Grand estates often appear in those shows on BBC, like Monarch of the Glen and Downton Abbey. What’s that, dear? Have you arrived for lunch? Yes, just meet me in the dining room. Oh, the other dining room. The fifth dining room, I mean, sorry I wasn’t clear! Along with majestic architecture often come grand equestrian facilities, some of which you may encounter on riding vacations in places like Scotland and Ireland. However, why just vacation at a grand estate or watch it on TV…when you can purchase it yourself? The only caveat with this property, though, is that you might need just a FEW more acres to hack…
Abbeyleix, Leinster, Ireland (The Abbey Leix Estate)
A private drive leads you to your enormous mansion, designed in 1773 by James Wyatt, one of the most celebrated architects of his time.
1,120 acres might not be enough, but you’ll surely figure something out. Hacking opportunities abound.
The trees on the estate are one of the most important collections in Ireland — the last surviving remnants of Ireland’s ancient woodland!
The equestrian facilities are set up typical of those in Europe, with the stalls surrounding a center yard. There are 24 stalls and separate outbuildings for livestock, as well as two arenas.
There won’t be any issue with low ceilings for your horses here…
Trust me, on 1,120 acres, there is plenty of turnout. This cow agrees.
One of the groom’s cottages on the property, backing up to another turnout paddock.
If you become tired of enjoying your enormous property, you can return to your majestic hallway here…
Or enjoy a meal in one of the dining rooms. You can invite many guests over, or eat all of the food yourself (hint, go for it).
This property is listed at $21,595,940. All photos by Sotheby’s International Real Estate. To view the full listing, click here.
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Go Jumping (and dreaming)!