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  • Kwa-Zulu Natal
Price £308,000
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Property Description

Lifestyle Farm for sale near Howick South Africa
Get away from the Rat Race to a farm in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa.
This is a going concern covering all operating costs

Land
GPS coordinates: 29.35.51 South, 30.0.12 East.

Size
68 acres with two bordering streams at a mean height of 1570 meters (5150 feet) above sea level

Water sources.
Borehole delivering 5000 lts/hr pump station on perennial stream delivering 20000lts/hr- backup supply and irrigation.Three 5000 lt linked water storage tanks for farm staff/homestead and chicken operation

Contoured land
2.5 acres under dragline irrigation for farming vegetables 12.5 acres under pasture with irrigation for sheep

Homestead

Main House
Single story main house with 4 bedrooms master en-suite with separate toilet and bathroom large country style kitchen dining room, cozy lounge with fireplace. Work study, garage/storeroom and scullery complete the house with open stoep verhanda

Guest Cottage
cozy farmstyle bed/livingroom with bath and toilet

Garage Workshop
newly built three door garage unit for two vehicles (height above standard) and a three meter by six meter workshop fully electified open garage shed with spacing for 3 vehicles (tractor, bakkie sit on mower/assorted kids motorbikes and yamaha 4x4 quad bike

Homestead security
Enclosed within 2.5 acres with 2mt high 14 strand electric fence.there are 8 external proximity beams surrounding the house that are linked by radio to security company with 24 hr response

staff homestead
Located behind the pine windbreak hill out of sight a neat electric fenced family homestead for the farm induna and his family

House Contents
Fully furnished and equipped for walk in walk out.

Operations
chicken operation
Operating within former stables we have approximately 2200 free range chickens at any one time.

Outbuildings
There are 5 separated building units, 3 of which contain the chickens of various ages a separate mixing room with milling and mixing machinery for our own semi organic chicken feed mix and ingedients storage is located at the rear of one building unit. The 5th building is a 4 room storage/workshop unit for vegetable and chicken operational needs

Key utility information
There is an eskom 3 phase power supply to the farm. In addition a 15kva generator with alternating switchgear to replace power when outages occur there is a telkom landline to the property- not the most reliable. Just a half a kilometer distant is a cell tower (not visible from the homestead) providing cellular usage

Access to the farm
Reasonable gravel road for some 10 kilometers before tar .the on farm road is gravel approx 500 mts

Climate conditions
we have a pleasant summer with temperatures normally around 24/26 degrees with low humidity. Winters are cold due to height (and for three months normally between 6-10 degrees) and snow at least twice a year can be expected

Farm Assets
isuzu bakkie 2007, foton 254 4x4 tractor 2007, Front end loader and forks attachment mounted on tractor, backhoe attachment tipper trailer 1.5 ton 2008, b70 foton hay baler 2008. 1Mt tractor pto driven slasher, Cartwheel hay liner, disc harrow, tine harrow, 2 shear plough, Pto driven 1.2 mt rotavator, Roff maize milling m/c 2008, Roff ½ ton mixer 2008, Roff screw feeder 2008 generator 15 kva diesel auxillary power supply, Nissan 2.5 petrol pony with 1 1/5 ton capacity freezer trailer 2000, 1mt metal lathe 350mm swing with all attchments necessary, 1 heavy duty metal auto saw 10 inch cut capability

Staffing
Permanent staff single family working induna, son and daughter induna runs 7/8 head of cattle on 27 acres top end of the property by agreement. Additionally we employ a widow with own house on the property


Fantastic bonus
farm actual turnover- auditor prepared results available turnover has covered running and all staff/utility costs for last three years. Vegetable farming commenced 2010 november so we only have one years t/over figures.

Livestock- approx 2000 chickens, 2 mini goats, 12 maiden ewes (sheep) and 1 ram (sheep) 2 pet rabbits, farm cat

http://farmermark.blogspot.com/

Contact Details:
Mark Perrings
Phone + 27 83 630 1783 International or 083 630 1783 local
email: perrings@eastcoast.co.za



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