"Heatherston" - A Standout Performer on Armidale's Doorstep
‘Heatherston’ 99 Heatherston Road, Armidale NSW 2350
169.7 acres or 419.3 acres
‘Heatherston’ is offered for sale for the first time since 1969. This tightly held property is conveniently located just 8km from the regional city of Armidale, nestled in a private and peaceful location at the very end of the access road. ‘Heatherston’ enjoys a reputation as a proven performer, producing market topping prime lambs and weaner calves with animals that exhibit outstanding weights for age. ‘Heatherston’ has been the long term home of the renowned, industry leading, Pollambi Poll Dorset Stud.
The alluvial creek flats on the property add an extra layer of enterprise diversity. These arable heavy soils have been historically cropped with great success for the purpose of making lucerne hay.
The level of water security on ‘Heatherston’ is a standout feature. Substantial frontage to the Tilbuster Ponds creek system offers fresh clean water for livestock. Access to this water is capitalised on as it’s utilised to supply a network of troughs via a submersible solar pump. Trough water is equipped to all paddocks on the property. The dams on the property have significant capacity and are well located in strong catchment areas. Some of the dams are fed by natural springs.
The domestic improvements include a three bedroom double brick main home with a thoughtful and efficient solar passive design. The layout offers an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge plus a separate living room and dedicated office. A feature of the home is the raked stramit ceilings as well as the ceiling to floor windows. Solar panels and satellite NBN are fitted to the roof.
A quaint 2 bedroom settlers cottage is well maintained and has proven itself as a very popular long term rental under the current owners 52 year tenure. There is approximately 88,000 litres of rainwater tank storage plumbed to service both residences.
The working infrastructure comprises a single stand electric woolshed with an attached set of well designed undercover sheep yards with concrete flooring under the race. Adjoining the sheep yards is a functional set of timber cattle yards complete with steel gateways, a beef boss vet crush with a CIA head bail fitted. The forcing yard, race and crush sit on concrete flooring.
Shedding for machinery, plant and equipment is catered for with a modern skillion style shed that measures approximately 23m x 12m. A stand alone hay shed is well located with proximity to the alluvial cropping flats. Included in the sale are three silos. Other outbuildings include a two bay plus tack room horse stables plus a chicken run.
The soils on ‘Heatherston’ are a mix of red, chocolate and black basalt with a percentage of trap rock interspersed. The property has benefited from the owners long standing commitment to annual top dressing and the development of well established perennial pasture species and clovers.
‘Heatherston’ is a well balanced property which enjoys a favourable location offering efficient access to the regional city of Armidale well known for its excellence in education, diverse professional career opportunities, air and rail services as well as both private and public hospitals. There are three titles on Heatherston with an RU4 LGA zoning that permits a minimum lot size of 40 hectares. The sale of ‘Heatherston’ is an opportunity not to be missed!