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HomeFarming News‘Superb’ home with ‘state-of-the-art’ facilities on over 11ac for €2.5m
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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‘Superb’ home with ‘state-of-the-art’ facilities on over 11ac for €2.5m

A 5-bedroom home in “impeccable” order, “world-class” equestrian facilities, “impressive” formal gardens, a floodlit tennis court and golf pad and grass paddocks are among the unique selling features of Savills’ newest listing in the form of Sherwood House.

Cianan Duff is guiding the “superb” contemporary home with state-of-the-art equestrian facilities extending to 11.92-acres in Gallowshill, Athy, Co Kildare at €2.5 million.

The current owners have “meticulously” developed Sherwood House, along with an extensive range of outbuildings and formal grounds.

Access is through a stone wall entrance with piers and electrically operated iron gates, which open to an attractive sweeping tarmacadam driveway, flanked by laurel hedging and leading to parking at the front and rear of the house.

Constructed in 2004, the 5-bed 5-bathroom Sherwood House extends to about 6,488 square feet of “bright and spacious” accommodation across two floors and includes a floored attic space.

A key feature of the exterior of the house are the bay windows, benefiting from “exceptional, uninterrupted” views.

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According to the selling agent, upon entering the property, the detail and finishes are “notable”.

The agent noted that the accommodation is suitable for both modern family living and entertaining.


To the rear of the house sits a range of outbuildings of modern construction. Here, you will find “ample” tarmacadam and hardcore aprons, private water and mains electricity supplies.

There is an L-shaped stable block where the current owners use one half as a gym, with wooden floors, heating and two sets of glass double doors. On the other side are three loose boxes.

There is a workshop in two bays of steel frame construction with a box profile roof and cladding, block walls and a concrete floor.

Moreover, there is a machinery shed in two bays of steel frame construction with a box profile roof and cladding, and a concrete floor. A third bay is divided and includes two horse shelters.

The equestrian complex in 6 bays of steel portal frame construction with a box profile roof and cladding, block walls and a concrete floor.

It includes a floodlit sand arena with kickboards, sprinklers, sound system and three up and over rolling doors, five loose boxes with stable doors facing in and out of the barn, a wash down area and WC.

Also, it includes a superb tack room with sink, heating system, electricity and multiple wall mounted units for saddles, bridles, and rugs.

Above the stables is a viewing area where the owners currently store shavings and hay. There is a covered area for lorry parking.

The equestrian facilities include a four-horse walker, a 30m x 40m outdoor sand area with floodlights, a midden, an underground water store and a sand turnout paddock.

Besides, grass paddocks lie to the north and south of the house and outbuildings. They are easily accessed via internal tracks and have drinking troughs.


Sherwood House is 3 km from Athy, which provides a “wide” range of amenities, including restaurants, bars, hotels, and supermarkets.

The Clanard Court Hotel is just 3 kilometres from the property and includes an excellent restaurant and spa facilities.

The large neighbouring towns of Carlow (21 km) and Kildare (24 km) also provide further shopping and entertainment facilities.

Kildare Village is one of the 11 worldwide luxury brand shopping destinations, with 60 brands having their sole operating stores in Ireland in the shopping village.

The county itself is synonymous with the bloodstock industry, famous for its world-renowned stud farms and busy racing calendar.

The Curragh Racecourse, one of the finest racetracks in the world, is steeped in history and tradition where racing dates back to the 1720s.

Punchestown, home of Irish national hunt racing, and Naas racetracks are both within 39 km of the property.

Kildare is also home to The Irish National Stud, together with The Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra’s Garden. There are numerous cross country and show jumping schooling facilities within boxing distance.

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