"Serendipity" - Eastern Fall Grazing
880.4ha or 2175 acres
Serendipity is a well presented property situated in the reliable eastern falls country approximately 27km east of Walcha on the Oxley Highway. Regional centres of Armidale and Tamworth are within 1.5hrs commuting time and offer both commercial air & rail services, private & public hospitals, and first class education facilities for Primary,
Secondary, and Tertiary. Walcha offers Schooling, hospital and a full compliment of agricultural services. The holiday destination of Port Maquarie is within 2hrs drive.
Serendipity is considered a very productive parcel of land. It presents as a highly arable and picturesque property consisting of mainly heavy to medium traprock based loams. Current management has maintained excellent stands of scattered timber across the property consisting of Stringybark, Peppermint, and Gum. There are strategically placed mature stands of tree lines offering wind and shade protection.
Over the past years all paddocks have been sown to either permanent pasture blends or fodder crops. Both native and improved grasses plus clovers have persisted. There is a long standing fertiliser history with all paddocks receiving applications of either SSP or high analysis fertiliser, with selected paddocks having had Lime and Chicken manure treatments. The highly arable and alluvial creek flats lend themselves to hay or silage production. Fencing is in reasonable order with both steel and timber construction.
Stock water is excellent with the Tiara, Bullock, and Nortons Creeks running through the property. There are also 37 earthen dams with good catchment. A bore provides water to the home and gardens with a capacity of 1800ltrs/hr.
Working infrastructure comprises of a functional steel and timber cattle yards with undercover vet crush and cement race. A 3 stand 24x8m shearing shed, 4 bay 24x10m workshop with 2 bays cement floor, 3 bay 24x15x4.5m hay shed, 2 x 40t cone bottom silos, and a 3 bay storage shed with cement floor.
Serendipity boasts a 6 bedroom, 2 bathroom, recently renovated homestead. The north facing home has uninterrupted scenic views across to the Apsley Gorge. With open plan living, large bedrooms with built ins, main bedroom has an en suite and walk in robe. A feature of the home is the indoor pool and adjoining games area. A large verandah wraps around the house on the north & west sides. There is an expansive yard with post & rail fencing on 2 sides. Inside the house yard is a cool room and meat house. Approximately 33,000 gallons of rainwater storage, plus the bore service the home.