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Thursday 21 September 2017

Equestrian world to zip down to Curragh for Grangemore sale

QUALITY: Grangemore Stud on the edge of the Curragh comes with a guide price of e2m and is expected to stir a lot of interest in equestrian circles
QUALITY: Grangemore Stud on the edge of the Curragh comes with a guide price of e2m and is expected to stir a lot of interest in equestrian circles
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Grangemore Stud, a 103ac residential stud farm, on the edge of the Curragh is bound to stir interest in the equestrian world when it goes under the hammer next month.

Described as one of the finest bloodstock properties to come on the market in recent times, Grangemore was owned by renowned breeder, the late John Colleran, and comes on the market as an executor sale.

It has a guide price of €2m, or almost €20,000/ac.

"Grangemore comprises a compact residence and yard, top quality land and a breeding pedigree that includes top-class horses like Scorpion, Zipping, Gayle Gal, Memories, Galmoy, Garuda, Dance Beat and Danish Rhapsody," said selling agent Paddy Jordan.

Situated 5km from Newbridge, Co Kildare, the stud is within easy access of the Curragh (1km) and all its racing facilities, including the flat Rath and Walsheshill all-weather gallops and schooling grounds.

The property has extensive road frontage with tremendous shelter and is ideal for bloodstock or other farming purposes. The residence is a modest but well-finished bungalow, extensively refurbished in 1997. Extending to circa 2,378sq ft, the house is in excellent condition throughout.

The accommodation includes an entrance hall, drawing room, office, study, dining room, kitchen, back hall, two en-suite bedrooms and an outside, fully plumbed utility room.

The yard, which is accessed by two entrances, is located adjacent to the dwelling and includes 26 boxes in a square sheltered yard, tack and feed rooms, a loft with canteen, a toilet and an extensive grain loft.

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The facilities also include stocks, a dung stead and two seven-span hay sheds.

The land, extending to 103ac, is laid out in 13 divisions, all of which are fenced with post and rail fencing.

An internal roadway through the farm services all paddocks, while the land has extensive road frontage and superb mature trees and shelter.

The farm is laid out in three sections; a 73ac parcel with the residence and yards, a 25ac parcel situated directly opposite this and adjoining Pollardstown Fen, with an additional 8.5ac field at the crossroads adjoining the above two sections.

The property is close to the M7 motorway, giving it easy accessibility to all major racecourses, sales yards and veterinary practices, making it an ideal location for anybody in the bloodstock industry.

According to Paddy Jordan, there is already very strong interest in the farm.

The property goes to auction on Friday, December 6 at 3pm in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Irish Independent