Rural retreat which oozes historic charm

Rural retreat which oozes historic charm


It's the first time that Grassdale has been offered to the market.


ON the edge of the Wandering townsite and 100 kilometres south east of Armadale along Albany Highway, awaits Grassdale.

The property is also just 70 kilometres from the regional hub of Narrogin.

It's the first time that Grassdale has been offered to the market.

The property was taken up by the Watts family in 1861 and holds significant historic value to the local area.

The main features are the quality soil types made up of mainly first-class medium loams and quality red soils, with original timbers including jam and York gum.

Given the nature of the property is undulating to hilly, establishing the estimated arable area has been difficult, however by using independent mapping and on-farm property inspections, data is available to perspective buyers showing how the estimated arable area of 120 hectares was achieved.

The balance of the property comprises first-class (sub clovers) grazing, treed creek lines, rock and bush, as well as 10ha of lower saline land.

Grassdale will support a predominantly livestock regime, as well as a smaller cropping program.

This is a special holding, offering a premium location, commanding views from its elevated position over town, as well as the older and historic improvements.

The improvements include a comfortable five-bedroom, two-bathroom, mud brick dwelling which dates back to the early 1900s and a very comfortable home surrounded by beautiful established gardens - an inspection of this warm and inviting dwelling will impress.

The shearing shed is also constructed of mud brick and has its own historic charm.

It was constructed in the early 1900s and still serves as a functioning shearing shed and was the place to be in its day as it hosted the local dance.

There are timber Wake & Beecham sheep yards with a 1000-head capacity and an older timber-framed workshop.

Power is also connected to the property.

There are six main paddocks and two smaller holding paddocks.

The fencing is in average condition with some new fencing to be completed on the eastern boundary prior to settlement.

Water is supplied to the property from seven dams and a good soak which has quality fresh water connected to the home and gardens.

Scheme water runs past the property but has never been connected.

Grassdale offers the opportunity to add onto your existing holding or simply to own your own rural retreat, set on eight titles.

The property adjoins the Wandering town boundary.

Grassdale is able to generate income from both livestock and cropping, with the potential to be promoted as a bed and breakfast given the five bedrooms.

  • Price: $1.5m
  • Location: Wandering
  • Area: 247ha
  • Agent: Landmark Harcourts
  • Contact: Steve Wright 0427 794 500

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