Historic Boureong

Right on the edge of Gunning township, only 2hrs from Sydney and 45 min from Canberra, historic "Boureong" is one of the three oldest homesteads in Gunning and sits on a sizeable holding of 180ha (446 acres).
The property sits on rich alluvial creek flats (pasture improved and regularly fertilised) and undulating hills, and consists of a homestead, grain shed, 2 stand shearing shed, stockyards, amenities block, machinery shed, stables, and substantial farm infrastructure with excellent water from fresh, town, creek (approximately 2km of double frontage to Meadow Creek) plus electrically equipped bore producing quality flow and potable water.
Presently the property runs 70-80 breeding cows, produces a large amount of feed, and the property would suit a variety of agricultural pursuits.
DA approval has been given for four separate title deeds, (in addition to the homestead title with additional entitlement) all with their own building entitlements, presenting a fabulous opportunity for further development or subdivision.
"Boureong" is listed on the Australian Heritage database as being built in the 1840s, of "excellent workmanship" in the formal nature of its Victorian/Georgian design. It was built by Peter Best who had been granted the land in 1839.
The characterful and charming homestead is symmetrical with sandstone rubble foundations, walls of Flemish bond brickwork pointed with cream mortar. It contains 3 downstairs bedrooms, 2 large livings rooms with fireplaces, 14' foot ceilings, timber floors & doors, bathroom, concealed attic upstairs which can be used as a fourth bedroom.
Connected to this home, the enclosed walkway leads to an older colonial granite dwelling with random rubble kitchen, another 3 rooms including a spiral staircase to an upstairs loft.
The red brick stable / coach house were built around the same time as the main house.
Gunning has a rich history, having been the 'limit of settlement' for the NSW colony, and settled by Hamilton Hume who set off from Gunning with William Hovell to discover the route to Melbourne. As such, the property has a rich history, including raids by bushrangers, breeding famous thoroughbreds, supplying the nearby train station from 1875 with beef and grain grown on the rich alluvial flats and a line of long term wealthy landowners.

The many features of Boureong include;
-180 ha (446acres) of fertile gently sloping country
- Two separate titles with entitlements plus DA Approved (DA no. 62/2016) for additional four lots*.
- Historic homestead (circa 1840) with 4 bedrooms, bathroom, separate living and dining rooms with fireplace, adjoining another colonial building with kitchen, extra room for cellar, and upstairs loft, phone and ADSL internet
- Double carport
- Stables
- Cattleyard/stockyard
- 2 stand shearing shed with amenities block
- Machinery shed
- Hay/grain shed
- Reliable running creek with approx. 2km double frontage
- Electric bore
- Water pump system
- Landscaped dam with fountains
- 7 paddocks

Opportunities to acquire distinctive holdings such as "Boureong" occur only rarely. Please contact the selling agents to arrange an inspection.

*Owners would consider selling in smaller portions.

Inspection by appointment only

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