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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

Kingsland apartment – an eye to the future

An exclusive apartment within Shrewsbury’s landmark and hugely characterful Kingsland Bridge Mansions, has been launched to the market by Balfours property professionals.

Number 25 Kingsland Bridge Mansions, is a first floor, two bedroom apartment. ”This is a superbly presented town centre apartment,” says Balfours residential sales town manager, Alistair Hilton.

He continues: “The entrance hallway leads to a generous dining area, adjacent to the kitchen. The sitting room maximises this magnificent buildings’ character, with high ceilings and wonderful window placements overlooking Murivance.”

Off from the entrance hall are two bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room; there is an additional bathroom. The grand main staircase and lift give access to the apartment, while the shared gardens link to allocated car parking beyond which is residents’ right of way directly to Shrewsbury Quarry and the River Severn, providing wonderful walking.

Alistair adds: “This apartment represents the opportunity to enjoy a lifestyle within close proximity of Shrewsbury town centre, revered for its shopping and with a great mix of restaurants, plus vibrant social society. Of course it heralds a great history too, having served as an Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital from 1881 until 1998.”

25, Kingsland Bridge Mansions is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £280,000. For more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

An exciting opportunity to take nearly 300 acres of highly productive pasture and arable land at Newport, Shropshire, on a Farm Business Tenancy has been launched to the market. Land at Park Farm, Aqualate, is available as a whole or in four lots on an initial six and a half year FBT commencing 25 March 2015.

Currently lots one, two and three are down to grass leys, with lot one comprising of some 46 acres; lot two 50 acres and lot three 102 acres. Lot four amounts to nearly 100 acres and is currently cropped with Miscanthus, however this will be harvested this Spring and the land will be available once cleared.

Agent, Andrew Liddiment, of Balfours Property Professionals says: “Such opportunities are rare and while the majority of the 297.48 acres has been down to pasture, this may go under the plough. The land is generally flat to undulating and benefits from good access and useful field sizes. We have an open day to view the land on Friday, February 20, when interested parties are welcome to visit.”

Park Farm has good access off the A518, via private farm track to lots one to three and directly off the highway to lot four. The land is serviced by a private water supply and there is opportunity to take farm buildings by separate negotiation.

Tenders are to be submitted by 2 March 2015, for more details telephone Andrew Liddiment on 01588 673314 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, 23 April 2015 00:00

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Thursday, 23 April 2015 00:00

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Location, living space and paddocks are among the fruits offered up at Apple Tree Cottage.

This five bedroom property is found at The Radleth, near Plealey; an idyllic spot, yet only six miles from Shrewsbury and with a full suite of services available in Pontesbury, one and a half miles down the road.

Agent, Clemmie Radcliffe of Balfours comments: “Living accommodation is very spacious with the kitchen diner extending 21 feet by 16 feet and the sitting room is of similar proportions. A focal point in the sitting room is the wood burning stove, plus picture windows which present an abundance of light and great views. The ground floor also has a study area, plus separate utility, boot and cloak rooms.”

There are five bedrooms, the en-suite master bedroom enjoying wonderful triple aspect views. The second bedroom has an en-suite shower, while three further bedrooms share the family bathroom.

A timber barn provides additional family space incorporating an outside playroom/garden room. Stables and several store rooms ensure ample facilities to service the two paddocks, plus the large garden and orchard, from which this pretty cottage derives its name.

Apple Tree Cottage is offered with a guide price of £450,000. For more information call Clemmie Radcliffe on 01743 353511 or visit



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The surge of surfing house hunters post Christmas will have a third choice come mid January.

As the number of people hunting a new home online surge in January to more than two million, according to Rightmove data; a new online property portal is to be launched.

Founder member of the estate agents’ new website, Tim Main, head of sales at Balfours Property Professionals, says “this is great news for house hunters. It has been a two horse race for some time, with Rightmove and Zoopla dominating. “ is backed by estate agents nationwide and already represents 4,000 offices post launch on January 26.”

He adds: “We find that people take their eye off the housing market Christmas week, but once we turn the corner into the New Year, the phones are ringing loud as vendors and buyers start to put their life on track for the forthcoming year.”

Shropshire is well represented on the new website, with a number of leading agents including Balfours signed up as “gold” founder members. For potential vendors seeking to market their home Mr Main says, “Put your house in order and on the market now, that way it will have an established presence when nature turns spring on and the traditional spring sales blossom.” will be a new place to view hundreds of thousands of properties to buy or rent all over the UK with all properties on offer from locally based estate or letting agents.


Pictured Tim Main head of sales at Balfours welcomes the new property website.

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Monday, 05 January 2015 00:00

Popular Hamlet with schools nearby

A great opportunity to purchase a four bedroom home located in the pretty and popular hamlet of Yeaton, seven miles north of Shrewsbury is marketed by Balfours Property Professionals.

Frankbrook has been extended on several occasions to now provide a spacious entrance hall, three reception rooms, kitchen and four service rooms. Each reception room has endearing features, including southerly outlooks to the South Shropshire hills; original beams and feature fireplace; while the kitchen is equipped with a Rayburn.

Balfours agent, Clemmie Radcliffe, says: “This property offers an idyllic rural setting, yet close to the county town – and ten minutes from the road networks to the North and the Midlands. It is a great location and also has a full complement of local amenities at Baschurch and Bomere Heath, including primary and secondary schools.”

Frankbrook sits in a large garden, accessed via a private drive where there is ample parking. The gardens are mainly laid to lawns, partially retained by a character wall and a number of mature trees.


Balfours Property Professionals are marketing Frankbrook with a guide price of £350,000. For more information call Tim Main on 01743 353511 or visit

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:00

Shropshire's answer to Robin Hood

Shropshire’s answer to Robin Hood

Humphrey Kynaston, a notorious highwayman known as 'Wild' Humphrey, was descended from a Welsh Prince. He was born around 1468, to Lady Elizabeth Grey, the granddaughter of Humphrey Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, and second wife of Sir Roger Kynaston, Constable Keeper of Myddle Castle.

Humphrey became Constable on his father's death, but, through his dissolute and riotous manner of life, he fell into debt, and Myddle castle fell into ruin. His horse, reputed to have been called Beelzebub, the devil's horse, was said to have been shod backwards to confuse pursuers.

Humphrey, following a skirmish in Oswestry, along with his half brother Thomas, and Oliver and Richard Kynaston, was accused of felony in December 1487, and he became a notorious outlaw. These were unsettled times, with the Wars of the Roses still ongoing, and the Welsh Marches a lawless no man's land.

In December 1492 Humphrey, now of Nesscliffe, rode to Stretton Dale, (Church Stretton) with his half-brother Thomas Kynaston of Shrawardine, and Robert Hopton of Hopton, Nesscliffe. There, they killed John Heughes. Many aided and abetted them, and in their escape they were lodged and fed at Pontesbury, Shrewsbury and Nesscliffe. They were tried and convicted for felony and murder in 1493, but escaped capture. The under Sheriff tried to capture Humphrey by removing some of the planks from the stone pillars of Montford Bridge, but Humphrey spurred his horse, and leaped the gap, escaping to Nesscliffe where he, with his Beelzebub stabled alongside, is reputed to have lived in the cave, reached by climbing 24 steps cut into the rock face. They were given food and fodder by those around: it is said 'by the rich through fear, and the poor through gratitude'.

Later pardoned by Henry VIII, legend has it that he died in the cave at Nesscliffe. His will of 1534 requested that he be buried in St Mary's Church in Welshpool.

Bones follows Beelzebub in county’s carefree rides

Here Susie King, Balfours Equestrian Consultant, explores the green lanes and the newly designated Humphrey Kynaston Way, a Shropshire ride route, for the Shropshire Magazine.

A new route has been launched in Shropshire, with roots that date back to December 1492 and Humphrey Kynaston, Shropshire’s answer to Robin Hood. This highwayman is even reputed to have had his horses’ shoes put on backwards to foil anyone trying to track him!

What better way to start the New Year than with a resolution to explore more of our home county – and with the launch of the Humphrey Kynaston Way, last May, there is no excuse. The 46 linear mile ride incorporates the first published routes for horse riders in Shropshire north of Shrewsbury. And don’t be put off if you prefer wheels or walking boots, all the rides are equally suitable for cyclist and walkers too.

South Shropshire already has the Jack Mytton Way another fabulous route, which can be dipped into between Cleobury Mortimer and Llanfair Waterdine.

Humphrey Kynaston Way is the fruition of a long held ambition and ultimately much hard hoofed and dogged determination of Zia Robins, a pioneer of modern bridleways in Shropshire, who sits on a number of organisations including chairing her local bridleway group and whose home is a short hack from Nesscliffe Hill.

Together with my horse, Bones, and my friend Bec Whittles on her horse Abbe, we met with Zia on her friend’s horse, Amber, at the Pine car-park at Hopton. Although very unlike Bec - I call her Mrs List as she always writes one so she doesn't forget stuff – she was minus her girth. Fortunately Amber's owner, Christine Wright, was able to loan one from her nearby stables'. Now all saddled up we set off and Zia relayed how Humphrey Kynaston Way came to fruition:

“I have had a vision of this route for many years; that is connecting up routes in Shropshire. The Humphrey Kynaston Way links from Clive, north of Shrewsbury, coming west through Baschurch and Nesscliffe, and then heading south. The tricky part was Montford Bridge because the River and Highways are not easy, ultimately concluding at Church Stretton, but linking in four circular routes along the way. Within the 46 miles are rides of anything from two and a half to fourteen miles.

“Opening and mapping these bridleways is probably more important to those who live locally to them; however they also provides a marvellous structure for those who want to explore the county with the confidence a map and good way markers provide,” Zia adds.

We emerge out of woods onto the Cliffe, “Bones,” ears pricked as we drank in the view on this bright December morning, I felt extremely privileged and Bones was enjoying it too. It found me wondering how much the stunning views that stretched before us have changed since Humphrey and Beelzebub stood up here.

Zia continues: “It was as a result of funds that came available via Natural England’s “Paths for Communities” project (P4C) that the full scheme was considered possible. However a condition for funding of P4C is that routes should include a section of new bridleway. Thanks to The Field Studies Council, the Highways Agency and three local landowners at Montford Bridge not only have we now created a safe link, avoiding busy trunk roads and negotiating the river, but the P4C condition was met.”

Over and above that achievement, the icing on the cake is that the Montford Bridge rest area has a tie-up rail for horses and at the cafe buckets of water are on tap for horses, making it a convivial stop off for horse and rider. Indeed hospitality - benefitting local businesses, pubs, bed and breakfast and riding establishments - is an intentional theme throughout the route.

There is no mistake Zia Robins has been a driving force, for which she came in for two honours last year: The British Horse Society’s Access Achievement Award and Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Recreation “Volunteer of the Year” award. Zia acknowledges: There has been a huge group of volunteers who have helped with the project, not least my husband, Mike; volunteers of the Nesscliffe Hills and District Bridleways Association and the Parish Paths Partnership Group. Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Partnership team has also been hugely supportive, as has the British Horse Society’s Director of Access, Mark Weston.”

It’s not all been plain sailing, I’m not sure if Zia finds the challenges of overgrown tracks with mounds of brambles a greater challenge than the copious form filling and diplomacy needed to negotiate the agencies and quangos. “Erecting waymarks on the Longmynd with frozen fingers is every bit as tough as dealing with the Highways Agency, who only understands major routes,” she muses.

On our hack around Nesscliffe it is a sheer joy to know there is a safe place to park and unload; have signage reassuring you that you are on the right track and that these routes are also selected because they are either off road or on very quiet country lanes. Even the gates were easy to negotiate off, Bones my 16.2hh horse. I’m already planning my next foray, this time down to the South of this Highwayman’s route, but I don’t think Bones is up for leaping the river.



Fact file

  • For horse riders allowing approximately 3 miles an hour gives a relaxed ride, with time to take in the views.
  • 'Shropshire is one of the most rural and least populated counties in England with 3,400 miles of Rights of Way, 22% of which are open to horse riders'.
  • Humphrey Kynaston Way was officially opened in May 2014, by the High Sheriff, Robert Bland
  • One of Shropshire’s main incomes is tourism.
  • Humphrey Kynaston Way links three of Shropshire’s country parks at Lyth Hill, Nesscliffe and Corbet Wood, Grinshill.
  • The Church Stretton to Pontesbury sections can be linked to the BHS “Ride Shropshire” South Shropshire Hill routes. Parking places have been identified, some by kind permission.
  • Although created primarily as routes for horse riders the routes are equally suitable for cyclists and walkers. Cyclists, be aware that your sudden appearance may startle horses. When approaching from behind give a verbal warning and remember that when using a public bridleway, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse riders.
  • For more information


Susie and Bec Whittles leave for their venture onto Nesscliffe Hill.

Zia shows Susie the route in the official guide.

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 00:00


Balfours can assist clients in all aspects of forestry management including support with felling licences, management plans, budgets and programmes to aid and facilitate a healthier and improved woodland structure for both timber production and the sporting interest.

The current uplift in timber markets brought about by the demand for woodchip for fuel biomass boilers has prompted previously unproductive woodland to be actively managed by thinning and clear felling, which in turn has helped to make these areas economic and to enhance the sporting potential.

As part of the management service, Balfours can source and instruct experienced contractors to carry out all aspects of forestry operations to include planting, plantation maintenance, felling, thinning and roadside tree work.

Sporting is an important part of modern woodland management and it is key that all forestry operations are carried out to benefit the shoot by enhancing the holding capacity of the woods, making flushing points, maintaining feed rides and opening up gun rides and stands.

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Friday, 19 December 2014 00:00

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