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Generous Home Offers Big Splash


A swimming pool with sauna and Jacuzzi are unique selling points to be found at Avondale, Ruyton XI Towns.


A Fantasic Fun House

This edge of village property, built in 1995 benefits from a layout designed to flow through the main reception rooms, with double doors opening to provide a true party place. The entrance hall features a double staircase with double doors opening to the main reception room, with glazing to three aspects, this in turn leads into the dining room and to the lavish sunroom.

Access is gained to the kitchen breakfast room, both from the reception hall, while also directly linking with the dining room. A study, utility and cloakroom are also to be found off the hall. The pool complex with changing rooms and a full suite of facilities is to be found off the breakfast room. The pool also has glass doors to the garden.

Charlie Giffard, Balfours country house sales, comments: “This is a fantastic fun house, with generous sized rooms, five bedrooms, one en-suite plus two family bathrooms. The house has features including parquet flooring and coving; it is in need of some decoration which will enable the new incumbents to reflect their own personalities and lifestyle.”

A walled courtyard is to be found alongside a triple bay garage.  Part of the garden area benefits from planning permission for the erection of a dwelling – available by separate negotiation. Avondale is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £675,000, call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury office on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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AONB Location of Listed Hall


Uncompromised sights on every aspect are on offer at Asteron Hall, a grade two listed property providing flexible accommodation.


Amazing Location

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Asterton Hall dates back to 1680, it stands in one acre with the wild ponies of the Long Mynd in view plus the south to south west skies percolate to the Onny Valley towards the Welsh borders.

“We often say it’s all about location and this is just an amazing location,” says Balfours Ludlow Estate Agents sales manager, Scott Kemsley. Adding that the village of Wentnor is just two miles away, Church Stretton is six miles, while Shrewsbury and Ludlow are comfortable commutes at some 16 miles.

The ground floor provides a large contemporary finished kitchen, sitting room, and dining room/study. A boot room links the main house to the double garage and workshop. There are five bedrooms spread over the first and second floor, two en-suite plus a family bathroom and a large family room, perfect for hobby, fitness or study.

The lower ground floor provides a fully equipped one bedroom annex, with kitchen, large living room with sunroom, shower room and bedroom; ideal for extended family or guest accommodation including private garden.

Asterton Hall which is on the market with a guide price of £795,000 includes terrace, gardens, orchard and paddock. 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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Shrewsbury’s “Kingsland” Popular Location


Number 27 Ridgebourne Road, has much to offer in Shrewsbury’s sought after Kingsland area: A four bedroom quintessential Arts and Crafts home, with wonderful garden running to the Rad brook, plus ample parking to the front.

Wonderful Family Arts and Crafts Home For Sale in Shrewsbury

Ridgebourne Road is well placed for an excellent choice of private and state schools. While Shrewsbury’s town centre is a pleasant cycle or walk, the main trunk roads are highly accessible giving access to the Midlands and North West.

This very individual home retains much of its charming 1930s Arts and Crafts character. The reception hall is of generous and balanced proportions with the main three reception rooms off, together with a cloakroom and the staircase to the naturally lit balcony landing.

Parquet flooring is a feature in the hall and the drawing room, while pretty leaded light diamond glazing is a feature throughout, the drawing room benefits from a glazed door to the terrace. The second reception room has a wonderful bay window to the garden, while smaller bays flank the fireplace at the opposite end. Four bedrooms are served by a large bathroom and separate wc.

Outside a utility is found directly opposite the kitchen and linked to the carport and garage, with an outside wc also available. Head of sales, at Balfours, Alistair Hilton comments: “This is a wonderful family property with substantial south facing mature garden meandering down to the Rad Brook where a timber gazebo is just perfect for those summer days.” 27 Ridgebourne Road is marketed by Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury office; offers are invited over £750,000, call 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Enchantment of Old Rectory


The Old Rectory is an enchanting stone Victorian property set in more than two acres of established beautifully presented grounds. Located at Hope, four miles from Minsterly and 13 miles from Shrewsbury, the property reflects its past, situated between Holy Trinity Church and The Old School House.

A Handsome Stone Victorian Rectory For Sale in Shrewsbury

A vestibule leads to the generous hall where perfectly balanced architectural proportions are endorsed through high ceiling, skirting depth and door size, all of which are echoed throughout The Old Rectory.

It boasts three principle reception rooms, each with traditional fireplace and original coving. On the opposite side of the hall the kitchen and breakfast room are divided by two archways, with the Aga the centre stage. A useful pantry is to be found adjacent to the breakfast room.

There are currently a total of six bedrooms, four on the first floor, with two on the second with additional loft space available. The master-room benefits from a dressing room and en-suite, a second bedroom is ensuite, while two rooms share a Jack and Jill en-suite. A home office and second staircase to the attic completes the first floor.

Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton reflects: “From the driveway The Old Rectory has a very special feel; it is beautifully presented with a large stone wall shielding the garden from the parking area.” The coach house incorporates garaging and potentially a stable with mezzanine floor. Terrace steps from formal garden lead to a pond and orchard. Balfours are marketing with a guide price of £850,000, call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury office 01743 353511.

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Ask the Expert: David Parker BA (Hons), Dip.EP, MRTPI


Balfours Planning Consultant

What are the key factors for landowners in the Government’s recently released Planning White Paper? 


This is not just a cut in red tape - it is the first comprehensive re-working of the English Planning system in 73 years.  The Government’s White Paper, “Planning for the Future” has only just been published.  It will require primary and secondary legislation to make the key changes, and while this is not going to happen overnight, it will need swift action by local planning authorities once enacted. 

Sites identified for development in Local Plans will have far more certainty about them, to ensure that the new houses are delivered quickly.  Sustainable development principles will still apply – so it won’t turn bad sites into good ones – it may just bring the good ones forward sooner.  Green Belt, (AONBs), Conservation Areas, Local Wildlife Sites, areas of significant flood risk and important areas of green space will remain protected.

It is proposed to deliver more of what new communities need by capturing a greater share of the uplift in land value that comes with development. The Community Infrastructure Levy and the current system of ‘Section 106’ planning obligations will be replaced by a nationally-set flat-rate infrastructure charge.

The Government’s target is 300,000 new homes per year, and 1 million over the life of the current parliament.  They delivered 241,000 homes last year – more than any point over the last 30 years.  We don’t have to look far to see the flurry of new homes across Shropshire and its borders.

This White Paper signals significantly more to come – and that could involve land you own.

At Balfours we can work with landowners to assess proposed housing sites, giving an honest and realistic assessment of the chances of success and values.  We have an exceptional track record in calculating the odds and achieving success.

Contact: Dave Parker BA (Hons), Dip.EP, MRTPI


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Tucked Away Village Location


Three, Milloon Gardens is one of three properties to benefit from a private lane approach. This four bedroom home has three parking spaces, a double garage and an en-suite within its portfolio. On the market with Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury office, the property is found in the heart of West Felton Village – with perks including primary school and facilities associated with a thriving village.


Wonderfully Secluded Oasis For Sale in Shropshire Village

Double doors lead from the reception hall into the spacious reception room, which has a woodburner and glazing to three aspects. Doors from the hallway also lead to the dining room, dining/kitchen, downstairs cloakroom and stairs. Both the lounge and dining room benefit from access to the conservatory, while French doors lead out of the kitchen to the patio.

There are four bedrooms with the master room benefitting from en-suite and fitted wardrobes. Wardrobes are also fitted in bedroom two which has glazing to two aspects. The west facing landscaped garden with mature hedging and trees offers a wonderfully secluded oasis.

“This is a very well presented property in a great location, just a short distance off the A5 and thus providing easy access to Oswestry, with Shrewsbury 12 miles. It also has an excellent choice of private and state schooling within striking distance,” says head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton.

Balfours are marketing Three, Milloon Gardens with a guide price of £425,000, call 01743 353511 for further information.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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