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Wednesday 17 January 2018

Stud farm a winner

Paddy Jordan recently handled the sale of a high class, 110ac non-residential stud farm close to Kildare town, which was brought to auction with a guide price of €1.32m or €12,000/ac.
Paddy Jordan recently handled the sale of a high class, 110ac non-residential stud farm close to Kildare town, which was brought to auction with a guide price of €1.32m or €12,000/ac.
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

With the rumour mill rife in Co Limerick that a Middle Eastern buyer recently snapped up a substantial farm in the county, Newbridge auctioneer Paddy Jordan will be hoping for a buyer of similar means in Co Kildare.

Mr Jordan is handling the sale of a high class, 110ac non-residential stud farm close to Kildare town, which is to be sold at auction with a guide price of €1.32m or €12,000/ac.

Located at Kilnagornan, just outside Kildare town and opposite Troytown Veterinary Hospital, the farm comes with extensive top-of-the-range equestrian facilities on four yards. It is currently used as an isolation and pre-training facility by renowned trainer John Oxx and would be ideal for development as a private stud.

The holding is described as of the highest quality land laid out in one block. It has 12 paddocks, all with good thorn hedges and some post-and-rail fencing providing great shelter. There is piped water, both mains and private supply, to all paddocks while an internal road system connects all yards.

According to Mr Jordan, there is "absolutely no waste whatsoever" on the property, which would be suitable for tillage, horses or livestock.

GRAZED

The land has been lightly grazed with bloodstock and followed by cattle from a local dairy farm so is in great heart.

The extensive equestrian facilities on the farm are set on four different yards: a main yard, a secondary yard and two isolation yards.

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The isolation yard includes six boxes, a feed room and a canteen.

The second yard has an American barn, 12 boxes (13ft x 10ft), an indoor lunging ring, stocks and an indoor school measuring 60ft x 30ft.

The main yard includes a three-span hayshed with lean-to, a feed and tack room, an American barn with 14 boxes (12ft x 12ft), 10 boxes back-to-back (12ft x 12ft), stocks, a covered lunging ring, an eight-unit covered walker with rubber mats, a small circular woodchip gallop and a double-wash down area.

The second isolation yard has eight boxes (12ft x 12ft) with cantilever roof and a tack room with hot and cold water.

The ready-to-go stud farm is in the heart of horse country, with many studs in the area including the Irish National Stud, Kildangan Stud and Gilltown Stud.

The property is convenient to the Curragh Racecourse, Goffs, the M7 and Dublin.

Mr Jordan is expecting a strong sale given the level of interest in the holding because of its land quality and facilities.

The property will be sold at auction at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co Kildare, on Wednesday, October 16 at 3pm.

Irish Independent