Historic 'Narroogal', Bell River NSW
A rare opportunity presents to acquire a renowned mixed farming operation in the tightly held Wellington district. ‘Narroogal’ is well positioned with double frontage to the Bell River. Its country rises from heavy rich chocolate alluvial river flats through open White Box and Kurrajong basalt slopes, to elevated plateaus with sound grazing and spectacular vistas. ‘Narroogal’ boasts a magnificent renovated five bedroom Federation homestead with unique period aspects including 11 foot pressed metal ceilings, double red brick & wide verandas. Entertaining is well catered for with a modern kitchen, European appliances and an internal walk-in cool room. Set in established gardens with outdoor entertaining areas, mature trees and park like lawns, the home is located well above the Bell River with a self-contained two bedroom guest cottage nearby. In addition, the property boasts a very comfortable three bedroom residence overlooking the river valley, which would make an ideal manager?s residence.
Water security is a feature of the property. The property enjoys 2.5km double frontage to the Bell River plus 3.6km single frontage and is offered with an 149mL river irrigation licence. All paddocks are watered by either dam or trough, with many paddocks enjoying access to both. Troughs are supplied with bore water sourced from the two equipped bores. In all there are 8 dams as well as 35 stock troughs plus additional trough connection points.
A significant amount of internal fencing has been updated in the past ten years, with a mix of hinge joint or multi wire electric fencing erected. As the property has been operated as a stud, the owners have ensured the fencing is of a high standard. Operating infrastructure is excellent with a machinery shed, workshop, hay and grain infrastructure plus under-cover sheep yards with sprinkler system and 3 stand (2 equipped) raised board shearing shed.
Throughout its history the property has proven its ability to support viable breeding, wool and ?meat making? sheep and/or cattle enterprises. Ideally suited to stud or commercial grazing operations, for the past 10 years the property has been home to the successful MATCHLESS White Dorper stud. The Bell River valley has a long held reputation as a lucerne growing powerhouse and is also recognised for the opportunities it presents for winter and summer cropping as well as horticulture. Rarely does this scale of Bell River alluvial country come to the market in one offering.