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Unspoilt cottage charm in popular country village


Balfours has launched a quintessential 17th century cottage to the market in a popular, rural village just south of Shrewsbury. Ryton Corner is found in the village of Ryton, just a mile from Dorrington and nine miles south of Shrewsbury.

In this three/four bedroom home the welcome hallway is well placed with direct access to the cloakroom and to the characterful dining room, with feature beams, exposed timber frame wall and inglenook fireplace on a traditional tile floor.

From the dining room is a direct link to the kitchen and through to the utility. Beyond the dining room is the drawing room with glazing to two aspects and character corner fireplace. A bedroom with en-suite bathroom completes the ground floor space. In true character a door from the dining room reveals stairs to the landing where there are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom, with separate wc and a study/nursery room.

“This is an utterly charming village cottage, with generous gardens incorporating a number of garden rooms including a rose garden, mature trees and shrubs, large lawn enjoying views to the top of the Long Mynd. The whole is complimented by a number of outbuildings, namely a greenhouse, tack room, several garages, one with workshop and an integral coal store,” explains Charlie Giffard, Balfours Associate Partner, Country House Sales. Ryton Corner is marketed with a guide price of £395,000 for more information call 01743 353511.

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Promotions recognise contribution and commitment


Balfours has promoted two of its up-and-coming land agents, Jack Cooper and Olivia Manning based at Shrewsbury and Hereford respectively: Both promoted from Associate to Associate Partner.

Jack joined the firm in 2016, after graduating from the Royal Agricultural University Cirencester. As part of his professional development with Balfours he qualified as a chartered surveyor and Fellow of the CAAV in 2019.

Delighted with the promotion he reflects: “My work has been hugely varied to match clients’ needs and objectives, not only in Shropshire, but Wales, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire too. Our clients increasingly require practical advice on the management of their natural assets, particularly around farming enterprises, or wider environmental objectives. It has been incredibly satisfying to assist clients realise their aims in this increasingly important area for rural estates.”

Olivia, who was fully qualified when she joined Balfours from the Cotswolds, highlights building knowledge of Estates and relationships with clients as key to success and achievements.  Also, the variety of work and the responsibility that has come with submitting complex applications to Natural England and other relevant bodies on behalf of clients.

Business manager, Craig Varley reflects that the promotions are recognition of their professional growth, contribution to the business and expanding responsibility. “Of course, as agents in addition to the work above there are the traditional expertise, such as tenancy matters, asset management, developments, and diversifications. Jack and Olivia are well placed to continue helping our clients assess the opportunities available to them and put in place the necessary plans for the future of their Estates,” Craig adds.  

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Shrewsbury Square, period apartment


A prestigious period two-bedroom duplex apartment with views of the Old Market Hall, in The Square,  is on the market with Balfours.

Apartment Six, is within the grade II listed Robinson House, one of Shrewsbury’s icons, originally built as a Gold and Silver Smiths in 1729. Today the apartment enjoys period features including high ceilings and sash windows, combined with the open plan living.

The kitchen diner has a stunning contemporary kitchen with natural light from two aspects, including triple sash windows in the living area. A utility, cloakroom with wc is to be found directly by the door into the apartment.

Balfours agent Abigail Barker, comments: “This is a truly classic and exceptionally well-presented apartment. Add to that its’ proximity within Shrewsbury town centre and you really do have something very special.

The living quarters are on the first floor of the apartment, with the two double bedrooms on the second floor. The master-bedroom features an ensuite wc and basin, with the second bedroom having fitted a wardrobe. A bathroom is accessed off the landing directly between the two bedrooms. Balfours are marketing Six, Robinson House, The Square with a guide price of £275,000. Call 01743 353511.

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Period property, plum position


A fine double fronted period home in one of the most popular areas of Belle Vue, on the outskirts of Shrewsbury town centre, is on the market.

Balfours has launched, Incardine, 10 West Hermitage, a five-bedroom home with two reception rooms with original fireplaces, a large open plan kitchen diner, study and cloakroom.

The traditional layout provides for a character entrance hall with each of the reception rooms off to either side and the family open plan room directly ahead. The stairs to the first-floor landing provides access to the master suite, two additional bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master suite provides a through dressing room with en-suite beyond. There are an additional two bedrooms on the second floor.

Head of sales, Alistair Hilton comments, “true to its period charm the rooms are all of good dimensions, well balanced and with traditional high ceilings. Add to this the wonderful west facing flagstone terrace and garden to the rear which is accessed via French doors from the dining area of the family room, and you have a fabulous family residence in one of Shrewsbury’s popular quiet areas.”

Shrewsbury’s centre is less than a mile, a comfortable walk, over one of the river bridges to find an array of independent shops, fine dining, plus a choice of public and state schools and many other amenities. The Quarry Park, bound by the river offers opportunity for river sports and great walks. Incardine is marketed with a guide price of £635,000, call 01743 353511.


Issued by and more information from Joy Fox Pr 07841 763 530

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Lyth Hill home with immaculate credentials


A four-bedroom home in a highly sought-after location, just five miles south of Shrewsbury, has been launched to the market by Balfours.

Coppice Lodge, Lyth Hill, is approached by a sweeping drive, found at the end of a cul-de-sac. The newly developed modern house sits back within its generous half-acre plot, offering seclusion and tranquillity among beautifully landscaped gardens with mature trees and shrubs.

A generous hallway provides a great welcome with a wall of fitted cupboards, perfect storage for outdoor gear. The open plan central living space comprises of kitchen with central island and breakfast bar, it is lavish in space and light with glazing to three aspects, including French doors directly to the terrace and garden. The open plan runs to a dedicated dining area which sits at a 90-degree angle to the kitchen and is open to the sitting room with a wall of sliding doors opening to the garden.

A feature staircase is situated in the inner hallway, together with cloakroom and access to the study and a stunning drawing room, again a triple aspect room, incorporating French doors and bay window. The first floor offers two en-suite bedrooms and two bedrooms sharing a shower room, three of the four double bedrooms have built in wardrobes. Accommodation is complete with utility and large carport.

Charlie Giffard, Balfours Associate Partner, Country House Sales comments: “This is an exceptionally well-presented, contemporary property in a great location with wonderful walks literally on the doorstep, offering breath-taking views across Shropshire and the Welsh borders. Accessibility to the county town is convenient as is the M54 to the Midlands and the ring roads to the north. There is also an excellent choice of state and public schools on the doorstep. We are marketing Coppice Lodge with a guide price of £795,000.”

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Lifestyle opportunity - escape to the country


Escape to the country with this lifestyle property close to one of the nation’s favourite market towns Ludlow.

Sutton Court Farm comprises of a four-bedroom listed farmhouse, plus a holiday cottage business, paddock, mature gardens with double access. It is situated in the rural hamlet of Sutton, close to the much sought-after village of Stanton Lacy, the whole area being in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just six miles from Ludlow.

Launched to the market by Balfours, Ludlow sales manager, Scott Kemsley, says: “This is a delightful period property which enjoys an attractive rural setting. The original courtyard provides picture postcard surroundings with six holiday cottages, sleeping from two to six guests each, including a ground floor cottage.

“The fact that Ludlow has so frequently been flagged up in the Sunday Times surveys as an outstanding location to live, not to mention its foodie credentials, means there is a huge amount going for this unspoilt part of South Shropshire: Perfect for a new lifestyle, where an income stream is part of the package,” Scott adds.

While the main house comprises of three reception rooms, large hall, kitchen, breakfast room and several service rooms; there is a flexible granary studio providing a function room. Guests also benefit from games and laundry rooms. There are a variety of garden areas, plus the paddock and ample parking. Sutton Court Farm is marked with a guide price of £1.2 million. For more information call Balfours on 01584 707100.

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