It has been nearly 140 years since the Gippsland farm was last on the market, previously sold in the 1880’s. Image: Canva.
  • Has been owned by the Boyd family since 1884
  • Is a 573 hectare livestock and cropping farm
  • Located in the Gippsland region

A Gippsland farm has hit the market after nearly 140 years, the property was last on sale in 1884.

Stockdale Park is 24km north-east of Stratford and 50km west of Bairnsdale, with the Perry River and Providence Ponds running through the holding to provide a reliable water supply alongside nearly 50 catchment dams.

The 573-hectare livestock and cropping farm in Victoria’s East Gippsland region has been owned by the Boyd family for four generations.

The property’s current owner, John Boyd, was raised at the site and, other than one portion of the property changing hands briefly in the 1950s, the holding has never been offered for sale.

Today, Stockdale Park is a broadscale sheep or cattle breeding/fattening and support cropping operation within a tightly-held region. Of the total landholding, 493 hectares is arable and 550 hectares is grazable, with conservative capacity estimates placing the property at 5,000 DSE.

“The Boyd family selected this land in the 1880s and has nurtured and developed the property across four generations,” said CBRE’s Matt Childs.

“Stockdale Park offers spectacular views with mountain ranges in the background, remnant native timbers and the Providence Ponds, while its northerly aspect and generous scale offer enviable productivity, ease of management, reliability and diversity.

The property also has a three-bedroom residence built in the 1950s, along with an outdoor entertaining area, manicured garden, and concrete tennis court.

The original timber homestead built in 1884 remains at the site and has scope for an additional three- or four-bedroom homestead following renovation.

Working improvements at the property include a three-stand shearing shed, sheep and cattle yards, shedding and water supply in each paddock, and two solar-power systems.

The expressions of interest campaign closes 5 October, with a price guide in excess of $6 million for the property as a whole.

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