"Shady Springs", Armidale, 2350
Miles from care
“Shady Springs” was sold in 2019 by Graham MacDougall. As of September 2023, it is back on the market! For further details of the current listing, go to: www.macdougall.com.au/50-hillards-armidale-shady-springs.
Rural Peace on City’s Edge
Less than 10 minutes east of Armidale, there is something of a hidden valley. With only a few rural lifestyle holdings nearby, “Shady Springs” is miles from care.
At 36 hectares (89 aces) “Shady Springs” is a handy sized property with quality soils and infrastructure. The lay of the land is best described as having a western aspect, a feature that makes for the enjoyment of spectacular uninterrupted sunsets.
The drive in to the property is via a lane lined with well-established ornamental pear trees. The homestead on “Shady Springs” is a very comfortable, clad 4 bedroom + office house of about 220m² plus patio and deck. The large deck is the place to be as the sun goes down over the ridge, a kilometre away. The views to the north and north west take in the valley and the local landmark of Mount Duval (1,393m ASL). The deck is effectively an extension of the inside living area. Bedrooms are generous with in-built wardrobes, and the kitchen is up to date without being extravagant.
Near the house is the 5 bay shed. At about 16 x 7 metres, it incorporates a workshop and has a 5.2 kilowatt solar panel array on the roof to help keep energy bills in check. Three 5,000 gallon tanks store rainwater for domestic use.
A Dynamic Property
The current owners have run a mix of dorper sheep, boer goats, lowline cattle, pigs and chooks. “Shady Springs” is truly a dynamic property. To handle the goats, many paddocks have double side electricity, top and bottom. There are 10 main stock paddocks, plus pens for the pigs and chooks, in addition to kidding and lambing pens. There is a small set of yards with loading race located in the northwest of the property. Whilst there is a handy sized dam near the yards, stock water is secured via a reliable bore that pumps to a 5,000 gallon tank which in turn reticulates to troughs throughout the property, including to the garden.
About 17 ha are easily arable. Soils are a mix of trap and some basalt. There are a few rocky outcrops on the higher slope, which the goats just love to stand on. Midway up this slope is another spot which may be the place to take advantage of the dual occupancy provision of the property. The views are truly special.
With easy access to all that the university city of Armidale has to offer, plus all the infrastructure required for a true rural lifestyle experience, “Shady Springs” is a good value proposition. To arrange an inspection of “Shady Springs” call Graham MacDougall on 02 6772 4200.
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