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Shannons Flat: Why live in Shannons Flat?


Shannons Flat Real Estate and Design
Many of the homes around Shannons Flat are farm style. They are traditional in design and on the outskirts of the town enjoying a rural outlook. The newer homes are architecturally designed. They are insulated, most with both air conditioning and wood fires due to the cold, winter climate, and warm summer weather.

The closest shops are in Adaminaby, about an hour away. There are large shopping centres in Canberra.

Schools, Education and Institutions
Monaro High School is in Cooma and serves the town and seven of the neighbouring rural towns and villages such as Berridale, Jindabyne, Nimmitabel, Bredbo and Dalgety. There are two public primary schools in Cooma, including Cooma Public School and Cooma North Public School, both providing education for students in kindergarten to year 6. There is a Roman Catholic school called St Patrick’s Parish School providing education from kindergarten to year 10. Cooma also has a private Christian school known as Snowy Mountains Christian School. TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute Cooma Campus provides further education. Adaminaby has a Public Primary School also.

Distance From Cities and Transportation
Public transportation is limited in Shannons Flat. The locality is approximately one hour from Cooma and Adaminaby, 2 hours from Canberra, 5 hours from Sydney and 8.5 hours from Melbourne. Cooma is serviced by CountryLink buses that make daily journeys to both Canberra and the Bega Valley, and the area is serviced by Cooma – Snowy Mountains Airport.

Sports and Fitness
The area is surrounded by rural land and a forest is nearby. There are great opportunities to go horse and motor bike riding, as well as hiking. Cooma offers a variety of sports and activities, and is only an hour away.

Restaurants and Cafes
The nearest restaurants and cafes are in Cooma or Adaminaby.

Shannons Flat is nestled between Bredbo and Adaminaby, and is right next to the ACT border. The town of Shannons Flat is home to around 799 people, with the major industry being health care & social assistance, and a majority of workers being managers. Shannons Flat and Yaouk areas were initially isolated from the early settlement which came through Bredbo and Bunyan and moved further south. Squatters to Yaouk were more likely to come by crossing the Murrumbidgee near Bredbo and travel through rough country before getting to open plains. The Statistical Returns of 1831 listed J Slake (probably Blake) as holding the Yayak (Yaouk) station and the Brayshaws settled in the Bobeyan Valley during the 1840s. Archibald Crawford bought the Yaouk run in partnership with Lachlan Cochrane, but Crawford had to retire from the partnership in 1864. The property is still owned by the Cochrane family. The district relied on the town of Adaminaby for supplies and services. Shannons Flat never grew into a village but had a school from 1906 and a community hall was built 1946 on land donated by the Luton family. The school operated until 1970 and a few years later the building was transferred to Peak View.

So if you are looking for Adaminaby Real Estate, why not talk to one of our sales team at Fisk and Nagle.