Holdfast Farm

1661 Morrinsville-Walton Road, Morrinsville


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Holdfast Farm

Every horticultural district has its idiosyncrasies but one recognised idiom is that genuine micro-climates exist and sometimes gifted personalities can identify this.

At 1661 Morrinsville-Walton Road, Bob McLeod, a man of foresight and genuine horticultural passion, recognised this and developed an enviable kiwifruit orchard comprising 7.24 canopy hectares of well-manicured Hayward vines planted in six well sheltered blocks on a flat free draining site. Average production over the past two seasons has been 60,626 trays, 0.63 T.Z.G; average size 34.3, so it is definitely worth a look.

This Walton horticultural micro-climate provides opportunity to recognise something a bit unique, a bit special and surely a great investment. With 7.24 canopy hectares of Zespri Green kiwifruit, this orchard not only looks impressively healthy, production and returns would indicate the same. Production figures for 2016 of 52,878 tray equivalents - size 32.6 and for 2015 of 68,375 tray equivalents - size 36. The average TZG over past three seasons has been 0.63.

Included for sale on this 27.3525 hectare property is further plantable land and discerning buyers, who recognise investment with advantage, will appreciate this opportunity.

As well as the orchard, approximately 16 hectares (12 paddocks) comprises well-fenced excellent grazing land with an abundance of opportunity.

Buildings include a near-new four bay fully enclosed O'Neill shed with a large lean-to, concrete floor, power and sliding doors either end for drive-through access plus a four bay half-round barn, three bay gable implement shed, two older storage sheds and an old dairy shed.

Water for the property is sourced from a bore with a plentiful supply for stock and orchard irrigation. A pumping station for loading the sprayer and tanks is adjacent to the dairy.

Along with the orchard is a grove of oaks and hazelnut trees with the intention of farming truffles. A large native bush area provides an aesthetic appeal and a great bush walk feeling. Three ponds separate the bush and the orchard.

The dwelling is a spacious 12-year-old brick home with three bedrooms, an ensuite, office, large open plan living areas and triple car garaging. The home sits nicely elevated giving magic views over the property and surrounding countryside.

Along with everything else, this is just an idyllic place to reside. Further good news being the upside to production with further plantable land on this early maturing orchard.

As this is a deceased estate sale, the desire to sell could not be more evident.

1661 Morrinsville-Walton Road, Morrinsville

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