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Birdwood, 220 McLean Road

Income producing farm - 29.75 HA

Sold for $720,000

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Listing Number: SMB23556
About this listing
Rarely do you find a farm with a reliable, annual indexed income outside of its normal rural purpose. This is the exception to the rule! An idyllic location, it is currently utilized for fattening 10-20 cattle and a peaceful lifestyle.

Superbly located at the end of a no through road, seclusion and tranquility await. Immaculately maintained, the 3 bedroom log cabin is nestled in a perfect spot to maximize views. The vibe is relaxed and the living spaces reflect this. A northerly aspect provides natural light to the sitting room and a slow combustion heater ensures that the kitchen/dine/family area are always warm in winter.

With no neighbors to disturb, you really are free to live the life many dream about, but few experience. Drinks on the verandah and wandering around the established gardens will become a favorite pastime. Lazy afternoons by the pool over-looking another stunning view - it is all here.

Imaginative souls will look at the 2nd de-commissioned log cabin and feel the urge to breath life into the space. What a perfect spot for an artist studio. Council may consider a B&B but this would naturally be subject to their consent. Located in a private little valley away from the main house it has sheds and overlooks a dam. Perfect!

Shedding is of a high standard with the main workshop measuring 10m x 6m and a second garage/workshop of 9m x 6m. Both have single phase power and concrete flooring. Abundant water is provided by a sound rainfall, 4 dams and ample rainwater storage in multiple tanks. Fenced into 6 paddocks the land is an attractive mix of mature gums, moss rocks and rolling open grazing land. Best suited to grazing cattle, sheep or similar.

When you consider the rental income, solar rebate, natural supply of firewood and water this property really does offer both financial security and sustainability.

Top 3 things the owner loves:
- Seclusion, privacy, views.
- Secure income & lifestyle.
- Tranquility and wildlife.

Residence details:
- 3 bedroom Log cabin built in the mid 1990's.
- Open plan kitchen/dine/lounge plus north facing living room.
- Immaculate bathroom and laundry plus 2 toilets.
- Good storage plus huge walk in pantry for kitchen.
- Sheltered outdoor entertaining area with fernery & paved base.
- Slow combustion wood heater plus split system air conditioner.
- Swimming pool with Helicoil heating system.
- Established, low maintenance gardens.

Land, improvements, and water:
- 29.75 hectares fenced into 6 paddocks.
- 4 stock dams and 121,500 litres of rainwater in 4 tanks.
- Additional 35,000 litre concrete tank on rented roadway.
- Rainfall for the region between 700 - 800mm.
- Single phase power.
- Workshop 10m x 6m with power & concrete floor.
- 2nd shed 9m x 6m with power & concrete floor.
- Other sundry shedding.
- 3.42kw Solar system with 18 panels. Rebate of 52c until 2025.
- 300 litre Solarhart hot water service.
- Fruit orchard offers lemon, cherry, apple, orange, lime and grapefruit trees.
- Second decommissioned 2 bedroom log cabin with shed, tanks & septic.

Income and other information:
- Secure income of $15,895 gross per annum.
- Registered lease to Optus ($12,000 indexed at 5% compounding to 2037)
- Registered lease to Minister for Emergency Services ($3,895 indexed at 4% compounding to 2020). Lessee has advised they would like to renew. On site since the year 2000.
- Owner currently rents an unmade road at the rear of this farm which has a concrete tank and a partial set of cattle yards that they utilize.
Property Information
  • Floor Area: 167.6 sqm
  • Land Size: 29.75 Ha
  • Property Type: Acreage/semi rural

Contact Details

Harcourts Adelaide Hills RLA158908

58 Gawler Street
Mount Barker
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