Borders Retreat, Cosy Character Cottage Greytown

Bach or holiday home | Greytown | #36528

9.8/10 (22 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Private, quiet, character cottage with cosy woodburner and comfortable beds.
  • Walking distance to cafes and boutique shops in Greytown.
  • Close driving distance to Wairarapa Vineyards and Golf Courses

Borders Retreat is a delightful character cottage, situated on a quiet street, tucked away amongst trees with a private driveway for parking.

There are three bedrooms to choose from, the sumptuous mezzanine bedroom, the sunny garden bedroom with french doors out to the garden or the twin bedroom with two single beds. The downstairs bedrooms can be closed off from the rest of the house, leaving the mezzanine bedroom perfectly cosy in the winter with the logburner going.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, separate dining area and is just a five minute stroll from the gorgeous cafes, restaurants and designer clothes shops in the town and just around the corner from the supermarket. We are also just a ten minute walk from the new rail trail, which is a lovely walk/biking track for families. We are just a few minutes drive or 15 minute walk from the swimming pool and family play park and a five minute drive from the river.

Other facilities include:

Laundry, BBQ, outside dining area, bathroom with shower.

Borders Retreat is very cosy in winter with all firewood supplied.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Cleaning is included in the tariff, but the cottage is to be left tidy please. Please state when booking, the initial price for 2 adults is for the use of 1 bed, if 2 beds are needed then there will be an extra charge.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Garden Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Mezzanine Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Twin Bedroom

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
24-Oct-17 to 24-Jan-19
$150+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $25/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (22)

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  • A lovely place

    A lovely place.

    rowean360 100%|6x Oct 2017

  • Amazing Bach, in a great location

    Amazing Bach, in a great location. We had a wonderful stay, lovely touches throughout the property and very well appointed. We couldn't have wished for more. I would not hesitate to recommend Borders Retreat to anyone.

    saskow531 100%|17x Sep 2017

  • A cute cottage with very comfortable beds and beautiful linen

    A cute cottage with very comfortable beds and beautiful linen. Loved the little extra's. The breakfast food and homemade lemon loaf were delicious. Highly recommended.

    deidon435 100%|6x Sep 2017

  • Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful home for the...

    Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful home for the weekend. We loved it so much we didn't want to leave! The house was immaculate, warm and welcoming and the extra touches like the soap, muesli and lemon loaf were fantastic. We would recommend this retreat to anyone and we will certainly be coming back. Thanks again Sandra. Eve & Darren (Palmerston North)

    DarrenBe3 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • I have worked in the hotel industry so always pick places to...

    I have worked in the hotel industry so always pick places to bits, just something I cannot help doing. This place was extremely clean and Sandra has obviously done everything she can to make the place feel homely and welcoming. I cannot fault the place even if I tried. - you definitely do not get the feeling of "The Duvet Touch here". My husband and I always bring our own duvet as usually they look dirty or old - this place was spotless!

    thirddog 100%|1x Aug 2017

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