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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Midlands equestrian property in mint condition

Jim O'Brien

Published 28/10/2015 | 02:30

Poppy Hill, Durrow, Co Laois is for sale along with 7.5ac
Poppy Hill, Durrow, Co Laois is for sale along with 7.5ac
The fully-fitted oak kitchen with French oak floor.
The property stands on 7.5ac laid out in fine post and railed paddocks. Equestrian facilities include an American barn with six boxes, a tack room, feed room and wash box.

Poppy Hill is an impressive equestrian property that has come on the market near Durrow in Co Laois. The relatively new house stands on 7.5ac and is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €675,000.

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Built in 2007 the 3,000sqft residence is in mint condition. Features include a Spanish slate roof, limestone sills and wooden double glazed windows.

The accommodation includes an entrance hall with a Georgian style fanlight over the door, a dining room, drawing room and a fully fitted oak kitchen with a French oak floor, a sun room, utility, back hall and plant room.

There is a walnut landing on the first floor leading to four bedrooms of which two are ensuite. The attic space is serviced by a folding stairs.

The interior of the house is tastefully decorated with quality materials and a high standard of finish all round.

To the front and side of the house are lawned gardens and immediately adjacent to the house is a two-vehicle carport.

The yard is all under tarmac and has been superbly designed for easy management.

It includes an American barn with six boxes, a tack room, feed room and wash box. Other facilities include a haybarn an all-weather arena with sand, fibre and rubber finish and a lunging ring, also with sand, fibre and rubber finish.

The land is all in grass and laid out in five post and railed paddocks with water laid on. The current owner keeps stock on the top quality ground all year round.

A 'Keep Safe' fence surrounds all the boundaries while Beech hedging is also used with Mountain Ash that will mature further in time.

"At €675,000 it is a steal - there isn't a thing to be done except move in, I couldn't fault it," said Paddy Jordan of selling agents Jordan auctioneers.

Ballymore Eustace land

Mr Jordan is also handling the sale of a 34ac parcel of land at Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare.

Located at Broadleas the property includes an old rath or ring fort known as The Nine Stones.

The property is to be sold at auction in two lots with a 5.5ac piece guided at €75,000 or €15,000/ac while the remaining 29ac with a yard will be sold with a guide of €10,000/ac

The land is located in the townsland of Broadleas 2km south of Ballymore Eustace and not far from Brannockstown and Hollywood just off the N81.

The holding has extensive road frontage on two roads with many mature trees on the boundaries.

All in one block the ground is laid out in six divisions in permanent pasture.

It is described as top quality land with good shelter and water laid on and "no waste whatsoever".

The first lot comprises 29ac with a farmyard described as 'handy' by the auctioneer.

It includes a two-span hayshed with two lean-tos, a concrete base, a cattle crush and pens along with an old timber sheep shed.

Mr Jordan describes the 5.51 acre site as a perfect site bounded with mature beech with a southerly aspect and, subject to planning, ideal for a house.

The property will be sold by auction at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co Kildare at 3pm on Wednesday, November 4.

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