A QUALITY small rural property on Hunwick Road, Redmond West, is a great location for a prime sea change on the South Coast.
Known as Mallandra, the property is 18 kilometres from Redmond, 35km from Denmark and 38km from Albany.
It is close to pristine beaches, inlets, national parks and numerous other tourist ventures.
Albany and Denmark have many government and private schools, government services, good sporting facilities and many other services that one may require.
The property comprises 44.6 hectares of good, gentle, undulating country with about 35-37ha of good pastured country.
Water supply is excellent with bores, soaks and numerous troughs to service the paddocks as required.
The quality of the bore water is of a high standard.
The pastures are a mix of clovers, ryes and areas of kikuyu grass with applications of super potash at 3:2 over many years.
All the property has had good rates of lime applied over recent years.
Soil types range from sands over ironstone, gravel loams, sands over clays to small areas of sand and the original vegetation consists of jarrah, redgum, paper bark and tea-tree.
The estimated rainfall for the region is 700-800 millimetres a year and the mild climate provides excellent pasture growth throughout the year.
The property is fenced into seven main paddocks, with a few smaller holding paddocks around the sheds for ease of stock movement and operation.
The fencing is mainly plain wire electric fencing and some Ringlock on wood and steel posts.
Most of the fencing is in a good to fair condition.
Mellandra has very adequate improvements for a property of this size, including a medium-sized hay shed, general purpose machinery storage shed with a shearing area and excellent wood and steel cattle yards with an under cover crush area and an estimated capacity of 40 head.
All improvements are within walking distance of the homestead.
The homestead is constructed from fibro and veneer with a corrugated iron roof.
There are five bedrooms, one bathroom and a large open-plan living area.
The kitchen has a large walk-in pantry.
The house also has wool insulation in the roof, a two-vehicle carport, gas hot water system, study, tile fire and reverse-cycle air-conditioning.
Outside the home is a patio and verandahs, a large Colorbond purpose-built horse shed with power and concrete flooring, four stables, a tack room, feed room, water is connected and there is a hot and cold water wash bay with a vet crush, plus one on the other outside stable.
There is also a round yard, dressage arena, show jumping arena and eight fully fenced and watered horse agistment paddocks with irrigation.
The horse facilities are outstanding and constructed to a very high level with post and rail fencing around all horse paddocks.
The property is running 16 horses and about 20 sheep.
Over the years cows have also been grazed on the property.
The rates are about $1249.34 per year from the City of Albany.
There is an easement benefit and burden over the property for carriageway purposes.
This is an excellent property for retirement and/or a lifestyle change, with potential extra income to be earned from stock or horse agistment.