One of Ireland’s greatest estates...
Situated less than thirty-five miles from Dublin, Castlemartin Stud Farm is a rare and fine example of Georgian architectural excellence with a stunning back-drop of the River Liffey and surrounding parkland.
Located in County Kildare, known as the thoroughbred county, the landscape is dominated and characterised by the quality of its agricultural land, which is made up of carboniferous limestone, sand and gravel. This not only provides good drainage but the limestone helps to grow strong bone in young thoroughbreds.
Castlemartin House, built in c.1720, is an early Georgian mansion. Consisting of some wonderful reception and entertaining rooms on the ground floor, as well as a library and several family rooms. Upstairs, there is the wonderfully appointed master suite consisting of his and hers bathrooms and a large dressing room. In addition to the master suite, there are a further 9 principal bedrooms in the main house.
There is ample guest and staff accommodation on-site, with the large pool house, two cottages in the courtyard, three further staff apartments, a caretaker’s house, Brownstown Cottage and the front lodge.
With two large stable yards and two farm yards; there are some 89 loose boxes, a horse walker, a lunge ring, numerous haysheds, barns and outbuildings, wintering facilities for 400 cattle, and many additional facilities that are to be expected of a stud farm of this calibre.
The stud has bred and raced classic, group and listed including:
Chinese White Gr.1 Pretty Polly Stakes; Gr.2 Blanford Stakes.
Ectot. Gr.1 Criterium Int. Stakes. (in partnership)
Helissio. Gr.1 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe
Joshua Tree. Gr1. Canadian International (twice)
Lawman. Gr.1 Prix du Jockey Club; Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat
Latice Gr.1 Prix de Diane; Gr.3 Prix de Conde.
Lightning Pearl Gr.1 Chevely Park Stakes. Gr.3 Go & Go Round Tower Stakes
Most Improved Gr.1 St. James palace Stakes.
Chiquita Gr.1 Irish Oaks
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