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Friday 17 August 2018

Gallery: Compact stud farm guided at €500,000

Stables at Ballyvoan, Co Limerick
Stables at Ballyvoan, Co Limerick
Darragh McCullough

Darragh McCullough

Late last week I found myself in horsey country in Bruff, Co Limerick. I was there to visit Ballyvoan stud, a neat stud farm located just a short distance from the town.

The compact 20ac residential holding is within easy walking distance of shops, pubs and the local post office.

Comprising a spacious bungalow, 20ac of land in one block and stables, it is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €500,000.

The property is bounded on the road by a neat stone wall with a separate entrance for the yard and lands.

The paddocks and the lawn area are fenced with neat stud rail fences. The owner tells me the holding was purpose built as a small stud farm and it shows.

The yard is immediately behind the house and consists of 6 loose boxes in pristine condition where the floors are covered with rubber mats and the walls are lined with the same material.

The owner explains that the previous resident pumped the walls of the stable block for insulation. At the end of the courtyard is a range of ancillary facilities that include a double garage currently used as a workshop.

Next to this is a tack room, spotlessly clean and heated, along with a small staff area with kitchenette facilities and a boiler room. The ancillary facilities are akin to indoor domestic facilities in terms of their finish and comfort.

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The land is good, level dry ground in one block around the house.


Laid out mainly in four large paddocks of equal size two of the paddocks have extensive road frontage on to the Athlacca road and there is a substantial lawn area/ paddock to the front of the house.

The house is a spacious, bright three-bedroom bungalow with high ceilings and a lovely conservatory leading to a private garden.

Ballyvoan Stud Farm is located on 20ac, near Bruff, Co Limerick
Ballyvoan Stud Farm is located on 20ac, near Bruff, Co Limerick

The accommodation includes a back porch, a fully fitted kitchen, a formal dining room that leads also to the back garden, a fine spacious sitting room with double doors leading to the conservatory.

There are three bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, a bathroom, a study and a hotpress with plenty of capacity.

The sale is being handled by Dan Fleming of Blarney Auctioneers who expects lively interest from people searching for a smallholding with space for a few horses.

He believes the place is in an ideal location, just about 25km from Limerick city and within walking distance of the town of Bruff.

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