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For Sale

Tender 20th Feb 2024 12:00:00
'Ashley Gorge Station' is one of Canterbury's best known and well regarded farms lying at the base of the North Canterbury foothills on the south bank of the Ashley River. Traditionally a family owned sheep and beef operation across a balance of hill country and flats, the owners have a lease in place on the adjacent hill country and now offer for lease their 416 hectares of well developed flats. On farm development and with a well established (since 2005) history as a successful dairy support unit, the property is ideally suited to being a dairy support operation in this favoured farming district.
The owners are looking for a high quality lessee for a four year term commencing 1 May 2024. The successful lessee will be required to maintain this remarkable to property to the high standard it is offered in and the bespoke lease document stipulates the obligations of each party.

Features of this offering include:
• 416 hectares of flat well developed farmland in a high rainfall location
• Full supporting infrastructure including lock up workshop, haybarns, cattle yards, fertilizer bin and airstrip
• Option to lease a recently redecorated 4 bedroom family home is included
• Excellent fertiliser history with full soil tests available
• Subdivided into 48 paddocks, with good access from 3 road frontages. A feature of this offering is the extensive shelter belt plantings that benefit nearly all paddocks.
• Proven history as a dairy support unit with Rules Assessment and Nutrient Budget available.

The lease of this excellent farm is available by Public Tender closing at noon on 20 February 2024. In the 10 days following preferred parties will be interviewed and referees checked with the successful tenderer to be notified by 1 March 2024.