400 Aitkens Road Bengworden VIC 3875
- Rural / Farming
- 964.8 ha
- For Sale, EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
One of Victoria's most renowned sheep and grazing properties, Gracemere, is an award winning, family run property located just 20 minutes from Bairnsdale. Being in the same family for over 70 years, their focus has been on merino sheep breeding and growing fine quality wool. The 964-hectare property is held in 12 titles and has been divided into 80 paddocks. Many of these have been fenced according to landclass to improve grazing and agronomic management.
A large central laneway system has been developed with substantial shelter belts and agroforestry plots. In addition to a covenant on a beautiful remnant red gum wetland area consisting of 27.5 hectares.
90% of boundary is double fenced with trees or on road frontage.
The homestead consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and open plan living, with breathtaking views to Blond Bay and Lake Victoria.
The 1-acre, Mediterranean themed garden consists of drought tolerant succulents, natives and other species, and has lovingly been designed and cared for by the owners. The garden has been included in Victoria's open garden day scheme and is open through Bairnsdale Rotary this November.
The cottage has been recently renovated and consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and an open plan living area.
The property includes a 4-stand woolshed with 3 sets of sheep yards. The strategically placed yards are each capable of holding up to 2000 sheep, with the main yards partly covered. The second set of yards are well covered.
A large focus has been placed each year on seed, fodder crops, pasture renovation, and weed control, with fertiliser used to promote soil health.
Pasture renovation consisting of 100 hectares per year.
Water supply consists of 15 dams and 2 bores, one of which is solar, that supply the majority of the paddocks.
A rotational grazing program is used most of the year promoting regrowth and plant recovery. The merino flock is also for sale.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase this iconic property.
Inspections are strictly by appointment only, by contacting James Counihan, 0402 289 307.
Expressions of Interest close 19th November 3pm, if not sold prior.