About this property
Taking its name from the (Western) New England Blackbutt, Eucalyptus andrewsii, which is a magnificent tree that can grow up to 20m tall, Blackbutt has all the allure of a romantic mountain escape.
And while it possesses native species richness and a good diversity of vegetation types, it is not only the 200m variance in altitude that makes Blackbutt spectacular, but rather the breathtaking views to the Honeysuckle and Moonbi Ranges to the west that will steal your heart. It is almost as if you are standing on top of the world.
There is more than 50% native understorey component present and with the right grazing pressure could help facilitate the growth of a complete overstorey in the longer term.
Koalas have been sighted around the property and with numerous rocky outcrops, there is a strong indication of the presence of the threatened Border Thick Tailed Gecko.
Blackbutt has easy 2WD access from council maintained roads, good water availability with some 29 dams, 2 house sites (STCA), a shearing shed in good order and mains power on the property.
A neighbouring property has a wildlife refuge and has worked with the local Landcare while Merilba Estate Wines is also nearby. With its cool climate and easy access from the New England Highway, Blackbutt has enormous potential to capitalise not only on a bespoke sustainable farm business but also tourism for which the area is renowned.
When you combine that with some of the historic sights and stories including the legend of Captain Thunderbolt – a notorious bushranger who died in a shootout with police in Uralla and has been immortalised in statue in the town - you have all the hallmarks for establishing a property to take advantage of its outstanding geographic features, history, cool climate, fertile soils and magnificent views.
If you are looking to buy a NSW property like Blackbutt, or any rural real estate in NSW for your own weekend getaway, perhaps you will consider a piece of rural land that also plays host to many native plants and animals. All NCT rural properties for sale have been identified as important for their natural value and are sold with a conservation agreement in place.