A stud with top facilities
Published 05/07/2011 | 05:00
As a former home to Cheltenham, Ascot, Irish National and Galway Plate winners, among others, South Lodge Stud in Co Tipperary has already proven itself as a major player in bloodstock production.
Now, however, it is the turn of some new owners to continue the stud's successful record at producing top horses, and all the facilities required are already in place.
Located in the Ivowen Vale, between Slievenamon and the River Suir, South Lodge is close to Carrick on Suir and 10 miles from Clonmel.
The property is a private stud, approached by a long avenue, with views of the Comeragh mountains and Slievenamon in the distance.
The refurbished two-storey period house house includes an entrance porch, hall, drawing room, dining room, study, kitchen, breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, six bedrooms (five ensuite) and two bedrooms.
Outside, the front driveway leads to a large gravelled car parking and turning area with lawn to each side, while the gardens and a trout lake are located to the side of the house.
A wrought-iron gate leads to the walled gardens, which are currently used as a pony paddock. To the rear of the house is the yard with utility and stores.
However, potential equestrian buyers are more likely to be swayed by the facilities for the four-legged inhabitants of South Lodge and they will not be disappointed.