Afine 251ac working stud with a Georgian house is on the market near Killmallock, Co Limerick. The property is Knocktoran Stud, at Elton. It’s being sold by Coonan Property and is going for auction in lots. The guide price is excess of €3.7m.
The property is just off the R515, 10km from Kilmallock and 24km from Tipperary town. The M7 and M8 motorways, and Shannon and Cork airports, are easily accessed.
The property is divided by a public road and has over 2km of road frontage and numerous access points. The land is good quality. There is extensive stud rail fencing and a good internal road network.
There are four houses. The main residence is Knocktoran House, dating back to 1847. It retains many period features inside and outside. There is also a two-bedroom gate lodge, a three-bedroom stewards’ house and an apartment.
The main yard has 32 loose boxes including two stallion boxes. Yard 2 has an American style barn with nine loose boxes and a seven-bay hayshed with lean-to. A third yard has seven isolation boxes and a lean-to shed.
The property has produced many Group winners, including Précieuse, winner of the 2017 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches Group 1.
The auction is on 28 September in the Castletroy Park Hotel. The lots are:
Lot 1 – c99ac with gate lodge, stewards’ house, yard, gallops and isolation yard.
Lot 2 - Knocktoran House on c15.2ac.
Lot 3 - c137ac with outbuildings
Lot 4 - The entire.
“Knocktoran Stud has been developed and cared for to the highest standards,” auctioneer Will Coonan said. “The current owners purchased this farm because the quality of the land in this area and its suitability for the production of bloodstock.”