Rural and Agribusiness For Sale
Land Area: 428.00 Hectares. Floor Area: 1,058.00 Acres.
The Eastern Fall of the New England Tablelands is renowned for its unspoilt natural beauty and fertile soils. It is an environment which fosters sustainable forests, productive pastureland and clean air and water.
Located about 60 kilometres from the region’s hub, the city of Armidale, “Wyatts Creek” is a 428 hectare working cattle grazing property tucked away from peering eyes in the heart of the Eastern Fall.
The Residence: Magnificent architecturally designed six bedroom residence constructed in 1994 of distinctive Armidale blue brick and widespread use of Australian hardwood timbers. The two storey home nestles against the forest on a knoll in the south west of the property, and enjoys commanding views north and east across the private valley. With high ceilings and partially louvered verandahs, winter light and solar warmth flood in through the clerestory windows, hitting the central wall, effectively creating a heat bank. In summer the sun’s angle rises and the windows can be opened for cooling if required.
The house comprises two separate pavilions connected by a breezeway. The main pavilion is entered via an intimate foyer with a handcrafted parquetry floor or the everyday “mini-orb” entry and lead to entertaining areas. These include; formal lounge opening to the separate dining room and informal family/dining room adjacent to the central semi open plan kitchen. All have views across the paddocks. Energy efficient wood fires and LGP gas point connectivity keep winter chills well away. Three double bedrooms, all with generous storage space are located on the ground floor. These are complemented by three bathrooms. The first floor provides two oversized loft rooms that are currently used as bedrooms with stunning views and natural light.
The second pavilion is a private haven when the house is full. It includes the master bedroom with fireplace, a spacious en suite, storage and study. The home has mobile phone coverage, NBN Satellite and 3G wireless internet connectivity.
A two vehicle garage with storage is located adjacent to the house.
The garden has been designed to provide uninterrupted views, seasonal colour and low maintenance. An established hazelnut orchard adjoins the garden. Water is pumped from a spring fed dam to a 90,000 (approximately) litre storage tank and is supplemented by a reticulated grey water system.
Working grazing property: "Wyatts Creek" is a working cattle grazing property. Fencing on the property is secure and the majority in good condition. The layout of the paddocks is such that mustering is simple, with the paddocks leading toward the well designed steel and timber yards. Near the yards is a fully secured Colourbond shed. It has two double height roller doors plus a sliding door. There are two galvanised tanks connected to the shed, a molasses tank and a diesel tank.
Livestock: Typically, "Wyatts Creek" runs about 130 breeders including cows and calves, and retained heifer replacements.
Water: The property is well watered by 12 stock dams, 5 water troughs, Wyatts Creek, other creeks and springs. Rainfall is approximately 941 mm per annum (37 inches).
Pastures: Include phalaris, cocksfoot, fescue and clovers, along with a variety of native and naturalised species. It is estimated that about 290 hectares are arable, and as such, pastures could be further improved and productivity increased.
Timber: Native timber on the property is a significant resource with a Forest Valuation in June 2013 putting an estimated value of approximately $225,000 plus GST. Millable species include Stringybark, Messmate, Sydney Blue Gum, White Gum and Tallowwood.
The current enterprise on “Wyatts Creek” utilises Occupational Permits to seasonally graze 6,390 hectares in the Styx River Forest. Whilst not directly offered for sale with the property, the vendors offer to facilitate the transfer or reissuing of these permits to the successful buyer, subject to relevant approvals.
- Modern Executive Residence
- Cattle Grazing & Horses
- World Heritage Location
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