First Time Offered Since 1955
1821.4 ha or 4500.8 acres
Maiden Creek is a well located property which is centrally positioned in the high rainfall, high elevation eastern fall New England. Located just 60km from the regional city of Armidale renowned for it's excellence in education, 45km to Ebor and 14km from Chandler primary school. A school bus run services Armidale from the primary school.
There are 5 residences on Maiden Creek. The main homestead offers 4 bedrooms, modern ensuite to main, 2 studies, separate lounge, dining and family rooms with large entertaining areas and verandahs. The homestead is set in established gardens which overlook Maiden Creek. Attached to the main home is a 1 bedroom fully self contained guest quarters. Also attached is a 7 bay covered car area plus 4 x store rooms.
Adjacent to the main home is a recently renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home plus a separate 4 bedroom (old shearers quarters) residence that has been partly renovated.
The managers residence enjoys a separate location away from the homestead and offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with large verandahs and a double car port and storage room.
There is extensive shed space on Maiden Creek. A modern recently developed all steel hay shed approximately 20m x 12m which complements the existing shed which measures approximately 25m x 20m. A 9 bay machinery shed / workshop approx. 38m x 14m.
The sheep infrastructure includes a modern 4 stand electric woolshed with raised board, attached steel sheepyards with undercover draft and race plus a second set of centrally located sheepyards.
The cattleyards are complete with a drafting pound, curved race with catwalk, crush with scales and a calf race and cradle. The large holding yards are fitted with trough water and considered ideal for the yard weaning of calves.
The Maiden Creek rainfall records show an average annual recording of 906mm. The terrain ranges from rolling hilltops to relatively flat country in the valley which is highly arable. The property rises up to 1225m above sea level on the tops.
Maiden Creek is a very well watered property with approximately 56 earth dams including the main storage dam which is reticulated to approximately 18 troughs. In addition the reliable Maiden Creek traverses through the middle of the property plus 2 x additional tributary creeks.
The fencing is in good order with the property subdivided into approximately 49 main paddocks plus holding paddocks. A laneway system connects numerous paddocks to the stock yards. A commitment to rotational grazing has given direction to the paddock design.
The soil type on the property is predominately fine loamy granite with a small percentage of Basalt and Trap Rock. Maiden Creek has benefited from a long standing fertiliser history dating back over 60 years. There is an agricultural airstrip on Maiden Creek.
The current owners have invested in an extensive and on going pasture renovation programme. Perennial pastures and clovers have been sown throughout the property with select paddocks farmed with annual species for the finishing of livestock and the making of silage.
Maiden Creek has been the home to a renowned self replacing Angus cow calf breeding herd. The Maiden Creek cattle have a great reputation for fertility and performance consistently achieving high preg test results and exceptional weight for age.
A sudden change in the succession plan has dictated the sale of Maiden Creek which now presents as a wonderful opportunity to the marketplace.
7 carport spaces
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