One of the largest and most impressive farms set to hit the market this year is Lumville Farm, a 218ac residential equestrian property near Edenderry in Co Offaly.
It is to be auctioned at a target price of €4.5 million.
Lumville is one of the Derrinstown Stud Farms owned by the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and no expense has been spared in furnishing the living quarters and horse quarters.
His track record of breeding success speaks for itself having bred and raised 41 winners in Group 1 races.
The farm can be bought as a whole or in two plots divided by the public road, giving a frontage of 1.8 km.
It is designed in the classic riding style with studded railings and neat fences.
According to Philip Byrne of Coonans sales agents, “The soil is predominantly carboniferous limestone, ideal for blood and livestock farming”.
The equestrian facilities are world class and in immaculate condition in a property poised to house a thriving blood bank business.
Three modern stables house 58 boxes in American-style barns, while the carved stone buildings that make up the farm are in first-class condition.
Included are three isolation boxes, a vet room, a lunge ring, two horse walkers and livestock handling facilities.
There is a primary residence (“Manager’s House”) and two “Staff Houses”.
The main house is a 2,830 sqm, 2 storey, 4 bedroom building in excellent condition and centrally located on the property. It has two reception rooms, a study, a kitchen/dining area and a guest toilet. Upstairs is the family bathroom and four bedrooms, one of which is ensuite.
The staff houses are modern 3 bed bungalows with a kitchen/dining area and living room. One is on its own property and the other is in the yard.
The first lot, at 167ac, consists of the manager’s residence, a staff bungalow and the yard with two American barns extending to 7,373 square feet.
Each barn features two sets of Loddon stalls, each containing 21 stalls, along with feeding rooms and all-weather paddocks.
Also included are a veterinary room, an additional feeding room, a staff area and a reception room with kitchenette, lunging hall, horse walker, loading ramp and cattle handling facility. This is estimated at €3.5 million.
Across the street comes a bungalow at 51ac with a smaller yard. This has a barn with 13 running boxes, feeding room, canteen, tack room, washing area and all-weather paddock.
There is also a hay barn, a machine store, a lunging hall, a horse walker, a loading ramp and cattle handling facilities. The smaller lot is listed at €1 million.
“This phenomenal estate is a great example of why Ireland is one of the world’s leading producers of thoroughbred horses,” said Will Coonan.
Lumville will be auctioned to the public at the K-Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare on Wednesday 26 October at 3pm.
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