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Robertson Roundhouse - as featured in Domain

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Not far off the main road, down a little country lane, you will arrive at Robertson Roundhouse – a romantic, hand-built, wooden cottage nestled in private gardens in the heart of the Southern Highlands and under two hours drive from Sydney.

The unique home sleeps up to four guests, and its design is based on a traditional Mongolian yurt. Robertson Roundhouse features:

• a central living room with dining table, couches and beautiful combustion fire (fire-wood provided)

• entertainment facilities including flat-screen TV, DVD player and sound system

• board-games and plenty of books

• well-equipped kitchen including bread maker, and BBQ on deck

• bathroom with shower and plenty of hot water

The queen-sized bed is open plan in main area. A double mattress is located upstairs in the loft, accessed by a ladder.

When nestled by the fire inside, make sure to look up to the beautiful timber ceiling and watch as day turns into night through the many glass windows in this treasured home.

Autumn and Winter provide many beautiful clear days and cool nights. The house is perfectly heated by a slow combustion fire. Electric blankets, blankets and doonas are provided on all beds. Throws are provided in the lounge/sunroom areas for curling up on the sofa.

The expansive verandah makes for a beautiful place to read the papers in the morning, soak up the sun, enjoy a gin and tonic or a cuppa, listen out for the sounds of nature and enjoy a visit from the local King Parrots, Rosellas and Bower Birds that call the gardens home. Robertson Roundhouse is also surrounded by local farms so don’t be surprised to see sheep dotted in paddocks, or hear the occasional moo from nearby cows.

To ensure that the wildlife continue to visit Robertson Roundhouse we have not set it up to be pet friendly and once you have stayed you will understand.

While we do welcome families, Robertson Roundhouse has primarily been set up for couples and singles looking for a quiet getaway in a mystical environment. The home is strictly non-smoking.

NOTE: Also available on the property is the rustic Studio – a special two-level studio full of natural light and surrounded by native wildlife in the midst of nature. Bring along your easel and paints, or sewing machine and let the ambiance and heat from the studio’s combustion stove fuel your creative juices.

The historic town of Robertson is known as the “green heart of the Highlands” and is famous for being the setting for the film 'Babe'. It’s also known for its local pie shop, cheese factory and the “Big Potato” in the middle of town (a tribute to the town’s agricultural history). Situated at the top of Macquarie Pass amid rolling green hills, Robertson is 128 km south of Sydney and a very short drive to Bowral, Mittagong, Berrima and all the other beautiful NSW Southern Highland villages. For details on what’s on in town, including the monthly market and the “crop-swap” that takes place each Saturday, visit

Nearby Attractions

• Robertson’s famous Pie Shop – 1 minute

• Cheese Factory – 2 minutes

• Belmore Falls – 8 minutes

• Fitzroy Falls – 8 minutes

• Carrington Falls – 8 minutes

• Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk – 11 minutes

• Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame – 20 minutes

• Bowral Boutique shopping, restaurants and cafes – 20 minutes

• Kiama Blow Hole – 25 minutes

• Berrima Village and Gaol – 30 minutes

• Jamberoo Action Park – 30 minutes

• Numerous local cool climate wineries within 40 minute drive

Booking Information

We take pride in the cleanliness and presentation of Robertson Roundhouse. It is well stocked and you will find the following:

• Linen – linen and towels are included.

• Kitchen – cleaning spray, tea towels, detergent and dishcloths.

• Pantry – we operate a revolving pantry, you will find oil, salt, pepper, tea, coffee and sugar. Please feel free to leave sealed, non-perishable items for the next guests.

• Bathroom – soap, tissues and toilet paper.

• Fireplace – stocked with plenty of firewood and (as a treat) a bag of marshmallows for toasting.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017


Robertson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours


Very Good! 4/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Robertson Roundhouse - as featured in Domain
average rating of 4.0 based on 12 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 1 of 5

If u like being surrounded by other people's clutter this Yurt is for you.Cockroaches in cupboard, spiders crawling across floor , table on porch was the old wood burner that hadn't got to tip yet, inadequate interior lighting ,generally tired looking interior that needs brightening up and really only accomodation for two .Attached studio more a storage area. Garden has potential to be brilliant but needed pruning. Near main road that was noisy in the weekend evenings and noise from coal trains.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Very dirty

  • 1 of 5

Very dirty-cockroaches in the kitchen and no kitchen utensils.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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South Coast NSW

Quirky and lovely

  • 4 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. Jill even left out marshmallows to roast on the fire! Gorgeous restful gardens birds a well stocked library and many handicrafts .. interesting earthy and modest. Delightful.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

Unique experience

  • 4 of 5

Dear Joy, Many thanks for providing us with a lovely stay. Fire was set, wood available, fridge stocked and comfortable bed awaiting. The birds were beautiful and it is a convenient but private location. Robertson is a lovely village and the Robertson Inn a great place to eat - a notch above usual "pub food".

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Christine, thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so happy that you two had a lovely Stayz. Come again one day, discount applies. Yes, aren't we lucky that the birds love visiting too. Such a variety. Handy for the wedding too for you. Regards Jill
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Robertson, New South Wales, Australia

Excellant Property

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Friday night to a lovely fire and marshmallows to roast. After stopping for a meal at the pizza restaurant in Robertson, we settled in to watch a movie by the fire, while roasting marshmallows and drinking a hot chocolate. You don’t get much better than that!

We spent our days pottering around the highlands which we really enjoyed. It is a beautiful part of the world. The Robertson pub was our Saturday night destination for a meal, the food was great but very busy so make sure you book ahead of time. The Robertson pie shop was another stop to stock up on some goodies. They have an amazing selection of desert pies and also found a few goodies at the Cheese factory.

Thank you Jill, for being so easy to deal with and the late check-out, which I really appreciated. No rushing as you quite often have on the last day. The Yurt is a beautiful place to escape to. It was just what the Dr ordered. The yard and the birds that visit are just lovely and it came to an end all too soon but I am sure we will be back very soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Belinda, thank you so much. Happy yo make your stay so memorable. Please come again. Discount for return visits. Jill
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Mosman, New South Wales, Australia

Very relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

It is is very peaceful setting but not still close to Robertson. Very well equipped and it was nice to have the real fire especially as the weekend we stayed was very cold.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Philip, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Isn't the fire lovely!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

    Optional Costs
    extra adult night: $50 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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