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Tranquil Rural Retreat


An idyllic rural location west of Shrewsbury is the setting of a three/four bedroom character property, launched to the market by Balfours Property Professionals, with a guide price of £320,000.

Lower Hem Farm, is to be found near the hamlet of Westley, 12 miles from the county town of Shrewsbury. Approached over a cattle grid there is ample parking and the large garden incorporating fruit trees.

The conservatory opens through to an entrance hall with feature fireplace and access to the dining room, the lounge, plus stairs to the first floor.  The lounge also boasts an open fireplace, plus a large bay window where light billows in.

To the rear of the lounge is a study/four bedroom. The kitchen/breakfast room has an oil fired Rayburn and fitted units incorporating a breakfast bar, adjacent with direct access is the dining room. The room has access to utility/cloakroom and boot room with external door. Three bedrooms and a family bathroom are to be found on the first floor.

Balfours Scott Kemsley comments:  “This is a fabulous opportunity for anyone seeking a rural lifestyle and tranquil setting.  Lower Hem Farm is set in 0.7 acres and has far reaching views across open countryside; within the garden are a green house, garden shed, plus an entertaining area.”

For more information call Scott Kemsley on 01743 353511.

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Lower Hem Main

Lower Hem Garden

Lower Hem Lounge

Lower Hem Kitchen

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Three Bedroom Semi in Sought After Location


A three bedroom semi-detached period home, in the desirable Copthorne area, northwest of Shrewsbury, has been launched to the market with a guide price of £225,000.

31 Copthorne Drive, has a welcoming entrance hall, giving access to two reception rooms, a kitchen, conservatory and stairs ascending to the first floor. There is also a ground floor wc. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes. The bedrooms are serviced by a family bathroom with separate wc.

Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton, enthuses: “This is a charming period home in the very desirable area northwest of Shrewsbury town centre, with all the amenities the county town offers, from the Quarry Park and commerce, to train station, plus great places to eat and shop.

Alistair adds: “31 Copthorne Drive is carefully priced and, looking to the future, it has a tremendous amount of scope. The property has a private garden with shed, plus front garden, there is also driveway parking for two cars.”

For more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

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31 Copthorne Main

31 Copthorne Garden

31 Copthorne Conservatory

31 Copthorne Kitchen


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Ask the Expert with Alistair Hilton


There seems to be a lot of developments around Shropshire and the borders, I have an ideal site on the edge of the village, shall I wait a while before doing anything about it?

By Alistair Hilton, head of sales at Balfours.

This is a very good question and one that keeps coming up in conversation with local land owners. It is one that requires in depth consideration.

Firstly, consider whether the site is allocated within the SAMDev (Shropshire's Allocation for New development). If it is, obtaining planning permission may be considerably more straight forward than neighbouring land, which may not fall within the allocation.

Secondly, consider how many of these sites have been either bought, and or are being built. It's clear to see that our local councils and planning authorities are granting more permission in rural areas, but what is the uptake? What is the demand for housing? Where are the house buyers, and where are they coming from?

One piece of advice I am always happy to offer and discuss is “supply and demand.”

Researching how many sites are available at one time and what the demand is for the newly built homes must be at the top of the agenda. This will determine whether a land owner should action a sale, or wait for potentially better market conditions. The wait can take years for the current over supply of inventory to thin out – but then selling for housing is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The political climate and overall market trends will all play a part, as will the strength of your desire, to make that sale. Every situation is different and even if you believe the site is a decade off your life game plan taking professional advice will provide a fresh perspective which can be hugely beneficial.

Another conundrum which comes up in conversation relates to those considering a rural property saleon the edge of their land: Would it be better to market it as is, or with a few acres? This question is considerably easier to answer: Yes, include a couple of acres.

The uplift in value when selling a few acres attached to the sale of a residential property can create significant uplift in the value of that property. By adding a couple of acres you widen the market to provide “lifestyle” choice.

Those buyers looking for residential property with a few acres will usually be budding smallholders, equestrian enthusiasts or those seeking to acquire a slice of the countryside, and therefore are usually prepared to offer a significant premium.  01743 353511 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Accepted, exchanged, completed – within a calendar month


When you accept an offer on your home, most vendors would like to think – “this is it, we are on our way;”  but many vendors know to their cost, the long drawn out delays of conveyancing which can follow, eating into months while your life is on hold.

At Balfours we are pedantic in our approach to ensure the sale is achieved as quickly and smoothly as possible. A sale is not a sale until it is completed and every day counts.

Hooked Hill Barn is a great example of just how swiftly a sale can be achieved. In this case an offer accepted early in the month, contracts exchanged before the end of the month and completion was achieved a calendar month to the day after accepting.

Such achievements don’t happen without meticulous attention to detail. Much of the paperwork can be gathered ahead of launching your property to market, we will provide a check list, so that together we ensure you are in the best position to progress the sale, when that offer comes in. We are here to ensure that all the paperwork is in the right place at the right time and those queries and glitches are ironed out with ultimate efficiency.

If you are seeking a swift sale, right through to completion, then call Balfours and we can talk through how, together, we can achieve.

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See The Flower Show In Full Bloom


Take a cruise along the loop of the river Severn on The Sabrina riverboat and see the Flower Show in full bloom.

That is the invitation Shrewsbury based Balfours’ lettings and sales teams are putting out to landlords and home owners this week. Charlotte George, Head of Lettings, says: “We will be serving a glass of fizz to all aboard the Sabrina when we launch from the Victoria Quay, near the Welsh Bridge on Saturday afternoon, August 12.”

If you have a property to let or sell and would like to join the cruise, then call Charlotte on 01743 277069 to book your place.

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Home Since 17th Century Now Sits in AONB


A stone house dating back to the 17th century, today offers an idyllic three bedroom home in the sought after hamlet of Picklescott, some five miles from Church Stretton and 11 from Shrewsbury.

Stone House by name and nature, the house sits to the rear of its plot surrounded by charmed gardens. To the front of the property is a stone barn with potential for conversion, subject to appropriate planning permission, together with a double size garage/workshop which offers potential to run a cottage business from it.   

On the market with Balfours, agent Duncan Scobie enthuses: “Stone House is located within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It’s a beauty which flows through to the property itself and the cottage garden which cocoons it.”

The house is well laid out with the entrance hall giving access to the kitchen, two reception rooms, the study and utility. The dining room, which has a wood burner, forms the earliest part of the house; while the lounge boasts an Inglenook fireplace with log burner. Thechimney breasts are features of the first floor to two of the bedrooms; the third bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, walk in wardrobe and shower room.

Duncan adds: “Picklescott has a vibrant community with the village hall and renowned Bottle and Glass being a part of that. Local primary schools and secondary schools are to be found in Longnor and Church Stretton.”

He continues: “This charming property has scope to update the kitchen and bathroom facilities, which offers bespoke choice to the new owners; we have reflected this in the guide price of £415,000.” For more information call Duncan Scobie on 01743 718801.

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