Make This Yours

Magpie Ridge is located 8.69 kilometres west of the township of Toodyay, Western Australia. 

869 Julimar Road

Toodyay 6566 WA

Land title details:

Volume 2053

Folio 827

Plan 20178

Lot 77 Julimar Road

The property comprises 60 heactares (148 acres) of high, undulating country with good quality, large remnant jarrah, marri and wandoo timber. It was largely cleared farmland and has been reafforested with native eucalypts including a new forest of 10,000 eucalypts (red ironbark, spotted gum and citriadora) that is about 12 years old. There is a range of soil types including sandy gravel over clay (laterite) and loam (granite). Trees have been planted to create corridors of shelter for wildlife connecting all patches of remnant bush. There is a creek (now slightly saline) that runs all year from springs on the property and on the property of our northern neighbour.

Water supply is a secure bore of perfect, fresh rain-fed water near the highest point of the property in a recharge white- sand lens. A windmill pumps water to the highest point of the property from where it is gravity fed to house and shed (6 metre head).

There is a shed/workshop 12 by 9 by 4.1(h) metres with concrete floor, with a 12 by 4 metre skilion on the east side (gravel floor) . The shed has a 6 metre opening sliding doors on the east face and a 3 metre opening sliding door on the west. There are two lofts of 9 by 3 metres, and an insulated ‘cool’ room of 3 by 5.5 by 2.5 metres beneath the southern loft. The shed is generously equipped with power points and water is connected. 

The entire property is organically certified with NASAA (6338i). There are 1000 non-irrigated olive trees producing finest quality extra virgin olive oil from 8 of the world’s best oil producing cultivars. WA Mission, Frantoio, Leccino, Pendalino, Nevadillo Blanco, Manzanillo, Korinyeke. The trees vary in age from 13 to 8 years. The yield over the last few years (from about half the trees) has been about 6 tonnes of fruit. The oil yield has been as high as 26%. The average is closer to 20%.

The dwelling is a 2 storey strawbale construction with iron roof and large outdoor undercover areas. It comprises two separate self-contained apartments and is set up and currently used for B&B (one of the two bed apartments).  It is designed to be one large comfortable home or two smaller but spacious apartments.

The B&B apartment is equipped with gas cooktop and electric oven, microwave, sink and benchtop in a large open plan kitchen – dining – living area with two separate double bedrooms each with door access to the outside private patio area. The main living area is fitted with ceiling fan, reverse cycle airconditioner and wood burning tile fire.  One bedroom has a queen bed; the other has a king bed that can be separated into two king singles. Floors are tiled, ceilings are high, vaulted in the main living area. Above the bedrooms is a sleeping loft of 12 by 4 metres. There are ample power points and lights and hot and cold running water.

Water is heated by a solar system and electrically boosted as required at times in winter months.

Outside patio areas approximately 12 by 4 metres are brick and slab paved.

The apartment is disabled-friendly with wide doors, a large shower room containing  shower, toilet, basin, wash trough, washing machine, benchtop and storage cupboard.

The building has approximately 340 square metres of useable undercover area.

The main apartment has a 2 - sleeping area first floor with vaulted ceilings, polished timber floors, and a 4 by 3 metre balustraded void to the ground floor. Ground floor comprises open plan kitchen, dining, living room with a separate bathroom containing toilet, basin, wash trough and washing machine, bath and shower.

The property is approximately 0.4 kilometres wide and 1.8 kilometres long with the long axis roughly east-west, and running away from Julimar Road at an angle of approximately 20 degrees.. There is a bitumen road frontage of approximately 0.5 kilometres with electricity and broadband cable on that boundary. 

All ringlock boundary fences are in good order. There are no internal fences.

The neighbours are friendly in this excellent community of Toodyay.

Asking price: Price On Application

View by appointment with owners: Jennifer and John White

Phone John: +61 488 513 102

Phone Jennifer: +61 488 513 103

Landline: +61 08 9574 5403


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