Self Contained Cottages for couples

A haven of peaceful seclusion and quiet relaxation 

Our cottage accommodation is the ultimate retreat for couples, with three private, luxurious one bedroom cottages set amidst a walnut grove and park-like woodland, tussock and hosta gardens, mature shady trees, spacious lawns and views of rural scenes to the mountains beyond.

Set well apart from one another, each spacious cottage is decorated in warm earthy tones creating a light, airy feel.

Thanks for your warm welcome, thoughtfulness, attention to detail and, above all, your generosity. We would love to come back again some time.                         Paul and Mei-Li, Alice Springs, Australia

Cottage features include:

  • WIFI
  • Peaceful rural, garden and mountain views
  • French doors opening out onto a deck area with gas barbecue
  • Double glazing ensures the cottages are very quiet
  • Gas fire creates a welcoming, toasty ambience when the weather turns cooler
  • Open plan style with large bifold windows in both the dining and bedroom areas so guests can really enjoy the clean, fresh Otago mountain air and sunshine
  • Well landscaped to ensure privacy from other guests

Cottages, gardens and hospitality exceeded all expectations and we feel totally spoilt and rejuvenated. Thanks!

Gerald and Geraldine, Lower Hutt, NZ

Relax and enjoy

  • Our fabulous star filled night skies
  • Birdlife and wildlife
  • Our delightful mob of coloured pet sheep - lambing starts in September
  • A fresh bowl of walnuts from our Meyric walnut grove
  • Fresh vegetables from our guest vegetable garden (pictured below)
  • Fresh fruit from the orchard
  • Herbs, rhubarb, chives, watercress, rosemary, mint and parsley
  • Complimentary laundry facilities
  • DVD library, books and magazines
  • Mountain bikes


One of the best places we've stayed. A true "retreat". Look forward to coming back.

John and Diana, California, USA








Had the best sleep since leaving home two weeks ago.  Comfortable bed and soft, cool sheets!  Being a tradesman, I was amazed at the attention to deail. A truly lovely effort.  Barry and Mary, Sydney, Australia

Cottage guests are encouraged to bring their own provisions or Rose can supply a generous continental breakfast hamper with local produce.  Each cottage has it's own gas barbecue or if you wish to dine out, the local restaurants, cafes, orchards and wineries serve the finest regional fare and award winning local wines. 

Our cottages are located 3km from the Cromwell town centre and 2km from the shores of Lake Dunstan and are surrounded by the region's finest vineyards and stone fruit orchards.

We had a very enjoyable, relaxing and peaceful stay.  Lovely night's sleep, beautiful bed.  Certainly a recommendation to friends.

Wendy and Tom, Auckland

 Our central location just off the Wanaka to Queenstown highway means our guests can enjoy easy day trips to Clyde, Alexandra, Lake Hawea, Wanaka, Arrowtown, Queenstown and beyond.

The Otago Central Rail Trail is 25 minutes away in Clyde and there are five ski fields within an hour's drive, making us the perfect destination at any time of year.

Burn Cottage Retreat is a destination in itself, not just a place to stay.

Gift Vouchers

We offer gift vouchers if you would like to treat someone.  These can be customised to suit - you might like to include some local wine, a cheeseboard or a breakfast hamper.


We have a no pets policy.  This is to protect our cottages and gardens for the enjoyment of our guests and to ensure our pets can enjoy their territory without issues from other animals!


As our cottages have been designed and built as a quiet retreat for adults, they are only suitable for children over 12 years of age.


Our cottages are a smoke free environment however guests are welcome to smoke outside.

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