Beau Vale to go under the hammer next month
A PROPERTY on Ipswich's doorstep and featuring breathtaking views of the Great Dividing Range is set to go under the hammer.
Beau Vale is almost 60 hectares of good farming country with a large timber home about 30km from the centre of town.
Agent Barry Quinn said the property had been on the market for two years and the owners were determined to sell before they moved to north Queensland to be with family.
Mr Quinn said 80% of the property was able to be cultivated, with the current owners producing hay since 2007.
"The large creek flats are ideal for grazing and are interspersed with blue gum trees," Mr Quinn said.
"The ample water is obtained from a quality bore, windmill, well and many tanks.
"In addition, water is sourced from the nearby mountains as the waterhole is spring-filled by the natural gullies that run the length of the property.
"The owners run the farm as a grazing and fattening block.
"On average, the carrying capacity is between 45-50 head of cows and their calves.
"In addition, the owners train a few racehorses so have some excellent infrastructure with two paddocks built with top steel rail along with a modern horse-walker."
The views from Beau Vale are perhaps more striking than the quality of the land.
To the north is Mt Walker and, to the south, the spectacular rocky peaks and escarpments of the Main Range.
The unrenovated highset Queenslander was built in 1907 but has been well-maintained.
There are three bedrooms, a sleep-out and an office.
Original features include the timber hardwood floors, 12-foot ceilings, timber architraves and French silky oak doors.
There are two titles of similar size.
Mr Quinn said the title without the home was well-positioned for the addition of another dwelling with a reasonably flat, elevated position that took full advantage of the views.
"This is a good working farm and so has the necessary improvements," he said.
"One of the two large sheds houses the farm machinery, five stable boxes and a feed room.
"The other shed has a further two stables and ample space for hay bales.
"The overall fencing, both boundary and internal, is good."
The auction is scheduled for 10.30am on Friday, November 21, at the Riverside Centre in Brisbane.
Owners expect more than $850,000 as the price.
Inspections are 10.30am on Sundays at "open farm", or by appointment.
For more information about the Beau Vale property phone Barry Quinn of Ray White Rural on 0409 828 342.