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Lake run to raise funds for CRY


Wellington boots are being switched for running shoes as a team from Balfours prepare for a half marathon charity run.

The team of six have entered the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon on Sunday, September 17. Balfours partner Frances Steer explains: “We want to raise money in memory of our dear colleague Charlie Fitzherbert-Brockholes, who was taken far too young. We aim to raise a significant four figure sum which will go to the charity CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young.”

With less than four weeks to go the six are all training regularly with team runs once a week. Frances adds: “Fortunately we have Matthew Doyle in our team who is exceptionally fast, being from an ultra-sporty family. He is setting the pace for the rest of us, who are of varying abilities and fitness, but all of us have one goal – to cross the finishing line of the 13.1 miles.”

The team chose the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon for three reasons they all agree on: “It’s flat, it’s beautiful and it’s local. Even when we are dragging our heals and bodies begin to ache, you couldn’t wish to be in a more beautiful setting,” says Frances. To donate head to the Just Giving page

Ready for the run, from left: Matthew Doyle, Sarah Williams, Chloe Evans, Frances Steer, Lamara Hoyle-Rogers, Joe Powell


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Presteigne residential are close to town centre


A three-bedroom semi-detached house with garage, off road parking and gardens has been launched to the market.

Situated in one of Presteigne’s residential areas, Number 28 Clatterbrune is within walking distance of the town centre. Ludlow and Hereford are 18 miles and 23 miles respectively. Ground floor accommodation comprises of an entrance hall with staircase and doors leading to the lounge and kitchen/diner.

The lounge is a good-sized, well-balanced room where a pair of windows billow natural light, while a fireplace provides a focal point. The adjacent kitchen has good storage in wood fronted cupboards with ample worktop space and an area for a dining table. A door opens to the conservatory which is a delightful south facing room overlooking the rear garden.

Scott Kemsley, Balfours partner and Ludlow sales manager, comments: “There is a link door from the conservatory to the garage, offering the opportunity to develop, subject to appropriate planning.” The first floor provides three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Balfours are marketing Number 28 with a guide price of £230,000. For more information call 01584 707100.


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Georgian town house – evokes a lasting sense of well-being



Fine Georgian features, with Shrewsbury town at the front, parkland and sunshine at the back, are among the reasons Anthony and Rebecca Whitehouse fell in love with 23 The Crescent, Town Walls, 16 years ago.

This Grade II listed Georgian townhouse has been a perfect home in which to raise their family. Tony recalls previously acting as a taxi service from their home in the country. The move to Town Walls enabled greater independence to both generations: Leisure facilities, an exceptional choice of private and state schools, plus independent shops, restaurants and theatre, all within walking distance.

Launched to the market by Balfours, head of sales, Alistair Hilton, comments: “The Crescent consists of four terraced Georgian houses, built on a shallow curve benefitting from a widening plot. They are attributed to locally renowned architect Joseph Bromfield, who designed the property over six storeys; today it provides six bedrooms. 

“Its classic frontage was endorsed with the filming of “A Christmas Carol,” in the 1980s, with the grand entrance door welcoming into a generous reception hall with sweeping staircase and intersecting arched feature,” Alistair adds.

Leading off the hall are the drawing room, dining room, library and cloakroom. The drawing room’s beautiful original ceiling plasterwork with exquisite cameos is among Rebecca’s favourite features, together with sash windows billowing in light and proffering views to the garden and river beyond.

The lower ground floor provides hallway, kitchen with snug off, utility and cloakroom. The well fitted kitchen has direct access to the upper terrace, perfect for alfresco dining. Downstairs to the lowest floor comprises the original stunning high vaulted kitchen with period range, from which upstairs was once serviced; now it is a spectacular games room. Also on the lowest level are a wine cellar, main cellar, gardeners’ room, playroom and boiler room.

Ascend to the first floor a large and well-lit landing leads to the master suite: Bedroom with original fireplace, bathroom and dressing room, each of generous proportions; the bathroom with freestanding bath, shower and dual basins was refurbished five years ago. Across the landing is the study, featuring fireplace and significant bespoke bookshelves. “As the master suite the first floor works exceptionally well as our exclusive space, which we love,” Rebecca reflects.

There are four bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor, though it would be quite feasible to add an additional bathroom. Rise again to the third floor and the guest suite affords all the privacy visitors would wish.

Both upper terrace and lower terrace are south facing with views down the garden to the river and parkland. The lower terrace has benefited from Rebecca’s passion for gardening and roses in particular, offering a wonderful seated area amid floral scents. At the bottom of the garden beyond the stunning rose arch there is parking for three vehicles accessed via electric gates. A large garage with workshop above is available by separate negotiation.

The couple consider: “The Crescent has provided us with a wonderful family home, where we have so many lovely happy memories, we so hope its next owners will derive happiness and well-being here too.” Balfours are marketing 23 The Crescent with a guide price of £1,500,000, call 01743 353511 for more information.



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Idyllic Cottage on outskirts of Cleobury Mortimer


An idyllic stone three-bedroom character cottage with significant private gardens, garage and off-road parking has been launched to the market by Balfours.

Number Six Pinkham Lane is in one of Cleobury Mortimer finest residential areas, half a mile from the town centre. The hallway opens into the lounge – a bright room with outlooks to the garden through French doors and glazing, while for cosy nights a contemporary woodburner provides the focal point and warmth.

The lounge opens to the dining room, with stone inglenook fireplace and woodburner, original beams extend the charm without compromise on size of room, extending nearly 20 square metres. Also from the lounge is the kitchen and breakfast room. Adjacent is the utility with a door to the garden.

There are two double bedrooms on the first floor, one with ensuite shower room and the second room having built in storage cupboards, plus glazing to two aspects overlooking the town. The single bedroom is currently used as a study, the family bathroom is to be found off the landing too.

Scott Kemsley, Balfours partner and Ludlow Sales manager, comments: “This really is one of those unique, one-off properties. Number Six is well presented, full of character and in an idyllic position, convenient to the independent shops in the town, plus both primary and secondary schools.  A sports centre and golf course, plus surrounding countryside offering fabulous walks.”

Balfours are marketing Number Six Pinkham with a guide price of £425,000. For more information call 01584 707100.


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Three-bedroom Victorian terrace with potential to expand


A charming Victorian townhouse, located north of the River Teme at Ludlow and within walking distance of the town centre. Currently 39 Clifton Villas is a spacious three bedroom property with potential to convert loft space.

On the market with Balfours with a guide price of £365,000, it remains true to its Victorian heritage. You are greeted by a mosaic flooring in the hallway, while the sitting room benefits from an ornamental fire surround and a magnificent south facing bay window.

Scott Kemsley, Balfours partner and Ludlow sales manager, comments: “The rooms benefit from the wonderful high ceilings we associate with the Victorian period.” At the end of the hallway the dining room provides a spacious room adjacent to the kitchen, which has a door to the rear garden and integral outside toilet.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor, two with character fireplaces, plus a family bathroom. Stairs rise to the loft which offers great potential to create an additional large bedroom or workspace.

Outside the landscape gardens accommodate a cabin fitted with lighting and power, offering a perfect studio or home office. “The gardens have been beautifully landscaped and incorporate two large, paved seating areas. 39 Clifton Villas is a well finished home ready to move into; it also has significant potential for a growing family. To the front of the property is off road parking for two vehicles,” Scott adds. For more information call Balfours on 01584 707100.


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Farmhouse and steading a restoration project


Immense character and potential in an unmodernised, half-timbered character farmhouse with outbuilds and mature garden are on offer, in the heart of the Shropshire countryside.

Moreton Corbet Farmhouse is found less than ten miles north of Shrewsbury and a mile from the vibrant village of Shawbury. Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton, enthuses: “This is fabulous a restoration project with character beams and fireplaces. Someone is going to create a wonderful bespoke home.”

The ground floor is currently laid out with three reception rooms and a large well-balanced kitchen with glazing to two aspects. Adjacent to the kitchen is a pantry, utility, store and cloakroom. From the hallway staircase there are five bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Within the farmstead the mature stable block has a hayloft above, all of which joins the house and has potential to be incorporated, subject to planning. In addition, two single storey traditional outbuildings have potential as workshops, studios or kennels.

“The whole sits perfectly within the Shropshire countryside, with a large garden, currently down to lawn with mature trees and hedging, also ripe for revival. Balfours are marketing Moreton Corbet Farmhouse with a guide price of £450,000. For more information call Balfours on 01743 353511.


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