1 Bedrooms | 1 Baths
From NZ 995 per Night
Shepherd’s Cottage, Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand Vacation Rental
Indulge in a simpler way of life. Set high on the hill, with an uninterrupted view of the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the snowy peaks of the Kaikoura Ranges in the far distance, this charming and secluded rural retreat, less than two hours from central Christchurch, makes a perfect romantic getaway.
On arrival at Annandale, one of our drivers will escort you on a spectacular 30-minute 4WD journey across the cliff-top farm tracks to this exclusive and remote property, previously only enjoyed by generations of Annandale shepherds. Now it has been carefully restored and extended to ensure a romantic and memorable stay: relax in the outside bathtub at the end of the day and snuggle up on the sheepskins in front of the open fire, before heading upstairs to the warm bedroom under the eaves.
Whether you are celebrating a relationship or getting over one, writing a book or just reading one, the isolation and historic ambience of this unique location will inspire you.
If you wish to spend some of your time at Annandale improving your kitchen skills or finding out more about New Zealand cuisine, take advantage of a cooking class with our on-site chef. Without even having to leave the property, you can specify what you’d like to learn about and spend a wonderful day transforming fresh produce into delicious dishes with the help of a professional. Alternatively, for an off-site experience, nearby Akaroa has its own cooking school, offering popular themed courses during which a guest chef inspires his or her students with fresh, local ingredients and expert techniques. Contact us to find out more about these tantalising options.
There are lots of ways to discover Annandale and the surrounding region, and plenty of friendly local guides ready to ensure you get the highlights, no matter how short your stay. Take to the skies in a helicopter for a bird’s eye perspective of the dramatic landscape, for example, or let a local fishing expert take you out in a boat or to one of the nearby rivers. We would be happy to tailor an experience just for you, or you are welcome to contact a local tour operator to discuss your requirements.
Just as the tide ebbs and flows, the seasons and colours of the 4,000-acre Annandale farm change throughout year, from luscious greens in spring to tussocky golds by autumn, and we encourage guests to explore and be as hands-on as they like
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children are welcomed
Some homes allow events, please ask
Cleaning fee applies
Includes NZ 15% GST and breakfast & dinner
Pricing per night
2 night minimum stay
Rates vary depending on time of year and number of guests
High season and holiday rates are higher
50% down to book
Balance due 60 days prior
Please bring proof of identification
Travel insurance recommended
All bookings are final
Rates and fees subject to change without notice
|Rates From||€ 700|
**All starting rates are low season rates. Rates are now quoted based on occupancy and use. Please call or inquire for individual group rates.**
Endless Ocean and Farmland Views
Enjoy an Outdoor Bath And Gardens
Additional Options (Pricing Tbd)
Take a Guided 4wd
Watch Sheep Dogs at Work
Enjoy the Atmosphere of The Shearing Shed
Hire a Private Kayaking
Nature Cruises Powerboat
Fishing and Diving Charters
Penguin Viewing Tours