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‘Old Boureong’, one of Australia’s original pastoral settlements and one of Gunning’s first-ever residences, heads to auction

ByLyndsey Douglas

‘Old Boureong’, one of Australia’s original pastoral settlements and one of Gunning’s first-ever residences, has hit the market this month with Ray White Rural Yass and Canberra agents Simon and George Southwell.

The ‘Old Boureong’ homestead is rich in history, built in the 1840’s to an impeccable standard in the Victorian, Georgian style, with convict bricks were hand made on the property.

‘Old Boureong’ was originally called ‘Albert Vale’, and was part of the larger property of over 6,000* acres was first owned by Peter Best who was granted the land in 1839 and built the home. In 1865, bushrangers Hall, Gilbert, and Dunn stole three of Best’s horses.

Today, the owner of the 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms home is selling to retire to Canberra. 

“Gunning is taking off as the “new Bowral”‘, local agent George Southwell says.

The land is 29 acres of rich alluvial creek flats with improved pastures and gently sloping hills.

“Personally, I think the majestic lake is the centrepiece of the flourishing historic English cottage garden and lawns. The extensive garden of ‘Old Boureong’ is a credit to the many owners that have added to it over it’s lengthy history. Expansive lawns join together all the garden beds and ‘garden rooms’, which include over 200 mature roses and 1,000 bulbs which create a magnificent display when in bloom. Then there’s the 40-tree orchard, veggie garden and established trees.”

“The homestead is complemented by a stable with loft, a former coach house, machinery shed and approved dual occupancy.”

“Really the new owners have a lot of options — equine, cattle, weddings, B&B, paddock to plate or a private country escape.”

Gunning is known in history as a major centre for transport and services with strong links to the colonial and 19th century periods of Australian history. Gunning became an integral part of that route for every form of transport, from horse to rail (arrived in 1875) and motor vehicles with the highway running through the town up until 1993. In 1902. Today the town is still famous for fine wool, tourism, and as a stopping spot for travellers with many local businesses thriving into the 21st century.

Contact the agents for an information memorandum
Simon Southwell 0427 755 997
George Southwell 0429 838 345

Ray White Rural Canberra | Yass
93 Comur Street, Yass, NSW 2582
(02) 6226 4400

Auction
Friday 1 November 2019 11am
Hotel Kurrajong, Barton, ACT

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