Located above the pretty Jiggi Valley, and only 25 minutes to Lismore, is this productive income-earning spray-free Custard Apple farm. The farm is 25 acres of gently undulating arable land with a spring fed dam and rainforest gully. It boasts views towards the east/north east to Mt Nardi and the Billen Range, best enjoyed from the large balcony off the 3 bedroom home.
The home is well maintained and comfortable. A lovely open living, dining and kitchen area opens out to the balcony which is fabulous for entertaining family and friends. There are 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, separate toilet and laundry with access to the rear of the home and your traditional hills hoist! A 1.1kw solar system powers the home with mains power back up. Water is supplied by 3, 5000 gal. water tanks and an additional 5000 gal. irrigation tank. The house is low energy with effective use of cross ventilation, roof cooling system (sprinklers) and tall pines that shade the house from hot afternoon sun.
There is gas cooking and heating.
With 340 KJP Custard Apple trees varying in age between 4-16 years, the current 2018 yield of 1700 trays is anticipated to increase as the younger trees mature. This year’s crop was so heavy, the current owners couldn’t harvest 400 or so trays! 15 cleared acres are available for future development.
In addition to the Custard Apples there are opportunities for Beekeeping with plenty of suitable trees. The current owner has recently downgraded from 180 hives and a very healthy supply of honey. A home orchard provides a variety of citrus and subtropical fruits as well as macadamia nuts.
A 12 x 8 packaging shed with coolroom and mezzanine is all ready for the next owners to get straight into their new venture. An additional double story shed accommodates a machinery bay and worker accommodation fitted out with a bathroom, kitchen and upstairs dormitory bedroom. This shed has the potential to be much more than workers accommodation with wonderful views from the upstairs balcony.
Neil Short 0410 451 000