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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:20

New build in village setting

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New and perfectly formed, the five bedroom “Felton” design executive home sits within the Tedsmore Grange development on the edge of West Felton.

Built to exacting standards by Dennis Edwards Homes and marketed with Balfours, detail includes attractive stone window lintels and a pretty open fronted porch. Underfloor heating achieves not only a cosy economically heated home, but opens up additional wall space, traditionally occupied by radiators.

Ground floor accommodation comprises of reception hall off which the cloakroom kitchen dining room and lounge are found. Double doors create a statement to the lounge, with good design maximising space, with a log burner central to two windows and French doors opening to the garden.

The kitchen diner is a wonderful open plan space full of natural light from four windows to three aspects.  It is fitted with a full range of high end units and electricals, while the adjacent utility has space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.  On the first floor there are two en-suite bedrooms with a further three bedrooms sharing the family bathroom.

Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton, he says: “The Tedsmore Grange development is found in wonderful parkland setting with numerous green spaces, local shops, school and other facilities just a short walk, offering a fabulous village lifestyle, in a new home. The towns of Shrewsbury, Chester and Oswestry, are all within an easy commute – and a double garage is part of the package.”

The Felton is marketed with a guide price of £335,250, for more information call Alistair Hilton at Balfours on 01743 353511.

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Friday, 31 March 2017 10:07

Classic frontage cocoons contemporary appeal

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The best of both worlds is to be found in this classic double fronted period terrace house, which belies its internal presentation and contemporary appeal.

Number One St George’s Street is found in the quiet Mountfields area, near Frankwell. The town centre, the Quarry Park and River Severn – with glorious walks, are all close-by, plus a good selection of private and state schools within walking distance.

This period home makes no compromises on layout, from the reception hall the living room and dining room, are to either side, each with their traditional fireplaces and each with access to the kitchen breakfast room.

Wow factor is on the menu in the kitchen breakfast room: A central island provides both storage and worktop including the kitchen sink, while the cooker is recessed into the old fireplace. French doors to the patio provide a perfect outlook from the breakfast table – and of course on a sunny morning, croissants alfresco are only a step away on the patio.

Stairs ascend from the hall to three bedrooms, including one en-suite and a family bathroom. Beyond the patio is a garage. The A5 can be easily accessed, linking to the Midland’s road network; alternatively it is a short walk to the railway station with direct links to Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and London.

Number One is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £379,995, for more information call Alistair Hilton, head of sales at Balfours on 01743 353511.

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Friday, 31 March 2017 10:04

Assets and appeal of country contemporary

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Privacy, panoramic views and a swimming pool, pile on the appeal at Shotton Farm, near Halfway House. Key features don’t stop there. This four bedroom family home has a two bedroom guest or extended family annex, two acres, two offices with kitchenette and a double garage.

Located equi-distance, ten miles from Shrewsbury and Welshpool in the hamlet of Pecknall, Shotton Farm is found beyond a long private drive in an elevated position with fabulous views over the beautiful Breidden Hills and the Marches border country west of Shrewsbury.

Balfours agent Scott Kemsley, acknowledges: “This is a unique contemporary house, very well presented maximising its location. Both the kitchen breakfast room and the master bedroom maximise the views with 180 degree glazing. There are four reception rooms, plus reception hall, utility, pantry and freezer room. There is also a fabulous large snooker room.”

On the first floor two double rooms are en-suite and a further two bedrooms share the family bathroom. The annex comprises of hall, open plan living room with kitchenette, shower room and two bedrooms. Says Scott: “The total footprint at Shotton Farm, incorporating a double garage and two good sized offices account for 482 square metres.”

Balfours are marketing Shotton Farm with a guide price of £875,000, for more information call Scott Kemsley on 01743 353511.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 16:38

Two bedroom cottage no chain

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A truly traditional and unspoilt two bedroom cottage, set in nearly a quarter acre, is on the market with Balfours.

Holly Cottage is located less than 8 miles from the M6, in the pretty hamlet of Sugnall, under three miles from the popular market town of Eccleshall and some ten miles from Newport, Stafford and Market Drayton. Overlooking an unspoilt rural landscape, the property is accessed via a gravel driveway.

The dining, reception hall leads to the living room and kitchen.  The living room has a traditional fireplace. The kitchen is fitted with a good selection of storage cupboards and worktop; beyond is the utility which gives another useful space for storage and household services. There is also a brick garden store.

There are two first floor bedrooms, one has a pretty fireplace, both share a bathroom across the landing. Exposed internal timber framework and beams endorse this traditional cottage which is presented freshly decorated throughout.

Agent, Duncan Scobie, of Balfours says: “This is a fabulous cottage, both unspoilt and in a great location for anyone wishing to enjoy the countryside with wonderful rural walks, including Sugnall Walled Garden, close by; Yet with easy access to the motorway network and London via Stafford station.

Balfours are marketing Holly Cottage with a guide price of £225,000, with no upward chain. For more information call Duncan Scobie on 01743 353511.

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:00

Prime location - prestigious apartment

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Prime location and refined living, best describe qualities of this one bedroom apartment within a Shrewsbury landmark listed building.

Number Six, Kingsland Bridge Mansions is located in a conservation area - within a short walk of Shrewsbury town centre – and even closer to the Quarry Park and River Severn. Accessed from the ground floor main Mansion entrance hall, the apartment also enjoys its own private hallway with all rooms off.

The main accommodation is a fabulous semi open plan set of rooms with the kitchen dining room divided by a gallery and two steps down to the sitting room area.

The living room is true to its architectural calibre with high ceilings, an abundance of natural light thanks to sash window and French doors to a charming balcony. From the balcony a wonderful vista reveals itself of the landscaped courtyard with lawns – a true sanctuary, but without the horticultural commitment in this shared space.

On the market with Balfours, head of sales, Alistair Hilton comments: “This is a prestigious and well-presented apartment, achieving a superb living space in the heart of the town. All amenities, from commerce to retail and from leisure to restaurants within walking distance, though the property does come with a parking space.

Six Kingsland Mansions is marketed with a guide price of £240,000, for more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:35

Lifestyle home and steading

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Seven and a half acres, of picturesque paddocks and garden surround Llanerch Farm, located some two miles from Church Stoke, near Hyssington a village nestled between Montgomery and Bishops Castle.

The four bedroom farmhouse provides a traditional farmhouse kitchen breakfast room with kitchen island and two oven Aga with combined central heating boiler. Ground floor space also incorporates a good sized entrance hall with cloakroom, dining room, living room and utility. Both the dining room and the living room have log burners, the dining room has French doors to the garden, while the living room has glazing to two aspects, ensuring an abundance of natural light.

The four bedrooms on the first floor are configured with one ensuite and a family bathroom. Outside there is a separate office, double garage, dutch barn and stables together with other outbuildings. The farmhouse is surrounded by mature gardens, with paddocks beyond.

Agent Scott Kemsley of Balfours, says: “This is a fabulous property and location for anyone who enjoys a rural lifestyle.  Wonderful walks and rides are on the doorstep throughout the renowned Marches area including Offa’s Dyke. Yet the unspoilt character market towns of Montgomery and Bishops Castle are each only some seven miles away, with Shrewsbury and Ludlow some 20 miles.”

LLanerch Farm is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £570,000. For more information call Scott Kemsley on 01743 353511.

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Monday, 27 March 2017 09:41

Bond on the Edge

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An impeccable James Bond style country house, with its own, skyfall private runway and helicopter access set within 44 acres has been launched to the market by Balfours.

Edge Farm is located 40 miles west of Birmingham, at East Wall, the stunning contemporary country house, built in 2014, also provides storage barns totalling 14,500 square feet, a three car garage, brick barn with planning consent for office or leisure use, plus stables under construction.

Agent, Duncan Scobie of Balfours, “Edge Farm wants for nothing, it is located in a fabulous private location between Church Stretton and Much Wenlock, yet only 40 miles from Birmingham. Residential accommodation extends to 9,000 square feet over four levels and 21st century technology fully embraced.”

A spectacular kitchen breakfast family room incorporating bi-fold walls of glass provides the hub with a further three reception rooms, plus a hugely generous reception hall. Each of the three bedrooms on the first floor is accessed off the gallery landing; all are en-suite with the master suite incorporating a dressing room.

There are a further four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor. While the utility is on the groundfloor, the basement provides for a laundry room, plant room, plus spacious media and games rooms, office and store.

Edge Farm, East Wall, is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £2m, for more information call Duncan Scobie on 01743 353511.

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Friday, 24 March 2017 12:42

Convenience and comfort in new build bungalow

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Tedsmore Grange is a development meticulously designed to maximise a wonderful parkland setting on the edge of the popular village of West Felton.

Number 26 is one of only five bungalows within the development of the “Haughton model” which features beautifully crafted workmanship internally and externally. Perfect for comfort and convenience the reception hall provides access to the lounge, kitchen diner, master bedroom with en-suite, plus a further two bedrooms with shared bathroom. There is also a utility and cloakroom.

Agent, Alistair Hilton, of Balfours comments: “This bungalow achieves a brilliant balance between space and facilities, the kitchen is fully equipped with today’s requisites as is the utility. In the lounge a wood-burning stove creates a homely focal point and utilises sustainable energy. The kitchen diner is also fitted with French doors to the garden, effectively achieving two places to eat and drink with ease.

“Tedsmore is in a fabulous location benefitting from local village amenities including shops, village hall and dedicated green open spaces with mature trees. Meanwhile Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Chester are all within easy striking distance and a new build garage is part of the package too,” he adds.

Balfours are marketing 26 Tedsmore Grange, with a guide price of £275,000. For more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:43

Midlands moves up property ladder

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House prices in the Midlands are increasing faster than anywhere else in the UK.

The West Midlands saw annual house prices increase by 4.2 per cent to £213,000, according to figures released by Right Move. The news has been welcomed by Balfours sales manager, Alistair Hilton, who says the figures endorse the positive economy throughout the region.

He says: “We have seen steady sustainable increases in the past few years; however lack of property coming to the market has been a limiting factor. However since the New Year our phones have been buzzing with prospective vendors who are now feeling confident about the market too.”

The Midlands price surge illustrates a phase of catch-up, with the London residential market currently experiencing modest growth of 0.9 per cent, making it one of the bottom three regions in terms of price rises. However, homes in the capital still cost more than double the national average, standing at £650,000.

The average UK home now costs £310,000 following the second highest March increase in a decade, as demand continues to outstrip supply of available homes across the country.

Alistair adds: “We are seeing people who have held off for several years now wanting to make the move and launch their property to market. Furthermore buyers are keeping their finger on the button, quite literally to ensure that if the property of their aspirations is launched they are ready to view and ultimately make an offer.”

He says Balfours, which operates throughout Shropshire and bordering counties achieved its best start to the year ever. “We are seeing a significant number of house hunters on our books from outside the region. The Midlands is perceived to be excellent value for money, with a good work life balance.

House builders are now bringing developments to fruition which have been a long time in the planning, so we are seeing more new stock coming to the market than probably anytime since the financial downturn in 2008. And mortgages are more available and affordable, than they have been for some years too – factors which are encouraging new comers onto the property ladder.

“All of these factors bode well for positive and sustainable increases in Midlands house prices,” concludes Alistair Hilton. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friday, 17 March 2017 17:18

Victorian values excel

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A beautifully proportioned and presented entrance hall provides a glowing first impression at Forncet. This Victorian five/six bedroom property is located half a mile from Wem town centre and 12 miles from Shrewsbury. Crewe station is just 25 miles. The property comes with its original coach house.

True to the values of Victorian living the entrance hall has a pair of leaded light front doors, which bathes light onto the most exquisite traditional tiled floor. The hall is broad and provides access to three reception rooms and the kitchen.

From either the hall or a side entrance the rear lobby gives access to the utility, two pantries and second staircase at the top of which are currently the office and a second bathroom.  From the rear landing access is to the main landing and front staircase, off which a further five bedrooms and bathroom are to be found.

Agent, Scott Kemsley, of Balfours says: “Forncet, is a beautifully presented Victorian property – with a huge amount to offer. Within the Coach House are two stables, a tack room and the coach house, with three storage rooms above. The property also has traditional storage and two greenhouses to serve the kitchen and main gardens.”

Balfours are marketing Forncet with a guide price of £550,000, for more information call Scott Kemsley on 01743 353511.

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