Castlemartin Stud Farm “One of Ireland’s greatest estates”

Castlemartin Stud Farm Kildare For Sale

Castlemartin Stud Farm, Kilcullen, County Kildare, Ireland | €30,000,000

Main House c.26,000 square feet / 2,415 square meters

“One of Ireland’s greatest estates, on c. 750 Acres”

In conjunction with the UK Country Estates office, James Meagher and Evan Lonergan of Knight Frank Ireland have just launched what is by far one of Ireland’s greatest estates, and a world renowned stud that has been the birthplace of classic and group winning thoroughbreds for over four decades. Knight Frank are delighted to be bringing this stunning and significant property to the market.

Situated less than 35 miles from Dublin, Castlemartin is a rare and fine example of classical Georgian Architectural Excellence with a stunning backdrop of the River Liffey and surrounding parkland, enjoying a spectacular setting.

Castlemartin is unique, with c. 750 acres of the best limestone land in Ireland having been developed by the present owners who have consistently produced top class horses including Classic and Group Winners over the last 30 years.

The present house dates from the early 1700s and was built by a Dublin Banker and then Member of Parliament called Francis Harrison, using some materials from the Eustace Castle which today still forms part of the wine cellar in the basement.

The majority of the lands which are all in permanent pasture are undulating and in a wonderful mature setting with over 1½ miles frontage on the River Liffey providing excellent salmon and trout fishing.

This farm has been in the same ownership for over 40 years with various sections acquired and has been developed and improved by the present owners to form one of the most successful and prestigious stud farms in the area.

Located just outside the Village of Kilcullen in the bloodstock county of Kildare within easy access to Dublin City and its International airport via the M9 and M7.

It is convenient to the Curragh Racecourse; home of the Irish Classics, Naas and Punchestown.

There is hunting with the Kildares and South Counties.  Golf is nearby at the Curragh, K Club, Palmerstown and Rathsallagh.

The magnificent Georgian residence c. 26,000 sq,ft, has been sympathetically restored with meticulous attention to detail provides generous living accommodation including 6 reception rooms, 10 principle bedrooms and bathrooms in the main residence.

Generous guest accommodation includes the Pool House, Gate Lodge, Caretakers House and various staff apartments.

The lands are of the highest quality comprising limestone land laid out in over 40 post and rail paddocks all accessible via an extensive internal road system with tremendous shelter and piped water to all paddocks.

The stud yards include approximately 90 loose boxes, automatic walkers, lunge rings and all ancillary facilities together with administrative offices.

There are two cattle yards with wintering facilities for over 400 cattle.

The land is all of the highest quality and has consistently produced Classic Group and Listed Winners over the last number of years including Chinese White, Ectot, Helissio, Lawman, Lightening Pearl, Most Improved and Silver Frost to name but a few.

The property is being offered for sale by Private Treaty with offers being invited in excess of €30m by Joint Agents:

James Meagher | Knight Frank | james.meagher@ie.knightfrank.com | +353 1 634 2466

Evan Lonergan | Knight Frank | evan.lonergan@ie.knightfrank.com | +353 1 634 2466

Ronayne O’Mahony | Knight Frank | ronayne.omahony@knightfrank.com | +44 207 861 1782

Rupert Sweeting | Knight Frank | rupert.sweeting@knightfrank.com | +44 207 861 1782

Paddy Jordan | Jordan Auctioneers | +353 45 433 550

 

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