A midlands farm that ticks all the boxes
The mid-August sun was splitting the rocks when I called to visit Park Stud, a fine residential equestrian and drystock property extending to 135ac near Kinnegad.
Located 8km from Edenderry and 55km from Dublin, the Co Westmeath farm was a successful stud farm for many years and a renowned training yard for John Oxx and Liam Browne.
Among the animals to graze its paddocks was Arctic Prince who won the 1951 Epsom Derby and made a record price when he was sold into stud in the US in 1956 for $900,000.
The property consists of 135ac of mainly dry grazing ground, a solid traditional stone residence, an extensive stable yard and substantial cattle accommodation.
The holding is to be sold at public auction with a guide price of €1.5m.
Located in a lovely rural setting the farm has road frontage of 1km on to two roads with several access points.
The house would appear to be a mid 19th century construction and it is surrounded by lovely gardens. The front door opens into a hallway with a fine wooden staircase. At one side of the hall is a spacious drawing room and at the other a traditional dining room.
To the rear is a fully fitted kitchen leading to a comfortable lounge area. The ground floor also includes a utility room and a guest WC. Upstairs are four spacious bedrooms, one of which has ensuite facilities.