Saturday 1 October 2016

Stable environment at Laois stud farm with 25ac

A stud farm on 25ac in Co Laois comes to market in walk-in condition

Jim O'Brien

Published 22/06/2016 | 02:30

Ballintogher Stud is located 18km from the Curragh and is a short drive from the M7 Motorway.
Ballintogher Stud is located 18km from the Curragh and is a short drive from the M7 Motorway.
The equestrian facilities include 20 loose boxes and an all-weather gallop.

Ballintogher Stud on 25ac near Ballybrittas in Co Laois is a lovely rural property with excellent equestrian facilities and a fully refurbished 3,000sq ft house. It is on the market by private treaty with a guide price of €875,000

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Located 1.5 km from Monasterevin and 13 km from Portlaoise the farm is 18 km from the Curragh and 10 minutes from the M7 Motorway. According to selling agent Paddy Jordan the place is ideally suited for stud use and also for sales preparation, sport horses, pre-training or as an eventing facility.

The roadside residence is in mint condition having been completely refurbished in 2009. The accommodation includes a living room, sunroom, a fully fitted spacious modern kitchen that includes an Aga cooker and a central island. There is some lovely plasterwork and cornicing throughout. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two of which have ensuite facilities, and a main bathroom.

There is a comprehensive equestrian yard with a series of modern facilities that are second to none.

These include 20 loose boxes, a tack and feed-room, a three-span span hay/machinery shed, a wash bay, a six-unit automatic walker, an enclosed lunging ring, an all-weather turnout paddock and a 300m sand and fibre all-weather gallop. The land is all in permanent pasture and described by Paddy Jordan as the best of ground.

Paddocks

Divided into nine watered paddocks with post and rail fencing the holding has good road frontage on to the R445 Portlaoise to Monasterevin road and an internal road system that gives access to all the paddocks.

Water is supplied to the farm by two private wells. The property, which is being sold by Mr. Pat Gilson who is retiring from farming, is described by Paddy Jordan as one of the most attractive properties he has had the pleasure of offering in recent times.

It is a first class equestrian property, in excellent condition, suitable for many uses,," he said. "It has been maintained in impeccable condition and doesn't need one shilling spent on it."

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