Moonlight Cottage

 - our most romantic cottage

This cottage is decorated in calm, soothing shades which compliment the outdoors.

Moonlight is a very private, restful cottage, surrounded by fruit trees and lavender, with views over tussock rock gardens and lawns towards tranquil rural scenes with a backdrop of the Pisa mountain range and big blue skies in summer. A gentle creek meanders past the cottage.

This cottage is equally as nice as Rascal Cottage and is very popular with guests seeking a romantic getaway in a truly special location. A favourite with our honeymooners.


"Stunning cottage in a beautiful environment.

We have loved Moonlight Cottage and will be back.  Thank you - we wish we could stay forever!

Laura and Geoff, Dunedin

Even the local birdlife love this cottage! In spring, quail can be seen searching the nearby gardens for a suitable nesting site and in summer baby ducks learn to swim in the creek. When the fruit trees ripen, these same ducks become a little bolder and sneak quietly past the cottage to feast under the fruit trees (plums, nectarines, cherries) then sit contentedly nearby enjoying an afternoon siesta (too full to move!) or cool off in the creek.

This is the best place we have stayed in NZ; iPod dock: please let the rest of NZ know of these wonderful devices! Wish I could have picked it up and moved it closer to home! Congratulations, superb!

Rochelle and Steve, Wiltshire, UK

The photographs really do not do justice to the beauty or the privacy of this cottage - come and see for yourself how truly restful it is!

We have no words to describe how thankful we are for your hospitality and kindness towards us.  We absolutely love your property and can't wait to come back.  Thank you for the amazing Valentine's dinner - we appreciate every detail and thought you put towards it to make it such a special night for us.  You both went above and beyond. Congratulations for owning such a beautiful place and we look forward to recommending Burn Cottage Retreat to our friends and family.

Mari Ani and Ernie, Singapore

Cottage features include:

  • WIFI
  • King size bed with fine bed linen, electric blanket
  • Ensuite bathroom with tiled shower (great water pressure!), heated towel rail, toileteries and hairdryer
  • Fully equipped spacious kitchen with microwave, cook top and fridge freezer
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Entertainment system with CD, USB, radio, Ipod dock
  • Freeview TV/DVD, DVD library, books and magazines
  • Writing desk
  • Leather lounge suite and cosy gas fire
  • Spacious deck with its own barbecue
  • Separate carport with plenty of parking space
  • Complimentary bowl of home grown Meyric walnuts from our trees

A special holiday which will remain in our memory for a long time.

The hospitality exceeded all expectations and we feel totally spoilt and rejuvenated.  Thanks!

Gerald and Geraldine, Lower Hutt




Moonlight Cottage Tariff:

Cottage Only:

NZ$245.00 per night from 1st May to 31st October(GST inclusive) 

Minimum 1 night stay

NZ$255.00 per night from 1st November to 23rd December (GST inclusive)

Minimum 2 night stay

NZ$265.00 per night from 24th December to 7th January (GST inclusive)

Minimum 3 night stay 24th Dec to 1st Jan

NZ$255.00 per night from 8th January to 30th April (GST inclusive)

Minimum 2 night stay

Special rate of NZ$235.00 per night per cottage if staying for 3 nights or more, excluding Christmas/New Year and Easter (GST inclusive)

Rates for stays over 7 nights by enquiry.


Continental Breakfast Hamper for two people: $40.00 inluding homemade muesli and preserves, local juices and fresh free range farm egg for guests to prepare in preferred way in fully equipped cottage. Delivered evening before for your convenience.
(GST inclusive)


Cheeseboard Platter with salami, chutneys and a bottle of local wine


NZ$75.00 (GST inclusive)

Moonlight Cottage has been a true home away from home.

Your attention to detail is amazing and hospitality second to none.

Barry and Soraya, Tauranga NZ

Burn Cottage Retreat environment includes:

  • Mountain bikes - free of charge - so you can explore the area
  • Guest Laundry - free of charge
  • Beautiful gardens and landscaped grounds
  • Wide open spaces to walk or relax
  • Fresh herbs, produce and fruit - help yourself to gardens when in season
  • Spectacular star studded night skies
  • Pet sheep and playful lambs
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