'Wow' is the word you're looking for here! This unique freehold property beside the Ward River is certainly an amazing home, as well as offering impressive income potential.
The property, Lass O’Gowrie, sits on a flood-free ridge, just 17km from the famous Cobb and Co town of Charleville, with its many heritage buildings, museum, wildlife sanctuary and numerous sporting facilities.
This is perfect acreage living, enjoying complete peace and privacy, yet only 12 minutes from town, and 15 minutes from the airport, from which you can fly to Brisbane daily.
The beautifully renovated house sits on 46 acres, surrounded by the most spectacular gardens - so spectacular, in fact, that they were part of the Australian Open Garden Scheme, and have been used for horticultural lectures, private weddings and charity events.
The home is fully air-conditioned, with a screened verandah, kitchen fitted with Bosch appliances, spacious lounge/dining room with wood fire, 3 bedrooms - main with verandah and walk-in robe, and so much more. Large picture windows make the most of the garden views.
Now comes the important part - potential income! To the rear of the house is an amenities block for visitors or campers, containing 2 separate rooms, housing a toilet, vanity and shower each.
In the past a small, wholesale nursery business has been run from the premises. All infrastructure is still in place including 4 propagation and growing structures, a large outside growing area and a 4 bay packing/potting shed. The nursery had a good reputation for growing hardy plants which were sold from Mt Isa to Adelaide and east to Toowoomba.
Tourist accommodation is another idea, with approximately 1km frontage to the large permanent waterhole - ideal for a caravan park or cabins.
In addition, the current owner has a profitable earthmoving business of 40 years' duration, which could be sold with the property.
• Irrigation license of 160mgl/yr with one of the best permanent waterholes ensures water for either primary production or tourism ventures
• Opportunity to transfer the Permit to Occupy an extra 140ha of land, which adjoins the property and is held by the current owners
• Permit to Occupy is zoned Camping and Fishing Reserve and can be used for grazing purposes on an annual rental basis
This property has the lot - lifestyle, self-sufficiency, peace and quiet, bird and animal spotting, bush and river walks, fishing, swimming or water skiing - plus a supportive local community.