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Sustainable Design - Vineyard Views

08/10/2020

This 21st century three/four bedroom home is designed with energy efficiency and easy living as key drivers. Situated with stunning outlooks over Wroxeter Vineyard and the Wrekin, its location is desirable too, being only some six miles from Shrewsbury and Much Wenlock, while Telford is ten miles.

 

The Wow Factor

Number 1, Vineyard Court has been launched to the market by Balfours.  Associate Partner, Charlie Giffard, reflects: “This is a wonderfully flexible and spacious well designed property – it offers one ground floor bedroom – with wet room, together with three bedrooms, two en-suite plus a family bathroom on the first floor. The wow factor is found with the two principle bedrooms each having French doors onto the roof terrace balcony.”

Underfloor heating and UPVC double glazing, together with eco-efficient air source heating all contribute, not only sustainable, low running costs and an EPC “C,” rating; but also to a flawless living space. The generous kitchen, breakfast room has glazing to two aspects, with French doors to the terrace. A chic finish is achieved with handmade fitted units and matching island with granite worktops. The living room is of similar dimensions and outlooks – again boasting more than 40 square metres of space.

A dining room or study and utility room, together with downstairs cloak and ample parking complete the package of this spectacular house for sale in Shropshire, which is marketed with a guide price of £450,000. Call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury office on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Ask The Expert, Jackie Monro, FARLA, FNAEA

07/10/2020

Balfours Letting Agent

We Have Just Completed a Barn Conversion Which We Want to Let; Also a Long-term Tenant Has given Notice from a Farm Cottage.  Why Should I Pay an Agent When I Can Just Amend My Current Agreement for Both?

 

I am asked this question on a regular basis by Landlords. Possibly the agreement was valid, five years ago, but why hand over a valuable capital asset and accommodation income stream, with an out dated agreement?

This may feel like you’re saving on estate agents fees, but in reality you are potentially putting one of your most valuable assets at considerable risk.

Over the last 10 years the legislation covering the letting of property in the UK has changed on numerous occasions, with in excess of 178 pieces of legislation affecting tenancies.

The most significant being the implementation of the tenancy deposit scheme in 2007. This means that your tenancy agreement must clearly state how, and where, the tenant’s deposit will be held. This is called the Prescribed Information.

Failure to protect the deposit correctly, and not providing the Prescribed Information, can lead to fines of up to three times the monthly rent. Worse still, if the deposit hasn’t been protected correctly, you will not be able to serve notice should you wish to seek possession of your property in the future.

Further, recent changes relate to the legal requirement for: Right to Rent Checks; Gas and Electrical safety; Energy Performance Regulations incorporating Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards; Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms and serving of a Section 21 notice, when you are seeking to regain possession of your property

At Balfours we are happy to meet with landlords to discuss their options when looking to either move tenants between properties, or market their properties to find new tenants. We are fully regulated and are constantly updating and amending the information we provide, so that landlord interests are properly protected. Call for an informal chat, or to make an appointment for me to visit your property.

Contact: Jackie Monro, FARLA, FNAEA

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South Shropshire Timber Frame House with Large Barn

06/10/2020

Orleton House is a unique timber framed, six bedroom property dating back to the 1500s. Situated in the heart of the sought after village of Orleton,  it is surrounded by the spectacular South Shropshire countryside.

 

Unique Property in Stunning Location

On the market with Balfours estate agents Ludlow office, this grade two property has an abundance of associated trimmings within its one acre plot, namely: mature gardens, orchard, tennis court, courtyard, potting shed, carport. There is also a large traditional two storey outbuilding currently used for storage but with exponential opportunity, subject to planning, planning is in place for a three bay garage with log store.

The village of Orleton thrives with primary school, playing fields, village hall, post office and doctors’ surgery. It even boasts its own pub - The Boot Inn - owned by the village. The renowned market town of Ludlow is only six miles, with state and independent schools, plus golf courses and national hunt race courses nearby too.

Throughout Orleton House has been meticulously modernised to expose and enhance original features, while achieving 21st century amenities of a high standard. Two large entrance halls, one at either end of the house provide access to three reception rooms, including the sitting room with log burner. There is a large open plan kitchen breakfast room, utility, cellar.

The first floor comprises of six bedrooms, two bathrooms, two staircases – though the first floor links right through. A third staircase gives access to second floor attic space. Balfours Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley comments: “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a truly unique property, beautifully presented, with further potential in a stunning location. We are marketing with a guide price of £1.1 million.” If you are interested in this property for sale in Shropshire call Balfours on 01584 707100.

Fo further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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New Appointments Bucks Trend at Balfours

05/10/2020

Two new recruits have been appointed to Balfours land agents Shropshire team. Both hail from one of the UK’s leading rural Universities, Harper Adams, in Shropshire.

 

Welcome to the Business

Chloe Evans, who has recently graduated from Harper Adams University with BSc (Hons) in Rural Enterprise and Land Management, assists Balfours partner, Andrew Liddiment, in rural estate and property management throughout Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.

She will be based at Craven Arms, close to where she grew up on her families mixed enterprise farm outside Bishops Castle. Chloe is now working towards her Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Assessment of Professional Competence. In her spare time enjoys competing in a regional netball league based in Birmingham, also participating in country sports and her local young farmers club.

Also joining Balfours at its Shrewsbury office is Sarah Williams. A third year student, Sarah says: “Balfours was my first choice so I am really pleased and looking forward to my placement year here, before returning to Harper Adams for my finals.”

Sarah, who grew up in Mid-Wales, will be working with associate partners, Frances Steer and James Trant.  With an affinity for all things rural, she has her own horses and has competed across the country’. Twenty two year old Sarah relishes a career which will enable her to facilitate the rural environment and its landowners.

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Four Bed Farmhouse, Close to Bridgnorth

29/09/2020

This pretty farmhouse is highly accessible to Bridgnorth. It comes with stunning country views, four bedrooms, plus oodles of character.

 

Property For Sale in Bridgnorth Offering Both Charm and Character

Hundred House Farm, Ludlow Road, has been launched to the market by Balfours with a guide price of £400,000, reflecting some renovation which is required. It is found down a private drive; just a mile from Bridgnorth and enjoys a peaceful setting with good sized garden.

The ground-floor comprises an entrance porch, with utility off; a timeless farmhouse kitchen breakfast room, where exposed beams, oak door and bread oven play centre stage to built-in fridge and dishwasher. There are two reception rooms, the dining room with alcove and ancient fitted cupboards and a sitting room. The study and downstairs bathroom complete the ground-floor.

The first floor offers three double bedrooms, a single and a bathroom. Balfours Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley comments: “This farmhouse has masses of charm, with exposed beams and fireplaces making this a hugely characterful house now ready for a new chapter.”

The gardens, overlooking open countryside, are mainly down to lawn with a selection of fruit trees. In addition there is parking for four vehicles. Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow and Kidderminster are all within comfortable commutes. 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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Knowbury Hall – A Perfect Petite Estate

28/09/2020

Knowbury Hall is a beautifully restored country house in an idyllic rural setting, in one of the West Midlands most sought after areas.

 

Exceptional Property For Sale in Shropshire Village, Just Outside of Ludlow

Launched to the market by Balfours, it comes with 100 acres of permanent pasture and a full complement of traditional outbuildings, including stabling, garaging and barns, plus a two bedroom cottage.

Knowbury Hall is four miles east of Ludlow, situated on the edge of its namesake village nestled under the Clee Hill, with Shrewsbury, Hereford and the Midlands easily accessible. Boasting 180 degree views across the valley, the accommodation is well laid out with the generous entrance hall giving access to three reception rooms and a large kitchen breakfast room. The utility benefits from access from the hall and a rear door, while the study links to the conservatory. There are five bedrooms on the first floor, two en-suite, plus the family bathroom.

Balfours Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley, comments: “This is one of those exceptionally rare finds. A perfectly formed petite estate with all the components from stunning Georgian house with sash windows, high ceilings, cellars and wonderful gardens and grounds, but also the ancillary buildings which are such an essential component, both to service and provide privacy. Nonetheless there is also a Cider Mill – which should the new incumbents not wish to fill the cellar, has development potential.

“As a family home Knowbury Hall has much going for it, close by there is a choice of independent and state schools, golf courses and National Hunt race course, plus good rail links to the major cities,” he adds. Balfours are marketing with a guide price of £2 million; call Scott at Balfours Ludlow Estate Agents office  on 01584 707100.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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