By Conor Power
A very interesting opportunity for anyone thinking of a future in the equine sector is for sale with Dick Pomeroy & Co Auctioneers in Millstreet.
The residential property has just 10 acres, but comes with everything you need to set up an equestrian centre.
According to selling agent Catherine Pomeroy, the holding is located in a North Cork area of outstanding beauty known as Horsemount South.
Kilcorney village is only 1.5km away, and the property is within easy commuting distance of Cork city (a 40-minute drive away).
“It’s located a short distance from the N72,” says Catherine, “the main Cork-Killarney road, and it’s between Mallow and Millstreet.”
The latter town, just 11km from this property, needs no introduction to anyone interested in the equestrian scene in Ireland, famous as it is for its international horse show. Banteer is 12km to the north.
The house and holding are nestled in the foothills of the Boggeragh Mountains, between Horsemount Mountain and Musheramore.
The house is a very attractive period residence that has been extended and recently refurbished to a high standard. There is a generous amount of living space in the three-bedroom property.
Accommodation includes a dining room (currently used as an office), kitchen, utility room, living room, sun room and bedroom on the ground floor.
On the first floor, there are two more bedrooms, one of which has ensuite facilities.
According to the selling agents, it is “lovingly modernised and perfected in modern times, offering space, potential and serenity.”
The land is all in permanent pasture and of good quality, according to the agents.
The other important feature is the range of quality outbuildings for equestrian use. These include an American barn (61ft6 x 46ft10), tack room (18ft5 x 8ft3), workshop (28ft1 x 19ft6) and polytunnel.
This package is guide priced at €265,000.