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Annandale offers a private, luxurious experience. The working coastal farm and four luxury villas are nestled between the rolling hills of the Banks Peninsula and the sparkling water of the Pacific. These private locations feature award-winning architecture and a unique experience. 

Enjoy the exclusive use of the property you choose, where privacy, stunning scenery and the smell of fresh air are guaranteed. Make the experience your own by selecting activities and the level of service that suits your style.

From sunrise to sunset, your private retreat at Annandale is authentic and unforgettable.


Room Information

Romantic luxury in a bay of your own. Seascape is a sparkling jewel in Annandale's crown: a picturesque private bay, above which an ultra-modern retreat provides a truly romantic experience for two. Complete with an outdoor lounge with fireplace, luxurious outdoor spa to relax in view of the private bay, indoor heated floors & fireplace for all season comfort and a super-king bed, perfect for a couple's getaway.

Scrubby Bay
Your bay. Your people. Your time. Warmly embraced on both sides by the surrounding hills and facing a private bay, Scrubby Bay is a magical and completely private setting for gatherings of up to 14 guests. Complete with wi-fi and digital television, swimming pool and spa pool, open fire and deck to relax, chef's kitchen to prepare your specially catered meals and available laundry services.

Shepard's Cottage
Experience isolation & historic ambiance. Set high on a hill with an uninterrupted view of the Pacific Ocean and Kaikoura Ranges in the distance, this charming and secluded rural retreat makes for a perfect getaway location. Complete with a cozy open fire set in a renovated historic fireplace, endless ocean and farmland views and an outdoor bath and gardens. 

The Homestead
A private sanctuary awaits you. Built in the 1880s, The Annandale Homestead has been lovingly restored to create a luxurious five-bedroom villa, in a private and tranquil setting, providing guests with one of New Zealand's foremost Owners Cottage accommodation options. Complete with four master suites and en suite bathrooms, fifth bedroom with bunk beds and two double beds, swimming pool and spa pool, tennis court, gym, significant gardens and decks to relax, wi-fi, digital televisions and available laundry services.

Things To Do

This excursion showcases the best of Pigeon Bay and coastal Banks Peninsula. Tailored to guest’s fitness and weather conditions, your personal guide will share the natural beauty, key points of interest including flora, fauna, historical sites and fascinating geology as well as the abundant sea life of birds, seals, penguins and dolphins.

Farm Tours
Enjoy a guided tour of the Annandale farm. Taking you over rugged tracks whilst experiencing views on some of the higher, more scenic locations on the farm. Your tour will incorporate visiting the historic wool shed, seeing livestock up close and experiencing some of the practical sides of a working farm.

Walking and Hiking
Annandale boasts many spectacular tracks, varying in length and terrain. Roam the property and enjoy the views. Trails vary from moderate to more challenging fitness levels and maps are provided in your villa.

Mountain Biking
Leisurely ride around Pigeon Bay from the Homestead, or discover the farm roads from Shepard's Cottage and beyond. There are complimentary mountain bikes and trail maps for use. 

Clay Target Shooting
Clay-shooting tests the reflexes like no other sport. What better place to enjoy a shoot than in one of Annandale's valleys, led by one of Canterbury's most experienced gun club instructors.



Pigeon Bay, South Island, New Zealand



Available Amenities:

Fitness Center

In-Room Dining

Internet Access

Laundry Services

On-Site Activities


Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.