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Four Bed Impeccable Contemporary Finish


Fresh, contemporary, with an abundance of natural light, these are the unique selling points of this four bedroom home at Harmer Hill, just six miles from Shrewsbury.


Well-lit Contemporary Feel Found at The Pines, For Sale in Shropshire

Three The Pines, is found at Lower Road, Harmer Hill where an active Village Hall, pretty Chapel and local pub provide a thriving social hub, Yorton train station is less than two miles, with regular trains to Crewe and Shrewsbury.

Large and airy, the entrance hall with refined oak doors and bannister sets the scene for the quality associated with this Shingler Homes’ 21st century build. There are four bedrooms, with the guest room and master room, both with en-suite – the master-room serenades with a Juliet balcony. Bedrooms three and four are both of good proportions include fitted wardrobes and share the main bathroom.

Head of sales, Alistair Hilton comments: “One of the jewels of The Pines is its delightful and well-presented modern white gloss kitchen with grey quartz work tops and island. The adjacent dining area benefits from French doors to the terrace and garden. In the lounge a wood-burner and large glazed window offer a well-lit contemporary feel. Throughout this property, the finish is impeccably presented and good to go,” he adds.

An external wc, utility, garage and carport complete this package. Three The Pines is marketed by Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury office with a guide price of £450,000. Call 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Details Page.

3 The Pines Main

3 The Pines Garden

3 The Pines Kitchen

3 The Pines Living Room


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Stamp Duty Welcome Boost to Economy and Wellbeing


Home owners still want and need to move house for numerous reasons despite, or in a few cases because of, the pandemic. That’s the feed-back from Shropshire residents to one of the county’s leading estate agents. 


Stamp Duty Cut

“The chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s temporary cut in stamp duty is a welcome boost,” says head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton. Since the easing of lock down we have seen a number of sales go through. What we are now hoping is that the stamp duty cut will give a boost of confidence to those considering putting their property on the market. 

The recent announcement which raises the threshold on stamp duty to £500,000 until end of March 2021, should give those who are serious about moving the confidence to make that happen. Changes in stamp duty are nothing new; we have had four changes in the last ten years.

Now a house priced at £500,000 will save £15,000; even at £600,000 the bill will only be £5,000, when it would have previously been £20,000.

“Reading between the lines there is a chance that in next year’s spring budget the Chancellor’s won’t simply return stamp duty to what it was.  For most of us our home is the most expensive and prized purchase we will ever make, so to keep the market moving is not only a critical part of the UK’s economy, but also fundamental to our wellbeing  and therefore one worth nurturing in these difficult times,” Alistair adds.

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The Office in The Square Is Open for Business


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Shropshire to Benefit From Slashing Red Tape


Opportunity to convert and rebuild redundant commercial and residential buildings to new homes has been welcomed by one of the county’s leading estate agents.


A Breath of Fresh Air

According to Alistair Hilton, head of sales at Balfours, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s announcement last week (June 30) is a breath of fresh air amid these hugely difficult times. “Cutting red tape and giving greater freedom for buildings and land in town centres to change use without planning permission and create new homes from the regeneration of vacant and redundant buildings is a meaningful prescription to aid the economic recovery,” Alistair acknowledges.

“It could be argued that the government’s new regulations dubbed ‘project speed’ and due to take effect from September, is targeted at the big cities but without doubt it will have a significant effect on the market towns of Shropshire too. We all know that even before the pandemic there were shops and other commercial properties boarded up, a situation with its origins in bureaucratic red tape, consumers making more purchases online and the uncertainty of Brexit: A situation which was likely to get worse as a result of Covid 19.”

Alistair adds: “This is certainly an ambitious plan targeted at re-booting our pandemic struck economy. Over and above the massive spend in ‘shovel’ ready funding; at the heart of Boris’ announcement is the simplification of the planning process. From September this really will begin to ease pressures caused on the supply of homes and ensure the property market drives the UK’s economic recovery."


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Town’s Old Meadow – Blue-Chip Home


Amber Rise, a fine 21st century build end of terrace town house for sale in Shrewsbury, with exceptional views over the River Severn and quality craftmanship throughout.


Flexible Three / Four Bedroom Home

Situated at the Old Meadow, Shrewsbury, accessibility to the town centre and train station are each within easy walking distance. This flexible three, four bedroom home benefits from an entrance hall with access to the integral garage. The ground floor drawing room is a delight, with two pairs of French doors to the garden; this room could equally be utilised as a fourth bedroom, having a kitchenette off and access to cloakroom.

The hall stairway ascends to the kitchen with good sized dining area which has glazing to two aspects and access to one of two balconies. The other balcony can be enjoyed beyond the French doors of the living room. The first floor benefits from the convenience of a cloakroom too. There are two en-suite bedrooms on the second floor with a third room having its own bathroom.

Agent, Alistair Hilton observes: “Amber Rise is blue-chip in so many ways: The exceptional views from balconies and bay windows, the quality of craftsmanship associated with David Wilson Homes, its proximity to the town centre and its security within this gated development.”

Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury are marketing Amber Rise, including two additional parking spaces with a guide price of £570,000, call 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

17 Amber Rise Main

17 Amber Rise Balcony View

17 Amber Rise Balcony

17 Amber Rise Kitchen Diner

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Shropshire’s Assets Ramp Up Housing Demand


Shropshire’s attraction as a good place to live in the new world of Covid is ramping up demand according to one of the county’s leading agents. New enquiries are partially driven by the county’s sparse population the absence of a city and the revelation of successful homeworking for many.


Increase in Rural Property Interest

“We have had an incredibly busy June, both completing sales that were under offer as lock-down began, but more significantly from  people who have formulated plans for new beginnings while under the “stay home” curfew,” explains Alistair Hilton, head of sales at Balfours.

“Our figures reflect findings of Propertymark which reported that demand in May was 12 per cent up compared to the same month a year ago – and we found that trend strengthened exponentially in June, with both visits to our website, enquiries by phone and email all surging.

“We have always enjoyed additional demand driven by our London office. However last month saw a marked increase in buyers from the south and interest in rural properties. This reflects Shropshire’s attraction, not only as one of England’s most sparsely populated counties with a wonderfully diverse landscape and cultural hubs, but also its central position – ideal for homeworking punctuated with visits to cities, without having one itself!”

It is housing stocks which are now in need of replenishment for the Shropshire agent. Propertymark figures reflect that supply of housing was 15 per cent down compared to May last year. “At Balfours a significant number of sales exchanged and completed during June, our stocks would reflect that, so we are now busy rebooting housing stocks,” Alistair adds.


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