“Cleggswood” and “Meldon” are neighbouring properties located in the southern New England region of New South Wales being offered for sale as one. Whilst they join, they can be accessed separately. “Cleggswood” via Athol Road Balala about 22 kilometres from Uralla and “Meldon” via two points on Thunderbolts Way, 10 and 18 kilometres from Uralla.
Uralla is about 22 kilometres from the regional centre of Armidale. As such, the properties are midway between Sydney and Brisbane.
“Cleggswood” is approximately 1,813 hectares while “Meldon” is approximately 1,895 hectares.
Local Government Area: Uralla Shire Council
Land Use Zoning: RU1 – Primary Production
Local Land Services: Northern Tablelands Region
Accreditations: Both properties European Union Cattle Accreditation, Both properties have Johnnes Beef Assurance Score 7, Biosecurity plan in place, Meldon is SustainaWOOL™ accredited
Country, Soils & Pastures
Fronting Thunderbolts Way is about 284 hectares of gently undulating fine granite soils. The balance of 1,811 hectares backs on to some hillier spots while being dominated by a wide, gently rolling northerly valley consisting of granite and trap soils. Pastures throughout “Meldon” are primarily native, with some introduced fescues and clovers. Approximately 70% of the property is arable.
Stock water is distributed evenly across “Meldon” with 3 creeks and 24 dams.
Impeccable fencing. Boundaries are all secure and constructed of netting. Internal fencing is predominately plain and barb with steel posts. A laneway assists with stock movements.
“Meldon” is zoned to allow for the construction of a dwelling.
A council approved 10 bedroom / 10 bathroom / 2 kitchen tourist accommodation facility is located at the woolshed.
Country, Soils & Pastures
“Cleggswood” is dominated by a gentle valley, running roughly south to north, rising to some sheltered hills in the north-west. Soils types include medium and fine granite with a little trap in the hills.
It is estimated to be about 60% arable (meaning one could run a direct drill over it). With predominately native species, pasture work has been minimal over the past few years. It is reasonable to expect a fair increase in production with some fertiliser and seeding.
Water security is via Morses Creek, Stoney Creek and Sugarloaf Creek plus 16 dams, including a recently constructed 6.4 megalitre dam. Average annual rainfall is in the order of 725 mm.
Most of the fencing is in good to very good order. There are a few areas in need of repair, but these are relatively minor. There are two sets of cattle yards both with good truck access. There is a 4-stand woolshed in need of some repairs to footings. A large steel shed near one set of yards has a partial concrete floor.
“Cleggswood” has two primary dwellings. The main home is a four-bedroom building sitting on a ridge with commanding views. It is currently undergoing renovations. Another renovated cottage is located 2.5 km from the main dwelling. This home has three bedrooms plus a study.
With over 9,000 acres on offer, the amalgamation of the properties, “Meldon” and “Cleggswood” presents a savvy buyer with an opportunity to acquire a viable sized grazing property in the heart of New England.
“Meldon” & “Cleggswood” are offered as one, with a guide price of $13,000,000.
For further information or to arrange an inspection, please contact Graham MacDougall on 0412 220 302.
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