"Darlington Downs" 2226 Meandarra-Bungunya Rd, MEANDARRA

Land Area 1989.7 hectares

Quality Country - Two Freehold Titles - 80 Years One Owner!

Quality softer brigalow/belah scrub country, well located property close to major selling centres.
Ready for further development. Highly regarded reliable district.
"Darlington Downs" is a versatile property with soil types that range from grey/brown to red fertile soils conducive to breeding and/or fattening livestock and also well suited to growing both cash and fodder crops.
The property is considered to be strategically well located with good roads to Toowoomba, Roma, Dalby & Goondiwindi cattle markets.
After nearly 80 years of one family ownership the property is genuinely being offered for by Public Auction in Meandarra to finalise a Family Estate. Certainly this presents a truly rare opportunity to acquire a block in the premium Meandarra/Inglestone District.

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Property Overview
Land Use: Grazing, Cropping, Mixed Farming
Description of Country: Predominantly slightly undulating Brigalow / Belah softwood scrub country with good characteristics Well grassed with a mixture of buffell, blue grass, natives, marine cooch-grass in melon holes and capable of growing a variety of seasonal herbage. Good shade-lines in every paddock indicate the quality country and some smaller areas of broadleaf Ironbark ridge give good shelter for livestock and reliable water catchment. Most paddocks have a shadeline around them and some regrowth control and timber management is required, varying from light raking to sucker control with blade or pellet. The majority however is currently marked white on the vegetation assessment.
Annual Rainfall: 575 millimetres
Improvements: Minimal structural improvements with two older dwellings. One 3 bedroom hardi-plank in fair condition with a garage shed adjoining and fenced yard. The older original weatherboard home also with a timber framed shed adjoining. The property requires a new set of cattle yards, with the existing old set relying on portable panels to handle and load stock. A workable 3 stand Shearing shed and sheep yards. 60' X 30' steel frame workshop shed with three sides enclosed.
Other Improvements: Machinery shed, Workshop, Sheep Yards, Cattle Yards, Shearing shed
Fencing: Fences are in fair stock proof condition being a combination of hinge-joint netting barb and plain with steel and timber post. The boundary is considered Stock proof.
Water Supplies: Dams
Comments: 8 Dams with quality clear water, ranging from 2,000 yards up to 12,000 yards. 3 Dams equipped.
Regional Facilities
General Comments: School bus, Rural power, Separate phone /Fax lines with twice weekly mail service. There is mobile service over the entire property.
Type: Freehold
Tenanted/leased details: Two Freehold titles being Lot 1 and 2 SP183212.
Rates: $2338 bi-annually, totalling $4776 per annum
Description: The main homestead was built pre-WWII in only average to poor maintained condition.
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 0
Additional comments: The property has in recent times been running a mix of sheep and cattle and would be considered capable of running 400 to 500 AE in season. At presently approx. stocked with 100 breeders and just under 1000 sheep. Areas have grown cash and fodder crops approx. 30 years ago. These paddocks would not require major works to return to cultivation. Stocking numbers can be increased with pasture development.

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