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Accountant’s Dedication Rewarded

17/10/2019

Balfours has appointed Laura McIver-Driscoll to deputy head of accounts.

The promotion comes two years after Laura qualified as an accountant while working fulltime for the land agency at its New Windsor House office, Shrewsbury, while studying online with Bangor University.

Laura is delighted that her six years with Balfours has been rewarded: “I love my job – it has many challenges and this year is no exception with HMRC transition to digital tax. These days understanding and operating electronic accounting data isn’t enough – patience and a sense of humour are essential assets too.”

Business manager, Craig Varley, acknowledges: “The promotion recognises Laura’s drive and dedication, not only during her four year’s initial training to qualify as Chartered Certified Accountant, but since then she has played an integral part within the accountancy team. That has included working closely with head of accounts, Ian Williams to successfully take on new clients amid the hugely challenging digital transition.”

Laura adds: “No two days and no two clients are the same which, for me, makes the work both fascinating and rewarding.” 

 

Laura McIver Dris

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Character, Potential And Options Offers Home For Sale In Shifnal

14/10/2019

A unique characterful property tucked away off the main street in the village of Kemberton, three miles from Shifnal is on the market. Garden House is a delightful treasure dating back to 1713, currently provides three bedrooms and has the potential to extend, or create a second property.

Sought After Village Location

Kemberton is one of east Shropshire’s most sought after villages with a raft of amenities including rail services to London Euston. The M54 also offers excellent links to the Midlands and the North including three major airports.

Balfours estate agent, Charlie Giffard, comments: “This is a truly charming property full of character and enormous potential. The large barn attached is a great open canvas, it has full planning permission for four extra bedrooms incorporated within The Garden House – of course there is also the potential of homework space.”

First impressions of the L shaped property delight the eye across the landscaped frontage. Wow factors are to be found with the floor to ceiling, gable glazing to the dining room. A reception hall provides the welcome linking to the sitting room, with an open plan drawing room beyond. The kitchen is found directly across the hallway while the dining room is opposite.

Ascend the stairs and a vaulted walk designed into the eaves and bathed in light leads to the bedrooms. These comprise of the master room with en-suite, plus two additional bedrooms and a generous family bathroom.

Charlie adds: “True to its name The Garden House has a delightful country garden nearly spanning the length of the property and incorporating a Laburnum walk and a bamboo gazebo with seating for up to nine people. There is also a paddock which would be perfect for a pony, or simply extra leisure space.”

The whole is marketed with a guide price of £625,000, for more information call Balfours estate agents Shrewsbury on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

Garden House Main

Garden House paddock

 

Garden House hall

Garden House garden

Garden House kitchen

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Character Development For Sale In Sought After South Shropshire Village

08/10/2019

A unique and substantial heart of village development of up to ten houses in the heart of South Shropshire has been launched to the market by Balfours Estate Agents Ludlow office.

Clungunford Farm House, together with a one bedroom annex, three bedroom detached barn conversion, two barns with planning permission and outline planning for five additional new build houses, has great potential as a superb residential development project.

Idyllic Village Setting

Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley says: “The five bedroom farmhouse is a half-timbered house with immense character, this together with the annex is in need of renovation, or possible division subject to planning.

The whole is in an idyllic village setting, with Leintwardine and Craven Arms some four miles each, while Ludlow and Church Stretton are 11.5 miles and Shrewsbury 25 miles. Clungunford has a vibrant village hall incorporating bowling green and play area. Primary schools are to be found at Leintwardine, Clunbury and Stokesay, private and secondary education are to be found at Ludlow and Bucknell.

Scott adds: “The charm recognised by Houseman in his poem “Clunton and Clunbury, Clungunford and Clun are the quietest places under the sun,” remains very apparent today, consequently this is a much sought after area surrounded by a mosaic of beautiful countryside.” Balfours are marketing the Clungunford Farmhouse development with a guide price of £1,200,000. Call Balfours on 01584 707100.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Clungunford FH 2

Clungunford FH 3

Clungunford FH 4

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Stretton Valley Property With Panoramic Landscape

04/10/2019

Uplifting one hundred and eighty degree views across the Church Stretton valley and the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are enjoyed from The Croft.

Excellent Access Yet Wonderfully Tucked Away

This three bedroom house for sale in Shropshire is set in a generous quarter of an acre plot, off Clive Avenue, on the outskirts of Church Stretton. Its location at the end of a no through road ensures that privacy is not compromised and provides ample parking.

On the market with Balfours Estate Agents in Ludlow, sales manager Scott Kemsley comments: “This is a stunning location, which offers excellent accessibility to major trunk roads and the local train station, yet is wonderfully tucked away, while overlooking a panoramic landscape. Church Stretton is a vibrant town with many local amenities, while Shrewsbury and Ludlow are each less than half an hour away.”

A traditional hallway gives access to two of the three reception rooms and the kitchen. The living and family rooms each boast angled bay windows maximising views with a wow factor. While the dining room adjacent to the kitchen provides access to the terrace and glazing to three aspects.

The ground floor also has a utility/shower room and downstairs cloakroom. There are three bedrooms on the first floor together with a family bathroom with a separate wc. There is an additional large downstairs family room offering potential flexible accommodation for a multitude of purposes including a third reception room or a downstairs bedroom for a relation, guest quarters or perhaps even the opportunity for Bed and Breakfast.  

The Croft is on the market with a guide price of £550,000, call 01584 707100.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

 

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The Croft Rear

The Croft Breakfast Room

The Croft Bedroom

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A Substantial Home With A Sense Of Place

02/10/2019

This substantial five bedroom house effortlessly blends and compliments the Welsh countryside surrounding it within the pretty and peaceful hamlet of Deytheur.

Deytheur Grange is less than three miles south of Llansantffraid, where local services can be found. It is within easy commuting distance of towns including Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Welshpool; while Chester is an hour’s drive.

Partially laced in climbers, this house beckons, breaking into a warm welcome when stepping across the threshold to the hallway. Here light plays on the parquet flooring with double doors leading to a short flight of stairs to a reception area overlooking the garden, and opening to the drawing room.

Magnificent Space For Entertaining 

A traditional fireplace is flanked by windows, while a conservatory engages with the main garden. The dining room links through double doors to the drawing room, opening up a magnificent space for entertaining – with the kitchen directly linked to the ding room and the hallway.

From the kitchen the family room links to a pergola, while the utility is also adjacent to the kitchen and provides external access. On the first floor the master suite incorporates bathroom and dressing room, the guest room is also en-suite, while an additional three bedrooms share a family bathroom with bath and shower.

Charlie Giffard, Balfours Associate Partner, Country House Sales comments: “Deytheur Grange is a substantial family home full of character; it is surrounded by a large garden and gravel forecourt; also benefitting from a double garage.” Balfours estate agents Shrewsbury are marketing the property with a guide price of £480,000, call 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Deytheur Grange Verandah

Deytheur Grange Living Room

Deytheur Grange Hallway

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Design And Conservation - Offer Enlightened Lifestyle

27/09/2019

Outstanding Accommodation For Sale In Shrewsbury Conservation Area

The genius of 21st century design has elevated a bespoke 1960s house to the next level, in the convenient and much sought after Belle Vue conservation area.

Today Droyden House, 26 Belle Vue Gardens, boasts outstanding accommodation which maximises its south facing garden and the natural illumination that daylight provides. Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton reflects: “The vendors have undertaken a series of upgrades to achieve what is a truly uplifting three bedroom home, finished to exacting standards – and with the bonus of a delightful and most enviable south facing garden.”

The entrance hall gives access to the generous living room, the guest cloakroom, the stairs and service rooms. Beyond the living room, the sun room – is exactly that with glazing to two aspects and clever roof lights to further enrich the luminosities. 

Adjacent is the kitchen breakfast room, with a hob island and clean lines, behind which sit a full suite of electronics. French doors from the sun room lead to the terrace and the garden - a horticultural gem in its own right, where fruit trees, floral borders and a vegetable garden flourish.  This picture landscape is viewed from each of the three bedrooms, found off the upstairs landing which also leads to two bathrooms and a large walk in attic store.

A utility, pantry, side porch and workshop/garage retain services to dedicated areas, while outside there is parking for four cars. Just 12 minutes’ walk from the town centre, Droydon House is marketed with a guide price of £645,000, call Balfours estate agents in Shrewsbury on 01743 353511 for more information.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

 

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Droyden Garden

Droyden kitchen

Droyden Bedroom

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