Your own slice of the Murray
There is something to be said about river frontage. Kildalton Farm delivers 108 acres of the ultimate private river lifestyle.
With a beautiful stone homestead overlooking the river along with a renovated four-bedroom guest house, this is not your everyday “river shack”.
Established as a holiday home for horses by the legendary Colin Hayes AM OBE, this property has since been extensively upgraded by leading horse trainer Tony McEvoy and his business partner Wayne Mitchell.
For those with an equine interest, this is a ready-made property for educating and spelling racehorses. There is also a broad range of opportunities for those looking for an annual return coupled with an idyllic lifestyle retreat.
Set on three titles with 600m of stunning river frontage, state-of-the-art fencing, upgraded irrigation system and site use of up to 1000 megalitres of water, this property makes sense on several levels. The opportunities longer term could also be significant (STCA).
•Total land area: 108 acres (43.79 hectares) with 600m of Murray River frontage on three certificates of title.
•Infrastructure & improvements: 12-barn stable, three round yards, six-horse Irongate walker, machinery shed 1 (30m x 25m), machinery shed 2 and workshop.
•Homestead & accommodation: c1900 four-bedroom stone homestead. Renovated four-bedroom guest house/cottage. Stable groom quarters adjoining the stable complex.
•Paddock layout & fencing: 46 paddocks with accompanying yards. The fencing on the southern end of the property has recently been upgraded with horse rail at a cost of $750,000. The remainder of the paddocks are fenced with a combination of chain mesh and coated five-wire PVC-coated fencing.
•Carrying capacity: The property can carry up to 90 horses and a similar number of cattle. Sheep: 500–600 ewes and 800 lambs.
•Pastures: Standalone Lucerne pastures occupy 25 paddocks while another 17 have a good stand of Lucerne and have been over sown with a mix of Phalaris (80%), Fescue (10%) and Ryegrass (10%) . The remaining four paddocks are currently being upgraded.
•Soil types: The Murbko Land System is a gently undulating series of dune fields and flats. The soils are deep sands across the sandy rises. Loamier, usually calcareous, soils are typical of flats and low stony rises.
•Irrigation: The property has site use approval to acquire up to 1000 megalitres of water from the open water market on top of their original 24ML licence. The irrigation system was extensively upgraded in May 2021 by leading pump specialist Envirotech Water Solutions. The $500,000 upgrade included river pumping, filtration and tank holding infrastructure. The entire property can be irrigated on an easy-to-use automated system.
•Annual rainfall: Ranges from 150mm to 400mm with a mean of 258mm.
•Services: Located within 25km of the regional townships of Morgan and Cadell and only 35km (30 mins) from Waikerie, the property is well serviced by an extensive range of amenities including agricultural services and supplies, retail, financial, medical and government services, education, and sporting facilities.