A small equestrian holding with a very fine period house is on the market near Kilcullen, Co Kildare. The Mill House, on 23ac, is located at Ballyshannon and it is to be sold by Jordan Auctioneers by public auction, in lots.

The holding is just off the M9 motorway, with access 6km away at Junction 2. It is 8km from the Curragh, 7km from Kilcullen, and 50km from Dublin. This is bloodstock country. There are several racecourses within 15 minutes’ drive.

Access into the holding is off the R418 road, along a gravelled avenue with electric gates. The stone-built house is two-storey and has five bedrooms. It sits on an elevated setting overlooking the gardens and paddocks. The house is surrounded by mature trees, giving good privacy.

The land is in one block. The house and stables are at the left end.

Excellent condition

The house is in excellent condition. It has been modernised but retains its original period features and character.

As well as large reception rooms, it has a spacious country-style kitchen with an oil-fired Aga and there is a large conservatory, overlooking the lawn and paddocks. Outside, there is a tarmacadam tennis court, kitchen garden and dog run.

The land is laid out in five paddocks and there is a stone barn with six stables.

The holding goes for auction on Wednesday 22 May at 3pm in the Keadeen Hotel and is available in lots. Lot 1 is the house and barn on c15ac, with a guide price of €1.25m. Lot 2 is the remaining 8ac with good road frontage in two paddocks, with a guide price of €150,000.