Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
Rustic luxury at its very best, Shepherd's Cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway for two.
In an area of outstanding beauty lies Annandale, a 4,000 acre farm escape, across which are scattered four award-winning luxury villas, one of which is Shepherd’s Cottage. With ten kilometres of coastline, Annandale boasts 500 cattle and between 7,000-14,000 sheep. The aim is to breed the finest stock for the most delicious meat and best quality wool, while providing farm-to-table cuisine.
Indulge in a simpler way of life at the Shepherd’s Cottage, set high on the hill with an uninterrupted view of the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Ranges. Previously only enjoyed by generations of Annandale shepherds, the cottage has been carefully restored and extended to ensure a romantic and memorable stay. Relax in the outside bathtub at the end of the day, then snuggle up on the sheepskins in front of the open fire before heading upstairs to the warm bedroom under the eaves.
Explore Annandale’s coast where wildlife is abundant: encounter acrobatic Hector's Dolphins, fur seals, blue penguins and seabird colonies.
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