Historic manor on offer

Historic southern NSW homestead on offer

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Formerly part of an 8000 hectare sheep station, the historical Walgrove homestead and cottage at 16 Walgrove Road in Yass, NSW, will be sold to new owners with strong interest expected.

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Formerly part of an 8000 hectare sheep station, the historical Walgrove homestead and cottage at 16 Walgrove Road in Yass, NSW, will be sold to new owners with strong interest expected.

Constructed in 1905, the home has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, three car spaces, multiple living areas and marries old charm with tasteful renovations.

Today, it sits on a manageable nine and a half hectares (23 acres) of quality pasture with direct access to the Yass River.

The first impression of the beautiful homestead is reminiscent of an English country manor, well-maintained fig vine covers the front of the home, wisteria covers the back and manicured lawns surround it.

Agent George Southwell of Ray White Rural Yass expects tree-changers will be the demographic to buy this property.

"Walgrove has all the country charm of a magnificent Southern Highlands retreat, ideal for a family escaping the city, without the exorbitant price tag of Bowral or Mittagong," Mr Southwell said.

Walgrove is situated on the Canberra side of Yass, on a private dead-end road, just two minutes from the Barton Highway, and six minutes to the Hume Highway in the heart of Australia's cool climate wine growing region.

"It's in easy distance to the first-class dining and tourism experiences the capital has to offer," Mr Southwell said.

A separate two bedroom cottage can be used for visiting guests or secondary income from paying guests.

The modernised kitchen with views to the river and European appliances has been designed with entertaining in mind.

It leads to a large open fireplace in a combined living and dining room featuring over-sized reclaimed timber beams.

The master bedroom is a highlight, segregated from the other rooms providing privacy, it has an open fireplace, lavish ensuite, dressing room and large french doors.

Water allocation is no issue, with a 350000 litre annual allocation from the Yass River, and two 100000 litre water storage tanks.

The property is set for auction on Saturday, June 20.

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