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Monday 23 April 2018

Traditional farmhouse with an exquisite modern stable block hits the market in Laois

Knockanina House at Castletown
Knockanina House at Castletown
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

There must be something in the air as it seems to be a good time to sell equestrian properties and most certainly some lovely smaller horsey holdings have come on the market of late.

Among them is Knockanina House at Castletown, Co Laois, a beautiful traditional farmhouse with an exquisite modern stable block. The house and yard on 5.5ac is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €495,000.

Located off the N7 south of Mountrath, near the golf club, the property is 15 minutes from Roscrea and Portlaoise, and close to the M7 motorway.

Accessed by an elegant stone-cut entrance, the stone dwelling has been finished to a very high standard and is surrounded by some lovely stands of old trees.


The accommodation includes three reception rooms, four double bedrooms, of which three have ensuite facilities, and a fully-fitted family bathroom.

The house was renovated in recent years and is finished to the highest of standards, with a fully-fitted kitchen in a lovely dining and sitting area, and extension to the rear done in stone

The yard is accessed by its own entrance and includes an array of old stone buildings, including a modern stable block measuring 96m by 5.9m, with 24 loose boxes. There is a sand arena, an exercise paddock, and a series of grazing paddocks fenced with post and rail fencing.

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Breda Daly of Hume Auctioneers, Portlaoise describes Knockanina as an ideal property for the family with an interest in all things equestrian.

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