Reliable Eastern Fall - Last Sold 1904
765 ha or 1890 acres, ideal Eastern Fall location, offering excellent water security and reliability of rainfall. Longstanding 38 inch average annual rainfall p.a.
Forest Lodge is located approximately 55 kms east of Guyra, 70 kms to Armidale, 27 kms to Ebor and 120 kms to the coast (Urunga).
The improvements include a well presented 4 bedroom home, featuring polished hardwood timber floors, open plan design that harnesses attractive rural views. Adjacent to the home is a recently renovated fully lined and insulated office space / sleep-out. A substantial machinery/workshop measuring 26 m x 10 m x 6 m high at the eaves with the workshop bay on slab and is complete with a lockable sliding door. There is an additional storage shed on slab.
The livestock handling infrastructure comprises a main set of cattle yards that are a combination of steel and timber design. They feature an undercover steel vet crush with attached vet shed complete with lockable roller door, drafting pen and adjustable race. 3 stand electric woolshed with attached sheepyards.
Trap rock and basalt soil types represented. A historical and ongoing pasture improvement program is in place under current management. Forest Lodge is very arable with great opportunity to further develop pastures and carrying capacity of this asset.
Stock water is a feature with a plentiful supply of quality dams some of which are spring fed plus frontage to Doughboy Creek. The dams are well positioned with excellent catchment areas.
The vendor has consistently carried the equivalent of 6,000 DSE on an annual basis, successfully running a self replacing cow herd operation.
The sale of Forest Lodge sees the liquidation of a long standing, tightly held family asset. The vendors have relocated and are embarking on new endeavours. The property has been partly de-stocked in preparation for settlement.
Note: Adjoining Westwood 1626 acres to be auctioned on the same day & venue. Opportunity to aggregate 3516 acres.
AUCTION Friday 4 March, 2016 11am Upstairs, Wicklow Hotel, Armidale.
- Double Garage