Farm Ireland

Saturday 22 October 2016

Tipp property with a serious pedigree

Published 06/07/2016 | 02:30

Longstone Stud, at Cullen in Co. Tipperary
Longstone Stud, at Cullen in Co. Tipperary
The John Edwards-trained Yahoo (right) finishes second to Desert Orchid in the 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photo: Bob Thomas/Getty Images.

The renowned horse trainer John Edwards and his wife, Lady Avena, are selling Longstone Stud, at Cullen in Co Tipperary. This charming equestrian property with an excellent house on 52ac of top class Golden Vale lands is situated in the heart of Scarteen Hunt country and for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €1.1m.

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Located just outside the village of Cullen 4km off the N24 Limerick/Tipperary Road the place is 10 minutes from Limerick Junction, 20 minutes Limerick City and 40 minutes Shannon Airport.

The property is centred around a detached two-storey period residence extending to 3,533sqft that has been totally and tastefully refurbished and extended.

The spacious and elegant accommodation includes a drawing room, dining room, a top class modern dining/kitchen area with a four-oven Aga cooker, while other accommodation includes five bedrooms, of which three have ensuite facilities, an office, a back kitchen, utility and study.

The gardens are mainly in lawn with south facing views over the Galtee Mountains.

The yard includes 13 loose boxes, haybarns, a four-unit horse walker, an all weather sand arena, a tack and feed room and a 1.6-furlong all weather sand gallop.

There are also options for extending this facility to four, five and six-furlong grass gallops with challenging uphill terrain.

The training grounds at Longstone have produced many successful animals over the years such as Supreme Glory who won the 2001 Welsh National and finished second in the 2003 English Grand National.

Another famous horse trained by Mr Edwards was Yahoo, runner-up to Desert Orchid in the 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup, a race that is considered one of the greatest in national hunt history.

The land is all in permanent pasture with extensive road frontage.

Laid out in seven paddocks it is made of good dry ground with excellent shelter and is well-known for its fattening qualities.

For equestrian enthusiasts the farm could not have a better location set as it is in the heart of the renowned 'Black and Tans' hunting territory while the Tipperarys, Limericks and Duhallows are but an hours drive away. The racetracks of Limerick, Tipperary and Clonmel are also within shouting distance.

Auctioneer Paddy Jordan says Longstone is an excellent equestrian holding in some of the best horsey country in the land.

In recent years Coolmore has bought much of the farming property in this area and it is expected that they will have some interest in this 52ac stud farm.

The sale is being jointly handled by Jordan Auctioneers and Country Homes and Richard Ryan of GVM Kilmallock.

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