“BILAGAL” is a unique offering with its location, home and garden setting, improvements and production options making it stand out in the market.
Set on 164.7ha (407 acres), the property is fenced to 10 main paddocks, with double fenced tree-lines are along most boundaries.
Timber native to the property is grey and white box and Blakely's red gum on the higher country, and yellow box and river red gum on the eastern creek portion.
Water is secure to the property with a stock and domestic bore, which pumps to a 25,000-litre storage tank that supplies four troughs, the garden and pool.
There is double frontage to the Corienbob Creek, which is fenced on a give-and-take basis along the eastern boundary and there are eight dams. Rainwater is stored in a 125,000L tank.
Bilagal is rated as 88 per cent arable. Since 2009 the property has been share-farmed in a three-year cropping rotation of cereals and oilseeds. This year there are 94 hectares of wheat and 51 hectares of canola.
Livestock improvements include a three-stand wool shed with raised saw tooth board; the shed was designed to also be used for small farm machinery storage as well, with the power supply is by generator. Adjacent the wool shed are steel sheep and cattle yards with sheep draft, cattle crush and cement floored race and loading ramp. For fodder storage there is one self-emptying silo.
Architect designed and north facing, the brick rendered home is spacious, inviting and positioned to make the most of district views from its setting. Designed for energy efficient family living, there are four bedrooms all with built-in robes, two bathrooms, two living areas, an office and laundry with third toilet.
The main living room incorporates the kitchen, which has gas and electric appliances, Caesarstone bench tops and a walk in pantry. The second living room is well lit and provides for quiet time or family space.
Larger windows are double glazed and louvre windows provide excellent ventilation.
The home has polished cement floors, evaporative air-conditioning, wood heating and three gas bayonets for quick additional heat.
The outside entertaining area has a northern aspect under the main roof line and is easily accessed from both living areas. There is parking for two vehicles adjacent the home entrance foyer with direct internal access.
The “Bilagal” garden was designed in 1998 by Peter Fudge when there was just a bare paddock. There are plane trees on the drive and snow pears on the north with Holm oak surrounding the house.
The hedging throughout the garden provides structure, defines various areas of the garden and is relatively easy to maintain. Hedged plants include English box, germander and blue lagoon rosemary, viburnum and Portuguese laurel.
There is also a herb and vegetable garden with five citrus trees. Other plantings include, European olives, David Austin roses, lavender, white crepe myrtles, lomandra seascape and agapanthus. The plants are largely from the Mediterranean region with some natives species included in more recent years.
Water use is minimal, via a dripper system fed by bore water to give all areas a soak as needed, usually from later in spring.
It is a relaxing, low maintenance garden and one that incorporates the house, the site, surrounding views and is always a pleasure to spend time in.
“Bilagal” will be auctioned on Saturday, November 4 at 10.30am with inspections by appointment with the agents.
For further information contact Sally Douglas on 0428 826 645 or Col Medway on 0428 826 645, or visit www.sallydouglas.landmarkharcourts.com.au.