DECEASED ESTATE 160 AFFORDABLE ACRES
- 3 Beds
- 1 Bath
Wycombe 1397 Grandchester - Mount Mort Road, South East Queensland
Wycombe is an affordable 64.7 hectare or 160 acre rural lifestyle property in the historic Mount Mort Valley district that has been held in the one family for nearly 40 years. Previously owned by Ken Davidson, the well-known Ipswich golf professional and his wife Audrey, the property is now being sold by the Executors of the Will to finalise the estate. Offers prior to the scheduled Public Auction on Friday 22 nd July in Brisbane are strongly encouraged by the Executors.
The Mt Mort Valley, renowned for its fertile farming and grazing country, is ideally located being just 80 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD. Ipswich is less than half that. Importantly Rosewood, being the western extremity of the electrified City train network, is just 20 minutes away. Of note, the school bus runs past the front gate and Spicers Hidden Vale Resort and its renowned Homage restaurant is literally 5 minutes down the road.
The property, which incorporates both a home and a separate cottage, is accessed by sealed road and has extensive frontage to two formed roads. The views here are noteworthy and include landmarks such as Mt Beau Brummell (a Conservation Park), the Little Liverpool Range, a spur of the Great Dividing Range, and of course Mount Mort itself.
The 160 acres of mixed land types includes 20 acres of fertile alluvial flats that have previously been cultivated. The balance of country is made up of undulating Ironbark ridges with good timber on offer. The farm has carried up to 30 breeders or will fatten up to 60 steers when dryland oats are planted on the cultivation. Ken had established a five hole golf course at Wycombe, the shape of which can still be seen today.
Wycombe is well watered by a bore and three spring and natural catchment dams. The bore which pumps at 300 gallons per hour and has never run dry, ably services the cattle yards, all garden taps for the established gardens and trees, the house laundry and the cottage. A 5,000 gallon rainwater tank services the kitchen and bathroom for the house.
The Davidson's built the three bedroom double brick house in 1983 and is located in an elevated position facing northeast overlooking the Mt Mort valley. This ideal aspect ensures the low set and low maintenance home is bathed in the warm morning sun during winter and capturing the cool breezes early in the afternoon in summer. French doors made of Silky-oak connect all the bedrooms, the dining room and lounge room to the expansive wide verandas constructed on all four sides of the house. The double sided fire place connecting the dining and lounge rooms is a real focal point
of the house. The flooring is predominately slate.
The adjoining 11m x 8m Billiard Room with a bar has sleeping accommodation for guests as this is a home designed for visiting family, friends and easy entertaining. The nearby 11 metre salt water in-ground pool is fully fenced and is especially ideal when the family gathers in summer.
A separateone bedroom cottage offers flexible and additional accommodation for visitors or as a Granny Flat.
Other improvements include a large powered fully concreted 80 x 20 foot steel shed, cattle yards with loading ramp, chook pen and round yard.
Wycombe was the realisation of a dream for Ken and Audrey. Now this wonderful and affordable opportunity is available for another family.
Auction: 10.30am, Friday 22nd July, 2016 at Level 26, One One One', 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane. (If not sold prior).
Inspections: Open Farms' on Sundays 10.30am to 11.30 (commencing Sunday 26th June) or by appointment.
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