Carlow site for sale in three lots
A LARGE parcel of Carlow arable land located near Killerig crossroads, midway between Tullow and Castledermot, will go under the hammer on May 12.
The 114ac farm is laid out in one block and comes with extensive road frontage. While there is no guide price for the property, land in the area has been fetching prices ranging from €9,000-€12,000/ac.
Matthew Connery, of selling agents Dawson Auctioneers, Tullow, describes the non-residential farm as a prime piece of arable ground that would also be ideally suited to grazing. It is currently under both tillage and grass and is laid out in eight well-fenced divisions that have a natural water supply.
The farm will be auctioned in three lots on the day: lot one consisting of 52ac and lot two consisting of 62ac, while the entire will make up lot three. The lots are naturally divided and both have road frontage on to the same side of the one road. The sale takes place on Thursday, May 12, at the Tullow offices of Dawson auctioneers.
IT ISN' T often a property takes your breath away but Sleighduff in Co Wicklow does just that. This is a magnificent, new, state-ofthe-art, equestrian facility that has to be seen to be believed. It is located on 40ac south of Arklow in Co Wicklow and comes with a fully renovated farmhouse and panoramic sea views.
The facility is privately owned and is being sold by the owner. According to Celia Lamb of selling agents Knight Frank, it cost in the region of €5m to develop and is now for sale with a guide price of €2.1m.
The equine facilities are mainly found under the cover of an American-style barn and include a 23,520ft2 arena, along with stables extending to 14,295ft2 with both indoor and outdoor access to the arena.
In all, there is about three quarters of an acre of land under one roof. has generous circulation and working areas, and is fitted with extensive Acco drains for washing out and maintenance.
An unfinished outdoor arena extending to 13,000ft2 is timber railed, fully drained, floodlit and ready for surfacing.
The yard also includes a range of multipurpose sheds and outhouses.
The equestrian facility is set on 40ac of top-quality limestone pasture land, laid out in large manageable paddocks that are stud fenced and fitted with automatic water drinkers.
There are also eight fully fenced 0.25ac paddocks with water and gates to suit individual turnout, as well as a designated area for nine further sand turnout paddocks. A gallop around the perimeter of the property has great natural inclines ideal for ride out and training. Mature trees and hedging surrounding the farm provide plenty of natural shelter.
The residence is a newly renovated traditional farmhouse with four ensuite bedrooms, a full kitchen, and dining and living rooms. The garden includes a large outdoor dining area with spectacular views out to sea. Planning permission has been granted for a substantial twostorey over-basement neo-Georgian residence with large attic space as well as six stone-clad traditional holiday homes forming a courtyard area.
Sleighduff is located outside the village of Johnstown min- utes from Arklow and an hour's drive from Dublin, via the M11. A 10-minute drive from Sleighduff will bring you to sandy beaches and the coast. According to Ms Lamb, this property is the last word in equestrian facilities.
“I am familiar with the equestrian world and I am not aware of any facilities like this. I'm sure the Cian O'Connors and the Jessica Kurtens of this world would regard this as their dream equine facility,” she said.
“ If the holiday homes are developed this could be a world-class equestrian training facility.”
With a guide price of €2.1m, Sleighduff will surely stir up a huge amount of interest both home and abroad.