"Martha Vale" - Strong Productive Country
Martha Vale at St Helens is an attractive and sound acreage on 3 farming titles totalling 201 hectares or 497 acres approximately.
The farm enjoys in excess of 800ML of irrigation water and a 200ML surface run off dam, which can also be filled by a 3 phase electric pump from the river. 3 centre pivot irrigators have the ability to water approximately 250 acres, which includes 30 acres of lucerne. A long frontage to the George River is very appealing and offers some recreational potential.
The gently sloping country at Martha Vale is accessed by a central roadway in good condition. The soils are predominately sandy loams in very good condition, with an excellent fertiliser history. The property has recently grown potatoes and oats for green fodder. Dairy heifers are the focus at present, benefitting from the long grass growing season and the all year round mild temperatures.
A new homestead, built in 2012/2013 is well located with a northerly aspect and enjoys views all over the farm. The large single storey home flows well and includes 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms a modern kitchen/dining area. A large undercover outdoor living area adjacent to the kitchen and a self-contained unit with kitchen are all under the same roof line. The house has several heating options and is completely insulated, with double glazing throughout. A double garage with electric doors has direct access into the house.
Farm buildings include a 5 bay machinery shed with lock up workshop, a small modern butchers shop, 2 hay barns, a 2 stand shearing shed, good stables and cattle yards. Other existing buildings are of an historic nature.
The further potential usage of Martha Vale could include a dairy conversion or heifer grazing, irrigated cropping, further development of the lucerne pastures, high value beef vealers or cross bred lamb production.
This lovely farm is located in a warm, moderate rainfall coastal region, which provides an excellent lifestyle opportunity combined with a commercial farming operation. St Helens is one of Tasmania's most popular holiday destinations and the largest town on the East Coast. All services are provided including a medical centre (5 doctors), 2 vets, a pharmacy and supermarkets. The area features many beautiful beaches and is renowned for its bay and ocean fishing. An aerodrome caters for charter and private aircraft. St Helens is located approximately 2 hours from Launceston and Launceston airport.
Vendor's Comments: 2 adjoining 6 hectare (15 acre) titles which have potential for housing subdivision (STCA) are also available for purchase.
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Close to Schools
- Close to Shops
- Close to Transport