About this property
Small Farm with spectacular views to the Snowy Mountains and close to Wagga Wagga.
Mount Yaven (as in haven) is a meticulously maintained farm surrounded by substantial areas of woodland and forest with sweeping views to the south east taking in the breath taking and iconic Snowy Mountains.
This property would particularly suit those looking to establish a permaculture or small scale organic or biodynamic farm. Combine this with the potential to also create an accommodation business and you have a property that will not only be protecting vital wildlife, it could also generate income for an astute buyer.
The property is accessed a short distance along the Snowy Mountains Highway off the major interstate Hume Highway that connects Sydney and Melbourne; and it is an easy 45 minute drive to the nearest major regional city, Wagga Wagga, where a flight to Sydney or Melbourne is around an hour.
The gravel road into the property takes you past a neighbouring conservation property called Highfield before cutting through the Ellerslie Nature Reserve. Between the three sites over 2800 hectares of box gum grassy woodland is being protected forever. This includes stands of the vitally important Mugga Ironbark which is an extremely valuable foraging resource for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater. Recently reported sightings of the Regent Honeyeater in the area augurs well for the likelihood of Mount Yaven being a haven for this bird.
With what has been assessed as good condition ground cover in woodlands that have relatively high diversity compared with other examples in the bioregion, Mount Yaven provides excellent habitat for a large suite of threatened and declining woodland birds as well as a number of other species.
The rustic and charming three bedroom house built from timber milled on the property is connected to mains power and phone; it also has a well-designed composting toilet. A neat cottage garden including a suite of exotic garden plants like camellias, clematis and magnolia along with a picket fence lends the house area a delightful presence that any new owner keen on gardening could easily build upon. A large golden robinia and birch tree provide welcome shade as well. The house garden is alive with small birds like the Superb Blue Fairy Wren and Red Crested Finches.
Beyond the house there are a series of buildings including a machinery shed, chicken coop and a number of smaller sheds and storage facilities. To the rear of the house and across Jimmy’s Creek lies a substantial vegetable garden. While this is a little overrun currently, it wouldn’t take long to restore the vegetable garden to a healthy condition ready to supply the house with an ample of supply of fresh veggies.
Further on past the vegetable garden lies the three stand shearing shed, timber yards and water tanks. The former owner ran Alpacas so the shearing shed is in good working order. Equally, a new owner might consider converting it into accommodation (STCA).
But it is the trek to the top of the property that reserves a special aspect to Mount Yaven. An easily accessible 4WD track winds up out of the valley away from the house to the north bringing you to a spot that will take your breath away. A vast sweeping vista takes in the seemingly endless Snowy Mountains as they disappear into the distance as far as the eye can see. You could imagine spending the odd night camping at the top of the hill just so you could catch the morning dawn as it breaks across those majestic mountains.
If you’re looking for a small scale property to create a dream organic or permaculture farm while helping to protect critically endangered species, then look no further. Along with your new neighbours who have established a very successful business, and sell their produce at the local farmer’s markets in Wagga Wagga each week, there is also a growing group of landholders protecting habitat in the district.
If you are looking to buy a NSW bushblock like Mt Yaven, 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.