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12/07/2016

Harper Adams graduate, Charlotte White has joined Balfours as an assistant land agent.

Charlotte, who graduated with a 2.1 in Rural Estate and Land Management last summer, has gained experience working with a number of rural surveyors as she has progressed through University. Now she is working with partner and head of planning at Balfours, Justin Stevenson, based at New Windsor House, Shrewsbury.

Justin says: “We have a diverse remit within Balfours, which Charlotte seems to thrive on and which will stand her in good stead as she works towards her Assessment in Professional Competence and Central Association of Agricultural Valuers exams.”

Charlotte adds: “I love my work, every day presents different challenges. It is rewarding to see the progress made, and for example on one development we have been managing the conversion of existing buildings into wedding accommodation.”

Originally from the South of the country, 23 year old Charlotte’s affinity with rural matters emerged from her father’s agricultural contracting business and her love of horses. She continues to enjoy horse riding and spending time on her boyfriend’s farm, near her home base at Montgomery.

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Former home of restoration

08/07/2016

A landmark property for those who aspire to period restoration  - the former home of North Shropshire Reclamation – has been launched to the market by Balfours.

Wackley Lodge Farm, at Burlton, 11 miles north of Shrewsbury comes with 12 acres of level paddocks and a range of traditional outbuildings. Above all else this period property boasts exceptional space, internally nearly 600 square metres garnished with character features; externally with drive flanked by lawn and paddocks. Even the traditional barns are very well spaced within a traditional U shape surrounded by ample hardstanding.

The house has been previously occupied as two properties, as it is currently configured there are two kitchens and four reception rooms, a cloakroom, inner hall, garden room, utility and wc. On the first floor are six bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus games room or seventh bedroom. Below stairs is a large cellar.

Agent Tim Main, head of sales at Balfours says: “Wackley Lodge Farm is a stunning example of a period house with huge character and great scope. That character can be seen in the form of wall timbers, ceiling beams, also through fireplaces high ceilings and extravagant doors.

For those who have been in search of original old doors, taps or even a staircase you will probably have hunted through the traditional barns in search of your quarry. These substantial barns also form part of the package and come with planning permission for residential conversion. There is a Dutch barn to the rear of the property.

Wackley Lodge Farm is set back from the A528, with local services, including primary school in Cockshutt, while Ellesmere and Wem are both some seven miles away. The property is marketed with a guide price of £800,000. For more information call Tim Main on 01743 353511.

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Wackley Lodge main

Wackley Lodge living

Wackley Lodge kitchen

Wackley Grounds

Wackley dining

Wackley Bthroom

Wackley fitness rm

Wackley Lodge bedroom

 

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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 main

4 Q Place view

4 Q Place bedroom

4 Q Place garden

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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!

 

For further information on the Newport Show please click here.

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