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Idyllic Location Farmhouse With Annexe


A home in an idyllic South Shropshire landscape, where well-being can be nurtured through lifestyle has been launched to the market by Balfours Estate Agents Ludlow office.

Cobblers Dingle at Abdon, near Craven Arms is a four bedroom farmhouse with two bedroom annexe surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This seven acre steading incorporates garden, pasture and woodland, plus stables, workshop, summer house and storage sheds located centrally to the land.

The main house comprises of a fabulous spacious entrance hall, kitchen breakfast room, three reception rooms, currently family room, lounge/diner and snug. There is also a utility downstairs cloakroom and lobby. On the first floor are four bedrooms, including the master suite having shower room and large built in wardrobe; plus a family bathroom.

Adjacent and with linking door is the two bedroom annexe with fabulous open plan kitchen diner/living room, a conservatory and downstairs cloakroom, while the first floor provides two bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Balfours Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley comments: “As the very name suggests Cobblers Dingle is a truly idyllic setting with stunning views. Add to this empathy to retain its farmhouse roots while enjoying 21st century accommodation and you have a wonderful home, plus the opportunity for a dependent to live independently, or opportunity to generate income from tourism accommodation.

“So whether seeking to rebalance lifestyle and establish home working, either in outbuildings, or the annexe – the opportunities are as diverse as your imagination.” adds Scott. Balfours are marketing Cobblers Dingle with a guide price of £825,000, call 01584 707100.

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Impressive Design Set In Ancient Hills


Some of the best views in Shropshire come with Bluebells, set within the magnificent landscape of Church Stretton.

This impressive home for sale in Shropshire is designed for 21st century living and comes with four en-suite bedrooms and with a ground floor gym/cinema room is among its attributes.

On the market with Balfours, Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley comments: “This really is a gem maximising panoramic views over Church Stretton and the ancient South Shropshire Hills with a blue-chip build. Bluebells is part of a four house development within Highfield Place, on Clive Avenue.”

The town offers a full range of services, including schools, railway station and independent shops and restaurants. Shrewsbury and Ludlow are each some 16 miles, while Birmingham is 58 miles. Of course leisure facilities are second-to-none, offering fabulous walking, cycling and gliding, plus golf and National Hunt courses nearby.”

Set into the hill, the ground floor provides a magnificent entrance hall, staircase and wc, with linked garage and that flexi cinema room. The first floor comprises of a large well balanced living room with glazing to three aspects. This includes bi-fold doors r to the magnificent sun terrace balcony, which is shared with the dining room and kitchen, providing a universe of entertaining spaces.

A snug and utility are part of the first floor, while the second floor boasts a huge landing with a large bay window streaming in light and location. Meanwhile the master suite incorporates dressing room built in wardrobe and luxurious bath and wet-room. Balfours Estate Agents Ludlow office are marketing Bluebells with a guide price of £975,000, call 01584 707100.

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Bluebells bedroom

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Balfours Autumn Newsletter 2020


The Balfours autumn 2020 Newsletter should be hitting peoples doormats any day now -  if you would like to read a copy online please follow the link to our Newsletter PDF or click on the below image.


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Centrally Heated Outbuilding Doubles Space


A four bedroom home, beautifully presented, plus large brick and slate outbuilding, of an exceptional standard, will appeal to a variety of enthusiasts who simply need space. Balfours are marketing The Firs with a guide price of £795,000.


Surronded by Well-Kept Countryside

Balfours Charlie Giffard, country house sales, explains: “The Firs is found in North Shropshire, between Ellesmere and Whitchurch, in the hamlet of Breaden Heath and is surrounded by a patchwork matrix well-kept countryside; more than two acres of which is part of this holding.”

The house provides four reception rooms a well equipped kitchen breakfast room, utility and cloakroom. There is a large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a further three double bedrooms, one of which is also en-suite, with two sharing the family bathroom.

The outbuilding, which offers a similar 3000 square feet as is provided in the house, is built to residential specification and is currently used as garaging and workshop. The open plan ground floor enables potential for a variety of uses, from the storage of classic cars, or any other use where temperature control is of significance, be that a home based business, or accommodation for precious pets. It would make ideal stabling for horses too. The first floor provides two open plan areas, with additional kitchenette and shower room.

Charlie adds: “The outbuilding is so very adaptable, even as annex living, it would simply require appropriate planning permission for change of use. It is an extremely well presented holding which will no doubt, meet the needs of many home seeker lifestyles.” For more information call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury office on 01743 353511.

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Outstanding Livestock Farming Opportunity in South Shropshire


A rare opportunity to take on a livestock contract farming agreement, farming 700 acres in South Shropshire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has been launched by Balfours.


Exceptional Legacy

Myndtown Farm, Lydbury North, comes with a unique livestock package – including a well-established high performance herd of some 100 head of Stabiliser suckler cows; 500 in lamb Romney x Lleyn ewes  and 220 in-lamb improved hill ewes, plus followers in all instances.

Balfours agent, Charlie Fitzherbert-Brockholes explains: “The farm has been occupied by the same family for the past 60 years, having farmed on the Plowden Estate for a century. The Estate is now offering the prospect to someone keen and capable to take on this exceptional legacy as a contract farm business.

“That legacy comprises not only of land currently entered into the Higher Level  Stewardship Scheme, with huge ecological potential as we transition into ELMS; but also the proven and recorded herd of Stabilisers – considered the UK’s leading suckler genetics.”

Charlie adds: “It is relevant that Applicants need not invest the comparatively substantial capital required were this farm offered for let, as the land owner will provide the livestock at the outset. However there will be a chance to invest in the livestock after an initial 12 months and to grow their stake in the business.”

Available with the farm is the fully renovated three bedroom, Myndtown House, situated in a stunning location and adjacent to the significant farmstead of modern buildings. The land has a good network of water supplies and tracks enabling efficiency from the outset. Myndtown Farm is tucked to the west of the Long Mynd; Ludlow and Shrewsbury are each less than 20 miles. The farm contract is to commence from April 1, 2021. To learn more call Charlie on 01743 241181.

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Rise In Rural Relocations Puts Shropshire On the Map


"A rapid rise in rural relocations has kept the UK property market buoyant and no more so than in Shropshire.

As the pandemic unfolds and the economy lurches and limps through lockdowns no one would have predicted the positive affect on property sales, says head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton.

Overall, average house prices have risen by 4.7% in the year to end of September, according to the Office for National Statistics. Alistair explains: “The strength of the property market is as a result of random and unpredictable events:

“The market was fizzing-up last March, after the penultimate hurdle of January 31, Brexit, when the cork was put back in by the pandemic. By June there was an explosion of homebuyers who had intended making the move earlier in the year, running in parallel with those who, having spent April and May confined to their homes, came to the realisation that they wanted a different place to live.

“That last driver was home working becoming a reality, dramatically realigning the nation’s life, work balance has fuelled to the appetite for rural properties. At Balfours 40% of those on our search list are from outside the county.

“I have always believed Shropshire is remarkably good value for money: Certainly prospective vendors see the idea of a rural county, central to Britain and with more space, as key to new found values and aspirations. Without doubt that has underpinned the strength of house prices in the county which, in our books, matches the national average rise to the end of September.”

Alistair reflects, that added to the stamp duty holiday,  it is not surprising that the appetite for new beginnings and a new home, not only has great appeal, but also makes surprisingly good economic sense for many households.

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