The historic Yangan Post Office is up for sale. Built in 1912 and painted sky blue, this little home and business is too quaint to resist.
The historic Yangan Post Office is up for sale. Built in 1912 and painted sky blue, this little home and business is too quaint to resist. Contributed

Adorable old real estate gem is a proper 'package' deal

OOZING with retro charm, one of the oldest businesses on the Southern Downs could fall into new hands with the Yangan Post Office recently appearing for sale on the Southern Downs property market.

Rolling a home and profitable business into one, the real estate gem is a real "package deal”.

The Yangan Post Office was built in 1912.

Now it sits on King St, painted in adorable sky blue.

After 32 years of taking good care of residents' important correspondence, owner Dearn Hughes has decided to move on from the business at the heart of the Yangan community.

Can you picture yourself here inside the adorable old Yangan Post Office?
Can you picture yourself here inside the adorable old Yangan Post Office? Contributed

Mrs Hughes and her late husband bought the post office in 1986 to move away from Brisbane and be closer to family.

Since then, the tiny post office has come along in leaps and bounds, now boasting the status of being classed as an official bank.

"We do exactly the same as the big cooperative post offices,” Mrs Hughes said.

But it's the community side of her career that Mrs Hughes really loves.

This little home and business is too quaint to resist.
This little home and business is too quaint to resist. Contributed

"I've never regretted a day of this career,” she said.

When her husband passed away 16 years ago, having the post office was a "blessing in disguise”, Mrs Hughes said.

"The people have been very good to me. It was our home and I wanted to keep things normal and I couldn't close the doors and walk away,” she said.

Now she plans to move closer into Warwick to retire closer to services and her daughter.

With three cosy bedrooms and an inviting garden attached, Mrs Hughes hopes the real estate gem will make a nice future for the right person.

Aerial view of the property.
Aerial view of the property. Contributed


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