‘ Gran Warra’

VA­RI­ETY OF PUR­SUITS

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Property Guide - - Front Page -

FOR THE PAST 100 YEARS THIS WANGARATTA SOUTH PROP­ERTY OF 224.4 HECTARES (554.52 ACRES) HAS BEEN OWNED AND MAN­AGED BY THE LARKINGS FAM­ILY.

They have al­ways run sheep, how­ever, ‘Gran Warra’ was also the home of one of the first com­mer­cial or­chards in the district. Built in the 1950s us­ing sturdy hand­made bricks, the three bed­room ren­dered dou­ble brick home has two liv­ing rooms and a large kitchen/meals area, good stor­age, heat­ing/cool­ing plus many wel­com­ing fea­tures. The prop­erty is in four ti­tles, con­sist­ing of four main and eight smaller pad­docks plus the acre cherry or­chard. There is a two storey barn with con­crete floor and power (pre­vi­ously the old Wangaratta Scout Hall), a two stand shear­ing shed, steel sheep yards plus 11m x 5m ma­chin­ery shed. Wa­ter is plen­ti­ful with five dams (three spring fed), rain­wa­ter stor­age and av­er­age 600 mil­lime­tres per an­num rain­fall. Ap­prox­i­mately half the prop­erty is arable (the re­main­der trust for na­ture) pro­vid­ing the per­fect bal­ance of agri­cul­tural and na­ture based pur­suits.

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