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Jordan Auctioneers are bringing to the market a splendid parcel of land extending to just over 36 acres at Crehelp, Dunlavin, Co.Wicklow. The property is in an accessible location circa 4km from Dunlavin, 16km Blessington, 18km Baltinglass and only 2km from the N81.

The land has frontage onto two Cul – de –sac roads and comes with a 3 span lean too’ shed.  Laid out in circa 8 divisions the lands are all in grass and described as ‘excellent quality’ with a combination of natural and fenced boundaries’.

The entire would also be an ideal site for a residence subject to obtaining the necessary Planning Permission.

The property is for sale by Public Auction on Tuesday 31st July 2018 @ 3.00pm in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge (unless previously sold) and Jordan’s are quoting €8,000 per acre. Additional information is avaiaible from Paddy Jordan or Clive Kavanagh on 045 – 433550.

Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge are delighted to offer for sale by Public Auction a charming detached cottage style bungalow on circa 0.45 acres at Sunnyhill, Kilcullen.

The property is in an excellent location at the junction of the Sunnyhill to Athgarvan road, directly opposite Castlemartin House & Estate.

The entire extends to approximately 120 sq.m (1300 sq.ft) and is generally in good repair. The accommodation comprises living room, kitchen, utility, bathroom & 2 bedrooms (1 ensuite). Outside there are lawned gardens, electric gates and potential to extend if required.

The property is for sale by Public Auction on Monday 23rd July @ 3.00pm in the Kedeen Hotel, Newbridge (unless previously sold) and Jordans are quoting €280,000 for additional information contact Paddy Jordan or Clive Kavanagh on 045 – 433550. Viewing is strictly by prior appointment.

Cottage & Yard on c. 9.32 Hectares (23 Acres)

Paddy Jordan of Jordan Town & Country Estate have just been instructed it the sale of a very attractive property near Sallins which includes a cottage (in need of renovation) and yard standing on c. 23 acres of excellent land.

Located at Sherlockstown and Prospect just outside Sallins Village 3½ km, 6 km Naas, 7km Clane and M7 Motorway access is via Junction 9 (Naas North) leading both north and south.

The property extends to 9.32 hectares (23 acres) together with a cottage and yard.  The single storey cottage comprises c. 1,000 sq.ft. (92.9 sq.m.) with kitchen, bathroom, livingroom, utility, 3 bedrooms in need of complete renovation.   Ideal for a replacement house subject to planning permission.

The yard includes a 3 span haybarn and a few outhouses.

The lands are laid out in one block in two divisions currently in tillage with extensive road frontage with natural boundaries and hedgerows.  The land are top quality and suitable either for grazing or tillage.

For Auction on Monday 23rd July @ 3pm in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge Jordans Auctioneers are issuing a guide price of €350,000.

A Fine Georgian Residence with Compact Stud Yard on c. 91 Acres

Paddy Jordan of Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents has just received instructions on a most wonderful property on the Tipperary/Waterford border, the property of the late Phonsie O’Brien.  Landscape Stud includes a fine Georgian residence (c. 4,500 sq.ft.) with compact stud yard, 14 boxes, staff flat and ancillary facilities on c. 91 Acres in a wonderful mature setting overlooking the River Suir.

Landscape House was built in the 1790s and was originally part of the Mount Congreve Estate. The Congreves who had an eye for the future, planted many specimen trees that are still there to this day. Phonsie O Brien and his wife Ann bought the property in the late 1970s and have maintained the grounds in a way that the original owners would have been proud of.

Phonsie was a successful amateur rider for his brother the famous Vincent O’Brien and among many other races rode the winner of 10 Gloucester hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival.

In 1956 Phonsie took out a trainer’s licence and is best remembered for his four consecutive winners of the Galway Plate (which is a record to this day) and winning the Irish Derby with Chamour.

Phonsie dedicated the next 40 years to Landscape and turned his attention to breeding and pinhooking national hunt foals with notable success.

His second passion was fishing and many hours were spent with friends on the river telling yarns and catching salmon and trout.

The property which is a delightful Georgian residence is situated in the heart of good hunting country with the Kilkennys, Tipperarys, Waterfords and Kilmoganny Harriers all nearby.
Racing is in Clonmel, Gowran Park, Tramore, Tipperary and Cork.  Whilst there is golf in Clonmel, Mount Juliet and Waterford.  The property has a ¾ mile single bank fishing on the River Suir with plenty of trout and salmon.

The accommodation includes: entrance hall, magnificent drawingroom, study/familyroom, diningroom, kitchen office, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  In addition there is a guest suite which includes a bedroom and bathroom.

The yard includes 14 boxes, a 3 bedroom staff flat, haybarns, 8 unit walker, lunging ring, walled garden and 3 isolation boxes.

The land is mainly limestone laid out in 8 paddocks all in permanent pasture with superb shelter and extensive road frontage.

Its location just outside the Village of Kilsheelan 4 miles Clonmel, 7 miles Carrick on Suir and convenient to Waterford.

The property is for sale by Public Auction on Wednesday 25th July @ 12.00pm in the Hotel Minella, Clonmel unless previously sold.  Paddy Jordan is guiding €1.3m and Paddy commented that it is seldom that such an attractive property comes on the market and whilst it is being run as a private stud, it is also ideally suitable for the sport horse enthusiast, pinhooker, sales prep with a lovely family home.

Jordan Auctioneers had an exciting day when Auctioning Spire Hill, Portarlington on Thursday last. Before a packed Auction room of about 30 people it was obvious from the outset that the property was going to get sold as several anxious bidders waited for proceedings to commence.

Located on the edge of Portarlington, close to the train station the property was built in 1955 and has a gross internal floor area of 205 sq.m (2,206 sq.ft) on a superb enclosed site of about 6 acres. The house which was described as in ‘need of some modernisation’ has been very well maintained throughout with several large reception rooms and a total of 5 bedrooms. Outside there were two car ports, garage and a range of stores in addition to a limestone Coach House.

The Auction opened with an initial bid of €300,000 and there were about 4 active bidders up to €400,000 when the property was placed on the market. 3 purchasers then fought it before the hammer fell at €580,000. The property had been guided at €350,000 but speaking after the Auction Clive Kavanagh of the selling agents reported that ‘right from the start there had been huge interest in the property with over 70 viewers throughout a 4 week period’. The main selling attributes according to Clive ‘were the ‘location, privacy of the house & gardens and the extra parcel of land’.

The successful purchaser was from the general area and Auctioneer Clive stated that the ‘owners were delighted with the result on the day and the sale indicated that perhaps the provincial property market was finally starting to see a serious sign of recovery’

Superbly located unique Residential Stud Farm on the edge of Newbridge with long term development potential has come on the market through Jordan Auctioneers.

 Located on the edge of Newbridge and just 700m from zoned land, it has 520m road frontage on to the busy Milltown road and must have tremendous potential. It is located 1.5 km from the commuter rail station to Dublin and 2.5km from the Main Street in Newbridge and just 40 km from Dublin City.

The land is in one block in well laid out flat paddocks, all with excellent shelter and a purpose built road to service the entire span of the farm and yards.

The property is approached via a recessed entrance with a 350m tree - lined avenue leading to the residence and yards.

Hawkfield House itself is an imposing residence extending to 2,700sq ft with original guest cottage 915 sq ft. The house may require some refurbishment but it has the potential to be a very fine property.

The yards are well laid out with 14 boxes, tack room, feed house and toilet. There is a 3 span hay-shed with 2 lean – to’s and a 3 span machinery shed.  There is also a large all weather sand arena (60mx30m) which is railed and sheltered.

The Stud is owned by well known Galway based equine Veterinary Surgeons Ned and Liz OFlynn.They have reluctantly taken the decision to sell their farm in Kildare having made their principle base in Oranmore in Co Galway.

Over the years Hawkfield House Stud has produced many top class horses including Olympic Gold Medal winner “Custom Made” bred by Liz OFlynn. The list also includes  winners at Badminton 5 Star, Kentucky Rolex etc.

“Galaxy Libra” Supreme Performance Champion RDS, “Oranmore”, Champion Horse of the Year Show UK, “ Trinity” winner RDS, “Mecca” twice winner RDS, “Nice and Easy”, 2nd Burghley and winner of numerous International Events.

Hawkfield House Stud is a unique centrally located compact Stud Farm that should appeal to any equestrian enthusiast or racing person wishing to purchase a property or investment close to Dublin.

The property is to be auctioned on Thursday the 5th July 2018 in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge @ 3pm (unless previously sold) and Jordan’s are quoting a price of €1,300,000. Additional information is available from Paddy Jordan or Clive Kavanagh of Jordan Auctioneers 045-433550.

“A charming Georgian residence (approx. 50 acres) in a wonderful private setting never before on the market”

The sale has been announced of Milford House, Milford, Co. Carlow through joint selling agents Jordan Town and Country and Knight Frank. Milford House is a charming Georgian residence (built c.1820) that has never been on the market having remained in family ownership since its original construction. The Alexanders were originally millers and Milford Mill was built in 1791. Although they built up an Estate of c. 2,000 acres, they remained active Mill owners and entrepreneurs over the generations. In the mid 19th century Milford Mills was the largest flour mill in Ireland and despite the abolition of the Corn Laws in 1846 which damaged the economics of the enterprise, the site remained the focus of industrial employment into the 20th century. One of the earliest hydro-electric dynamos was installed in Milford Mills which supplied the town of Carlow with electricity in the 1890s. The Hydro-Electric Plant was completely refurbished in the 1980s and currently produces 250 kilowatts into the National Grid.

Milford House is an attractive 5 by 2 bay two storey house built in 1820 with a granite ionic portico and single storey wing to the left side. The entrance hall is bright and gives access to the library which is one of the wonderfully proportioned reception rooms with a dual aspect benefiting from a magnificent fireplace, chimney piece and ceiling plasterwork. The drawing room interlinks with both the library and dining room making for ideal entertaining space; the drawing room having a dual aspect (S and E), whilst the impressive dining room has an easterly aspect. All the reception rooms are bright with views overlooking the parkland. Other rooms on the ground floor include the kitchen with Aga cooker, breakfast room, TV room, cloakroom with w.c, w.h.b and shower, 2 bedrooms.

 There is a wonderful staircase leading to first return with bathroom and walk-in hot press. Upstairs there is a central landing with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, all with superb parkland views. The lower ground floor (the original service quarters) includes the old kitchen, cellar, pantry, office, tack room, internal garage and boiler room (all of which are ideally suited for additional accommodation if required with good ceiling height (10 ft 6 inches). Away from the house is the original stud yard with 25 stables and grooms house (which has independent access).

Milford House is approached down a long avenue past the front gate lodge. The drive winds through the post and railed paddocks with beech hedging to the main residence which has a very pleasant aspect looking over the parkland and the lawn field. There is a separate drive off the main avenue to the original stud yard. There is a fabulous 2 acre walled garden with a charming brook flowing through it and Victorian (1903) 3 bay greenhouse. The front and rear of the property are laid out in lawn interspersed with mature trees and shrubs ensuring colour at various times of the year. Furthermore there is wonderful two storey stone cut gardeners cottage with its own independent access. The Land is top quality, laid out in 4 paddocks, all in permanent pasture, with tremendous shelter. There are excellent shelter belts ensuring complete privacy and the feeling of being in the middle of a far larger estate.

Milford sits alongside the banks of the river barrow and is approximately 8km south of Carlow Town just off the R448 which is the old Carlow/Kilkenny Road. Carlow is the county town of Co. Carlow in the south east c. 84 km from Dublin. It has a population of c. 24,272 (Census 2016) and nestles on the River Barrow. The M9 Motorway is 2 km (Junction 6) and the famous heritage city of Kilkenny is c. 35 km south with Waterford Airport 70km. The well known national hunt trainer Willie Mullins trains at Closutton nearby.

For further information or appointment to viewing contact the joint agents Paddy Jordan of Jordan Town & Country 045-433550 or James Meagher of Knight Frank 01-6342466, the Agents are quoting an asking price of €1.375m.

Fortgranite Estate on c. 341 Acres,
Baltinglass, County Wicklow

The sale has been announced of the Fortgranite Estate, Baltinglass, County Wicklow through joint selling agents Jordan Town and Country and Knight Frank.  

An historic country estate for sale in the first time in its history, Fortgranite is home to the Dennis family, direct descendants of Jonathan Swift, the eminent 17th Century satirist and Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. Set in about 341 acres of pasture, parkland and formal gardens to include a stunning arboretum, Fortgranite is entered through a romantic and impressive toy castle Regency gate lodge designed to replicate the family crest, and the boundary is largely walled. The avenue meanders through beautiful parkland up to the main house, which sits majestically with fine views over the estate.

Fortgranite House is an imposing and historic country house built in the 1720’s, remodelled in the 1870’s and upgraded in 1969. It is square in plan with a recessed bay to the front and a projecting and imposing Doric portico. The main house has exceptional proportions throughout and comprises approximately 11,802 sq. ft. / 1,096 sq. m of living accommodation. The entrance hall gives a wonderful sense of arrival and has an attractive open fireplace which has an ornate timber surround and mantlepiece. The drawing room and morning room which interlink are fine entertaining rooms and have fabulous views through a large bay window over the formal gardens, a lake and arboretum. The library is atmospheric and has a beautiful marble fireplace.

The first and second floors are reached by a magnificent sweeping staircase which is a wonderful feature of the inner hall in the centre of the house. On the first floor, there are six principal bedrooms and two bathrooms with fine views over the parkland and gardens, there are a further four bedrooms and two bathrooms to the rear of the house. On the second floor there is a school room and further bedroom. The lower ground floor which would originally have been the service floor for the house includes a series of rooms which have great potential for utility rooms, games rooms and offices.

Externally, at the rear of the main house, is an unusually large traditional range of outbuildings, currently used as various stores which have the potential subject to the necessary permissions for a variety of purposes. Beyond the first range of buildings is a further assortment of traditional buildings, stables and coach-houses, which are currently used by the farming enterprise. Further down the yard is a collection of modern buildings, which form the hub of the working dairy, which currently has facilities for a 200 cow unit.   The land is all in permanent pasture with tremendous shelter and piped or natural water supply to all fields.  Land is laid out in about 20 divisions, there is an internal road network giving easy access to all divisions.   At the head of both the front and back drives, providing additional security, are two small gate lodges, both of which have one bedroom. There are two further properties known as The Steward’s House and Herd’s Cottage on the estate. 

Surrounding the main house and radiating through the parkland are mature gardens which include a lake with island and a water feature, former lawn tennis court and an exceptional array of some of Ireland’s finest collection of Rhododendrons and living trees which have been collected over the years by generations of the Dennis family. These are recognised in the Tree Council’s Tree register of Ireland.

The Fortgranite Estate is in the beautiful Wicklow countryside just over 5 km from the town of Baltinglass and near the border with County Carlow and County Kildare. Baltinglass is situated on the famous River Slaney and has a good range of local services. The town and the surrounding area boast many natural, archaeological and built heritage sites. Of particular note is the remains of Baltinglass Abbey, first built in 1170 on the site of an earlier church and now a National Monument. Despite being situated in a wonderfully rural location, Fortgranite is easily accessible to Dublin which is only c.70km away.

For further information or appointment to viewing contact the joint agents Paddy Jordan of Jordan Town & Country 045-433550 or James Meagher of Knight Frank 01-6342466, the Agents are quoting an asking price of €3.5m.

“Lissadell, Blessington Road, Naas, Co. Kildare”

Jordan Auctioneers are delighted to present “Lissadell”, an attractive and spacious detached bungalow on a circa 0.26 of an acre on the edge of Naas Town Centre.

Located on the Blessington Road and within a very short walk of Main Street, “Lissadell” benefits from spacious accommodation, a detached garage and is surrounded by mature gardens which are south-west facing to the rear.

Approached via a recessed entrance to a tarmacadam drive, the property extends to c. 1,820 sq.ft. (169 sq.m.) of well proportioned living accommodation with entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, diningroom, utility room, 4 bedrooms, showerroom and en-suite with a conservatory to the rear overlooking the large private rear garden.

Outside there is a garage and boiler house with the site enclosed by mature trees and hedges.

Naas has a wealth of amenities including a superb selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, schools, leisure facilities and public transport with bus and rail services providing direct access to Dublin, the M7 and M9 Motorways both within easy reach.

An ideal family home within walking distance of everything Naas has to offer.  The property is an Executor Sale and is being sold by Public Auction on Wednesday 13th June at 3pm in Lawlors Hotel, Naas. Jordans are guiding €420,000 and viewing is strictly by prior appointment 045-433550.


Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents have just been instructed in the sale of Griesemount House, Ballitore a delightful Georgian house built in the 1800s by the Shackleton Family (the Antarctic Explorer Ernst was a grandnephew of the original George Shackleton).  The vendors have lived in Griesemount for over 35 years having bought it from Sarah Van Stade mother of Frederica Van Stade the world famous mezzo soprano.

They have greatly improved the living accommodation as well as adding a sunroom/breakfastroom.

Containing over 420 sq.m. (4,526 sq.ft.) of living accommodation it is now a perfect and manageable family home.

The accommodation includes 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfastroom, 6 bedrooms (3 ensuite), main bathroom, laundry and storage rooms.  To the rear is the old Coach Yard/Mews house which includes 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and reception room (c. 1,265 sq.ft.).

Griesemount is situated just outside the Village of Ballitore very easily accessible via the M9, 16km Kilcullen, 22km Newbridge, 35 km Naas, 66km Dublin City and 74 km Dublin Airport. 

There are many original Georgian features with the stairwell at the centre of things and all rooms leading from there.  Refurbished sash windows have working shutters, timber panelled doors, fanlights and Georgian cornicing, centre roses and floor tiles.

There are formal drawingroom and sittingroom, period fireplaces, corniced ceilings and recessed sash windows.  Bright kitchen overlooks the garden with wonderful views of the River Griese and the sunroom which is a more recent addition has access via French doors to the terrace and gardens.

Griesemount stands on 3.5 acres of gardens and grounds including a few paddocks and overlooks the River Griese.

There are many mature trees including beech, oak and Spanish chestnut and the second largest tulip tree in Co. Kildare.  There is also a lovely walled garden currently the home of a few geese and hens.

For sale by Private Treaty Jordans are inviting offers in excess of €850,000, viewing strictly by prior appointment, phone 045-433550.

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