AN exceptional country residence with extensive equestrian facilities on 43.2 acres has come on the market in Bunclody, Co Carlow. Timber Lodge is set at the foot of Mount Leinster and with breathtaking views of the Clody valley. The main residence, in turnkey condition, is a two-storey home of timber construction extending to c. 5,000 sq.ft.

The property is accessed via a gated entrance and gravelled driveway which sweeps down to the main house and away into the yard facilities. The house includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms and an impressive large dual aspect reception room with a feature ceiling with exposed wooden beams. Outside, a sheltered patio overlooks the gallops.

Equestrian facilities

There is also a three-bedroom restored farmhouse next to a yard. The yard has extensive facilities including a three-span double barn all under concrete with storage area, a three-bay wintering facility for store horses, 13 stables with rubber matting and tackroom with concrete floor.

In addition there is another three-span double barn with winter penning facilities, a concrete yard and a five-span leanto providing storage for shavings, tractor and horsebox. The facilities also include a sand based outdoor exercise ring along with a six-bay horse walker.

The five-and-a-half-furlong Wexford Sand gallop is described as having “a nice pull”. Additionally there are schooling facilities running parallel to the gallop, also on a gradient and ideal for youngstock.

Offered for sale by Andrew Nolan of Goffs Property and Ed Donohoe of Donohoe Properties, the asking price for the property is €2.25 million.