Walworth Road, Ballykelly, Limavady, County Londonderry, BT49 9JU | Property for sale | Savills
883.32 sq m(9,508 sq ft)
Guide price £695,000

Walworth RoadBallykelly, Limavady, County Londonderry, BT49 9JU

    Key features

    • Walworth House is a period residence built c. 1730, which is in need of sympathetic refurbishment.
    • Walworth Barn was renovated in 2006 to an exceptional quality.
    • Walworth Cottage is a charming 1 story property.
    • Total accommodation extending to about 9,508 sq. ft.
    • Substantial property comprising of about 8.6 acres (3.48 hectares), an immaculate walled garden and various outbuildings.
    • Significant development opportunity in converting the property into a wedding venue and a copy of the architect's master plans can be made available upon request.
    • For sale by Private Treaty as a Whole.

    7 Bedroom B+ Listed Country Residence with Immaculate Walled Garden and Additional Accommodation

    About this property

    • Walworth House is a beautiful period property with extensive accommodation located in a private and secluded situation, set on about 8.6 acres which includes 3 listed flankers from the original fortified castle and an immaculate walled garden. The property comprises an abundance of accommodation with Walworth House, an adjacent cottage, a converted barn, and a number of outbuildings. The property provides a fantastic sense of arrival with a sweeping driveway through a flat lawn, bordered by mature trees leading to a central courtyard where ample parking is provided.

      Walworth House is a substantial period residence with well-proportioned accommodation which is need of sympathetic refurbishment. This three-storey dwelling has a central entrance door and a total of 5 window bays, a single storey extension in line with the front of main property. This façade faces south onto the flat lawn and driveway and is rendered, with sandstone quoins. The property retains many period features including Georgian sash windows. The ground floor of the property comprises of an entrance hall leading to 2 reception rooms, kitchen, dining room, WC, and Scullery. First floor provides 5 bedrooms of well-balanced proportion and a Bathroom. An additional 2 bedrooms could be provided on the second floor with a further bathroom.

      The Walworth barn was renovated in 2006 to an exceptional quality. The extensive accommodation is arranged over 2 floors with the ground floor comprising of an open plan living area, a dining area/sunroom with double doors leading out to the patio area, utility room and 3 bedrooms. The first floor accommodation is accessed via a spiral staircase and comprises of the master bedroom with ensuite, a playroom with a walk-in wardrobe or potentially a further bedroom, and a private terrace seating area accessed via double doors.

      Walworth Cottage is a charming 1 storey property adjacent to Walworth House and comprises of a kitchen, living area with fireplace and double doors out to the patio area, a double bedroom and bathroom.

      Externally, the property comprises an impressive and immaculate walled garden with water feature and koi fishpond, along with 3 flankers from the original fortified castle from circa 1617-1631, the site of the former garden centre and numerous outbuildings. The property is situated on a total of 8.6 acres which include wooded areas.

      There is a significant development opportunity in converting the property into a wedding venue and a copy of the architect's master plans can be made available upon request.


      Walworth House is steeped in history and tradition. In 1613, the land now known as Ballykelly was granted to the fishmongers' company by James I. Between 1617 and 1631, the company set about establishing the original castle at Walworth. The original Walworth House comprised of 4 flankers with the original bawn and wall enclosing an area of 1,500 sq. m with the 3 storeys dwelling in the centre. Occupied by Mr James Higgins, George Downing and later, in 1654 by Captain Lane. The only surviving element of the original property are the three flankers of the bawn which have remarkably survived to present day. The remaining flankers are situated NW, NE and SE and have retained their original form.

      The estate was leased from the Fishmongers' company to the Hamilton's and Beresford's, with the company regaining possession in 1820. During this time, a new Walworth House was constructed by the Beresford in 1730, however little work seemed to be performed to undertake the upkeep of the property during this time. Barr Beresford flooded the London Committee of the Fishmongers' company with letters of the complaint due to the decaying nature of the property and eventually sent the company a part of the rotten roof.

      Eventually in 1820, the Fishmongers' company started to make improvements to the village of Ballykelly by demolishing cabins of the cottier population to make way for public buildings and houses of better descriptions.

      The property was altered in 1800 and was further extended in 1900. The property has passed through many generations with the original house being occupied by James Sterling in 1823, Arthur Sampson in 1858, The Ingram family until 1931 and the currently owners the Brown family occupying the house until the present day.

      The gardens on the property surround the remains of the fortified manor with the present walled garden designed in 1989.

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    Local information

    • Walworth House is located in the historic village of Ballykelly which features many prominent historic buildings including the Tamlaghtfinlagan Parish Church, which was built by Earl Frederick Hervey, 18th Century Bishop of Derry. During the 17th century and 18th century, Ballykelly went through an expansion with the Fishmongers' company building the Presbyterian church, Drummond Hotel and Northwest independent Hospital, now known as Kingsbridge Northwest Hospital. Surrounding the village is the Ballykelly forest, which was bought in 1910 becoming the first state forest in Northern Ireland.
    • Walworth House is located approximately less than 1 mile Northeast of Ballykelly on the Walworth Road and occupies a peaceful, semi-rural position, yet is well situated for commuting on the A2 to towards Derry / Londonderry and A6 towards Belfast.
    • The village of Ballykelly is located only 4.7 miles from the centre of Limavady, which is known as a market town, originally derived from a small plantation settlement. Limavady early associations were in the linen and Irish whiskey industries, with the Limavady Distillery founded in 1750 on the banks of River Roe. Limavady provides fantastic scenic attractions including the scenic Roe Valley area including the Roe Valley Country Park, which is 3 miles of woodland along the River Roe. Ballykelly is situated only 13 miles Northeast from Derry/Londonderry, which is the second largest city in Northern Ireland and the fifth largest city on the island of Ireland.
    • The city is situated at the mouth of Lough Foyle adjacent to the border with County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland (ROI).
    • An abundance of amenities are located nearby. Among the meccas for indulgence is Lisnagelvin Retail park (12.8 miles), Foyleside Shopping Centre (13.9 miles), the Richmond Shopping Centre (13.9 miles), and Crescent Link Retail Park (12.1 miles), which are all located nearby in Derry/Londonderry. There are a wide range of restaurants locally to enjoy including Junction Bar & Grill, The Well Bar and Grill, The Lime Tree Restaurants and The Coach House Brasserie.
    • Local schooling can be found at Ballykelly Primary School (0.4 miles), Roe Valley Integrated Primary School (3.8 miles), Limavady High School (3.4 miles) and Limavady Grammar School (3.7 miles).