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Milking town and country


The best of all worlds can be found in The Milking Parlour at Hoards Park Barns, less than one mile from the historic market town of Bridgnorth, while enjoying rural setting.

Converted in 2001 this former farm building has charm and character, while serving up spacious living and four bedrooms.

The magnificent timber beams serve as great reminders of its past and none more so than in the living room with large inglenook. The kitchen/dining room encompasses an island and fitted cupboards and a larder, with ample space too for a farmhouse table.

On the first floor are four bedrooms, the large master room with en-suite, two double bedrooms, a smaller room and family bathroom. Agent, Clemmie Radcliffe of Balfours Property Professionals says: “This is a great lifestyle property; there are French doors from the dining area to the patio, with outlooks to open countryside.”

The property also benefits from a lawned garden, five parking spaces, a storage building and there is a kennel and Wendy House each with electric – enough to keep all members of the family happy.

The Milking Parlour is marketed with a guide price of £420,000. For more information call Clemmie Radcliffe on 01743 353511.

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Kingsland apartment – an eye to the future


An exclusive apartment within Shrewsbury’s landmark and hugely characterful Kingsland Bridge Mansions, has been launched to the market by Balfours property professionals.

Number 25 Kingsland Bridge Mansions, is a first floor, two bedroom apartment. ”This is a superbly presented town centre apartment,” says Balfours residential sales town manager, Alistair Hilton.

He continues: “The entrance hallway leads to a generous dining area, adjacent to the kitchen. The sitting room maximises this magnificent buildings’ character, with high ceilings and wonderful window placements overlooking Murivance.”

Off from the entrance hall are two bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room; there is an additional bathroom. The grand main staircase and lift give access to the apartment, while the shared gardens link to allocated car parking beyond which is residents’ right of way directly to Shrewsbury Quarry and the River Severn, providing wonderful walking.

Alistair adds: “This apartment represents the opportunity to enjoy a lifestyle within close proximity of Shrewsbury town centre, revered for its shopping and with a great mix of restaurants, plus vibrant social society. Of course it heralds a great history too, having served as an Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital from 1881 until 1998.”

25, Kingsland Bridge Mansions is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £280,000. For more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

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FBT on 300 acres of prime land at Newport, Shropshire


An exciting opportunity to take nearly 300 acres of highly productive pasture and arable land at Newport, Shropshire, on a Farm Business Tenancy has been launched to the market. Land at Park Farm, Aqualate, is available as a whole or in four lots on an initial six and a half year FBT commencing 25 March 2015.

Currently lots one, two and three are down to grass leys, with lot one comprising of some 46 acres; lot two 50 acres and lot three 102 acres. Lot four amounts to nearly 100 acres and is currently cropped with Miscanthus, however this will be harvested this Spring and the land will be available once cleared.

Agent, Andrew Liddiment, of Balfours Property Professionals says: “Such opportunities are rare and while the majority of the 297.48 acres has been down to pasture, this may go under the plough. The land is generally flat to undulating and benefits from good access and useful field sizes. We have an open day to view the land on Friday, February 20, when interested parties are welcome to visit.”

Park Farm has good access off the A518, via private farm track to lots one to three and directly off the highway to lot four. The land is serviced by a private water supply and there is opportunity to take farm buildings by separate negotiation.

Tenders are to be submitted by 2 March 2015, for more details telephone Andrew Liddiment on 01588 673314 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Popular Hamlet with schools nearby


A great opportunity to purchase a four bedroom home located in the pretty and popular hamlet of Yeaton, seven miles north of Shrewsbury is marketed by Balfours Property Professionals.

Frankbrook has been extended on several occasions to now provide a spacious entrance hall, three reception rooms, kitchen and four service rooms. Each reception room has endearing features, including southerly outlooks to the South Shropshire hills; original beams and feature fireplace; while the kitchen is equipped with a Rayburn.

Balfours agent, Clemmie Radcliffe, says: “This property offers an idyllic rural setting, yet close to the county town – and ten minutes from the road networks to the North and the Midlands. It is a great location and also has a full complement of local amenities at Baschurch and Bomere Heath, including primary and secondary schools.”

Frankbrook sits in a large garden, accessed via a private drive where there is ample parking. The gardens are mainly laid to lawns, partially retained by a character wall and a number of mature trees.


Balfours Property Professionals are marketing Frankbrook with a guide price of £350,000. For more information call Tim Main on 01743 353511 or visit

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Surge of surfing house hunters yields three horse race


The surge of surfing house hunters post Christmas will have a third choice come mid January.

As the number of people hunting a new home online surge in January to more than two million, according to Rightmove data; a new online property portal is to be launched.

Founder member of the estate agents’ new website, Tim Main, head of sales at Balfours Property Professionals, says “this is great news for house hunters. It has been a two horse race for some time, with Rightmove and Zoopla dominating. “ is backed by estate agents nationwide and already represents 4,000 offices post launch on January 26.”

He adds: “We find that people take their eye off the housing market Christmas week, but once we turn the corner into the New Year, the phones are ringing loud as vendors and buyers start to put their life on track for the forthcoming year.”

Shropshire is well represented on the new website, with a number of leading agents including Balfours signed up as “gold” founder members. For potential vendors seeking to market their home Mr Main says, “Put your house in order and on the market now, that way it will have an established presence when nature turns spring on and the traditional spring sales blossom.” will be a new place to view hundreds of thousands of properties to buy or rent all over the UK with all properties on offer from locally based estate or letting agents.


Pictured Tim Main head of sales at Balfours welcomes the new property website.

Issued by and more information from Joy Fox PR 01743 718801

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Fruitful property provides paddocks near Pontesbury


Location, living space and paddocks are among the fruits offered up at Apple Tree Cottage.

This five bedroom property is found at The Radleth, near Plealey; an idyllic spot, yet only six miles from Shrewsbury and with a full suite of services available in Pontesbury, one and a half miles down the road.

Agent, Clemmie Radcliffe of Balfours comments: “Living accommodation is very spacious with the kitchen diner extending 21 feet by 16 feet and the sitting room is of similar proportions. A focal point in the sitting room is the wood burning stove, plus picture windows which present an abundance of light and great views. The ground floor also has a study area, plus separate utility, boot and cloak rooms.”

There are five bedrooms, the en-suite master bedroom enjoying wonderful triple aspect views. The second bedroom has an en-suite shower, while three further bedrooms share the family bathroom.

A timber barn provides additional family space incorporating an outside playroom/garden room. Stables and several store rooms ensure ample facilities to service the two paddocks, plus the large garden and orchard, from which this pretty cottage derives its name.

Apple Tree Cottage is offered with a guide price of £450,000. For more information call Clemmie Radcliffe on 01743 353511 or visit



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