Rural for sale
63 Swamp Road,
4 2 8
'Upalong Downs' - Significant Lifestyle property - 127 AcresDriving through the main front entrance to Upalong Downs, is always a relaxing, cathartic experience! Just 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, a property that has the feel of a sanctuary while being a successful beef producing enterprise!
The front gate opens to a tree-lined drive with mature Claret Ash trees on one side, natives on the other, with views down to a beautiful fish-filled, stone lined pond, surrounded by lawn. All this frames supreme views over the Onkaparinga Valley and the rolling countryside.
The drive leads to a large home featuring four bedrooms, large dining room, large lounge room as well as flexible family and entertaining areas. The entrance hallway leads to the light and bright lounge room, past the separate dining area and into the huge kitchen/family area. The kitchen is all new, the cupboard storage is extensive; bench tops are granite and other surfaces are finished in a durable 2-pak finish. Cupboards have a lead-light front design with pantry storage, plus serving bench. Appliances include: Miele Stainless Steel oven, Miele Stainless Steel dishwasher, Bosch hot plates, plus the double sink, all adding to this highly functional modern home facility. There is also a lead-light front display cupboard in the family room, matching the kitchen cupboards. Two slow-combustion wood fires provide ample heating, plus reverse-cycle, ducted air-conditioning.
The laundry and second bathroom/toilet facility are located adjacent to the fourth bedroom and family room. The main bedroom, second and third bedrooms are linked by a passage that includes the separate three-way bathroom, toilet and vanity facility.
The master bedroom features a large, walk-in robe/storage area, and overlooks a 7m x 5m brick paved pergola, with views to the stone-lined pond, with its arched bridge, in the front grounds. Bedroom 2 has floor-to-ceiling robes, the 3rd bedroom is currently used as an office. Both these rooms are on the western side of the house with exceptional views to Mt Lofty and are sheltered by a pergola.
There is a huge undercover outside entertaining area measuring of 15m x 8m x 3.5m, walled with colourbond and caf blinds. The views from this area are spectacular.
Water supply for the residence is a 35,000 litre cement rainwater tank which supplies water to the house, for kitchen, bath and laundry. There is a solar hot water system and an 18 panel solar electric generation system that supplies electricity to the grid. The present owners report that for the last few years they have received credits rather than accounts from their supplier.
On the Western side is an 8m x 9m area that holds 6 cars. This is adjoined by a heavy duty, concrete floored, lockable shed and workshop being 9m x 12m, plus another undercover area 9m x 12m on the western side of the workshop.
120 metres down the hill from the house is a new heavy duty hay shed linked to another new 9m x 12m machinery shed. These sheds are set on a large, levelled work area, adjacent to the cattle yards and loading ramps and providing separate truck access to Swamp Road. There are well maintained tracks over and about the property.
Water supply is a significant asset. There are 6 dams, one of which provides water supply to the farm for stock and irrigation water to the house grounds via both solar and diesel pumps.
The property comes with a significant irrigation licence being 62,310 K'ls, Licence No 117756 and has two 3 phase pump equipped bores, one equipped with a diesel generator, the other connected to mains power. Both bores are equipped with Grundfos pumps producing a quoted 25,000gph. Water is supplied to a centre pivot Irrigator or travelling irrigators working on highly fertile river flats. Both bores are licensed and fully compliant with meter requirements.
UPALONG DOWNS currently runs 60-70 breeders and their offspring, produces about 150 5x4 round bales of hay annually and has cattle yards capable of holding up to 120 head.
The present owner has operated in consultation with a well know farm advisor and agronomist, ensuring that soil sampling, weed control and conservation practices have been followed. The property is presently operated under a share-farming arrangement which may be discontinued or enhanced to suit a new owner.
Upalong Downs is a rare, self-sufficient, farm/agri-business located in the high rainfall Mt Lofty Ranges. It has bitumen Road frontage and ready access to all major markets. An opportunity to transform your life with MANY POSSIBILITIES AND CAPITAL ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES BUY WITH CONFIDENCE.
Last updated: 11:57AM on Sep 7th 2017