- 3 bed
- 2 bath
- 10 Parking Spaces
- Land is 27.02 hectare
- 10 Garage
Vailima Farm has a refurbished classic 120 year-old Federation Queenslander as the homestead. It is situated on a quiet country road, only 8 km from Noosa. This location lends itself to a lifestyle retreat or development into a tourism business pursuit, with shire approval.
The home is set close to the front of the property. It sits within a beautifully grassed area with manicured gardens. A great and glorious mango tree at the back shades the house in summer and provides an attractive peaceful sitting area beneath its boughs.
The iconic Queenslander design of this homestead, with its high pitched roofs, high internal ceilings and covered verandas, keeps the house cool in the heat of the summer.
There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open living lounge, dining room, and kitchen, study and family bathroom. The master bedroom opens on to the veranda. The laundry and second bathroom are under the house.
These trademark Queenslanders radiate charm. This house is no exception, as it has retained its original character. This includes wide polished floorboards, coloured glass windows, ornate cornices, picture rails and a front and back covered veranda.
The house was refurbished prior to it being relocated, in 2002, to Vailima Farm. This included new wiring, plumbing and roofing. As the house is set on 2.7 metre stumps, the entire area under the house is useable. It is ideal for BBQs, parties and relaxation.
The main shed is a solidly-built structure, 18 x 9 x 4.5 m. It serves as a workshop, storage area for equipment, and vehicle service. The shed also has a cool room. All the farm equipment and vehicles come with the sale, if the offered price is close to the asking price. This includes 2 tractors, a Massey-Ferguson and David Brown, and a Toyota Landcruiser tray back. There is a farm machinery inventory available.
The 27 ha are highly productive. The back 25 ha are mostly semi-alluvial, fertile soil types. Soybeans and meadow hay have been grown over the last years. The current high prices for lucerne hay could be a profitable enterprise to develop. The vendor assures me that the acreage has not flooded in the 19 years that they have owned the property.
The land slopes east to west, with a fall of around 2 metres. This allows any pooling of water from heavy rains to drain rapidly into well-established drainage canals that drain away from the property.
There is a bore at the front of the property that has been drilled to 48 metres, into a high quality potable aquifer. This water supplies the orchards and to top up, when needed, the homestead’s 3 rainwater tanks.
The orchards produce abundant fruits for the family. Any surplus are sold at the gate. The fruits grown include: figs, dragon fruit, lemons, finger limes, avocados, mangos, grapes, lychees, mulberries and other citrus varieties.
The future possibilities for this farm are enormous. With shire approval, they could range from a variety of tourism industries, aquaculture, horticulture and value-adding hay production, to lucerne rather than meadow hay. The farm’s location is of prime importance and holds the key to its future business development.
For a private viewing of Vailima Farm, please phone Alan Broder, 040 955 3877.
Disclaimer: All the information regarding this property has been collected from the property website and an interview with the vendor.