Stud farm looks a healthy investment
Top-notch equestrian facilities and planning permission make for an attractive overall package
Published 08/03/2011 | 05:00
An outstanding Co Kildare stud farm on around 180ac of prime land has recently come on the market. Complete with excellent equestrian facilities and staff housing, this beautiful property is located at Herbertstown in the heart of Co Kildare's bloodstock country. It comes with planning permission for eight houses and four apartments.
The farm, which is for sale by private treaty, comes with a guide price of €2.7m or €15,000/ac.
According to Susan Kirk, of Coonan's Real Estate Alliance, Maynooth, the guide makes this property an attractive proposition for anyone involved in the equestrian industry or someone wanting to invest in the sector.
Herbertstown Stud is located just four miles from both Naas and Newbridge, three miles from the Curragh and Punchestown racecourses and one mile from Two Mile House Village. It has easy access to the M7 motorway, with Dublin Airport less than 45 minutes away.
The farm has been run as a successful stud farm for over 20 years and is being sold by its current owners, a group of business people who originally bought it in 1998 from Italian owners.
From the gateway to the stables, the place is beautifully finished and maintained and while there is no primary residence with the property there is a groom's house and staff accommodation.
Approached through electric gates, a long avenue leads to the yards under the shelter of magnificent mature beech trees. On either side are the various paddocks fenced with top quality post and rail fencing. The stable yard is an attractive cut-stone construction laid out in a courtyard style with a lawn to the centre and a wonderful mature chestnut tree.