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  • Secluded location for superior privacy during your stay
  • Cosy open fire, set in the renovated historic fireplace
  • Endless ocean and farmland views 
  • Enjoy an outdoor bath and gardens

Experience Isolation & Historic Ambience. Set high on the 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.


1 October 2020 - 30 April 2021

1 Bedroom up to 2 persons $1,595.00

1 May 2021 - 30 September 2021

1 Bedroom up to 2 persons $1,495.00

*upgrade to a Personal Chef dinner: +$595 per night

*Includes NZ 15% GST and 'We Create, You Serve' self-catering concept for dinner & breakfast
** Pricing per night
*** 2 night minimum stay applies during peak season (Dec 15th - Feb 15th inclusive)

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Shepherd's Cottage

    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.

    Shepherd's Cottage Floorplan

    APPROX. SIZE - 92m2

    "Very Special"

    My partner and were in NZ for a holiday over Christmas and it was recommended to indulge here for a few nights. Lyndsay and Paul both true hospitality professionals are hands on when it comes to ensuring you're stay is magnificent. From the delicious food to exquisite comfort in the lodgings every attention to detail is covered. We stayed at the Shepherds Cottage which has a wonderful fire place, out door bath and spectacular views of Pigeon Bay. Our personal award winning chef Chef cooked a private dinner in our cottage and prepared beautiful meals with produce from the farm. If you really want something special then visit Annandale :)

    Cameron Lawless

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    Map of Annandale - Shepherd's Cottage

    Shepherd's Cottage Floorplan

    Floorplan of Shepherd's Cottage