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Saturday 16 December 2017

Georgian-style house and 60ac farm has guide price of €850k

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Graiguenoe Park, close to Holycross, Co Tipperary, may have the look of a traditional Georgian house -- but it's just 12 years old.

The 3,200sq ft five-bedroom property is situated on the original site of Graiguenoe Park House, which was built by Charles Clarke in the early 19th century but burned down in March 1923 in the last months of the Civil War.

Located on the Cashel road out of Holycross, the residence is the centrepiece of a 60ac stud farm with excellent equestrian facilities and a bloodstock history that includes nine individual group winners.

The property is for sale by public auction with a guide price of €850,000, according to agent Andrew Nolan of Goffs Property.

Located 1km from Holycross and 7km from Thurles, the residence is set on an elevated site with fine views of the surrounding countryside.

It is approached by a sweeping avenue with lawns and shrubs on either side while the main yard, located to the rear of the property, is accessed by a separate entrance. The modern home has ground floor accommodation that includes a kitchen that is fully fitted with floor and wall units, a utility room, a dining room with timber flooring, a sitting room with marble fireplace, a TV room with fireplace and a guest bathroom with toilet and shower.

The main bathroom and five bedrooms, two of which are fitted with en suite facilities, are on the first floor.

The lands are laid out in 10 divisions of the best of Tipperary ground that is well fenced, self draining and with water laid on. There is excellent hedgerow shelter on the boundary and 500m of river frontage on to the river Suir.

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According to Andrew Nolan the potential exists to establish a grassland or all-weather gallop along the perimeter of the land.

The yard, which is approached via a separate entrance, is situated to the rear of the holding in a well-sheltered spot on the site of the original walled kitchen garden.

Comprising 28 boxes set in a converted slatted shed, the facilities include veterinary stocks, a horse walker, loading bay, cattle chute and extensive concreted yard.

The current owner established a breeding programme at Graiguenoe 12 years ago and in that time it has earned an international reputation, producing nine individual group winners, including Alexander Tango in the Garden City Stakes, Belmont, followed by Brunel, the German 2000 Guinea's winner in 2004, and Regime, a multiple group winner and Group 2 winner.

The farm will be offered in lots or as an entire with lot one comprising the house on 15ac coming with a guide of €400,000. Lot two is made up of the yard and 45ac with a guide of €450,000 while the entire will be offered with a guide of €850,000.

The public auction takes place at the Cashel Palace Hotel, Cashel, at 3pm on Wednesday, October 31.

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