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Friday 9 December 2016

Lovely house and farm on good land

Highly regarded Clononeen herd of coloured cobs bred at this working farm since the 1970s

Jim O'Brien

Published 21/09/2010 | 05:00

Included in the sale is this main residence, a gate lodge, 40ac, a stable yard and another yard
Included in the sale is this main residence, a gate lodge, 40ac, a stable yard and another yard

A beautiful equestrian property at Borris on Ossory, Co Laois, has recently come on the market. Clononeen Stud is a working stud farm and the highly regarded Clononeen herd of coloured cobs have been bred and exported from here since the 1970s.

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Included in the property is the main residence, a gate lodge, 40ac of prime land, a stable yard with barns and boxes and a second yard with a variety of sheds.

The house and gate lodge have been sympathetically restored and upgraded. The main residence includes a spacious drawing room along with a fine entrance hall, an open plan kitchen/living room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a utility room and a small study. The gate lodge has two bedrooms, (one en suite) a kitchen/living room a bathroom and utility.

The main stable yard, the nerve centre of the stud farm, contains an American barn along with 10 Lodden boxes, an adjoining vet room, four large barns (one in stables), two large lean-tos, a two-storey stone barn including a pump-room, a tack room, storage areas, extensive concrete yards, an arena and extensive space for machinery. The second surfaced yard is in the centre of the farm with a 30' x 20' shed.

The land, in permanent pasture, is exceptional quality limestone ground ideally suitable for blood stock, cattle rearing, or any farming enterprise.

Well fenced with post and rail and electric fencing and serviced by piped water throughout, the fields are in excellent shape. Two corrals link all the main paddocks.

The property has approximately 1,000m of road frontage and five separate gates giving convenient access from the country road. Turbary rights to approximately 1.5ac at a nearby working bog are included with the holding. Clononeen is for sale by private treaty. The selling agents are Knight Frank.

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