Wyangle For Sale

3 November 1993 The Canberra Times

Farm house has only changed hands twice in 100 years

"Wyangle", one of the largest south-west slopes district proper-ties will be auctioned by Elders Real Estate and Milton Archer & Sons Pty Ltd on November 10.

Only 12 kilometres from Tumut, the 4,053 hectare property has only changed hands twice in the last 100 years and according to Elders' marketing consultant, David Hammersley, "it is very productive with its merino breeding flock, wether wool cutters, prime lamb production and variable numbers of cattle, which equates to about 20,000 dry sheep equivalents."

The homestead is an original pise house covering 245m2. It has been ex-tended and comprises four bedrooms, lounge with wood heating, an office, kitchen, bathroom, laundry and meat house. There is also a double car ga-rage and workshop to the main home.

Other features of the property include three cottages for additional accommodation, two machinery sheds and a hayshed.

"Wyangle" ranges from undulating pasture-improved country, to the Honeysuckle range of hills in the east.

The property is well watered by permanent creeks, springs and dams and the winter and spring rainfall is between 860mm and 1,000mm on the hills.

Important inclusions are the healthy stands of shelter timber on the property.

"With the raised level of interest in land-care, people are very conscious of the need for good tree cover on a property," Mr Hammersley said.

Fencing is in first class order for a property of this size. There are nine sets of sheep yards constructed at focal points for ease of management and the near new eight-stand wool shed is centrally located.

Although buyers will determine the value of "Wyangle", it is expected a property of this calibre could make well in excess of $2 million.

The auction will take place at 2pm, at the C.W.A Hall, Wynyard Street, Tumut, NSW.

For more information contact David Hammersley on (02) 449 5919 or Ian Archer on (069) 47 3078.