As Dublin’s RDS gears up to welcome the thousands of you who will be heading out to enjoy the first day of what has become a Dublin institution - the Dublin Horse Show - we thought what better time to showcase a sample of some of our finest equestrian properties across the country and currently available on the market.
Corrageen, Rathnure, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford – Asking Price €800,000
A substantial late 17th century farm house expertly restored and extended to create a warm family home. Positioned at the end of a 2 mile country lane, it offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the natural beauty of the BlackstairsMountains.
The family area, with original forge fireplace links superbly with the sunroom creating a comfortable living space. The handcrafted kitchen, with AGA, cut stone walls and tiled floors, is at the heart of the house and includes a generous area for informal dining.
Glass doors lead from the kitchen to a sheltered courtyard, well placed for barbequing. The TV room, with its wood-burning stove and wooden floors, is just off the guest bedroom which has walk-in storage and an en suite. The downstairs is completed by a large utility area with Belfast sink and wc.
On the first floor there are further 3 bedrooms and family bathroom. The master suite has a wonderfully warm feel to it, with upper garden access, walk-in area and en suite.
The adjacent converted barn with wood-burning stove provides separate recreation space, complete with a small kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor. The upstairs study and bedroom have upper garden access via a small conservatory. As in the main house, there is under floor heating and double-glazing throughout.
Outside are 24 acres of excellent grazing lands that are well drained, with mature boundaries. A secluded pleasure garden on the upper level leads onto a well cultivated kitchen garden. Outbuildings include 3 stables, hay barn, cattle/sheep shed and other useful storage sheds. There is also access to some 44 acres (1/23 of some 391.5 Hectares (968 acres)) commonage land for grazing sheep, horses and cattle.
The Old Rectory, Coolbanagher, Emo, Co. Laois – Asking Price €1,250,000
Set in mature parkland this two-storey Georgian residence on some 18ha (45 acres) of quality grazing land has a walled garden and magnificent gardens surrounding the house. The courtyard comprises of two converted self- catering coach houses, which are registered with the Irish Tourist Board (Failte Ireland) and Laois Tourism. The views are splendid overlooking the surrounding countryside.
The avenue leading to this very fine property is lined with mature trees and divides into two – an avenue to the main house with large forecourt and an avenue to the courtyard and farm buildings.
A bright entrance porch with stained glass window leads to the entrance hallway with two main reception rooms located at either side. The drawing room is dual aspect giving plentiful light, with a bay window allowing views over the gardens as does the dining room with views over the front and side lawns. High ceilings, coving, sash windows, shutters, centre piece, carpeted floor and an open fire, all give these impressive rooms a warm and bright feel.
The fully fitted kitchen and breakfast room have patio doors which open to the striking lawns and garden. There are two sunrooms – one to the rear and one to the side of the house which gives access to the rear coach yard. A utility room located off the entrance hallway has plentiful storage and stairs lead down to the wine cellar.
Upstairs the principal bedrooms are bright and spacious, many benefitting from coving, high ceilings and dual aspect views.
Outside there are three stalls within the stable, a hay barn, a range of sheds and farm buildings with a concrete yard. The land divided into four large fields surrounds the house and is currently in grass.
Aghsmear House, Ashmere, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary – Asking Price €820,000
Aghsmear House is an elegant and beautifully situated period residence, perfectly positioned within its own private woodland, it enjoys a peaceful and private setting surrounded by magnificent parklands and gardens.
In total there are approx. 30 acres of pasture land attached surrounding the house with some woodlands, and paddocks.
The three-bay window, two-storey former Rectory was built in approx. 1840 and the building remained largely as it was for over a century and a quarter. The next owner carried out extensive renovations in the intervening years to an exceptionally high standard taking particular care to preserve the history and heritage of this fine five bedroom period property.
Kylebeag House, Pike Of Rushall, Portlaoise, Co. Laois – Asking Price €975,000
A long avenue bounded by stud railed paddocks leads to this charming extended Georgian residence, set on some 23ha (57acres) of grazing land with converted residential coach house in the yard. The coach house has three bedrooms all en suite and three stables underneath.
The coach yard to the rear houses storage and an office with a further yard located behind the coach yard with an American barn containing 20 boxes. Across from the American barn are seven stables and five turnout grazing paddocks close by.
The ground floor of the main house has a bright entrance hallway and tiled floor with the two main reception rooms located on either side. The drawing room with bay window gives plenty of light as does the dining room with views over the front paddocks, both with original features and open fireplace.
The hallway behind the two reception rooms leads to the first floor and to the rest of the accommodation on the ground floor. The sitting room is a warm and comfortable room with a fireplace and double glazed timber window and leads to the kitchen/breakfast room and playroom.
Two sets of stairs branch off the main stairs leading to the left and right of the house and bedroom accommodation.
The coach yard with original stone front comprises of four coach houses and an office. The four coach houses are used for storage, a tack room and a guest wc. The property comprises of 30 stables and an American barn with turnout paddocks.
Croneybyrne House, Croneybyrne Demesne, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow – Asking Price €1,750,000
A beautifully presented Georgian family residence built in 1820, set on some 17 acres of superb gardens and grounds. The property still retains the charm and grandeur of a traditional country home and extends to approximately 570 sq. m. / 6,135 sq. ft.
A large tiled floor reception hall, with feature marble fireplace with stove connects to all the principal reception rooms and to the first floor, with its impressive staircase to the lower ground and first floor. The drawing room to the rear, with superb high ceilings, is a wonderful entertaining room with dual aspect windows looking over the pasture lands to the side and back.
Sliding doors lead to the dining room to the front of the property, with marble surround fireplace. The kitchen, at the heart of the residence, has a very homely atmosphere and embraces traditional elements such as the marble worktops and limestone sink. A door leads out to the south facing terraced area that makes for a wonderful entertaining venue.
Three principal bedrooms are on the first floor, the master bedroom suite is spacious and comfortable with a superb en suite bathroom and separate dressing room.
The lower ground floor consists of two guest bedrooms; one incorporating a small kitchenette, and en suite. There is a TV room with built in stove and large utility room, gym, wet room, wine cellar and laundry room. There also is access to the four-car garage with twin electric double doors.
The equestrian facilities include a stable block of 4 loose boxes, sand arena and two excellent paddocks for grazing. The lands are well sheltered and include some 8 acres of grazing pasture surrounding the house and the yards with a further six acres that could be converted to additional pasture.
Thornton Park Equestrian Centre, Kilsallaghan, Swords, Co. Dublin – Asking Price €1,400,000
Thornton Park is a superb modern equestrian centre offering top class facilities in a beautiful setting on approximately 14 acres located 25 minutes from Dublin’s City Centre.
The state of the art facilities include a large indoor arena and viewing area, two floodlit all weather arena’s, indoor barn stabling for 58 horses and ponies, Lunge Menage, 6 bay horse walker, all weather turnout area, novice cross country course, viewing gallery/restaurant, coffee room, lecture room, viewing area, 4 bed bungalow, beautifully landscaped gardens and ample parking.
The outdoor facilities are very well planned around the main yard with 2 large all weather sand arenas. There is a grooming area with x 2 wash bays and tool shed. There are 35 turnout paddocks, with a further 3 larger paddocks for grazing.