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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!
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Skye Turton Skye Turton 7:19 am 23 Nov 19

Love yass!

Raelene Stanley Raelene Stanley 7:29 am 23 Nov 19

Come on lotto

Vicki OMara Vicki OMara 7:31 am 23 Nov 19

Joel OMara this is the one I was talking about

Sarah West Sarah West 7:38 am 23 Nov 19

Looks haunted Lisa West 😆

Tegan Katie Tegan Katie 7:39 am 23 Nov 19

Nicole Lobsey new house? I’m sure it’s just as haunted as yours is

    Nicole Lobsey Nicole Lobsey 9:08 am 23 Nov 19

    Tegan Katie amazing!! Didn’t know this was here

Jo-Anne Groom Jo-Anne Groom 8:08 am 23 Nov 19

Meredith Sproule here’s an house near me for you

Erin Kay Erin Kay 8:23 am 23 Nov 19

go halves?

Victoria Edmonds Victoria Edmonds 8:24 am 23 Nov 19

Juneffa Bell - here's your chance to be Lady of the manor! 😀

    Juneffa Bell Juneffa Bell 9:06 am 23 Nov 19

    Victoria hahaha I think I'd prefer something a little less grand

Grace Blomfield Grace Blomfield 8:27 am 23 Nov 19

Ray Moon fun project 😆 you said you wanted a bigger garden

Lach Robbo Lach Robbo 8:35 am 23 Nov 19

Mac Laudenbach imagine mowing the farkin lawn

    Mac Laudenbach Mac Laudenbach 10:36 am 23 Nov 19

    Lach Robbo big john deer ride on, it would be an absolute treat.

    Kathy Laudenbach Kathy Laudenbach 7:22 pm 23 Nov 19

    Mac Laudenbach 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 I don’t think the ‘big john deer ride on has voice control from the bedroom.

Skye Rutherford Skye Rutherford 8:35 am 23 Nov 19

Ann, time for a move?

    Ann Chaplin Ann Chaplin 9:03 am 23 Nov 19

    Skye Rutherford only if all of Team Hilford lives there together 😃😃😃😃😱 hey, it’s commuting distance. In reality. It’s worth millions, hopefully heritage-listed and not really large enough for serious agriculture. I wish we could see it after a clever buyer has bought it and done great things with it. Also, it’s the same age as our house.

    Joss Cronin Joss Cronin 11:20 am 23 Nov 19

    Skye Rutherford I support this.

    Geoff Chaplin Geoff Chaplin 9:31 am 24 Nov 19

    We will buy it as long as you do the vacuuming and cleaning

CF Lou CF Lou 8:41 am 23 Nov 19

Money pit

Helen Fraser Helen Fraser 8:42 am 23 Nov 19

Adam Rogers there you go.....

Phil Louis Phil Louis 8:45 am 23 Nov 19

Helen Del Guzzo this is where Nick and Kym got married

Gracey Kerehi Storrie Gracey Kerehi Storrie 8:56 am 23 Nov 19

Anthony Fabbo all I see is haunted house 😂

Andrew Barrow Andrew Barrow 8:56 am 23 Nov 19

Diana N Darren Stephens

Your next purchase?

Jenny Sait Jenny Sait 9:05 am 23 Nov 19

Sally Anne Rowland a little fixer upper

    Sally Anne Rowland Sally Anne Rowland 9:34 am 23 Nov 19

    Jenny Sait visited here when I was a very small child.

    Jenny Sait Jenny Sait 9:35 am 23 Nov 19

    Sally Anne Rowland looks interesting

    Sally Anne Rowland Sally Anne Rowland 9:45 am 23 Nov 19

    Jenny Sait spooky when you’re a little kid. I think it was empty st the time.

    Jenny Sait Jenny Sait 9:48 am 23 Nov 19

    Hopefully someone will love it again

    Jenny Sait Jenny Sait 9:51 am 23 Nov 19

    Hopefully someone will love it could be amazing

Tracy Bailey Tracy Bailey 9:12 am 23 Nov 19

Michael Cividin we could each have a level? 🤔

Brooke Zotti Brooke Zotti 9:14 am 23 Nov 19

Elaine Zotti found you a house!

Melinda Bettiens Melinda Bettiens 9:14 am 23 Nov 19

Ben Nancarrow I want to live here!

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