“Somerleyton” – Alumy Creek’s finest

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When a property has only been traded once since settlement, you immediately know it is a great place to live.
“Somerleyton” is an immaculate country retreat just 5 minutes from Grafton and set on 110 fertile, alluvial acres.
Positioned next to the Alumy Creek Reserve with views across the flats to the surrounding farmland, the 1920’s house stands proudly amongst established country garden and mature trees.
Renovated and extended to suit modern country living while maintaining its original design, the polished hardwood floors, high ceilings and large rooms are featured throughout the home.
There is also a semi-detatched flat which could suit visiting relatives, or would make the perfect spot for an artist’s studio or B&B accomodation.
Graze your cattle on some of the most productive paddocks in the Clarence Valley, with the option of growing forage crops to help boost your steers to sale topping weights.
In flood times, the farm is blessed.
A long flood-free section runs across the property and over 50% of the farm as well as the house and infrastructure remain out of the reaches of even the biggest flood events – meaning you only need to open a couple of gates to get the herd to safety.
Summer afternoons of cricket can be enjoyed on the well maintained oval next door or if a cool drink on the verandah is your fancy, a garden barbecue with friends under the dappled shade trees is sure to hit the spot.
In winter, cosy up around the wood fire with a good book or get out on the tractor and plant your oats and rye.
Please watch the video to get a good feel for what this property can offer, and then call our office to arrange your inspection.
After 40 enjoyable years here the vendors now invite your attendance at Auction on Saturday, October 31 on-site at 10am.


Quick Facts:

  • 109 acres freehold
  • 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house
  • Self-contained, semi-detached, 1 bed, 1 bath flat
  • All buildings and over half the country flood-free
  • 950m frontage Alumy Creek
  • Town water
  • Excellent choice of public and independent schooling including selective high school
  • School bus to gate
  • 5 kms Grafton CBD
  • 55 km Yamba
  • Air and rail connections Sydney and Brisbane
  • Lot & DP info: 193, 196//DP751371; 1//DP1128061
  • Size: 44.65Ha or 110.3 acres
  • Zoning: RU1 Primary Production.
  • Improvements: House, flat, farm sheds, cattle yards.
  • Rates: Council Rates: $2510.10; LLS Rates: $306.16; Permissive Occupancy Rate: $547.80.


“Bemuda Estate” 467 Great Marlow Road, Grafton

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“Bemuda Estate” presents a true country manor on the Clarence River with 106 acres of the best farmland in the district.
The classically designed five bedroom home takes pride of place in its flood-free position overlooking the mighty Clarence – where opportunities for keen boaters, skiers and fisherman abound.
Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, an outdoor pool house with second kitchen and a sealed bitumen driveway to the internal double garage make this a truly liveable property for any size family or number of guests.
Throw in the fully self contained four bedroom workers quarters into the mix and options for multi-generational living or a handy rental income also present.
A grand facade overlooking the river opens into a spiralled wooden staircase dividing the large kitchen and dining rooms from a huge family lounge with open fire, built-in hardwood bar and beautiful bay window overlooking the water.
Work from home in the seperate office or be the envy of any zoom meeting in the magnificent octagonal entertainment area overlooking the pool, river and paddocks depending on where you point your laptop.
Upstairs the main bedroom is enormous and has first class river views with access to the balcony, as well as a generous walk through robe and ensuite.
All bedrooms feature built-in robes and plenty of space with a family bathroom also servicing the second-floor.
Immaculate gardens and lawns surround the home which is all built on a flood-free mound 2.3m higher than the Grafton levy wall.
While the property is set on the alluvial floodplain of the Clarence and benefits from centuries of deposited top soil, there is no chancing the house to any such risk.
Previously managed as an olive grove with 980 trees, the property is now converted back to beef cattle grazing and has also been used to grow lucerne and sudan grass forage crops.
Town water to the paddocks is separately metered allowing easy agistment options to the new owners should you not wish to run the farm yourself.
The school bus stops at the gate, Grafton CBD is only 8km down a quiet country lane and our magnificent beaches are easily accessed by crossing the river on the local ferry.
If you have been dreaming of a brighter future and lifestyle change for your family, now is the time to inspect. Please watch the video to get a good sense of what the property can offer and then call our office on (02) 6643 4411 to arrange your private inspection.
Premium lifestyle properties on the edge of Grafton simply don’t get any better than this.

Lot 133 Possum Hole Lane, Ulmarra

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Step up your fattening operation and build your dream home on this grazing property just 10 minutes from Ulmarra.
Previously utilised to complement a family cattle holding, the 47 acre farm boasts a set of timber cattle yards, town water and good access.
This section of the Ulmarra floodplain is known for turning off quality cattle, with established couch, paspalum and bahia pastures.
The close proximity to Grafton (approx 15 minutes drive) and local beaches (30 mins) make for an excellent lifestyle.
There is a building eligibility on the property, but a development application must be submitted to Clarence Valley Council prior to December 23, 2021. Further details on this can be obtained from our office.
Priced to sell at $270,000, please make your interest known early as these quality small blocks are in hot demand and it may be a case of first in best dressed.


Lot & DP info: 133//DP751390
Size: 19.35Ha (47.8 acres)
Improvements: Timber Yards, town water.
Material facts:
– Flood affected ground.
– Dwelling eligibility to December 23, 2021.

1461 Lawrence Road, Southgate

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Invest in some of the best farmland in the Clarence Valley with this rare grazing gem at Southgate.
Boasting 264 acres with frontage to Alumy Creek, the condition on the cattle produced from this block prove the quality of the kikuyu, setaria, couch and paspalum based pastures.
Rarer still is the flood-free ridge at the rear of the property which allows the whole herd to be walked out of harm’s way when the nearby Clarence River fills the valley floor.
Grow fodder crops, cut silage, or sow winter rye on this fertile soil and the rewards are even greater.
There is currently a mixture of oats and rye planted for winter feed.
A 4.5ha irrigation license goes with the property and the associated infrastructure is in place to keep producing in dry times.
A real farmer’s farm, the sheds and old dairy add an ideal backdrop for the 1901 built federation home.
Raised on piers and built to last, the home has weathered everything thrown at it for more than a century. With some further love and care there’s no reason it won’t last a hundred more.
The two most expensive rooms of the house have been brought right up to scratch with complete renovations to the kitchen and bathroom.
High ceilings, wide verandahs and large rooms are a feature of this practical farmhouse, and if further renovations are your desire then the scope is there to beautify the old home even further.
A large portion of the property has new fencing with internal divisions now making up 15 paddocks for ease of stock rotation. The pastures are already showing the benefits of the longer rest periods.
Good working cattle yards, plenty of shade trees and a citrus orchard complete the package.
Please watch the video to get a good overview of the property and then call our office to arrange your inspection today. The first serious cattle grazier to inspect will buy.

Lot & DP info: 20-22//751386, 10//113364
Size: 107.17Ha (264.7 acres)
Improvements: 4 bed farmhouse, two machinery sheds, two sets of timber cattle yards, old dairy building.
Material facts: Flood affected land

Sunny Ridge, 580 Purgatory Creek Rd, Lilydale

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A secluded, luxury lifestyle with postcard views and a superb production capacity combine in this truly unique gem on the Clarence River.
Overlooking one of the most productive bends on the mighty Clarence, this 908 acre property has the size, scope and presence to be classed amongst the top echelon of river grazing properties on the North Coast.
Situated at Lilydale, just 30 minutes drive from Grafton, the modest farm gate on the driveway hides a secret and private oasis for you alone to enjoy.
Sprawling views across the Clarence River to Apple Tree Flat, Lilydale and out to the mountain ranges beyond are enough to take your eye away from the high quality homestead.
Make no mistake, this is one of the best built homes in the district, right down to the smallest details.
It is not its fault it was built on arguably the best vantage point between The Gorge and Yamba.
Polished rose gum hardwood floorboards and enormously generous rooms are a feature, as are the natural granite benchtops and custom built fireplace.
No expense has been spared in finishing the home to the highest standard.
Even the laundry has a view that would sell an apartment in Vaucluse!
The vendors estimate a carrying capacity of 200 breeders and the pasture improvement work and sections of naturally blessed alluvial soils combine to make this block worthy of a serious grazier’s consideration.
Established rhodes grass, kangaroo grass and wynn cassia pasture mixes run to bahia and paspalum covered clearings and native grassed timber belts.
Good stands of native hardwood are present and ready to be cut, and previous selective harvesting by a true timber-man mean there are generations of logs to come off the ridges in years to come.
Forget business for a moment.
Fishing for Australian Bass and Eastern Cod should be high on the summer to-do list, as is a barbecue picnic with friends on your own stretch of river paradise.
Deep river pools run to shallow rapids in a canoeists dream run down to Copmanhurst where you can finish the paddle with a cold schooner at the Rest Point Hotel.
Good shedding, an old farm house in dilapidated condition and solid farm infrastructure including split post fencing and timber yards complete the package.
Please watch the video to enjoy a sample of what this special bend of the Clarence provides, and then call our office to arrange your private viewing.
The time has come for our vendors to downsize, and we welcome your inspection and offers on what is a magnificent tribute to a lifetime vision for their “dream farm.”


Lot & DP info: 101//DP859092; 34, 63//DP752821; 1//DP1111796.
Size: 367.82 Ha (908.52 acres)

125 Mylneford Road, Mylneford

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Get out of town and start developing your own small farm at Mylneford, just 20 minutes from Grafton.
Featuring a four bedroom home set on 46 acres, this is a perfect starter block for a young family wanting to enter the rural market without over-extending the budget.
A huge list of bonuses include a quality in-ground pool, double garage, 2 bay colourbond shed with concrete floor, new solar array feeding back to the grid, solar hot water, air conditioning, wood fire and cattle yards.
The brick home was built by well known local builder Robin Gipp and is solid as the day it was signed-off on.
While house needs some tender love and care in many areas, there is no immediate need to get those jobs done on the first weekend and a family could happily move in and tidy up the property as they go.
There is a real opportunity to add value here and buyers only need to look at recent comparable sales in the district to see the potential on that front.
Mylneford is set in a sweeping bend of the Clarence River, 20 minutes from Grafton, and fishing and boating enthusiasts will have plenty of options for a day on the water by launching at a number of nearby boat ramps.
The school bus runs past the front gate to take the kids in each morning and drop them home in the afternoon.
The paddocks are a mix of cleared pastures and open canopy native forest with good potential to explore the back ridge on horseback or motorbike, without being too far from the house.
Please watch the video to get a good overview of the property, and then call our office to arrange your inspection.
Material facts apply to this property so please contact the agent for those details also.
Rural packages in this budget range are always very popular and with all the added features here, we recommend declaring your interest early to avoid disappointment.
Lot & DP info: 2//DP771592
Size: 18.90 Ha (46.68 acres)
Improvements: House, shed, in-ground pool, solar system, air conditioning, wood fire, 3 water tanks, 2 dams.

Brook Vale 308 Sandy Swamp Rd, Coutts Crossing




Escape to your own private piece of Australia on this tidy small farm near Coutts Crossing.
Featuring a quality brick and hardwood home built by Keith Willis and set on 100 acres fronting Koukandowie Creek, this property has something for everyone.
Water is the obvious feature with a good sized dam below the house, the sandy bottomed Koukandowie Creek frontage and an impressive wetland inhabited by waterbirds and other native flora and fauna.
Approximately one third of the property is cleared and boasts established native pastures ideal for running a few steers or horses.
The balance of the block runs to a mix of open canopy eucalypts through to more dense stands along the watercourses perfect for trail riding or exploring.
The home is largely in original condition (as evidenced by the retro style kitchen!) but the timeless hardwood floorboards and large rooms provide plenty of further potential for the lucky new owners.
Three big bedrooms, two bathrooms and a lovely aspect from the wrap-around verandahs make it an extremely liveable layout.
With less than 10 minutes drive into Coutts Crossing and under 25 mins to Grafton, this property will suit a wide range of families yearning for the peace and quiet of country living but without a long drive to town.
Please watch the video to get a good overview of the property and then call our office to arrange your inspection. This could well be that hidden gem that you’ve been waiting to find!


Lot & DP info: 12//259999
Size: 40.73 Hectares (100.6 acres)
Improvements: House, Workshop, Timber Yards, Machinery Shed, Carport, Farm Shed, Chook Pen, Stable, Water Tanks, Dam, Vegetable beds.

284 Old Post Office Lane, Calliope


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Develop your own small farm and grow your own food on this quality Ulmarra grazing property with Callaghan’s Creek frontage and a building entitlement.
Totalling 61.5 acres of premium grazing country, the property already boasts a neat, three-bay colourbond shed with concrete floor, two sets of timber cattle yards and a horse shelter.
Town water is connected to troughs and sealed road frontage on two sides gives good access.
The property is approx five minutes drive from the river village of Ulmarra and just over 15 minutes from Grafton. It is also an easy run down to the pristine beaches at Minnie Water and Wooli.
Pastures include a variety of species with paspalum, kikuyu, bahia and couch which dominates the waterlogged channel edges and holes across the farm.
The property is flood affected when the Clarence River overflows, but the ridge where the shed is situated is high enough to only be affected in the major flood events. Likewise, the yards on Sherry’s Lane are also the last to go into flood and the first to come out.
Although this lot is under 100 acres in size it still qualifies for a building entitlement, but a development application must be submitted to Clarence Valley Council prior to December 23, 2021 or the eligibility to build a permanent dwelling will be extinguished. Contact our office for further details.
High quality alluvial soils support a number of different agricultural pursuits from vegetable beds, cropping, fodder production or high intensity grazing.
Whether you are just starting out on your own self sufficient dream, want to expand your existing grazing operation or just looking for a beautiful and productive piece of land to build your dream home, this is a property worth inspecting.
Please watch the video to get a feel for what the block can offer, and then call Pat to arrange your private viewing.

Lot & DP info: 49//DP751390
Size: 24.9 Hectares (61.5 acres)
Improvements: Three bay shed, two sets of timber cattle yards, horse shelter, town water connected troughs.

2703 Clarence Way, Upper Copmanhurst

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Prime Clarence River blocks don’t get any more spectacular than this!
Build your dream home and create a special lifestyle for your loved ones with this exciting and diverse property just 30 minutes from Grafton.
Set overlooking an amazing stretch of the mighty Clarence, the position is ideal for fisherman and farmers alike.
Plenty of Australian Bass are caught every year on this stretch and the Upper Clarence is a favourite for beef cattle producers.
The special geography and views across the river to the Gibraltar Range beyond mean there are numerous potential house sites to choose from.
Positioned on the high side of the Clarence opposite Ramornie, the property is also predominantly flood free and with good access possible down to the river the water becomes your playground.
Canoeing, kayaking, swimming or just exploring the river’s edge.
The landscape and water is an ever-changing postcard for you to enjoy.
Water security is a given thanks to the river frontage, but a springfed dam is also situated on the property near the colourbond shed.
The shed is set up as a weekender with basic living quarters and an off-grid solar system to power the workshop.
Whether you use this as a base while you make plans to build or just store the gear here, the existing infrastructure including steel cattle yards and a couple of shipping containers means you can get to work from day one.
The property will finalise a deceased estate and will be sold by online auction at 10am on May 8, 2020.
Please make your interest known early and have your finances in order for auction day. Opportunities to buy quality vacant blocks on the Clarence are rare, and this is one chance you don’t want to miss.

Lot & DP info: 61//857722
Size: 45.93ha (113.45 acres)
Improvements: Shed, steel cattle yards, shipping containers.

222 Prince Street, Grafton

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Combine your living and business interests in this high exposure corner block on Prince and Dobie Streets.
Stop paying rent in the main street and run your home based business downstairs, while having separate access and living space upstairs in this deceptively large four bedroom, two bathroom house. Conversely, if you are an investor the property has been rent appraised at $430 per week.
The downstairs section of the house has been set-up for client access and off street parking from Prince Street, with a bathroom, and tea room adjoining an open plan office space.
Previously accommodating a book-keeping and accounting business, the property is ideally suited to a range of home based businesses permissible under the council zoning rules.
Hairdressers, beauticians, massage therapists, designers, health consulting rooms or home industries as well as many other complying businesses, can all be carried out in this space. Further information on the council zoning rules can be obtained from our office.
Upstairs the internal access from the double garage off Dobie Street becomes your home oasis separate from the workspace downstairs.
Large, light-filled rooms and high ceilings are featured throughout and there is good potential to take this home to the next level and add your own personal touch.
The renovated bathroom will meet all expectations and the large kitchen features retro touches while being extremely well maintained.
The verandahs add to the external appeal of the home and give extra outdoor space for a barbecue or entertaining.
The backyard is neat and low-maintenance with a double gated vehicle access off Dobie Street perfect for the boat or trailer. A side carport accessed off Prince Street also gives undercover parking.
Whether you want to be close to the CBD for business or just to live in the heart of town, this property has many advantages and we invite you to make contact with our office on (02) 6643 4411 today to arrange your private inspection.

Lot & DP info: 8//19244
Size: 586 sq.m
Zoning: R1 General Residential
Rates: Approx $2800 per annum