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Friday 20 April 2018

Pics: See the Meath stud farm which sold for close to a million

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Blackwater Stud, a residential equestrian farm on 62ac near Enfield in Co Meath sold by private treaty recently for a price believed to be just under €1m. Withdrawn from auction a year ago, the place was bought by an Irishman with business interests in Britain.

The property includes a modern residence, a yard with extensive equestrian facilities, and 62ac of paddocked lands. Located 4km from Enfield off the Longwood road, the holding is set on a lovely site and approached by electric gates and a tarmac driveway.

Built in 2003, the residence is finished to the highest standards. It is laid out over three floors and includes an entrance porch and an entrance hall with an oaken staircase, and a sitting room with marble fireplace and a bay window.

The family room has a sandstone fireplace and French windows leading to a patio area. The kitchen is fully fitted with granite worktops, a Belfast sink and a range stove with a master oven.

There is a guest WC on the ground floor, along with the first en-suite bedroom.

The first floor is home to four spacious bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities, while the attic floor is fitted for storage and a WC.

There are amtico flooring and carpets throughout the house, along with an alarm and featured down-lighting.

Adjacent to the house is a detached garage with rolled doors, while a series of dog kennels are located to the rear.

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The yard contains an American barn with 14 stalls, a tack room and office, a covered horse walker, a lunging ring, a lean-to lock up and hay barn. Philip Byrne of selling agents REA Coonans, Maynooth describes the property as very well maintained inside and out.

The land is located between a local road and the Blackwater River, and has plenty frontage on to both. It is laid out in paddocks that are fenced with stud railing.

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