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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!
Shae Dasanayaka Shae Dasanayaka 10:52 pm 23 Nov 19

Mark McManus here ya go

Andy Lee Andy Lee 10:29 pm 23 Nov 19

Its haunted af.

Kirra Thompson Kirra Thompson 10:28 pm 23 Nov 19

Scott Thompson want to move back to Yass?

Monique Munro Monique Munro 10:09 pm 23 Nov 19

Jim Williams looks haunted

Sarah West Sarah West 9:57 pm 23 Nov 19

Looks haunted Lisa West 😆

Ben Mott Ben Mott 9:30 pm 23 Nov 19

Melanie let’s buy it.

Bec Boyd Bec Boyd 9:09 pm 23 Nov 19

Andrew Boyd enough space?

GD Davies GD Davies 8:59 pm 23 Nov 19

Beautiful home but would be a concern with fires.

    Padam Hi Padam Hi 2:40 pm 24 Nov 19

    GD Davies it’s been there a damm long time and there is always fires

    Padam Hi Padam Hi 7:53 am 25 Nov 19

    GD Davies fair enough good research is suggest owing a property that big would be difficult and expensive in all ways but yea thanks was not trying to be negative to your comment

    GD Davies GD Davies 8:24 am 25 Nov 19

    Padam Hi all good didn’t take it as a negative comment. Cheers

Kiralee Finniss Kiralee Finniss 8:31 pm 23 Nov 19

Tony Finniss show mum

Megan Thomas Megan Thomas 7:59 pm 23 Nov 19

Jessica Abbey new leverage many business opportunities!

Trevor Watson Trevor Watson 7:30 pm 23 Nov 19

Yes a real bargain. Only needs a new roof $30k. Re wiring of the electrical say another $40k and replacement of the galvanised water pipes. . Snap it up.

    Luke Petri Luke Petri 7:56 pm 23 Nov 19

    Trevor 100k to get a house how you want it isn’t that much. A lot of people spend that on a reasonable renovation.

    Besides the roof is fine. Old roof with plenty of zinc goes brown but doesn’t get holes.

    Trevor Watson Trevor Watson 8:06 pm 23 Nov 19

    Luke Petri be ok if you are a cash buyer but a lender will not give you a lone with a rusty ie brown roof.

Laura Sverdrupsen Laura Sverdrupsen 7:01 pm 23 Nov 19

Sally you dudes can live here?

    Sally English Sally English 7:06 pm 23 Nov 19

    Laura Sverdrupsen ‘unpretentious’ hahaha

Shusmita Uprety Shusmita Uprety 7:00 pm 23 Nov 19

Ness Reid is this yours?😳

Suzie Riley Suzie Riley 6:52 pm 23 Nov 19

Can you imagine? 👏❤️

Zanna Rodriguez Lovibond Zanna Rodriguez Lovibond 6:22 pm 23 Nov 19

Danielle Edwards-Quinn Paul Patrick Quinn I've found just the place for you... and it has 14 fireplaces!

    Danielle Edwards-Quinn Danielle Edwards-Quinn 3:09 pm 26 Nov 19

    Zanna Rodriguez Lovibond funnily enough, I already looked at this place 😂 a girl can dream!

Tony Booth Tony Booth 5:53 pm 23 Nov 19

Philip O'Brien you might need to check this out?

    Philip O'Brien Philip O'Brien 11:23 pm 23 Nov 19

    Tony Booth check with your wife..... I think she used to babysit there!!👀

Hombre Cãrłōš Hombre Cãrłōš 5:42 pm 23 Nov 19

That things haunted

Edwina Vandine Edwina Vandine 5:36 pm 23 Nov 19

Here is a do'er up for you Katie Vandine it even looks haunted. Just win the lottery now.

Edwina Vandine Edwina Vandine 5:33 pm 23 Nov 19

Here is a do'er up for you Katie Vandine it even looks haunted. Just win the lottery now.

    Treisha Hemaridis Treisha Hemaridis 9:59 pm 23 Nov 19

    Katie Vandine doesn’t freak me out 😂

Leanne MH Leanne MH 5:30 pm 23 Nov 19

Christopher Greenway we're moving to Yass!

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