This sale offers a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to acquire this well-known Equestrian Centre enjoying a prime semi-rural setting on the outskirts of Lisburn (2.5 miles) and within close proximity to Motorway junctions at Sprucefield and Saintfield Road affording easy access to Belfast (16 miles) and major Provincial Centres both North and South (Dublin 96 miles)
Set well back from the county road and approached by a sweeping driveway the property comprises a substantial detached residence, (in need of some upgrading) set in mature gardens with a plethora of well established trees including specimen Conifers, Rhododendrons and magnificent Chestnuts.
It is only being placed on the market due to retirement of its current owner, who has been in residence for more than 40 years. During this time many improvements have been made to develop it into a fully equipped Equestrian Centre with separate access. It justifiably boasts a substantial Indoor Arena, Sand Gallops, several outdoor all-weather arenas and equine swimming pool. The adjoining land extends in total to circa 50 acres. The lands are in great heart, well drained, very fertile and divided into tranquil natural meadows and fields with good hedging and trees throughout.
Danescroft, as a venue has been synonymous with success – the place where many International Showjumpers and National Hunt Champions have commenced their careers including Nations Cup winning showjumper ‘Leapy Lad’, and Aintree Grand National Winner ‘Bindaree’.
Further enhanced by its unrivalled privacy, convenience, significant road frontage and elevated views ‘Danescroft’ will undoubtedly appeal to a wide variety of potential purchasers seeking an attractive country lifestyle, or equine enthusiasts who wish to benefit from the array of existing facilities. Alternatively, it offers a unique property/business opportunity in a prime location with unlimited future potential (subject to any necessary Statutory Approvals).
‘Outline planning was granted for a 4000 sq ft detached home to the side of the current property. Planning has since lapsed, however, has been reapplied for. ‘
Accommodation of Residence briefly comprises: Entrance Hall, Downstairs WC, Living Room, Dining Room/Office, Snug, Kitchen, Pantry, Boiler House, Stairs to first floor landing, 5 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower Room, Separate WC.
Oil-fired Central Heating and own serviced generator.
Outside: Extensive Garden laid out in lawns with walled garden area and feature ‘Tower’ providing far reaching panoramic views.
Substantial Equine Facilities include:
52 Large and Airy Stables, over three separate internal barns
Large heated Tack room
Indoor Equine Swimming Pool and Hydrotherapy Unit
Large Indoor Arena (approx. 60m x 23m) with sand surface
Committee Room, Viewing Gallery, Kitchen, Toilets
Internal Jumps Store with gravel surface
Large all weather Outdoor Arena (approx. 103m x 62m) with fibre sand surface
Collecting Arena (approx. 68m x 13.5m)
Two separate 4 Horse Walkers
Round Lunging Pen
Oval all weather Jumping Pen
2 Furlong circular Sand Gallop with sand surface
2 Furlong circular and 4 Furlong uphill all weather Gallop with fibre surface
6 Bay Hayshed, concrete floor
8 Turnout Paddocks
Variety of XC Jumps
Extensive hardstanding Parking Areas (approx. 133m x 75m) circa 3 acres
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Sole Agents.
Location: Off Waterloo Road, which links the Ballynahinch and Ravarnet Roads (1.2 miles from Sprucefield M1 roundabout and 2 miles from Saintfield Road M1 roundabout)
3.1m (10' 0") x 1.7m (5' 8")
4.7m (15' 3") x 5.9m (19' 6")
4.3m (14' 3") x 6.4m (21' 1")
4.6m (15' 2") x 4m (13' 0")
5.2m (17' 1") x 4m (13' 2")
5.2m (17' 0") x 3.8m (12' 6")
6m (19' 8") x 4.2m (13' 11")
Stairs to first floor landing.
5.7m (18' 10") x 4.3m (14' 3")
5.7m (18' 8") x 4.6m (15' 2")
4.3m (14' 2") x 4.3m (14' 3")
4.7m (15' 3") x 4m (13' 0")
3.5m (11' 4") x 2.6m (8' 8")
3.1m (10' 2") x 2.1m (6' 11")
3.1m (10' 2") x 1.8m (5' 11")
3.1m (10' 2") x 1.1m (3' 7")
Off Waterloo Road, which links the Ballynahich and Ravarnet Roads (1.2 miles from Sprucefield M1 roundabout and 2 miles from Saintfield Road M1 roundabout)View Google Map