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Bruce Rock

'Ripplemead' (6031 ha / 14,904 ac)

Expressions of Interest

Listing Number: LEP27397
About this listing
For Sale by Offers to Purchase. Closing 4pm, Thursday, 20th September 2018 (unless sold prior)

"Ripplemead" is a remarkable property, being both stunning and productive.

The property consists of 21 contiguous lots, allowing for efficient management in both cropping and livestock operations.

The Bruce Rock area is renowned for both sheep and grain production, with "Ripplemead" lending itself perfectly to both pursuits.

The cropping rotation of the property has seen wheat, barley, canola, lupins, field peas and chick peas being sown, along with pasture species Santiago Burr medic, Margurita French Serradella and Biserrula being established in recent times.

The farm related improvements are extensive, most being well maintained and highly functional. These include 3 x fertiliser sheds with concrete floors and walls with nearby loading ramps, a raised board shearing shed of 16m x 17m with four stands, a main workshop with concrete floor and power connection, multiple machinery sheds including a modern 12.5m x 32m x 6m shed, 5 x Flexi-N tanks and 20 grains silos of varying age and size.

There are a total of four homes on the property, each of them currently occupied. The main homestead is a beautiful stone home built in 1919, which sits high in the landscape and enjoys commanding views over the surrounding farmland. The original stonework is in excellent condition, and the homestead retains much of the grandeur and style of yesteryear, with tall ceilings, verandas, jarrah floors and fire place with ornate jarrah mantelpiece. The home is set amongst pleasant reticulated gardens which include a 15m x 15m covered orchard and vegetable garden. There is also a rustic three bay garage with a steel wheel feature window.

Current owners have tastefully modernised some elements of the home, painting bedrooms, installing picture rails, upgrading insulation, updating bathrooms and replacing some windows with Low Emissivity glass. The house features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, office, living room and vestibule / hall. The house is estimated to be 375 square metres (including verandas).

The main homestead has an underground power connection, with 3KVA solar panels on nearby sheds reducing reliance on the mains power connection. The Ardath Mobile Phone tower provides mobile phone reception to the bulk of the property.

The farm is conveniently located approximately 23km South of Bruce Rock, with bitumen road frontage to the Bruce Rock South Rd, in addition to frontages to Allen Rd, Emu Hill Rd, Fawcett Rd, Yandle Rd, Bows Rd Elliot Rd and the Old Beverley Rd. The town of Narembeen is 27km to the East of the property and Corrigin 58km to the South West. Each town is well serviced with District high school, hospital, farm suppliers and active sporting clubs. The regional centre of Merredin is 72km to the North East and city of Perth 260km to the West.

The property is well watered from scheme water meters, farm dams and an underground water supply. Thirteen scheme water meters are connected which reticulate throughout the property to nearly all paddocks for stock water and strategic locations for access for spraying.

The property features thirty five dams scattered across the property, which are utilised for stock water. An underground water supply is accessed via a bore equipped with windmill. Rainwater is also collected from shed roofs.

Soil types are of a high quality overall, the majority of which are granite derived soils, with owners estimating there to be 50% heavy soils, 40% medium soils and 10% lighter soils. Original vegetation includes Salmon gum, Gimlet, Mallee, Morrell, York Gum, Sheoak and Jam. The property is undulating, rising from the valley floor to points high in the landscape.

Landcare and soil health are a major focus of the current owners, who have utilised Humates and Liquid Calcium in recent times, along with revegetating and fencing off sensitive areas of the property.

There are also two granite quarries operating on small portions of the property, with lease payments and royalties received by the owner.

"Ripplemead" is a picturesque, well managed property that has immense appeal and production potential, and is certainly worthy of consideration.

'Ripplemead' is newly offered to the market, and represents an excellent opportunity for families looking to relocate their farming business or expand their operations, as well as having sufficient scale for corporate interests.

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For further information and to arrange an inspection, contact Simon Cheetham on 0428147359
Property Information
  • Land area
    • Land Area Acres: 14904.20
    • Land Area Ha: 6031.53
  • Location & services: Nearest Town: Bruce Rock
  • Property Type: Grazing, Rural Land, Sheep & Cattle, Specialist Livestock, Arable, Cereals, Mixed Farming, Lifestyle / Rural, Cropping

Contact Details

Landmark Belmont

Level 1,
66 Belgravia Street
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