This top beef cattle grazing country is fertile and irrigated with house and permanent water.
This unique property offering combines two parcels of land, which offers you an array of lifestyle options due to the diversity of landscapes and close proximity to major towns and beaches. Dorrigo is in a region which is arguably some of the best grazing country in Australia and the world. When the State is in drought, how does green summer growing country with an average rainfall of 80 inches sound?
1461 Tyringham Road, Dorrigo - 285 Hectares (704 acres)
The thick green pastures with clover up to your knees is a pretty good give away and this is also thanks to the annual rainfall we are spoilt with each year. There are nine stock dams scattered around the property and 4 spring fed permanent creeks, you will have no shortage of water. There are plenty of breathtaking house sites to build your dream home on.
However, the existing home is certainly no stranger to style. It's a charming country residence that has been restored and renovated with care and strong consideration ready for you to move in and enjoy straight away. The home has three buildings joined by verandas. The main building houses the living area and the guest quarters with a lovely cosy formal lounge area and library separated by dividing doors and a slow combustion stove to keep you warm through the cooler months. A very practical, modern and central kitchen and a great light filled dining room opens out to a sunny veranda.
The second building consists of four generous bedrooms, laundry and a bathroom with both bath and shower facilities. The two buildings are separated by a large deck, that flows through to an outstanding outdoor entertaining pavilion. You will spend many mornings and evenings here. It's constructed from hard wood timber sourced and milled on the property and the gardens surrounding this home have been a work in progress over the years.
What you get now are lovely advanced specimens like maples for shade in summer to enjoy reading books under, and an advanced fruit tree orchard to which the soil structure has been added to many times, so you have great soil with plants producing colour all year round, and through this garden is an inspiring art studio taking care of your creative side.
If it's a shed you are looking for, this is it and It's a beauty! 30m by 16m with a concrete floor, it was once a fruit sorting and storage shed, and now there's room for all your toys, tools and machinery with room left over, as well as hot water and three phase power.
The property is currently agisted, and there is scope for improvement to the pastures and the rest of the property to make it shine even more.
2 Muldiva Road, Dorrigo - 107 Hectares (265 acres)
This parcel of land offers you a permanent creek, an irrigation storage dam of some 5 megalitres constructed by the old State Water Authority, together with an irrigation licence.
Sorry, your eyes did not deceive you! Yes, an irrigation licence .....
And we are not talking here of flat, uninteresting country with water; we have hills and spectacular scenery, mouth watering possibilities for home sites and a heavenly climate.
There is also some 40 hectares of forests with Eucalyptus trees. The valley paddocks around the dam have underground 3 inch mains with risers and there is a 3-phase pump with electricity set up beside the dam. So the irrigation possibilities are a solid reality.
The operation includes a property with a valid fish farm licence and 100Ha of valuable timber reserves, which at the last 15 yr rotation (2yrs ago) yielded a gross $300,000 dollars, (as against $90,000 17 yrs ago).
Both farms together have a current irrigation licence, and a capacity for intensification not open to dry land farmers, plus an irrigation dam. The estate property has 45Ha of forestry plantation now aged at 14 yrs old, which is free on title, and has the capacity to yield income both from thinning, and at harvest in 20 yrs time.
There is three phase power to both properties.