Set on lush river front pastures with a total area of approximately twenty nine acres – this property is comprised of three titles (in total 6.858 hectares, approximately 17 acres) and a fourth title being a long term crown lease (just under 12 acres) in the heart of the property giving a total farming area of 29 acres. With over 650 metres of direct river frontage this really is an idyllic setting and location. The property boasts amazing recreational opportunities and highly productive soils, all the ingredients to lead a very balanced lifestyle.
With a very comfortable, well lit, spacious three bedroom brick residence, open plan living areas, plentiful storage and ample outbuildings with exciting options for further development this property will make new owners feel very blessed. The current owners have enjoyed many years in this location, now it is time to downsize and transition to a new location, and for the next custodians to settle in.
It is extremely rare to find lifestyle property with this many attributes that are tangible, not just scenic. Set along the banks of the Mersey River at Merseylea boasting direct river frontage, this property can be as productive, or as relaxing and lifestyle oriented as a new owner wishes. There are opportunities for some-one with entrepreneurial flair to be involved and cater for tourists who will be travelling to Tasmania later this year to be involved in the 2019 World Fly fishing championships, why not host some guests on the banks of your own property. There are many other opportunities to develop and think outside the box with this rare offering.
With a very comfortable three bedroom brick residence, featuring open plan kitchen, dining and living areas are ideal for family interaction, the living areas also provide access to a split level for use as rumpus room or office. All three bedrooms have very generous sized built in robes in fact the home has plentiful storage capacity throughout. The bathroom has separate shower and bath, along with toilet, while a separate second toilet and generous laundry facilities with extensive storage facilities are easily accessed from outdoors or the main living areas.
The homestead has very neat well established gardens, fences and enclosures. There are several compounds that are easily accessed and yet provide securely fenced and gated areas. The gardens and orchard feature apple, apricot, peach, nectarine, cherry, walnut and lemon trees, in addition to raspberry and strawberry beds, along with the vegetable garden are always very productive.
House water is provided from two rainwater storage tanks totalling 6,250 gallons. All paddocks (of which the property is divided into 11) have water provisions for stock watering facilities. The property has two pump stations operated from 3 phase powered facilities supplying irrigation, garden and stock water.
The pastures are currently sown to permanent Rye and Clover, in previous years the vendor has until recently also produced up to 5 acres of Lucerne and 2-3 acres of fresh market potatoes. Very fertile and productive property, with high livestock carrying capacity and 16 Megalitre Irrigation licence direct off-take from the Mersey River. The vendor normally stocks with store beef cattle and ewes for fat lambs.
This is an ideal property to commute within northern Tasmania with approximately 12 minutes to Sheffield; 25 to Devonport or Latrobe, and approximately 50 minutes only to Launceston Airport for people who wish, or need to work off farm; or just enjoy day trips along the coast. All this, but only if you wish to leave this idyllic spot on the banks of the river to explore further afield, or as mentioned above, why not have them come to you!
Outbuildings on the property include a 12 metre X 8 metre cement construction garage/machinery shed with 4 metre X 2.8 metre loft and 3 Bay 12 metre X 6 metre machinery skillion. Additional utility shedding includes an 8 metre X 4 metre lock up garage, and a 4 pen – single stand shearing shed area approximately 4 metres X 7 metres and four enclosed dog yards. The property has two hay barns the first is newly constructed metal barn that holds 40 – 45 round bales or approximately 600 squares while the second has a capacity of 250 – 260 square bales.
The property also has stockyards with weigh scales and adjustable height loading ramp. The stock yards also have four small holding yards/paddocks (not included in the above paddock count). The fences are a combination of mesh and electric, with a central laneway to the furthest paddocks, and fixed gates hung at all paddock entrances.