Tuesday 17 January 2017

You're on a winner with this stud in the heart of Tipperary

Price: AMV €2.2mWhere:South Lodge Stud, Ivowen Vale, Co TipperaryDetails:125-acre residential stud farm with gallops

Published 03/02/2012 | 05:00

Situated in the Ivowen Vale between Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary, South Lodge Stud is an impressive residential stud farm with a winning reputation.

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Having produced Cheltenham, Ascot, Irish Grand National and Galway Plate winners in the past, the stud has everything an equestrian buyer could wish for.

Set on 125 acres of rolling parkland, the property is ideally set up for a breeding or training establishment but could also make a superb private estate.

The property has been used in the past as a training establishment by trainers Phonsie O' Brien and Adrian Maxwell and the stables have been home to: Champion Novice Hurdle winner Tristram; Whitbred Gold Cup winner Ghost Writer; Royal & Sun Alliance winner Willie Wonkins; Irish National winner Billycan; and Coronation Stakes winner Orchestration.

The stabling at South Lodge is divided into two yards, with the first yard containing a part-lofted stable with 24 looseboxes, an office, tack room, rug room and feed room.

The second yard has 18 looseboxes and an American barn with stabling for another 12 horses. This yard also includes accommodation for staff or guests.

The land has great views of the Comeragh Mountains and the famous Slievenamon in the distance. There are two gallops on the estate, consisting of seven furlongs of grass, peat and all- weather tracks.

Approached by a tree-lined avenue, the six-bedroom period residence is surrounded by mature gardens and features a walled garden and a trout lake.

The ground floor of the property opens with a Terazzo-tiled entrance porch. Off the hallway are the drawing room and dining room, both of which are double-aspect rooms with period features such as picture rails and cornicing.

The kitchen features Terrazzo tiles, a four-oven Aga and fitted units, with a utility room off it. The breakfast room next door overlooks the garden outside, as does the study.

Upstairs, there are six bedrooms, five of which are en suite.

Two of the bedrooms are double-aspect rooms that maximise views, while a third has a bay window overlooking the garden.

The gardens to the side of the house are enclosed by laurel hedging and stone walls and are dotted with cherry trees. Wrought iron gates lead through to the old walled garden that is currently used as a pony paddock.

South Lodge is within 25 miles of Clonmel, Thurles and Gowran Park, while the Curragh, Naas and Punchestown are within one hour's drive.

The property has a guide price of €2.2m and can be sold in its entirety or in lots.

Enquiries to Coonan Real Estate Alliance on 01 6286128.

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