Box­wood beauty

Prime farm­land with spa­cious home­stead

Narrogin Observer - - Southern Living -

3 1 6744 BOR­DEN BREMER BAY ROAD, BOX­WOOD HILL Price Ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est Agent Welling­ton & Reeves Con­tact Lea Clarke, 0429 455 452 As a fam­ily-run farm with pre­dom­i­nantly sandy, gravel soils, an ex­ten­sive clay­ing his­tory, on­go­ing lim­ing pro­gram and an av­er­age 500mm an­nual rain­fall, this prop­erty is per­fect for a va­ri­ety of farm­ing sys­tems.

A cen­tral laneway al­lows ease of ac­cess to 17 pad­docks with wa­ter­ing be­ing: 12 dams, one soak, two bores and two wind­mills pump­ing to troughs and the farm house. Most of the fenc­ing is mod­ern ring lock and rab­bit-proof net­ting.

En­com­pass­ing 1110ha of mul­ti­pur­pose, mixed farm­ing land, the prop­erty was orig­i­nally yate, malle, jar­rah and banksia heath. At cur­rent, equal shares of crop and stock are run over the 960ha of land, with 906 of that suit­able for crop­ping.

500ha of crop­ping a year is pro­vid­ing a mix of canola, lupins and bar­ley. At its peak, the pas­tured land runs up to 3000 sheep, how­ever, it is es­ti­mated the prop­erty could

run 400 breed­ers (if pre­ferred). All pas­tures have re­ceived 120kg/ha of su­per potash an­nu­ally as best prac­tice.

The home­stead is a spa­cious 1960s farm­house which con­sists of three bed­rooms, one study/ play­room, one bath­room, two toi­lets and a beau­ti­fully shaded yard for the chil­dren or grand­chil­dren to play in. Ren­o­va­tions in the past 15 years in­clude kitchen, of­fice and din­ing area. A so­lar hot-wa­ter sys­tem with backup gas boost has re­cently been in­stalled.

The prop­erty is sit­u­ated less than half an hour from Bremer Bay and about an hour and 15 min­utes from Al­bany.

With mul­ti­ple out­build­ings, tanks and sheds as well as bi­tu­men road frontage this coastal farm could be the start of a new ad­ven­ture, ad­di­tion to the farm­ing port­fo­lio or an ease back from ma­jor broad­acre farm­ing.

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