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Wednesday, 05 October 2016 00:00

Development land near Oswestry

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Development land near Oswestry, Outline Planning Permission with approved Reserved Matters’ for 13 residential dwellings is on the market.  Hengoed development is situated in a rural position bordering the hamlet of Hengoed.

The land extends to 1.7 acres and is for sale with outline planning approval. The site is marketed by Balfours, as a whole, or two lots. Lot one comprises of five residential dwellings is marketed with a guide price of £200,000. 

Alistair Hilton of Balfours comments: “Hengoed development is well placed with Oswestry is just three miles away providing a full suite of amenities. The location offers an excellent mix of state and private schools within the vicinity. For commuters to Shrewsbury, 18 miles; Chester 24 miles; the Midlands and North West are also within easy reach.”

The whole site has a guide price of £400,000; for more information call Alistair Hilton of Balfours on 01743 353511.

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Friday, 30 September 2016 00:00

Cottage in popular village under £200,000

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A pretty end of terrace cottage situated on the edge of Minsterley has been launched to the market.

1 Furlong Cottages provides three bedrooms and is marketed with a guide price of £179,000 by Balfours.

Agent Duncan Scobie, says: “This is a lovely cottage offering a good sized living room with an archway through to the kitchen, dining room.  The dining room area has French doors opening to a decked terrace.  The kitchen area has a Smeg dual fuel range cooker and Belfast sink. Beyond the working area of the kitchen is a utility room.

The first floor comprises of three bedrooms with the main having a feature vaulted ceiling and windows to each aspect. There is a family bathroom with electric shower over the bath.

Outside a paved drive provides ample parking, while the rear garden includes a covered BBQ/entertaining area, with chimney, the garden also has lawn, shrubs and trees, plus an area suitable for a hot-tub.

Duncan adds: “The wonderful thing about 1 Furlong Cottages is that all mainstream amenities are within walking distance, primary school, public house, service station with mini-mart. In addition there is a regular bus service to Shrewsbury. Significantly this property also has no upward chain.”

For more information about 1 Furlong Cottages call Duncan Scobie on 01743 353511.

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Friday, 30 September 2016 00:00

Terraced period house, perfect proximity

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A period, terraced three bedroom house, on the sought after Copthorne Road, has been launched to the market by Balfours.

191 Copthorne Road has been sympathetically modernised and is well presented to provide an entrance hall with access to the ground floor reception rooms, kitchen, cloakroom and stairs to the first floor. The dining room and living room provide open plan double reception rooms, with two character fireplaces and glazing to two aspects.

Balfours town sales manager says:  “This is a charming period three bedroom home which we are marketing with a guide price of £225,000. Presentation and easy access to Shrewsbury centre - being less than one mile from the Quarry Park - make this terraced house a highly attractive proposition.”

The master bedroom has a well-designed en-suite shower room and two bedrooms have built in wardrobes. There is a family bathroom and a downstairs wc. The kitchen benefits from natural light from two aspects and is equipped with cupboards and worktops.

Outside, the south facing gardens have been landscaped to include a timber garden room. Alistair adds: “I thoroughly recommend viewing, its’ proximity to Shrewsbury centre is excellent.” For more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511.

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Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:00

Apartment in popular area

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Perfect for first time buyers or buy to let, 4 Sutton Bridge is located less than a mile from Shrewsbury town centre at Belle Vue, a popular residential area just to the south of the county town.

Launched to the market by Balfours, town sales manager, Alistair Hilton, enthuses: “This apartment is purpose built, light, airy and contemporary. It provides entrance hall access, a good sized living room, with well equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.”

Number 4 has its own allocated parking space as well as dedicated bicycle and bin storage area. Its proximity to Shrewsbury – is ideal for those seeking a healthy lifestyle, with many amenities just a stroll away, including The Quarry Park, Shrewsbury’s individual shops and restaurants, plus night life too.

For commuting Shrewsbury station is 1.3 miles on foot, while the Midlands road network is less than two miles away, as is Meole Brace Retail Park.

Number 4 Sutton Bridge is marketed with a guide price of £147,500, for more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511 .

 

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:00

Cottage by name contemporary by nature

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A rare opportunity to combine crisp contemporary living with a peaceful rural setting is found in Sycamore Cottage, seven miles south of Shrewsbury.Located off a hard-core track, Sycamore Cottage is in the rural hamlet of Exfords Green.

Sycamore Cottage provides three en-suite bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor; each has the luxury of underfloor heating. Other ground floor accommodation includes a sleek, light kitchen/breakfast room, with French doors opening onto the terrace, where outstanding rural views can be enjoyed.

The living room has glazed doors to two aspects of the garden; this together with generous lighting and a light wooden floor achieves a bright contemporary look, punctuated by a cylinder styled wood burner. There is a generous utility room, suited for country living and with underfloor heating, also a separate a wc. On the first floor the spacious landing makes an ideal dedicated office space.

The property has an integral double garage with gardens and grounds surrounding. Head of sales at Balfours, Tim Main says: “Sycamore Cottage is a very well presented – a truly 21st century cottage, with the added bonus of being tucked away in Exfords Green, yet so close to Shrewsbury and the main artery roads to Chester and Birmingham.”

Sycamore Cottage is marketed with a guide price of £495,000. For more information call Tim Main on 01743 353511.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:00

Heritage and beauty in village setting

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A four bedroom village house with a striking Georgian exterior has been launched to the market by Balfours.

The exterior of Bank House belies the age of this grade II listed house, which is believed to have been built in the mid-17th century.  Internally its oak frame and wealth of exposed beams, studwork and truss detail have been meticulously and tastefully restored to reveal breath taking heritage and beauty.

It is situated in Dorrington, six miles south of Shrewsbury. The village is virtually equi-distance of six miles from Shrewsbury and Church Stretton, with the main Midlands network converging some four miles north on the A49.

The ground floor provides two good sized reception rooms, together with the kitchen, downstairs cloakroom with shower and utility. The first floor has three bedrooms, the master room being en-suite and the other two bedrooms sharing a shower room. The second floor benefits from a superb suite retreat, with bedroom, bathroom and sitting room.

Below stairs is a room which could retain its original purpose of a cellar, or be used as a gym. Bank House is blessed with several other external rooms including one currently used as a workshop, which is attached to the house, an office and a garage. The house benefits from well-kept garden to the front and rear of the property.

Agent Duncan Scobie comments: “This is a very pleasing home, laced with heritage and in an excellent quiet location within Dorrington, where local amenities include primary school, vibrant village hall, popular public house, eateries and village shop and butchers.”

Bank House is marketed with a guide price of £550,000. For more information call Duncan Scobie on 01743 35351.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:00

Porthill heritage with generous extras

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A generous plot, in a prime location are key features of this five bedroom home, with hidden extras, in the heart of one of Shrewsbury’s most popular residential areas.

Hillgrove’s coordinates in Porthill Road are as attractive as its 1930s heritage, laced with sympathetic restoration to the highest standards. The forecourt to the timber and brick frontage provide a warm welcome for up to eight cars, plus garaging for two.

Beyond the classic front door is a well-balanced entrance hall providing access to all reception rooms and the ground floor cloakroom. Each of the rooms is of pleasant proportion, the dining room with working fireplace, parquet floor and generous glazing; significantly it links directly through to the kitchen.

The kitchen breakfast space is immaculately presented open plan, with Aga and granite work surfaces. French doors achieve seamless and practical alfresco eating and drinking.  The living room has the added bonus of a conservatory with French doors to the same said space.

Other ground floor essentials include a study, utility room, again with granite worktops, and a boot room – no more traipsing across clean floors – this dedicated space can be accessed from both within and outside the house.

The first floor provides two en-suite rooms; a further three bedrooms are serviced by the luxurious family bathroom. A real asset to Hillgrove is the second floor, one room currently used a as playroom, with the potential to convert into a gym or games room and the other as attic storage space.

Balfours town sales manager, Alistair Hilton says: “Hillgrove goes the extra mile to provide a tremendous space internally and externally and we haven’t mentioned the rear garden which is perfectly in keeping with an abundance of space for children and entertaining.”

Hillgrove is marketed with a guide price of 875,000, for more information call Alistair Hilton on 01743 353511 .

 

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:00

Balfours Staff Day

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An appreciation of everyone’s contribution to business was the name of the game when some 70 Balfours staff from offices at Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Hereford enjoyed a staff day at Weston Park recently (Sept 14).

Business manager, Craig Varley, billed the day a great success: “Our core skills are in land and property management, within which we have many specialised disciplines; it is therefore important that each department, from planning and building surveying, to sales, lettings and accounts have an understanding of and affinity with estate management and their fellow colleagues.

“Weston Park was a superb location for the occasion and enabled us to provide a window on some of the practical achievements which our team have been involved with.”

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 Andrew Liddiment, Amy Henderson, Natalie Liddiment, Bryn Hill, Eloise Guest and Charlie Fitzherbert-Brockholes are some of the young land agents at the core of Balfours.

 

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Celebrating synergy - Diane Burton, Laura McIver-Driscoll, Joy Swain, Richard Jones.

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 From the sales team, Scott Kemsley, Abigail Barker and Tim Main are based in The Square, Shrewsbury.

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The younger generation from the nine strong accounts team, Laura McIver-Driscoll, Nathan Baker, Lizzie Matthews.

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Latest recruits, Charlotte White and Jack Cooper, graduated from Harper Adams and the Royal Agricultural Cirencester, respectively, and are now both working towards their APC, Assessment of Professional Competence.

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Monday, 19 September 2016 00:00

Autumn 2016 Newsletter

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Our Autumn 2016 Newsletter is now available.

 

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Monday, 12 September 2016 00:00

View the dream barn

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Live the dream, converting a stone barn with magnificent southerly views across Wenlock Edge into a four bedroom home.

The Barn at Maypole Bank is situated in Shropshire’s highly coveted hamlet of Kenley, within easy access of the major towns of Shrewsbury, Telford and Bridgnorth and commuting distance of Birmingham too.

Planning permission provides for a reception hall, a snug and an open plan kitchen, dining sitting room. The design also incorporates a boot room and utility room. First floor plans are for three en-suite bedrooms, plus a fourth bedroom and a family bathroom.

On the market with Balfours, agent Clemmie Daborn says: “For anyone looking for something special this 0.4 acre plot, not only has real wow factor, but is within sensible access of everyday services.” The Barn at Maypole Bank is marketed with a guide price of £200,000 and is currently Under Offer. For more information call Clemmie Daborn at Balfours on 01743 353511 .

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