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Monday 23 April 2018

'Turn-key' equestrian base for €1.5m in Meath

The property includes 44 stables and an equine spa
The property includes 44 stables and an equine spa
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Lougher Stables is a compact equestrian property with top-class facilities set on 47ac of land at Lougher, Duleek in Co Meath.

The property is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €1.5m.

Located 4km from Duleek, the residence was built in 1984 but renovated to a high standard in the last decade.

The accommodation includes a bright, spacious entrance hall with a guest WC, a family room with a bay window, and a marble fireplace.

An arch leads to the conservatory finished with a lovely pine ceiling. To the other side of the entrance hall is a sitting room, also with bay window and marble fireplace.

This space leads on to the breakfast room, which is also accessed from the fully-fitted kitchen, which in turn gives access to the utility.

An oaken staircase leads upstairs where there are four double bedrooms, including the ensuite master bedroom.

The family bathroom is also on the first floor, while the attic space overhead is floored and is fitted with lighting.

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The yard of this top-class property is second to none. Accessed by its own entrance, it includes a comprehensive range of different equestrian facilities.

They include 44 horse stables, of which 10 are block built and 34 portable, with two portable pony stables.

Other facilities include a floodlit sand arena, a six-unit horse walker, a loading bay, an equine spa unit, a 6.5-furlong gallop railed on both sides, a two-furlong all-weather gallop railed on both sides with three hurdles, and three starting stalls.

The more general out offices and facilities include a two-column barn with a feed store, a meal silo, a two-column haybarn, a three-bay machinery shed, a tack room and canteen, jockeys' quarters and an office with toilet and shower facilities.

Electric

To the rear of the house are two garages and a workshop with an electric roller door. Accessed by an impressive entrance gate, the property is set amidst its own lovely gardens and serviced by a neat tarmac driveway.

The land is laid out in a range of paddocks and is currently all in an equestrian grass mix.

Selling agent John Harrington of Smith Harrington describes it as one of the finest equestrian properties in the county. The place is in pristine order, extremely well finished and well kept. It is a turn-key property," he said.


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