THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD
A unique lifestyle property of 185 acres situated at Ruffy, nestled at the southern end of the Strathbogie Ranges, halfway between the towns of Alexandra and Euroa. It is a very easy and pleasant drive 1½ hours north of Melbourne via the Hume or Melba Highways.
Ruffy is a vibrant small farming community with regular well-attended events at the Ruffy Hall and the picturesque Ruffy Recreation Reserve which has been recently upgraded to include a manege area for horse training. Lindsay Park, the Victorian racehorse complex owned by David Hayes, is a few kilometres from Parrindi.
The entrance to the property is by way of a long driveway lined with Castlewellan gold cypress and an ornamental lake . The driveway leads to a circular area in front of the house - a host of golden daffodils under silver birches in the Spring.
Entrance to the garden is through a gateway made of local stone. The outdoor BBQ area features the original homestead’s kitchen fireplace also made of the local stone. Two acres of superb gardens surround the home, including a huge vegetable garden and separate orchard containing a variety of fruit and citrus trees as well as a stylish chook pen. This garden has been an OPEN GARDEN on many occasions for local charities.
The Western Red Cedar homestead has full length verandahs. Natural light and lovely views are provided from the large windows. The house features two fireplaces made of bricks from the original 100 year old homestead with vaulted timber lined ceilings in the open plan living area. There are two bedrooms and a large study or third bedroom downstairs. Upstairs is a large parent’s retreat with stylish bathroom and WI robe. Sliding doors open onto a balcony overlooking the property - just perfect for relaxing on a summer's evening.
A separate fully self-contained cottage is used as Bed & Breakfast accommodation.
At present the property is carrying cattle and sheep but was formerly the home of the award-winning Parrindi alpacas which were sold at auction recently.
Thirty plus paddocks all with water troughs with reticulated water have connecting laneways providing easy movement of stock. There is electric fencing to most paddocks.
The biodynamic and biological principles used on this farm have produced excellent soil test figures resulting in great native pastures and healthy stock. More than 150 alpaca cria were produced over the twelve years without any veterinary assistance or any of the cria needing to be bottle fed.
A unique worm farm set-up using household baths provides approximately 2,000 litres of worm juice each year which is used on the garden and sprayed out onto the paddocks.
A fully powered 80 x 25ft colour bond shed with concrete floor, includes garaging for three cars. Two x 23,000 litre water tanks collect rainwater run-off from the shed's roof.
A two-stand shearing shed with sheep yards, as well as cattle yards with an Immobilizer cattle crush, grain silo and an original hay shed add to the value of this property.
The farm is drought proof with a seemingly endless supply of ground water which is absolutely pure and a pleasure to drink.