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Your expressions of interest are welcome for this Freehold Land, Residence and Business.
‘Three Waters’ is located 15 kms northwest of Glen Innes, a major New England town which is the Celtic Capital of Australia. Set high on the New England ranges and on the flanks of Bullock Mountain at 1,170 metres where ‘you feel you can touch the stars at night’.
The property consists of 560 acres of undulating grass lands and light to heavy forested country. It is extremely well watered by the permanently flowing Reddestone Creek and the Beardy Waters River. There are five dams on the property with three dams that can be filled from a pumping system from the Reddestone Creek with ensures a drought proof property for grazing horses or stock. The horse holding yards have troughs which can be filled by the pumping system or from water tanks. The Homestead and ‘Gunyah’ camping facilities’ water tanks can be refilled with the same pumping system, in times of drought. ‘Three Waters’ enjoys an annual rainfall of 34 inches and an air conditioned summer.
The on-site camping area enjoys a 1 kilometre frontage along the banks of the Reddestone Creek. The Reddestone Creek is famous for blue sapphires. It is the ultimate destination for customers and guests offering Sapphire fossicking, fishing and swimming in the waterholes. Guests can also enjoy horse riding on the 560 acres of forest, river and creek crossing.
Three Waters High Country Holidays & ‘Horstel’ is a well-established business of 18 years, offering a unique experience with accommodation, horse riding, camping and sapphire fossicking. It has been operated during seasonal and festival periods only with a huge opportunity for expansion, growth and further development.
It is a very popular holiday and celebration location for birthdays, weddings, general functions, parties and ‘Horstel’ Camping. It is also popular for couples along with small, medium and large groups. Most groups self-cater but catering can be organised onsite.
Functions are held in and around the ‘Gunya’ building. It is a unique rustic facility built from timber milled from the properties forest and comprises a huge interior camp kitchen with refrigerators, bar, reading library, toilets and showers. The facility is equipped with a dining area, dance area, 2 kitchen cooking bench tops, food preparation areas and 2 sinks. ‘The Gunyah’ has a 4m wide verandah on the western side of the building with excellent views to the Reddestone Creek and the range country beyond. The verandah is fitted with gas BBQs and seating areas. The toilets and showers can be accessed from this verandah. Outside has a large wood fireplace, seating and a large wood BBQ.
* There is a two bedroom cabin which is permanently rented
* 2 ensuite cabins
* Powered and unpowered sites for camper trailer and caravans
The business and all its infrastructure is included in the freehold purchase. The business has a well- established website and facebook presence. It is a well-known business and destination with many repeat clients and referrals by word of mouth. It is well entrenched on the internet and accommodation and council sites and is very well respected within the community. It is the ideal lifestyle business to say the least offering much enjoyment for a family to run. The current owners choose to run the business in the holiday and festival season, but could easily expand to offer full year-round accommodation and riding camps, if you wish. The potential for growth is enormous along with the option to build many more cabins and bunk house overlooking the river bank. (Council permit would be required).
The Western Red Cedar timber clad Homestead (146 square metres) has three comfortable bedrooms, the main with an en-suite and all bedrooms have large built-in wardrobes with easy access to the second bathroom. The kitchen, dining and lounge room open onto the large entertaining verandah (135 square metres) is partly enclosed and enjoys sweeping views of Bullock Mountain. The kitchen has a walk-in pantry with a large gas/electric stove/oven and a dishwasher. The internal floors are polished wood in the living areas and carpeted in the dining room and bedrooms. A large central combustion heater in the lounge room heats the home in winter. The lounge room has a diagonal pine wood feature wall and an original wagon wheel chandelier.
The business office is situated off the front verandah with a horse riding apparel fitout room off the back verandah. A two-car carport is attached to the western side of the Homestead with easy access to the covered back verandah. The Homestead water supply come from two water tanks with 67,000 litre capacity.
Additional outdoor buildings are a large 3 bay steel shed with an additional enclosed workroom / tool storage which is 117.5 square metres. Attached to this is a timber saddle and horse gear room - 25 square metres. A 6 metre shipping container provides additional storage on the property.
Situated nearby the saddle shed is a saddling yard and round yard which is suitable for holding 20 plus horses for the horse riding business. Suitable riding horses, saddles and all associated gear will go with the business, plus extra brood mares and unbroken horses if required.
The property is secluded in scenic and superb horse riding country with access to vast areas of the neighbouring regions, and yet only 15 kms from the major regional centre of Glen Innes on the New England and Gwydir Highways.
This freehold property and established business is offered for your consideration. First time on the market. Your expression of interest is welcome.