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

Lisa Herbert 22 November 2019 159
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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159 Responses to Imagine a most marvellous mansion, your dream house is here in Yass!
Kel Bed Kel Bed 9:23 am 23 Nov 19

Kris - is this the one you were talking about ?

Sarah O'Rourke Sarah O'Rourke 9:24 am 23 Nov 19

Amanda Bowen need an upgrade?

Brydie Kelly Brydie Kelly 10:19 am 23 Nov 19

Sheridan Erin can you imagine!

Briony Young Briony Young 11:47 am 23 Nov 19

Mark Siracusa go halves?

    Mark Siracusa Mark Siracusa 11:54 pm 23 Nov 19

    Briony Young what about this one This is Matty's house.

    Briony Young Briony Young 7:20 am 24 Nov 19

    Mark Siracusa well we can’t buy if if he wants it!!

Alex Gooley Alex Gooley 12:57 pm 23 Nov 19

Grace Avery a country house for us?

Ellen Georgia Ellen Georgia 1:47 pm 23 Nov 19

Yyyaaaas Suzie Riley

Pru Morse Pru Morse 2:28 pm 23 Nov 19

Tegan Tony we could combine resources and have a wing each 😆

Antonia Parkes Antonia Parkes 2:42 pm 23 Nov 19

Dean Parkes interested in a little project? 😬

    Belinda Parkes Belinda Parkes 9:23 pm 23 Nov 19

    Antonia Parkes I could see you two doing something like this

    Antonia Parkes Antonia Parkes 9:24 pm 23 Nov 19

    Belinda Parkes i would love to do a project like this!

Paul Gigg Paul Gigg 2:43 pm 23 Nov 19

Looks bushfire ready too...

Jenni Searle Jenni Searle 2:48 pm 23 Nov 19


Jasmine Marie Jasmine Marie 3:12 pm 23 Nov 19

Mick Fotdog I’d consider rural for this... 😆😂

Claire Pholi Claire Pholi 3:16 pm 23 Nov 19

Leon! Katherine, is this the house just past you?

    Katherine MacDonald Katherine MacDonald 5:08 pm 23 Nov 19

    Claire Pholi yes it's going to come up for auction shortly i think.

    Katherine MacDonald Katherine MacDonald 5:09 pm 23 Nov 19

    Claire Pholi they auctioned off the land they owned a few weeks ago.

    Angel Belle Angel Belle 5:10 pm 23 Nov 19

    Katherine MacDonald oh wow I haven’t seen this house before

    Katherine MacDonald Katherine MacDonald 5:13 pm 23 Nov 19

    Claire Pholi Ohhh auction is next weekend. Want to come?

    Katherine MacDonald Katherine MacDonald 5:13 pm 23 Nov 19

    Angel Belle it's just down the road a bit further. It's a lovely place.

    Claire Pholi Claire Pholi 5:14 pm 23 Nov 19

    I might be tempted to put in a bid, haha! ;)

    Katherine MacDonald Katherine MacDonald 5:26 pm 23 Nov 19

    Claire Pholi we could be neighbours! 😂😂😂

    Lindsay Hollingsworth Lindsay Hollingsworth 2:24 pm 24 Nov 19

    It's mine, Claire Pholi, all mine 😉

Kim Meredith Kim Meredith 4:04 pm 23 Nov 19

Samantha Kelly if only we could win lotto 😀

Harry O'Connor Harry O'Connor 4:08 pm 23 Nov 19

Lachie Townsend Yass at her finest

Jenni Miller Jenni Miller 4:14 pm 23 Nov 19

Erin Miller-Kay we could go halves 😀

Isaac Williams Isaac Williams 4:27 pm 23 Nov 19

The real dream Kate x

Row Marianne Row Marianne 4:52 pm 23 Nov 19

Manju we could buy this!!

    Manju Shine Manju Shine 7:29 pm 23 Nov 19

    Row Marianne how awesome 👍🏽👊🏽👊🏽😍😍

Danny Duffy Danny Duffy 5:06 pm 23 Nov 19

Sctt Willims would consider

Peter Roberts Peter Roberts 5:16 pm 23 Nov 19

Nat Lange. New house

    Nat Lange Nat Lange 5:50 pm 23 Nov 19

    You want to buy it for me, bro?

    I’ll gift you a whole wing if you do 😬

Jasmin BM Jasmin BM 5:20 pm 23 Nov 19

Cathy Coster blank slate!!

    Cathy Coster Cathy Coster 5:48 pm 23 Nov 19

    Jasmin BM it is magnificent !

    Catherine Ford Catherine Ford 5:49 pm 23 Nov 19

    Jasmin BM I’ll invite you around for afternoon tea after I’ve bought it 🤣🤣🤣

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