GLEN BARRA Glen Barra Road Watsons Creek NSW 2355
- Rural / Farming
- 6,500 ha
- For sale, $11,950,000 (GST na)
Glen Barra Watsons Creek NSW 16055 acres - 6500 hectares
16,055 acres - 6500 hectares
An abundance of pasture and water on this quality property.
Large scale, low cost grazing and well positioned.
Glen barra is a historic grazing property with a traditionally high carrying capacity with a central location. Glen barra is a well-regarded cattle breeding block.
The location: a central and convenient location at the gateway to the new england. An area renowned for breeding some of the finest quality weaner cattle in nsw. 74 km's north west of tamworth.70 km's south west of armidale. 37 km's east of manilla. Gps coordinates -30.653308, 150.995793
The country: consisting of 16,055 acres/ 6500 hectares. Country ranging from gently undulating to hilly grazing. Granite (approx. 11,000 acres), basalt (approx. 5,055 acres), Temperate climate ideal for pasture development. Approximately 800 acres have been sown down to winter oats in the past 2 years. In 2011 2500 acres was sown by air with arrow leaf clover which continues to geminate when the season permits. A further 2000 acres have been assessed for further pasture development to increase carrying capacity and provide back grounding capabilities. Natural pastures, grasses and clovers in the balance.2 registered air strips assist in the facilitation of super and seed sowing from the air. The timber consists of box, kurrajong, iron bark, apple and stringy bark.
The water: numerous dams and springs, many recently cleaned out over the last 2 years. Frontage to new england and athlone creeks.Large feature reconditioned dam behind the homestead. The water on the property is certainly a feature, as water security has been well managed throughout the drought. An average rainfall of 825 mm / 32.5 inches per annum. Altitude: 500 - 1100 metres
The improvements; the glen barra homestead is one of the most historical homesteads in the region. Originally built in 1870 out of local stone, it has been tastefully restored over the years to create a comfortable and elegant country family home. The homestead consists of 4 bedrooms plus an office and a library.2 bathrooms and a powder room. High cedar ceilings compliment the original 40mm thick stringy bark floorboards. Country style kitchen with plenty of open sun-drenched living spaces. The front veranda overlooks a beautifully established garden, ideal for entertaining.
Other dwellings include a 3 bedroom managers residence and a 2 smaller cottages. Other improvements include lockable workshop with concrete floor an connecting power. 2 sets of cattle yards with plenty of capacity for weaning. Original stables with day yards. There has been a continues program in place with the upgrading of the fences along with new dozered tracks throughout the property.
Livestock production; glen barra is a property that is ideal breeding or back grounding country. Current management were rewarded in 2012 with the prestigious trlx trophy for volume of cattle presented through the tamworth sale yards. The progeny from the cows off Glen Barra have earnt a reputation of quality doing cattle and are keenly sort after by buyers for back grounding or fattening operations. The property is rated by current management at 1500 cows. Numbers of cattle on the property have been drastically reduced over the past few years due to the ongoing drought conditions.There is currently a massive body of feed on the property
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