Rural for sale
Rural in Stowport, TAS
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QUALITY CROPPING FARM 5 MINUTES FROM THE COASTAn outstanding cropping property with an excellent record of productivity, substantial water resources and comfortable 4 bedroom Colonial homestead - Circa 1910. Additional facilities for leisure, recreation and lifestyle pursuits in a desirable rural setting yet literally on the cusp of suburbia and all its conveniences provides for the best of both worlds.
The residence is an approximately 185 square metre weatherboard home built in the early 1900's, featuring tiled roof, 12 foot ceiling heights indicative of the period as are the spacious rooms, central hallway and attractive verandah as home frontage. Modern inclusions are aluminium windows, Daiken heat pump and Jarrahdale Wood-heater. The home is carpeted throughout the living areas but for a purchaser wishing the expression of natural timbers the original timber floors could be polished and featured. The home has had insulation installed for greater efficiency of environment control. The spacious bathroom features separate bath and shower
Out buildings and yard- compound facilities include a single and twin car garage, 8 metre by 4 metre in ground swimming pool for summer recreation, round yard and arena areas along with stable facilities, and numerous utility storage sheds and workshop. Domestic water supply is sourced from a combination of rainwater collection in tanks supplemented from a reliable well that has been the main supply for many years.
The farming acreage spans Chasm Creek which also contributes in part to the properties 48 megalitre licensed irrigation water rights. The property has direct frontage onto two main roadways, Stowport Road and Minna Road making access for the purpose of sowing and harvesting crops convenient for farmers, contractors and freight operators. The property has two permanent 3 phase pump stations from which to irrigate directly via the underground mains and serviced from approximately 12 hydrants. Water is delivered via two pumps of 70 and 40 horse power capacity.
The property has a regular fertilizer regime maintained to support the cropping operations and small beef operations of approximately 30 head of Store cattle as followers on the farms rich red Basalt soils which have a PH of 6 to 6.2%. Current crop rotations are approximately 20 acres of poppies, 25 acres of Pyrethrum, 9 acres of potatoes, 10 acres of carrots and 10 acres of swedes, with season crops normally followed with approximately 30 acres of feed wheat, which is stored for use or sale in a 40 tonne capacity silo.
The farm fencing is a combination of barb and plain wire structure, with a fencing programme to upgrade fencing underway. Paddock sizes and areas are structured more to cropping enterprises than livestock as under the current farm management cropping is the main enterprise. This is a property that is only going to increase in value over time as farms of this size, productivity, development potential as well as proximity to desirable lifestyle, professional opportunity and necessary services are becoming increasingly rare and difficult to secure
Property Code: 451
Last updated: 01:13PM on May 30th 2016