Church Gate Cottage - 1-2 family getaway

Bach or holiday home | Lake Tekapo | #26988

8.1/10 (41 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Large open-plan lounge/dining room with excellent wood fire
  • Secluded bushy section with views of the hills
  • A homely family cottage! Not a hotel - a real bach.

A wonderful home for one or two families ready to enjoy holidaying in the Mackenzie Country. Room arrangements suit two couples, a bunkroom for five, and a cozy single room. Right on the state highway yet secluded in a bush-clad setting, conveniently located halfway between Fairlie and Lake Tekapo. Views of Mt Dobson, located right in the heart of Burkes Pass Village. Walks to local sites of historic interest including St Patrick's Church, the Musterer's Hut and the Burkes Pass Cemetery. Lovely sheltered brick patio for relaxing on a sunny day.

Well-behaved pets welcome.

Special conditions: One-night stay available if booking within the week, even on the immediate day. Farms nearby with sheep and cattle, so if you bring a pet it must be kept under control at all times (dog kennel available). No smoking on the property please. Burkes Pass can experience extreme winter weather - come prepared if you are booking a winter holiday! WEDDINGS - A "day rate" is available for people interested in hiring the cottage for use before and after their Burkes Pass church wedding.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Double 1

    Sleeps 2, electric blanket

    1 x Queen bed

  • Double 2

    Sleeps 2, electric blanket

    1 x Double bed

  • Single Room

    Small cozy bedroom, sleeps 1, electric blanket

    1 x Single bed

  • The Bunkroom

    Sleeps 5

    1 x Bunk bed (single over queen)
    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $10.00 per person (required)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Available for day use for groups using the church next door, eg for wedding preparations, etc.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Year-round rate
10-Dec-16 to 03-Feb-18
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (41)

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  • Simple kiwi bach with pretty much all you need for a weekend...

    Simple kiwi bach with pretty much all you need for a weekend skiing.

    jeremyleeming 100%|2x Sep 2016

  • Super cozy house with lots of character!

    Super cozy house with lots of character!

    Rafael Reina 100%|2x Aug 2016

  • Property was exactly what we wanted

    Property was exactly what we wanted. Warm and comfortable. Would be perfect for two families with kids skiing at Dobson & Roundhill.

    GeoffOl1 100%|1x Aug 2016

  • The cottage is what traditional kiwi bach is about

    The cottage is what traditional kiwi bach is about. Clean, tidy, we loved the fire and board games were played every night. We are a family of 7 ( 5 children aged 3 to 18 yrs old) so our 2 teenage sons were not impressed when there was no service (phone or internet) and that made it little bit tricky to keep in touch with each other especially as we had a medical emergency and we couldn't update without driving towards Tekapo for reception. We still enjoyed our stay.

    NicolO95 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • The house was extremely warm and cosy and had everything we needed

    The house was extremely warm and cosy and had everything we needed. The area of Burke's Pass is very interesting to explore too. We were close enough to Tekapo to enjoy Roundhill ski field and the hot pools. Thank you for a great time

    charer245 100%|4x Jul 2016

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