ILL Health, No Succession, WE'RE SELLING
- Land: 456 ha (1,126 acres)
Oaklands comprises 455.87 ha or 1126 acres of freehold land excluding crown road leases. Ideally situated on the desirable eastern fall, Oaklands is located just 37km from the Armidale township in the Hillgrove precinct bordering the escarpment.
The property boasts an ideal mix of basalt and soft granite soil types approximately 50/50. These productive soils have benefited from a long standing fertiliser application regime. There has been an ongoing perennial pasture improvement programme. Consequently, Oaklands features some well established pastures. A select 25 acre paddock has been recently sown (17/3/14) with an annual rye grass.
Not only is Oaklands a highly productive grazing farm, it houses some magnificent views and vantage points of the natural gorges that adjoin the property. An inspection will reveal the general lay of the land and the surrounding scenery to be very aesthetically pleasing.
Oaklands has a substantial inventory of practical structural improvements. These comprise a 4 bedroom clad home (circa 1950), 2 x double car garages and 1 x single garage, 3 stand electric woolshed and attached steel sheepyards, 12m x 18m wether shed on steel piers with a raised timber floor (suitable machinery shed), 12m x 6m steel hayshed, 3 bay stables and tac room and a set of all steel cattleyards complete with vet crush and calf cradle.
The property is well fenced with electric stand-offs on most internal fences and approximately half of the boundary. Stock water is provided by numerous dams, 2 creeks and spring fed gullies.
The property has been well cleared with the remnant timber a feature. Some excellent stands of yellow box, stringybark and apple box trees represented. The quality of the timber speaks volumes for the quality of the soils and offers an excellent hard wood resource for fencing or milling.
Oaklands has been tightly held in the current family's ownership for 4 generations. Their management of the property over the years has left the legacy of a well improved, highly productive, fully functional New England grazing property. Ill health and an absence of succession from the next generation have the owners committed to selling the property under the hammer if not prior to auction.
Auction to be held on 23 May 2014 at 11am at the Armidale Ex-Services Club.
456 ha / 1,126 acres
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