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Sunday 22 April 2018

'Idyllic' equestrian country home on market

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

'Idyllic' is a word often used in the property market to describe various properties – some would say it is overused.

However, Moate auctioneer Denis O'Roarke had no hesitation in applying the description to 'Hall Farm', a small equestrian property with a fully renovated stone-built house, guest apartment and outhouses set on 34.5ac at Kill near Moate in Co Westmeath.

The property is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €500,000.

Located 2km from the M4 motorway the property is 3km from Moate and 10km from Athlone.

Originally a substantial homestead, the house and yard are laid out in a range of stone buildings that have been completely renovated while retaining their original character.

The accommodation in the two-storey house includes four bedrooms, living room, dining room and a kitchen complete with an AGA cooker.

A stream runs through the yard and a little stone bridge connects the house to the stable yard.

Out buildings and other facilities include a one- bedroomed, stone-built apartment with a living room and a bathroom, a coach house and six loose boxes with a fully lofted area above.

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There are also two secure sheds, a two-column hay barn and a lighted sand arena adjacent to the yard.

Mr O'Roarke describes the land as good dry grazing ground suitable for drystock or bloodstock.

The property is divided by a minor road with 7ac on one side and 27ac on the other, giving it plenty of road frontage.

"This is an idyllic spot for someone with an interest in horses or someone who wants a tastefully renovated country home on a few nice acres," said Mr O'Roarke.

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