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New Appointments Bucks Trend at Balfours


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


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


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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Tucked Away Rural Idyll


Escape to the country really couldn’t get better than the idyllic location of Top Meadow House. It’s tucked away in a corner of North Herefordshire, yet cosy to Shropshire and the Welsh borders in the hamlet of Buckton.


Property For Sale in Herefordshire Boats Patchwork Panormic Views

This detached four bedroom home boasts patchwork panoramic views which are likely to be little changed since its origins in the 17th century.  Buckton is just two miles from the pretty village of Leintwardine, with a vibrant community and services including garage and renowned butcher. Ludlow is just 12 miles, with the county towns of Shrewsbury and Hereford easily accessible; as is the Midlands with excellent rail connections nearby.

The timber frame, stone and brick are a pleasure on the eye and internal character doesn’t disappoint. Beyond the porch and reception hall are the breakfast room, kitchen, with Aga, plus three reception rooms, including the garden room – with French doors to the terrace. The first floor provides a spacious master room with generous en-suite, a second en-suite room and two more bedrooms served by the family bathroom.

Balfours Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley, comments: “Top Meadow House is a truly charming property where beams and inglenooks are highlighted with light and space. The half-acre of gardens and grounds, terrace, lawns, garden pond, vegetable garden and a wonderful three bay cart garage with workshop, perfect for the garden and all manner of leisure pursuits.” Balfours Estate Agents Ludlow office are marketing with a guide price of £650,000, call 01584 707100.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Unique Principal House with Cottage and Plantsman’s Paradise


One of Montgomery’s finest period residences, with striking open views to the Shropshire Hills, together with its own cottage, has been launched to the market.


A Plantsman’s Paradise

The Grade II* listed Clawdd Y Dre is known to date back to 1590 and so boasts a history reflecting the fabric of the house. This six bedroomed property for sale in Powys comes with a three bedroom beautifully presented cottage – ideal for family or guests.

Situated on Lions Bank, on the South Eastern ramparts of the Old Town Walls, Clawdd Y Dre is blessed with, in the words of head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton, “a plantsman’s paradise.” This includes mature trees and hedging, fruit trees, an oak gazebo overlooking views stretching five miles across the valley to the Shropshire Hills.

The highlights internally include original Tudor Rose oak panelling from the dissolution of Chirbury Priory in the 1500s. Briefly the property comprises of reception hall with three principal reception rooms off, study, conservatory, adjoining kitchen and breakfast room, plus pantry. The master room is en-suite, while two additional bedrooms on the first floor share a bathroom. The second floor provides a further three bedrooms, with a third bathroom. A cellar is to be found below stairs.

Alistair adds: “This is a very unique property with much going for it. The town is vibrant, with obvious pride and opportunity for a fabulous lifestyle reflected not only in the independent shops and businesses, but the magnificent surrounding countryside spanning the border; yet only 22 miles from Shrewsbury and not much further to Ludlow, Welshpool is eight miles.”

A double garage and off street parking are part of the package which comes with a £750,000 guide price. Call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury office on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page

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Prime Location and Perfect Presentation


It doesn’t get much better for anyone seeking an immaculately presented period home within walking distance of Shrewsbury town centre, the River and Quarry Park – Six Belle Vue Gardens, offers it all.


Secluded Oasis to the Rear

Originally built in the 1930s this four bedroom house has been totally refurbished in the past four years, from roof to electrics and much more.  Throughout its Arts and Crafts heritage glows through with high ceilings, solid wooden floors, bay windows and original fire place surround.

Situated in a corner plot, the accommodation comprises of reception hall with two good sized reception rooms, both with bay windows a kitchen breakfast room with French doors to the terrace, utility and boot room, plus double garage. The first floor includes en-suite master bedroom which together with the second bedroom mirrors the bays below, together with a further two bedrooms and family bathroom with bath and shower.

On the market with Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury office, head of sales, Alistair Hilton comments: “Not only is the fabric of this house of great merit, but the location is spot on too, there is a good choice of both private and state primary and secondary education all within close proximity, while Shrewsbury town centre itself is half a mile to walk or cycle.

“Of course the main road network is close by too and to that end the front of the property can accommodate five cars and offers easy access to the double garage. As a corner plot private landscaped gardens wrap around to a secluded oasis at the rear,” he adds. Six Belle Vue Gardens is marketed with a guide price of £750,000, call Balfours on 01743 353511 to discuss this beuatiful house for sale in Shrewsbury.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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