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Rylstone, Waterdale Homestead Bylong Valley Way, Ilford

History, Escarpments and Nature

Price by Negotiation $1,000,000 - $1,150,000

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Listing Number: NLA2287
About this listing
Comfortably located around 2.5 hours travel from Greater Sydney, close to the history filled town of Rylstone and within striking distance of the Mudgee wineries. Enjoy afternoons watching the setting sun from the front verandah of your own piece of Colonial Australian architecture.

Purchased in complete disrepair in 2016, the 1870's homestead with hardwood slab walls and sandstone blocks has been substantially restored. Over $300K has been lovingly spent on this property to bring it to its current state. New bathroom/hot water and plumbing and replacement windows. Extensive landscaping around the house and new driveway, and a restoration of the original shed has been completed. 7km of new metal fencing, 3 x 22500 ltr water tanks and stock troughs have been added. Returning the property to productivity through fencing and water improvement has been a priority.
There is potential for new owners to transform the shearing shed to farm stay accommodation. In addition a rehabilitation project to address an eroded gully using a 'controlled activity' has been authorised.

Private inspections only by appointment - contact the marketing agent Stewart Adlington.
Property Information
  • Land area: Stock Arable Ha: 30, Stock Arable Acres: 45
  • Land area
    • Land Area Ha: 84.12
    • Land Area Acres: 207
  • Location & services: Km's to Nearest Town: Approx 18km to Rylstone, Approx 200km to Sydney., Nearest Town: Rylstone, Location / District: Rylstone, Schooling Primary: Ilford and Rylstone, Schooling Secondary: Kandos, Mail Service (Yes)
  • Tenure: Leasehold Details (N/A, Leasehold: None associated), Freehold: 100% Freehold Land
  • Approx year built: 1870
  • Property Type: Grazing, Rural Land, Sheep & Cattle, Lifestyle / Rural
  • House style: Australian Colonial
  • Construction: Timber Slab
  • Roof: Iron
  • House Details: Lounge Room, Family Room and Kitchen
  • House Comments: This 1870's homestead has been lovingly restored, with over $300K being spent on the renovation. All windows in the Kitchen, laundry and middle lounge room have been replaced in line with the age of the property. Slow combustion fire, Eat in kitchen with island bench and bathroom (including hot water and piping) respectfully restored & updated in keeping with the house. BBQ area on the Front Verandah. Beautiful sheltered courtyard at the rear and the wrap around verandah has been partly enclosed. Extensive landscaping around the house puts the finishing touches to the property.
  • Heating / Cooling: Heating / Cooling
  • Property Features: Average rainfall (Average Rainfall/Climate: 700 mm Average Annual Rainfall (Mudgee) which is Spring & Summer dominant.)
  • Chattels remaining: Fixed floor coverings, Dishwasher
  • Outdoor living: BBQ
  • Fencing: Fencing - Type & Condition: Very good condition which much of it new rural fencing - 7.5Km of new metal fencing
  • Present Condition: Extremely dry Winter seasonal conditions do not detract from the beauty of this property. Certainly, mild Spring conditions will see renewed pasture growth and it will present very different to the present.
  • Topography: Undulating to hilly, running to steeper timbered country. Views from the property of Fitzgeralds Mount and Bradleys Head which are 1000m ASL. Rocky outcrops feature adjacent to the driveway where the 1994 Australian Movie - 'Spider and Rose' featuring Ruth Cracknell was filmed.
  • Subdivision - No Paddocks: Main: Approx 6 paddocks
  • Soil Types: Predominantly medium granite soils running to a medium to heavy alluviate soil along the permanent Rocky Waterhole Creek.
  • Shelter Trees: Native Box and Gum species, Stringy Bark
  • Water supply: Permanent Water in Rocky Waterhole Creek, with 3 x 22500 ltr water tanks and new stock troughs
  • Yards: Cattle yards
  • Shedding and Improvements: Original Shed - which has been totally rebuilt by the current owners. Shearing Shed in its original condition - leading to a great opportunity to transform to farm stay accommodation. Barn Machinery Shed
  • Land Usage: This is a working rural property and is an absolutely fantastic rural lifestyle property, being on 2.5 hours from Sydney.

Contact Details

Landmark Harcourts Adlington

81 Louee Street

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