Iconic Deniliquin property, Warbreccan, is expected to be sold at auction tomorrow.TYLA HARRINGTON April 25, 2014 3:25am
A ‘‘significant crowd’’ is expected to attend the auction of the historic homestead ‘Warbreccan’ tomorrow.
Expected to be sold for the first time in 96 years, agents say the river frontage property has gained steady interest since the auction was announced in early March.
Lester Wheatley from Elders Deniliquin Real Estate and James Sides from Landmark are conducting the auction in partnership.
‘‘There has been a significant amount of enquiries for the homestead,’’ Mr Wheatley said.
‘‘People have realised the historical significance of the property. It’s the first time it has been offered in almost 100 years.’’
Mr Wheatley said the interest was not just for the massive homestead, but also for the adjoining river frontage land.
He said the property offered unique opportunities including transferring the homestead into a bed and breakfast or possibly a boutique hotel.
Warbreccan became home to the Lindsay-Field family in 1918. It was purchased by Harry Lindsay-Field, who was a recent arrival from Tasmania, and LKS McKinnon.
The homestead that still stands today was built between 1918-22.
The property was handed down to John and Pam Lindsay-Field in 1960. Their twin sons Fionn and Robert returned to the farm in 1978, and eventually took over management from their parents.
The twins this week said it was a ‘‘surreal’’ feeling ahead of the sale.
‘‘It’s a funny feeling .
Two adjoining blocks at Warbreccan – sized 27ha and 45ha respectively – will be auctioned separately and both have access to the Edward River and a private beach.
The Warbreccan homestead has 27 rooms in total and flaunts some of the most envied architectural designs throughout the entire Riverina.
It is also widely regarded as boasting some of the finest parcels of Edward River frontage in the district.
The auction will be held from 2pm, on site.
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