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Fantastic Farming/Lifestyle OpportunityProperty ID 1578216"Avonleigh" is a rare opportunity in today's market. Suitable for a family or semi-retired couple. This 25 acre lifestyle property is only 15 mins from Young in the lovely locality of Maimuru. The property presents a special opportunity for a small organic farming enterprise, having never been sprayed by the current owners who have had the property for more than twenty years. The property has excellent soil and very good pasture cover. There are some remnant orchard trees, which could be restored or removed. There is huge old shed space for either a tradie's work-from-home business or an enthusiast artist or restorer of big things'. This block requires a new owner with the passion and practical skills to get in and renovate the home, give the old shed some TLC and generally bring the property back to its former glory. The asking price reflects the work ahead, but the reward is certainly there for the enthusiastic new owners.
Land: 25 acres, with the opportunity for organic certification (absolutely no chemicals used for past 24 years). Pleasant gently sloping and north facing block with distant views.
Neighbourhood: Located on a quiet road between quality homes. The locality has a quiet, respectful village' feel with some hobby farming blocks adjacent bigger farms. The front gate is only a one kilometer stroll to Maimuru public school.
Abandoned house: In major disrepair. DA and BA approval, long since expired, for extensions in 1996. Building never completed due to deteriorating health. Termite damage to all internal lining. The termites are still active in the building and will need professional remediation. Thus the home needs a complete internal fitout. The building is structurally sound. The original cottage is all cypress framing and the extensions are steel frame, concrete slab and brick. The house has been completely rewired, with a new board and inspected and passed. All waste plumbing to the new septic tank is complete.
Power: There is power to the original house, plus 3 phase to the big shed. Also power is extended half way down the block to a builder's box. This was originally planned to service a new north-east facing home and a potential bore.
Water: Large dam (30 yards square), 6000 gallon concrete rainwater tank to the house.
Sewerage: Septic tank and associated plumbing connected to the house.
Shed: Extra large high-roofed original shed (17x16m), built with cypress round poles. It has great character and potential for many uses, but there is patchy iron sheeting requiring securing/re-fixing in places. It has a rough concrete floor.
Other structures: Small horse stables (basic construction, needing refurbishment). Old disused clay tennis court, which could be refurbished/re-fenced or reallocated for veggie gardens or children's play space. Two elevated old diesel tanks on stands.
Fencing and access: New fencing on 2/3 of the boundary. Heavy vehicle access gate adjoins cattle ramp rear entry.
Tree coverage: Approx 15% is an untouched rocky area with native trees and shrubs. Approx 15% is remnant stone-fruit orchards featuring French Plum trees. The remainder of the land lends itself to grazing or cropping.
Soil and pasture: Rich red clay with excellent topsoil has produced abundant natural pasture suitable for grazing. There has been no stock for almost all of the past 10 years.
Yes there is work to be done, however the lucky purchaser will be graced with an amazing and character-filled farming lifestyle to be proud of. Contact Adam Strong on 0438 825 800 for an inspection.