Lot 1, Rathduff Stud, Golden, Tipperary

POA Energy Rating E25 ET8


Main house, yards & cottage on approx. on 62.74 hectares (155 acres) Set on approx. On 62.74 hectares (155 acres) of top quality grazing lands to include a splendid victorian residence, approx. 314.7 sq.m (3,388 sq.ft), stable yards, and cottage. The meticulously maintained yards include 30 stables, hay barns, and versatile stone outbuildings, all equipped with water and electricity. Additionally, a charming one bedroom cottage offers extra living space. The lush grazing pastures, bound by stud railing and mature hedging, provide an ideal environment for livestock, complemented by panoramic views of the Tipperary countryside. THE MAIN HOUSE The main house at Rathduff Stud is a stunning period property extending to approximately 314.7 sq.m (3,388 sq.ft). As you arrive, electric security gates open to a gravelled driveway lined with a stone wall covered in Virginia creeper and mature specimen shrubs, creating a grand first impression. The property showcases itself as a period double-fronted home with elegant box bay windows framed by meticulously maintained Buxus hedging. A set of double-panelled front doors welcomes you into a light-filled porch with tile flooring. From here, glass doors lead to the entrance hall, which features exquisite parquet flooring and period details such as picture rails, cornicing, and a decorative ceiling rose. To the left, the formal drawing room is bathed in natural light from dual-aspect windows and boasts a stunning box bay panelled window with four timber sashes, offering lovely views of the paddocks. This room is further enhanced by original pitch pine timber floorboards, high ceilings, and an open fireplace with a white marble surround. French doors open out to the garden, making it perfect for entertaining. Opposite the hall, the dining room mirrors the elegance of the drawing room, featuring a beautiful hand-carved fireplace with built-in candle sconces. A tastefully finished downstairs WC is conveniently located nearby. To the rear of the main hall is the family room, which includes parquet flooring, two inset alcoves, and a beautiful marble fireplace with a stove, making it ideal for evening relaxation. Double doors open to a light-filled conservatory with flagstone floors, overlooking the manicured lawns. The large kitchen, also with flagstone floors, overlooks the terrace patio and stable yard. The kitchen is fitted with inset timber floor and wall cabinets and includes a large range cooker surrounded by a decorative canopy, alongside electric ovens and an electric hob. French doors from the kitchen lead out to a patio area with lovely views of the terraced gardens and yard below. Directly off the kitchen is a convenient pantry with an old built-in vintage refrigerator, and a back hall leads to the home office and a boot room with a Belfast sink. An outdoor utility next to the house provides additional space for laundry and white goods. The main staircase in the hall ascends to the first floor, where four large bedrooms await. The main bedroom, located at the front, overlooks the paddocks and gardens, featuring a box bay window and its own walk-in wardrobe leading to an ensuite bathroom with a power shower, tastefully decorated with wall panelling. The second bedroom, opposite the hall, also features a lovely box bay window. The fourth bedroom is particularly spacious, accommodating two double beds, while the third bedroom offers additional accommodation. Two additional bathrooms, one with a bath, complete this level. GARDENS AND GROUNDS The gardens at Rathduff Stud are a real treat, offering a variety of separate areas that enhance the charm and appeal of this fine home. The lawn to the side provides a spacious area for relaxation and recreation. There is a lovely walled lawn garden, complete with a greenhouse and dotted with Buxus balls, creating a picturesque setting. The property is surrounded by mature trees, including chestnut and oak, adding to the sense of history and grandeur. The gravelled area at the front is bordered with green beech hedging, creating a division between the garden and the paddocks. Beautiful wisteria graces the side of the house, adding a splash of colour and fragrance. Other notable specimens in the garden include viburnum, laburnum, and purple beech trees, contributing to the diversity and beauty of the landscape. These thoughtfully designed gardens and grounds truly complement the elegance of Rathduff Stud. YARDS The yards at Rathduff Stud are meticulously maintained and feature impressive stone buildings, reflecting the care and attention given to every detail. The first yard comprises 14 stables and a tack room, along with stocks for mares, providing a well-organised and functional space for bloodstock. The second yard offers an additional 16 stables and a four-span double hay barn, ensuring ample storage and accommodation for equine needs. Two storage units further enhance the utility of this area. The pony yard includes additional hay barns and charming old stone buildings, which can be converted back into stables or repurposed as a large outdoor arena, offering flexible options for various uses. Each yard is equipped with its own outdoor water supply and electricity. The carefully designed and maintained yards at Rathduff Stud are a testament to the property's commitment to excellence. COTTAGE This charming one-bedroom cottage has its own gate access to the main road. The property extends to approximately 46.5 sq.m (501 sq.ft) of well-designed living space. The lodge features a cosy bedroom and a thoughtfully designed bathroom. The spacious living room and kitchen make this delightful space and an ideal retreat for guests or extended family. LANDS The lands are laid out in excellent grazing pasture, bound by stud railing, creating a perfect environment for bloodstock. Lush grazing fields dominate the remainder of the property, offering abundant and high-quality pasture. The fields are well-drained and surrounded by mature hedging and trees, providing natural shelter, and enhancing the scenic beauty of the landscape. With several access points and extensive road frontage, the property is easily accessible and highly functional. Additionally, the lands offer outstanding panoramic views of the Tipperary countryside and beyond, making this a truly remarkable and picturesque setting. *Planning permission currently pending under approx. 43 hectares (107 acres) please note area marked red on map*. LOCATION Rathduff Stud is approximately a 5-minute drive from the town of Golden, County Tipperary. The Heritage Town of Cashel, made famous by the Rock of Cashel, is about 12 minutes away. At the heart of Cashel is the former Bishop’s Palace, now the luxurious 5-star Cashel Palace Hotel, which recently underwent a multi-million euro makeover. This prestigious hotel, attracting royalty and celebrities, boasts a Michelin Star restaurant and stunning grounds. The makeover is part of an overall uplift throughout the town, where the welcoming community enjoys wonderful coffee shops, charming bars and restaurants, specialty shops, and boutiques. Cashel is situated in the heart of horse racing country, with the renowned pastures of the Golden Vale celebrated worldwide. Ballydoyle and Coolmore Stud are within a 15-minute drive, making this location ideal for equestrian enthusiasts. Additionally, Dundrum Golf Course, Ballykisteen Golf & Country Club, Cahir golfcourse is a short drive from the property, and Larkspur Park, offering facilities for tennis, badminton, and pitch and putt, is a short stroll away. Cashel is a charming town with excellent schools, services, and an annual arts festival. It is minutes from the M8 and Ireland’s motorway network, making it a strategic spot as well as a wonderful place to live. DISTANCES 5.1 km / 5 minutes to Golden 11.5 km / 12 minutes to Cashel 28km / 30 minutes to Fethard Equine Hospital 50.9 km / 1 hour to Limerick 78.5 km / 1 hour & 11 mins to Shannon Airport 93 km / 1 hour & 13 minutes to Cork City 181 km / 2 hours to Dublin City All distances and times are approximate. TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICES | Mains electricity, mains water which serves the house, yard and all the lands, oil fired central hearing, septic tank for main house and cottage & vodafone broadband & alarm system SALE METHOD | Public Auction unless previously sold. FIXTURES & FITTINGS | To be confirmed TENURE & POSSESSION | The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession being given at the closing of sale. VIEWING | Strictly By Private Appointment. Planning permission currently pending under approx. 43 hectares (107 acres) please note area marked red on map


• Meticulously maintained stud farm with high quality grazing lands • Approximately 62.74 hectares (155 acres) • Annual Entitlements – figures available on request • A full range of farm out buildings and hay barns • Five separate entrances • 30 stables • Stunning period home with manicured gardens • Close proximity to Tipperary Racecourse • Approximately 314.7 sq.m (3,388 sq.ft) of living accommodation • One bedroom Cottage with separate road access • Spectacular uninterrupted views of Tipperary countryside • Gardens, patio and lawned wall garden • Approx. 11.5 km to Cashel

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Date created: Jun 24, 2024

Dougan FitzGerald
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