Pigeon Bay, New Zealand

Annandale The Homestead

Price per night from$3,729.34

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Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (NZD6,082.61), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Verandas and farm tables


Down by the bay





Built in the 1880s, luxury retreat Annandale’s fully-restored Homestead villa is a five-bedroom all-suite stay. Relax into a slower pace of life, breakfasts in a farmhouse kitchen, bracing coastal walks, leisurely afternoons on the veranda and evenings by the fireplace. This private stay is part of Annandale’s working coastal farm by New Zealand’s second-largest bay, and has access to the retreat’s gardens, walking and cycle paths, and private chefs that specialise in farm-to-table cuisine. Guests of the Homestead have exclusive use of Annandale’s outdoor leisure facilities and the ability to add on accommodation in loft-style Stables.

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

  • Inside this fully restored 19th-century house you’ll find hardwood floors, elegant decor, a handful of original furnishings and modern fittings; warm yet neutral hues accentuate the dazzling blues and greens of the surrounding landscape.
  • The large honey-hued kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances and kitchenware and has views out to the lawns and Annandale’s kitchen gardens; there’s ample counter space, including a central island and a long farmhouse table for cosy breakfasts (the provisions for which are included too). And adjoining Butler’s pantry links to the bunk room via a hidden staircase.
  • The warm and spacious living room has cushy armchair seating, a fireplace and direct access to a sun porch at the side of the villa.
  • In the library, curl up in front of the fire or enjoy the garden and bay views through the French doors; there’s an inviting L-shaped sofa and a table that’s poised and ready for card games.
  • The elegant dining room has original kauri-wood furniture and a table that seats up to 12 guests.

Villa highlights

  • Veranda views
  • Secret passage
  • Dramatic landscape

Sleeping arrangements

  • Master suite 1 has a king-size bed and direct access to the veranda; in the ensuite bathroom there’s a bath tub and walk-in shower.
  • Master suite 2 has a king-size bed and direct access to the veranda; in the ensuite bathroom there’s a bath tub and walk-in shower.
  • Master suite 3 has a king-size bed and direct access to the veranda; in the ensuite bathroom there’s a walk-in shower.
  • Master suite 4 can be arranged with a king-size or twin beds; in the ensuite bathroom there’s a bath tub and walk-in shower.
  • Bedroom 5 can sleep up to six with a set of bunk beds and two double beds; a secret staircase leads down to the kitchen via the butler’s pantry and there’s an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower.
  • It’s also possible to book the Stables, a self-contained loft apartment that sleeps up to four; it has two bedrooms (one with a queen-size bed and one with twins), a bathroom and a kitchen.

Key kit

  • WiFi throughout.
  • Digital TVs are available.
  • Access to a top-of-the-line gym, with a treadmill, weights, stationary bike, elliptical, floor-to-ceiling windows and changing rooms.
  • Nespresso coffee-machine and supply of coffee.
  • Breakfast provisions.
  • Sonos sound system.
  • Barbecue.
  • Laundry room.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Valet parking.
  • Access to a private helipad.
  • Luxury four wheel drive cars on-call from your villa (prices start at NZ$70 for four hours).


  • The outdoor heated infinity pool is sleek and modern.
  • The 20m long pool is immediately next to the window-walled fitness building.
  • There’s also a relaxing hot tub.


  • The Homestead is surrounded by 15 acres of Annandale's historic gardens, which include a restored Victorian fernery, a heritage orchard, a bay-side walking path, and a kitchen garden.
  • The multiple verandas are dotted with inviting white wicker furniture.
  • Spacious deck with barbecue area.
  • A historic English-style garden has box hedging, sweeping lawns, dry stone walls, and daffodils.
  • Flood-lit tennis court.


  • The Homestead is part of Annandale, a working coastal farm on the Banks Peninsula of New Zealand’s South Island.
  • It’s a 30-minute drive from the French-influenced town of Akaroa.
  • Annadale is right on the edge of Pigeon Bay and has views of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Christchurch Airport is a one hour-and-15-minute drive away; private transfers are available from NZ$325 each way. It’s also possible to reach the estate by 12-to-15-minute helicopter flight (prices start at NZ$825 one-way). Call the Smith24 Team for more details.

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Price per night from $3,729.34