Farm Ireland

Friday 23 February 2018

Horse lovers will jump at chance of super home

State-of-the-art equestrian facilities will have buyers galloping to this beautiful 100ac Meath property with extensive buildings

The farmhouse was recently refurbished but the original charm and
character have been retained
The farmhouse was recently refurbished but the original charm and character have been retained
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Caddagh House is a dream property for anyone in search of a fine home with a decent block of land. Selling agent Raymond Potterton is effusive in his praise of the place.

Situated on 100ac of perfect Meath land, the beautiful stone house is located in Wilkinstown, outside Navan.

It was recently completely refurbished, but retains much of its original charm and character.

To the front are two tastefully decorated and well-proportioned reception rooms with large picture windows that overlook the gardens.

To the rear is a large kitchen/ dining room and a cosy sitting room. Five fine bedrooms (the main with en suite) are located on the first floor, along with a family bathroom.

The property has extensive road frontage with two separate entrances. A long post-and-railed avenue leads from the main entrance through lovely, mature parkland, with fine stands of timber.

Extensive gardens surround the house, interspersed by mature shrubs, trees and flowerbeds, and protected by laurel hedging.

"The land is of the best quality," said Mr Potterton. "There are 45ac in one field and it is as good a piece of ground as you ever stood on."

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The rest of the lands are divided into paddocks with good quality post-and-rail fences.

The serious equestrian buyer will be interested in the gallops: a four furlong all-weather gallop and a six furlong grass gallop, with a nice incline, which is currently used for schooling horses over fences.

"The designer of this property knows the horsey world," added Mr Potterton. "The gallop with the incline is the business for fitness."

The out offices make for state-of-the-art equestrian facilities, with a large stable yard comprising 18 loose boxes, a lunging ring and a top-of-the-range, six-horse horse walker.

In addition, there is a stone yard with two large sheds totalling around 5,300sqft, which include extensive office space, a canteen area and toilets. These come with full planning permission for commercial use.

The property also includes a large 4,800sqft open barn and a range of ancillary stores and machinery sheds.

According to Mr Potterton, there is huge interest, particularly from north of the Border. Along with joint agent Charles Smyth, he is guiding the property at €2m and anticipates a lively auction at the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, next Tuesday.

Irish Independent