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Shrewsbury Town Centre Development Opportunity For Sale


A fascinating opportunity to develop a fine Georgian town centre property, offering several living design options, is for sale with Balfours Estate Agents.

Wealth of Character 

Merchant House, 68 Mardol is situated in a prime location in the historic town of Shrewsbury. Accommodation is via a staircase to the first and second floor. There are drawings to provide either a three bedroom home with roof terrace, or two separate dwellings each with two bedrooms, or a hybrid of the two. 

On the market with a guide price of £265,000, the grade II listed property has a wealth of character including panelling and oak timbers, having once been owned by an importer of fine Italian fabrics. Now it provides the opportunity for an entrepreneur to enhance with 21st century luxury fixtures and ambience.

Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton, explains: “This is a captivating opportunity internally and externally with shops, theatre, river walks, train and bus station, plus the Quarry Park all within easy walking distance. Furthermore the planning permission has no time constraints.” Call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Location, Size and Opportunity to Improve


A four bedroom home with huge potential, in the sought after Rowley Park, within walking distance of the Stafford Train Station is on the market.

Opportunity for Bespoke Family Home For Sale in Stafford

Number 44 St John’s Road, Stafford, boasts one of the largest plots within Rowley Park and comes with the potential for some updating. It is on the market with Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury, with a guide price of £585,000.

Agent, Charlie Giffard of Balfours says: “The size and scope of the property makes it a very attractive proposition. Replacement windows were installed some four years ago, but there is opportunity for additional improvements to create a bespoke family home in a much sought after location.”

Currently the ground floor comprises of entrance hall, three reception rooms, a study, kitchen pantry, utility, rear hall, cloakroom, shower room and an office /family room. Charlie adds: “The reception rooms have wonderful generous glazing: The drawing and sitting rooms with large bay windows, while the dining room has bi-fold doors leading to the garden.”

There are four bedrooms, three with wash basins and fitted wardrobes, plus a family bathroom and an additional wc. A loft room on the second floor offers additional space and great potential, subject to necessary planning consent.

Number 44 benefits from an exceptionally large garden, the plot incorporates garage, parking and greenhouse. Call Balfours on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Town House with Additional Accommodation For Sale in Prees


This grade II listed townhouse is of generous proportions, with an annexed former consulting suite with planning permission to convert to residential accommodation.

A Wonderful Package with Tremendous Potential

Walford House, Prees, dates back to the 18th century, with all of its rooms being of well-balanced lavish proportions. The entrance hall offers access to a large living room with feature fireplace and French doors to the extensive terrace and garden. Across the hallway is the breakfast room which directly joins the kitchen. The dining room sits opposite the kitchen and benefits from French doors also to the terrace and garden. While a boot room, with wet room and wc complete the ground floor, cellars below ground provide additional storage space.

There are four bedrooms on the first floor, together with a study, a family bathroom and a separate wc. The second floor provides an additional two generous bedrooms and two very good storage spaces, together with a large shower room.

Attached to the main house is the former surgery providing an additional 1,500 square feet, enough to provide a two bedroom annexe, with its own front door. In addition a large two storey outbuilding offers general storage facility. Parking for three cars is to be found, together with the west facing garden surrounded by mature borders.

Agent, Charlie Giffard comments: “This is a wonderful package, with many facets and therefore with tremendous potential to be maximised in so many ways. While in the heart of a peaceful residential community, there is a thriving primary school and many other assets associated with a small town, including a train station running between Manchester and Cardiff. The town is five miles each from Whitchurch and Wem.

Walford House is marketed with a guide price of £450,000, call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Comprehensive Calendar


A comprehensive calendar of essential and indulgence sporting and rural dates are available in one place with the Balfours calendar.

As the year races on there are some must do events and others nice to do, but it can be frustrating when they miss to go in the diary, whether that’s on your hardcopy, phone or computer. Why not scan through now and add the ones you don’t want to miss in 2020?

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Act to Tie Welsh Landlords In for Longer


Proposed changes by the Welsh Government will double the length of time before a landlord can obtain possession at the beginning of a periodic standard contract from six months to one year; providing the tenant does not breach the terms of the contract.

Currently in Wales a landlord cannot obtain possession, again assuming no breach, until two months after giving notice which, in turn cannot be served within the first four months – equating to a total of six months.

However, the Bill currently being considered to amend the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016, which has not yet been implemented, would extend both those periods: Namely the landlord will be required to give at least six months’ notice and this cannot be served until six months after contract commencement, meaning a total of twelve months – double the current minimum contract length.

After the initial period the Bill proposes Landlords wanting mandatory possession will be required to serve six months’ notice rather than the current two months. The Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill is currently going through evidence sessions and should the Bill be passed it is anticipated to come into force in Spring 2021. 

Charlotte George MARLA, Head of Lettings. 


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Kingsland - Period Contemporary


A period home in one of Shrewsbury’s most sought after locations, combined with an interior which has been successfully extended to offer a superb design layout, with exemplary contemporary finishes is for sale with Balfours Estate Agents.

The striking detached four bedroom home, number Nine Ridgebourne Road, Kingsland, is located within walking distance of Shrewsbury town centre, plus top class private and state schooling. Major cities to the north and Midlands, plus airports are easily commutable.

Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton comments: “This house has significant appeal as a result of being sympathetically extended to provide a wonderfully light modern classic home.”

Hub to the home the kitchen breakfast room has double doors to the dining room, with the drawing room linking through. The kitchen with serviced island opens through French doors to the terrace, while the drawing room benefits from bi-fold doors. Beyond is a beautifully presented south westerly facing garden, naturally softening with mature trees as it ebbs the Bow Brook.

A study, utility and downstairs cloakroom, complete the ground floor. The master and guest room benefit from en-suites. A single garage and courtyard parking for five vehicles completes this appealing package, which is marketed with a guide price of £745,000. Call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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