AFTER more than 100 years held by the one family, it's time for 'Yarras' to be passed on to new owners.
The property was recently listed with Ray White Emms Mooney and will go to auction before the end of the month.
'Yarras', situated less than 15 minutes from the Bathurst central business district, is described as a "magnificent historic homestead".
The home has been lovingly looked after for generations, ensuring it is in similar condition as to when it was built in 1863.
It is surrounded by 163 acres of land that can be used for just about anything.
Ray White Emms Mooney director Patrick Bird said it is ideal for growing lucerne, fodder production, and is suitable for both sheep and cattle grazing.
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What makes this property so unique to the market is that it has only ever been owned by one family.
"It's been in the Pratley family for over 100 years, so it's the first time offered outside of the Pratley family for over 100 years," Mr Bird said.
"It's one of the original early bits of architecture this side of the Blue Mountains.
"The original homestead was constructed around 1863, but the shearing shed was built in and around 1825 and it was formerly built as a flour mill back then, with bricks that were manufactured on site.
"It's been meticulously maintained, the bones are very good, and it's now ready for a new owner to take it for the next 100 years."
The homestead includes five bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office and multiple living areas.
Other infrastructure on the property includes two large machinery sheds, multiple smaller sheds, a single brick garage, two cone-shaped grain silos with 60 and 50 tonne capacity, and timber sheep yards and steel cattle yards.
The property also has good access to water.
It is described as having good storage, a well, four dams and approximately one-kilometre of single and double frontage to Winburndale Rivulet, providing permanent stock water.
The property will go to auction at 10.30am on Friday, November 27.
Mr Bird has confidence it will sell.
"We've had an excellent flow of inquiry, both locally and from away and interstate, and we're hoping for a positive result come auction day," he said.
"The rural lifestyle market has been particularly buoyant; there's been a real strong spring selling time for the whole region."
Anyone interested in this property is encouraged to contact Mr Bird at Ray White by calling 6331 0744 or 0438 361 109.
He is happy to help interested parties arrange a time to inspect the property.