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Building Plot For Sale In Shropshire


A rare opportunity to purchase a one off building plot, with planning permission for a four bedroom home, in the picturesque South Shropshire countryside is on the market.

The detached plot, which is at Hopton Heath, provides floor-space of more than 200 square metres, plus a double garage which accounts for an additional 36 square metres.

Individual plot at Hopton Heath

Agent, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. says: “Such opportunities are hard to come by; the house will sit centrally within its own good sized plot, to the east of Hopton Heath Farm. Not only does it provide a very individual home in a great rural location, but it will be a very economic home to run - thanks to today’s building standards; plus design and fixtures will be bespoke too.”

Hopton Heath is three and half miles from Leintwardine, while Craven Arms and Ludlow are eight and 12 miles respectively. Marketed with a guide price of £175,000, call Balfours Estate Agents Ludlow on 01584 707100.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Walford House Offers Infinite Opportunity


Walford House, Hodnet, will be known to those who have travelled through, the village of Hodnet, for its wonderful plate glass window full of rocking horses.

Now on the market with Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury, in addition to generous shop space, the ground floor provides a drawing room, kitchen with linked dining room, front, rear and side halls. Two staircases lead to the first floor where there are currently four bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room, a study, plus a lounge which could be a master bedroom. The second floor comprises of a further five bedrooms and a bathroom. Yes ten bedrooms in total, should one wish.

Late Georgian Charm

Restoration works sympathetically undertaken by the vendors to retain the total charm of this late Georgian property include: roof, windows, plumbing and wiring. Says agent, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., of Balfours: “Sash and crittal windows and high ceilings are given features, together with oak flooring, plus original fireplaces. A fan shaped window crowns the large front door, opening to the hallway with a beautifully restored front staircase.”

Beyond the infinite commercial potential for the new incumbents of Walford House, the village enjoys amenities including the renowned country Inn, The Bear, village shop and primary school. The county towns of Shrewsbury and Chester are highly accessible, as is the motorway north and to the Midlands. Balfours are marketing Walford House with a guide price of £549,000. Call Balfours on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

Walford House Hodnet MAIN

Walford House Hodnet SHOP

Walford House Hodnet KITCHEN

Walford House Hodnet sitting



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Raising A Glass For Two Cancer Charities


Balfours has joined with Tanners Wine Merchants to host a wine tasting next month to raise funds for two Cancer charities.

Now we would like you to join us on Wednesday 13th March – when we will be raising funds for Cancer Research and the “Mad about Harry,” campaign.

Balfours Property sales office manager, Abigail Barker, says: “Cancer is something too close to all of us, whether it be family, friends or colleagues. We have also chosen to support Harry’s desperately urgent appeal – Mad about Harry.”

Harry, ten years old, has battled aggressive cancer twice in four years, and was in remission until last November. This year he has undergone brain surgery to remove a tumour and endured further chemotherapy, his parents have been told his only hope is pioneering treatment, in New York.

Harry has been offered a place, but for his parents the pressure is on, the treatment costs half a million pounds and Doctors have recommended Harry’s treatment starts in around eight weeks, that is mid-March.

Says Abigail: “We hope that you will join the Wine Tasting, to help us raise urgently needed funds, while enjoying great wines and of course good company.” Tickets £30.00 per person, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wine Tasting Invite


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New Partners Join Balfours Boardroom


Balfours are to welcome three new equity partners to the boardroom this spring: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Managing partner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., says he is delighted with the appointments which come into effect from April 2019 He says: “The rural economy is ever evolving and it is our role as business and asset managers to many rural estates across Shropshire and neighbouring counties, to recognise challenges, promote opportunities and drive our clients’ businesses forward both strategically and operationally.  Equally our property sales and lettings department is carving a unique position in an increasing crowded sector by providing a very bespoke and personal service to both vendors and landlords. Our business must continue to evolve in the same way that we advise our clients that their businesses must do so and the new partners have each proved themselves in management and sales, bringing success and added value to our clients using the unrivalled professionalism, skill and experience that are the core values to Balfours”.

Head of sales, Alistair Hilton joined the firm in 2014, with more than ten years’ experience in London. He quickly developed town sales, and was then promoted to lead the sales team working from the Shrewsbury office in The Square. Most recently he has overseen the expansion into a new Ludlow office. Alistair’s wife was born in Shrewsbury, where he now lives with his family.

Andrew Liddiment and Charlie Fitzherbert-Brockholes, both joined the company in 2011 working in rural estate management. Charlie, who practices from New Windsor House, on Oxon Business Park, has quickly built up a portfolio of managements across Shropshire and Staffordshire advising on the management of farms and landed estates. He is married with two young children.

Yorkshire born, Andrew Liddiment has worked with some of the UK’s most prominent and strategic landowners. Practicing out of the Craven Arms office, he is an agricultural valuer with a keen interest in landlord and tenant matters as well as advising on land sales and traditional estate management. He is married to Natalie who is an Associate Partner with Balfours.

Stepping back from the partnership are Michael Evans and Jonathan Lovegrove-Fielden, who will both remain as active consultants providing good counsel and advice to the business and its clients. Rory acknowledges: Both Michael and Jonathan have devoted their careers to Balfours and have been key to driving the business forward. Today, Balfours is the leading firm of Land Agents in the region managing rural businesses and property across the Midlands, Wales and the Marches as well as nationally from Lincolnshire to Devon with more than 70 staff across five offices.”

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Flexible Mixed Use Freehold Property For Sale In Shropshire


A highly flexible and inspiring residential and commercial freehold property at the hub of Minsterley has been launched to the market offering great investment potential.

Holly House is a generous 377 square metres.  It currently comprises of a post office with sorting office and a butchers shop. Above is a spacious three bedroom home on the first and second floor, two garages and a substantial garden.

Village retail and residential - with entrepreneur and lifestyle appeal

Agent, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., of Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury, says: “This is an unusual, but inspiring package which is likely to be of interest to investors and entrepreneurs. The property is achieving a significant combined income, through the post office and rental.”

The residential accommodation comprises of three good sized rooms, namely the kitchen, living room and dining room, plus a utility and cloakroom. On the second floor there are three double bedrooms and a family shower room. A large, partially walled, garden is found to the rear, together with a courtyard to take five or six vehicles plus two garages.

Charlie adds: “This is a fascinating opportunity for anyone seeking a change of lifestyle and livelihood, or an investment project. Minsterley is a large and vibrant village which also draws from a wide rural area. The village has a primary school, petrol station with grocery shop and public house. Secondary education is found just one and a half miles away at Pontesbury and in Shrewsbury, ten miles.”

Holly House is marketed with a guide price of £260,000 for more information call Charlie Giffard on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page

Holly House Main

Holly House Garden

Holly House Sitting Room

Holly House Dining Room

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Border Cottage On The Market


A pretty two bedroom semi-detached cottage on the Shropshire, Welsh border, ticks all the boxes with a stream at the bottom of the garden, a summer house and two garden sheds. This delightful property with double glazing is marketed by Balfours for just £150,000.

Rose Cottage is situated in the hamlet of City, on the slopes of the Clun Forest, less than a mile from Sarn village and the English border.  Montgomery is some five miles, with Newtown and Welshpool, seven and 13 miles respectively; Shrewsbury is also within commuting distance at 28 miles.


The kitchen boasts an original inglenook bread oven and a matrix of beams. Fitted units and ample worktop create a convivial 21st century space. Adjacent is a utility room with wc. Lifestyle virtues of the living room include an inglenook fireplace with wood burner, plus French doors to a charming veranda with the garden beyond.

There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor together with several storage areas. Agent, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Balfours says: “This is a charming authentic country cottage in an idyllic setting close to and overlooking the Kerry Ridgeway.”

For more information and to view Rose Cottage call 01743 353511.

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Rose Cottage Main

Rose Cottage Garden

Rose Cottage Lounge

Rose Cottage Kitchen

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