Pastoral Lease Cobra Dairy Creek Road, GASCOYNE JUNCTION WA 6705
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- 2 Mar 2017
Dairy Creek Station - "PASTORAL LEASE"
The station"s homestead lies 80 kms to the east of Gascoyne Junction in the Shire of Upper Gascoyne just on the Cobra Dairy Creek Road. The property is 165,000 hectares/407,640 acres and has good open plains with river and wash country including the Congo, Dalgety, Geeranoo, Daurie and Pell Creeks which all lead directly to the Gascoyne River.
Even in March, the country looked very good with lots of spreading buffel and wind grass with mulga and blood bush. The feed this area grows is amazing.
The station is neighboured by Dalgety Downs, Winderie, Bidgemia, Mooloo Downs, Glenburgh, Carey Downs and Towrana Stations. The closest neighbours from the homestead are Mooloo Downs and Glenburgh, approx. 30 kms.
There is approximately 1350 cattle on the property. They look very well with lactating cows holding their condition well. The cows are a mix of Brahman, Shorthorn, Santa, Drought-Master and the bulls are good quality Charolais. The calves are solid and extremely quiet.
The original homestead was built on the other side of the Geeranoo Creek from where the current homestead lies. That homestead was simple and now the ruins are near the large decommissioned old shearing shed. The shearers" quarters still has rooms and bathrooms in usable condition. These buildings are used intermittently by road maintenance contractors and the dogger. The previous owner had commenced some renovations in the quarters for tourism, something which would be a good supplementary income for the new owners.
The second and current (3) homestead are on the same footprint. The second homestead requires renovation to the walls and roof but has a functioning bathroom and at least two of the rooms are used for guests. There is a boughshed for those hot afternoons.
The current homestead (3), built around 1928 is constructed of stone with an iron roof. This has a kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a lounge and the old store has a walk in cool room and ample space for storage. There have been additions to this homestead block, not all sympathetic though the owner has done some renovation to the walls which has greatly improved the appearance.
There is an external laundry room and another bathroom. The concrete swimming pool would require renovation prior to use. In summary the homestead is functional but will require modernisation for the new owner.
In addition to the homestead complex, there is an overseer"s quarters which is completely self- contained.
All the accommodation is serviced by a 24 hour 10 kVA solar power system with 60 long life batteries and an auto diesel Perkins generator back up. There is a large Telstra tower which provides satellite TV and internet.
There is an assortment of mobile and fixed plant, various GP sheds, a truck, mustering and windmill vehicles and portable panels with panel trailer that will be sold with the station. A plant list is available upon request.
At the homestead there is a small light aircraft airstrip and a bit further away, an RFDS certified one.
The cattle infrastructure consists of 2 very good sets of cattle yards, one 3 km from the homestead and one to the west in an integral point. Further away there is another set of yards which relies on portable panels to make it fully functional.
The 34 watering points on the property are a mix of solar, petrol pump or windmill, mostly with new poly tanks and concrete troughs.
There are two complete holding/cooling paddocks on the station and the windmills are positioned to benefit from natural barriers to prevent cattle wandering. Parts of the boundary fencing require re-fencing and there is several old sheep fences still standing.
Pastoral Lease Cobra Dairy Creek...