Olive business ripe for picking
THE owners of Cradle Coast Olives are retiring after 43 years on their productive North-West property.
The property features fertile red basalt soils, two spring-fed dams, a 10ML irrigation licence plus another 10ML licence which allows for further production or diversity into other crops and livestock.
Buttons Creek also flows through the property, which includes several shelter belts and an area of blackwoods.
There are approximately 350 olive trees comprising five varieties, with average production of 50kg per tree. Plantations are fully irrigated via gravity-fed systems.
The cellar door tasting building adjoins a bottling room while an American-style barn has full pressing equipment and coolrooms.
The Colonial-style homestead from circa 1900 features four bedrooms and extensive use of timber throughout with some leadlight work.
The homestead sits amid established gardens with English trees.
The award-winning business is offered for sale on a walk-in-walk-out basis.
The North-West Coast and Ulverstone are minutes away.