; successfully creating a home filled with natural light while enhancing a stone wall linking to its origins.

Ground floor accommodation comprises of a large hall, open plan kitchen dining room, sitting room with log burner, wc and utility with a link door to the integral garage. From the living room French doors open to a conservatory and to the terrace with garden beyond.

There are four bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor again clever design maximising light and space. An intimate master bedroom with en-suite is to be found on the second floor.

Agent, Scott Kemsley comments: “This property has so much going for it. Located within South Shropshire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the half-acre garden is a wonderful entre to the great outdoors which  offers a superb base for walking, mountain biking, riding and vibrant village life. Add to this, two golf and gliding nearby, it’s likely that the enchanting Bottle and Glass foodie pub in the village will entice too.”

Kirk House, which is five miles from Church Stretton, 11 from Shrewsbury and 23 from Ludlow, is marketed with a guide price of £550,000. For more information call Scott Kemsley on 01743 353511.

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Kirk House Main

Kirk House Rear and Garden

Kirk House Sitting Room

Kirk House Kitchen

Friday, 18 May 2018 15:47

Impressive Six Bedroom House To Let

A stunning six bedroom grade II listed Georgian style house, five miles from Shrewsbury town centre, has been launched to the letting market.

“Red House is a beautiful spacious and very well presented family house,” says Head of Lettings at Balfours, Charlotte George, MARLA. “It has a superb recently refurbished and extended kitchen breakfast room which is the hub of the house. This together with three well-proportioned reception rooms and a large conservatory provide significant entertaining space,” she adds.

There are three double bedrooms on the first floor and a further three double bedrooms on the second floor, with a bathroom on each floor. A cellar, utility, guest cloakroom and study with own staircase also feature within the property.

Located in the village of Bicton, Red House is within easy access of the major link roads to the North and the Midlands. There is a wide choice of state and private education within a ten mile radius, while Bicton primary school is within walking distance.

The Grade II listed house is surrounded by large gardens and comes with a double garage, paddock and pond. Charlotte adds: “It does of course have many architectural features and offers a wonderful opportunity to prospective tenants.”

Red House is available to let at £2,250 per calendar month. For more information call Charlotte George on 01743 277069.

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Red House sitting room

Red House Snug

Red House Dining

Red House Kitchen

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 12:00

Demand For Rented Accommodation Rising

Demand for rented accommodation has risen in the last decade, offering positive prospects for landlords according to Charlotte George, MARLA, Head of letttings at Balfours.

She says data recently analysed for and by the BBC, reveals the proportion of 35 to 54 year old who live as private tenants has nearly doubled in ten years, since 2007. “We are finding there are more mature tenants which perhaps reflect a number of changes in society.”

Charlotte explains: “The more mature tenant often comes as a result of a job move, marital breakdown or partnership split. Today’s jobs market is very fluid and people want to be free to live and experience different areas.

“In fact some tenants on our books actually own a property, but it’s not the one they want to live in at that particular time – so they are landlords too. We do have tenants  who simply do not want to be tied down to one place and to a mortgage. ”

According to Charlotte the younger age group of 20 to 35 years olds remain keen to rent – often taking on a much better quality of home than they would otherwise afford if they were to buy at that stage in their lives.

“In the UK we do forget that in some countries it is the majority who rent and the minority who own. In the UK I would like to think that people are free to choose what suits them. As a letting agent at Balfours the standard of property we let continues to rise. That gives prospective tenants positive lifestyle options whatever their age.”

Friday, 11 May 2018 15:03

Georgian Classic At Cruckmeole

Anchored in 19th century charm, this grade II listed Georgian property is found in the convenient hamlet of Cruckmeole, half a mile from Hanwood and just four miles from Shrewsbury.

The Middle House comprises of a three bedroom home plus two attic rooms and a one bedroom ground floor attached annex, with flexibility to integrate into the main house. “True to its period the house is well balanced and laid out, with good sized rooms classic high ceilings and sash windows, wide oak floor boards and original panel doors,” says agent, Charlie Giffard of Balfours.

Ground floor accommodation comprises of entrance hall with staircase and two reception rooms, the living room and drawing room leading off. To the end of the hall is the kitchen, with a door directly into the dining room.  From the kitchen is a freezer room, also a rear hall/utility with cloakroom and external door.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, one with dressing room which could easily convert to en-suite, plus family bathroom. On the second floor two large rooms have good sized windows and an abundance of character, offering the opportunity for a home work base, master suite or teenage pad.  Below stairs a good sized cellar is a further asset.

The annex has its own entrance, to a hallway with access to three rooms: the kitchen, living/bedroom and wet-room, plus a door to main house.  The whole extends to nearly half an acre, incorporating garden, a gravel drive leading to parking area, two brick pig sties and a garage block incorporating double garage, workshop and store.

The Middle House is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £550,000. For more information call Charlie Giffard on 01743 353511.

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Middle House Main

Middle House Living Room

Middle House Kitchen

Middle House Annexe

Friday, 11 May 2018 09:01

Purchaser From Hadnall

Excellent service from start to finish with the purchase of our property, regular communication with ourselves and the seller making what is a stressful time as straight forward as is possible with a house move! Would recommend Balfours everytime. Thanks

Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:59

Purchaser From Picklescott

Duncan Scobie at Shrewsbury worked long and hard to ensure that completion was reached. He wasn't directly my agent but the sellers agent but that didn't stop him doing whatever he could to help over the 8 months it took to complete. Thanks Duncan!

For those who are seeking an idyllic rural lifestyle, the foundations could be created at Oaklands Farm, Norbury near Bishop’s Castle.

This four bedroom home with three acres of paddock is in the picturesque and unspoilt surroundings of South Shropshire, close to Norbury. Here a primary school, church pub and beautiful new  village hall provide the ingredients for vibrant village life.

The farmhouse is beautifully built with attractive feature brickwork and fretwork to the gables. Accommodation comprises of an entrance hall with the main two reception rooms on either side. From the dining room there is access to the conservatory.

A good sized kitchen is complimented by a generous pantry and there are two ground floor cloakrooms. On the first floor four bedrooms are served by a bathroom and a shower room. A cellar completes the internal accommodation.

Agent Scott Kemsley of Balfours comments: “This is a well presented and very well built home which includes three acres, with another six and a half acres available separately. There are also outbuildings, a workshop and a great garden with a pond.”

The market town of Bishops Castle is just four and a half miles away, while Church Stretton is seven and a half, Shrewsbury and Ludlow are 17 miles. The property is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £495,000. For more information call Scott Kemsley on 01743 353511.

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Oaklands Farm Main

Oaklands Farm Exterior

Oaklands Farm Living Room

Oaklands Farm Kitchen

A property offering more than 4,000 square feet of living space and with great character has been launched to the market by Balfours.

There is a paddock bordering the Montgomery Canal, a carport and workshop, with large office/studio above, landscaped gardens and an orchard. The residential space incorporates a separate one bedroom annex.

Greystones sits in two acres on the edge of the popular village of Four Crosses. Oswestry and Welshpool are some seven miles, while Shrewsbury is 16 miles.

“This is a very well presented property, internally and externally,” says agent, Charlie Giffard. Internally it retains many period features including beams in some rooms, a wonderful original stone fireplace in the living room and apex ceilings to the master bedroom.”

Accommodation briefly comprises of reception hall, library, sitting room, living room and conservatory. The large characterful kitchen dining room is well designed for entertaining and includes an island and pantry. There are five bedrooms; the master suite has its own bathroom and dressing room.

Charlie adds: “Greystones is a fabulous mix of original character and convenience; it sits well within its landscape looking out to rural views.” The property is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £575,000. For more information call Charlie Giffard on 01743 353511.

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Greystone Main

Greystone - Rear

Greystone - Lounge

Greystone - Kitchen

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