STANHOPE, consisting of 2038Ha (5036 acres) of undulating to hilly granite and trap country is being offered for sale by the present owners who, having lived on the property for 24 years are looking to downsize. The property is located 22km from Texas and 108km from the major centres of Goondiwindi and Inverell. The local school bus passes the front gate daily.
The main homestead is of brick construction and features 4 large, oversized bedrooms, 3 with extra-large built-in wardrobes, 4 kw solar, wood fire heater, large patios at the front and rear and established well-presented gardens. There is also a separate fully self-contained cottage with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and full patio with both power and water connected, approximately 100m from the main residence.
Improvements include a near new steel, 4 stand Shearing Shed, constructed on a concrete slab to ensure multipurpose usage for storing vehicles, wool bales or feed etc. and an 18 x 11m undercover sheep holding area, large workshop/car shed plus several smaller sheds. The property has near new steel cattle and sheep yards with an additional set of timber sheep yards located at the other end of the property.
Water is from many different sources including a bore which is equipped with a solar pump feeding into 2 tanks and 11 troughs in different paddocks, 7km frontage to the seasonal Camp Creek, 18 dams, plus springs and waterholes. The average approximate rainfall is around 600mm per year.
Soil ranges from sandy loam to granite and some traprock. There has previously been 22 acres that have been cultivated with more land available.
Timber includes Ironbark, Apple Gum, Tumbledown Gum, Bloodwood, Kurrajong and Cypress Pine.
Stanhope, which has a long history of growing fine wool, has carried 3500 to 4000 dry sheep and could potentially run more with further pasture improvement. It is currently carrying merino sheep, cattle and cross bred sheep and could also be turned to goat production. The property is split into 14 paddocks with 90% of the fencing having been renewed in recent years.
“Stanhope” with its high-quality infrastructure improvements is well worth an inspection.
For more information or to book an inspection give Matthew Velcich a call today on 0437015018