Rural Mixed Farming Property

1653 Bannockburn - Shelford Road Shelford, VIC 3329

Sold for $9,000,000 on 27 Mar 2017

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    Rural Mixed Farming Property in Shelford

    "Leighburn" Shelford - 2903 Acres or thereabouts

      Prime Position - Mixed Farming Operation with Irrigation
      Diverse enterprise capabilities - suited to crops, sheep, cattle & fodder
      * Absolute convenience: Geelong - 35km, Melbourne - 110km
      * Main road frontage located in between Shelford and Teesdale - Landbank opportunity on 9 titles
      * Refurbished Federation style homestead (Circa 1905) featuring open plan modern living, master bedroom with ensuite & WIR, three other bedrooms, freestanding woodheater, reverse cycle ducted air conditioning, bullnose veranda and outdoor entertaining deck above an in-ground pool, nestled in a mature lovely garden setting overlooking the property, tree lined entrance driveway
      * 2008 built stylish 4 bedroom managers residence in own private setting, open plan living with all modern conveniences, two bathrooms, veranda
      * Cozy, recently renovated 3 bedroom cottage with separate 3 bay lockup colour-bond garage
      * 4 stand woolshed, steel bugle sheepyards on concrete base - raised classing race, two sets of cattleyards, 4 bay machinery shed with lockup two bay workshop - concrete floor & pit, dual purpose four bay machinery shed / barn, two haysheds, two Macey 70m3 silos, diesel & petrol above ground fuel tanks, three phase power traverses the property, amenities block with shower & toilet plus lunch room
      * Current enterprises
      Cropping: cereals, oilseeds, lucerne and pasture hay & silage
      Sheep: 3500 mixed aged ewe fine wool self replacing Merino flock, 1800 mixed sex Merino weaners, older ewes produce 1st cross prime lambs by British breed sires
      * Irrigation - 362 ML water surface water license split for both direct irrigation and winter storage, 3 storage dams, centre pivot & boom irrigator
      * Improved pastures comprising phalaris, ryegrass & clovers - annual fertilser program
      * Well subdivided with laneway system - good quality fencing comprising a mixture of pine posts, star steel posts, hinge joint & plain wire with electric assist - major upgrade program has taken place over last decade or so
      * Stockwater - reticulated from river via 2" line to storage tanks & troughs
      * Poly rainwater storage tanks for domestic consumption, river water for gardens, standpipe with freshwater for spraying purposes, 3 town water tappings
      * Well established native plantations for shelter
      * Electronic weather monitoring station that provides live feed back to the mobile phone & computer
      * Extensive Leigh River frontage
      * Soil types vary from sandy loams to heavier loams, approximately 700+ acres of Leigh River flats - fine silty alluvial loam soils, approximately 85% of the property is arable
      * Livestock and / or non fixed P & E available by negotiation

      'Leighburn' has been extensively upgraded by the current owner to improve both farm infrastructure and productivity, whilst also providing very comfortable living accommodation in an aesthetically appealing rural landscape.
      What an opportunity to secure a noted western district property in a prime location - genuine offering due to the owner's imminent retirement!

      Expressions of Interest closing Friday 24th March 2017 @ 4.00pm
      S32 Vendor Statement and Farm Maps available electronically
      CONTACT: Tim Gladman on 0418 131 638 for further information and / or to arrange an inspection



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