FOR AUCTION – ‘HEATHERBRAE’ 650 ACRES
123274 NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY
ARMIDALE NSW 2350 – NEW ENGLAND GRAZING & LIFESTYLE
‘Heatherbrae’ is located 22kms north of Armidale and 17kms south of Guyra, fronting the New England Highway. Sealed road access, roadside garbage collection and a school bus service to the front gate add to the great location of this property. Armidale is renowned for excellent private and public, primary, and secondary education options, as well as the University of New England. ‘Heatherbrae’ is only 25kms from the Armidale Saleyards, and 18kms from the Guyra Saleyards. Armidale is located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane; with only an hour’s drive south to Tamworth and two hours east to the Coffs Harbour. It has a regional airport with daily services to both Sydney and Brisbane, which allows for convenient commuting to both state’s capital cities.
‘Heatherbrae’ is a high rainfall New England grazing property. The average rainfall on property is 800ml per annum, with extensive rainfall records kept and available. The New England region is a generally cooler climate area, with temperate Springs and Summers and cool Winters. This area is well known for producing some of Australia’s finest wool and exceptional beef cattle.
‘Heatherbrae’ is watered by approximately 25 dams, and numerous springs. There are 5 solar pumped troughs to the yards, holding paddocks and other paddocks. A large dam is located close to the homestead allowing ample water for garden and to supplement the extensive rainwater supply.
The general terrain is undulating with some steep sections. It has been sympathetically cleared to allow stock shelter in inclement weather. There is a 10 hectare reserve of remnant vegetation with interesting flora. Timbered areas contain Stringy Bark, Eucalyptus, White and Red Gums, Yellow and Apple Box.
‘Heatherbrae’ has an excellent fertilizer history with manure applications nearly every year. Manure has been applied every year since 2012 at a rate of 2 ton per hectare plus 20kg of Croplift per ton of manure.
The current owners have done a great job with their weed management programs. They currently use a general spot spray program to keep the property maintained.
The vendors estimate ‘Heatherbrae’ will currently and comfortably carry 180-200 cows and calves or 1600 sheep. There is scope to increase the stocking rate with further pasture improvement and fertilizer applications.
Approx 220 acres of heavy basalt country with improved pastures consisting of Prairie Grass, Fescue, White Clover, Red Clover and Plantain. The balance being fertilized and semi-improved native country.
The home consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an office, as well as a very comfortable kitchen with a slow combustion stove, and the living/lounge area that is north facing to catch the sun. The home has reverse cycle air conditioning for winter heating, and is set in a well maintained garden, with 2 small paddocks suitable for a horse, and or orchards. Single phase 240V power to the home and sheds. Telephone and internet are available. There is also a Spa and Sauna located in the picturesque garden area.
‘Heatherbrae’ has excellent infrastructure. The steel cattle yards are in prime condition with a covered crush and electronic scales, capable of handling 200 cattle. There is also a 3 stand woolshed and steel sheepyards capable of handling 2000 sheep. ‘Heatherbrae’ also has a well set-up workshop and covered sheds for a wide range of vehicles, implements or any use.
There are 25 well fenced paddocks in excellent condition, with the boundary fencing being netting and electric, and internal fencing of hingejoint and plain wire. There is a laneway system which connects all but 2 paddocks to the main yards.
Contact Luke Heagney 0449 044447 or Tom Piddington 0429 525797
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‘STOCKTON’ 1817ACRES / 735HA
2621 & 2623 Waterfall Way Armidale NSW
EASTERN FALL COUNTRY – NEW ENGLAND GRAZING
A rare opportunity to purchase an excellent grazing property, situated only 20 minutes east of Armidale NSW on the Waterfall Way.
Stockton is well fenced into 21 paddocks with a laneway system feeding to the main yards and wool shed. Stockton is considered to be a gently undulating and well sheltered property, with highly fertile trap soils on the eastern fall, and has an estimated yearly rainfall average of 850mm. The property boasts good elevation with attractive views.
The infrastructure is a huge asset to the property, having an excellent set of steel cattle yards, 2 sets of sheep yards, a five stand wool shed and weather shed, as well as a large 3 bay workshop and machinery shed with 1 bay lockup.
The Stockton Homestead is a spacious 1960’s brick home. It consists of large living areas, four bedrooms – the main with an ensuite. All bedrooms have built-in robes, and there is a double garage with wet weather access. Other accommodation includes a two bedroom weatherboard cottage which is currently tenanted.
Stockton’s location is second to none, being located 26kms east of Armidale only 20 minutes from Armidale CBD, on the Waterfall Way (Grafton Road). Armidale is renowned for its schooling options, the University of New England as well as other advanced education centres – school bus to the front door.
This property is offered for sale in conjunction with McCulloch Agencies of Tamworth & Sydney.
• Estimated carrying capacity of 350 cows & calves
• Eastern fall, high rainfall grazing
• Excellent steel cattle yards
• 5 stand woolshed and weather shed
• Well fenced into 21 paddocks
• 28 dams
• Good array of dams and waterways
• 4 bedroom homestead and 2 bedroom cottage
• Situated on 2 titles
• Only 20 minutes to Armidale and less than 2 hours to Coffs Harbour
• 735 ha / 1817 acres
Contact Tom Piddington 0429 525797 or Luke Heagney 0449 044447
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‘WAIOMA’ 560 ACRES / 227HA
2809 Waterfall Way Armidale NSW
560 acres or approx 227 hectares of undulating granite and fertile trap soils.
Topography runs from undulating to a small amount of steep timbered country with a generally southerly aspect. Property is approx 25% timbered with the remainder being cleared open country with plenty of shade and shelter trees. Timber includes Yellow Box, Stringy Bark and Red Gum. The elevated parts of the property offer a very attractive outlook over the surrounding area, with extensive views of the Hillgrove and Metz Gorge, Blue Knobby Mountain and beyond.
Improvements include a 3 bedroom home with sleepout, a 2 stand wool shed, and a 2 bay machinery shed. There are also a set of steel cattle and sheep yards.
The property is fenced into 8 main paddocks, with fencing in general good stockproof condition.
‘Waioma’ currently runs cattle, and has an estimated carrying capacity of 80 cows and calves, and is conveniently located only 28km east of Armidale, 13km to Wollomombi and less than 2 hours to Coffs Harbour.
This property will not last long in this buoyant market, so call to book an inspection today.
Contact Tom Piddington 0429 525797 or Luke Heagney 0459 044447
Watch a video of ‘Waioma’ https://youtu.be/Hf7W4XdvX4k