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Outstanding Livestock Farming Opportunity in South Shropshire


A rare opportunity to take on a livestock contract farming agreement, farming 700 acres in South Shropshire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has been launched by Balfours.


Exceptional Legacy

Myndtown Farm, Lydbury North, comes with a unique livestock package – including a well-established high performance herd of some 100 head of Stabiliser suckler cows; 500 in lamb Romney x Lleyn ewes  and 220 in-lamb improved hill ewes, plus followers in all instances.

Balfours agent, Charlie Fitzherbert-Brockholes explains: “The farm has been occupied by the same family for the past 60 years, having farmed on the Plowden Estate for a century. The Estate is now offering the prospect to someone keen and capable to take on this exceptional legacy as a contract farm business.

“That legacy comprises not only of land currently entered into the Higher Level  Stewardship Scheme, with huge ecological potential as we transition into ELMS; but also the proven and recorded herd of Stabilisers – considered the UK’s leading suckler genetics.”

Charlie adds: “It is relevant that Applicants need not invest the comparatively substantial capital required were this farm offered for let, as the land owner will provide the livestock at the outset. However there will be a chance to invest in the livestock after an initial 12 months and to grow their stake in the business.”

Available with the farm is the fully renovated three bedroom, Myndtown House, situated in a stunning location and adjacent to the significant farmstead of modern buildings. The land has a good network of water supplies and tracks enabling efficiency from the outset. Myndtown Farm is tucked to the west of the Long Mynd; Ludlow and Shrewsbury are each less than 20 miles. The farm contract is to commence from April 1, 2021. To learn more call Charlie on 01743 241181.

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Rise In Rural Relocations Puts Shropshire On the Map


"A rapid rise in rural relocations has kept the UK property market buoyant and no more so than in Shropshire.

As the pandemic unfolds and the economy lurches and limps through lockdowns no one would have predicted the positive affect on property sales, says head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton.

Overall, average house prices have risen by 4.7% in the year to end of September, according to the Office for National Statistics. Alistair explains: “The strength of the property market is as a result of random and unpredictable events:

“The market was fizzing-up last March, after the penultimate hurdle of January 31, Brexit, when the cork was put back in by the pandemic. By June there was an explosion of homebuyers who had intended making the move earlier in the year, running in parallel with those who, having spent April and May confined to their homes, came to the realisation that they wanted a different place to live.

“That last driver was home working becoming a reality, dramatically realigning the nation’s life, work balance has fuelled to the appetite for rural properties. At Balfours 40% of those on our search list are from outside the county.

“I have always believed Shropshire is remarkably good value for money: Certainly prospective vendors see the idea of a rural county, central to Britain and with more space, as key to new found values and aspirations. Without doubt that has underpinned the strength of house prices in the county which, in our books, matches the national average rise to the end of September.”

Alistair reflects, that added to the stamp duty holiday,  it is not surprising that the appetite for new beginnings and a new home, not only has great appeal, but also makes surprisingly good economic sense for many households.

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Idyllic Village Five Bedroom Home


Clungunford is the idyllic village location of 5 Chapel Court, surrounded by far reaching countryside.


Ready To Go House

Five Chapel Court is five bedroom, built in 2005, is light, airy and well designed, offering a spacious home.  There is a large double garage with workshop area and direct link to the reception hall.

The reception hall offers a bright welcome to the main reception rooms, a large and well balanced lounge with glazing to three aspects, an inglenook fire place with woodburner. The kitchen links to the utility room, while the dining room is situated between the two. The first floor features one en-suite bedroom, plus a further four bedrooms and family bathroom.

On the market with Balfours, Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley comments: “This is a truly ready to go house; with a garden, terrace and good parking.

“The village features a lively village hall incorporating a bar, a bowling green and club; there is the Church and a play area. Beyond is the most fabulous countryside, perfect for walking, cycling and much more. With Leintwardine and Craven Arms, both five minutes’ drive away, plus Ludlow and Church Stretton 20 minutes’ drive Five Chapel Court is a great getaway for those seeking a real rural village retreat. Of course it has the bonus that the £475,000 guide price currently has no stamp duty.” Call Balfours Estate Agents Ludlow office on 01584 707100.

If you would like further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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The Best Xmas Tree Search Is On


The search for the best dressed Christmas tree is on, with six bottles of Tanners Champagne the prize.

To be in with a chance all you have to do is upload a photo of your Christmas tree to Instagram. 

Balfours spokesman, Abigail Barker comments: “After a year full of uncertainties, we hope this will be a bit of fun. Happily we have always run this annual event remotely, so we really hope it will be something lots of families will enjoy doing – and the lucky winner will have a fridge full of fizz for this year’s much deserved festive celebrations.”

Competitors simply follow @balfours_propertyprofessionals and @tanners.wines and share your pictures. Use #balfoursbestdressed2020 to enter. Entries also accepted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Entries to be received by Friday December 18, 2020.

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Period Home - Masterclass Presentation


What do you achieve when a period home meets masterclass décor fixtures and fittings? The answer is Number One St George’s Street; a beautifully presented double fronted end of terrace period home.


Outstanding Period Family Home

A second trump card is played with its location, less than half a mile from Shrewsbury town centre, perfectly tucked away at Mountfields, just over the Welsh Bridge and within the neck of Shrewsbury’s River Severn.

Number One comes with two reception rooms a home office, private garden and garage. True to its period roots the front door is of good proportions with glazing above. The hall has rooms off to the left and right with the staircase and access to the kitchen breakfast room ahead.  Here French doors to the terrace billow light to the room which has a contemporary feel, with central island, tempered by traditional alcove for the Falcon 900 Deluxe cooker.

Both reception rooms are of true period balance with high ceilings, chimney breasts and feature fireplaces and each link to the kitchen breakfast room. A utility, cloakroom is found beyond the kitchen.

Upstairs the master-room benefits from an en-suite while two bedrooms share the family bathroom. A further flight of stairs leads to the loft, which is ideal for storage. Below stairs is the home office cellar conversion; alternatively it could be used as a fourth bedroom.

Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton says:  “This is a truly outstanding period family home in a very popular location, with the river, Quarry Park, fine dining, shops and Theatre all within easy walking distance; as are a good selection of schools and the Sixth Form College.” Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury office are marketing One St George’s Street with a guide price of £460,000.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Flexi Potential at Bicton Heath


A sizeable dormer bungalow situated in the popular area of Bicton Heath, less than three miles from Shrewsbury town centre, is on the market with Balfours with a guide price of £325,000.


Huge Potential

Half Acre, Carlton Close, is a generous three bedroom living space, as currently presented. However it has the option of full planning permission to add stairs and upstairs bedrooms, plus converting part of the double garage into a utility room, should the purchaser choose.

Alistair Hilton, head of sales at Balfours, comments: “This is a great opportunity to create a bespoke home, while there are plans available, there would be opportunity to create a separate living annex as another option, subject to planning. This is a real find in this area – so close to amenities including an excellent choice of private and state schools, with Oxon Primary School in walking distance, as is Shrewsbury Hospital.”

Alistair adds: “This is a chain free sale with huge potential to create something truly bespoke and it has the added bonus of categorised development work subject to only five percent vat.” Call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury office on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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