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At a Glance

Black Barn Retreat is a two-bedroom ensuited retreat in the heart of the vineyard. Soaring ceilings and a generous open kitchen, dining and living space open out onto a generous terrace for dining and relaxing looking out over the vines. It is a short walk down Black Barn Road to the cellar door and Bistro.

And if you are with us in summer it is an even shorter walk down through the vines to the Black Barn Market on Saturday mornings. That’s where you’ll also find the tennis court available at any time for your use.

Retreat Specifics

  • Location
    Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North.
  • Capacity
    Up to four people in two king bedrooms, each with ensuite.
  • Rate
    Up to four people in two king bedrooms, each with ensuite.
    $750 p/night for 2 bedrooms (1st Feb - 14th Dec)
    $800 p/night for 2 bedrooms (15th Dec - 31st Jan & Easter)
  • Check in/out
    Check-in: 3.00pm | Check-out: 11.00am
  • Minimum Rental
    2 night minimum all year round
    3 night minimum NZ statutory holidays and Mission Estate Concerts
    4 night minimum Easter (Peak rates)
    7 night minimum over Christmas and New Year
  • Payment
    Visa and Mastercard accepted - Sorry no Amex or Diners
    A valid credit card is required to secure and confirm all bookings regardless of payment method.

Terms and Cancellations

A deposit of 40% of the total is required to secure your reservation. The balance remaining is due 30 days prior to check-in.  Minibar, services and incidentals are then due within seven days of your departure unless otherwise arranged with the Retreat Manager.  If payment has not been for the balance of the accommodation at 30 days before check in, this will be charged to the credit card on file.  


Bookings cancelled prior to 90 days from arrival the 40% deposit is refunded in full.

Bookings cancelled between 90 and 30 days of arrival the 40% deposit is refunded less the $250 booking fee.

Bookings cancelled within 30 days of arrival 100% of total is charged.

Terms and Conditions


  • Rooms

    Up to four people in two king bedrooms, each with ensuite (one room available as twin share).

  • Technology

    Stereo with CD player SKY TV/Video/DVD LCD Flat screen TV Wireless Broadband Internet Connection/no charge IPOD connection

  • Cooking

    Large double oven with gas hobs and BBQ grill, microwave, dishwasher. Gas BBQ.

  • Laundry

    Full laundry with washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities.

  • Entertainment

    2 Mountain bikes for guest use. Located on the vineyard at Black Barn is an all-weather tennis court. As a guest you are very welcome to play on this during your stay, if required we hold equipment.

  • Outside

    Separate outdoor verandah. Flat sheltered grassed areas around the barn.

  • Additional

    Open indoor fire. Heat pump / air conditioning in the living areas. 

    $25 per porta-cot


Black Barn Retreat is located right in the heart of the Vineyard just behind but out of sight of Rush Cottage. Surrounded by grapes, almond trees, Olive trees and citrus it looks out from its slight rise above the vines to a vista that stretches right across the beautiful province of Hawkes Bay. It looks from the snowcapped mountains in the west to the ocean and river valleys in the east. Black Barn Retreat is just 30 minutes from Napier Airport, 10 minutes from the city of Hastings and just 5 minutes from the quaint and historic village of Havelock North. It is set right in the heart of New Zealand's premier wine region and many of New Zealand's most famous wine names are literally on your doorstep. Beautiful beaches, golf courses, trout fishing rivers and shopping are all just minutes away.

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Many people who stay at Black Barn Retreat or Rush Cottage simply don't want to leave the property. You are surrounded by several acres of vines and a working vineyard. You are welcome to treat the vineyard as 'your own' while you are staying with us and everything from artichokes to fresh figs to almonds to citrus can be gathered from the property depending on the time of year you are with us. Of course, you can always lend a hand with 'vintage' as well!

When you are with us, the winery is just a five-minute walk through the vines and is open seven days so we can advise you on the location of the best beaches, golf courses, swimming pools and attractions. We can also organise winery tours, garden visits, guided fishing trips to some of New Zealand's best trout fishing rivers and we can also organise to have fully catered meals prepared and presented at Black Barn if you wish. A full compendium to local restaurants and attractions will be in the retreat when you arrive, we also offer a wide range of activities that we are more than happy to arrange on your behalf. You can also view our compendium below.

Click here for our Guest Compendium

Property Rental

As with all our properties, Black Barn Retreat is only available by booking the entire building. While we can provide additional servicing or catering if you wish, the property will be entirely yours for the duration of your stay. Privacy and seclusion are assured. Please note this price includes first mornings breakfast provisions.   All our properties are well patronised with particularly heavy demands during weekends. If a weekend stay is to be part of your itinerary we would strongly suggest you give us as much notice as possible. Sorry, no pets and no smoking in bedrooms. No fireworks are permitted.

Guest Comments

A fantastic retreat - amazing views. Want to recommend Black Barn Vineyards to all my friends! Auckland Hi we took some friends with us for our second visit to Black Barn and again it was superb. We needed to recharge the batteries and did that with the help of some Black Barn vino!! Close to everything and once you get back from the shopping, the roaring fire and good food sets the mood for another relaxing time. Highly recommend and can't wait to visit again. Wellington

I have been staying in Black Barn retreats since 1993, and I always come back. I love the seclusion, the quality and the luxury of the retreats. The staff are so helpful & friendly. I now live in Australia, and have travelled extensively & think the retreats are world class quality. Australia

Just sensational, great place to relax and chill out, absolute credit to all concerned in making the venue such a great place. Tauranga

The Black Barn is an outstanding place to stay - beautifully furnished, simple, tasteful, awesome kitchen and bedrooms/bathrooms. And then there's the view!! French doors open onto a terrace that looks north over the vineyards towards Napier. We even saw the tip of Mt Ruapehu. We had the most relaxing weekend there, not leaving except to eat at Black Barn Bistro - fantastic! Christchurch

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