Saddle up for Laois stud farm auction

A SUPERB residential stud farm in Laois is to go up for auction next month. Bordering counties Carlow and Kildare, Herbage Stud is situated in Ballickmoyler, with the smaller villages of Killeen, Ballylinan and Arles all within a short distance of the farm. Besides boasting good limestone land suitable for tillage or grazing, the 125 acre property also includes a farmhouse residence and a fully equipped stable yard.

A SUPERB residential stud farm in Laois is to go up for auction next month. Bordering counties Carlow and Kildare, Herbage Stud is situated in Ballickmoyler, with the smaller villages of Killeen, Ballylinan and Arles all within a short distance of the farm. Besides boasting good limestone land suitable for tillage or grazing, the 125 acre property also includes a farmhouse residence and a fully equipped stable yard.

Herbage Stud has a magnificent setting and is surrounded by agricultural land and approached via a private tarmacadam avenue with electric gates. The property comprises a residential farm with ancillary outbuildings, 23 boxes, two automatic horse walkers, 18 paddocks all in permanent pasture and ten small sales prep paddocks. Approximately two-thirds of the farm has post and rail fencing and excellent shelter with an internal road system, electric fencing and piped water to all divisions. There is also a charming two-storey thatched farmhouse, which has been tastefully extended and renovated, lending the property a warm traditional country farmhouse feel with the added benefit of a modernised interior. There is an adjoining stud office which would be suitable for staff accommodation and currently comprises store, bathroom, office and canteen and upstairs office.

The property has been in the same family ownership for more than 100 years and has been maintained and improved throughout that period to the highest standard. A celebrated farm within equestrian circles, Herbage Stud has a golden track record in breeding and raising winners, including such Black Type horses as Alinga, Colourfast, Indaba, Fifth Commandment, Ezalli, Zacynthus, and the group 2 second and multiple listed winner Ezima.

Herbage Stud is set for public auction on Monday, October 10, in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, at 3pm, with a guide price of 10,00euro per acre.