ICONIC Kandanga property Craigleigh has been listed for sale at $3.3 million by long time Brahman breeders Shane and Sandra Bishop.
The Bishops are relocating to Moura where they have purchased a property and are keen to sell Craigleigh to finalise their interests in the district.
Craigleigh is an immaculately presented cattle property in the Mary Valley, and is within close proximity to some of South East Queensland’s most desirable locations. The property is located 77km from Noosa, 94km from Maroochydore and 180km from the Brisbane airport.
Covering some 510 hectares (1260 acres), the freehold property has enjoyed the benefits of 350mm of rain recently and is at a premium to stock at the moment.
The picturesque landscape is dominated by heavy tropical scrub country running down to fertile alluvial creek flats. The property has been established with a variety of improved pastures and legumes. These include Rhodes grass, nandi setaria, African star grass, hamil grass and a variety of glyscine, siratro and creeping legumes. The creek flats grow a range of kikuyu and clover.
Water is a feature of the property. The internal creek is spring fed and waters nine paddocks and five holding paddocks. The ever reliable Kandanga Creek borders the north west side of the property. There are also eight dams and seven troughs. The average annual rainfall is 1200mm.
Craigleigh has impressive facilities. The cattle yards are mostly of steel construction with new yards and ramp completed in 2016. The yards have been designed to handle intensive animal husbandry of stud cattle and include drafting facilities, vet crush, branding cradle and onsite storage for veterinary equipment. A weigh box is part of the long crush. A small set of timber yards stand near the centre of the property, they are used for small veterinary jobs and spraying.
The complex has four holding pens with outstanding feeding facilities for grain and hay. The hay shed has a full length awning for machinery storage. There is also a six tonne silo and fuel storage. Other improvements include three stables with an adjoining horse paddock.
The large air conditioned, open plan home is set in a picturesque garden. Built in 2002, it features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an office. The front has a full length verandah. At the back of the home is a tiled floor, open roofed entertaining area and adjoining is a two bay garage with workshop area.
The original cottage has two bedrooms and a large office. It has a large attached outdoor entertainment area under roof, leading into a large shed. The shed houses a cold room, small kitchenette and two liveable rooms under a storage loft. At the back the shed is the workshop, with a large cement area recently added which is under roof. Within the shed is a chemical containment room.
Most of the fencing is constructed from split iron bark posts with four barbs and is in very good condition. Paddock layout is designed for ease of management for both continual and rotational grazing.
Contact Gary Bishop, 0439 982 588, Hourn & Bishop Qld, or Garry Martin, 0417 002 606, Australian Rural.