'Kinleigh' - 180* acre Production Powerhouse
‘Kinleigh’, 8 Harveys Road, Armidale NSW 2350, 180 acres.
After 50 years of tenure, the vendors have decided to retire. Kinleigh is situated just 10 km south-east of Armidale with bitumen road access to the front ramp. There is all-weather B-double access road heading through the middle of the property to the home and the cattle yards. The property has been widely regarded for its high levels of production producing excellent weight gains, outstanding grass cover, and arguably one of the safest for water security in the area.
Set amongst mature trees and an established gardens is the homestead. The well-appointed home boasts a very comfortable four-bedroom residence with the main having built-ins. The open plan kitchen enjoys the comfort of the oil fired Aga stove which transfers heat into the adjoining living areas. The Aga acts as the main source of hot water. Adjacent to this is a separate dining room. Warmth is guaranteed with an additional oil heater servicing both areas along with a wood heater that boosts the hot water. There are two separate bathrooms plus toilets, mudroom and an office. Kinleigh has a fully fenced house yard with large mature trees, scattered fruit trees throughout. You can enjoy the yard under the vine covered pergola or look back over the yard while enjoying the views atop the 5 megalitre storage dam wall adjacent to the home. There is a full sized tennis court in the yard also.
Kinleigh has excellent infrastructure. There are three separate sheds including 25m x19m dirt floor open front shed, a 13x14m workshop/storage shed with 1/3 cement floor, another 3 bay 13x5m cement floor lockable workshed. Grain storage is secured by two 40t silos and one 15t silo. This has an auger attached to a bag filler in the shed.
Cattle yards are of steel and cattle rail construction, complete with crush and drafting pound and quarantine paddock behind the yard.
There are 17 paddocks on the property all being fed by a central Laneway system for ease of Management. Fencing is a mix of both electric and permanent. All paddocks have access to trough water.
Water is a standout feature of the property. There is an equipped bore that is held in perpetuity, plus an equipped well. Both are backups to the troughing system. A 5 megalitre storage dam with electric pump services the troughing system, they are on an integrated pipe system. The spring-fed Powers creek traverses the property and offers a waterhole that outstood the 2019 drought. Kinleigh also supplied water to surrounding neighbour during the last drought from the bore.
Kinleigh has been holistically managed since 2003 and is very clean of weeds. There is an excellent variety of grasses on hand with approximately 23 species now evident on the property. They include White and Red clovers, Brome, Prairie grass, Fescue, Phalaris, Paspalum, several varieties of rye and some native grasses and legumes.
Kinleigh is widely known as a small-scale beef production powerhouse producing excellent weight gains, quality infrastructure, very comfortable living, within 10 km to the thriving City of Armidale, and arguably one of the safest in the area for water security.