Lemana Park is a quality grazing property with significant farm infrastructure, including a quality double storey family homestead ideally located in a best part of the King Valley in Victoria’s north east.
Lemana Park will be auctioned on Saturday September 14 on the property at 2pm by the Wangaratta office of Rodwells Ruralco Property.
The auction is to enable the retirement of long time stock agent and farmer Kevin Wolfel and his wife, having held the property for the last eighteen years.
Lemana Park is at 360 Boggy Creek Road with a bitumen road frontage and is only about six kilometres east of the well resourced Moyhu township.
This puts it about twenty five minutes south east of Wangaratta and a similar margin off the Hume Freeway via the popular Snow Road.
The freehold area of 191 hectares, or 472 acres, is held in four titles, one of which includes a double frontage of about a thousand metres to the reliable Boggy Creek from which a stock and domestic water right is included.
In addition leases are held over a further eleven hectares, or twenty eight acres, of unused road reserves.
With a subdivision into twenty two paddocks vendor Kevin Wolfel has put a lot of work into forming up the laneways and access roads within the property.
He has been aided by a couple of existing gravel pits on some higher ground from which he has been able to source the rock at minimum cost.
Kevin spent has working career as a Dalgety agent before he established his own agency at Warragul.
He says, “when I sold that business about twenty years ago I elected to return to my home territory in the north east in the King Valley and we bought a farm property that I’d always highly regarded for its potential”.
Kevin’s farming career at Lemana Park has been based on a program of continuous improvement.
What originally existed like an eight acre in surface area irrigation dam has been improved and enhanced.
There is a right to extract seventy megalitres from the dam for irrigation purposes.
Fully restored the dam now has a storage capacity of 100 megalitres when full and it gravity feeds to a laser levelled flood irrigation block of sixteen hectares, or forty acres, that provides bountiful hay or silage, while the rest of the holding has been resown with clover, rye and cocksfoot pastures.
The property together with its pumping right from Boggy Creek with electric power available at the pump site, has three further catchment paddock dams, two of which are judged to be six megalitres in storage capacity.
There is also an existing windmill equipped bore with a depth of fifteen metres (or fifty feet) that accesses high quality water and being in a 750 mm average annual rainfall district Kevin’s assertion that the property is droughtproof and he has never run out of water holds considerable strength.
He has typically run up to 150 Angus cows with about 150 calves to the point of calving and in more recent years has carried about 250 dairy heifers on a virtual twelve month contracted grow out program up to their point of first calving.
Not surprisingly there is a full suite of farm infrastructure including the original shearing shed, plus a machinery shed and three hay sheds and good cattle yards.
For the equine inspired there is a fully laid out Olympic sized ménage arena of sixty metres by twenty metres of graded sand surface that is ready for the purchaser to use.
The quality, sizeable and part two storey family homestead on Lemana Park also scores strongly for its attractiveness, comfort and outlook.
Originally built about fifty years ago as a double and triple brick home of substance including a number of art-deco features it offers five bedrooms, two with ensuites, copious living zones and all modern services.
Over the years the exterior brickwork has been concrete rendered and with four metre, or twelve-foot ceilings with a distinctive art deco finishes, polished timber floor boards, an efficient kitchen, with a four car garage attached the home offers a great rural lifestyle destination.
The home is set in a quality established garden area.
Rainwater for household use is conserved in four tanks with 70,000 litres of storage, while there is also an original fifteen metre deep well equipped with an electric pump nearby as well.
Lemana Park takes its origin from an original indigenous name for some significant Oak trees which remain on the property and are thought to be at least one hundred years of age.
The homestead is comfortably set back with a long tree lined driveway, with ample shade and landscape trees throughout the holding.
Rodwells Ruralco Property agent Dave Colvin from the Wangaratta office is marketing Lemana Park in the lead up to the auction.
He says “vendor Kevin Wolfel with his wife have done a wonderful job in developing the productive resources of Lemana Park which is ideally located in a vital and continually emerging rural area in the King Valley with its food, wine and lifestyle attractions.
“With his long previous career as a stock agent, working in districts east of the Hume Freeway and in Gippsland, Kevin has applied his expertise in developing the resources of the property to where it now presents as an easy to run, highly productive farm of scale.
“With its easy accessibility and its impressive resources of water, farm buildings and the quality homestead my expectation is for auction result around the $3 million mark” Dave Colvin says.
Further auction information, property inspections and more information can be arranged with the Rodwells Ruralco Property Wangaratta office on 03 5721 2047 and their sales agent Dave Colvin on 0407 500 239.
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