31 March 2023

Luxury, location and history combine for an unmissable property in the heart of the Yass Valley

| Claire Sams
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Stoneleigh has been built in a “timeless country style”. Photograph: MARQ Property.

A state-of-the-art property has hit the market in the Yass Valley, combining the best of luxury, building construction and opportunities for the future.

2129 Yass River Road, also known as Stoneleigh, offers a lifestyle of luxury and customisability against a backdrop of stunning views.

MARQ Property Licensed Agent Sam McGregor said that Stoneleigh has everything prospective owners could need.

“If you were going to build a country house today, you’d probably build it exactly how this house is.”

Constructed in 2006 in a colonial style by the late Peter Grieves, Stoneleigh has been outfitted with the latest creature comforts to make it a luxurious place to live.

“Peter had a reputation in the Yass Valley for building the highest quality homes you could ask for, and this was probably the second last home he built before he passed away in 2006,” said Mr McDonald.

“Peter’s reputation definitely precedes him; you can see why in the quality of the home.”

The six-bedroom, two-bathroom house is set on a 260-acre block and has 360-degree views of the stunning surrounds.

“Any home that Peter built, he only used the highest-quality materials, but more importantly, the highest-quality people that lived in the region.”

The house also includes a full-size study, a triple car garage and carport, a walk-in butler’s pantry, two ovens and a breakfast bench in the kitchen, a mudroom and a machinery shed.

But the appeal of Stoneleigh goes beyond the house itself and extends onto the surrounding landscape.

“In terms of the land itself, it’s absolutely stunning – 260 acres of very well-managed, natural pasture,” said Mr McGregor.

The current owners have used it for only goats or light cattle farming and the pasture has a mixture of healthy native grasses growing on it.

Two expansive dams service several paddocks, along with stockyards set up for cattle and sheep.

Additionally, two creeks flow through the property on their way to the Yass River – and if you are lucky, you may see one of the rumoured Yass River platypus in the water.

As the property is located in the Yass Valley, the location itself is also a draw for those looking for a rural lifestyle while also having a short commute for those working in Canberra.

“It’s roughly a half-hour commute to Canberra, which is still closer than some of the southern suburbs of Tuggeranong to the city.”

Stoneleigh also has investment opportunities, with plans to subdivide the property into two blocks already developed by a surveyor.

This gives freedom to prospective buyers who can live on the 260-acre block or subdivide it and develop the land as they wish.

“It’s a very lucrative landholding for either a wealthy family or an investor, and it’s only going to continue to go up in value, and there’s already a lot of value there.”

Mr McGegor said there had been a strong outpouring of interest in the property since the listing appeared on Zango.

“I will say, regarding inquiries and people getting in touch with me, I have never seen a property in such high demand.”

Those looking for space to host family or friends, or to subdivide for investment opportunities, should pop this one on their ‘must look’ list.

“It’s a great farming prospect, it’s a subdivision prospect and it’s also just a beautiful lifestyle prospect.”

To find out more about 2129 Yass River Road in the Yass Valley, call MARQ Property Licensed Sales Agent and Licensed Stock and Station Agent Sam McGregor on 0401 097 907, and be sure to check out all the latest listings on Zango.

Original Article published by Claire Sams on Riotact.


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