Shepherd's Cottage at Annandale

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    • Historic 1 bedroom cottage designed exclusively for couples
    • Secluded hilltop location with sweeping ocean & farmland views 
    • Beautifully renovated interior with cosy open fireplace
    • Outdoor bath tub & gardens, ideal for relaxing & star-gazing
    • Many walking, hiking & biking trails nearby
    • A host of options for tours, activities & indulgent treatments


Shepherd's Cottage is a historic hilltop property set within a 4,000 acre working farm. Secluded and indulgent at the same time, the cottage boasts a sumptuous attic bedroom and spacious living area, along with uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean and the peaks of Kaikoura Ranges in the distance. This really is the perfect couple's retreat when you want to get away from it all.

This carefully restored cottage oozes charm and has a rural vibe that instantly relaxes. Along with the modern luxuries you’d expect, you’ll be surrounded by genuine farmhouse architecture; swinging wooden gates, a gabled roof and exposed beam ceiling, a covered porch, and a gorgeous wood-burning open fireplace.

Spend your days wandering through the surrounding farmlands, or arrange a picnic to have on the grass while enjoying the breeze and the majestic scenery of the Banks Peninsula. Learn some new skills on a cooking class or by experiencing how it feels to be a farmhand. Or, arrange for a hike and bike tour or take to the water for some refreshing and exhilarating fun.

Back at the cottage there’s a beautiful rustic country kitchen behind a wooden sliding door. It’s small but it’s fully equipped with everything you need to prepare your own meals. A spacious living area with a big sofa facing the fireplace is the perfect place to get cosy with a book during winter. Or, during warmer moths, cool off and relax in the gorgeous outside bath tub before heading up to your private sanctuary under the eaves.

The intimate upstairs bedroom has been designed to take you back to a more simple lifestyle and to embrace the experience of rural living. It is furnished with a king size bed topped with sumptuous linen and plump pillows. A window directly at the foot of the bed allows for light to bathe the room and for spectacular countryside views from the comfort of your bed.

Shepherd’s Cottage is part of a collection of luxury villas by Annandale, a working coastal farm on the Banks Peninsula near Christchurch. Each of the accommodations, including Shepherd’s Cottage, Scrubby Bay, Seascape & The Homestead can be booked separately, or together as part of a wedding, event or special occasion. The team at Annandale can organise a host of activities including tours, cruises, spa treatments, art classes or private cooking lessons from their on-site chef. Contact a Getaway Specialist for more details.

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Your full or partial payment will be processed by the operator directly according to their own terms & conditions.

Shepherd's Cottage at Annandale may charge additional fees not shown above. Please see the information below for further details.

Accommodation Information

Type: Cottages & Cabins
Confirmation: Instant book
Check In: 15:00
Check Out: 10:00
Min. Nights: 2
Max. Guests: 2
Child Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Events: Parties & events are not permitted
Beds: 1 King (or Twin on request)


Payment: Direct to operator
Currency: NZD
Fees: No additional payment fees
Deposit Amount: 25% booking total
Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard, Amex
Balance Due: 30 days prior to arrival
Terms & Conditions: Your booking will be made directly with the operator according to their regular terms & conditions.


Romantic Getaway Country Getaway Exclusive Use Property


Kitchen Dishwasher Microwave
Wood Fire Bath Gas Fireplace
Oven Fridge Outdoor Bath

Optional Extras

In-house Catering Spa Treatments Private Chef
Local Tours Massage Treatments Food Provisioning

Note: Accommodation facilities, inclusions, fees & payment information is subject to change without notice. If you find any incorrect information, please let us know.

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