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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!
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 Chris Wilson 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

Lindsay Hollingsworth Lindsay Hollingsworth 2:26 pm 24 Nov 19

Kelly Ryan, Aymon Hollingsworth and Ally Jarrett we could all live here with our families and be self sufficient

Pam Latham Pam Latham 2:04 pm 24 Nov 19

Tyrone Latham you could use this for your Yass depot.😁

Michelle Colmer Michelle Colmer 11:58 am 24 Nov 19

Therese Colmer Carolyn Jamieson 14 fireplaces, that’s a lot of carting wood!

    Carolyn Jamieson Carolyn Jamieson 12:01 pm 24 Nov 19

    Michelle Colmer not wrong there Michelle.

    Joe would have loved carting wood for all those fires!!

Julie Macklin Julie Macklin 10:22 am 24 Nov 19

Wonderful looking house, but imagine how cold this will be in winter without supplementary heating, which would cost a fortune.

Crystal Louise Williams Crystal Louise Williams 10:04 am 24 Nov 19

Gillian Davey a share house closer to home! Ha ha

Danielle Patrick Danielle Patrick 9:30 am 24 Nov 19

Adam Patrick ok... I'll buy another house, if it's this one.

Kerrie-anne Spinoglio Kerrie-anne Spinoglio 8:54 am 24 Nov 19

Ben Scutter please pretty please

Danniele Hunter Danniele Hunter 8:14 am 24 Nov 19

Sandy Mc.. splitsies?

    Sandy Mc Sandy Mc 8:43 am 24 Nov 19

    Danniele Hunter absolutely. Imagine what we could do with it

Jodie Moon Jodie Moon 8:05 am 24 Nov 19

Samantha Moon Matt Pilbrow how about this one? Plenty of room for me to come stay! A bit far from the beach though..,..

Karen Radar Nerak Karen Radar Nerak 7:28 am 24 Nov 19

Elaine O'Brien Escape to the Yass Chateau!

Laura Howarth Laura Howarth 6:55 am 24 Nov 19

Hugh Howarth what a beauty

    Pammy Howarth Pammy Howarth 7:55 am 24 Nov 19

    be a frat winery if it had a water source.

    Laura Howarth Laura Howarth 8:09 am 24 Nov 19

    Pammy Howarth oh yeah!! Plenty of bedrooms too!!

Shirley Fitzsimmons Shirley Fitzsimmons 4:42 am 24 Nov 19


Tom Russell-Penny Tom Russell-Penny 1:02 am 24 Nov 19

Joseph Buckmaster lets move in here

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