Merriwa TAWARRI - UPPER HUNTER VALLEY
'Tawarri', Merriwa, Hunter Valley NSW
A landmark holding unmatched in quality, significance or versatility, 'Tawarri' is considered to be one of Eastern Australia's most prestigious and desirable properties.
A working cattle station with resort style facilities on a magnificent parcel of approximately 1300 ha (3,212 acres), this is an heirloom like no other in the exclusive environs of the Upper Hunter Valley.
With accommodation that includes a stunning 2 bedrooms pavilion style homestead, there is also a 5 bedroom guest lodge and a 2 bedroom loft residence. The dwellings include such features as state of the art finishes, chic gas kitchens, vast entertaining areas, fireplaces and expansive proportions.
Designed either for personal use or as a unique boutique resort facility with conference centre, there is also a boardroom and lounge theatre, as well as communal facilities that include a 25 metre saltwater pool, games room, gym and a tennis court.
Offering the opportunity for mixed farming, there are 19 main paddocks in total. With exceptional water supply, there is an average 800 - 850mm per annum rainfall, permanent frontage to Coulsons Creek, a 40ml water license and a selection of dams and springs. There is also an irrigation bore sunk to a depth of 90m with a 22,000 gph.
With a good balance between native grasslands and pastures, the superb soil quality is a combination of alluvial creek flats, chocolate basalt and red basalt. There is approximately 330 acres of high performance, Lucerne-based pastures.
There is the capacity to carry up to 2,000 head of cattle, with support infrastructure that include cattle yards, silos, hay sheds, farm offices, machinery sheds and a 6 stand woolshed with an accompanying 6 room shearer's quarters.
There is an 11acre professionally managed vineyard that carries Shiraz grapes, as well as 10 acre Annie Wilkes' designed Parterre gardens.
Only 3.5 hours drive from Sydney and just over an hour by helicopter, there is an airstrip, helipad and an aircraft hangar.