Ballyrafter the long established show jumping centre in Lismore, Co. Waterford has come on the market due to the retirement of its owners.
The old garden walls built in famine times were converted to an indoor arena at a time when indoor equestrian sport was in its infancy. Since then Ballyrafter has witnessed the rise of multiple equestrian stars that have gone on to participate successfully in Olympic, World and European Championships in both eventing and show jumping. Thousands have benefited from the experience gained at the well known venue and International stars in show jumping, eventing and racing have risen through the ranks at Ballyrafter and forged future success in the equestrian industry.
Hidden among the trees on the northern bank of the river Blackwater and within walking distance of the multi award winning picturesque town of Lismore this quiet secluded venue offers a range of multiple options for future use not just equine related.
The facilities while in need of updating are all in place to run a successful equestrian centre and with the history attached and its central location being equal distance from Cork and Waterford cities it invites young vibrant people to continue the tradition of providing training and competition experience for the equestrian industry. Its central location and facilities are also ideal to run a professional show jumping yard.
Equally this sizable site is ideally situated for future development as a diverse sporting venue of any nature. With excellent road access just off the N72 and with ample parking it lends itself to a variety of sporting facilities.
The quiet and unique location just across from Ballyrafter Country House Hotel could prove an excellent site for a retirement village within easy access of Lismore and the surrounding stunning scenic area including the famous mountain pass ‘The Vee’. Country living but within reach of all the facilities the historic town of Lismore has to offer.
The area comprises of;
Large indoor arena 60m x 20m with seating gallery.
Outdoor sand surfaced arena 50m x 40m.
Open lorry / car park 35m x 34m.
Grass paddock 48m x 18m.
8 permanent stables with hay barn.
Chalet type 2 bedroom dwelling.
Lismore and its surroundings are home to Lismore Castle, Irish Seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, as well as many of the famed Great Houses of the Blackwater Valley. The Blackwater River itself is renowned for its fishing, while Ballyrafter House, just a short walk from Lismore, sits at the gateway to the Knockmealdown Mountains, which are much feted by walkers. The beaches at Youghal and Ardmore are close at hand.