Brookhill – Cattle Farm – 626 Acres close to the City (Listing ID:303)
Address: 1569 Flinders Highway
Post Code: 4816
Year Built: 1993
Garage Size: 12
Floor Area (m2): 610
Land size (m2): 2533000
Full Description: This impressive and well known property has a wide frontage to the Flinders Highway and is located just over the Antill Creek bridge just minutes out of Townsville in North Queensland and only 15 kilometres from the Bruce Highway.
The farm is offered for sale for the first time in 25 years and consists of 626 acres of improved pasture currently being used for cattle breeding and fattening and a comfortable homestead.
The property consists of three separate titles and has consistently demonstrated a carrying capacity well above similar properties in the area. The farm is to be sold as a going concern including plant and equipment and some livestock.
The land is selectively cleared with vegetation consisting of ironbark, white bay gum, moreton bay gum and bloodwood timbers. Antill Creek flows seasonably through the front part of the property. Towards the homestead area soils are primarily black soil and creek loam. Towards the creek it is mostly black soil which holds the water well. According to the locals you can throw tacks in it and grow crowbars.
Pasture consists of a good body of native grasses as well as Virano, Seratro, Uracloa, Secca, Summers, Parrot and Indian Cooch. There are three dams on the property including the creek bank dam (3000m2) and two back dams (1500m2 each) all currently holding some water even in the dry.
There are three bores on the property. Two bores near the house, both sunk to 25 feet with water at 16-20 feet produce potable water naturally filtered by the aquifer. Pumps produce 4500 and 2000 gallons per hour with house and yard tanks for storage. There is a third bore in the back paddock producing 1000 gallons per hour with a concrete holding tank.
During the wet season the farm experiences 28 to 35 inches of rain with intermittent falls throughout the rest of the year. The fencing and cattle yards are all in good order and all the equipment you need to continue daily farming operations is included.
The homestead consists of several buildings including a spacious, modern and comfortable one bedroom residence of steel frame and HardiePlank construction. It is tiled throughout and has a generous open plan lounge dining and kitchen area, king sized bedroom, spacious bathroom and a large internal laundry. The kitchen has ample storage and work space as well as an island bench. The bathroom is flooded with natural light and has a claw foot bath as well as separate shower. Gas is connected for hot water.
Connected to the house is a large approximately 150 m2 high clearance storage shed/workshop/tack room with a 4 metre wide veranda on two sides keeping the property cool and there is a large attached covered carport of approximately 80m2. Separate to the homestead is a large machinery shed/workshop to house the larger equipment and vehicles of approximately 280m2.
The homestead is off the grid with a generator and battery banks providing power to the home, solar panels for the electrified fence and potable bore water pumped straight to the house tank.
This is a rare opportunity for the astute purchaser to acquire an outstanding large rural property very close to the Townsville CBD and only 2.5 kilometres from the Elliot Springs boundary at a very realistic price. Please contact the Agent for more information.