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Elton, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick – approx. 99 acres (lot 1)



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• Approx. 99 acres (40.06 ha) of land with outstanding facilities and frontage to the Morningstar River
• The top-quality lands are mostly stud rail fenced with a good road network throughout for ease of management
• The property has been developed by its current owners with traditional outbuildings, extensive range of farm buildings and parkland overlooking Slievereagh
• The farm also includes a gate lodge, main yard including 32 loose boxes, a three-bedroom stewards house and an additional yard containing an American style barn with nine loose boxes
• Additional facilities include an oval three furlong all weather gallop, indoor six places horse walker and lunging ring, a number of isolation boxes and foaling boxes, veterinary stocks, tack room and multiple garages

Type of Transaction
For Sale by Public Auction on the 28th of September 2023 at 3pm in the Castletroy Hotel, Limerick and will be offered for sale in the following lots:

Lot 1 - Approx. 99 acres (40 ha) with gate lodge, stewards house, yard, gallops and isolation yard
Lot 2 - Knocktoran House on approx. 15.2 acres (6.2 ha)
Lot 3 - Approx. 137 acres (55.4 ha) with outbuildings
Lot 4 - The Entire on approx. 251 acres (101.6 ha)

The lands consist of approximately 99 acres (40.06 ha) divided by a public road. The property benefits from over 800m of road frontage with numerous access points, it is also bound by the Morningstar River to the west with over 350m of frontage. This extensive farm is in exceptional condition, and ready to go as a thriving equestrian business venture, or other agricultural enterprises, or a combination of both.

There are two residential properties attached to the subject lands. There is a two bedroom detached gate lodge and a separate three bedroom stewards house. There is plenty of accommodation to help a working farm to thrive, and to run a tight knit team. The yards are in pristine condition. Cut stone buildings accommodating the stables, manicured lawns and quality livestock handling facilities.

The main yard comprises of 32 loose boxes including two stallion boxes, six foaling boxes, veterinary stocks, tack room and setting up room. It has a two storey stewards house which comprises of three bedrooms and well-proportioned living accommodation. There are also two garages positioned in the main yard which is laid out in a courtyard style with a central lawn area.

Yard 2 comprises of a nursery barn in an American style barn with nine loose boxes, a seven-bay hayshed with lean-to which is laid out as three loose sheds and a teaser box. There is also a cattle crush, dung heap, machinery shed, three furlong all weather gallop, indoor horse walker and lunging ring. There is also a wintering shed that is timber panelled for additional safety for bloodstock. The Hillfield area of the farm to the northeast which is laid out in six divisions contains seven isolation boxes, lean-to shed lined with timber panelling for safety and stoned yard.

Knocktoran Stud has been in the present owners' hands since 1987 and has an outstanding reputation in the bloodstock industry. The property has been home to many Group winners and top-class racehorses in recent times.

They have been extremely successful in producing high class winners including Précieuse winner of the 2017 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches Group 1 and Tie Black winner of the same Classic in 2008. Dolled Up, La Barrosa, Mayhem and Fancy Me all of which are Group 3 winners with other Group winners such as Scottish and G Force.

Other winners include Roseman, Sea Theme, Sky Angel and Baradar.

Previous owner Geoffrey T. Brooke a well-known English racehorse trainer kept bloodstock for John Pearse.

The present owners have also kept bloodstock for G.A. Oldham of Citadel Stud.

Located in the Golden Vale, Kilmallock is set in the valley of the River Loobagh, at the foot of the Ballyhoura Hills to the south and with the Galtee mountains to the east. It is an attractive town of great cultural and heritage value approximately 10km from the N20 Limerick – Cork Road. Services in the town include primary and post-primary schools, a library and theatre, post office, Garda station, veterinary practices, medical clinics, retail and other businesses.

1km to Elton, 9km to Kilmallock, 22km to Tipperary, 33km to Limerick, one hour to Shannon Airport and Cork Airport, an hour and 40 minutes to the Curragh and Irish National Stud. 30km to the M8 (to Limerick and Dublin) via Hospital.

Other studs in the area include: Mount Coote Stud, Kilfrush Stud, Knockaney Stud and Martinstown Stud.

The area has a wonderful selection of social facilities including Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Club, Dromoland Castle Hotel, the Dunraven Arms and Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Club.

Soil Type
The principal soil association at Knocktoran Stud is the Elton series. The soils are derived from dominantly limestone drift with an admixture of sandstone, shale and volcanic materials. The bedrock in general is limestone except in the south of the county. The soils of this series are well drained, of loam texture and of high base status.

Extract from Soils of Co. Limerick, National Soil Survey of Ireland.

Mains electricity, septic tanks for foul drainage, oil fired central heating to the residential properties and yard, plus private water supplies with well and a group water scheme. The main house has a dual zoned oil fired central heating system. Electric gates to the main house & farm entrance. Security camera system providing coverage to the main areas of the farm and houses.

Inclusions in the Sale
The yards and outbuildings are being sold as seen with some exclusions noted in the contracts. The residential properties are being sold as seen with carpets and light fittings with some exclusions noted in the contracts.

BER details will be supplied with contracts.

Kennedy Frewen O'Sullivan, St. Michael Street, Tipperary, Co. Tipperary
T: 062 51184

Contact Kennedy Frewen O'Sullivan for all title enquiries.

By prior appointment at any reasonable hour.

From Dublin take the M7 to Limerick and exit at Junction 29, turn left at the top of the interchange. At the first roundabout take the second exit and proceed to Eircode V35 HD27.

Selling Agents
Will Coonan
T: +353 (0)1 610 6053

Philip Byrne
T: +353 (0)1 505 2708


Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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