Rural for sale
574 Darkwood Road, Thora,
4 3 6
Income Option on 97 Riverfront AcresAbsolute privacy surrounded by National Park!
The lifestyle offered by this property is enhanced by the total acreage and the privacy it provides as well as the opportunity of re-establishing the profitable nursery business.
Nestled in a magnificent garden setting with over 1,100 established Azaleas and Camellias is a "low set" colonial style 4 bedroom brick home with a guest wing or parents retreat including a bedroom, bathroom and lounge with fireplace.
The kitchen includes a Belling gas range with 3 ovens and a new dishwasher. The open plan comfortable lounge and dining areas have high ceilings and feature a wood fireplace.
The bathrooms have been refurbished and the gardens are now self maintaining. The front and rear verandahs have been enclosed with louvered windows and a deck has been added to two sides for your family to enjoy the outside while entertaining friends at the BBQ.
There is a large in-ground pool and entertaining area set within beautifully landscaped grounds. The property also has had approval for a workers cottage in the past that could be reinstated with council approval.
The property comprises 39.7 Ha (97 acres) with 12 acres south of Darkwood Road featuring Bellinger River frontage and the balance of the property north of Darkwood Road with the rear boundary adjoining National Park. Approx 40% of the property has been cleared and the balance is timbered with trails into the National Park.
Azalea Glen operated as a wholesale Camellia and Azalea nursery for 30 years until the owners retired in 2013 and for this reason there is a detailed garden plan available.
The Nursery shed was used as a residence while the house was being built in the eighties. There is power, hot and cold water, and telephone. If required a Hino Truck is available to the purchaser at a nominal price.
Foxtel TV satellite is installed. The garden shed has light and power and all concrete pots and statuary will remain on the property.
There is an un-named pristine creek meandering through the property, feeding from the National Park and Dorrigo escarpment. All water used for domestic and commercial purposes is pumped from the creek and stored in tanks with an electric pump for pressure.
Should it be required, water can be pumped from the Bellinger River for both irrigation and domestic purposes, with an irrigation licence already granted for this purpose.
The water licence is current to allow for nursery use and the name "Azalea Glen" is a registered business name and will be transferred to the new owners.
The property and (now retired) business are situated 20km from Bellingen in the beautiful Thora Valley, 20km from Dorrigo and 35 minutes drive to the beaches on a tar sealed road.
Citrus trees are planted on the property including navel oranges, mandarins, clementines, lemons and limes. The Thora Store is 5 minutes away and supplies petrol, newspapers, liquor and groceries as well as being a Post Office.
The property has substantial features over and above those necessary to operate as a successful wholesale nursery. The river paddock has been used very productively for growing cash crops (sweet corn, snow peas, and potatoes). Included is an irrigation system for servicing the nursery areas.
A survey of the property is available (dated 2010) and a Massey Ferguson tractor and Slasher is included in the sale.
Education in the valley consists of the Orama Primary School for years 1-6, and the Rudolf Steiner School from kindergarten to year 10. Bus services run daily from the valley for children to get to Bellingen Primary School and the High School.
There is transport to Coffs Harbour for private Catholic and Anglican schools, as well as the senior college at Coffs Harbour Education Campus that also houses Southern Cross University and TAFE.
Bellingen has a small hospital, numerous doctors and most service facilities that are required for day to day living.
Come and have a look at this wonderful property as you will not be disappointed.
Lifestyle opportunity with income
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Bellinger river frontage
400 hundred varieties of Camellias
Boundaries on National Park
1,100 established Azaleas and Camellias
Colonial style brick home
Belling gas range with 3 ovens
Open plan comfortable lounge
Dining areas have high ceilings
Guest wing or parents retreat
Large in-ground pool and entertaining area
Beautifully landscaped grounds
Council approval for a workers cottage
Operated as a Camellia and Azalea nursery for 30 years
Foxtel TV satellite is installed
Garden shed has light and power
All concrete pots and statuary will remain on the property
Massey Ferguson tractor and Slasher included
Pristine creek from National Park
Navel oranges, mandarins, clementines, lemons and limes
Thora Store is 5 minutes
15 minutes to Bellingen
Last updated: 06:09AM on Jun 29th 2017