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Spacious Bungalow For Sale In Shropshire


A generously spacious bungalow has been launched to the market in the popular village of Dorrington, six miles south of Shrewsbury.

Inspirational Design Of Generous Proportions

Balfours are joint agent for 6 Limes Paddock, a three bedroom home with inspirational layout on an “L” shape, opened to 120 degrees. Head of sales at Balfours, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., reflects: “This is a very well designed and proportioned property offering wonderfully spacious living and privacy between the reception rooms and bedrooms.

Beyond the large reception hall double doors lead in two directions: To the living room which is a well-balanced six metres by nearly seven metres with feature wood-burning stove. Bi-fold doors open to a near mirror image space – the dining room, which in turn has direct access to the kitchen and conservatory.  A study is found off the hall and a utility, linked to the kitchen complete the living quarters.

The second pair of double doors gives access to an inner hall off which are a master suite, two double bedrooms, a bathroom and separate cloakroom. The master suite incorporates a dressing room, en-suite and additional fitted wardrobes.

Alistair adds: “Limes Paddock is a delightful area with mature trees and outlooks to the countryside and highly accessible to good walking. There is a vibrant community with a new village hall attracting many groups and activities; a doctors’ surgery, public house, restaurant and shops, parish church.” Number 6 Limes Paddock is jointly marketed with Holland and Broadbridge, with a guide price of £525,000. Call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury on 01743 353511.

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Limes Paddock Kitchen

Limes Paddock Conservatory

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Farmhouse With Annex And Land For Sale In The Shropshire Hills


Woodgate Farm is set within 25 acres of its own land, overlooking a lake and nestled within the South Shropshire Hills area of outstanding natural beauty - AONB.

Flexible Steading Offering Opportunities

This flexible steading offers a four bedroom home with a two bedroom annex, plus an assortment of outbuildings including agricultural barn and Dutch barn. It is situated on the edge of the village of Hope Bowdler, just off the Church Stretton to Much Wenlock road.

“This is a wonderful property which offers a plethora of opportunities,” says Balfours sales manager, Ludlow, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The farmhouse has four reception rooms, plus a large kitchen, pantry, boot and shower rooms. There are four bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. Meanwhile the annex benefits from a generous kitchen leading into the dining room, this opens to a large living room with woodburner. The first floor provides two en-suite bedrooms.

Scott adds: “Woodgate will answer many wish lists, the flexible living offering opportunities from extended family and guests, to bed and breakfast, while outbuildings provide an open canvas for all manner of home working. While the 25 acres currently incorporates a caravan park and grazing it is flexible to equestrian or horticulture too.”

Church Stretton is just three miles away, with primary and secondary schools, train station, leisure centre, independent shops and restaurants; Much Wenlock has similar facilities while Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Telford are all easy commutes. Superb walks, excellent riding and cycling – are on the doorstep in this AONB. Marketed with a guide price of £750,000, call Balfours Estate Agents Ludlow on 01584 707100.

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Woodgate Farm Front

Woodgate Farm Grounds

Woodgate Farm Plan

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Unique Barn with Paddocks


Oak Barn combines the wow factor with location, convenience and land. It provides four en-suite bedrooms at Stanwardine Park Farm, two miles from Baschurch and with Shrewsbury and Oswestry equidistance, each some ten miles.

The Ultimate Wow Factor

Head of sales at Balfours, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., says: “The former Jinney ring provides the ultimate wow factor, in this wonderfully proportioned home. It is now part of the living room incorporating a raised woodburner. The Jinney Ring area was where once a horse powered the mill, hence an octagonal footprint; today with floor to ceiling glazing.

Returning through double doors into the main house is the spacious eight metre, by nearly five metre kitchen breakfast room, incorporating substantial granite topped island, bespoke oak cabinets plus an array of top range integrated electronics. The library is fitted with floor to ceiling classic shelving; while similar to the dining room dual aspect floor to ceiling glazing ensure ample natural light.

A utility and cloakroom complete ground floor accommodation, while stairs ascend to a long landing, leading to the master and guest bedroom with generous ensuites, together with two additional bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms.

Baschurch provides excellent facilities, from primary and secondary schools to supermarket, farmshop and much more. Several private schools are within a short commute too.

Outdoor features include private driveway, walled, well stocked gardens and a courtyard which runs the length of the property. There are two paddocks extending to 3.2 acres and a number of outdoor storage sheds. Alistair adds: “For anyone seeking something rather special, viewing is a must.” Oak Barn is marketed with a guide price of £595,000. Call Balfours on 01743 353511.

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Oak Barn Terrace

Oak Barn Lounge

Oak Barn Kitchen

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Barn With Planning Permission For Sale In Leominster


An opportunity to shape your own home, from a derelict barn with planning permission is on the market with Balfours Estate Agents in Ludlow.


Idyllic stone barn with planning and land


This stone barn is in an idyllic location and comes with 58 acres, including 1.4 acres of woodland. Crabtree Barn is situated near Lower Broxwood, 11 miles west of Leominster, Hereford and Ludlow are 16 and 22 miles respectively.

Balfours property sales manager, Ludlow, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. comments: “This is an opportunity to acquire an utterly charming stone shell – a blank canvas for a single dwelling, situated within its own land, with roadside access to the land and mains water to the barn.

He adds: “The land is relatively flat and comprises of some six fields, with a stream.” Crabtree Barn and land is marketed with a guide price of £625,000. Call Scott Kemsley on 01584 707100.

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Three Bedroom Listed Cottage For Sale Near Ludlow


An utterly charming three bedroom black and white cottage in the popular south Shropshire village of Culmington is for sale with a guide price of £280,000.

Tudor Lodge, 11 -12 Culmington, which is some six miles from Ludlow, is a quintessential pair of grade II listed English cottages – now lived as one. This comprises of three good sized ground floor rooms, namely the living room with character inglenook fireplace, the dining room and the kitchen.

The ground floor also accommodates a study, utility and shower room. There are two sets of stairs to the first floor where there are the three bedrooms.

Detached Rural Property In Shropshire With Private Parking

Joint agent, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Balfours property sales manager at Ludlow, comments: “This is one of those rare gems that don’t come on the market too often, combining village setting with a unique grade II listed home at an attractive price. Tudor Lodge is beautifully presented with feature timbers through the walls and the ceilings.”

There is a great mix of a garden with patio, lawn, fruit trees, raised beds and a greenhouse, plus gated off-road parking. For those seeking an extra retreat - a timber framed studio with power and lights, suited to home office or a hobby room, is part of the package too. Call Balfours on 01584 707100.

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Tudor Lodge Garden

Tudor Lodge Living Room

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Tendering Opens New Opportunities In Shropshire


Contract Farming Agreements – CFAs - are widespread in Shropshire and the Midlands. Contract farming makes sense because most contractors want to spread their fixed costs and are therefore prepared to negotiate competitive rates to win contracts.

It is also attractive for many farmers and landowners for a number of reasons, including inheritance tax, control, or taking advantage of economies of scale. For those who have CFAs, I wonder when you last considered an open tender? It is easy to let them roll from year to year and before you know a surprising number of years have gone by without reviewing who can best match your CFA needs.

Now is surely the time? We know farming businesses need to tighten their belts, to be resilient to the economic vagaries post Brexit and to the new domestic agricultural bill. Reassessing and controlling costs will be a key component of future proofing your business.

We have been party to the tendering process in various locations and I can confirm a strong contractor interest; particularly and as you would expect, in the larger units of land where access, field size and soil quality are compatible with today’s equipment.

The successful tender is likely to be a combination of competitive cost and team competence. These factors should give the farmer confidence that the job will be done well and in a timely manner. As part of that you need to know the contractor has the appropriate mechanisation and staff ability which are achieving the track record, not just to farm the land, but to farm it well.

With any contract farming agreements it is worth considering and consulting with regard to the benefits of business property relief and that HMRC won’t just consider it a rent. That means ensuring there is enough risk, exposure to commodity price and yields, being born by you, the farmer.

As with so much in life, cheapest is not always best, or right in your situation, but going through the tendering process could be an eye opener as to the possibilities financially as well as practically to a profitable farming partnership; as the old saying goes there is more than one way to skin a cat – though I doubt that will be politically correct whichever way we proceed. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is an Associate Partner with Balfours based at Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury.

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