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Booming tourism short let investment opportunity


A prime short term let and investment opportunity has been launched to the market. Number One to Four, Wyle Mews, is a stunning collection of four Grade II listed cottages in the heart of Shrewsbury.

Each of the one-bedroom timber frame character cottages has been sympathetically restored to a high standard, making them the perfect base for visitors to the medieval county town. Balfours, Charlie Giffard comments: “Wyle Mews are found on cobbled path just off Wyle Cop, so tucked away yet superbly situated to explore the town’s heritage, pubs and restaurants, river walks and the Quarry Park.

“They are charming little properties have been finished to a high standard, with integrated appliances, fitted kitchens, plus open beams and fireplaces. If I were visiting the town Wyle Mews would be a perfect base. I have no doubt the pandemic will change people’s get-away aspirations and that we will see many more visitors to Shrewsbury for the foreseeable long-term future,” Charlie adds.

Shrewsbury has become quite a tourist hot spot, with much heritage and culture, including fine dining, independent shops, theatre, plus kayaking and cycling taking you out into the countryside. There are several carparks, including overnight free parking and the train station is a short walk.

1 – 4 Wyle Mews is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £650,000. Call 01743 353511.

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Five plot development near Welshpool


Land with outline planning for five detached dwellings is on the market with Balfours, with a guide price of £190,000.

The residential development near Cefn is less than four miles from Welshpool and within walking distance of local amenities in Cefn, including the local Primary School. 

Called The Wallers the site enjoys rural views to open countryside and will benefit from its own private drive. Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton comments: “This is a well presented and highly accessible plot with services nearby and conveniently close to trunk roads; overall it is an excellent opportunity to purchase a freehold site which is chain free.”

He adds: “From a developer’s viewpoint it is likely to attract house buyers seeking a balance between rural village living with accessibility: While Welshpool is close by, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Newtown, Wrexham and Chester are all sensible commutes. Call Balfours on 01743 353511.

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Land, fishing and four bedrooms


Ten acres, river frontage with fishing rights and a pond are all part of this four, en-suite, bedroom package which has stunning views.

The Birches is a generously sized dormer bungalow located just outside Church Stoke, Montgomery is three miles, Newtown ten, while Shrewsbury and Ludlow are 25 miles. The property is hugely pleasing to the eye in a soft brick with slate roof with varied and steeply pitched roof lines.

Internally the hallway gives access to all the ground floor rooms, save the utility which is off the kitchen and has external access too. The dining room is directly opposite the kitchen and both have picture bay windows; the dining room also has French doors to the garden, as does the lounge. A study, cloakroom and one en-suite bedroom complete the ground floor.

There are three en-suite bedrooms on the first floor, plus eaves storage space. A detached double garage benefits from a wc and stairs to a good-sized loft room, which provides potential for work or leisure activities.

“This is a magnificent location, with outstanding views, the property is extremely well presented and includes pasture, amenity woodland and a large outbuilding currently used as a workshop, but easily adaptable for horses or other livestock,” says Balfours Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley. The Birches is marketed with a guide price of £750,000, call 01584 707100.

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Jacobean roots with grand fizz


Penarth House and Vineyard, a grand Jacobean Grade II black and white property with eight acres incorporating an award-winning vineyard has been launched to the market by Balfours.

Striking a truly grand feeling of living history, this glossy magazine, six bedroom property sits within a stunning rural landscape, set on the bank of the River Severn. It is found two miles east of Newtown, with good road links to Welshpool, Shrewsbury and Ludlow.

“A wonderful entertaining residence,” the three main reception rooms are all of good size and huge character, currently used as study, living room and dining room. There are two hallways, the main hall, with accesses the study, living room, utility and a sixth bedroom with en-suite.

From the living room, with large inglenook fireplace, there is access to the dining room and onwards to the kitchen. The dining room also offers access to the side hall and open porch. With two staircases the house could easily be divided to provide separate living quarters for extended family.

On the first floor there are five bedrooms, the master-room with fabulous views and en-suite. A Priest Hole is a quirky extra to a second bedroom with adjacent bath and shower facilities. Three more double bedrooms and an additional shower room are found off the large landing.

Charlie Giffard, Balfours Associate Partner, Country House Sales, says: “This is a magnificent home, with amazing and unspoilt architectural features. Beyond it has the vineyard producing classic champagne variety grapes which were nominated by Decanter for a bronze medal in 2019. There is a further four acres of lawns, paddock and woodland. A truly artisan country house full of lifestyle potential.” Balfours are marketing Penarth House with a guide price of £1,250,00.

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Land for investment amenity and growth


A piece of true English landscape, in the form of 64 acres on the Shropshire, Worcestershire border with fishing rights, has been launched to the market by Balfours.

The land at Burford Mill, two miles west of Tenbury Wells, is a stunning mix of permanent pasture, long term leys, amenity woodland and a pond. The Ledwyche Brook – provides River frontage to the western boundary, including spectacular weir frontage.

“Opportunities of this nature are rare to surface, particularly with fishing and sporting rights,” says Scott Kemsley, Balfours, Ludlow sales manager. The land is easily accessed from the Tenbury Road, in the hamlet of Burford, with mains water and electric available at the roadside.

“The land is an exceptional amenity investment and equally is in a good livestock farming area with a strong demand for grazing. The soil is excellent river terrace drift and is well drained reddish coarse fine loam, suitable for arable and grassland. The amenity woodland incorporates a copse of semi-mature Poplar and Larch trees, plus an Ash bed copse. Balfours are marketing with a guide price of £500,000, call 01584 707100.

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Idyllic barn conversion opportunity near Eccleshall


An unspoilt 17th century barn in an idyllic location overlooking The Mill Pool, with planning permission to convert into a four-bedroom home, is on the market with Balfours.

With fewer untouched barns coming to the market this represents a rare and exciting opportunity for the purchaser to create and design the interior of Corner Barn, Walkmill, Eccleshall, to their individual vision.

The property sits in a large plot with westerly views of the Mill Pool, the accommodation as planned includes an entrance hall, a large kitchen breakfast room, three reception rooms including a double height lounge with French doors and glazing to two aspects, utility and downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, including the master suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom.

Charlie Giffard, Balfours Associate Partner, Country House Sales, comments: “Corner Barn is in a superb location, both within its immediate setting and just three miles from the popular market town of Eccleshall with a variety of independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Significantly access to the M6 is just seven miles, while the county town of Stafford, is 11 miles away, with direct rail links to London in less than an hour and a half.

“We are marketing Corner Barn with a guide price of £250,00 - it’s a project that is likely to fulfil dreams and prove a good investment too,” Charlie adds. Call 01743 353511

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