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Published 10/02/2012 | 05:00

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The Poplars, Brosna, Co Offaly

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Renovated home and stables on eight acres

The Poplars is a handsome three-bedroom renovated property set on eight acres of land 1km outside the village of Brosna, Co Offaly.

With five modern stables, the property would make an ideal private yard, but with eight acres of paddocks, it could also suit someone who wanted to develop a small competition yard or breeding stud.

Hunting enthusiasts will be interested to hear that The Poplars is located within boxing distance of numerous hunts, including the Ormonde, North Tipperary, Galway Blazers and the Golden Vale.

Inside, the ground floor of the two-storey, 139.35sqm residence opens with a large tiled entrance hallway that leads into a fully fitted kitchen with hand-crafted oak-style kitchen units.

The open-plan dining room off the kitchen is currently used as a family day lounge area but there is also a separate living room with views of the surrounding countryside. There is also a large tiled utility room, essential to any country property.

The ground floor of the house is completed by a master bedroom with en suite bathroom featuring a six-jet bath and separate shower. Upstairs, there are two more bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Renovated six years ago, the house is in pristine condition and would require no work before any potential new owner moves in. It features double-glazed wood framed windows throughout and a thermostatic controlled heating system.

Outside, the five newly built stables are located to the rear of the house, set on an enclosed concrete yard. The stables, which were purpose-built in 2005, all have internal lighting and tongue and groove ceilings.

One of the stables is currently used as a cattery, which is a potential source of additional income. The cattery is fitted with six three-storey cat houses.

A large 16x10ft garden shed could double as a tack room, as it is fully wired with sockets and lighting

The land is laid out in two main blocks -- a five-acre paddock to the rear of the property and a two-acre paddock to the front, which could have potential as a residential site, subject to planning permission.

The Poplars fronts onto a small rural road and is located 4km from the village of Shinrone, 7km from Roscrea and 10km from Birr. It is less than 2km from the N62 Athlone/Thurles Road and a 10-minute drive from the M7 Limerick/Dublin motorway.

Enquiries to Brian Wallace Auctioneer on 051 560958.

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