149 Boormans Lane Southgate, NSW 2460$970,000
"BEST OF BOTH WORLDS"
Cropping - Southgate NSW
This 225 acre farm offers a superb balance of country, and can best be described in three sections:
Firstly you have the low, fertile flats; approx 60 acres of flood-prone land which has been a real benefit in carrying cattle through dry times. Paspalum is prevalent through this lower section of the property.
The country rises gently into the next section of land, which has been pasture improved with summer C4’s (Rhodes and Setaria Grasses). This area would also lend itself well to cultivation/cropping.
The property then climbs up the hillside and through a shelter belt of trees to the low-set two bedroom home and numerous sheds.
The Southgate region is well-regarded locally because of its fertile land with heavy carrying capacities; and this property combines that with the peace-of-mind of a good hill – during flood times there is no need to move cattle, machinery or equipment off-farm. The topography of the land provides flexibility for managing through dry or wet times.
The saying “the best of both worlds” springs to mind here.
The two bedroom, two bathroom home has a beautiful easterly aspect with views over your property and the valley and Clarence River below. The home is very privately located at the end of a dirt road; the owners have enjoyed not needing to worry about kids & dogs with traffic, and are frequently told that no-one would ever know they were there, despite being only a short drive to town. The house is approx 12 years old and is of steel construction, with great storage, an intelligent design, and an open-plan living area. One of the biggest features of the home is it’s temperature regulation; with exceptional insulation, you’ll enjoy the river breezes and airflow through the home. Our vendors have loved waking up each morning and watching the sun rise over the valley, often with a wallaby and joey grazing next to the verandah.
Cathedral ceilings, a wood-fired heater, verandahs on three sides, and simplistic country gardens add to the feel of the home. NBN internet is connected and the home is on an 8KW stand-alone solar power system, plus there is solar hot water as well. Our vendors updated the solar system about two years ago and have almost never needed to use the back-up generator. There are three rain water tanks, and town water is also connected to the house.
Shedding is well-catered for; with a two bay lockup workshop with mezzanine, concrete floor and power, an adjacent carport on one side, and a good semi-enclosed shed on the other side provides the perfect spot for the tractors and implements.
Around the back there’s a tack room and storage skillion, then a hidden little gem; a studio room with adjoining bathroom, that, with a bit of foresight and renovation, would lend itself to being converted into a granny flat or perhaps used for farmstays/BnB accommodation (STCA).
There is a superb body of feed on the property and the photographs speak for themselves. Our vendors estimate a carrying capacity of 90-100 cows and have been running a mix of steers and cows + calves (currently about 80 steers & a dozen cows), applying rotational grazing principles and fertilising when appropriate. Soil tests are available. There is a good set of timber stockyards with loading ramp, headbale and covered race. The property is divided into 17 paddocks; each with water from either troughs (town water) or dams. It’s important to note that the property held its own and water was never a concern during the recent dry conditions.
This property is held in six titles, comprised of Lots 17, 18, 19, 76 & 77 in DP 751386 and Lot 1 in DP 1138416. The property is in an RU1 and RU2 zoning in the Clarence Valley Council district.
Situated less than 20km to the Grafton CBD and just 44km to the coastline at Yamba, our vendors have really loved the combination of productivity and lifestyle, often doing cattle work during the day then heading to the river or to Yamba late in the afternoon.
Work commitments mean a move is imminent for our vendors. This one is well worth an inspection. Please phone JoJo Newby of Farrell McCrohon Stock & Station Agents on 0417 690 637 to discuss further.