Historic Tassie farm Cullenswood on market for first time in 200 years

Cullenswood in the Fingal Valley. Picture: SUPPLIED
Cullenswood in the Fingal Valley. Picture: SUPPLIED

A historic Fingal Valley grazing property has hit the market for the first time since the original land grant in the 1820s.

Cullenswood has been the home of the Legge family for two centuries including former Break O’Day Council mayor Robert Legge and his partner Jean. Colonel William Vincent Legge was born at the property in the 1840s.

It is currently owned by Cullenswood Pty Ltd.

Cullenswood is set on 2590ha of land across four titles and with 1300ha of arable land.

The nine-bedroom homestead dates back to 1827 and was built from stone and timbers off the farm. Its gardens are home to some of the largest redwood trees in the Southern Hemisphere. Cullenswood also has its own roadside church, a local landmark dating back to 1847.

Cullenswood, a blast from the past.

Knight Frank Agri-business partner Rob Dixon says the chance to purchase Cullenswood is a rare and outstanding opportunity. He says it possesses all of the “fundamental attributes agriculture investors seek”.

Dixon says Cullenswood is expected to gain considerable interest.

“Historic rainfall records for Cullenswood of 900mm annually, on-farm water storage of 1000 megalitres and irrigation development potential are key features of the property,” he says.

A glimpse of Tassie’s past.

“There is potential to expand on its farm storage capacity and the property offers passive mining royalties.

“It has been a long-term provider of coal and hardwood timber plantations.”

Cullenswood, at 6870 Esk Main Rd, is located in Tasmania’s Fingal Valley about a five-minute drive from St Marys.

The property will be sold by expressions of interest closing on March 6.

This article from The Mercury originally appeared as “Historic Cullenswood on the market for first time in centuries”.