Hit­ting the gal­lops in Tip­per­ary for €850,000

Irish Independent - Farming - - PROPERTY - JIM O’BRIEN

ONE OF the most keenly priced res­i­den­tial farm­ing prop­er­ties on the mar­ket at the mo­ment has to be Kil­bren­nal House on 85ac at Bal­ly­nonty near Kil­lenaule in Tip­per­ary.

The hold­ing in­cludes a six-bed­room house, a farm­yard, a sta­ble yard and a good range of eques­trian fa­cil­i­ties. The place is on the pri­vate treaty mar­ket with a guide price of €850,000.

John Stokes of sell­ing agents Stokes and Quirke says the farm has been in the same fam­ily for three gen­er­a­tions and the cur­rent own­ers are re­tir­ing and down­siz­ing.

They are happy to sell hav­ing put what they re­gard as a rea­son­able and re­al­is­tic price on the prop­erty.

Lo­cated 5km from Kil­lenaule, 6.5km from Horse and Jockey, 13km from Fethard and 16km from Thurles the hold­ing is ac­cessed via a gated drive­way with the lands di­vided by a lo­cal road giv­ing plenty of road frontage.

The orig­i­nal house is Geor­gian in prove­nance but was re- fur­bished and ex­tended over the years with a ‘new wing’ added that con­sti­tutes a self-con­tained unit with its own kitchen and bath­room fa­cil­i­ties.

The ac­com­mo­da­tion in the orig­i­nal sec­tion in­cludes a spa­cious tiled en­trance hall with a guest WC.

The hall leads to a com­fort­able and el­e­gant draw­ing room set around a mar­ble fire­place with many of the orig­i­nal Geor­gian fea­tures such as dec­o­ra­tive cor­nic­ing.

An­other com­fort­able room is the in­for­mal lounge with a solid fuel stove while the kitchen is a charm­ing coun­try-style space fully fit­ted with an oil-fired cooker. Off the kitchen is the util­ity with a sink and plumb­ing for all ap­pli­ances. A back porch leads to the yard.

Up­stairs in this sec­tion are four be­d­rooms, one of which has dou­ble win­dows and a fire­place while two oth­ers have fit­ted wardrobes. There is also a bath­room on this floor.

The new wing is reached by a hall­way and in­cludes a main lounge with a lime­stone fire­place, an of­fice, a din­ing room, a fit­ted kitchen, a WC and a util­ity. Up­stairs are two be­d­rooms and a bath­room.

Be­hind the main house is a sta­b­le­yard with 26 loose boxes a tack room, a five-col­umn hay­barn with lean-to, some open sta­bling, a pur­pose built horse walker, a lung­ing ring and 3-fur­long gal­lops.


A sand arena is lo­cated across the road from the farm on a 30ac par­cel of ground.

The orig­i­nal farm­yard has sep­a­rate ac­cess to the road and has much of the in­fra­struc­ture from the days when the hold­ing was a dairy farm.

This yard in­cludes an old­style cu­bi­cle house, calf houses, two large silage pits and a slurry la­goon.

The land is de­scribed as fine Tip­per­ary ground that is all in grass but could be used for any agri­cul­tural pur­pose for tillage, dairy, dry­s­tock or eques­trian.

The place is di­vided into nine di­vi­sions that are well fenced and dot­ted with nu­mer­ous stands of ma­ture trees.

The prop­erty can be bought as an en­tire or in two lots with the house and yards on 55ac at one side of the road and a 30ac par­cel with the sand arena at the op­po­site side.

The 85ac hold­ing is lo­cated near Kil­lenaule and comes with ex­ten­sive sta­bles and a sand arena

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