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Burn Cottage Retreat

168 Burn Cottage Road | RD 2, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014
AlizC-1981 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We spent one night at one of the cottages at Burn Cottage Retreat in August, 2014. Originally we booked the B&B room, but thanks to the kind offer of an upgrade, we stayed in the Rascal Cottage. Rose, the owner of the establishment was a very kind, friendly and generous host. She heated up the cottage for our arrival and... More

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Rosie168, Owner at Burn Cottage Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments - we love it when guests enjoy our cottages and whenever possible we upgrade guests to a cottage (at our expense, not theirs) as we know how nice it is for couples to enjoy some peace and quiet and undisturbed slumber! Kindest wishes to you both and we look forward to maybe seeing you... More

Darwin
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

From the moment you walk into the rooms, you realise that the photos don't do these cottages justice. The cottages are scrupulously clean, neat and tidy. The rooms are large and roomy, and the fittings are of a high standard. Leather lounges, fully equipped kitchen, and very high quality bed linen. The owners Rose and Phil meet you on arrival,... More

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Rosie168, Owner at Burn Cottage Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review and you are so right - it is very difficult to get photos to show how our cottages and grounds actually look - they are so much better in real life!! You will be pleased to know the tree is all cleaned up and tidy and we will now get a... More

Healdsburg, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stayed two nights in moonlight cottage. Traveling for a month around the country and what a great break from small hotel rooms. Nice sitting area, kitchenette, outdoor patio, bedroom and ensuite shower. Gas fireplace kept us warm and cozy. Free wireless. We ordered breakfast hamper, about 13 dollars per person. Was perfect to get us going in am, but you... More

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Rosie168, Owner at Burn Cottage Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Vintravel for taking time to review our property (and for your lovely comments!) - we really do appreciate when people take the time to do so.; it helps our business to grow. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and proudly announce we have just won a 2014 Certificate of Excellence thanks to customers like you... More

white hall
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The was the best of 6 places we stayed while in central otago region. We had a warm cozy cottage with beautiful gardens after a long day of riding. We were disappointed we decided to eat out as we would have preferred to stay there and cook out. Everything was clean and tidy and new. The host were accommodating to... More

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Rosie168, Owner at Burn Cottage Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks amy c for your lovely comments. We love it when our guests enjoy their stay with us and everyone seems to love the fresh stone fruit produced here. Central Otago is a beautiful region of New Zealand to live in and we love sharing it with our guests. We hope you are able to holiday with us again some... More

Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Rose and Phil are special people who have created a garden paradise. Their garden goes on and on and they are happy to take you on a personal tour. There's much to do in the area and the Rail Trail is a fun ride for bicyclists. This B&B lived up to the positive reviews. We would happily stay again on... More

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Rosie168, Owner at Burn Cottage Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks MurrayR! We love sharing our cottages and gardens with guests and will happily escort anyone on a guided tour of the property. Our gardens have become so popular we have hosted two weddings here recently which has been fabulous fun - perfect sunshine has helped make the wedding days even better! Autumn colours are kicking in now and everything... More

Nevada City, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Our very favorite home away from home in the entire world. The gorgeous gardens, beautiful cottages, warm greeting, perfect location - Burn Cottages is a must for anyone traveling in this part of the world. Were it not for the lure of the many wineries in the area, we would never have wanted to leave the property. We stayed two... More

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Rosie168, Owner at Burn Cottage Retreat, responded to this review

Wow, what wonderful praise - thank you so very much for taking time to write a review for us. We just love it when guests enjoy our cottages and are able to relax and unwind, especially with a bottle of the fabulous local wines. You might be interested to know we have a film crew here filming our cottages for... More

Troon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights and found Rose & Phil to be the perfect hosts, friendly and helpful without being obtrusive at all. The cottages really are the perfect location to chill out and relax, whilst fitting in some vineyard tastings. We took the opportunity to soak up some sun in the privacy of our gardens, getting an odd visit... More

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Rosie168, Owner at Burn Cottage Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It was lovely meeting you both and we so enjoyed watching you enjoying our facilities and relaxing. So glad you enjoyed the venison burgers - they are a wonderful treat and we do enjoy sharing the bountry of the land and garden with guests. In fact, as I write, Phil is cooking up a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in January 2014 and we highly recommend this cottage. We stayed in the "Rascal" cottage, which was beautifully designed, with an incredibly comfortable bed, all the amenities you could want in the kitchen, lovely swathes of lavender just outside the door and even your own BBQ. I think what sets Burn Cottage apart though, is... More

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Rosie168, Owner at Burn Cottage Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you J878 for your lovely comments. It was so nice meeting you both and watching you enjoy the cottage and the Burn Cottage Retreat environment. This week we have Scottish guests staying who have had a wonderful time sunbathing on the lawn right beside the lavender, then having a BBQ dinner, complete with fresh vegies from the guest garden,... More

Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

You really have to experience one of the cottages, the beautiful woodland - as well as manicured gardens, and the generous but unobtrusive hospitality that is Burn Cottage Retreat! Situated on a country road, it is nevertheless 10 minutes from nearly 25 wonderful Cromwell and Bannockburn wineries = this is the ideal place to stay to explore the wineries, taste... More

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Rosie168, Owner at Burn Cottage Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you EJBSHJ for taking the time to review our cottages. We are so pleased we were able to cater to your needs after all the hard work you put in tasting wines in the region! We now have an exciting new development - a stone schist two bedroomed home situated right in the middle of a vineyard and just... More

Christchurch
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Brilliant cottages full of ambience inside and out in the natural garden surroundings. Peaceful and beautiful amenities add to the overall experience. Not least are the wonderful hosts who are committed to your relaxation. We will be back and recommend this retreat to anyone seeking a change from the run of mill accommodation normally on offer.

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Rosie168, Owner at Burn Cottage Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here. We also hope you had a safe trip home and look forward to seeing you back again for some relaxation next time!! Kindest wishes, Rose and Phil More

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Address: 168 Burn Cottage Road | RD 2, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Cromwell
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Welcome! We'd love to have you stay with us in one of our three boutique, private and romantic self contained cottages or in the luxurious bed and breakfast king size room in our country farmhouse. Our accommodation is secluded and quiet, nestled amidst a walnut grove and spectacular tussock, woodland and hosta gardens, 3km from Cromwell and Lake Dunstan. Surrounded by wineries and orchards, we are centrally located for exploring the Central Otago and Fiordland regions. We offer free guest vegetable garden, free mountain bikes, free WIFI and laundry facilities. Our accommodation is suitable for mature couples who enjoy the finer things in life and wish to relax in beautiful surrounds. ... more   less 
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