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Sunday 18 March 2018

Gallery: Inside the Golden Vale stud with Grand National pedigree

Longstone Stud is located on 52ac near Cullen, Co Tipperary. Pictures: Savills.
Longstone Stud is located on 52ac near Cullen, Co Tipperary. Pictures: Savills.
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Longstone Stud, at Cullen in Co Tipperary is back on the market in two distinct lots.

Originally for sale as a 52ac holding the house with extensive outbuildings and facilities can now be bought with 8ac.

A 44ac parcel of grazing ground is available separately. In a private treaty sale handled by Savills the house and yard on 8ac is guided at €600,000, while the land is guided at €10,000/ac.

This very well equipped equestrian residential property is situated in the Golden Vale and at the heart of Scarteen Hunt country. Located just outside the village of Cullen 4km off the N24 Limerick/Tipperary Road, the place is 10 minutes from Limerick Junction, and 20 minutes from Limerick City.

Longstone Stud, at Cullen in Co. Tipperary
Longstone Stud, at Cullen in Co. Tipperary

The property is centred around a detached two-storey period residence extending to 3,929sqft that was totally refurbished and extended in 2006. The accommodation includes a drawing room, dining room, a top class modern dining/kitchen area with a four-oven Aga cooker.

The sleeping accommodation includes five bedrooms, of which three have ensuite facilities, while other spaces include an office, a back kitchen, utility and study.

The house is cleverly laid out over two levels with a modern living room and kitchen added as a single storey.


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Many of the original features are still intact such as ornate plasterwork, ceiling roses, along with timber panelled doors and surrounds.

The gardens are mainly in lawn with south facing views over the Galtee Mountains. The substantial equestrian yard includes 13 loose boxes, haybarns, a four-unit horse walker, an all weather sand arena, a tack and feed room and a 1.6-furlong, all-weather sand gallop.

In their day the training grounds at Longstone produced many successful horses such as Supreme Glory who won the Welsh National and finished second in the English Grand National.

The 44ac of land is all in permanent pasture with extensive road frontage.

Laid out a range of paddocks it is made up of good dry ground with excellent shelter and well-known for its fattening qualities. The ground is in great heart having been well looked after and is located amongst the best farming land in the country. It is guided for sale at €10,000/ac.

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