Media Release 25 January 2024

Neighbouring properties offer opportunity for scale at Crookwell


“Rosemont” and “Clovelly” near Crookwell present an opportunity to secure prime sheep grazing land in New South Wales’ Southern Tablelands with potential to aggregate or purchase as single properties.

The 825ha “Rosemont” is best known for its award-winning fleeces from a self-replacing Merino flock and features significant water and improved pastures, while four kilometres of river and creek frontage and 732mm of annual rainfall make the 409ha “Clovelly” an exceptional pastoral opportunity.

LAWD Senior Director, Col Medway, said the properties would suit a range of investors, from entry level families wanting to start their farming journey to experienced managers seeking more scale.

“These adjoining properties have the potential to be run separately or aggregated and provide a significant opportunity to join a very desirable and reliable grazing region of New South Wales,” Mr Medway said.

“Infrastructure on both properties is excellent and they are conveniently situated within easy reach of selling and business centres, enabling new buyers to walk straight into an income-generating enterprise.”

“Rosemont” is offered for sale for $8,900,000 and “Clovelly” $4,950,000.

“Rosemont” is renowned for its prize-winning fine wools that feature regularly in the Australian Fleece Competition, with owners, the Seaman family, still the only commercial producers in 21 years to win Grand Champion Fleece against national stud and commercial entries,” Mr Medway said.

The self-replacing Merino flock of 5200 sheep produce 18.5 micron wool, while the family also runs 60 cows and progeny.

Sitting at 868m above sea level with a mix of fertile creek flats, arable slopes and grazing hillsides, “Rosemont” is ideal for pasture and crop production and is currently sown to 273ha of improved perennial grass and clover pastures.

The property is securely watered by dams and double frontage to two creeks and benefits from significant and reliable annual rainfall of 717mm.

“Rosemont” features a four-stand shearing shed and adjoining steel sheep yards, steel framed machinery shed, steel cattle yards and two 30-tonne silos.

Next door, the Bolong River beauty “Clovelly” has been developed over 10 years by former NRL chief executive Neil Whittaker and his wife Liz, who purchased four land parcels to re-aggregate the holding almost back to its original size.

LAWD Director, Tim Corcoran, said “Clovelly” offered prime sheep grazing land, with almost half of the property sown to improved pastures.

“Clovelly has a carrying capacity of 3,900 DSE on highly arable soils, with 154ha comprising a mix of clover, ryegrass, fescue and forage crops,” Mr Corcoran said.

“The Whittakers run a self-replacing Merino flock with ewes joined to Merino rams and a portion of the progeny joined to Border Leicesters for first cross ewes, which are then joined to Poll Dorsets for prime lamb production.”

While the well-fenced property contains a two-stand woolshed with new shearing machinery and three sets of sheep yards, “Clovelly” could easily be converted to a beef enterprise or provide agistment for cattle.

A three-bedroom historic home built in 1949 is renovation-ready, with architectural design, landscaping plans and consultant reports all available for the new owner to create a homestead to suit their lifestyle.

Living quarters of 160m2 directly adjacent to the “Clovelly” house provide comfortable accommodation for the duration of the renovation.

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