The New England property, “Bellbrook”, which goes under the auctioneer’s hammer on September 29, is a well maintained and well-watered grazing enterprise suitable for running sheep and cattle.
It covers 480.6 hectares (1188ac), is 20 kilometres east of Armidale, and the land rises to about 1100 metres above sea level.
The variation in altitude and presence of natural gullies provides a great capacity to catch run-off.
It also has good access to water with a sizeable frontage to the reliable Toms Gully Creek .
The current owners, the Allbut family, bought the property in 2001.
It is the home of their stud sheep enterprise, New England Dohne stud, but they also run cattle.
The family has invested in the construction of many dams, with water reticulated to drinking troughs.
They have selectively dozed and stick-raked a large percentage of the 13 main paddocks and smaller holding paddocks’ and renewed most of the internal fences.
They have also fertilised and seeded pastures on an annual basis and records of this activity are available from selling agents, Ray White Rural.
Other features include a large five stand electric woolshed, with a drenching and classing race.
The attached sheep holding yards are steel and have been recently renewed.
The cattle yards are adjacent to the woolshed and are fitted with crush and head bail.
There are also machinery-storage sheds, a fully enclosed lockable vet shed and a garage.
The homestead is north facing to catch the winter sun’s rays and includes four bedrooms and an office.
There is a double garage attached, which can also be used for storage of tools and garden equipment, and it is fitted with a shower.
The fully fenced house yard includes a meat house, a dog run and an aviary.
A bonus for the successful buyer is that the property is currently carrying a good body of feed.
“Bellbrook” will be auctioned at the Armidale Ex-Services Club at 11am on Friday, September 29.