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An evening of film


Balfours joined with FBC Manby Bowdler to host a film evening recently (April 7), commencing with a drinks reception at Balfours’ office in The Square, Shrewsbury – then slipping across to The Old Market Hall in the Square where guests were treated to a private viewing of Youth, starring Michael Caine.

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Pictured at the drinks reception

Naomi Nicholas, Paul Nicholas, Carla Risdon, Louise Leadbetter and Abigail Barker.

Tim Main, Andrew Young and Jackie Young

Olivia Conway, Laura Conway, Nicky Conway and Joan Gregory

Alistair Hilton and Hazel Stephan

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Exhilaration of mountains, beaches and woodlands on doorstep


A five bedroom house dating back to the 17th century, together with three cottages set in six acres is on the market with a guide price of £850,000.

Lodge Park, which dates back to the 17th century,  is situated beyond a private drive, one mile from the village of Tre’ R Ddol, equi distance from Machynlleth and Aberystwyth, some nine miles each way. The much loved Ynyslas beach is just four miles away.

Agent, Tim Main of Balfours, says, “This is a phenomenal package for anyone seeking a lifestyle or business, adjacent to the Snowdonia National Park, renowned for walking, climbing, canoeing and mountain biking; with the beach and sea on the doorstep too . The six acres of grounds incorporating formal and walled gardens is set within Forestry Commission woodland.”

The main house has four reception rooms; layout currently comprises kitchen breakfast room, dining room, each with bay window, sitting room with three magnificent bays, study, utlity and wc. On the first floor there are five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Within the main house an annex offers kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room and games room.

Within the grounds are a two bedroom bungalow, a three bedroom Coach House and a pretty three bedroom cottage with balcony, currently used as an office.

Says Tim: “This is a fascinating opportunity for a family and or business to live the dream, it has tremendous potential within a most idyllic and dramatic landscape.” For more information call Tim on 01743 353511.

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Lodge Park 3bed cottage

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Lodge Park reception room

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Rental demand increasing as supply wavers


Shropshire’s residential rental property demand is outstripping supply and more stocks are needed, says one of the county’s leading estate agents.

Balfours Senior Letting Agent, Charlotte George, MARLA, says, her experience reflects figures released by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors which reports growth in tenant demand for the fourteen month in a row. The strength of demand is in contrast to supply.

Charlotte explains: “Lettings are doing extremely well across the board, but there isn’t the stock to meet demand. The fact is that even if a property has a lot of viewings, ultimately it can only go to one tenant, leaving a lot still looking.”

She says demand is across the rental market - size and location. A two bedroom rural cottage was snapped up on the first viewing last week. Meanwhile block viewings were organised for a four bedroom executive house with multiple applications submitted. Unless more rental properties come to the market, it is possible that rental prices could be pressurised upwards.

While according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA,) the past two months has seen many landlords acquiring property before the extra stamp duty tax on second home purchases came into force on April 1, any benefit of that supply is yet to filter through.

“We have seen demand consistently increasing for more than a year; conversely supply is the lowest it has been for the same period. Therefore I would urge landlords who have property to let, to speak to their agent and bring it to market as soon as possible, to tap into the current hunger and the traditional seasonal spring flurry,” Charlotte adds. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Residential development without obstructions


A development site with outline planning permission for residential development has been launched to the market.

Set in the middle of Beulah village, near the village shop the 2.93 acres comes with confirmation from Powys Council there is no requirement for a section 106 agreement or any capital contributions by way of affordable housing or CIL.

Agent, Tim Main of Balfours, says: “This is an excellent site which is level and well drained, without obstructions. Further, Welsh Water has confirmed that their local mains sewage treatment plant can take an additional 15 houses without any contribution to capital works.”

The Beulah site, which has a guide price of £300,000, is found four miles from Llanwrtyd Wells and eight miles from Builth Wells, adjacent to the A483. For more information call Tim Main on 01743 353511.

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Beulah development land

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To let – stunning views with amenities close by


An idyllic four bedroom rural retreat, River View House, lives up to its name with far reaching stunning views over the River Severn and towards the Wrekin, is available to let.

River View House is approached through the rolling countryside of Buildwas Park, nestled between Cressage and Much Wenlock.

Charlotte George, MARLA, Senior Negotiator for Balfours says: “The property offers a fabulous setting, yet is within easy reach of Cressage and Much Wenlock, with primary and secondary schools, both of which are less than four miles away, while  Shrewsbury and Telford are each 11 miles.”

The spacious accommodation comprises of a large entrance hall, sitting room with open fire, glazing to three aspects and French doors to the garden, kitchen breakfast room, separate dining room, study/snug, utility and guest cloak. The master bedroom benefits from en-suite facilities, with three additional bedrooms sharing the family bathroom.

Charlotte adds: “This is a fabulous ‘ready to go’ property with double glazing and oil central heating. There is a large garden and ample parking.” River View House is available at £1,300pcm. For more information call Charlotte George on 01743 277069.

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Hobby and horse country home


His and her studies or hobby rooms are among the assets of The Mill, at Wykey near Ruyton XI Towns.

This four bedroom property, located eight and 12 miles from Oswestry and Shrewsbury respectively also provides three stables and five acres of paddocks, orchard and gardens. Ruyton XI Towns with primary school and Packwood Haugh Preparatory School are just two miles away; Private schools at Oswestry, Ellesmere, Adcote and Moreton are all within easy commute.

This well designed and presented barn conversion, benefits from a reception hall with access to the main ground floor rooms. The two key areas are: The semi open plan kitchen breakfast room which extends to a spacious 4.5 metres by 8.5 metres; the split level sitting room and drawing room which are even more spacious; in all providing superb areas for entertaining.

Both studies are of balanced proportions of some 12 metres square – and of course could be used for all manner of purposes: a dedicated room for sewing, fitness or music, where the equipment does not have to be put away and is always on hand to enjoy.

There is also a ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower room. A further three bedrooms are to be found on the first floor, one en-suite and two sharing the family bathroom.

On the market with Balfours, agent, Clemmie Daborn comments: “The Mill is located on the edge of the hamlet of Wykey, surrounded by farmland. It has five acres and three stables, plus double garage and store rooms. The land incorporates paddocks, an orchard and garden.”

The Mill is on the market with a guide price of £545,000 for more information call Clemmie Daborn on 01743 353511.

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The Mill terrace

The Mill courtyard

The Mill garden

The Mill bedroom

The Mill kitchen

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