Kedrah Castle Farm, Cahir - Period residence, quarry and land for sale

Agents: Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents and Dougan FitzGerald, Clonmel

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Paddy Jordan of Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents, Newbridge, Co. Kildare together with John FitzGerald of Dougan FitzGerald, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary have just been instructed on a very interesting property called Kedrah Castle Farm in Cahir. This farm which comprises a former dairy farm and equestrian property with a quarry includes a period residence which needs to be renovated.
The property is laid out in 12 divisions all in permanent pasture and with the land partly post and railed with excellent shelter and internal roadways giving access to nearly all paddocks. There are several streams ensuring never failing water supply.
The property has a large limestone quarry which is not operational at the moment but has supplied rock to Cahir By-Pass (1985 and 1990) and the M8 (2007/2008). A professional assessment has been carried out of the quarry in November 2017 and shows to have considerable reserves of limestone rock. The quarry has its own access road from the R639 and includes a site office and weighbridge.
The residence is an old stone and slate farmhouse extending to c. 2,400 sq.ft. and is attached to Kedrah Castle (a tower house in ruins) with some antiquities. Whilst it needs considerable upgrading it is a wonderful setting with panoramic views of the Galtee and Comeragh Mountains. The extensive concrete yard includes an array of buildings including 4 open sheds (2 with lean-tos) and useful workshop with inspection pit, 13 stables, 2 tack rooms, feed house, large sand arena and lunge ring.
Whilst the farm was originally run as an intensive dairy farm it has been used as an equestrian centre, including livery and has hosted many pony club camps and rallies, hunter trails, carriage driving competitions, One and Two Star Eventing Ireland Horse Trial Events.
It has also hosted an event called “Mayhem” which was a 5km cross country obstacle course and used to film “Ireland Fittest Family” an RTE TV production.
Its location is of paramount importance just sitting off Exit 10 on the M8 Motorway, less than an hour from Cork and approximately 2 hours to Dublin.
Commenting on the sale Paddy Jordan said “that whilst the quarry does not currently have planning permission there is precedent having been used for the construction of the Cahir By-Pass and the M8 and having considerable reserves of rock much have tremendous potential because of its accessibility to the road network”.
The Joint Agents are guiding a figure in excess of €2m for the entire property which is for sale by Public Auction on Friday 19th October in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles. If you require further information please contact Paddy Jordan on 045-433550 or John FitzGerald on 052-6121003.