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Monday 24 October 2016

At the races in the Royal County

This equestrian property in the heart of County Meath ticks all the boxes

Jim O'Brien

Published 30/09/2015 | 02:30

The residence at Blackwater Stud was built in 2003 and was finished to a very high standard.
The residence at Blackwater Stud was built in 2003 and was finished to a very high standard.
Blackwater Stud paddocks
Blackwater Stud yard and buildings

Blackwater stud is an impressive residential equestrian farm on 62ac of prime free draining lands near Enfield in Co Meath.

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The property, which includes a modern residence, a yard with extensive equestrian facilities and 62ac of paddocked lands, has an asking price of €1m.

Located 4km from Enfield, the holding is set on a lovely site and approached by electric gates and a tarmac driveway.

The house was built in 2003 and finished to the highest standards.

The accommodation is on three floors and includes an entrance porch and an entrance hall with an oaken staircase, a sitting room with marble fireplace and a bay window.

The family room has a sandstone fireplace and French windows leading to a patio area.

The kitchen is fully fitted with granite worktops, a Belfast sink and a range stove with a master oven.

There is a guest WC on the ground floor along with the first en-suite bedroom.

Upstairs there are four spacious bedrooms - all with ensuite facilities - while the attic floor is fitted for storage and a WC.

Equestrian yard

There is amtico flooring and carpets throughout the house along with an alarm and featured down-lighting.

Adjacent to the house is a detached garage with rolled doors, while to the rear of the house is a series of dog kennels.

The extensive equestrian yard contains an American barn with 14 stalls, a tack room and office, a covered horse walker, a lunging ring, a lean-to lock up and hay barn.

Phillip Byrne of selling agents REA Coonans, Maynooth says the property has been very well maintained inside and out.

It is ideal as a small stud farm within driving distance of Dublin.

The land is situated between a local road and the Blackwater River and has plenty frontage on to both. The land is the best of Meath grazing ground laid out in neat paddocks of new pasture fenced with stud railing.

Blackwater Stud will be sold at the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth at 3pm on Thursday October 22.

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