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Home vendors urged to optimise autumn harvest

05/09/2016

Shropshire home owners are reassured that despite the pressure from Brexit on housebuilders and the housing market, this summer has revealed “business as usual,” according to one of the county’s leading estate agents.

Tim Main, head of sales at Balfours estate agency, says the market has been significantly stronger this year to-date, than in the last few years. He continues: “Our sales data shows the activity pattern for 2016 has totally mirrored the last few years, with Brexit having very little influence on sales.”

Mr Main adds: “Throughout the summer and especially during August we have had a steady stream of applicants registering with us because they are keen to buy in the area; furthermore they have the funding to do so.

“Significantly it is the fresh supply of houses coming to the open market that is not keeping up with demand.  Certainly, the current level of activity from prospective buyers should lead to a positive experience for vendors looking to bring their house to the market this autumn,” he adds.

Recent activity for Balfours includes the exchange of contracts on Chilton Cottage, a three bedroom cottage with an annex, situated near Atcham and with River frontage. It was marketed with a guide price of £495,000.A five bedroom house - Breidden View - in North West Shropshire also exchanged in late August for a similar guide price.

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Georgian home – all on ground floor

31/08/2016

A stunning Georgian House, ground floor, two bedroom apartment has been launched to the market with a guide price of £375,000.

Apartment 1, The Woodlands, is located in the popular area of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, a short walk from the town centre. On the market with Balfours, town sales manager, Alistair Hilton says: “This is an exceptionally spacious apartment – which is likely to suit an individual or couple who don’t need lots of rooms, but cannot compromise on space and character; The Woodlands offers both in abundance.”

The property offers an impressive communal hallway with beautiful tiled floor, following through to the Apartment’s entrance hall. From here double doors lead to the magnificent lounge with many character features intact, including exquisite marble fireplace, sash glazing within a large bay window, high ceilings with coving and deep skirting boards.

The hallway also gives access to the luxurious fitted kitchen diner complete with kitchen island and a comprehensive range of fitted cupboards incorporating stainless steel electricals. A cloakroom is to be found off the entrance hall, while two bedrooms share a large bathroom with bath and shower.

Alistair adds: “This is a very well presented property it offers both private and communal gardens, together with a double garage. Its’ proximity to Shrewsbury town centre and to the network of roads to the Midlands and the North make it a very appealing proposition.”

For more information call Alistair on 01743 353511 .

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Home of distinction at Old Meadow

25/08/2016

Panoramic views across some of Shrewsbury’s iconic landmarks are among the wow factors of a new build four/five bedroom town house.

Finished to the highest standard and design Number 33 The Old Meadow provides an entrance hall leading through to the kitchen diner with French doors to a patio terrace maximising the views over the communal garden to the River Severn beyond. The ground floor also provides an integral garage, with utility and a cloakroom.

The master room and second bedroom on the first floor each have balconies and fitted wardrobes; while the second floor provides a second en-suite bedroom, a family bathroom and two additional bedrooms, one of which could easily adapt to be a study. 

Full advantage of the views is taken from the spacious third floor living room where two roof terraces offer the opportunity to watch the sunrise and the sunset. Agent, Alistair Hilton, Balfours town sales manager says: “This is a superb opportunity to tap into a home of luxurious convenience, both internally and externally.

“Located in Abbey Foregate, the town centre is hardly a five minute walk, with services, including schools, professional offices and of course Shrewsbury’s growing reputation as a county town with a great array of independent shops and fabulous eateries. If you have to travel out the railway station is also a short walk.”

33 The Old Meadow is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £500,000. For more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

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Country views with easy commute

25/08/2016

Four bedrooms and two garden areas are on offer in pretty countryside seven miles from Telford and 15 miles from Shrewsbury, is situated within walking distance of the Preston upon Weald Moors village centre.

18 Weald Moors Park is found within the peaceful and private grounds of a Grade I listed mansion and boasts wonderful views across the fields from its south facing aspect. A link detached house with integral double garage.

Accommodation provides a large sitting room with stunning stone fireplace, balanced with windows to each side; double doors provide access to the dining room which in turn opens to the garden.  The study has tri access, from the hallway and an external door, plus the added benefit of French doors to the garden.

The garden comes in two distinct areas, the landscaped terrace garden and beyond a pretty wicket gate with arch is another world – either a super grass playground for football, putting or other sport – alternatively an open palette for garden design.

The kitchen breakfast room has glazing to two aspects and benefits from an adjacent utility room.  On the first floor the master bedroom enjoys a dressing room and en-suite bathroom, while three other bedrooms share the family bathroom.

Says Scott Kemsley, of agent Balfours:  “This is a well thought out property with wonderful outlooks to open countryside from the landscaped gardens. It is quite a unique property in a sought after rural village; yet with the Midlands and Birmingham some 44 miles away.”

18 Weald Moors Park is marketed with a guide price of £425,000. For more information call Scott Kemsley at Balfours on 01743 353511.

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Grade II listed property of the moment

23/08/2016

Centuries old and of the moment; that is the grade II listed town centre apartment, Five Grope Lane.

Situated in Shropshire’s county town, 5 Grope Lane, Shrewsbury, offers four bedrooms and living accommodation capable of being separated into two apartments.  This fascinating property offers an entrance hall, open plan kitchen, open plan dining/sitting room. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, one en-suite and two staircases. A study is also part of the package.

Agent Alistair Hilton, Balfours town sales manager, says: “This is a very unique property with stunning features, mixed with modern design and luxurious functionality. Its proximity within Shrewsbury’s town centre places all life’s needs within convenient reach. These include train station, shops, restaurants and schools all within walking distance. And of course the fabulous River walks, plus Shewsbury’s Quarry. “

5 Grope Lane is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £340,000. For more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

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Celebrating the Flower Show in style

16/08/2016

Celebrating the Flower Show in style, Balfours’ hosted a river trip on Sabrina riverboat for clients and guests. Charlotte George, Head of Lettings, says: “The weather was perfect for the launch from the Victoria Quay and we had a great trip on the loop of the Severn, with Sabrina filled to its’ 60 person capacity.

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Pictured on Sabrina from left, Charlotte George, Head of Lettings; Alistair Hilton, Town Sales Manager; Ian Green, Sabrina Captain;  Tim Main, Head of Sales and Duncan Scobie, Sales.

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