About this property
Barne Estate is a prime quality agricultural and residential estate, set in a picturesque location in County Tipperary. It has been in the ownership of the same family since the 17th Century and extends to about 751 acres (304 hectares) in total.
The estate includes one of the county’s most historic country houses – a magnificent, Château-style mansion house which dates back to the 17th Century and sits amidst beautiful formal gardens and parkland, including a serene lake. Preserved with care, the house retains many of its period features and measures about 16,930 square feet, providing flexible and extensive accommodation over four floors. The main house is complemented by a range of traditional and modern farm buildings.
A key feature of the estate is the extent of the free-draining farmland, which includes 631 acres of first-class fertile and versatile tillage land with a good working depth. A large-scale, in-hand tillage enterprise is currently run at Barne with a diverse rotation of winter and spring cereals, in addition to break crops such as winter oil seed rape, winter beans and winter rye. The farm has been operated on a min-till system for a number of years. The consistent high yields and exceptional quality have earned the farm several prestigious accolades, including the Grain Supplier of the Year award.
The field divisions are a good workable size and layout for contemporary farming with 13 extending to more than 30 acres in area and 3 fields greater than 75 acres. Barne Estate has extensive road frontage and internal farm roads, providing excellent access for agricultural purposes. The estate benefits from mostly southerly elevation with gently undulating land, lying between 131 feet/40 metres above sea level towards the southern boundary and 330 feet/100 metres above sea level on the northern boundary.
In addition to the tillage farm, the estate includes expanses of woodland, featuring mature stands of mixed deciduous and conifer species. The woodland areas enhance the estate’s biodiversity and amenity appeal.
- The estate is located in an area known as the Golden Vale, given it has some of the most renowned land in Ireland for farming and being rich in agricultural diversity, with fertile light loam soil that lies over limestone. As such, the area is well served by grain merchants, agricultural machinery suppliers, milk processors and livestock markets.
- The estate is located close to the medieval town of Clonmel (6 km) which overlooks the River Suir, acting as the boundary between the counties of Tipperary and Waterford. The town offers an array of amenities including several shopping centres, excellent restaurants, hotels, traditional pubs, shops, boutique stores and a hospital. The historic town of Cashel, located 20 km north-west of the property, is home to the famous Rock of Cashel, one of Ireland’s most visited tourist attractions and the recently opened five-star Cashel Palace Hotel. Cashel provides a further range of amenities including restaurants, bars, supermarkets, professional services, schools and a hospital.
- There are few places in the world with a bloodstock breeding and racing tradition as rich as that in County Tipperary. It is home to some of the most iconic stud farms and training establishments in Europe, while the county features popular racecourses at Thurles, Tipperary and Clonmel. Tipperary is one of the leading economic contributors to the Irish breeding and racing industry with all core industry sectors well represented including the thoroughbred breeding industry for which Tipperary is best known.
- The estate is served by excellent transport links nearby including the M8 motorway (Junction 10) which is only 10 kilometres distant and connects Dublin to Cork via the M7 interchange. The area is also well-located for airports, including Cork Airport (95 km), Shannon Airport (101 km) and Dublin Airport (189 km).
- There is no shortage of exceptional golf courses nearby including Clonmel Golf Club (11 kilometres) and Cahir Park Golf Club (13 kilometres). The Championship Dundrum House Hotel Golf Club designed by 1995 Ryder Cup hero Philip Walton is located 30 kilometres from the property. The Jack Nicklaus designed Mount Juliet Estate is 50 kilometres from Barne Estate. There is excellent trout and salmon fishing nearby on the River Suir and the Blackwater River, while hill walkers will enjoy the range of peaks in the Galtee Mountains and nearby Slievenamon.
- Both national and secondary education is available in Clonmel. The area is also well served for private education including Rockwell College, Glenstal Abbey, Presentation Secondary School and Ursuline Secondary School, which offers education for both day pupils and full-time boarding.