2180 Scobie Rd Yambuna VIC 3621
- Rural / Farming
- 43.71 ha
"Wahroonga" Expression of Interest
WAHROONGA ESTATE AT YAMBUNA (ECHUCA DISTRICT) WITH CLASSIC HOMESTEAD AND 43 HECTARES OF PRIME FARMLAND Price range $1,200,000 to $1,400,000
The historic Wahroonga Estate at Yambuna in the Echuca district which offers a homestead of classic style and proportions on a 43 hectare (or 108 acres) holding of prime sandy loam farming and grazing country is now for private sale presenting one of the very rare opportunities to acquire a significant district opportunity.
The Wahroonga Estate which adjoins the Goulburn River is within the area bounded by Echuca, Tongala and Kyabram, with the major regional centre of Echuca being only twenty three kilometres away via the main Murray Valley Highway.
Rodwells Rural Property Echuca agent Andrew Miller is offering Wahroonga on behalf of vendors who have held the property for the last seventeen years and are now ready for retirement and to embark on a travel agenda.
Wahroonga was originally owned by the Greiner family who having acquired it in 1870 held it as their family home for five generations.
In its early days the estate commanded over three thousand acres where the Greiners ran multiple farming enterprises and even their own vineyard.
There was an interim ownership after the property was reduced in scale and that owner significantly revived the homestead before it was purchased by the current owners who have further enhanced its presentation during their seventeen year ownership.
The spacious Wahroonga homestead, it has a size of 55 squares, was built in 1924 to a design of a district architect of significance in A J Inches who created several landmark local public, and residential buildings.
In fact, still embedded in a wall of the double brick homestead is the original foundation stone recording it was laid by J M Greiner on 2nd March 1924 and recognising A J Inches as the architect.
The home abounds with historic features and detailing that includes Murray Pine flooring, original cedar wall panelling, pressed metal ceilings, lighting by chandeliers, distinctive leadlight windows, with stone fire place surrounds.
There are five bedrooms with one in a mezzanine level ceiling space, with extensive spaces like the entrance foyer, living, dining, sun room and kitchen.
Plus, there is a large office or studio, a mudroom at one entry, a large entertaining area, with covered walkways and enclosed verandas, even the original brick underground cellar sits beneath the house.
The vendors say that it has proven to be an ideal family home giving considerable room to accommodate and entertain their guests.
They have enhanced its calibre by adding under their ownership a solar heated in ground swimming pool in the adjoining garden, as well as a hydronic heating system, although the original fireplaces remain.
Meticulously restored to its original splendour the home sits in the centre of the established large garden retaining a number of equally historic trees and plantings with the farm having two road frontages to Yambuna Bridge Road and Scobie Road at each boundary.
The lower Goulburn National Park and the stream itself is across and separated by the Yambuna Bridge Road but is within about fifteen minutes' walk from the homestead.
The available water resources included a two megalitre stock and domestic water right, plus there is a reliable electric pump equipped bore in the garden that provides drinking quality water for the home and the extensive garden.
The property is offered without a water right although a flood irrigation open channel system extends across the property which could be used for crop irrigation by purchasing a temporary water right.
In recent years the acreage has been used for oaten hay and some cropping, mostly on a crop share basis with a district farmer, and the vendors consider this arrangement could be easily continued.
In addition to the quality homestead Wahroonga at Yambuna retains multiple other historic buildings of note.
The original twenty square brick stable block, still retains the original forge and bellows for blacksmithing.
The twenty eight square original shearing shed also has some wool infrastructure still in position; it is recorded as having been a community shed used in the past by other district woolgrowers for their flocks as well. There are also original older style hay sheds plus the shearer's quarters with a yard set up for livestock uses.
Also, on the property is a separate two bedroom fully renovated, equipped and comfortable guest cottage that is currently tenanted and could also lend itself to a farm stay or Airbnb type use if required.
Wahroonga Estate at Yambuna offers a delightful lifestyle with a period home of quality, scale and substance set in a delightful secluded garden.