Landmark Hunter Valley rural property Glen Nevis listed

Landmark Hunter Valley rural property Glen Nevis listed
Landmark Hunter Valley rural property Glen Nevis listed

Glen Nevis, the historic Westbrook farm just north of Singleton, has been listed for sale.

Glen Nevis sits on 363 hectares which was part of around 5665 hectares originally granted to Robert and Helenus Scott in 1836.

The brothers bred blood mares and laid sound foundations for the great Hunter Valley thoroughbred studs.

The Scotts were left almost penniless with the depression of the late 1840s and their involvement in the failure of the Bank of Australia.

Landmark Hunter Valley rural property Glen Nevis listed

The estate was broken up and the portion known as Glen Nevis was sold to Scottish born William Fraser in 1876.

It is believed he built the heritage listed late Victorian pastoral homestead. It has six bedrooms and a swimming pool nearby.

Fraser is also credited with naming the estate Glen Nevis because of the rolling hills and green valleys reminded him of his homeland. 

Glen Nevis was an extensive sheep and dairying property until the late 1970s, when the bottom dropped out of the wool market.

Landmark Hunter Valley rural property Glen Nevis listed

It then became a beef cattle producing enterprise, as it remains today. It currently carries 90 breeders, with the property divided into nine paddocks with eight dams.

Glen Nevis comes with a near two kilometres of double frontage to Westbrook Creek.

Also on the property is Corrigan's Cottage, an 1860s built slab cottage which has been used as an antiques and collectibles store, as well as previously running as a B&B.

Scott Bailey of Bailey Property and Livestock has the listing. 

It's been owned by the Willis family for over two decades.

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