IF YOU’VE ALWAYS dreamed of having your own stables and acres of land, these countryside properties are sure to appeal.
This week we’re looking at four properties around the country with just that – from a five-bed in Cork to a house with sea views in Waterford.
Located close to 2.7 acres of land, Ratholm Lodge is a beautiful five-bedroom property with an elegant and inviting interior. Built in 2004, the 3,229 sq ft accommodation features a country-style design with oak floors, open fireplaces and a hand-crafted kitchen.
Outside, there’s an equestrian barn with five stables, a feed room and a tack room. There’s also a full size outdoor riding arena with a water drinker and poles for floodlighting. The remainder of the grounds feature an array of trees and shrubs, while there’s a large patio area, gazebo and summer house for dining al fresco.
Measuring 3,500 sq ft, this six-bedroom home in the seaside village of Dunmore East boasts spectacular views of the bay and across to the Hook Peninsula. The property is located at the end of a 200m private lane, maximising its peaceful location. It measures 3,498 sq ft, with picture windows in all of the main living areas to soak up the surrounding views.
The site spans 1.5 acres and includes five fully serviced stables with a tack room, storage room and feed room, while additional grazing is available to lease. There’s also a separate building of 2,400 sq ft on the grounds, which would make for an ideal home office or studio.
If you’re looking for a residence with plenty of character and ‘olde worlde’ charm, this five-bedroom home in Coolea, Co Cork could do the trick. Set on two acres, the stone fronted property enjoys several attractive features including exposed timber beams, natural stone walls and flagstone flooring.
Surrounded by the beautiful Cork countryside, the residence enjoys peaceful views from a raised decking area and patio. There are several outbuildings on the grounds, as well as stables and a large garage/workshop.
Situated on 5.63 acres and with five bedrooms, space is no issue at this Co Limerick property. The residence – which is located on an elevated site including stables, a sand arena and dog kennel – is perfectly positioned to enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding landscape.
In turn-key condition, the ground floor accommodation comprises two sitting rooms, an open plan-kitchen and dining room, and a bathroom. There are four bedrooms on the first floor, two with en suite bathrooms. At basement level, there’s a laundry room (or fifth bedroom), a games room and a garage.