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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Dyann House on 84ac guiding at €2.25m

Savills has just launched Dyann House, Mountarmstrong, Donadea, Co. Kildare, to the market with a guide price of €2.25m.

James Butler has described the listing as a private residential and equestrian estate in “the heart” of County Kildare with an “accessible” location.

It includes a 6-bedroom country house, 3 self-contained apartments, equestrian facilities, circa 84-acres of ring-fenced land, including tillage, pasture, a substantial fishing lake and mature woodland.

Dyann House


Constructed in 1982, Dyann House is a “magnificent” country home which has been “specifically designed” for entertaining, along with the “comforts” of modern family living.

Dyann House includes “well laid-out” accommodation over three floors and extends to c. 7,104 square feet (660 square metres), including a self-contained annex.

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It includes a reception hall, a triple aspect drawing room, a south-facing sun room with views of the garden, a sitting room, a spacious kitchen/breakfast room that gives access to a back hall which leads into a self-contained annex containing a boot room, storage and a kitchen/living room.

A stair provides access to a bedroom and shower room.

Off the landing on the first level are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a triple-aspect master bedroom with a fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and a spacious en suite shower room.

On the second floor are two additional bedrooms, one of which has a balcony, a sitting room and a bathroom.

Situated immediately to the east of Dyann House is a U-shaped courtyard. The wing adjacent to the house includes a pair of semi-detached self-contained apartments, each consisting of one bedroom.

The remaining two wings comprise stables and a further self-contained apartment laid out on the first floor with 2 bedrooms.

The equestrian facilities are “a key” feature of the property and include two stable yards with 18 stables and tack rooms.

Within one yard is a barn which provides useful general-purpose storage and includes a secure store.

There is a fenced lunging ring with an all-weather surface, a sand arena, an eight-horse walker and a seven-furlong gallop which surrounds the lake.


The land lies within a ring fence and extends to about 84-acres in total. It includes “productive” tillage land laid out in three principal fields of a “suitable” size for modern machinery.

There are several smaller paddocks “conveniently suited” for the stable yards, which are enclosed by stud-fencing.


The residence lies within the historic county of Kildare, famous for its world-class thoroughbreds, stud farms and racing calendar.

The property is “conveniently located”, being 14 km from the M7 and 19 km from the M4.

For a wider range of amenities, the towns of Maynooth (12 km) and Naas (15 km) are close by.

The busy market town of Naas (15 km) is the second largest town in Kildare, giving it a “comprehensive” range of amenities.

These include a range of supermarkets and a variety of boutique shops and retail stores. Naas is easily accessed via the N7, which connects it with Dublin and the M50.

Other attractions:

  • Dublin City: 36 kilometres to the east – provides the full range of services and culture expected of a capital city;
  • The Curragh Racecourse: 29 km;
  • Punchestown, home of Irish national hunt racing: 22km;
  • Naas Racecourse: 15km of the property;
  • The Irish National Stud;
  • The Japanese Gardens;
  • Fiachra’s Garden;
  • Golf courses;
  • A selection of primary and secondary schools.

The property benefits from “excellent” transportation links, including the M7/N7, which connects Dublin to Kildare and the M4 at Kilcock, which connects Dublin to Sligo and Dublin International Airport is 42 km distant.

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