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335.7 Ha. – 829.5 Ac

Healthy, strong, elevated range country that picks up extra showers, with an approximately 500mm. average rainfall.
Mixture of brown loams over clay and limestone, good loam flats, to sandier loams, which have been clayed.
On property very useful rubble pit.
Approximately 25 kms. w.s.w. Mundulla, 34 s.w. Bordertown.
Adjoins bitumen Rowney Road to Kingston, and rubble Crane and Excell Roads.
Fenced into 7 Main paddocks, 5 cropping, 2 grazing, with convenient central rubbled raceway.
Substantial claying and delving program undertaken in 2022, is enhancing the strong crop yields of Canola, Wheat, Barley, Beans and Lupins.
Recognised as healthy sub clover country, it is capable of growing considerable feed/hay.
Bore equipped with submersible, 3 concrete tanks, 1 poly, good water.
Modern 3-bedroom transportable w/- office and ensuite, in delightful surrounds, with a great outlook.
Implement shed, small 2 stand Shearing shed/workshop, Sheep yards, 2 x 50T silos.
Such an appealing, healthy, productive, top of the range property, good rainfall base, it has had a great deal investment into soil amelioration, which is enhancing crop yields, this will only
continue to improve with time.

Inspection Highly Recommended, strictly by appointment only with Sole Agent Spence Dix & Co Property Greg Window 0427 582 177 & Alastair Johnson 0427 609 751

1,623 Ha. – 4,010 Ac. approximately

Proposed Allotment 17 Red Bluff Road Senior via BORDERTOWN

• Approximately 19 kms. north-east of Bordertown, & the Dukes Highway, mostly bitumen road
• Predominantly gently rolling, to large open flats, grey sandy loams over clay, with some heavier
red/brown to grey crab hole country. Majority has been clayed and or delved, appropriate
blocks of shelter, and some planted trees.
• Have cropped to Oats, Barley, Canola & Wheat, but mostly grazing based and cropped in
pasture renovation program, to L70 Lucerne + Balansa & Subclovers.
• Very well fenced, 19 paddocks, mostly double swinging gates, raceway, majority boundaries
have netting, has accommodated both sheep and cattle.
• Good quality water, 1 bore, Solar submersible, strategic mostly Poly Tank, some concrete
storages, all concrete troughs.
• Healthy well managed and developed property. Conservatively stocked, plenty of scope
to vary the mix of livestock and cropping, and put your own stamp on.

FOR SALE BY EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (U.S.P), Closing Thursday the 16th. of November at 2 p.m.

Inspection strictly by appointment only with Sole Agent

Greg Window for Spence Dix & Co 0427 582 177

• “The Glen” is an excellent start up farm or an ideal sized add-on cropping block, with a lovely stone home.
• Situated at 1765 Netherton road in the highly regarded cropping region of Netherton.
• Located just 40 minutes away from a major grain receival hub at Tailem Bend and the farm is a stone’s throw away from the Dukes Highway at KIKI.
• The property is positioned in a reliable 425mm rainfall area, consisting of two titles which will be offered as a whole.
• “The Glen” in total is 232.6 ha or 575 acres and the house is positioned on its own 68 ha separate title.
• The cropping country on the property has been well managed in conjunction with a sheep operation and is in terrific health, with legumes playing a big part in its rotation. This country is well suited to growing Beans, Canola, Wheat, Barley, Lupins and Vetch for hay and pasture.
The soils consist of red brown loams over clay and limestone, plus some loamy sands over clay, with the clay being easily in grasp of a delver or Bednar (Trial Bednarring was performed on this property two years ago).
• There is a small 5ha paddock of grey loams over clay that has been fenced off and has an excellent stand of Lucerne over it, and this could be a terrific Ram paddock.
• Broken up into 7 main paddocks, the fencing is in excellent stock proof condition with a fair percentage having been renewed.
• Very good quality underground water (approx. 1500 to 1600 ppm on a recent test) is pumped via a solar array to a tank on a stand to give height and every paddock has a trough serviced from here.
• The capital improvements on the farm consist of a 15m x 9m Hay/Implement shed and an older 18m x 9.4m storage shed which was once the shearing shed.
• The home on the property is a very well built original local stone and red brick pointed house. This is in very good condition and could either be used as a full time home or is very suitable as a managers residence or an overnighter for an absentee owner.
• “The Glen” is a very neat cropping property that has been well managed and is in very good heart. It could be ran as a pure continual cropping parcel or it also has scope to be a very productive pasture block. The region has always been tightly held due to its reliability, soil types and proximity to markets.
Please contact Alastair Johnson on 0427 609 751 to organise an inspection.

Carcuma Downs is a well-balanced Grazing and Cropping enterprise in a reliable, 17 inch rainfall area. It offers tremendous scope to improve productivity with soil amelioration like Delving, Bednarring and Clay Spreading, with the vast majority of the soil having clay close. It could also have its stocking numbers increased with more Lucerne renovation. The property is in good health and the Carcuma Pastoral Company who originally developed the surrounding area were well regarded for applying very healthy fertiliser rates. The sale represents a unique opportunity to purchase balanced country with scale, or it has the ability to be purchased in separate parcels.
• Huge scope to add value with Clay close over the majority of the farm.
• Very good mix of options with scope to run Cattle, Sheep or Crop/Hay
• Excellent quality underground water (approx. 1000 ppm) supplied by multiple bores
• Healthy Fertiliser history
• Convenient location to Markets and Feedlots
• Excellent Shedding and a very comfortable 4-Bedroom home
• As a whole or as two separate non-contingent lots
• Bitumen frontage on one boundary and the Carcuma road will be bitumised in the near future.

Situated at 769 and 770 Heym Road on the highly regarded southern slopes of the Marmon-Jabuk range. These two properties, are a well-balanced cropping and grazing enterprise, with the added benefit of a having a 3500 head sheep feedlot already in place. Located just 20 minutes away from a major grain receival hub at Tailem Bend and the farm is a stone’s throw away from bitumen roads.
The property positioned in a reliable 350mm rainfall area, and they will be offered as a whole, or as two separate non-contingent lots.
“Tandanya” in total is 677.4 ha or 1,673.85 acres and is one separate title. “Illa Langi” is another separate title and consists of 940.9 ha or 2,325 acres
The cropping country on the property has been well managed in conjunction with a large sheep operation and has a terrific medic base. This country is well suited to growing Lentils, Canola, Wheat, Barley and Vetch for hay and pasture.
The soils consist of red brown loams over clay and limestone, plus some loamy sands over clay with the clay being easily in grasp of a delver. There is some rising country that has been fenced well to soil type and these areas have excellent and thick Veldt grass pastures.
Broken up into 44 main paddocks, the fencing is in good to average stock proof condition. There is also a recently constructed 3500 head sheep feedlot on “Illa Langi” with a brand new set of Magnus yards adjacent.
The two properties have been ran as one and the owners have consistently been running approximately 1200 Ewes, whilst still cropping around 1300 acres also. The amount of cropping could easily be increased.
Very good quality underground water is pumped to the top of the property and with water being provided with terrific flows. The property has secured mains water also.
The capital improvements on the farm consist of a 4-stand shearing shed and multiple other implement/hay shedding. The Magnus yards adjacent to the Feedlot are almost brand new.
There is two homes on the properties that are very comfortable and both have had recent internal renovations completed.
“Tandanya” and “Illa Langi” are well-cared for, mix of cropping and warm breeding and grazing country, it has well set up and balanced capital infrastructure and represents a unique opportunity to acquire a well-managed farm that is in good health. The slopes of the Marmon-Jabuk range have always been well regarded for their reduced frost risk, and soil types.
Please contact Alastair Johnson on 0427 609 751 to organise an inspection.

Shack 10 & Shack 11, Barker Knoll

As serene, enchanting and exclusive as any island, the old fishers’ village of Barker Knoll at the northern head of the Younghusband Peninsula must be the most tightly held getaway location anywhere in the State. Until now, no-one could sell even if they wanted to.

New regulations mean that shacks once destined for demolition with the passing of the owners can now be offered on the open market with a 30-year leasehold.

You have just this one chance to win your place in true Storm Boy country, with not one, but two cosy historic cottages at the gateway to the 150km long Coorong, just a few minutes boat-ride from Mundoo Channel boat ramp.

This is a place for the Big Unwind with family and friends, where ocean, Murray Mouth and Coorong fishing can bring you a haul of mullet, mulloway, flathead and more. Where the waterskiing and picnic paradise of The Saharas is in your panoramic views and just a quick boat sprint south. Where the ever-changing moods and light of The Coorong are front and centre in every moment you spend there.

And are they cute? They couldn’t be any cuter or any more laden with character and charm, boasting all the quirkiness and patina of a much-loved family holiday retreat for some fifty years.

Occupying perhaps the very best shoreline site with new wave attenuation wall and jetty, the shacks offer a total of three bedrooms: two in the main building (a double and a bunk-room) snugged into the sandhill with quaint chimneys; and one big gorgeous, white-themed double bedroom dubbed ‘the love shack’ for its romantic, old-world atmosphere, water views and warming wood stove for cool nights.

Entering the kitchen and meals area from the sunken veranda is a step back in time. Raked timber ceilings, window-lit hearth and views have made this cosy space a haven for generations, the perfect place to draw the family together at the end of idyllic days. With its eclectic décor, you’ll easily imagine the stories held by the walls of this room, host to remarkable characters over many years enjoying the pleasure of a visit: legendary film-makers, artists, winemakers and local identities whose names are legend to the region.

‘Island’ living has some special challenges, of course, and you should consider these before making an enquiry. You need a boat to get there practically, because the 8-hour drive from Tea Tree or 42 Mile crossing further South, might be inconvenient. And your stays need to be self-contained: Goolwa shopping and facilities are around 20 minutes from the Mundoo boat ramp. Being a National Park, you’ll also need to upgrade sewage management with installation of a holding tank within five years of taking on the lease. And you may wish to make things a little more civilised with a proper bathroom and by extending solar power generation and storage, which currently runs 12-volt lighting and some 240v power for essentials such as ‘phone charging.

But from Day 1 as-is, you’ll be amongst the very few who get to enjoy the rare pleasures of these truly unique dwellings in a setting unmatched for its natural delights, holiday versatility and power to get you into deeply relaxed mode.

• Two historic free-standing shacks complete with all contents (other than a few personal effects) offered on a walk-in walk-out basis
• 30-year lease (subject to installation of a waste water holding tank within five years)
• Boat-only access from Mundoo Channel boat ramp or Beacon 19 boat ramp (access with larger boats through the barrages)
• Accessible by 4WD if you drive to Salt Creek and up the beach from the crossings (which is subject to seasonal conditions)
• Solar power with battery storage and inverter (may be expanded or supplemented with generator)
• Three bedrooms, kitchen/dining, plant room, shed with w/c
• New retaining wall and jetty to waterfront
• Rainwater tank to kitchen (gravity fed)
• Woodstove cooking, gas refrigerator
• Firepit
• Great fishing and boating with walking access to ocean beach
• Ready to enjoy immediately

What was once a productive migrant family block is now an opportunity to take your place on the Murray just 7km north of Walker Flat and a 2-minute drive to the Wongulla picnic ground and boat ramp.

Multiple sections on two titles take in a rich river flat, an existing house block with elevated views of the majestic river cliffs opposite and an extensive, perfectly flat upper section ideal for a new and view-rich home amongst new plantings of your choice. Here is a rare offering of great flexibility at a very affordable price, which includes a valuable and inalienable transferable water licence more than sufficient to make this a productive investment once again, with orchards, vines or other specialty produce.

The large river-flat section provides a chance to create your own ski or houseboat paradise, as well as productive acres. The original homestead on the flats is in ruins but a stone outbuilding remains as a restorable option.

The partially renovated, circa 1960s Besser block cottage on the middle section above Cliffview Drive offers three bedrooms (two of which are large), meals/living area and a basic but functional kitchen and bathroom. It could easily be upgraded to weekend accommodation or a home-base while you build something much worthier of the stunning views elsewhere on the property.

Of great appeal as a centre for a workshop-based business, trade storage or keeping boats or a vehicle collection is the quality built, 18×9.6m, high clearance shed. It boasts concrete floor and 3-phase power, with the bonus of a large high-roofed area behind.

Reticulation from the 3-phase pump down on the river feeds extensive irrigation around the property, including the large top block which also has a turkey-nest dam for pumped water storage and gravity feed to the lower sections. This top block has easy access from Peters Road. Multiple tanks also assist with pumped water storage.

The property with imagination and vision will reward the smart investor.

• 18.62 Ha (46 acres) with multiple sections

• 8 megalitre transferable water licence, 3-phase riverside pump, reticulation to all sections, multiple tank storage

• River-flat block with 160m of river frontage, home block with river and cliff views, easily-worked upper block

·• Older 3-bed cottage

• Massive 18×9.4m workshop and/or storage with 3-phase power

• Multiple access to blocks from Cliffview Drive and Peters Road

• 30 mins from Mannum, 2 mins Wongulla boat ramp

543 Hectares 1,342 Ac approximately

Approximately 30 kms. east of Coonalpyn & The Dukes Highway

Bitumen Road frontage

Interesting mix of dense heath, timber and rolling country

Includes small cleared area approximately 2 Acres outside of Heritage scrub

Great opportunity to own your own private piece of Bushland, to walk through, camp on,
and make a base, to get close to nature and unwind on.

Sales is subject to division and consents.

$250,000 incl GST

For more information contact

Greg Window 0427 582 177

“Condowie” is a well-balanced cropping and warm grazing farm with a terrific blend of flat and rising country with the added benefit of Irrigation. The property has had extensive clay spreading completed in the past and still offers scope to improve productivity with soil amelioration, such as delving. With some excellent Lucerne stands on the flatter country and a blend of clover and other grasses, such as Veldt on the remaining land. The sale represents a unique opportunity to purchase highly productive country on the well-regarded Stirling range.

• Mixture of red brown loamy Cropping country and warm Grazing country with scattered large timber for shade
• Over 280 Ha of Clay spreading completed in the past
• Excellent Lucerne pastures on the irrigation bay areas
• Renewed Water systems with terrific flow to all troughs
• Excellent Fencing with the vast majority having been renewed
• 12 Kms East of Keith in a 450mm rainfall area
• 426 Megalitre Irrigation Licence

767 Ha. 1,895 Ac.

• Close to Tintinara, highway frontage, approximately 465 mm rainfall.

• Successful Lucerne Grazing, Seed, Hay and Irrigation property.

• Centre Pivot, 171,053 kL Water Licence, excess water, scope to expand.

• Combination flats and rises, fenced to soil types, raceways, access to rubble.

• Quality steel bugle sheep yards, and heavy duty cattle yards and crush.

• Comfortable renovated 3 bedroom solid construction home, shearing and implement shedding.

Take Advantage of Attractive Lucerne Seed Market, Quality Hay, valuable Grazing, + Crop opportunities, on this Irrigation and dryland Lucerne based property

Inspection Highly Recommended, Strictly by Appointment Only with Sale Agents

Further details contact Greg Window 0427 or Alastair Johnson 0427 609 751