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5,597 sq ft(519.98 sq m)
Guide price €700,000

Beech Tree House, The CurraghCo Kildare, R56 K573


    Key features

    • Situated within 300m of the racecourse
    • Newbridge 3 km, Kildare 6km, Naas 16 km, Dublin City 54 km, Dublin Airport 59 km
    • Uninterrupted views across the Curragh landscape
    • Offers potential to deliver a top quality project subject to planning permission
    • About 0.57 hectare/1.42 acres

    A remarkable property on The Curragh

    About this property

    • Description
      Beech Tree House is a south facing property that occupies an elevated position with stunning uninterrupted panoramic views across The Curragh landscape. It offers potential to deliver a top quality project subject to planning permission.

      History
      Dating back to the 1800s, Beech Tree House has been home to a number of equine enthusiasts, including Charley Canavan, trainer of Valentine who finished third in the 1840 English Grand National. Owned by John Power the horse gave his name to Valentine's Brook, one of the famous fences of the race at Aintree. Charley's sons, William who was champion jockey in Ireland in 1870, winning the Irish Derby the same year and brother Davy (who won the Irish Grand National in 1882) turned Beech Tree House into Canavan's Tavern after he relinquished his riding licence for another.

      Beech Tree House was purchased in 1902 by Mr T H Griffin, Veterinary Surgeon who established a successful equine practice. The property has since remained in the Griffin family where, over the succeeding generations, it became the base of one of the foremost equine veterinary practices in Ireland.

      Outbuildings & Grounds
      The house is situated centrally within formal gardens and grounds which are predominantly laid to lawn at the front. This area has a sense of tranquillity and is a delightful spot to watch racehorses canter up the many different gallops on The Curragh every morning. To the rear of the house lies a railed paddock extending to about 0.4 acre.

      There is a range of traditional outbuildings (about 1,184 sq ft) which are positioned to the rear of the property around an idyllic courtyard. These buildings are currently used for storage where the veterinary practice operated in the last century. The accommodation is laid out on the accompanying plans.

      General Remarks

      Viewing
      Strictly by appointment by Savills Country Agency.

      Fixtures & Fittings
      All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although some items may be available by separate negotiation.

      Services
      Private drainage by septic tank, mains water, mains electricity, oil-fired heating.

      Please be advised that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.

      Entry & Possession
      Entry is by agreement with vacant possession.

      Offers
      Offers may be submitted to the selling agents, Savills, 20 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
      Email address: country@savills.ie.

      Best Offers Date
      A date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection. The sellers reserve the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer.

      Financial Guarantee
      All offers (regardless of the country of residence of the offering party) must be accompanied by a guarantee or suitable form of reference from a bank, which gives the sellers satisfaction that the purchaser has access to the funds required to complete the purchase at the offered price.

      Generally
      Should there be any discrepancy between these, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Contract of Sale, the latter shall prevail.

      BER Details - BER F - BER No.112235148

    Local information

    • The Curragh Racecourse, spiritual home of Flat racing in Ireland and considered to be one of the finest racetracks in the world, is situated within 300m of Beech Tree House. Home of The Classics, it is steeped in history and tradition where racing dates back to the 1720's on the Curragh plain. After a three-year redevelopment of the racecourse facilities, the iconic grandstand heralds an exciting new era for The Curragh and its environs.
    • Punchestown, home of Irish national hunt racing, and Naas racetracks are both within 19km of the property where top class horse racing can be enjoyed throughout the year. TRI Equestrian & Café (Thoroughbred Remedies Ireland), which caters for all things equestrian, is situated next door.
    • Newbridge (3km) is the most local neighbouring town with an abundance of facilities, arts centre and theatre, hotels and restaurants. Newbridge Silverware and Whitewater Shopping Centre are situated here and offer a large variety of boutiques and retail stores. Kilcullen is close by (9km), a picturesque town with many unique businesses including UK and Ireland award winning Nolan's Craft Butchers and Berney's Saddlery, known worldwide for its traditional excellence making saddles and harness since 1880.
    • Kildare Town (7km) is home to The Irish National Stud together with The Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra's Garden, one of the country's main tourist attractions. Saint Brigid's Cathedral and Round Tower sit centrally in the town. Kildare Village, situated just outside the town, is a renowned luxury brand shopping destination and is nestled within beautiful landscaped grounds. It is one of the 11 worldwide Luxury Brand shopping destinations with 60 Luxury Brands having their sole operating stores in Ireland in the shopping village.
    • There are excellent sporting and social amenities in the nearby vicinity. The Curragh Plains, set on the doorstep of the property, consisting of about 4,500 acres of unenclosed commonage with flat to gentle rolling grassland, is a great place for walking and outdoor activities. Golfing enthusiasts are well catered for locally with The Royal Curragh Golf Club (5km) and Cill Dara Golf Club (5km). Other courses include the K-Club (former host of the Ryder Cup) at Straffan (25km), Naas Golf Club (18km) and Palmerstown Golf Club (21km), The Heritage (27km), Carton House (40km).
    • Pollardstown Fen was declared a nature reserve in 1986. It is the largest remaining calcareous spring-fed fen in Ireland with an area of 220 hectares. It is recognised as an internationally important fen ecosystem due to the unique hydrological conditions, flora and fauna. A beautiful nature reserve where Ornithologists quietly congregate.
    • A variety of local primary and secondary schools are available in the area.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Eircode R56K573