Withdrawn from market (2017)

historic grand estancia of the 1880s
Department Forida, Uruguay

167 hectare (412 acre)

Located at
20 km distance from small town,
130 km distance from Montevideo and airport(1h50min drive),
Atlántida (Atlantic ocean beaches) are at 100 km (1h20min drive), and Punta del Este at 150 km distance

farmland consists of dark brown/black sedimentary soils of medium depth, 60% of land potential crop land (soya, wheat, corn, sorghum), 100% of land excellent pasture for year round grazing, either for sown pasture or natural pasture,
gently ondulating.

2x lakes, 25 x 300 m each, small streams.
Coneat : 113

Stately casco (mansion) built from 1885 to 1895, renovated in 2003 to 2007, 7x rooms, 2x bathrooms, with typical features of a picture book Rio de la Plata Region Estancia of the era : stately galleries, terraces on various levels, heavy wrought iron, central courtyard (patio) with cistern, mirador (tower room) high ceilings, high windows, stately palmtrees. Barn, garage, 2x bedroom home for caretaker couple, 7x large + 4x small fenced subdivisions, livestock handling facilities.
public electricity, water supply by own well, mobile phone coverage, mobile internet coverage

Arte y Diseno
AyD, the architecture and design magazine, ran a photo feature on San Eugenio in its March 2014 issue


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San Eugenio was one of the first estancias founded in Casupá / Arroyo de Milan Region, Department of Florida, Uruguay, in the 1880s by Don Eugenio Barragan, then exceeding 5000 hectare. It changed hands four times since then, belonging to the Caravia family after the 1920s, the Sacco in the 1950-80s, later on the Bartesaghis until 2004.
San Eugenio has always mainly been a cattle ranch, with some grain farming being done in the 1980s.
It now consists of a very small fraction of its original size


Farm income: A new owner will have the basic choice between a) renting out the land or b) operate it.
a) there is a firm demand in our area as well as nation wide to rent land. A US$12.000 annual rent would be a realistic figure (167 hectare, 2015) for a contract that allows only grazing and can be terminated easily
b) supposedly the property is more appealing to the gentleman rancher (roughly half of the asking price reflects the productive value of the farmland and the other half the value of the historic mansion, location, scenery etc) and less to the purely professional farmer. Therefore a new owner might opt for a low key extensive cattle grazing operation that requires one ranch worker and very little owner's attention, generating some beef production of 16 tons life weight (US$28.000) with some 130 cattle and a US$8-12.000 net profit, after covering already the labour cost of having an employee permanently guarding property and animals. However, soils and climate set no limit to use the land more intensively and professionally or for different uses altogether, wine, olives, fruits, grains etc.
property taxes and contributions add up to annually US$2000

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Some more photos and recources : Uruguay guest Estancias
Estancia architecture
About Estancias as alternatives to: Masseria Storica in Puglia, Sicilia or Cortijo antiguo historico in Andalucia
and living at some other type of historical mediteranian estate
here some Uruguay photos ,photo impressions of summer and winter

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casco mirador
mirador bedroom

courtyard cistern



moha plantation
moha grass planted for hay (above) and baled (below)

moha grass hay


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3 hectare eucalyptus forest






terrace of Estancia
mirador/tower bedroom's terrace

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Arroyo milan on property border flooding riverflats

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