278 Rowleys Hill Road, KAROOLA – SOLD
Attention Grape Growers and Hobby Farmers
If Viticulture is your passion or your simply seeking a Rural lifestyle, then "Dalen" is well worth cosidering.
The property “Dalen” consisting of 20.34Ha displays excellent vineyard potential due to the gently rolling terrain with the aspect of the country ranges from the East, North and North East. There is a particular slope which ideally faces North West. Ancient geological faults in the immediate area provide a mixture of Permian-era sandstone and limestone soil profiles across the farm and thus adding opportunities for a range in grape varieties to be successfully grown.
“Dalen” is located at Rowley’s Hill Road Karoola, the centre of the State’s northern region, the region has a proven record growing grapes successfully over the past hundred years with the Tamar Valley now producing up to 40% of Tasmania’s premier wines.
Tasmania’s oldest known commercial vineyard was established by Jean Miguet in 1956 at La Province (known today as Providence) near Lalla, is 6 km as the ‘crow flies’ to the East. Grapes were also grown experimentally from the mid 1800’s at Windermere/Gravelly Beach (12 kms from “Dalen”) with Pipers Brook and Dalrymple vineyards located 20kms away to the north.
“Dalen” is sited within a private setting (no through road) a 20 minute drive from the northern suburbs (University, Maritime College, secondary schools) of Launceston. Lilydale, which has the local Primary and High school, is only a 10-minute bus ride away.
The three bedroom “Dalen” homestead went through a major renovation upgrade in 2012/13 featuring spacious open plan living and dining area, double glazing, modern heating and cooling systems, a 5kw solar roof panel unit, solar hot water, insulation and cook’s kitchen with granite bench tops and AEG appliances throughout.
The house measures 164 sq. mts or 17.6 sq. plus a 2m wide veranda surrounding the majority of the home.
Additional buildings include a two car garage with remote control door, four bay farm implement or hay shed whilst a decommissioned dairy building provides space for lockup storage. There is also an enclosed vege patch and chicken coop. An orchard of old, established apple and pear trees and new stone fruits plantings sets the self-sufficiency scene.
Plentiful water is sourced from surrounding streams, springs and roof top catchments. Modern storage tanks (14,900gal (68,000lt) in total) and pumps reticulate water to the house, garden, orchard and livestock troughs.
A large 6 megalitre irrigation dam is located at the confluence of three streams (Barrett’s Creek runs permanent) and two gulley’s thus capitalising on the catchment high in the hills to the south. Ave rainfall as recorded over last six years is 950mm.
The “Dalen” acreage is mainly pasture dispersed by creeks and a small rain forest growing mature man ferns, blackwood and eucalyptus trees. It is sheltered by old growth forested hills in two directions. As many as 30 cattle have been raised here very easily and profitably by the vendor.
Contact the agent Marcus Douglas for detailed report.