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Kingsland Valley cocooned convenience


Proximity, location and space are the proud boasts of 1 Red Barn Lane, tucked into the Kingsland Valley, Shrewsbury.

Vendors, Jon and Susan Good settled here 18 years ago, Jon recalls: “We were attracted to the setting and location. The property is secluded, yet only ten minutes’ walk from Grey Friars and Kingsland Bridge; we have the Rad Brook at the bottom of the garden. For entertaining all main reception rooms open onto the terrace drawing the eye across the Kingsland Valley.”

It isn’t just the location. The house lends itself to entertaining with double doors opening into the dining room and a second pair linking dining room and sitting room. The kitchen, which was refurbished in 2012 is Jon’s favourite room; triple aspect glazing, polished stone surfaces and double ovens add a very fresh touch to the house.

The kitchen and the two reception rooms each give separate access to the terrace. Says Balfours town sales manager, Alistair Hilton, “layout is excellent maximising what is a very spacious property. For anyone seeking town convenience combined with countryside feel this is the answer,” he adds.

A log-burner offers a cosy feel to the sitting room for winter evenings. Service rooms on the ground floor comprise, utility, wc and study which could double as sixth bedroom. First floor provides master and second bedroom with en-suite and dressing room facilities, there are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Located in a nearly half acre, predominantly to lawns and mature trees, plus double garage and ample parking, Number 1 Red Barn Lane is indeed something special.  For nearly two decades the Goods and their now grown up family have enjoyed the lifestyle and convenience proffered.

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Designer home in a village location


It is rare to find a house that combines idyllic position, design flair and attention to detail – this does.  The feel is bright and crisp at Orchard House; this is the outcome of the 2010 collaboration between owners Sheila & Keith and designer, David.  They commissioned local architect David Gomersall to create a house that would make the most of a sloping site, on a rural plot in the heart of the village.  Although used to visualising for Zaha Hadid, David’s own designs combine environmental concerns with a distinctive and modern style.  Sheila’s eye for light, colour and movement informs her work as a glass artist and is reflected in the overall concept and the details; ”waves and movement informs my designs and I wanted the same in our home.”  Keith’s practice as a psychologist is shown in the balance and harmony of the house and grounds; “I wanted a house where the boundary between the outside and inside is merged.”  The end result is a stunning property incorporating a wonderful array of ash, Douglas fir and beech fixtures. Reluctantly selling due to their daughter’s ill health, the house provides a unique opportunity for buyers.

Situated in the popular village of Hanwood, less than four miles from Shrewsbury, four bedroom Orchard House commands an enviable location beside the Rea Brook and hence comes complete with fishing rights. Agent, Clemmie Radcliffe, of Balfours Property Professionals acknowledges: “This is a one off with real wow factor for anyone seeking something fresh and contemporary.” The highly flexible accommodation includes a master room with en-suite bath/shower and dressing area, two further bedrooms one of which opens to become a reading area. A fourth bedroom can be found on the lower floor, where it is equally suited as a study or entertainment room.

The lower floor provides a spacious living area; the splendid kitchen is integrated with the large sitting area and dining room with wood-burner and underfloor heating. Clever full height glazing and bi-fold doors create the versatile and superb sunroom and reception hall.  David describes how a “fine balance is played between the large windows facing south for passive solar gain and the restriction of light and excessive heat in the summer. The same can be said for views internally and into the garden and beyond, starting off with snippets and introductions and culminating in large sheets of glazing and vista from the sunroom.”

 Additional living space can be found within the double garage currently used as a studio with wood burner.  Garden sheds, greenhouse and kitchen garden complete the package.

Clemmie adds: “Hanwood has wonderful village facilities, from post office, to primary school, shop and church.” Orchard House is on the market with a guide price of £550,000 for more information call Clemmie on 01743 353511 or visit

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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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