400 Acre* Farm
Property ID 1624939
Located in the Palmers Oakey/Upper Turon locality approx 36 km north of the Great Western Highway at Meadow Flat, being approx 65 km from Lithgow, 51 km from Bathurst & approx 3 hours drive to Sydney. A very quiet part of the Central Ranges in an attractive scenic valley and with good fertile soils for pasture growth.
Willandra' has an old settlement style feel about it with the main house, traditional old shearing shed, shearers quarters, machinery shed plus sundry other smaller sheds all contributing to a sense of stepping back a little in time. The surrounding area is a quiet, peaceful and scenic part of the Central Ranges, a far cry from the late 1800's when it was part of a frantic alluvial gold rush - there is still evidence of hand built water races on the property.
- Approx 395 acres (approx 160 hectares)
- Solid 3 bedroom brick and rendered house boasting a hefty dose of country charm, this sound older home of approx 75 years has 3 living areas including a large, airy, north facing sun-catcher with windows along one side. While solid and liveable, the house would benefit further from modernisation in the kitchen and bathroom.
- 2 older shearers quarters plus a separate bathroom block which could be used for potential additional accommodation or holiday stays.
- Traditional old timber and iron woolshed built from timber cut on the property. A three stand functional shed, it has been well protected from the weather, preserving the authentic atmosphere of a bygone era.
- Further improvements include a lock-up machinery shed with power and double doors at both ends, cattle yards with vet crush and loading ramp, plus several other smaller sheds.
- Watered from the Palmers Oaky creek (featuring very reliable holes), 3 dams and a permanent spring. House water is from 4 rainwater tanks collecting from various building rooves. Annual average rainfall approx. 30 (750mm).
- The land itself is mostly cleared with approx 70 acres of native timber at the rear of the property. Consistent with the immediate locality, topography varies from gently undulating areas to steeper areas with an estimated 40 acres arable.
Overall Willandra' presents as a property with appeal to buyers looking for a weekend mountains escape with the potential to run some livestock (owner estimates 40 breeding cows) and with potential to increase the stocking rate further. With a solid main house, numerous other buildings and yards, power connected to most buildings, Willandra' already has a lot of costs covered for a small farm. Current owners have relocated and are realistic and genuine vendors.
For sale by public auction Friday 21st April 2017
Contact agents for further information or to arrange an inspection.
Bill Marshall 0427 663 240
Peter Crampton 0409 132 269