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Wednesday, 27 July 2016 00:00

Hengoed Development

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Development land near Oswestry, with planning for 13 residential dwellings is on the market.

Hengoed Development is situated in a rural setting on the edge of the hamlet of Hengoed. The site, pictured, extends to 1.7 acres and is for sale with outline planning approval. 

The site is well placed for commutes to Shrewsbury, 18 miles and Chester 24 miles, with Oswestry just three miles away offering a mix of state and private schools. For more information call Tim Main of Balfours on 01743 353511.

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Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:00

Experienced Gardener Required

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An experienced single handed gardener is required for Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s masterpiece; his gardens at Plas Brondanw, Llanfrothen, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd (www.plasbrondanw.com).

The successful candidate is likely to have a sound horticultural knowledge, possess exceptional organisational and self motivation skills, be an effective communicator, be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team to perform duties and tasks as agreed with the Trustees.

An experience of yew hedging and topiary and repairs to hard landscaping would be an advantage.

Marketing experience as well as English/Welsh bilingualism would also be an advantage, but not essential.

Salary is negotiable and the position is available with or without accommodation.

Application forms are available from

Balfours LLP, New Windsor House, Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury, SY3 5HJ.

Contact: Davina Griffiths This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01743 239236.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 00:00

Period House in picturesque surrounds

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A striking grade II listed Georgian house at Buttington, near Welshpool, with adjacent office is on the market.

Of typical generous Georgian dimensions, today Buttington House combines period features with 21st century comforts, including three of the five bedrooms providing en-suite facilities.

Standing in 1.4 acres, the property is accessed via double gates and gravel driveway, with ample parking and double garage, plus office converted from an outbuilding.

Agent, Clemmie Daborn of Balfours Property Professionals, says: “This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone seeking a spacious home with real standing, incorporating many original period features and fabulous views.”

Beyond the entrance hall there are four large reception rooms, a kitchen, laundry room and back hall, plus cloakroom. Three of the five spacious bedrooms benefit from en-suite facilities, while below stairs there is a cellar and games room. 

French doors give access from the living room, to the terrace with the large lawned garden laced by outstanding views to open countryside and the hills beyond. A log store is on hand for the drawing room’s log burner. Clemmie adds: “Buttington House has everything one could wish for in a period property – amounting to lifestyle and comfort 365 days of the year.”

Shrewsbury and Newtown are both some 15 miles, while the north and the Midlands are also within commuting radius. Buttington House is marketed with a guide of £595,000. For more information call Clemmie Daborn on 01743 353511 .

 

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016 00:00

Listed barn with river frontage

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River frontage with fishing rights and a paddock are among the assets of Oaktree Barn, Stanton Lacy, Ludlow, launched to the market by Balfours.

This beautiful barn conversion dating back to the 1740s has been meticulously maintained, reports Scott Kemsley of Balfours. He says: “While Oaktree Barn is currently used as a commercial business, residential planning permission was given, but has lapsed; casting a line to reinstate residential planning consent would make sense.”

The property has a manicured and appealing approach with parking, gardens and paddocks totalling 3.9 acres. “This is a rare opportunity to purchase a very well presented property with its own River bank and fishing rights on the River Corve,” adds Scott.

The internal layout currently provides for a kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor, together with two shop areas, which would make good reception rooms of pleasant balance and proportion. The first floor is currently used as two offices, plus a bathroom.

Oaktree Barn is situated at Stanton Lacy, which is four miles from the thriving market town of Ludlow and within commuting distance of Shrewsbury, Leominster and Bridgnorth. Excellent state and independent schools are to be found in the vicinity.

Balfours are marketing Oaktree Barn with a guide price of £425,000. For more information call Scott Kemsley on 01743 353511 .

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

Balfours appointment

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Harper Adams graduate, Charlotte White has joined Balfours as an assistant land agent.

Charlotte, who graduated with a 2.1 in Rural Estate and Land Management last summer, has gained experience working with a number of rural surveyors as she has progressed through University. Now she is working with partner and head of planning at Balfours, Justin Stevenson, based at New Windsor House, Shrewsbury.

Justin says: “We have a diverse remit within Balfours, which Charlotte seems to thrive on and which will stand her in good stead as she works towards her Assessment in Professional Competence and Central Association of Agricultural Valuers exams.”

Charlotte adds: “I love my work, every day presents different challenges. It is rewarding to see the progress made, and for example on one development we have been managing the conversion of existing buildings into wedding accommodation.”

Originally from the South of the country, 23 year old Charlotte’s affinity with rural matters emerged from her father’s agricultural contracting business and her love of horses. She continues to enjoy horse riding and spending time on her boyfriend’s farm, near her home base at Montgomery.

Friday, 08 July 2016 00:00

Former home of restoration

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A landmark property for those who aspire to period restoration  - the former home of North Shropshire Reclamation – has been launched to the market by Balfours.

Wackley Lodge Farm, at Burlton, 11 miles north of Shrewsbury comes with 12 acres of level paddocks and a range of traditional outbuildings. Above all else this period property boasts exceptional space, internally nearly 600 square metres garnished with character features; externally with drive flanked by lawn and paddocks. Even the traditional barns are very well spaced within a traditional U shape surrounded by ample hardstanding.

The house has been previously occupied as two properties, as it is currently configured there are two kitchens and four reception rooms, a cloakroom, inner hall, garden room, utility and wc. On the first floor are six bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus games room or seventh bedroom. Below stairs is a large cellar.

Agent Tim Main, head of sales at Balfours says: “Wackley Lodge Farm is a stunning example of a period house with huge character and great scope. That character can be seen in the form of wall timbers, ceiling beams, also through fireplaces high ceilings and extravagant doors.

For those who have been in search of original old doors, taps or even a staircase you will probably have hunted through the traditional barns in search of your quarry. These substantial barns also form part of the package and come with planning permission for residential conversion. There is a Dutch barn to the rear of the property.

Wackley Lodge Farm is set back from the A528, with local services, including primary school in Cockshutt, while Ellesmere and Wem are both some seven miles away. The property is marketed with a guide price of £800,000. For more information call Tim Main on 01743 353511.

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Friday, 08 July 2016 00:00

Top draw location - one bedroom apartment

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A superb opportunity to live in one of Shrewsbury’s most desirable locations is available to let. Flat 4, 4 Quarry Place is a one bedroom first floor apartment which has been launched to the letting market by Balfours.

The apartment comprises of a communal entrance hall, with an internal hallway leading to a spiral staircase. Ascending the staircase to the landing there is a feature glazed dome ceiling. The fitted kitchen enjoys views to St Chad’s Church; the sitting room is comfortable with wonderful sash windows and high ceilings. The large bedroom also has period features including fireplace and a pair of sash windows.

There is large shared garden with the added bonus of being adjacent to Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park and Dingle, with an abundance of green open space, bordered by the River Severn. The tow path offers fabulous walks and alternatives, to accessing different areas of the town centre.

Head of Lettings, Charlotte George says: “The apartment is both wonderfully spacious and has stunning park views bordered by the River Severn. I can’t recommend viewing highly enough.”  Four Quarry Place is available at £695 pcm, for more information call Charlotte George on 01743 277069.

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Tuesday, 05 July 2016 00:00

Surveying and summits

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Stepping-up to the challenge is in the blood for one of Shropshire’s up and coming land agents.  In recent weeks Charlie Adkin of Balfours has not only passed her Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors exams; but she has scaled the National Three Peaks, in 24 hours.

Her professional proficiency comes less than three years after joining Balfours as an MSc graduate in Rural Estate Management. During this time she has worked under the guidance of Balfours’ partner, Richard Jones-Perrott, himself a RICS assessor.

Charlie enthuses: “I very much enjoy the estate management work in Shropshire and North Wales – there are some beautiful estates which play a significant role in the ever developing rural landscape. Working with Richard has enabled me to build on both experience and confidence to deal with the many challenges which have come my way.”

Her latest feat was to ascend Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland, more than 3,400 metres in total, all within 24 hours testing logistic skills too. Charlie’s appetite for keeping fit incorporates a number of half marathons, triathlons and this September she will embrace the River Dart for a ten kilometre swim.

Richard Jones-Perrott comments: “We are extremely proud of Charlie; she is extremely professional, diligent and a real people person; qualities which will take her far. To pass her RICS APC is an important milestone in her professional career.”

Charlie, who is just 26 years old, originates from the Cotswolds and now enjoys a work base at New Windsor House, Oxon, Shrewsbury with home in town too.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

Rare chance to build new house for stables

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A rare opportunity to create a new homestead linked to equestrian facilities, incorporating 21 stables and ten acres is on the market.

Lostford Manor Stables is located at Mickley, Tern Hill, Market Drayton, offering excellent road links to the North and the Midlands – an important factor for many equestrian businesses.

On the market with Balfours, the property comprises of 21 boxes eight of which are in a traditional stable yard and the balance being split between two barns, providing American style undercover stabling. Additional buildings include a Dutch barn with lean-tos and a silage clamp. There are four well fenced level paddocks.

Says agent, Tim Main of Balfours: “The facilities come with planning permission for a three bedroom house, creating a superb prospect for an equestrian business. We are marketing the whole with a guide price of £375,000 which represents a golden opportunity to lay down the foundations for 21st century equestrian facilities.”

For more information call Tim Main on 01743 353511.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:00

Join us at the Newport Show

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Balfours will once again be attending the Newport Show on Saturday 9th July 2016.

 

We hope you will join us!

 

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