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"Balnagowan", Walcha, 2354

Rolling Red Basalt, Running Mountain Water

Area 425 Hectares
Beds 6 Bedrooms
Baths 2 Bathrooms
Rainfall 1000mm
Guide: $5,500,000 - $6,000,000

Rolling Red Basalt, Running Mountain Water

Location:

“Balnagowan” is located about 45 km south of Walcha and 90 km east of Tamworth in the Niangala district of Southern New England, at about 1,200 metres above sea level.

Area:

425.4 ha / 1,051 acres

Homestead:

Brick and stone, 6 bedroom homestead. Two stories, two bathrooms, three living areas, kitchen next to the main living area, two verandas, wood fires. All set in established gardens with exotic and native trees. Two ponds provide a wonderful water feature, lined with trees. There’s even a footbridge to get to the other side.

Water:

As well as being home to the headwaters to the Macdonald River plus frontage to Halls Creek, Balnagowan has 12 spring fed dams and receives a healthy 1,000mm of annual rainfall on average.

Pastures, Soil and Timber:

The permanent pastures of introduced cocksfoot, fescue and white clover have enjoyed regular fertiliser applications for decades. The property’s elevation of 1,200m and rich red basalt soil goes to help the pastures remain soft and green most of the year. Native timber species include black sally, red peppermint, blue peppermint, white gum and messmate.

Infrastructure:

Working infrastructure includes excellent fencing throughout, a workshop, machinery shed and a packing shed with coolroom. The modern design cattle yards are built of timber and steel and located for easy truck access.

Summary

It really does say a great deal when a property remains in the one family ownership for upwards of 90 years.

In the 1930’s, “Balnagowan” was an undeveloped highland hideaway. A cool climate and fresh trout streams were the attraction.

Over the years, those streams have continued to flow without hesitation and witnessed the development of the rich basalt soils into what are now rolling hills of improved pasture and organic vegetable cropping. Enterprises over the years have been based around backgrounding and breeding cattle, fattening lambs and trading ewes. About 8 hectares are put aside for the cropping of zucchinis.

“Balnagowan” is listed with a guide price of $5,500,000 – $6,000,000.

For further details or to arrange an inspection, please contact New England’s rural property specialist, Graham MacDougall on 0412 220 302.

The above information has been supplied to us by the Vendor. We do not accept responsibility to any person for its accuracy and do no more than pass this information on. Interested parties should make and rely upon their own enquiries in order to determine whether or not this information is in fact accurate.

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