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Unique Lifestyle property offering seclusion and tranquillity Ravenshoe

$2.65 million

ID #92415

Land Size

53.79 hectares

Property Description

Interested in this listing or have any questions? Please contact using info below:

Henry Slaney

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Escape to Stoney Batter! Australia as it should be…

Stoney Batter is unique. Formerly part of a cattle station of the same name, this incredible and private property has one of the Atherton Tablelands’ oldest and charming houses, perched above Australia’s widest waterfall, and named ‘Banggarra’ from the local Jirrbal people’s water story.

This stunning property lies at the southern end of the cool tropical Atherton Tablelands and has outstanding biodiversity and scenery. Located in the ecotone between the Wet Tropics rainforest and open savannah woodland, species from both habitats are frequent visitors, with over 160 bird species recorded.

Entering the property is a delight in itself. Your private drive passes through grassed paddocks and open woodland with a small herd of grazing Red Brangus cattle before reaching the lip of the Millstream Gorge on which the house and gardens are delightfully perched; your glorious discovery is just beginning.

An extremely spacious home, ‘Banggarra’ is welcoming you as the tranquillity and seclusion embrace you.

Based around a 100-year-old former church, with spectacular views over sweeping lawns and mature shady gardens, containing a significant number of interesting and unusual trees and plants.

The former church has been converted into a spacious 120 m² sitting and dining room and kitchen (with walk-in pantry), massively extended by a 40 m² drawing room, three en-suite double bedrooms (all with built-in wardrobes, one walk-in), and a library/study with shelving for over 3,000 books. Carefully- positioned verandahs have both east and west aspects, making the most of winter and evening sunlight, with welcoming fireplaces in sitting and drawing rooms to warm the sometimes chillier high altitude winter evenings.

It is truly a well kept secret!!

In addition to the main house, there is a fully self-contained and private cottage with deck, outbuildings; including a fully lockable sealed shed, a large hayshed. Adjoining the paddocks is a 3,300 sqm Dam, which, like the house, is served from an excellent bore separately connected to the electricity grid.

Although currently only lightly grazed, Stoney Batter’s fertile soils, gentle slopes, abundant water and cleared land, has significant horticultural potential. Outstanding natural beauty, heritage values, numerous privately- accessed riverbanks, swimming holes and established walking tracks, as well as a strategic location just off the Savannah Way and easy accessibility to facilities, also provide real tourism potential.

In the mornings and evenings, the gardens play host to a veritable rollcall of wildlife, including up to 40 Rock Wallabies; with Wedge-tailed Eagles, Red-tailed Black Cockatoos, Channel-billed Cuckoos, and Dollarbirds often seen and heard.

The paddocks and woodland are home to mobs of Grey Kangaroos, Whiptail and Black Wallabies, and Rufous Bettongs; with Platypus encountered every day in the pools of the Millstream Gorge. Facing Stoney Batter on the northern and western banks of the Gorge sits the Millstream Falls National Park, the oldest in north Queensland, having been established in 1909.

PROPERTY DETAILS

+ 120sqm open plan dining, lounge and kitchen with walk-in pantry

+ 40sqm drawing room

+ Three double bedrooms all with ensuites

+ Four bathrooms,

+ Study/Library with shelving for over 3,000 books

+ Fireplaces in sitting and drawing room

+ Wooden floorboards

+ Airconditioned

+  400sqm under roof

+ Two garages and storage

INCLUSIONS

+ Farm Machinery including tractor and slasher

+ Quad Bike

+  Selected furniture

+ Garden equipment

Living at Stoney Batter Ravenshoe

Perched on the edge of its gorge and overlooking the Millstream Falls, Australia’s widest waterfall, Stoney Batter is unique. The lyrical sound of falling water is always in the background. Often, on many glorious tropical highland mornings, a layer of mist and a rainbow hang just below the garden, above the falls. What a way to start the day!

Stoney Batter’s many walks pass through entirely private eucalypt woodland, with towering Queensland blue gums, along the banks of gin clear rocky creeks and the Millstream itself and on up to the top paddocks; where grey kangaroos, horses and cattle happily graze together, before returning for breakfast on the pleasant verandah of the 100 year old homestead.

The garden is full of a huge range of colourful and fragrant native and exotic plants, providing cover and nectar to a range of honeyeaters and up to 160 other bird species. With birdsong and scent all around, gardening is a real pleasure and with Stoney Batter’s abundant water, almost any species or variety of plant can be grown in the clear air and fertile soils of the unique tropical, sunny highland climate.

The small heritage town of Ravenshoe is only 7km away, and is Queensland’s highest, with the State’s highest pubs and bottle shops, doctor, hairdressers, bakery, banks, cafés, hardware store, newsagent, primary and secondary schools, pharmacy, sawmills, supermarkets, feedstore and vet. Most of what you need in the modern world is therefore just a stone’s throw away, with little need to rush to a regional centre for anything.

Stoney Batter has fabulous swimming holes and so many natural playgrounds for children and is strategically located at the southern end of the Atherton Tablelands. Day trips can easily be made into the Outback, onto the Tablelands, down to the Coral Sea Coast and through the Rainforest; with overseas and interstate travel easily accessible from Cairns Airport, less than two hours away through some of Australia’s most dramatic scenery…without a traffic jam in sight!

The evenings at Stoney Batter are magical. ‘Happy Hour’ at the bottom of the garden overlooking the falls with the rock wallabies and soaring eagles, followed by dinner under a myriad of crystal clear stars and the tropical new moon lying on her back, and sundowners on the verandah, are memories that will last forever.

Local Jirrbal people have a story about Stoney Batter, explaining the origin of the Millstream Falls. This concerns Banggarra, a Blue-tongued Lizard and custodian of water, whose blue tongue represents the waterfall. This story lends its name to the ‘Banggarra’ homestead; a place where the world stands still and leaves time for thoughts, family and friends we’ve lost in our bustling cities.

 

Escape to Stoney Batter! Australia as it should be…

Stoney Batter is unique. Formerly part of a cattle station of the same name, this incredible and private property has one of the Atherton Tablelands’ oldest and charming houses, perched above Australia’s widest waterfall, and named ‘Banggarra’ from the local Jirrbal people’s water story.

This stunning property lies at the southern end of the cool tropical Atherton Tablelands and has outstanding biodiversity and scenery. Located in the ecotone between the Wet Tropics rainforest and open savannah woodland, species from both habitats are frequent visitors, with over 160 bird species recorded.

Entering the property is a delight in itself. Your private drive passes through grassed paddocks and open woodland with a small herd of grazing Red Brangus cattle before reaching the lip of the Millstream Gorge on which the house and gardens are delightfully perched; your glorious discovery is just beginning.

An extremely spacious home, ‘Banggarra’ is welcoming you as the tranquillity and seclusion embrace you.

Based around a 100-year-old former church, with spectacular views over sweeping lawns and mature shady gardens, containing a significant number of interesting and unusual trees and plants.

The former church has been converted into a spacious 120 m² sitting and dining room and kitchen (with walk-in pantry), massively extended by a 40 m² drawing room, three en-suite double bedrooms (all with built-in wardrobes, one walk-in), and a library/study with shelving for over 3,000 books. Carefully- positioned verandahs have both east and west aspects, making the most of winter and evening sunlight, with welcoming fireplaces in sitting and drawing rooms to warm the sometimes chillier high altitude winter evenings.

It is truly a well kept secret!!

In addition to the main house, there is a fully self-contained and private cottage with deck, outbuildings; including a fully lockable sealed shed, a large hayshed. Adjoining the paddocks is a 3,300 sqm Dam, which, like the house, is served from an excellent bore separately connected to the electricity grid.

Although currently only lightly grazed, Stoney Batter’s fertile soils, gentle slopes, abundant water and cleared land, has significant horticultural potential. Outstanding natural beauty, heritage values, numerous privately- accessed riverbanks, swimming holes and established walking tracks, as well as a strategic location just off the Savannah Way and easy accessibility to facilities, also provide real tourism potential.

In the mornings and evenings, the gardens play host to a veritable rollcall of wildlife, including up to 40 Rock Wallabies; with Wedge-tailed Eagles, Red-tailed Black Cockatoos, Channel-billed Cuckoos, and Dollarbirds often seen and heard.

The paddocks and woodland are home to mobs of Grey Kangaroos, Whiptail and Black Wallabies, and Rufous Bettongs; with Platypus encountered every day in the pools of the Millstream Gorge. Facing Stoney Batter on the northern and western banks of the Gorge sits the Millstream Falls National Park, the oldest in north Queensland, having been established in 1909.

PROPERTY DETAILS

+ 120sqm open plan dining, lounge and kitchen with walk-in pantry

+ 40sqm drawing room

+ Three double bedrooms all with ensuites

+ Four bathrooms,

+ Study/Library with shelving for over 3,000 books

+ Fireplaces in sitting and drawing room

+ Wooden floorboards

+ Airconditioned

+  400sqm under roof

+ Two garages and storage

INCLUSIONS

+ Farm Machinery including tractor and slasher

+ Quad Bike

+  Selected furniture

+ Garden equipment

Living at Stoney Batter Ravenshoe

Perched on the edge of its gorge and overlooking the Millstream Falls, Australia’s widest waterfall, Stoney Batter is unique. The lyrical sound of falling water is always in the background. Often, on many glorious tropical highland mornings, a layer of mist and a rainbow hang just below the garden, above the falls. What a way to start the day!

Stoney Batter’s many walks pass through entirely private eucalypt woodland, with towering Queensland blue gums, along the banks of gin clear rocky creeks and the Millstream itself and on up to the top paddocks; where grey kangaroos, horses and cattle happily graze together, before returning for breakfast on the pleasant verandah of the 100 year old homestead.

The garden is full of a huge range of colourful and fragrant native and exotic plants, providing cover and nectar to a range of honeyeaters and up to 160 other bird species. With birdsong and scent all around, gardening is a real pleasure and with Stoney Batter’s abundant water, almost any species or variety of plant can be grown in the clear air and fertile soils of the unique tropical, sunny highland climate.

The small heritage town of Ravenshoe is only 7km away, and is Queensland’s highest, with the State’s highest pubs and bottle shops, doctor, hairdressers, bakery, banks, cafés, hardware store, newsagent, primary and secondary schools, pharmacy, sawmills, supermarkets, feedstore and vet. Most of what you need in the modern world is therefore just a stone’s throw away, with little need to rush to a regional centre for anything.

Stoney Batter has fabulous swimming holes and so many natural playgrounds for children and is strategically located at the southern end of the Atherton Tablelands. Day trips can easily be made into the Outback, onto the Tablelands, down to the Coral Sea Coast and through the Rainforest; with overseas and interstate travel easily accessible from Cairns Airport, less than two hours away through some of Australia’s most dramatic scenery…without a traffic jam in sight!

The evenings at Stoney Batter are magical. ‘Happy Hour’ at the bottom of the garden overlooking the falls with the rock wallabies and soaring eagles, followed by dinner under a myriad of crystal clear stars and the tropical new moon lying on her back, and sundowners on the verandah, are memories that will last forever.

Local Jirrbal people have a story about Stoney Batter, explaining the origin of the Millstream Falls. This concerns Banggarra, a Blue-tongued Lizard and custodian of water, whose blue tongue represents the waterfall. This story lends its name to the ‘Banggarra’ homestead; a place where the world stands still and leaves time for thoughts, family and friends we’ve lost in our bustling cities.

 

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