Liffey View Stud on 98ac of prime Wicklow land to go under hammer with guide price of €600k
Race is on for slice of sporting history
There's a lot of truth in the maxim, "you can't beat the end of something good". Liffey View Stud on 98ac at Baltinglass, Co Wicklow was a great property in its heyday and, in the right hands, it could be great again.
The property, which includes a derelict manor house, 48 stables and a three-bedroom bungalow, comes to auction later in the month with a guide price of €550,000 to €600,000.
The holding is located about 2km from Blessington overlooking the Blessington Lakes with frontage onto Lake Drive Road.
Situated within 25km of Dublin and 1.6km from the village of Manor Kilbride, the property is not far from Punchestown, Naas and the Curragh racecourses.
According to Philip Byrne of selling agents REA Coonans Maynooth, in its day, the stud was a superb place.
It once hosted the sire of the famous Golden Miller, the most successful Cheltenham Gold Cup winner ever, having won the race in five consecutive years between 1932 and 1936.
In 1934, he became the only horse to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National in the same year.
King Hal, sire to Mill House, the 1963 Gold Cup winner, also stood at Liffey View.