360 ACRES WITHIN 2 HOURS OF SYDNEY
Location: Located in NSW Central Tablalands, just 2 km off the Great Western Highway, 7 km from Lithgow, 10 km from Hartley and approx 2 hours drive from Sydney with a good sealed road frontage and just a couple of km from Lake Lyell.
COUNTRY: comprises undulating to hilly open grazing country, typical of the area, with mainly native pastures. The property is mostly cleared but with plenty of protection from remnant timber belts and scattered shade and shelter trees. Soils are loamy granite types, with limited areas suited to regular cultivation, although much of the cleared area could be direct drilled and pasture improved, and the property has been regularly supporting a 60 head cow/calf operation. This part of the Central Tablelands has a temperate climate with uniform rainfall pattern and generally mild summers. Altitude ranges from approx 900m 1000m and the immediate area enjoys an annual rainfall average of approx 32 (792.6mm).
HOMESTEAD: This house is a genuine standout feature often admired and noticed by passing traffic. It is a large, imposing 2 storey 6 bedroom home of full brick construction with spacious rooms, modern open living areas and verandah all round. Built approx 15 years ago, it has had only one owner and is positioned to take full advantage of the attractive outlook over the Lake Lyell area. It exudes obvious quality throughout, from the impressive main entrance, 12' ceilings downstairs, timber floorboards, cedar doors and windows, french doors, open living areas, feature staircase and the six sizeable bedrooms all with en-suites. The house was built originally to operate as a B and B with key features complying with health regulations (at the time).
FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS: Adjacent to the house, the original double garage has been converted to a entertainment/games room with bar, with an enclosed open front 2 car garage off this building. Further improvements include a large zincalume shed (20m wide x 15.5m deep) with 2 full lock-up bays, power, concrete floor, 3.3m high roller doors, mezzanine storage level and workshop area; lock-up timber and iron hayshed; and cattleyards with crush, loading ramp, covered work area and semi trailer access.
AREA: 144.9 hectares (approx 360 acres).
PADDOCKS and FENCING: The property is subdivided into 5 main and 2 smaller paddocks, with a mixture of older and newer fencing.
WATER: Stockwater is supplied by 7 dams of which 2 are spring fed, several spring fed gullies as well as several troughs. Domestic water is supplied from a substantial 100,000 ltr rainwater tank collecting from the roofs of the house and main shed, while garden water is from a windmill on the main spring fed dam pumping to 2 x 22,500 ltr tanks which gravity feed the house and garden area. The permanent Farmers creek forms part of one boundary.
SERVICES: Mains power, land line, mobile service, wireless broadband, sealed road frontage and concrete driveway, council garbage collection and school bus at front gate. A town water line runs alongside Magpie Hollow road.
CARRYING CAPACITY: the property has been running approx 60 breeders (cow/calf units)
COMMENTS: Overall, this is a very enticing package to a buyer looking for an executive residence in the Hartley-Lithgow area. A prominent and grand home with sweeping views over the immediate area, substantial additional improvements, comprising mostly cleared productive land, with easy road access and ideally located just minutes from both a major highway and a substantial regional town offering full services including the last stop on the Sydney electric train service.
FURTHER ENQUIRIES OR FOR INFORMATION ON INSPECTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE AGENTS.
Bill Marshall 0427 663 240
Patrick Bird 0438 361 109