271 Westleys Road is not only a working farm, it’s also a place for family and friends to relax and reconnect with each other and nature. Situated in the stunningly beautiful Gloucester River Valley and comprising 128 ha (316 ac), you have just discovered a gem of a rural property which offers so much. The Gloucester River hugs the farm for about 2km, as it cascades over rocks, winding along the boundary, through wooded groves, past the river flats, secluded swimming holes and picnic spots. The other side of the property offers breathtaking views of the surrounding district, over the Barrington River Valley and all the way back to Gloucester and beyond.
The property comes with two houses.
The main residence, built in the 1950s is a beautifully presented weatherboard and iron bungalow. It is set back from the road with large, established gardens and comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, separate living rooms and spacious country-style kitchen. Some of the many features of the home include:
– New carpet, curtains and blinds
– Freshly painted throughout
– 3 air conditioners, ceiling fans and new combustion wood burner fire
– Verandas wrap around the house on 3 sides – the rear veranda is screened-in
– Double carport and rustic potting shed
– Huge backyard with treehouse and swing
The second cottage called ‘Argyll’ (circa 1908) has a separate entrance from Westleys Road.
This cottage is intimate and cosy with polished hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, study, newly renovated bathroom, retro kitchen and separate dining room. Some of the many features of the cottage include:
– Original pit sawn floorboards and shiplap linings
– New hot water system
– 2 original fireplaces and a new slow combustion wood burner fire
– Newly carpeted bedrooms and new blinds/curtains
– Split system air conditioner and ceiling fans
– North facing veranda and single carport
– Cottage garden complemented by majestic Bunyah pine trees
Improvements and infrastructure:
1. Large machinery shed with lock-up bay
2. Old dairy with power, lights and lock-up room
4. Solid stockyards adjacent to the dairy
5. Pump on the river supplies water to a tank near the house which services the gardens and troughs in the paddocks. A booster pump at the dairy provides extra pressure.
6. 72 megalitre water licence
7. 40 acres of pasture improved, fertile river flats.
This working farm is currently carrying 85 head with potential everywhere. A local agronomist agrees the current head count is well below the potential for this property.
In addition to significant upgrades to both houses, there has been major works carried out in the paddocks. An application of over 100 tonnes lime and 8 tonnes SSP/MOP fertiliser was made in Spring 2020 to river and road paddocks. Boundary fencing is generally very good, and the current owners have installed over 3km of new and renovated fencing in the past 12 months.
The property is only 20km from the vibrant country town of Gloucester, a little over one hour to the coast (Taree and Forster), one hour 45mins to Newcastle and two hours 45mins to Sydney.
Webbs Real Estate are proud to be offering this outstanding property for sale by Auction. The auction will be conducted onsite on Saturday 8th May at 12:30pm if not sold prior.
To arrange your inspection or if you would like a detailed information pack please contact Webbs Real Estate on 02 6558 1507 or email@example.com
Disclaimer: We have obtained all information herein from sources we believe to be reliable; however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations.