Located near Whakamaru, this versatile 252 hectare (more or less) farm has a long history as a sheep and beef, breeding and finishing unit however more recently it has been used predominantly as dairy support. Contour is a mix and includes easy rolling to medium and steeper hill with an estimated 45 hectares plus cropable. A superior central race helps link the 42 paddocks and makes animal management practical. Fences are post, batten and seven or eight wire. The stock and domestic water is sourced from a reliable deep well bore near the main sheds, it is pumped to storage tanks and then reticulated by gravity to the troughs. The majority of improvements are toward the front of the farm and include a two bay barn, a larger lock up three bay implement shed and a lock up workshop. The very functional three stand woolshed has a 300 capacity night pen. The main sheep and cattle yards are nearby while the satellite yards are positioned centrally as is the half round barn. Accommodation is provided by a sturdy 1950's, four bedroom home (204sqm) which has undergone numerous additions during it's time. It offers an airy open plan kitchen and dining room with a separate generously sized lounge room plus an additional winter lounge. A nearby double garage (116sqm) encompasses a semi-contained sleepout with bathroom and laundry facilities. Just behind is the wood/chook shed. This farm has been in the custodianship of the same family for 52 years, including the last 14 while it's been leased. Stock numbers have varied and buyers will need to assess the carrying capacity and suitability for their own requirements. Whakamaru village provides basic supplies, rural services and a primary school. The nearby lake is a popular spot for boating and other activities. Taupo (38km) and Tokoroa (35km) are handy for full services and the location is centrally located to both the surf; Mount Maunganui is around 126km, or the snow, being around 130km from Whakapapa.