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Tuesday 25 October 2016

A cool place - impressive 99ac stud farm for sale

This 99ac Co Louth stud farm lives up to its name

Jim O'Brien

Published 05/10/2016 | 02:30

The property at Coolstown near Castlebellingham, Co Louth which comes with a large residence, staff accommodation and top quality farmland
The property at Coolstown near Castlebellingham, Co Louth which comes with a large residence, staff accommodation and top quality farmland
The stable-yard at Coolstown

'Cool' is a quintessential 21st century word that in some circles has replaced 'hip', 'groovy,' 'fab,' 'grand' and an array of other words that speak of contentment, style, class and general well being.

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So one would expect that a Co Louth 99ac stud farm rejoicing in the name 'Coolstown' will live up to its name and merit its description as a 'cool place." It is on the market by private treaty with a guide price of €1.3m.

Located 3km off the M1 the farm is 1km from Castlebellingham, 14km from Dundalk, 18km from Drogheda and 57km from Dublin Airport.

The holding is described by Celia Lamb of selling agents Ganly Walters as a superb working farm with good land, extensive river frontage on to the River Dee and great equestrian facilities along with a six bedroom house.

The property includes top class equestrian facilities, staff accommodation and almost 100ac of the best of ground.

A long avenue leads to the centre of the land where the house and the farmyard are located.

The house, a red bricked, modern residence is set in mature grounds with a sheltered sunny terrace to the rear.

A spacious entrance hall leads to all the downstairs rooms that include a living room, drawing room dining room and a kitchen cum breakfast room.

Also on the ground floor are three bedrooms and a bathroom with the master bedroom having ensuite facilities. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom.

There are some good design features in the residence including a bow-fronted entrance hall, a large country kitchen with an Aga while the house enjoys some lovely views of the Irish Sea.


The yard is a picture perfect Victorian stable-yard in top class condition with stylish finishes.

The redbrick courtyard with fire-engine red doors and shutters is fully enclosed and includes 20 loose boxes, a six-bay horse walker, a tack room, a staff room a laundry/rug room, an office, a wash area and a range of store rooms.

Upstairs in the lofted area is a four bedroom apartment and a single bed apartment.

To the rear of the main yard the further equestrian facilities include two four-column barns, a five furlong sand gallop, and all-weather arena adjacent to the old walled garden that is now used as a turn-out or stallion paddock.

This lower yard also contains five stables, a feed room and a wash bay.

The farmyard is home to two large four-column haybarns with concrete floors and walls with a four-column lean-to with a cattle crush.

A further yard is made up of a large concrete apron that can be used for parking and beside this is a two-stable isolation unit and another four-bay haybarn.

The land is all in grass set out in a series of stud-railed, watered paddocks with a central roadway servicing all fields. The placed is dotted with specimen trees and has extensive frontage on the River Dee.

For anyone with equestrian interests, Coolstown will surely up to its name. Ganly Walters are expecting lively interest in the land from customers at home and overseas.

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