Unique Historic Island Now For Sale
Estancia Isla de Lobos, with a surface of 1250 hectares, is a hidden, undiscovered paradise, surrounded by impressive rivers at the quiet west-coast of Uruguay, a combination of abundant nature and ideal conditions for cattle.
Isla de Lobos is located approx 4 hours by car from the elegant, never sleeping beauty, Buenos Aires and approx 3,5 hours from Uruguay's capital Montevideo. Nearest cities are Dolores and Mercedes, approx 25 & 40 km respectively. The nearest village is the historic Villa Soriano, at the shore of the Rio Negro, approx 3 km by boat. The present owners enjoy crossing from Buenos Aires to Isla de Lobos by speed-boat.
Location: Río Negro, Uruguay
Asking: USD 3,500 per ha **
Land Size: 1250 ha
Production: As a farm Isla Lobos, it has ideal conditions for cattle breeding, horses, forestry, honey, etc. Today, on approximately half of the estancia a cattle-herd of 500 head is producing year-round grass-fed calves, of which some are held to grow the cattle herd and some sold. The other half of the island is kept natural, partially flood-land, for indigenous fauna and flora. During flooding's the cattle move to higher land and during dry times there is always sufficient food in the wetlands. Cattle are transported with a simple pontoon (called Huckleberry Finn) with an outboard engine. The horses of the Estancia are utilised by the Gauchos for their daily ride to check the cattle and serve for fun horse-back riding through the campo and on the long, private sand beach.
Due to its unique location, away from pollution, honey of export quality can be produced.
Homestead: Solid renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with kitchen, bar, dining and living room separated by a cosy fireplace
Surrounded by a generous terrace with breathtaking views over the water, ideal for relaxing with a book - while being entertained by a chorus of silence or of singing birds, until the unforgettable sunset!
Water: Outstanding access to natural water resources.
Over 15km of waterfront on the Rïo Negro and Rio Uruguay.
Over 3,5km of white sand beaches.
Ideally suited for sailing, water sports, fishing and all kinds of outdoors activities
Subcategory: Grazing Farm
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