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Development Project With Character in Village


An opportunity to develop five former cottages to create two character homes with full planning permission is on the market. Lower Fold comprises of 17th century grade II listed cottages tucked away, south of Shrewsbury in the vibrant village of Dorrington.

Major works have already been undertaken with a new roof, rebuilt and lined chimneys, plus new gas, electricity and water supplied and in place. The properties will benefit from a double garage and two access points. 

Full Planning Permission

Head of sales, Alistair Hilton explains: “Lower Fold is now ready for extensive refurbishment with full planning for a five bedroom and a two bedroom home. This provides exciting potential to blend the 17th century timber frame, stone and brick character with 21st century individual imagination.

“Dorrington is a vibrant village with a full complement of local conveniences including primary school, doctors’ surgery, shop and public house, plus church and a village hall which hosts a diverse range of organisations. Shrewsbury and Church Stretton are some six miles and there are excellent links with trunk roads to the Midlands, Wales and the North West,” Alistair adds.

Lower Fold is marketed with a guide price of £315,000, call Balfours on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Details Page.

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Home and Work Idyll


Few properties are more deserving of the chocolate box description than grade II listed, Upper Norncott, what’s more it is surrounded by countryside designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Far from the madding crowd, yet where home-working enjoys the efficiency of good broadband speeds.


Truely Unique

This five bedroom timber framed and thatched farmhouse is found in the hamlet of Heath. Ditton Priors and Ludlow are five and ten miles respectively, with Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury 14 and 26 miles, Birmingham is 45 miles.

On the market with Balfours, Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley, admits, “This is a truly unique one off. Upper Norncott is set in 11.6 acres; the farmhouse comes with a 17th century barn, organic cottage garden, pond, five acres of deciduous woodland, a paddock and orchards. There is a steel framed outbuilding too.”

The porch and entrance hall live up to character expectations. Beyond two reception rooms found to either side of the hallway is the dining room linking directly to the breakfast-room and onwards to the kitchen. To the opposite side is the well balanced sitting room linking to the snug. A downstairs bathroom, laundry room and second porch complete the ground floor accommodation.

Each of the main reception rooms benefits from an inglenook fireplace, while the breakfast room and the snug each boast staircases to the first floor, where the five bedrooms a wc and several washbasins serve the bedrooms. The property is being marketed with a guide price of £650,000, call Balfours Estate Agents Ludlow 01584 707100.

For further details please visit our property sales page.

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Quality Brochures Tick The Environmental Boxes


Our client brochures have always stood out, their quality and finish really do go ‘the extra mile’ to ensure your properties are showcased at the level they deserve. Whilst online brochures and website are often a good starting point, when vendors and purchasers are serious nothing quite replaces a hardcopy brochure.

Currently in conjunction with delivering beautifully finished brochures, we source our paper from responsibly managed forestry (FSC). Now to complete the hat-trick we can proudly say our brochures are fully recyclable; satisfying environmental credentials before and after fulfilling client needs.

So when you’re finally ready to clear your coffee table of Balfours’ property brochures, hopefully with your new home secured, you can do it in the knowledge that they can be responsibly recycled. Excellent news for our clients and the environment. auto 1000


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Teme Home Ripples Relaxation


“There are few better ways of relaxing than by water. To have a home on the bank of the River Teme is life enhancing; add its location, within walking distance of Ludlow, and you have a true gem.”


A True Gem

Deserving of its name, Waterford, Temeside is a four bedroom modern characterful home with wonderful south facing outlooks to the River Teme. A large terrace and balconies to two bedrooms only goes to enhance the appeal.

The accommodation comprises of a hallway, three reception rooms, kitchen, utility and shower room with wc. The sitting room and dining room each have wood burning stoves; both these rooms, together with the kitchen enjoy French doors giving direct access to the terrace and outlooks to the river.

On the market with Balfours Estate Agents, Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley says: “This is a seriously agreeable property and one of those rare to find opportunities. The garden is mainly laid to lawn and runs down to the river, where fishing rights are included. There is an outbuilding and good parking. Beyond Ludlow, there are excellent links to Hereford, Shrewsbury and the Midlands by road and rail.”

Balfours are marketing Waterford with a guide price of £440,000, call Balfours on 01584 707100.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Four Bedroom Home in “Best Place to Live”


Location has never been more important and The Colony’s location could not be more idyllic, set in half an acre of garden with stunning rural views.


Unspoilt Scenery and Excellent Ammenities

This four bedroom character stone property is situated in the borderland of Wales and England, near Presteigne, voted one of the best places in the UK to live by readers of The Times.

Ludlow sales agent Scott Kemsley explains: The area really does have it all, unspoilt scenery and excellent amenities, including schools, independent shops and a lively sporting and social scene. The vibrant medieval market towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are within an easy commute as is the city of Hereford.

The sitting room, dining room and kitchen are all glazed to maximise the breath taking views.  The sitting room is a well-balanced and spacious room benefitting from a wood burning stove. The kitchen is a good size with Rayburn and country style units. A study, boot/cloakroom, store and utility complete the ground floor.

“The layout gives a feeling of light, space and versatility and there is opportunity for minor modernisation. Outside an integral garage offers more potential, while large gardens include a separate wild garden with pond and summerhouse. In all The Colony encapsulates idyllic living,” Scott concludes. Balfours are marketing with a guide price of £475,000, call Balfours Ludlow 01584 707100.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Meticulous Protocol Enables “New Normal” Viewing


We are delighted that, where vendors are happy to, viewings are now progressing – albeit with stringent safety measures in place.

Balfours staff have meticulously drafted up viewing protocol which follows government guidelines to ensure that all personnel, vendors, prospective buyers and staff are kept as safe as possible. The new normal will include both minimising the number of people involved in and a declaration of good health, with no COVID-19 symptoms by all parties and those within their households.

Head of sales, Alistair Hilton explains: “We have literally examined every part of the viewing process in micro detail. Viewing protocol will include anti-bacterial cleaning of all items that might be touched, opening windows to boost ventilation prior to viewing, switching on lights and opening doors, so that the viewing is seamless and with no need to touch property fittings.

“We are also asking vendors to place anti-bacterial solution at the entrance so that on the way in and out everyone can hand sanitise. Any deep discussion will, where possible, take place outside the property, either in the garden, courtyard or other appropriate space. The two metre rule is a given and whether it is the property owner or Balfours staff who conduct the viewing full knowledge of the layout will ensure that buyers are kept at a safe distance throughout.

Alistair concludes: “We know that the property market is pent-up at this moment and there are people desperately keen to move on with their lives. However our first priority will remain the utmost safety of everyone involved in orchestrating property transactions.”  Read Balfours C-19 Property viewing/attendance guidelines.

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