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This hidden haven is ideal for use as a small livery or stud

Published 24/02/2012 | 05:00

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Rathornan, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow

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Four-bedroom country home and stables on 18 acres

Situated in the heart of the Barrow Valley, Rathornan is a modern, four-bedroom country home, close to Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow.

The 255.5 sq m residence is set back from the roadside and approached via a long private tree-lined driveway that gives visitors views over the land and the stream flowing through the property.

The house itself is discretely hidden from passers-by in a grove of mature trees.

The ground floor accommodation includes an entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, lounge, utility and one en suite bedroom. The kitchen, dining room and lounge are all bright and welcoming rooms, while the large wrap-around sun room floods the entire ground floor with light. The kitchen features tiled floors; cream painted timber units and that quintessential country accessory -- an Aga.

Moving upstairs, the master bedroom features an en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobes, while there are also two more bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside, Rathornan's stable yard is located to the rear and side of the house. It features a concrete yard and an attractive redbrick stable block.

The stable block contains three modern looseboxes and continues into a garage and further stores. The 18 acres of land are laid out surrounding the house and yard.

The equestrian facilities are an integral part of Rathornan, with the stables visible from the rear of the house and a tack room on the ground floor of the house. It would be ideal for an equestrian family with young children, as a small livery yard or stud.

Racing takes place at nearby Gowran Park or further afield at the Curragh, Punchestown, and Naas, while hunting is available with the Carlow Farmers and Kilkenny Foxhounds.

The Barrow Valley region is also home to a strong riding club and pony club, as well as numerous trekking and riding centres.

Rathornan is one mile from the picturesque riverside village of Leighlinbridge, home of the award winning Arboretum Lifestyle and Garden Centre, The Lord Bagenal Inn and Stephouse Hotel. Carlow town is seven miles away and Kilkenny city is 15 miles away. Rathornan is also just a mile from the M9 Dublin motorway at Powerstown.

Enquiries to Kehoe Auctioneers, Carlow on 059 9131678.

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