2385 PEELWOOD RD,
LIMERICK, via CROOKWELL
Here is the farm you've been looking for: 186.3 acres (+ Crown road area of a few acres) of easily accessible, productive country with sensational scenery and abundant water.
The shed-style accommodation will amaze you by its detail and comfort and there is building entitlement for your permanent home.
Netherly Farm is 32 kms from Crookwell, 86 kms to Goulburn.
A right of carriageway from the property entrance allows good access to the heart of the property.
The property is 90% cleared, with attractive timbered areas providing shelter on the higher sections.
Soils are productive, approximately 2/3 granite and 1/3 shale.
This is traditional Merino sheep country, with a minimum 250 DSE. It will run 40 cows and calves in a good season and comfortably averages 25.
Netherly Farm has been run (until recently) by the present owners as a free-range piggery. It is a perfect location for such an enterprise, being 1.5 hrs to Canberra and with easy access to Sydney and the Southern Highlands without being encumbered by Sydney Water catchment restrictions. Further information on the piggery operation is available at www.limerickfreerange.com.au
The property is mostly east-facing, providing early frost-thaw. The undulating countryside provides plenty of leeward hillside shelter.
Pastures are a healthy mix of grasses; there is always something in peak condition: Naturalised rye grass, sub-clover, microlena. Red grass and kangaroo grass in the lower areas provide summer feed.
The boundary fencing is mostly good and all stockproof. There are five paddocks.
An old set of cattle yards needs some work. Another set is suitable for sheep, pigs, goats. 15 tonne silo.
Water availability is a strong feature of Netherly Farm. The average rainfall is 700 mls/annum. There are seven dams plus permanent springs and soaks. Three of the dams are spring fed. One creek is seasonal, one spring-fed and permanent. A watering system feeds to concrete troughs and garden taps from tanks filled from the creek.
Many ornamental trees, well established and continuing to mature, create a beautiful garden setting, along with expansive lawned surroundings and garden beds containing a lovely, hardy mix of perennials.
Extensive orchard, well-built, raised-bed vegetable garden and assorted sheds for poultry, garden equipment, etc.
Very comfortable and spacious accommodation, east-facing with a full-width front verandah.
Mobile phone reception and broadband; slow combustion heater. Mains power with generator back-up. Excellent TV reception.
Fully insulated, remarkably warm in winter and cool in summer.
Well set-up kitchen adjoins the open plan living area, all light and spacious and with breathtaking views.
4 bedrooms (2 with BIW’s) and study, or 3 plus a two-room studio with its own slow combustion heater and TV outlet. Bathroom with shower, vanity and toilet. Separate laundry.
Extensive workshop, with well-constructed benches and storage, opens to a double carport and garage. Fire hoses/ reels are installed.