This stunning Southern Highlands holiday home offers stunning views, total privacy and complete relaxation.
Yarrawa Hill is an architect-designed contemporary house, perched on the Illawarra escarpment just a few minutes outside Robertson, with spectacular views through native rainforest and bushland, out to the Pacific Ocean. Nestled in 156 acres of tall eucalypt forest, rainforest and rolling paddocks, Yarrawa Hill is a private and peaceful retreat, with the wallabies, lyrebirds, wombats and rosellas your only neighbours.
With three large decks and a large patio with rainforest garden, and the central Great Room with floor to ceiling windows, it is a house that connects you to nature and its beautiful surrounds.
Actress Miriam Margolyes’ Southern Highlands
house is the perfect retreat for art and nature lovers
- 3 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 6 guest maximum
- 2 car parking spaces
The bedrooms offer guests privacy and space. Two bedrooms are near one another in the East Wing, with a third bedroom on the lower floor.
Things to do
With rolling green hills and majestic views of rural landscapes and mountains, Robertson is an ideal base for 1-2 week holiday exploring the Southern Highlands, Illawarra and South Coast, or simply for a peaceful weekend escape.
History buffs, foodies, nature lovers, adventure seekers and shoppers will find many things to do in the historic villages and National Parks within close proximity to Yarrawa Hill – if you can bring yourself to leave the house.
Rates & bookings
- $400 per weekend night for 2 people
(Friday – Sunday)
- $350 per weekday night for 2 people
(Monday – Thursday)
- Additional guests $50 per person per night
- Minimum 2 night booking applies for all guests
20% discount applies for monthly bookings
Book online or send us a booking enquiry.
About the owner
Yarrawa Hill is the stunning Australian home of British actress Miriam Margolyes, star of the Harry Potter movies and many others, including Romeo + Juliet, Ladies In Lavender and Babe, filmed in Robertson. It was whilst filming Babe that Miriam fell in love with the area and lead her to create this wonderful home.
As Miriam is often overseas, the property is managed by Michael Robinson, who lives close to Yarrawa Hill. Michael welcomes guests on arrival, and is contactable by phone during their stay should they have any questions or need assistance.
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Our weekend stay was a perfect winter escape, surrounded by beautiful bushland with spectacular views to the sea from every room. The house is huge, beautifully designed and cosy; two fireplaces and central heating kept us very warm. It was so peaceful and private, nothing to disturb us but birdsong. We saw wallabies and wombats around the property and a great variety of birds. The surrounding area is fun to explore - good cafes, shops and the fabulous Cheese Factory in Robertson and bushwalk at Carrington Falls. A very special place!
Upon arrival we met Mike who was very helpful and showed us around – all the rooms are very spacious with unique and interesting furniture. The main lounge room has two fireplaces, one slow combustion that warms the entire room and an open fire place that had more than enough timber to last our stay. The view from all of the balconies overlook the mountaintops all the way to the coastline and was a great spot to enjoy a glass of wine! We cannot wait to come back – the house and atmosphere made us not want to leave!
Yarrawa Hill beautifully captures the essence of tranquility, warmth and fun. The views to the coast and private bush surrounds are amazing - whether enshrouded in mist and rain or bathed in sunshine – with balconies, massive atrium-style loungeroom and sunrooms to take it all in. The perfect place to unwind, relax in front of the fire and the bookshelves are well stocked. Although spacious, it is cosy, charming, and fun to explore. Plenty of tracks to walk, beautiful birds, and lyrebirds and wombats often waddling around. Michael does a superb job of making sure your stay is comfortable and welcoming.
The reaction upon entering the main room is WOW! It is elegantly and eclectically furnished with beautiful Indonesian furniture, film and music memorabilia. The house is a wonderful mix of large spaces and private areas, light filled, and with spectacular views from the many windows and balconies of all the main rooms including the bedrooms, the house feels part of its natural environment. It does not seem to matter what the weather is like, you can observe in wonder but still be comfortable and protected.
Generously equiped and very cosy in winter. This is a beautifully designed house with plenty of space for privacy if you want it but also a very sociable hub in the heart of the house. We stayed in winter but it was so warm, heated floors, roaring fires, electric blankets and sun streaming into every room. It was a pleasure to be there. A fair drive to most places but worth it for the peace and quiet perched on top of the hill amongst the trees. We will come back!
We spent the long weekend in this magnificent home. It was beautifully designed & tastefully decorated. Everything needed to ensure a comfortable stay was provided. The surroundings are private with amazing views. Loved it!
The perfect place to stay – serene and special with spectacular views. It has everything you could wish for with great attention to detail, is very spacious, and quiet with magnificent views across the forest and ocean. It's wonderful to relax in front of the open fireplace in the Great Room after a leisurely day exploring. Double glazed windows and central heating keep the inside comfortable, and you can relax anywhere inside or outside on the deck chairs or hammock, or watch birds in the treetops from the deck. Ideal spot for writers, artists and anyone wanting a relaxing holiday. Highly recommended.
If you want guaranteed kangaroos and the perfect luxurious hideaway Yarrawa Hill is the answer. Take luxurious snacks, booze, food and settle in. It's superbly isolated so you will have the peace to finish writing the bestseller. Go exploring, cook up a storm, and the sea is a easy drive away. If you don't fancy cooking, nearby Bowral is awash with restaurants. The wonderful extra is the interior decoration which is so beautiful and clearly gathered with love and affection. Everywhere you look you have the perfect vista, inside and out.