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Monday 24 October 2016

Property: Kilkenny equestrian holding guided at €1.1million

Jim O'Brien

Published 29/06/2016 | 02:30

Ballyline House, Callan, Co KIlkenny
Ballyline House, Callan, Co KIlkenny

Ballyline House at Callan in Co Kilkenny is an excellent modern house on 20ac with state of the art equestrian facilities. The property is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €1.1m.

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Located 8km from Callan and 22km from Kilkenny City, the holding includes a four bedroom house completed just two years ago to the highest energy efficiency standards. The property includes stables, barns, a grass gallop, a sand lunging ring, stud railed paddocks, a guest cottage, a garage and landscaped gardens.

Roseanne De Vere Hunt of Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes says the house was built with German thermal blocks that retain the heat from the sun and there is also geothermal Worcester under-floor heating upstairs and downstairs.

The impressive house is accessed by a stone and wrought iron gateway and a short avenue leads to the front door.

The accommodation includes a fully fitted kitchen with a Travertine floor, granite work-tops, a ceramic hob and state of the art facilities. There is a utility room and plant room servicing the house.

Other rooms include a sitting room with a wood burner and Canadian oak flooring, a sunroom with a library area and an open plan dining and living area. There is also a sunroom and a cloakroom while an oak split staircase leads to the upper floor where there are four double bedrooms of which two have ensuite facilities.

Roseanne De Vere Hunt describes the property as the perfect place for an equestrian family. The 20ac are laid out in nine stud railed paddocks with beech laurel or leylandi hedging and each division serviced by water troughs. A grass gallop through the land can be extended to include cross-country jumps.

The equestrian facilities are modern, purpose built and state of the art. A tarmac drive leads from the house to a stable barn with five loose boxes each with water drinkers, a good-sized tack room, a wash area and feed room. Among the other outdoor facilities is a garage of 30ft by 15ft and a barn measuring 120ft by 30ft divided into loose housing and a tack room while outside there is a 20m sand lunging ring. A gate to a field near the house could provide a separate access to the farmyard if so needed.

There is also a modern guest cottage comprising of a living room, shower room and bedroom.

Roseanne De Vere Hunt describes Ballyline as a fantastic country property located within shouting distance of Kilkenny City. The sale is handled by Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes and Kilkenny agent Sherry FitzGerald McCreery.

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