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Where Eagles Dare
- Land: 253 ha (624 acres)
Ray White Rural Kempsey are both privileged and honoured to be the agents chosen to offer a piece of Australian history for sale by way of Private Treaty.
"Haydonville", surrounded by national park, boasts some of the absolute best that nature and the upper Macleay has to offer. Covering an area of approximately 624 acres (252 ha) this holding has been held by the family since its selection in the early 1940s by the late William (Bill) Edward Haydon. It's also where Bill Haydon stamped his mark in Australia's history books as the "Cedar King". "Haydonville" was once a busy village and meeting point for timber cutters and sawmillers alike and consisted of several houses, a community hall, post office as well as a public school.
These days, all that remains is a comfortable 2 bedroom home with kitchen and dining areas plus shower and toilet everything you need as a weekend getaway or permanent residence. The covered verandah enjoys enchanting views and the sounds of elusive bellbirds. Many folk pay huge amounts of money for sights and sounds such as these for their once a year or once in a lifetime holiday. Imagine boasting about this postcard perfect piece of Australia's grazing land and rainforest to your friends.
Take a minute. Close your eyes and listen carefully. Can you hear it? The hustle and bustle of the village, the crack of the bullock drivers whip and his cursing of his loyal team of bullocks as they strain to haul the huge timbers from the scrub. Can you hear the ringing of razor sharp axes of the timber cutters as they labour to fell the huge trees? Listen to the village children as they play when let out of the single roomed school. What an enchanting and surreal image this places in ones mind. Wow. Who knows, on a quiet night by the fire you may even hear Bill Haydon the Cedar King telling stories of his pioneering days.
Haydonville" is the gateway to the Carrai Plateau, Daisy Plains and Kookaburra and all the upper reaches of the Macleay Valley. No matter where you wander, you'll find another piece of natures treasure each and every day. From content cattle on the fertile open grazing lands, to numerous birds and the wide and varied rainforest ferns, flowers and timbers. Timber species include some of the worlds finest furniture and building timbers. Yellow Bean, Crab Apple, Corkwood, Rosewood, White Cedar and Red Cedar are to name but a few.
A special feature of the property is a huge natural stone archway carved by the elements over time leading you to the forest and its beauty beyond. You'll travel the world to find something as unique as this giant formation.
This historical piece of Australia is reluctantly being offered for sale to finalise a family settlement. After much agonising, the decision has been made to sell. William Edward Haydon, 'the Cedar King' selected 'Haydonville' for not only its huge timber resources but also for its natural beauty, charm, enchanting qualities and fertile soils. I'm sure you'll be as impressed as he was.
Go on, chase your dreams and let your imagination run wild. You won't regret it.
Listed for sale at $790,000.00, inspections are by appointment only and may be arranged with the exclusive selling agents, Ray White Rural Kempsey by calling 0265 625131 or Mark Haywood on 0437 286 494.
253 ha / 624 acres
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