Gingin "Shaddow Downs Estate"
“Shaddow Downs Estate”
Once in a Generation
Western Australian Premier Rural Lifestyle Investment
Located In Gingin
467Hectares (1154acres) FREEHOLD
William Locke Brockman was the first English farmer pioneer in 1842 to select 4000hectares of prime agricultural land,now one and a quarter hours North of Perth, in the Cheriton Valley on the Darling Range Escarpment.
Shaddow Downs Estate is today the selected heartland of that property sought out by Brockman, and illustrates improvements, infrastructure, and soil and water standards potentially unparalleled within Western Australia.
Initial Points of Interest:
When excellence and minimal labour input were the driving factors behind Shaddow Downs Estate, it has been ensured that all improvements embraced the best commercial engineering design and working practices not normally associated with Australian rural holdings.
From this elevated location, at the head of the renowned Cheriton Valley, an unknown and unexpected oasis so close to Perth, provides maximum privacy and security from the main homesteads Eagle Nest location.
The low maintenance property design has created a unique lifestyle and manageable property that requires minimal labour input for maximum return.
The property has three individual titles:
Lot 9500 – 78.7321Ha – Subdivision Potential , Third Residence
Lot 201 – 151.6854Ha – Prime for Livestock and Cropping
Multiple homestead sites, all with uninterrupted rural vistas.
Lot 202 – 236.867Ha – Two Homesteads, Prime for Livestock and Cropping
- Octagon House (main homestead) – an architecturally designed octagonal 700 sqm (UMR), 4 bedroom open-plan home enjoying an unparalleled location, providing 300 degree views forever over the property, to the east over the Cheriton valley, to the south Gingin townsite and Perth beyond, to the west the Coast.
- The Lodge – 800 sqm Manager’s 5 bedroom residence with pool
- The White House – 300 sqm 3 bedroom residence plus 160sqm studio/guest residence + large lockable shed
Farm buildings include:
Extra Large fully lockable Workshop
Stables for three horses
Sheep Shearing Shed
Full set of cattle yards
Full set of sheep yards
Water is a predominant feature in the near Indian Ocean location.
Over thirty kilometres of contour banks and subsequent aesthetically appealing dams, ensure storm water dissipation and capture of 85% of all rainfall on the property is retained on the property.
Dams total 24
Rainfall 632mm annually
1.3 kilometre Gingin Brook Frontage– this has an historical water licence. The 30 million litres a day fresh water supply from the nearby spring source is adjacent to the property.
Colin Walker, a highly respected agronomist, was retained by Shaddow Downs Estate owners to advise on retaining and enhancing the water and soils involved with the farming property.
The work carried out over some 24 years has achieved strong pasture growth and elevated pH factors, increased nitrogen levels and has created a Lucerne growing opportunity.
Established within unique Parkland settings, the infrastructure costs to the improvements done over the last 20 years have an estimated capital cost of $2 to 3 million, and will benefit future son and daughter, owners of the Estate.
Bituminised and gravel fenced raceways
Conservatively running 120 breeding cows, 100 heifers and 1000 breeding ewes plus progeny
The approximate arable area of 85% allows for cropping alternatives
The proximity to the adjacent townsite of Gingin has already seen a 74 lot subdivision with over 90% of lots sold, as Gingin nestled alongside the Gingin Brook and enjoying nature’s aesthetics in a rare valley location will soon have ease of access to the Northern Link Freeway therefore onto the Freeway into Perth, the airport and all main suburbs.
This is the first time this property has been offered to the market since the major upgrading has occurred.
Livestock, Plant together with management are available to provide a complete package with few equals in Australia.
More detailed information or inspection can be arranged by contacting
John Garland on 0418 923 347.