Location Investment - Mixed Grazing - Water – Lifestyle with Scale
Silverdale presents a terrific opportunity for purchasers to acquire an established 231ha (570ac) suitable to operate a mixed grazing enterprise 9kms from Yass and an easy 60 min drive to Canberra’s CBD.
Silverdale’s location provides direct access to the Hume and Barton Highways allowing professionals looking for a lifestyle opportunity from city centres Canberra, Sydney and the Highlands a short distance to their very own rural property with large established C1850’s homestead.
After 23 years of restoring the home and the landscape of Silverdale the current owners are endeavoring to take on a retirement change.
Silverdale’s landscape is gently undulating with limestone outcrops, scattered stands of local native eucalypt trees; Yellow Box, Red Gum and Grey box and re - established planted tree lines. There is rich alluvial creek flats, pockets of red basalt and local brown, red, and grey granite soils.
A total of 18 paddocks of which the fencing is in good order, boundaries are fenced with netting and barb, internal fencing with hinge joint. A internal laneway allows ease of livestock movements for 6 of these paddocks to have direct access to the wool shed and yards.
Silverdale enjoys permanent water with frontage to Gallop, Limestone & Derringullen Creeks (includes your own private waterfall) 8 surface dams a registered bore and a town water main running through the property which is not currently connected as it has not been required to date.
A reliable grazing property Silverdale’s improved native pastures and passive grazing operation has historically carried 3.5 DSE p/acre. There is an opportunity to increase this figure with a more intensive management program.
Working improvements include:
Well equipped 4 stand wool shed (10 years old) with kitchen, plus sheep storage from the connecting original timber wool shed and sheep yards.
Workshop with power and concrete floors.
3 bay hay shed
Granary with power and concrete floor
2 cone bottom silos
The original C1850’s pise homestead is in very good condition. A timber addition / extension was completed in 2003 comprising of a 1955 weather board home. The restoration and addition were completed with renowned local heritage Architect John Armes.
The original features throughout the pise home provide a beautiful charm with wide hallways, high ceilings, timber floorboards, 3 open fireplaces, thick pise walls approx 300-450mm in width with windowsills deep enough that one can sit in. Cedar colonial and Georgian style windows, cedar doors and deep wrap around north facing verandahs. The country charm extends into the 1955 addition with a country styled timber kitchen with pitched ceiling, central table in front of the slow combustion wood heater with 2 electric ovens and a walk in pantry.
Big enough for the largest of families and their friends, depending on your configuration there is 6 to 7 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets with in the home itself, plus the extra 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom external self contained accommodation.
The wide central hallway and the formal sitting and dining rooms with open fireplaces enjoy the spaciousness and period charm of its era. Other utility spaces include a office, storeroom/ linen room, laundry (current kitchenette), 2 attic’s, a rear gauzed verandah plus external preserve room or wine cellar create a very versatile house with space and flexibility.
Currently the self-contained accommodation of 1 bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and kitchenette is leased as a popular pet friendly Air BnB.
In 2006 the whole house was rewired, and all plumbing was fitted throughout.
A 7 Kwh system / 24 Panel Solar system is connected to the grid and generates approx 450-500 KW per quarter.
Heating is a mixture of one slow combustion wood fires, 3 RC/AC and 3 nobbo heaters, plus open fires for those special evenings.
An extensive Australian country garden wraps around the homestead and is watered by the bore. Plus chook yard, vegetable greenhouses, gardens, plus fruit trees and an above ground pool.
House water is provided by approx 71 000g of fresh water plus a backup from the original in-ground water tank.
There are 2 Iron sheds at the house used for vehicles, gardening equipment, firewood, plus a cool room which is included.
The current owners are historically the 3rd owners of Silverdale which has a history of Silver mining and limestone quarrying.
Contact the agents to arrange your inspections.
Sally Butt 0400 817 794
Phill Butt 0417 411 105
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