Nine Entertainment chief executive Hugh Marks sells weekender at Broughton Vale sells for $4m-plus

HOT PROPERTY: The property sits on 40ha at Broughton Vale and features its own private 100m high waterfall, a rainforest with rock pools, two barns and cattle.
HOT PROPERTY: The property sits on 40ha at Broughton Vale and features its own private 100m high waterfall, a rainforest with rock pools, two barns and cattle.

Nine Entertainment chief executive Hugh Marks has sold his weekender in the Berry hinterland for more than $4 million, less than two years after buying it.

Rural sanctuary 'Yeramba' is an architect-designed residence at Broughton Vale.

Mr Marks bought the property in April 2018 for $4.075 million.

Mr Marks sold the property last week for $4,325,000 after 78 days on the market, according to Pricefinder.

The new owner hasn't been disclosed.

The home sits on 40ha at Broughton Vale and features its own private 100m high waterfall, a rainforest with rock pools, two barns and cattle.

It's located at 271D Tindalls Lane, Broughton Vale.

The home was commissioned by former NEC and Hewlett-Packard boss Alan Hyde and his wife Joanne.

The contemporary retreat was designed by TDDP Architects.

It boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms and about 100 acres of land, with approximately 45 of those cleared for livestock.

The marketing describes it as "a rare rural sanctuary of contemporary and high-quality design offering a spectacular lifestyle retreat with a focus on sumptuous functionality".

The property "has been developed on ecological and sustainable principles".

"The property boasts beautiful walks through lush rainforest, along a permanent creek until finding your own nirvana, a 100m waterfall in your own 'backyard'."

The main house has a private master bedroom with luxurious ensuite, walk-in robe and private study.

There is also a separate guest wing with two king size bedrooms, bathroom and deck.

The selling agent was Belle Property Berry's Nick Dale, who also sold the property to Mr Marks.

Berry's dairy farm countryside, charming village and nearby beaches have previously lured well-known identities such as actor Garry McDonald and renowned polo player Sinclair Hill.

Another high-profile recent sale in the area was a farm property at Berry owned by the Willesee family.

The 166-acre property at 123A Beach Road, Berry, known as 'Willow Farm', sold for $5,200,000 last May.

The property was formerly owned by actress and model Carol Willesee, an ex-wife of late veteran journalist Mike Willesee. They divorced in the late 1980's.

Following her mother's death in late 2006, the property was inherited by Amy, a journalist and writer who is married to fellow writer Mark Whittaker.

Also, in late 2018, a farm estate fetched $5.4 million.

The property at 181 Wire Lane, Berry boasts approximately 250 acres of pasture land with a working farm and five-bedroom family home.

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