"Sylvana", Armidale, NSW

New England Beef Investment


Area 796 Hectares
Beds 8 Bedrooms
Baths 4 Bathrooms
Rainfall 900mm
Expressions of Interest


“Sylvana” is a beef cattle property for sale located in the southern New England region of New South Wales, approximately 28 km south of Armidale and 28 km east of Uralla. As such, it is about midway between Sydney and Brisbane.

“Sylvana” is bound on the northern side by the Oxley Wild Waters National Park.


The total land area for the property is 796.12 hectares (1,967acres).

Local Climate

The New England region of New South Wales has a temperate climate. Rainfall tends to be greater in the summer, with the four months November through to February receiving about the same as the remaining eight months.
The district is renowned for its four distinct seasons. The location of the Properties near the gorge apparently takes the edge off the crisp winter mornings, with warm air rising from the east.
Nearby weather stations show an average annual rainfall for Mihi as 752mm and Blue Nobby as 950mm. Previous owners of the Properties maintain 890mm as being accurate.

Soil and Pastures

The property landscape is undulating country of predominately trap and granite loam soils, with pockets of basalt.
A pasture improvement program has seen about 730 ha sown down to improved species including ryes, cocksfoot, fescues and clover.


Sylvana Homestead
Dating back to the 1920’s the eight bedroom homestead has had two major renovations over the past 15 years. There are 8 bedrooms, four bathrooms, a formal living room, open plan kitchen / dining room leading to an outdoor entertaining area. With picturesque farm views, the homestead is set in gardens with young deciduous trees.

Abermala Homestead
Originally belonging to the neighbouring property, the manager’s home has been called “Abermala Homestead” for some time now. Fully renovated in 2012, the home features four bedrooms, a modern kitchen, formal dining etc. Outbuildings include a 4-bay steel garage with concrete flooring, an older single bay shed and an undercover entertaining area. It is located on the tar sealed Enmore Road, providing easy access to Armidale and Uralla.

Cattle Yards

The steel cattle yards are located centrally, not far from the main homestead. There is a V-race, steel crush with weigh load bars and chin lift. The yards have under cover working area and
handle 650 head of cattle. The turning circle provides access for B-Double trucks to access the loading race. Stock is able to access the yards through laneways coming from east and west of the property.


A decommissioned 2-stand shearing shed is located near the main cattle yards and is in good condition. This shed has 3 phase power connected. There are three other powered sheds nearby. A second 2-stand shearing shed is located near the “Abermala Homestead”. This is also decommissioned but useful for storage purposes. It also has 3 phase power. There is a small set of sheep yards attached.


Fencing throughout the Property is in very good order. Much of it has been built in recent years, whilst the older fence lines remain in excellent shape. There are six laneways in all to facilitate safe, efficient stock movements.

Water Security

“Sylvana’s” water security is outstanding. There are 51 dams, a number of gullies and springs plus double frontage to Groses Creek and Mihi Creek. The spectacular Mihi Falls can be viewed from the boundary of the property.

Agricultural Airstrips There are two agricultural airstrips on “Sylvana”. The main strip is approximately 560 metres in length, with the second airstrip being 630 metres.

Sale Process

The Property is offered for sale by Expressions of Interest closing Thursday, 20 October 2016.
Interested parties are urged to submit their bids to Graham MacDougall of MacDougall Rural Property.

Contact & Information Memorandum

For further details (including Information Memorandum) or to arrange an inspection of “Sylvana”, please contact the Agent:
Graham MacDougall
MacDougall Rural Property
90 Bridge St, Uralla NSW 2358
M: 0412 220 302
Ph: (02) 6772 4200

“Sylvana” has been SOLD by Graham MacDougall

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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