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Sandford Avenue Ticks Boxes

07/09/2020

This graceful 1930s house, placed off Church Stretton’s Sandford Avenue, will tick many aspirational boxes.

 

Beautifully Maintained Landscape Gardens

Westleigh, 110 Sandford Avenue, is well presented with five reception rooms, four bedrooms and garaging for three. Service rooms include pantry, utility, boot room and cloakrooms. The Longmynd provides a deserving back-drop to the beautifully maintained landscaped gardens, extending to a third of an acre.

Marketed with a guide price of £775,000 by Balfours Estate Agents Ludlow, sales manager Scott Kemsley comments: “Westleigh has much going for it. This is a hugely popular location with the charming market town of Church Stretton a short walk away, plus railway station and direct access to the main road network. Add to this the fabulous walking, cycling, riding and golf and you have an enviable lifestyle recipe.”

He continues: “Each room has its own character, the dining room has a wonderful turret bay window and fireplace, while the drawing room has a wood-burner and French doors. A recent addition is the stunning garden room with glazing to three aspects offering views across the garden.”

Church Stretton has all main community services, including primary and secondary schools, plus a selection of independent stores. Shrewsbury and Ludlow are each some 15 miles, while Telford and Birmingham are 26 and 58 miles respectively. For more information call Balfours on 01584 707100.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Westleigh Garden Room

Westleigh Kitchen

Westleigh Bedroom

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Holidays Abandoned in Favour of Stamp Duty Holiday

03/09/2020

House vendors and hunters are exchanging their usual summer holidays for a stamp duty holiday says one of Shropshire’s leading agents.

 

The Phone Hasnt Stopped Ringing!

This summer Balfours has more than doubled the number of properties exchanged compared to July 2019 and seen an 80 percent increase in instructions.  The Shropshire agent performance figures are on a par with Property Mark who says sales for July in parts of the UK hit a 13 year high.

Alistair Hilton, head of sales at Balfours, says that while August is traditionally a quieter month, with many holiday plans changed or abandoned and the exchequers stamp duty holiday, home owners have chosen instead to facilitate their home aspirations.  The final ingredient in the residential market is this year’s turn of events which has allowed people time to reflect on their home, work and lifestyle.”

He continues: “It has been a remarkable turn of events for the residential market, easing out of lockdown in June to the stamp duty bonus in July. However homeowners are mindful that the clock is ticking and it is unlikely to remain the same beyond March 2021.

“Buyers are accepting that they do need to meet the asking price to convert an offer into a sale. Indeed we have seen several properties exceed the asking price as buyers, particularly from away and down south, seek to secure their chosen property and peace of mind that they have achieved at least one positive outcome in a very difficult year.

“The phone hasn’t stopped ringing during the past six weeks: Home owners seeking market appraisals are up by 24 percent, viewings by prospective buyers are up by 65 percent. We have a log of buyers who are keen to ensure they are alerted to homes coming onto the market which match their wishes so that they too can capitalise from the stamp duty holiday.

As an independent local estate agent we pride ourselves on understanding all aspects of client needs, from their forever home to the practicalities of Covid viewing protocol. ”

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Opportunity Plus for Derelict Cottage in Rural Village

01/09/2020

This is where dreams and developments are made – a charming derelict cottage, set in just over an acre with a barn is on the market with Balfours with a guide price of £275,000.

 

Create Your Own Dream Property

Strangely currently named “The Town House,” it is anything but. Located in the charming rural village of Beguildy, the property is in need of significant refurbishment.

Set in the hill, it currently comprises of a large ground floor room, with adjacent wc. The first floor is accessed by external steps to four rooms, plus the bathroom and rear store. Subject to planning it is believed the property could be increased in size by as much as 50 percent under permitted development status.

Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton, comments: “This is a fantastic location in a remote tract of countryside eight miles north west of Knighton. Located close to the borders of Shropshire and Herefordshire, this is a true village with a post office, place of worship and The Radnorshire Arms. Schools can be found at Knighton and Newtown.

“Not only will this be of interest to those seeking to create their dream with a little land, but also possibly to developers. Residential planning permission has already been granted to the northern field, therefore opportunity for development in the one acre field is worthy of research: Success will attract a small overage.” Call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury office on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Town House Ground Floor

Town House Upstairs

Town House View

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Home or Holiday Let Classic Two Bed Exudes Character

28/08/2020

Balfours has launched to the market a grade II listed two bedroom house in the heart of Ludlow; 25 Bell Lane comes with a guide price of £360,000.

 

For Sale in Ludlow, Delivering Convenience, Culture and Community

Situated off Broad Street it exudes charm and character while delivering convenience, culture and community associated with the mediaeval market town voted one of the best places to live in the UK by the Telegraph.

The classic front door opens to a small reception hall with staircase, to the left is the dining room with an open fire and through to the kitchen. Agent, Balfours Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley observes: “The property has been refurbished and is very well presented – with the rooms being light and contemporary.” The kitchen leads to the terraced garden at the rear – offering an intimate outdoor room.

On the first floor is a long living room, naturally dividing into a seating area with wood-burner and a study area. A bathroom is also to be found off the first floor landing. There are two bedrooms on the second floor, one with en-suite shower room. 

Scott adds: “While 25 Bell Lane might suit someone seeking to enjoy a Ludlow lifestyle, it would also be an excellent holiday let or holiday home.” For more information call Balfours Estate Agents Ludlow on 01584 707100.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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25 Bell Lane Living Room

25 Bell Lane Kitchen

25 Bell Lane Dining Room

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Generous Home Offers Big Splash

27/08/2020

A swimming pool with sauna and Jacuzzi are unique selling points to be found at Avondale, Ruyton XI Towns.

 

A Fantasic Fun House

This edge of village property, built in 1995 benefits from a layout designed to flow through the main reception rooms, with double doors opening to provide a true party place. The entrance hall features a double staircase with double doors opening to the main reception room, with glazing to three aspects, this in turn leads into the dining room and to the lavish sunroom.

Access is gained to the kitchen breakfast room, both from the reception hall, while also directly linking with the dining room. A study, utility and cloakroom are also to be found off the hall. The pool complex with changing rooms and a full suite of facilities is to be found off the breakfast room. The pool also has glass doors to the garden.

Charlie Giffard, Balfours country house sales, comments: “This is a fantastic fun house, with generous sized rooms, five bedrooms, one en-suite plus two family bathrooms. The house has features including parquet flooring and coving; it is in need of some decoration which will enable the new incumbents to reflect their own personalities and lifestyle.”

A walled courtyard is to be found alongside a triple bay garage.  Part of the garden area benefits from planning permission for the erection of a dwelling – available by separate negotiation. Avondale is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £675,000, call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury office on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Avondale Hallway

Avondale Kitchen

Avondale Lounge

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AONB Location of Listed Hall

20/08/2020

Uncompromised sights on every aspect are on offer at Asteron Hall, a grade two listed property providing flexible accommodation.

 

Amazing Location

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Asterton Hall dates back to 1680, it stands in one acre with the wild ponies of the Long Mynd in view plus the south to south west skies percolate to the Onny Valley towards the Welsh borders.

“We often say it’s all about location and this is just an amazing location,” says Balfours Ludlow Estate Agents sales manager, Scott Kemsley. Adding that the village of Wentnor is just two miles away, Church Stretton is six miles, while Shrewsbury and Ludlow are comfortable commutes at some 16 miles.

The ground floor provides a large contemporary finished kitchen, sitting room, and dining room/study. A boot room links the main house to the double garage and workshop. There are five bedrooms spread over the first and second floor, two en-suite plus a family bathroom and a large family room, perfect for hobby, fitness or study.

The lower ground floor provides a fully equipped one bedroom annex, with kitchen, large living room with sunroom, shower room and bedroom; ideal for extended family or guest accommodation including private garden.

Asterton Hall which is on the market with a guide price of £795,000 includes terrace, gardens, orchard and paddock. For more information call Balfours Estate Agents Ludlow office on 01584 707100.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Asterton Hall View

Asterton Hall Living Room

Asterton Hall Kitchen

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