Farm Ireland

Monday 18 December 2017

Stud farm has it all for equine fans

Declan O'Brien

Declan O'Brien

A price of €4-5m is being sought for Newberry House, an outstanding Co Kildare period residence and stud farm on 170ac.

Ideally located in the heart of Kildare's bloodstock industry, the property is just 1.5 miles from Kilcullen, and less than a 15-minute drive from the Curragh.

Newberry is a two-storey, late 19th Century residence originally known as Carnalway House. It was built by the Tikel family, who once owned more than 2,000ac in the area, and has been occupied by the present owners for the past 35 years.

The residence comes with two yards and the range of equestrian facilities.

Approached through electric gates off a quiet country road, Newberry is tucked away in the centre of the farm. It extends to more than 7,000sqft and is in good condition.

The house includes an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, study and kitchens. In addition, there is a billiards room, office, eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, swimming pool and leisure area.

The house has been beautifully finished throughout. The spacious entrance hall has a curved stairwell, solid wood floor and a decorative ceiling.

The study, drawing and dining rooms have carved wood fireplaces with marble insets.

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The master bedroom is on the first floor of the house and comes with two ensuite bathrooms. Three more of the bedrooms are ensuite.

The remaining two bedrooms are in the children's wing.

There is a range of staff accommodation. Along with a two-bedroom gate lodge, a yard apartment offers accommodation for a further three workers, while the manager's house is a four-bedroom bungalow.

The equestrian facilities include two yards with 26 stable boxes. The farm office area has a range of sheds, including a veterinary examination area.

The main yard has a foaling box and eight stables, while there are a further eight stables in the barn yard and eight more in the yearling yard, as well as two stallion boxes.

The well-drained land extends to 170ac and includes 16 post-and-railed paddocks. An internal farm road system provides easy access to all paddocks.

The property is well located for all bloodstock and equestrian pursuits, with the Curragh, Punchestown and Naas racecourses within a 15-minute drive, and Goffs and Tattersalls in easy reach of the property.

The Clague family has bred many racehorses including Winona, Key Change, Namid, Snaefell, Redstone Dancer and Noelani.

The River Liffey borders the property on one side, while close to the house are the beautiful gardens, one a replica of the Japanese gardens at the National Stud, the other a walled water garden.

The property is available in its entirety or alternatively the house can be purchased on 90ac, with the remaining 80ac available separately. It is for sale by private treaty.

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