Pigeon Bay, New Zealand

Annandale Shepherd's Cottage

Price per night from$899.99

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Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (NZD1,496.25), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Rustic romance


Peaceful Pigeon Bay





Remote and rustic with a charming hilltop aspect, Shepherd’s Cottage overlooks the turquoise waters of Pigeon Bay and the spectacular white-capped peaks of the Kaikoura Ranges. Once providing warm respite for Annandale farm’s shepherds, the cosy cabin has been given a luxe update: sheepskin throws adorn the cream-coloured living room, the bedroom has a comfy king-size bed under the eaves, and outdoors, the alfresco bath tub beckons – it’s surrounded by foliage to spare the blushes of grazing cattle. On chilly evenings, curl up by the roaring fire with a glass of local red and soak up the inspiring Pacific vistas from your window; if you can’t sleep, there’s plenty of nearby sheep to count. 

Smith Extra

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A bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne on arrival; one 'We Create, You Serve' evening meal (pre-prepared dishes delivered to your villa) for two

First Glance

  • This cosy 92sq m cabin looks out over peaceful Pigeon Bay, and has rustic wood-beamed ceilings, a warming log fire and is comfortably decorated with snuggly sheepskin rugs.
  • On the ground floor there’s a comfy living area, a small kitchen and a bathroom with Nellie Tier products. Outside, you’ll find a small secluded terrace with a freestanding bath tub, and upstairs there’s a double bedroom.

Villa highlights

  • Secluded bayside location
  • Uninterrupted ocean vistas
  • Open-air fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

  • The bedroom sits upstairs under the eaves, and has a comfy king-size bed with padded quilts, a chaise-lounge, an armoire and a large window revealing soul-stirring ocean views.

Key kit

  • Free WiFi throughout.
  • TV with DVD player.
  • ipod dock.
  • Outdoor barbecue.
  • Access to a private helipad.
  • Fully-stocked minibar.
  • Fully-equipped kitchen.
  • Luxury four wheel drive cars on-call from your villa (prices start at NZ$70 for four hours)


  • The wooden terrace at the front of the cottage has two chairs perfectly positioned for sea-gazing. Guests can wander Annandale’s sprawling farm estate to their heart’s content – the remote bayside location means you’ll probably have it to yourself (apart from a few sheep).


  • Shepherd’s Cottage is a 30-minute drive over cliff-top farm tracks from Annandale homestead, set amid rolling hills and grassy fields overlooking Pigeon Bay.
  • Christchurch is the nearest international airport, an hour’s drive from Annandale homestead. It’s well served by domestic and international airlines, including Emirates, Quantas and Virgin Airlines. Private transfers are available from NZ$325 each way. It’s also possible to reach the estate by helicopter (prices start at NZ$825 one-way). Call the Smith24 Team for more details.
  • Built on an extinct volcano, the vibrant town of Akaroa is just a 30-minute drive away from Annandale homestead, and has a plethora of cafés, restaurants and shops, as well as various ocean-based activities, from fishing and diving charters to water-skiing and sea-kayaking.

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Price per night from $899.99