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Annandale Coastal Farm Escape

Discover Annandale, a coastal farm escape & luxury villa collection on New Zealand’s South Island

By LLM Reporters on 24th September 2015

Are you looking to get away from the daily hustle and bustle of life? Escape with that special someone? Celebrate a big birthday with your family all around you? Experience local culture, farm-to-table cuisine and breathtaking coastal views?

New Zealand’s beloved Annandale Coastal Farm Escape and Luxury Villa Collection is just the place. Situated in an area of outstanding beauty and off the tourist trail, this iconic sheep and cattle farm offers four award-winning luxury villas with relaxed Kiwi-style informality.

Developed in 1843, Annandale was one of the earliest and most renowned farms in New Zealand’s South Island. With 10 kilometers of spectacular and rugged coastline, Annandale boasts 4,000 acres, 500 cattle and between 7,000 and 14,000 sheep. Annandale’s aim is to breed the finest stock through sustainable farming practices for the most delicious meat and best quality wool, while providing world-class luxury accommodation, farm-to-table cuisine and uniquely authentic experiences for our guests.

Guests are offered an opportunity to relax in total privacy and to make the experience their own through exploring the spectacular farm with incredible coastal views, connecting with their surroundings, sharing precious time with friends and family, and indulging in the finest local produce.

Seascape
Seascape is the sparkling jewel in Annandale’s crown set within another picturesque private bay

The centerpiece of this historic farm is the restored five-bedroom Annandale Homestead, sleeping up to 12 guests and with the option of additional accommodation in The Stables. The Homestead’s magnificent gardens and state-of-the-art recreation facilities include an infinity pool, spa pool, gymnasium and tennis court.

Situated in its own private bay lies Scrubby Bay. This luxurious sprawling cedar-clad beach house makes a magical and completely private setting for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of family and friendship featuring its own private heated lap pool and jacuzzi. Sleeping up to 6 in three master waterfront suites plus a bunk room for 8, this can accommodate up to 14 guests, all on its own private beach. This place shouts fun, family, friends and luxury.

Seascape is the sparkling jewel in Annandale’s crown set within another picturesque private bay, above which an ultra-modern retreat provides a truly romantic experience for couples. Seascape sums up ‘ubercool’ – sexy, modern, minimal and ‘design fabulous’! For newlyweds, this is the perfect honeymoon hideaway and for others, it is the dream location to celebrate an anniversary or holiday with that special someone.

Shepherd’s Cottage
Shepherd’s Cottage offers uninterrupted views of the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean

Authentic, rustic and thoroughly charming, the historic Shepherd’s Cottage offers uninterrupted views of the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the peaks of the Kaikoura Ranges in the far distance. This historic hilltop hideaway is an inspiring rural retreat exclusively for a couple.

Fresh and delicious local produce is a hallmark of a stay at Annandale. Talented resident chefs prepare original cuisine featuring regional delicacies promoting the locavore philosophy. All ingredients are sourced from the property’s own gardens, farm and local growers and suppliers. To complete this, superb wine matching is available from Annandale’s extensive cellar promoting the very best of what New Zealand has to offer. Our cuisine will be an experience to savour with whichever dining option you choose – from a private chef dinner to cuisine created and delivered directly to your villa for enjoyment at your leisure.

While Annandale offers every luxury and comfort on the inside, it is what’s on the outside that really sets it apart. Guests can experience a 4WD farm tour, mountain biking, hiking, or perhaps even sheep and cattle mustering. The turquoise waters surrounding the property are perfect for water activities, including guided kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing and fishing charters. Or take a nature cruise and see native wildlife, including famed Hector’s dolphins, the rarest and smallest dolphin in the world. Additionally, there are on-site farm-to-table style cooking lessons to sharpen their culinary skills, or they can fly over the area by helicopter for a bird’s eye view of the incredible landscape.

Annandale
Developed in 1843, Annandale was one of the earliest and most renowned farms in New Zealand’s South Island

Annandale captures what is real and unique about New Zealand. It is a striking harmony between land and architecture, where rugged beauty and ultimate luxury rub shoulders, evoking a strong sense of belonging, and providing guests with an authentic setting in which they can tailor their own experience and make their own enduring memories.

Shepherd’s Cottage starts at NZ$695 per night.

To book email reservations@annandale.com and mention Luxury Lifestyle Magazine.

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