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Property Express - Marquee South Island sheep and beef farms presented to autumn market

March 2021

A series of marquee South Island sheep and beef farms have listed for sale in the autumn.

Each long admired in their respective locations, and rarely available, they will attract considerable interest in an elevated rural property market, where quality and scale are highly sought after.

Located at Moonlight in the well-respected Nenthorn Valley 45 kilometres west of Palmerston and 104 kilometres north of Dunedin, 2049 hectare Dochroyle is listed for sale by Paul Thomson and Craig Bates of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Dunedin.

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“Properties of this size and scope are seldom available in this area. Currently farming crossbred sheep and cattle, growing cereal crops for silage and brassicas for wintering, it is well laned and enhanced by good permanent fencing. Dochroyle provides a full range of quality improvements including a four-bedroom main homestead and a three-bedroom cottage,” says Paul.

Dochroyle is for sale by Deadline Private Treaty with offers sought no later than midday on 31 March 2021.

View this property listing here.


Paul Thomson

Rural & Lifestyle Sales Consultant

M 027 435 3936


Craig Bates

Otago Sales Manager

M 027 489 4361


A Fairlie Basin pastoral grazing property with scale and scope is also for sale. Carly Galbraith of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Timaru is selling the farm, in a joint listing with her colleague Calvin Leen.

“With carrying capacity for 7500 stock units, 1519 hectare Stanton Station is known for the quality of its livestock production. It is the largest South Canterbury drystock property offered to the market for at least three years.

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“Farm management focus is on store stock, with lambs sold at weaning in February and beef calves sold in the autumn as weaners. Stanton Station currently runs a few stags in conjunction with the sheep and cattle and with 110 hectares deer fenced, a new owner will be able to increase deer numbers, if they wish to vary the class of stock. With two homesteads, both set in established grounds, the farm consists of a good balance of flats and downs, with winter feed and supplements made on farm. Its two homesteads are both set in established grounds,” says Carly.

Selling by Deadline Private Treaty, offers for Stanton Station must be lodged before 1pm on 25 March 2021.

View this property listing here.


Calvin Leen

North Otago, Mid & South Canterbury Sales Manager

M 027 453 0950


Carly Galbraith

Sales & Admin Support

M 027 332 2222 


Also offered to the market by Craig Bates, in a joint listing with Stewart Rutter of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Balclutha 757 hectare Tenby Estate at Adams Flat is one of South Otago’s premier properties, 12 kilometres west of Milton, offering scale and versatility.

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“A mixed farming operation comprising sheep, deer and forestry for the past 20 years, Tenby Estate has an exceptional range of farm buildings, a five bedroom homestead and a four bedroom managers house. Carrying up to 8000 stock units, it has a six-stand woolshed and large covered yards with capacity for 3000 ewes, plus a covered deer complex and cattle yards, among other high quality improvements. Mixed aged forestry covers 132 hectares of the property, mainly pinus radiata, and the property is in the emissions trading scheme,” says Craig.

Tenby Estate is for sale by Tender, with a deadline date of 16 April.

View this property listing here.


Craig Bates

Otago Sales Manager

M 027 489 4361


Stewart Rutter

Rural & Lifestyle Sales Consultant

M 027 433 7666

Read the full edition of the Autumn Property Express here.

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