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Sunday 4 December 2016

Compact Meath holding guided at €500k

Jim O'Brien

Published 03/06/2015 | 02:30

The equestrian holding at Oristown, Co Meath is guided at €500,000
The equestrian holding at Oristown, Co Meath is guided at €500,000

A 34ac residential equestrian farm at Grangeclare, Oristown in Co Meath will interest buyers looking for a manageable equestrian holding within shouting distance of Dublin. After being on the private treaty market for some time, the property is now coming to auction and is guided at €500,000 by Smith Harrington auctioneers.

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Located 13.6km from Navan, 9.6km from Kells and 8.5km from the M3 motorway, the property is at the heart of a strong farming area and less than an hour's drive from the capital.

The house is a modern, timber frame, stone-fronted, dormer bungalow. Built in 2006, the accommodation includes an entrance hall, sitting room, downstairs toilet, a fully fitted kitchen, a conservatory, a bathroom and five bedrooms of which three have en-suite facilities. The house is spacious and finished to a high specification and has potential for development as part of an agri-tourism enterprise.

There is a substantial range of outbuildings on the property.

These include a stable yard to the front with 14 stables and staff accommodation in the form of a metal-framed, stud wall construction that comes with two bedrooms, bathroom and a heating system. There is also a small sand arena and turn out area.

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To the rear is a large yard with another temporary residence with a five years planning permission as a worker's cottage.

The equestrian facilities include an American barn with 10 stables and a loft, a 2,800 sq ft shed, a horse exercise area and wood-chipped gallops that run around the boundary of the farm. There is a natural water supply at the rear boundary.

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The land is described by auctioneer John Harrington as good quality ground that is mainly in grass with a small portion in willow.

The entire property has been run as an agri-tourism business in the last few years and still has a lot of potential in that area

The holding will be offered as an entire or in lots with the house on 0.85ac being offered forming oneA seconc lot comprises 0.8ac with 14 stables, outbuildings and temporary accommodation. The third parcel is made up of 32.5ac and includes the American-style barn, exercise ring and gallops.

The property will be sold at auction at the Smith Harrington sales rooms, Navan, Co Meath at 3pm on Tuesday, June 23.

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