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Property Details

Guide Price £725,000 - SSTC | 4 Bedroom Detached | Ballards Drive, Walwyn Road, Colwall WR13 6QY

Property Summary

A Striking Detached House Of Particular Historical Interest Situated On The Western Slopes Of The Malvern Hills Enjoying Superb Views Towards British Camp With Accommodation In Brief Comprising Ornate Porch, Entrance Hall, Three/Four Bedrooms (Master En-Suite), Contemporary Family Bathroom, Drawing Room, Open Plan Family/Dining/Kitchen, Utility Room, Boot Room, Cloakroom And Benefitting From Ample Driveway Parking And Wonderful Garden Extending To Approximately One Third Of An Acre. No Chain.

Location & Description

Winnings Lodge, originally built in 1858, is a period property of particular historical interest as mentioned in the Discover Colwall 2013 Edition which details that the house was one of the first properties built by the Ballard Family in Colwall. Constructed of granite and limestone, the house retains many of its original period features whilst having been sympathetically extended by the current owners in recent years. It is evident that the owners have been mindful to maintain the integrity of the original part of the house by restoring the single glazed sash windows and retaining the internal wooden shutters. With a substantial extension added in 2014, the house now boasts a magnificent drawing room on the ground floor, which makes the most of its wonderful setting with a picture panel window flooding the room with natural light and affording fantastic views towards British Camp. There are various subtle touches throughout the house that are worthy of mentioning including the thoughtful use of reclaimed materials which were salvaged whilst the extensive renovation works were carried out. Together with a new gas fired heating system and attractive Aluminium double glazed windows to the extension, the house offers ideal family living whilst enjoying a well-established attractive South facing garden extending to approximately one third of an acre.

The accommodation, which extends to approximately 2200 sq ft, includes on the ground floor a stone porch, entrance hall, snug sitting room with a feature stone open fire place which could also be used as a fourth bedroom, three further double bedrooms with en-suite shower room to the master bedroom, contemporary family bathroom with exposed Malvern Stone wall and a striking drawing room. An attractive open staircase from the drawing room leads to the lower ground floor where there is a spacious open plan L-shaped family/dining/kitchen with Bi-fold doors leading onto the garden. There is also a utility room, useful boot room and separate wc. With ample driveway parking and outstanding views towards British Camp, the agents strongly recommend an internal inspection to appreciate all that is on offer.

Winnings Lodge is located within the popular and sought after village of Colwall, which offers a good range of local facilities including a post office, newly opened Provisions Of Colwall shop, chemist, schools, doctors surgery, churches, public houses and a mainline railway station with services to Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham New Street, Oxford and London Paddington. The town of Ledbury is approximately 4 miles and Great Malvern approximately 2 miles, both of which offer a wide range of local facilities and amenities and are easily accessible by road, rail or bus.

The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows;

Entrance Porch

Ornate stone porch approached via a gravelled path from the driveway with original flagstone floor and outside light.

Entrance Hall

Ceiling lights, decorative beam, access to loft space, radiator with decorative cover, original tiled skirting, stone tiled floor. Oak glazed doors leading to the Drawing Room (described later). Doors leading to

Snug/Bedroom 4 - 3.61m (11ft 10in) into chimney breast recess x 3.63m (11ft 11in)

Dual aspect room with views across the garden and towards Winnings Wood, original single glazed front and side facing windows with attractive wooden shutters, ceiling light, radiator, feature open fireplace with iron grate and stone mantle and hearth, telephone point, Coir flooring.

Bedroom 3 - 3.58m (11ft 9in) x 3.63m (11ft 11in)

Dual aspect room, original single glazed front and side facing windows with attractive wooden shutters, ceiling light, original tiled skirting, Amtico wood effect flooring.

Bedroom 2 - 3.61m (11ft 10in) x 3.61m (11ft 10in) plus wardrobes

Side facing original single glazed window overlooking the garden with attractive wooden shutters, ceiling light, radiator, built in wardrobes with mirrored fronts, hanging rail and shelving.

Master Bedroom - 3.61m (11ft 10in) x 3.61m (11ft 10in)

Bright and airy room with side facing original single glazed window with attractive wooden shutters and views towards British Camp, ceiling light, access to loft space, radiator, exposed wooden floorboards. Step up to

En Suite Shower Room

Contemporary suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with tiled surround and power shower with raindrop shower head, wash hand basin with Grohe waterfall tap, cupboard below and mirror over, low level WC. Side facing Aluminium double glazed window, built in corner cupboard with shelving, ceiling light, radiator, Intervent extractor fan, solid oak flooring.

Family Bathroom

Feature exposed Malvern Stone wall, oval freestanding bath with Grohe pillar tap and hand held shower attachment, granite wash hand basin with Grohe tap and reclaimed oak beam stand, low level WC. Side facing Aluminium double glazed window, ceiling light, ceramic tiled floor.

Drawing Room - 9.37m (30ft 9in) x 5.13m (16ft 10in) into bay

A wonderful room flooded with natural light having a feature three panel Aluminium double glazed window with views across the garden and towards British Camp, three further windows. Two ceiling lights, two radiators both with decorative covers, TV point. An attractive open staircase with floor to ceiling window leads to

OpenPlan Family/Dining/Kitchen - 9.35m (30ft 8in) x 5.84m (19ft 2in) overall measurement

An imaginatively designed L-shaped open plan room which serves as a hub for day to day family life providing ample space for dining and makes the most of its South facing position with Bi-fold doors leading out onto the garden and further side facing windows enjoying fine views towards British Camp. The kitchen has been configured to include cream coloured soft closing floor and wall mounted units together with a decorative glass display cabinet and integrated unit below, granite and solid wood work surfaces, tiled surrounds and an inset Belfast sink with Blanco mixer tap over. There are a number of high quality integrated appliances including a Whirlpool FRIDGE, Siemens electric OVEN and GRILL and Siemens gas HOB. Plumbing could also be made available to incorporate a dishwasher by separate request. The central island is a particular feature with attractive over counter pendant ceiling lights and comprises a granite work surface, breakfast bar, wine rack and useful deep drawers. The dining area includes a wall mounted Samsung TV and benefits from Moduleo hard wearing panelled floor throughout. With a pleasant outlook from every window it really is a room to be enjoyed.

Utility Room - 3.28m (10ft 9in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)

Small side facing wooden double glazed window, freestanding Franke stainless steel triple sink drainer unit, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for vented tumble dryer, space for fridge freezer. Recessed spotlights, wall mounted Worcester combination boiler (installed in 2014), floor mounted gun cabinet, ceramic tiled floor.

Boot Room

Walk in boot room comprising fitted units with hanging rails and shelving, Recessed spotlights, radiator. Door leading to


Side facing Aluminium double glazed window, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over, low level WC. Recessed spotlights, radiator.


Approached via a private road, Winnings Lodge provides ample driveway parking comfortable for three vehicles. An original ornate wrought iron fence borders the front of the property with a pedestrian gate leading to a gravelled pathway which continues into the garden. Extending to approximately one third of an acre, the garden has been thoughtfully designed over two terraces with areas laid to lawn and a feature retaining wall formed of reclaimed stone. A set of imprinted coral stone steps lead to a decorative paved seating area which makes the most of the outstanding views towards British Camp and enjoys a sunny South facing aspect. A stunning Magnolia tree sits to one side of the garden and there are a number of fruit trees including plum and apple. A raised bed of roses sits alongside a colourful cutting garden where there is a useful GREENHOUSE and potting area. A SUMMER HOUSE sits in the bottom corner of the garden from behind where there is a fragrant lilac tree and area suitable for composting. There are several strategically placed outside lights, outside plugs and a water tap.

We have been advised that mains electricity, water, gas and drainage are connected to the property. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and all interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.

We are advised subject to legal verification that the property is Freehold.

By appointment to be made through the Agent's Colwall (Tel. 01684 540300) or Ledbury Office (Tel. 01531 634648).

COUNCIL TAX BAND D (potentially could be reassessed)
This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.


Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request.

From the Agents Colwall Office turn left and proceed up Walwyn Road and after approximately 1/4 of a mile turn right into Ballards Drive where the house will be located immediately on the right hand side as indicated by the agents For Sale Board.

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