COLONIAL CAPE COD HOMESTEAD - 636 ACRES
Crookwell area – 3 hours Sydney and 2 hours Canberra. Set on picturesque grazing land this property features an award winning colonial cape cod style homestead. The garden at "Cladymore" was designed by Michael Bligh, a Landscape Architect and commenced 20 years ago. Now there are mature Oaks, ornamental Pears a Tulip tree, flowering Cherries, Crab Apples, Chinese Elms, Japanese Maples and Claret Ash providing summer shade and a Claret Ash lined driveway. Private alcoves and sweeping lawns. With old style charm and character, cedar double glazed windows, cedar skirtings and doors it comprises 3 double bedrooms and office/4th bedroom, an open plan living room, modern colonial style kitchen with ceramic cook top and dishwasher, formal dining room and sunroom. Modern colonial style bathroom with spa bath, shower and pedestal basin. A Jarrah timber staircase leads upstairs to the main bedroom with ensuite, twin walk-in robes and retreat area looking over gardens and rolling hills. A superfine wool sheep farming enterprise , amenities include a large 2 stand shearing shed , covered sheep yards and cattle yards. A 4 bay machinery shed, dog yards, chook shed and orchard. The property ranges from a fertile valley to timber covered hills and slopes. Pastures are principally native pastures with some clover and native herbage. The property presently runs 500 breeding ewes and 200 merino wethers. Suitable for the present superfine wool enterprise “Cladymore” also provides a wonderful recreation lifestyle for horse riding and the peace of country living. There are 9 dams, a beautiful flowing creek and a bore. Income is provided from the established super fine wool sheep enterprise. The successful purchaser has the option to take advantage of an ongoing contract to supply superfine merino wool by direct sale at an agreed premium price through a growers call contract Select pure “Hillcreston” blood sheep may be purchased with the property to continue the existing business with the benefit of existing direct sales. Previous sale contracts have been to a major woollen mill in Italy. The present owners have worked to establish a self replacing superfine flock to produce high quality soft handling superfine wool sort after for the production of yarn for luxury garments. “CLadymore” wool is highly respected in the industry and has earned the prestigious 1PP certification. Stud sires are purchased from the “Hillcreston” stud renowned for the “Golden Bale” superfine record wool price. Fetching 28,560 cents a kilo, the bale belonging to "Hillcreston", owned by the Picker family at Bigga, was a world record. All equipment is available to continue this business including hydraulic wool press. "Cladymore" garden has featured in Australian Open Gardens. Since acquiring "Cladymore" in 2000, the current owners, one of whom is a Garden Designer and Horticulturist, have expanded the garden to include a Chinese Pistachio in a stone turning circle and a grove of Japanese Maples to the rear of the garden. An orchard was planted out about 10 years ago and includes Pears, Apples (3 varieties) Nectarines, Quince and Apricots. Other features include a water feature on a stone plinth and a magnificent Grevillea hedge enclosing the garden on all sides. Full advantage has been taken of the cool climate garden location, providing spectacular seasonal changes in colour and flowering as there are four distinct seasons here. Spring brings masses of blossoms from daffodils and flowering shrubs. Autumn delights with the glorious colours provided by the many deciduous trees. Plantings of native shrubs attract many bird species and this is one of the joys of living here Water security is provided by an extensive underground garden watering system from the bore and storage tank. Situated in the Fullerton location “Cladymore” is far enough from major cities to be peaceful and close enough to Crookwell for an easy drive for a good meal with friends. A great lifestyle with assured income in a beautiful country setting for 1.49 million.