Friday 22 September 2017

From acres to arenas, Monemore has it all

PRICE: €800,000

WHERE

Monemore, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow

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Four bedroom home & stables on 18 acres

This impressive four-bedroom two-storey home at Monemore, close to Bagenalstown in Co Carlow is the complete equestrian package, with 18 acres of limestone land surrounding the house, a stable block and a sand arena.

And, in case all that wasn't enough to tempt equestrian buyers, perhaps the fact that champion National Hunt trainer Willie Mullins is based in the neighbouring townland of Closutton might seal the deal.

Built in 2005, the house features a geothermal heating system and solar panels, making this property an energy efficient home.

The ground floor accommodation opens with a tiled hallway and the three main reception rooms leading off from it. Both the sitting room and the dining room have double doors leading to the paved patio and raised garden to the rear.

The tiled kitchen features an oil-fired Sandyford cooker, a centre island with gas hob and an upright stainless steel fridge freezer.

Off the kitchen are a utility room and a tiled sunroom/dining area that also has double door access to the patio outside.

The ground floor is completed by an office/children's playroom.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. Three of the bedrooms are en suite and have their own private dressing rooms with fitted wardrobes.

Outside, the property has a host of attractions for equestrian buyers, including a double garage, an American barn, three-span hayshed and a 144ft x 66ft sand arena.

Inside the American barn are five looseboxes, a foaling room and a tack room, making this property suitable for both competition and stud use.

The 18 acres of land surrounds the house and is divided into paddocks by post-and-rail fencing.

The quality of the land has been proven by the success of racehorses such as Cheltenham and Punchestown winner Champagne from Willie Mullins' yard next door.

In terms of location, Monemore is just off the main Carlow-Kilkenny road and new (M9) Dublin-Waterford motorway. Travelling time to Dublin is less than an hour and the racing centres of Gowran Park, The Curragh, Wexford, Naas and Punchestown Racecourse are all easily accessible from Monemore.

The pretty riverside town of Bagenalstown has a mainline railway station and bus service from the Royal Oak, as well as a swimming pool, public library, GAA, soccer and athletic clubs and numerous other sporting amenities.

Enquiries to Seamus Somers Auctioneer on 059 9721505.

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