AS the sun shines over the beautiful, green country of Shaddow Downs Estate, Gingin, it illuminates the quality improvements, infrastructure and soil and water standards, which are potentially unparalleled in Western Australia.
It's a property that is rich in WA agricultural history, as English farming pioneer William Locke Brockman saw the productivity potential of the land in 1842, which has been demonstrated ever since.
With excellence and minimal labour input being the driving factors behind Shaddow Downs Estate, it has been ensured that all improvements embraced the best commercial engineering design and working practices, not normally associated with Australian rural holdings.
The elevated beauty at the head of the renowned Cheriton Valley, a little known oasis close to Perth, provides maximum privacy and security from the main homestead's prime location.
The low maintenance property design has created an enviable lifestyle and manageable property that requires minimal labour input for maximum return.
The property includes three residences, with the main residence, known as the Octagon House, being an architecturally designed octagonal, open-plan 700 square metre home with four bedrooms and panoramic views over the property.
There is also a five-bedroom manager's house with a pool, a three-bedroom house and a studio/guest house.
Additional infrastructure includes a large lockable shed, an even larger lockable workshop, stables for three horses, a machinery shed, shearing shed, hay shed and sheep and cattle yards.
Shaddow Downs Estate has more than 30 kilometres of contour banks and subsequent aesthetically pleasing dams.
There are 24 dams in total, which ensure storm water dissipation and 85 per cent of all rainfall is captured and retained on the property.
The property receives about 632 millimetres of annual rainfall.
Work carried out over about 24 years has achieved strong pasture growth and elevated pH factors, increased nitrogen levels and created a lucerne growing opportunity.
Infrastructure improved and built over the past 20 years has an estimated capital cost of $2 million to $3m and will benefit future generations.
Nestled alongside the Gingin Brook and enjoying nature's aesthetics in an idyllic valley location, Gingin will soon have easy access to NorthLink WA and onto the Mitchell Freeway into Perth and other arterial roads.
This is the first time this property has been offered to the market since the major upgrading occurred.
This offering provides a complete package with few rivals in Australia.
Three individual lots allow for three alternative options available for discerning purchasers.
- Price: $9.675m
- Location: Gingin
- Area: 467.3ha
- Agent: Garland International
- Contact: John Garland 0418 923 347