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Yarrawa Hill - An Art Lover's Retreat near Robertson with Bush and Ocean Views

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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As featured in Home Beautiful magazine and Highlife magazine, Yarrawa Hill is the stunning 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. Only two hours from Sydney or Canberra, it is a true escape into a nature and art lover’s paradise. ARCHITECT-DESIGNED WITH RAINFOREST AND OCEAN VIEWS 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 a...As featured in Home Beautiful magazine and Highlife magazine, Yarrawa Hill is the stunning 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. Only two hours from Sydney or Canberra, it is a true escape into a nature and art lover’s paradise. ARCHITECT-DESIGNED WITH RAINFOREST AND OCEAN VIEWS 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 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. AN ART AND ANTIQUES PARADISE The Great Room is at the heart of the home, with soaring ceiling and double height glass walls on three sides to maximise the sea and bush views. The huge open fireplace and large leather couches make this space ideal for relaxing in summer and winter. The modern glass and steel design of the home is balanced by the blackbutt timber floor and a stunning collection of antique Indonesian furniture and artefacts, adding a deep sense of warmth and character: • 19th century Indonesian teak doors throughout • Dutch colonial four poster beds, one from the 18th century and two from the late 19th century • Early 20th century colonial furnishings including tables and mirrors, crafted by Javanese and Chinese makers • Antique round Indonesian dining table for lazy brunches and long dinners • Javanese wooden figurines • Large antique chests from Madura, an island off the coast of Java • Earthenware jars and plates from Lombok • Floor tiles from Surabaya • Antique daybeds • Original artworks, Mexican terracotta collection, theatre posters, music sheets, and other curios from global travels BEDROOMS The three bedrooms at Yarrawa Hill offer privacy and space. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are near to one another in what is called the East Wing. Bedroom 3 is on a lower floor. Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor, near Bedroom 2: • Double bed • En-suite bathroom • Adjoining study and conservatory sitting room, opening onto one of the decks with remarkable views over the bush and towards the ocean; hammock, teak lounger and outdoor table and chairs. • The conservatory sitting room also has a bar, fridge and microwave, in addition to the kitchen facilities in The Great Room. Bedroom 2 is on the ground floor, near Bedroom 1: • Double bed • En-suite bathroom with full bath (not spa bath) • Adjoining study and sitting room Bedroom 3 is on the lower floor: • Very large double bed • Open fire • Lounge area • En-suite bathroom • Under-floor heating throughout • Private deck FACILITIES • Open fireplace in the Great Room, firewood provided. • Two woodburners • Central heating, double-glazing throughout and excellent insulation mean comfortable temperatures in winter and summer • Three large decks with remarkable bush and ocean views, hammock and outdoor furniture • Open plan state-of-the-art kitchen with stainless-steel work surfaces, breakfast bar, gas hobs, electric oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and walk-in pantry • All kitchen equipment and crockery provided • Gas and wood-burning barbecue facilities • Large rear paved patio with rainforest garden • Large flatscreen TV and sound system • Double carport • Good 3G reception ACCESSIBILITY There is parking adjacent to the front door at ground level. The common areas and two of the bedrooms are wheelchair accessible and have walk-in showers. WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY “The reaction of visitors, including us, upon entering the main room is WOW! It is elegantly and eclectically furnished with beautiful Indonesian furniture, and film and music memorabilia. It is a wonderful mix of large space and private areas. “Light filled, 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. We have been there during hot summers, cold weather, storms and racing fogs, the house allows you to observe in wonder but still be comfortable and protected. “Part of the joy is the flora and fauna. In season, the bush is full of flowers. There are lots of rosellas, lorikeets, cockatoos and the occasional eagle off the escarpment as well as resident lyre birds. Wallabies are regular visitors and wombats are around most nights (best seen around dawn or after dusk).“ – Des and Anne-Marie, May 2018More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Refrigerator
Porch
Alarm Clock
Washer
Water Views
Blender
Outdoor Dining Area
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Microwave
Shared Garden
Balcony
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
Deck
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Yarrawa Hill beautifully captures the essence of tranquility, warmth, & fun. The views all the way to the coast, & private bush surroundings, are amazing - whether enshrouded in mist & rain or bathed in sunshine. There are numerous balconies, a massive atrium style lounge...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank melindam635
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Yarraw Hill is the perfect place to stay. 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 fire place in...More

Date of stay: March 2013
Thank DW785
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Take luxurious snacks, booze and whatever you want to eat and settle in. No need to leave the building . It's superbly isolated so you will have the peace to finish writing the best-seller. The kids can go exploring, you can cook up a storm...More

Date of stay: December 2012
Thank HLINSTEAD
Reviewed 12 August 2012

We were privileged to stay at Yarrawa Hill recently for our wedding anniversary weekend, and it surpassed our expectations in every way. We knew this would be something special from the get-go, but were in no way prepared for the ways in which this property...More

Date of stay: August 2012
1  Thank SpiritedAway
Reviewed 15 November 2011

Yarrawa Hill was a charming, charismatic home. A home away from home with total privacy. Glorious views on the south coast of NSW, especially at night. We felt we were amongst the trees ,but yet so close to Robertson. A fun weekend with great friends....More

Date of stay: November 2011
Thank Christine S
Management response:Responded 15 November 2011

So glad you had a good time. Many thanks for this nice review; do come back one day.

About the Owner
Miriam M
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2010
Interaction with guests
The property is managed by Michael Robinson on behalf of Miriam. Michael lives close to Yarrawa Hill and welcomes guests on arrival, and is contactable by phone during their stay should they have any questions or need assistance.
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Robertson is the ideal holiday base for exploring the Southern Highlands, Illawarra and South Coast, or for a stress-free weekend escape. Robertson village (3 mins drive) has all the essential services you will need including groceries, a doctors surgery, pharmacy, restaurants and more. Nearby conservation areas offer outstanding walking, photographic opportunities, waterfall viewing, mountain biking and more. Fitzroy Falls, Carrington Falls and Minnamurra Rainforest are must see experiences, and for the adventurous the Illawarra Fly Tree Adventures offers a treetops walk above the rainforest canopy. There are also numerous gorgeous historic villages within easy driving distance including Bowral, Berrima, Kangaroo Valley, Berry.
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The property is secluded offering total privacy and relaxation. There is however no public transport to the home. You will require a car or need to arrange private transportation to access the property.
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