Property on the double with a noted equestrian holding
Two houses are included in the sale of this interesting Limerick property
The horse and hunt country of East Limerick was enjoying Indian Summer conditions last Friday morning when I visited Ballyvolane Stud near Bruff. The 77ac stud farm was bathed in warm mid-morning sunlight and looked its best with its stud rail paddocked fields and fine stands of trees.
The property includes two dwelling houses, a wide range of equestrian facilities and 77ac of fine Limerick grazing ground. The private treaty sale is guided by selling agents GVM Kilmallock at €850,000.
Located 2.5km from Bruff and 28km from Limerick City, the property has a long and proud equestrian history.
"It is the home of former leading sires including Moscow Society, The Parson and Menelek," said auctioneer Richard Ryan from GVM.
The more modern of the two houses is reached by a short, railed driveway. The 1970s bungalow has been somewhat modernised. There are some fine spacious rooms facing south and looking out over the land to the Galtee Mountains in the distance. The house has a lovely feel to it and while it needs modernisation and upgrading there is plenty to work with.
The farmyard and the second dwelling are located a short distance from the bungalow. The second house is in fact the original farmhouse and while it backs on to a large courtyard it is private with some beautiful trees to the front. This house is a traditional farmhouse and is currently inhabited.
Like the other residence, the walls are adorned with pictures and photographs celebrating its illustrious equestrian past.
The accommodation includes two bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, study, and two bathrooms. This dwelling is quaint and exceedingly comfortable but could do with some modernisation.