Equestrian dream is true champion
Massive interest expected in state-of-the-art horse facility with panoramic views of the sea
It isn't often a property takes your breath away but Sleighduff in Co Wicklow does just that. This is a magnificent, new, state-of- the-art, equestrian facility that has to be seen to be believed. It is located on 40ac south of Arklow in Co Wicklow and comes with a fully renovated farmhouse and panoramic sea views.
The facility is privately owned and is being sold by the owner. According to Celia Lamb of selling agents Knight Frank, it cost in the region of €5m to develop and is now for sale with a guide price of €2.1m.
The equine facilities are mainly found under the cover of an American-style barn and include a 23,520ft2 arena, along with stables extending to 14,295ft2 with both indoor and outdoor access to the arena.
In all, there is about three quarters of an acre of land under one roof.
The indoor arena is constructed from a double-skin insulated membrane in a mansard-style with double hip roof and an artificial sand surface. A 2m-high glass perimeter over kicking boards gives exceptional levels of daylight, while high-bay electric lighting gives high levels of artificial light.
The arena can be accessed directly from the stables or through roller shutters. There is a raised viewing area between the arena and the stables, as well as an indoor WC.
The stable block consists of 32 high-spec Monarch stables of varying sizes, constructed in an Elizabethan/Victorian style, with cherry wood hardwood cladding and brass finishings and individual water drinkers.