Imagine a most marvellous mansion, your dream house is here in Yass!

Lisa Herbert 22 November 2019 147
An imposing, unpretentious country manor on acres near Yass

An imposing, unpretentious country manor on acres near Yass. Photos: Supplied.

They say to dream of living in mansions and palaces predicts increased opportunity in life. Also that you should look at areas of your life that have not been developed or explored – there is a sense of need for a ‘project’.

If that is the case for you, we present 1380 Cooks Hill Rd, Yass.

Offered for auction on 7 December, this is a stunning country mansion. Rarely does a magnificent homestead such as this one come on to the market.


Wide hallways, a wide stairway and a wide life awaits.

Generally very tightly held or passed down within families, properties like this are notoriously difficult to get your hands on.

This is a totally grand and imposing three-storey mansion, conveniently situated on a sealed road, on approximately 38.83 Hectares (95.95 acres) of land. The property is just 12 minutes drive from Yass township, 50 minutes from Canberra and three hours from Sydney.

French doors in most rooms

An impressive nine bedrooms in this Yass Valley mansion, with French doors throughout the house.

A magnificent 1890s, double-brick homestead with a tower, formal lounge and stunning dining hall, polished floorboards, magnificent central staircase and wide verandahs. The home is placed on excellent grazing country, with good shade timber.

The impressive house contains no less than nine oversized bedrooms, fourteen fireplaces, two adjoining kitchens and three bathrooms plus a separate butler’s pantry and storeroom.

Other features of this rambling, romantic edifice include a stunning grand internal staircase, huge wrap-around verandah on the second story and, to top it all off, giving the structure wonderful character, a spectacular ‘widow’s walk’ viewing platform on the upper story.


Lawns, mature trees, a full-sized tennis court.

The mansion’s entertaining rooms are exceptionally large, including a huge formal dining room, plenty of space for that premiere event, or your closest friends.

Throughout are soaring timber ceilings, and all-original timber floors. Period sash windows and French double doors grace most rooms and you will be wandering around your country seat via grand hallways.

There is a full-size tennis court and a number of stately trees among wonderful established gardens and lawns that surround the house.

Polished floorboards

Scale and grandeur meet you as you enter.

Water is via an almost lake-sized dam and there’s approximately 144,000 litres rainwater storage underground.

An original barn and other outbuildings need some work, but have plenty of character and potential for stables or perhaps a venue/accommodation situation.

No less than fourteen fireplaces. Photo: Supplied

No less than fourteen fireplaces.

The house needs some love, but there is plenty to fall in love with. With some renovation, there is unlimited scope for expansion and business opportunities such as accommodation, AirBnB experiences, country weddings, wellness centre, or simply your own healing retreat.

Aerial shot

Deep in the Yass Valley, in NSW’s Southern Tablelands.

The current land has supported an ongoing small farm enterprise with sheep, cattle and horses.

Situated in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, Yass is renowned for its peaceful rural lifestyle a stone’s throw from Canberra.


Nine bedrooms and 14 fireplaces and magnificent valley views.

Wander your country estate, dreaming and planning. With over 16,000 residents and an annual population growth of 3 per cent, Yass Valley is one of the fastest-growing inland local government areas in NSW.

Running alongside the Yass River, the town is significant due to its rich colonial history and historic sites.

Exterior shot

You have arrived, a Yass Valley beauty.

A grand country estate with hectares to spare this is an impressive historical property with commercial potential, deep in a beautiful and burgeoning valley.

If you’ve hankered to be Lord or Lady of your own manor, we encourage you to explore this extraordinary opportunity to secure an iconic and notable rural enclave.

This magnificent property will be auctioned, on-site, at 1380 Cooks Hill Rd, Yass, at 11:30 am on Saturday, 7 December.

Contact listing agent Deb Johnson of Yass First National on 0427 394 481 for further information.

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147 Responses to Imagine a most marvellous mansion, your dream house is here in Yass!
Ben Yeldham Ben Yeldham 5:04 pm 30 Nov 19

Alex Wyche Did someone was Yass 🤢🤮 sorry but i only fw Yoauk 😍😫💦

Rita Scholl Rita Scholl 10:20 pm 27 Nov 19

looks spooky

Michele Grimston Michele Grimston 1:32 pm 27 Nov 19

Charlie Catman 14 fireplaces and a tower. I think this meets all our needs, yes? 🤣🤣🤣

    Catman Charlie Catman Charlie 8:49 pm 27 Nov 19

    Michele Grimston I only have 1 need. A double garage. It could be offset by that lovely shade of pink in one of the rooms I suppose.

Kim Morley Kim Morley 12:37 pm 26 Nov 19

I think these places are called "money pits" for obvious reasons. Gorgeous but probably only useful if you need servants quarters and can afford to have bohemian artists from around the world come visit on a regular basis!.....OR PLEASE...NOT AN AIR BnB.

Ashley-Marie Curtis Ashley-Marie Curtis 11:59 am 26 Nov 19

Ashley Azmothe-Stephen I could cope with Yass if I lived here and we got to have tea with nan often.

Joel Mallatt Joel Mallatt 9:45 am 26 Nov 19

Alicia Mallatt want to move to Yass?

Kerryn Wilde Kerryn Wilde 8:17 am 26 Nov 19

I wish...

Alana Morley Alana Morley 10:40 pm 25 Nov 19

Julian Jantos Let's go to the auction!

Paula Stuart Paula Stuart 9:24 pm 25 Nov 19

Stephen Cornish for chrissy?!

Josh Newbery Josh Newbery 6:15 pm 25 Nov 19

Aidan Thurbon wanna buy this together

Sharon Ritchie Sharon Ritchie 11:31 am 25 Nov 19

I’ll pay $2!!

Bev Young Bev Young 9:31 am 25 Nov 19

What's the history....owners etc. Anyone...???? Just curious....ex border Mt Carmel.

Donna Smithson Donna Smithson 6:11 am 25 Nov 19

Jodi Peck weddings

Peta Luke Peta Luke 11:19 pm 24 Nov 19

Toni Ogilvie we could share it.

Kim Cotterill Paull Kim Cotterill Paull 8:25 pm 24 Nov 19

Adam Paull let’s move 😄

Chris Wilson - Bray Chris Wilson - Bray 8:08 pm 24 Nov 19

Jodie Maree Huet Mary Christine Fowler is this our nunnery??

Jemima Smith Jemima Smith 8:04 pm 24 Nov 19

Jen Smith stuuuuuunning

Kylie Pearce Kylie Pearce 7:51 pm 24 Nov 19

I’m moving in Kaitlin!!!

Pauline Tye Pauline Tye 6:42 pm 24 Nov 19

Just love this place; so many great memories. Married the love of my life Steve Hugler

    Cherie Hugler Cherie Hugler 8:48 pm 24 Nov 19

    Pauline Tye it is a magnificent house and was a beautiful day! He found his soul mate when he found you xx

Nerrida Cooper Nerrida Cooper 5:35 pm 24 Nov 19

Julie Cooper how cool

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