Old Toonallook property in Bowna sold at phone-in auction

Old Toonallook property in Bowna sold at phone-in auction
Old Toonallook property in Bowna sold at phone-in auction

Old Toonallook, a farm and family lifestyle holding located only twelve kilometres south of the Hume Freeway at 1233 Wymah Road Bowna, has been sold by Rodwells Ruralco property agent Dave Colvin.

The sale price was undisclosed, but believed to be within the pre-sale estimation in the mid two million dollar range.

“The purchasers are an Albury based professional couple who plan to reside on the property with the convenience of a thirty minute commute into town,” Mr Colvin said.

“This results shows that even in uncertain times with impediments to a traditional property sale process there are buyers prepared to act on the offer of a quality property”

The Old Toonallock property dates back to about 1870 when the property acted as a Cobb & Co stabling point.

It has a substantial and well restored 50 plus square homestead and a land area of 104 hectares (or 257 acres).

The vendor had a personal plan to offer the property for sale by a conventional public auction process but this was upset by the COVID-19 situation developing.

“We elected in conjunction to press on with her personal plan and in consequence Rodwells Ruralco Property offered Old Toonallook by a private sale process with an auction if necessary, to be held with phone bidding by registered bidders only on Friday 8 May at 2pm.

“Private inspections of the property were by appointment only with appropriate personal safety practices employed over the month long marketing campaign” Mr Colvin adds.

Itself once the centre of a major district pastoral station Old Toonallook now comprises a single title freehold farm title at 1233 Wymah Road that gives bitumen road access running north south from the Hume Freeway from where it is a double lane freeway access into Albury Wodonga.

The centrepiece feature is the 50 square metre Old Toonallook homestead that includes a part of the original weatherboard structure from the 1870s.

It was built in 1925, and offers four bedrooms, two with their own en suites, copious high-ceilinged room sizes, expansive living spaces, a true farm kitchen, long passage ways for access, multiple chimneys for wood heating, even a large underground wine cellar with a trapdoor entry.

The homestead is adjoined by a separate one-bedroom accommodation building with kitchen and services

There is also the original farm slaughterhouse and cool room.

The homestead is set in an established lawned and garden area with specimen trees including several substantial peppercorn trees, with a school bus pickup available at the front gate.

While affording comfortable family living plenty of scope remains for the purchaser to value add further, or to bring their own design statements or style to this gracious homestead.

Rural Listing Bowna

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