As the Dublin Horse Show comes to a close today, we look at how much bang for your buck you can get when it comes to equestrian property for sale in Ireland.
1. Derryclough, West Cork
For you: a three- to four-bedroom south-facing house in a peaceful location with its own lake, beautiful grounds and a long driveway.
For the horses: a manège with an observation area, a block of three stables including one mare-and-foal stable, a hay barn and post-and-rail paddocks. Set in 4.5 acres.
What’s the damage? €395,000 (£281,807)
Agent: Charles McCarthy
Telephone number: 00353 282 1533
2. Mytrle Lodge, Co. Wicklow
For you: a house with three bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, ancillary guest and staff accommodation and a tennis court, just 63km (39 miles) from Dublin.
For the horses: according to the agent, Myrtle Lodge is “ideally set up for those in the sport horse business” with extensive stabling and an indoor and outdoor arena. Set in 175 acres.
What’s the damage? €4m (£2,853,119)
Telephone number: 00353 16634300
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3. Mylestone House, Co. Cork
For you: a six-bedroom modern house with an open fireplace and open-plan kitchen, approached via a long private driveway.
For the horses: a six-block stable yard with a sand arena, set in nine acres. Millstreet is close by with its equestrian centre.
What’s the damage? €499,000 (£356,256)
Agent: Rural and Equestrian
Telephone number: 01553 618834
4. Milltown Park, Co. Offaly
For you: an eight-bedroom Georgian mansion with staff quarters, walled kitchen gardens with a former cottage and greenhouses.
For the horses: an impressive quadrangle of model farm buildings with stables, a tack room, hay and grain stores. Set in 285 acres.
What’s the damage? €3.5m (£2,476,093)
Agent: Windsor Clive
Telephone number: 01672 521155
Ref: Horse & Hound; 6 August 2015