the perfect entertainer now listed at $1.15m
Having called the one property home for six generations spanning from 1868 to 2013 the decision to sell is one that is not made without much deliberation. Mike and Di Hynes have had the unenviable dilemma of when and how to sell their much loved property Oak Hollow and have decide that the only fair and proper way to determine market value is via public auction. The decision has been made to auction Oak Hollow on Friday 22nd of March in Brisbane and accept the result on auction day.
The property's history begins as far back as 1840 when Owen Hynes arrived in Australia from Ireland and began a carrying business with George Smith based in the Hunter River District. Owen's son John later entered the business. John Hynes made many journeys along the wagon track from Tenterfield to the river port of Lawrence on the Clarence River. Typically the wagons they travelled in were drawn by teams of five horses and passed through Drake and Tabulam on their way to Lawrence. Station records at Oak Hollow tell that John Hynes had a Grant of Land for the property in 1868 commencing construction of the homestead on the banks of Plumbago Creek where it has stood ever since.
The property now comprises some 407 acres on four freehold titles consisting mainly of open grasslands extending along the floor of a private valley with Plumbago Creek dissecting the grassy flats. Subdivided into 9 paddocks, each with a dam, Oak Hollow is currently running 83 quality Hereford breeders. Livestock handling is made easy by virtue of secure fencing and a large set of recently completed steel cattle yards complete with a covered vet crush. Numerous sheds of modern construction combine with well maintained historic outbuildings providing cover for all possible applications. A molasses tank and pump are situated in a position handy to access by all vehicles. Oak Hollow boasts a reliable 40 average annual rainfall which when combined with the 2km frontage to Plumbago Creek and 9 dams (stocked with native fish species), along with over 15,000 gallons of rainwater storage guarantee a year round water supply.
Hidden amongst long established low maintenance gardens the Oak Hollow homestead is meticulously presented and is the ideal entertainer's home. Featuring wide shady verandahs the homestead has benefitted from extensive renovations in recent times which now sees the home boasting ducted air conditioning and combustion heaters combining with wonderful open fires to ensure creature comfort.
Originally maids' quarters and school house, but now converted to guest accommodation these immaculate outbuildings combine to give 6 separate spacious bedrooms. The gardens are a feature of Oak Hollow and are fully floodlit and are home to a tea house providing for entertaining both day and night.
Oak Hollow is a property that simply must be inspected. Combining the comforts of today with the grace and charm of a bygone era Oak Hollow is now ready to share its rich history with new owners seeking a wonderful future.