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Top draw location - one bedroom apartment

08/07/2016

A superb opportunity to live in one of Shrewsbury’s most desirable locations is available to let. Flat 4, 4 Quarry Place is a one bedroom first floor apartment which has been launched to the letting market by Balfours.

The apartment comprises of a communal entrance hall, with an internal hallway leading to a spiral staircase. Ascending the staircase to the landing there is a feature glazed dome ceiling. The fitted kitchen enjoys views to St Chad’s Church; the sitting room is comfortable with wonderful sash windows and high ceilings. The large bedroom also has period features including fireplace and a pair of sash windows.

There is large shared garden with the added bonus of being adjacent to Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park and Dingle, with an abundance of green open space, bordered by the River Severn. The tow path offers fabulous walks and alternatives, to accessing different areas of the town centre.

Head of Lettings, Charlotte George says: “The apartment is both wonderfully spacious and has stunning park views bordered by the River Severn. I can’t recommend viewing highly enough.”  Four Quarry Place is available at £695 pcm, for more information call Charlotte George on 01743 277069.

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4 Q Place view

4 Q Place bedroom

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Surveying and summits

05/07/2016

Stepping-up to the challenge is in the blood for one of Shropshire’s up and coming land agents.  In recent weeks Charlie Adkin of Balfours has not only passed her Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors exams; but she has scaled the National Three Peaks, in 24 hours.

Her professional proficiency comes less than three years after joining Balfours as an MSc graduate in Rural Estate Management. During this time she has worked under the guidance of Balfours’ partner, Richard Jones-Perrott, himself a RICS assessor.

Charlie enthuses: “I very much enjoy the estate management work in Shropshire and North Wales – there are some beautiful estates which play a significant role in the ever developing rural landscape. Working with Richard has enabled me to build on both experience and confidence to deal with the many challenges which have come my way.”

Her latest feat was to ascend Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland, more than 3,400 metres in total, all within 24 hours testing logistic skills too. Charlie’s appetite for keeping fit incorporates a number of half marathons, triathlons and this September she will embrace the River Dart for a ten kilometre swim.

Richard Jones-Perrott comments: “We are extremely proud of Charlie; she is extremely professional, diligent and a real people person; qualities which will take her far. To pass her RICS APC is an important milestone in her professional career.”

Charlie, who is just 26 years old, originates from the Cotswolds and now enjoys a work base at New Windsor House, Oxon, Shrewsbury with home in town too.

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Rare chance to build new house for stables

29/06/2016

A rare opportunity to create a new homestead linked to equestrian facilities, incorporating 21 stables and ten acres is on the market.

Lostford Manor Stables is located at Mickley, Tern Hill, Market Drayton, offering excellent road links to the North and the Midlands – an important factor for many equestrian businesses.

On the market with Balfours, the property comprises of 21 boxes eight of which are in a traditional stable yard and the balance being split between two barns, providing American style undercover stabling. Additional buildings include a Dutch barn with lean-tos and a silage clamp. There are four well fenced level paddocks.

Says agent, Tim Main of Balfours: “The facilities come with planning permission for a three bedroom house, creating a superb prospect for an equestrian business. We are marketing the whole with a guide price of £375,000 which represents a golden opportunity to lay down the foundations for 21st century equestrian facilities.”

For more information call Tim Main on 01743 353511.

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Lostford Manor Stables

Lostford paddock

Lostford lunge

Lostford drive

Lostford barn

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Join us at the Newport Show

28/06/2016

Balfours will once again be attending the Newport Show on Saturday 9th July 2016.

 

We hope you will join us!

 

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Copious character and space in and out

28/06/2016

Pel Beggar is not only situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty at Stoke St Milborough; it complements it.

Less than half a century old, this stone farmhouse encapsulates a traditional structure blended with balance and copious character. The external features are further enhanced by 20 acres of its’ own surrounding land and a foray of outbuildings.

Agent, Scott Kemsley, of Balfours explains: “The key factor is the generous 3, 660 square feet this farmhouse offers, allowing great flexibility of use.”

As it is used today there are two living areas, the main accommodation comprises of entrance hall, kitchen diner, study, three bedrooms and two bathrooms; the master room being en-suite. There is separate access to a large generous second suite of rooms. 

In addition there is a games room, dairy, workshop and store room, all offering great potential as does the barn. With a manege and 20 acres this provides great potential for equestrian activities, however would equally suit a huge variety of hobbies or businesses, subject to planning consents.

Scott adds: Stoke St Milborough is one of South Shropshire’s most desirable and popular villages and deservedly so. The views from the property are quite stunning. Pel Beggar is situated seven miles from the popular market town of Ludlow, with Bridgnorth 13 miles and Shrewsbury 29 miles.”

Marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £875,000, for more information call Scott Kemsley on 01743 353511.

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Pel Beggar entrance hall

Pel Beggar reception room

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Shropshire property market, Brexit statement:

24/06/2016

Shropshire’s housing market is currently stable following the referendum, according to Tim Main, head of sales at Balfours, who has agreed sales since the UK opted to leave the EU.

He says: “It is inevitable that there will be some turmoil within the financial markets in the coming months. Our domestic property market will follow national trends to some extent, but our local economy - which drives our market - is a lot stronger than it was at the time of the economic downturn in 2008.”

He urged that Shropshire property buyers and sellers should not be afraid to progress sales and purchases: “People still need homes and will still want to move up and down the property ladder for a huge variety of personal reasons, thereby generating supply and demand.

“We have had one or two expats returning, who have delayed their decision due to the uncertainty in financial markets, but others will find properties cheaper with a slightly weaker pound and it may well entice more expats to invest in the UK.

“Generally it is business as usual at Balfours and I am pleased to report that we have agreed sales on the day of the Referendum outcome.”

 

 

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