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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 00:00

Michael Evans

Balfours, Shrewsbury

01743 239234

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Michael is engaged in the management of traditional estates and in developing them to ensure they have a secure future. He advises landowners on family succession, estate planning and inheritance tax; he is a trustee of several family trusts and estates and is a director of a number of private estate companies.

Thursday, 20 October 2016 00:00

Shrewsbury, Shropshire


Outstanding four bedroom residence with extremely versatile accommodation and off street parking which boasts period and modern features.


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Thursday, 20 October 2016 00:00

Building plot in village

A building plot for a three bedroom home, in the pretty village of Cheswardine, has been launched to the market by Balfours.

Situated in the heart of the village, adjacent to the Old Vicarage, the location is central of facilities including village primary school, local shop, two public houses and St Swithun’s Church. The proposed planning includes, on the ground floor two reception rooms and on the first floor three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. A garage is also included in the planning permission.

Agent, Tim Main of Balfours, reflects: “To have the opportunity of a new build in such a location is very special. The towns of Market Drayton Newport are five and nine miles respectively, while Stafford, Stoke on Trent and Birmingham are all within commuting distance.”

The Cheswardine plot is marketed with a guide price of £120,000. For more information call Tim Main on 01743 353511.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:00

Farmhouse with coach house and six acres

A highly attractive Victorian farmhouse, with a substantial coach house, stables and six acres, just six miles north of Shrewsbury is on the market with Balfours.

Manor Farmhouse is located in the popular hamlet of Fitz, with local amenities at Montford Bridge and Bicton, access to the main road networks to the Midlands and the north just a two miles away.  There is also an excellent choice of private and state schools within easy commuting distance.

The farmhouse currently provides entrance hall, three reception rooms, with substantial kitchen, utility, larder and storage rooms, there is also a ground floor bathroom. Two staircases provide access to the first floor where there are a total of five rooms. Three are currently used as bedrooms, the other two offering scope for ensuite or additional bedrooms. Two more large bedrooms are to be found on the second floor.

Balfours agent, Clemmie Daborn, comments: “This very pretty house has lots of character, with stone lintels to the windows, original fireplaces and high ceilings. For anyone seeking land and buildings the coach house, plus other buildings and six acres has huge potential, be it for horses, or for a home business, subject to planning.  It has the added bonus of being highly accessible to Shrewsbury.”

Manor Farmhouse is accessed via its own driveway with parking to the front and rear of the property, with generous gardens too. It is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £750,000. For more information call Clemmie Daborn on 01743 353511.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:00

Country properties exchange

Shropshire’s residential country properties remain in strong demand. Contracts have recently exchanged on a barn conversion at Ruyton XI Towns and a period home at Middle Wyke, near Shifnal.

In the north of the county the barn conversion, provides a four bedroom home, with two en-suite bathrooms, three stables and five acres. The Mill was marketed with a guide price of £545,000.

Balfours also exchanged contracts this month on a four bedroom period house near Shifnal; a property with excellent proximity to the M54, without compromise of its rural location.  Middle Wyke, which dates back to the 18th century, was sold with an acre of its own garden and grounds; the guide price was £800,000.

Head of sales at Balfours, Tim Main, comments: “We are delighted to confirm the exchange of these two properties. Currently the market is jostling between supply and demand; the market lacks a supply of fresh properties while new applicants continue to register with us. Therefore anything fresh to the market generally receives a good deal of interest.”

He continues: “October to-date has proved an extremely busy month with properties in all sectors, from town houses and village cottages to barn conversions and period homes, finding buyers. The message to prospective vendors is that despite Brexit life carries on, a fact that our sales figures for the past three months endorse.” For more information call Tim Main on 01743 353511.


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Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:00

County town attracts residential buyers

Residential buyers from outside Shropshire are a strong influence in the county town market this autumn, according to town centre agents, Balfours.

Two Shrewsbury properties to exchange this month with Balfours are five bedroom, Hillgrove, Porthill, marketed with a guide price of £875,000 and 120 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, was marketed with a guide price of £550,000.

Alistair Hilton, Balfours town sales manager comments:  Both properties have sold to purchasers moving in from outside of the county. County towns are a popular choice amongst residential buyers, especially those with children who are looking for larger family homes which represent seriously good value for money.”

Last year Shrewsbury was recognised to be among the top ten county towns in the UK by premier property service, Property Wire. Shrewsbury is increasingly recognised as a popular residential location, providing a quality lifestyle offering high-end amenities, from restaurants, theatre and shopping to its excellent choice of private and state schools plus good road and rail links.

Alistair adds: “We have a continuous flow of new applicants, searching for properties in Shrewsbury and indeed throughout the county. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your property, should you be considering a sale.”

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:00

Heritage retreat for every mood

The perfect blend of heritage and contemporary design are on offer within walking distance, just north, of Shrewsbury town centre.

Portland Villa is a fine example of an Edwardian town house, located in the popular area of Mountfields, near Frankwell. It provides four bedrooms over two floors, with the master room being en-suite plus there is a luxurious family bathroom.

On the ground floor there are two reception rooms, each accessed from the entrance hall. The living room is a well-balanced room with bay window to the front. The dining room opens through to a charming garden style room, linking to the kitchen and through French doors to the garden. The kitchen itself is fitted with integrated fridges, dishwasher and SMEG oven.

Balfours town sales agent, Alistair Hilton, enthuses: “The current owners have been successful in combining heritage with contemporary. The house has many period architectural features, yet space and natural light are both maximised, while creating a variety of moods.”

The walled garden area is designed for maximum relaxation and effect with minimal gardening so that full use can be made of a built in outdoor day bed and hidden storage. A downstairs cloak, single garage and on street parking area are also part of the package. Portland Villa is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £387,500. For more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

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Portland Master Bedroom

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One of the top items on residential property wish lists - to overlook water - is on offer at Three Sabrina Terrace.

The infinite moods of the River Severn and its wildlife come with this four bedroom period house and its’ river frontage; situated just north of Shrewsbury centre, in Darwin Street, Mountfields.

Spread over four floors an entrance hall with period tiled floor, leads through to the large reception room which provides open plan living and dining space incorporating bay window and character high ceiling. Beyond is the kitchen with outlooks to the river and a utility room.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. An additional bedroom is to be found on the second floor. Below stairs is a very useful cellar – offering additional hobby or home office space. Number three comes with courtyard garden, perfect for those who want the pleasure of a garden without the pressure.

Marketed by Balfours, town sales manager, Alistair Hilton, he comments: “Sabrina Terrace is highly accessible to Shrewsbury town centre which has a vibrancy of shops, business and restaurants. The property also has a good selection of easily accessed schools and colleges.

“Most of all this property will capture somebody who wants to enjoy nature and the seasons, from the river bank, in conjunction with a convenient, cosmopolitan lifestyle in the county town.” Number Three Sabrina Terrace is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of 325,000. For more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

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Friday, 14 October 2016 00:00

Hodnet, Market Drayton


A five bedroom converted barn boasting three reception rooms, a 4 acre paddock and an outside swimming pool.


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Friday, 14 October 2016 00:00

Porthill, Shrewsbury


A truly fine example of an extended period town residence which has been sympathetically restored to a very high standard.


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