Farm Ireland

Thursday 22 February 2018

A stud with top facilities

This stud farm,
approached by a long avenue,
has views of Slievenamon
and the Comeragh mountains
This stud farm, approached by a long avenue, has views of Slievenamon and the Comeragh mountains
Caitriona Murphy

Caitriona Murphy

As a former home to Cheltenham, Ascot, Irish National and Galway Plate winners, among others, South Lodge Stud in Co Tipperary has already proven itself as a major player in bloodstock production.

Now, however, it is the turn of some new owners to continue the stud's successful record at producing top horses, and all the facilities required are already in place.

Located in the Ivowen Vale, between Slievenamon and the River Suir, South Lodge is close to Carrick on Suir and 10 miles from Clonmel.

The property is a private stud, approached by a long avenue, with views of the Comeragh mountains and Slievenamon in the distance.

The refurbished two-storey period house house includes an entrance porch, hall, drawing room, dining room, study, kitchen, breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, six bedrooms (five ensuite) and two bedrooms.

Outside, the front driveway leads to a large gravelled car parking and turning area with lawn to each side, while the gardens and a trout lake are located to the side of the house.

A wrought-iron gate leads to the walled gardens, which are currently used as a pony paddock. To the rear of the house is the yard with utility and stores.

However, potential equestrian buyers are more likely to be swayed by the facilities for the four-legged inhabitants of South Lodge and they will not be disappointed.

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The first stable yard contains a part-lofted stable with 24 boxes, an office, tack room, rug room and feed room, while the second stable yard has 18 boxes. An American barn offers stabling for another 12 horses and there is also a staff house and accommodation.

The house, two stable yards, American barn, staff accommodation and 70ac of free-draining pasture make up lot one.

Selling agents Coonan Real Estate Alliance is quoting a guide of €1.6m for this portion.

Lot two consists of a further 55ac of land, including gallops, which has a guide price of €1m.

The gallops have been upgraded by the current owner and now consist of seven furlongs of peat, grass and all-weather surfaces. This portion of the farm has good road frontage and access, which could offer further planning potential, according to Coonans.

Enquiries to Coonan Real Estate Alliance on 01 628 6128

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