…Unique Clearing Sale to be held on Saturday 21 May on site
A time comes in every farmer’s life that it is time to sell the property and retire.
Geoffrey and Patricia Bond have reached this decision putting their Walpara property at 2115 Highlands to Seymour Road at Whiteheads Creek on the market for private sale through the Yea office of Ruralco Real Estate.
The Bonds are further signifying their intention to retire by holding a major clearing sale on the property on Saturday 21 April which will feature Geoff’s thirty two years of collecting.
Key lots will include three Lanz Bulldog hot-bulb tractors in working condition, a fourth that is complete in parts, an early Lister diesel pump set and a Kelly & Lewis vintage hot bulb engine that is unique in itself.
There is also a major collection of conventional tractors and farm implements that have largely been in storage on the property for many years.
Ruralco ‘s selling agent Brendan Woodley says that the Walpara property is an ideal hobby or lifestyle property on a bitumen road and midway between the good towns of Seymour and Yea.
It has a land area of approximately 48 hectares (or 120 acres) that is fenced into seven paddocks with seven dams including several that are spring fed or are reliable gully dams.
There is a comfortable original timber three bedroom cottage in good liveable condition with mains and solar power and solar hot water installed.
The cottage is set amongst a good collection of established trees and plantings that also provide a landscape feature throughout the property.
There are numerous buildings on the property including a former large shearing shed that now acts as a garage and a typical ‘blokes shed’.
Another recent steel building provides plenty of machinery and hay storage.
“I am seeking private sale offers at $549,000 for Walpara” selling agent Brendan Woodley says.
“It is sited on good reliable country in the granite slopes that are well regarded with several prominent large scale sheep and cattle holdings nearby.
“The Bond’s have recently been running around twenty head of Poll Herefords and their calves with a good set of timber yards included with a long road frontage of fencing renewed only recently.
“The location and ease of access is a feature with Seymour and Yea each within about twenty minutes travel time”.
The clearing sale on Saturday 21 May is sure to attract a good crowd Ruralco’s auctioneer Adam Mountjoy forecasts.
“Most of the machinery items on offer have been very well maintained and in long term storage.
“Geoff Bond is an old school mechanical and machine enthusiast who originally travelled long distances to acquire his collection.
“For instance the original Kelly & Lewis hot bulb engine which is largely complete is thought to have been one of 350 engines bought by an earlier Grain Elevators Board to power conveyors at their silo storages around the estate.
“I doubt that many of these remain.
“Such is the volume of gear that we continue to find interesting mechanical pieces as we unpack the storage sheds” Adam says.
For Private Sale – Asking $549,000
For more information on the Walpara property at 2115 Highlands to Seymour Road Whiteheads Creek contact Ruralco’s selling agent Brendan Woodley on 0429 032 620 or for clearing sale information on Saturday 21 May contact auctioneer Adam Mountjoy on 0418 926 610.
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