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Land, fishing and four bedrooms


Ten acres, river frontage with fishing rights and a pond are all part of this four, en-suite, bedroom package which has stunning views.

The Birches is a generously sized dormer bungalow located just outside Church Stoke, Montgomery is three miles, Newtown ten, while Shrewsbury and Ludlow are 25 miles. The property is hugely pleasing to the eye in a soft brick with slate roof with varied and steeply pitched roof lines.

Internally the hallway gives access to all the ground floor rooms, save the utility which is off the kitchen and has external access too. The dining room is directly opposite the kitchen and both have picture bay windows; the dining room also has French doors to the garden, as does the lounge. A study, cloakroom and one en-suite bedroom complete the ground floor.

There are three en-suite bedrooms on the first floor, plus eaves storage space. A detached double garage benefits from a wc and stairs to a good-sized loft room, which provides potential for work or leisure activities.

“This is a magnificent location, with outstanding views, the property is extremely well presented and includes pasture, amenity woodland and a large outbuilding currently used as a workshop, but easily adaptable for horses or other livestock,” says Balfours Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley. The Birches is marketed with a guide price of £750,000, call 01584 707100.

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Jacobean roots with grand fizz


Penarth House and Vineyard, a grand Jacobean Grade II black and white property with eight acres incorporating an award-winning vineyard has been launched to the market by Balfours.

Striking a truly grand feeling of living history, this glossy magazine, six bedroom property sits within a stunning rural landscape, set on the bank of the River Severn. It is found two miles east of Newtown, with good road links to Welshpool, Shrewsbury and Ludlow.

“A wonderful entertaining residence,” the three main reception rooms are all of good size and huge character, currently used as study, living room and dining room. There are two hallways, the main hall, with accesses the study, living room, utility and a sixth bedroom with en-suite.

From the living room, with large inglenook fireplace, there is access to the dining room and onwards to the kitchen. The dining room also offers access to the side hall and open porch. With two staircases the house could easily be divided to provide separate living quarters for extended family.

On the first floor there are five bedrooms, the master-room with fabulous views and en-suite. A Priest Hole is a quirky extra to a second bedroom with adjacent bath and shower facilities. Three more double bedrooms and an additional shower room are found off the large landing.

Charlie Giffard, Balfours Associate Partner, Country House Sales, says: “This is a magnificent home, with amazing and unspoilt architectural features. Beyond it has the vineyard producing classic champagne variety grapes which were nominated by Decanter for a bronze medal in 2019. There is a further four acres of lawns, paddock and woodland. A truly artisan country house full of lifestyle potential.” Balfours are marketing Penarth House with a guide price of £1,250,00.

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Land for investment amenity and growth


A piece of true English landscape, in the form of 64 acres on the Shropshire, Worcestershire border with fishing rights, has been launched to the market by Balfours.

The land at Burford Mill, two miles west of Tenbury Wells, is a stunning mix of permanent pasture, long term leys, amenity woodland and a pond. The Ledwyche Brook – provides River frontage to the western boundary, including spectacular weir frontage.

“Opportunities of this nature are rare to surface, particularly with fishing and sporting rights,” says Scott Kemsley, Balfours, Ludlow sales manager. The land is easily accessed from the Tenbury Road, in the hamlet of Burford, with mains water and electric available at the roadside.

“The land is an exceptional amenity investment and equally is in a good livestock farming area with a strong demand for grazing. The soil is excellent river terrace drift and is well drained reddish coarse fine loam, suitable for arable and grassland. The amenity woodland incorporates a copse of semi-mature Poplar and Larch trees, plus an Ash bed copse. Balfours are marketing with a guide price of £500,000, call 01584 707100.

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Idyllic barn conversion opportunity near Eccleshall


An unspoilt 17th century barn in an idyllic location overlooking The Mill Pool, with planning permission to convert into a four-bedroom home, is on the market with Balfours.

With fewer untouched barns coming to the market this represents a rare and exciting opportunity for the purchaser to create and design the interior of Corner Barn, Walkmill, Eccleshall, to their individual vision.

The property sits in a large plot with westerly views of the Mill Pool, the accommodation as planned includes an entrance hall, a large kitchen breakfast room, three reception rooms including a double height lounge with French doors and glazing to two aspects, utility and downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, including the master suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom.

Charlie Giffard, Balfours Associate Partner, Country House Sales, comments: “Corner Barn is in a superb location, both within its immediate setting and just three miles from the popular market town of Eccleshall with a variety of independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Significantly access to the M6 is just seven miles, while the county town of Stafford, is 11 miles away, with direct rail links to London in less than an hour and a half.

“We are marketing Corner Barn with a guide price of £250,00 - it’s a project that is likely to fulfil dreams and prove a good investment too,” Charlie adds. Call 01743 353511

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Mellow stone of country house


One of those unique country gems dating back to the 17th century is on the market with Balfours.

Arriving at Chatwall Home Farm, you are greeted by double fronted gables in mellow stone – a property worthy of its grade II listing. Before entering it is impossible not to appreciate the half acre of manicured gardens, within the 1.43 acres of steading, where two self-contained barn conversions are also to be found.

All this is set within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, at Chatwall, near the picture box village of Cardington and five miles from Church Stretton, Shrewsbury is 11 miles, access to the M54 and the Midlands is a similar distance.

Internally Chatwall Home Farm has been sympathetically restored retaining may wonderful original features, from inglenook fire places to panelling. There are four reception rooms a large kitchen with central island and Aga. An impressive oak staircase leads to the first floor offering four bedrooms and two bathrooms, there are a further three bedrooms on the second floor.

Balfours Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley, says: “In addition to the main house, Chatwall Home Farm comes with two self-contained barn conversions; both are immaculately presented with two double bedrooms, ideal for extended family, guest accommodation or considering its locality self-catering units.”

Chatwall Home Farm has a guide price of £1,000,000 call Balfours on 01584707100

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Three bed home in village south of Shrewsbury


A three-bedroom home in Dorrington has been launched to the market by Balfours with a guide price of £225,000.

Number Two, Hill View is a picturesque and well-presented semi-detached house, equi-distance between Shrewsbury and Church Stretton. Dorrington is a vibrant community with primary school, secondary school pick-up point, pub, butcher post office and shop. There is a 21st century built doctors surgery and village hall with a busy calendar.

The accommodation comprises of entrance hall, lounge and kitchen, diner, plus bathroom. On the first floor there are three bedrooms. Balfours Abigail Barker comments: “The property is well presented with high ceilings reflecting its solid 1930s build. It has garden to the front and rear, patio, plus parking for two vehicles. For anyone seeking to step on the property ladder Number Two, Hill View is a great find and there is no chain.”

For more information call Balfours on 01743 353511.

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