BUILT about 1857, the sandstone homestead of Inglewood became one of the notable homes for Tasmanian pastoralist Thomas Burbury.
Born into English gentry but then transported to Tasmania in 1832 Mr Burbury was given a hasty pardon from convict life for exemplary behaviour and quickly went about acquiring several landholdings in the Midlands region.
Inglewood, and the 3341 hectares it contains, soon became a show piece grazing property for Mr Burbury, producing fine Merino wool highly sought after.
Over the years six generations of Burbury’s have continued the eminent farming tradition, improving a property that today has impeccable infrastructure to match.
Spread over the rolling granite hills and containing soil types that range from black mulching clay to sandy loams the property runs in excess of 20,000 DSE producing about 60,000 kilograms of 19 micron wool annually, in addition to around 200 cows producing market topping calves.
Set up as like a picture postcard style property, vast tracks of native forest run country and commercial forestry circumnavigate about 2430 hectares of high carry capacity improved pastures.
In recent years the Burbury’s have ensured Inglewood is water secure. Up to 75 Mega litres is stores and reticulated across the property and there is significant potential to store much larger volumes of water from both Duck Holes Creek and the Little Swanport River that criss-cross the property.
Fencing is excellent and there is an opportunity to diversify into agro-forestry and cropping being in a 600 millimetres annual rainfall location.
Extensively renovated, the six bedroom main homestead has managed to keep most of its original features and proportions.
An Aga stove warms the kitchen with open fire places and wood heaters creating a cosy retreat for the family.
Outside expansive 1.6ha garden bulges with Oak trees first planted upon settlement.
Amongst the improvements are two outstanding houses, outdoor horse arena and facilities, six stand shearing shed and full complement of yards and other sound farm buildings.
Real estate agent Andrew Fisher describes the property as a one off.
“There is no better example of a blue ribbon Midlands pastoral holding.”
Priced from $7 million.
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