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Apartment Outlooks To Iconic Market Square


Magnificent views of Shrewsbury’s Old Market Hall and Square provide an enchanting backdrop to this Grade II listed duplex apartment.

On the market with Balfours, just across The Square, Apartment 6, Robinson House, is one of six stylish and exclusive apartments in this highly desirable and exceptionally well placed location to the county town’s amenities.

Step inside the hallway, found off Market Street and Apartment six is to be found on the top floor. Its open plan approach provides an abundance of space with natural light from sash windows. The living room and kitchen dining area are of a similar and generous size, extending over ten meters in length and incorporating a kitchen island which demarks the kitchen from the eating area. Practicalities are provided in the utility and downstairs cloakroom.

There are two bedrooms on the first floor, the master room with en-suite, plus an additional double bedroom with feature beams and fitted wardrobes. Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton comments: “Robinson House was originally built as a Goldsmiths in 1729, today it has been tastefully finished to provide apartments of great character and excellent location. The town’s amenities from independent shops and to the Quarry Park and train station are all within comfortable walking distance, as are restaurants and river walks.”

Apartment 6 is marketed with a guide price of £250,000, call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

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Herefordshire - Gem Georgian Estate On The Market


A spectacular residential estate, with principal Georgian house set in traditional parkland, together with three cottages and 214 acres is on the market as a whole or in three lots. The property sits seven miles north of Hereford and south of Leominster at Sutton St Nicholas.

This English country house boasts among its assets gardens, ornamental lake, walled kitchen garden, tennis court, orchards, together with estate assets of a highly productive farmland and woodland offering sporting potential too.

Marketing the Vennwood Estate, Balfours Scott Kemsley, sales manager at Ludlow says: “The traditional infrastructure of the Estate is just as one would expect. The approach is through its own parkland which provides stunning views from the main residence.”

Double doors offer a statement entrance to the large entrance hall, the library and drawing room offering additional formal rooms with fireplaces elegantly proportioned with the high ceilings, deep skirting and coving. The kitchen provides some 25 square metres of space, with a kitchen island and large built in cupboards. True to country house style there is a full complement of service rooms, butler’s pantry and office among them.

Scott explains: “The house requires renovation and represents a rare opportunity to create a stylish family home. There are five large bedrooms on the first floor, together with three bathrooms and a dressing room of 21st century bedroom proportions. Two large attic rooms and several additional rooms provide further potential on the second floor,” he adds.

To the rear of the house a courtyard provides garaging and a self-contained two bedroom cottage, converted from the old stables and now known as Stables Cottage. There are two additional, properties The Lodge and Redbridge Cottage. There are two cider orchards extending to some 28 acres and a similar acreage is of mature deciduous trees, known as Venn’s Wood. The majority of the balancing acreage is down to arable maximising the red soils renowned for their productivity.

Balfours are joint agents with Savills for Vennwood which is marketed with a guide price of £3.5m; for sale as a whole, or in three lots. For more information call Scott Kemsley on 01584 707100.

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Outstanding Home And School


An outstanding rated primary school two minutes’ walk from home, in a village six miles south of Shrewsbury will be the perfect combination for many young families. Upper House, Longnor, offers precisely that.

The four bedroom home also comes with two stables and a paddock – the package is further complimented by idyllic riding in the surrounding countryside, including routes over the Lawley which provides a stunning back-cloth to Upper House.

Dating back to the 1780s the house is draped in character, from its chimney breasts and wood burning stove to beamed rooms. The entrance hall leads to three reception rooms, living, sitting and dining, plus the conservatory.

The dining room is conveniently close the kitchen breakfast room; here you find a true family space, with Aga and Belfast sink adding to this country package. A downstairs cloakroom, utility and boot room are all in place too. With the four double bedrooms come two en-suites and a dressing room, which could provide a nursery; should any additional future pupils make an appearance.

On the market with Balfours, Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley comments: “This is a truly delightful location, tucked away from the A49, yet with good access to Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Ludlow and links with the Midlands and North West.

Upper House, Longnor is marketed with a guide price of £625,000, call Balfours on 01584 707100.

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Mellow Stone Of Country House


One of those unique country gems dating back to the 17th century is on the market with Balfours.

Arriving at Chatwall Home Farm, you are greeted by double fronted gables in mellow stone – a property worthy of its grade II listing. Before entering it is impossible not to appreciate the half acre of manicured gardens, within the 1.43 acres of steading, where two self-contained barn conversions are also to be found.

All this is set within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, at Chatwall, near the picture box village of Cardington and five miles from Church Stretton, Shrewsbury is 11 miles, access to the M54 and the Midlands is a similar distance.

Internally Chatwall Home Farm has been sympathetically restored retaining may wonderful original features, from inglenook fire places to panelling. There are four reception rooms a large kitchen with central island and Aga. An impressive oak staircase leads to the first floor offering four bedrooms and two bathrooms, there are a further three bedrooms on the second floor.

Balfours Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley, says: “In addition to the main house, Chatwall Home Farm comes with two self-contained barn conversions; both are immaculately presented with two double bedrooms, ideal for extended family, guest accommodation or considering its locality self-catering units.”

Chatwall Home Farm has a guide price of £985,000 call Balfours on 01584707100.

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Spacious Country Residence In Popular Beckbury


Balfours are marketing a four bedroom home in the much sought after village of Beckbury, within an eight mile commute of Bridgnorth and Telford and with two train stations less than five miles away.

Longacre sits within a one acre plot, originally two cottages; the property has been sensitively developed over time to now provide a charming country residence. There are three large reception rooms accessed from the reception hall, the sitting room with inglenook and wood burning stove, the drawing and dining room.

Agent, Charlie Giffard of Balfours, reflects: “An appealing feature of Longacre is that two reception rooms and the kitchen each have French doors to the terrace and large landscaped gardens, providing stunning outlook and an abundance of natural light into the rooms.”

The master room is en-suite and has built in wardrobe, there is also planning for a Juliet balcony. A second bedroom also has ensuite and wardrobe, while two additional bedrooms share a generous family bathroom with separate wc. Below stairs a cellar offers extra storage space.

Longacre provides the added bonus of a garden room with a pretty haunch slate roof, a wall of glazing and lots of potential. The whole enjoys views to open countryside and ample parking. Longacre is marketed with a guide price of £765,000, call Balfours on 01743 353511.

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Ludlow Town Landmark Changes Hands


A slice of Ludlow’s heritage has been sold. Castle Lodge, the magnificent Grade II* listed medieval town house situated on the edge of Ludlow’s Castle Square has been purchased by a private investor.

Castle Lodge has been privately owned throughout its history, once home to Catherine of Aragon and in the last century was a hotel up until the Second World War; more recently Castle Lodge has been a private dwelling.

Scott Kemsley, Balfours sales manager at Ludlow says: “This is a very unique building and dates from the early 13th century, rebuilt in 1580. It boasts stunning stained glass, a pendant ceiling and oak panelling.

“We don’t know the buyers plans for Castle Lodge, but we do know the buyer is delighted with his purchase,” Scott adds from his new base in Broad Street.

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