653 St Leonards Creek Road, Walcha
Prime Tablelands Grazing Country Livestock - Property ID: 754793 109
Only 20 minutes south of Walcha is the renowned grazing country of the St Leonards valley, with the similarly named permanent creek flowing through it. (Records from 1863 show the creek running continuously) The Wauch family have held country here since the 1860's producing top quality cattle and sheep. The beautiful and productive 4000 acre 'St Leonards' has come on the market and offers the rare opportunity to get a large foothold in this secure area.
Over the last four years there has been an extensive fencing programme with most of the paddocks divided up and joined to wide laneways facilitating ease of cattle movement. All new fences are five plain and three barb using quality material. Concrete troughs throughout the paddocks are feed from three main water tanks. A well designed pressure system pumps water from the creek to maintain the correct level in the tanks. Pasture improvement is an ongoing feature of St Leonards using direct drilling, and the property has a good fertiliser history, enabling a high carrying capacity. Owners estimate 1,300 to 1,500 breeders or 800 breeders and 7000 sheep.
The infrastructure has all that is required for a property of this size with a six stand sheering shed, holding 1,500 full wool sheep under cover, large machinery shed, hay shed, workshop and storage sheds, steel sheep yards, steel and timber cattle yards with calve race and RPM crush.
The main homestead is a 1964 built Hardiplank home with 4 bedrooms plus an office. Recently fitted with a new kitchen this family home is ready to move straight into. French doors lead from the lounge to a timber verandah overlooking the expanse of rolling lawn down to the tennis court. 3 kw solar panels help power consumption.
The original St Leonards homestead, built in 1905, has 5 bedrooms, formal lounge and dining rooms and large glassed-in verandahs. A renovation programme has just commenced to bring it back to its former glory.
Workmans accommodation is provided by a very tidy 2 bedroom weatherboard cottage with double garage. Sitting near the yards is a small timber hut which was the original Wauch family home in the 1860's which just helps to bring home the long and illustrious history of this property.
- Land Size Approx. - 4000 acres
- Six stand shearing shed
- Machinary shed
- Hay shed
- Steel sheep yards
- Steel & timber cattle yards
- RPM crush