Car­low site for sale in three lots

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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.

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