- Bed 5/4 | Bath 2/2 | Car 2/2
- Expressions of interest close July 30
- Agent: Falk & Co Real Estate, David Falk 0407 878 213, Gary Attrill 0477 026 566
- Inspect: By appointment
- Domain ID: 2016337406
This superb commuter dairy is situated on the very edge of Warrnambool and provides countless opportunities due to its prime location.
It comprises 325 acres (131 hectares) on nine titles and in 22 allotments, of which 100 acres are within the Warrnambool City Council boundary and 225 acres in the Moyne Shire.
The property features two residences. The first is a magnificently renovated Edwardian-style home, fastidiously recreated by the current owner.
It comprises four superb bedrooms all with built-in robes and open fireplaces. The kitchen has a walk-in pantry and European appliances, and opens to the living and dining room, which in turn has access via French doors on to the north facing veranda, which has been tiled for the period.
There is a study/fifth bedroom and formal sitting room with wood heater, leadlight windows and bay window seat, ornate ceilings and polished timber floors. The family bathroom is unique as it has a separate shower room, bath room with double vanity and toilet, and a second, separate toilet.
Ducted heating and cooling features throughout, along with a ducted vacuum system, polished pine flooring in the hallway and living areas, and a superb 7.5x7.5m entertaining area at the rear of the home. There is an 8x10m garage and three 7000-gallon rainwater tanks, while the lawn and garden has a fully integrated watering system from the bore.
Built 2012, the second residence is a brick veneer family home with two living zones, open-plan kitchen with butler's pantry, family room with wood and reverse-cycle heating, air-conditioning and ducted vacuum throughout. Three bedrooms have built-in robes, while the master has an en suite and walk-in robe.
There is a double garage and a superb outdoor living area for all seasons, plus three 7000-gallon rainwater tanks and town water connection.
The home, set high on the hill with super views across to Tower Hill and all in between, is accessed by Farnham Lane.
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The property features volcanic, free-draining soils suitable for dairy, beef, sheep, horticulture and equine pursuits. The milk production five-year average is 150,000kg milk solids, with 4.7 butter fat and 3.6 protein, and the property is currently supplying Bulla.
The dairy is a John Lee-built 40 stand rotary with De-Laval plant, 9700-litre fully refrigerated milk vat, cup removers, auto feed system, 40-tonne silo and a 300-cow yard capacity.
Other improvements include two 30x15x6m machinery sheds and a 9x18m calf shed.
Water comes from a 400-megalitre irrigation allocation from a 57-foot bore delivered throughout the farm via one kilometre of eight-inch PVC and 2.5km of 6-inch PVC to 42 paddocks with hydrants to connect to lateral irrigators (three 107m T&L available for purchase).
Stock water comes from three stock bores feeding three 7000-gallon tanks under pressure via 2-inch poly throughout the farm.
Annual pasture renovation features 20ha cropped with maize, then resewn to 40kg/ha of predominantly Bearly rye grass and 6kg/ha of clover oversewing when required, depending on the season. No pasture is older than five years and maize production is 25-tonnes per dry matter per hectare).
From mid-April to end of October there is a monthly application of 100kg/ha of urea and from November to mid-April liquid nitrogen is applied through irrigation infrastructure.
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