The Homestead at Annandale

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    • Historic 1880’s homestead set on a 4,000 acre working farm
    • 4 master suites with ensuite bathrooms & verandahs
    • Bunk bedroom with bunks, double beds & a secret staircase
    • Swimming, spa pool, tennis court & fully-equipped gym
    • Extensive gardens with flowers & fruit-bearing trees
    • Outdoor seating with spectacular ocean views
    • A myriad of options for tours, activities & indulgent treatments


Step into the elegance of a bygone era in the lovingly restored Annandale Homestead. Within this tranquil and private enclave you will find five luxurious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, expansive gardens, shaded verandahs, and variety of leisure facilities for everyone to enjoy. This is just the place to bring the family or group of friends for a secluded country getaway or special occasion.

Built in the 1880s, this luxurious country retreat is set on a 4,000 acre working farm on the Banks Peninsula, not too far from Christchurch on the South Island. Here, there are plenty of options to do everything, or nothing… the choice is yours. Explore the extensive farm and the 10-kilometre coastline that borders the property. Meander through  the Homestead’s gorgeous garden with its stone walls, colourful flowers, and exotic plants. Enjoy the nearby beach or the heated swimming pool. You can also try an invigorating game of tennis or you can sweat it out in the onsite gym.

When it's time to wind down, a soak in the sumptuous spa pool is in order to ease those aches and pains while enjoying stunning views. Then, relish a farm-to-plate dinner prepared by the resident chef. Most of the food served here is grown on site, ensuring its quality and freshness. If you’d prefer to cook for yourself, you can cut a few flowers, some salad leaves, or even grab some lemons from the kitchen garden - it’s all yours.

The owners have spared no details to make sure that you will have the time of your life, whether enjoying the outdoors or the indoors. Inside you’ll find a large, fully equipped kitchen with a well-stocked pantry, garden views, and a farmhouse table that can fit everyone. The kitchen leads through to a warm and inviting drawing room and library, where you can cosy up in front of the fire and enjoy the garden views through the French doors. 

The Homestead's four spacious master suites all feature a plush king-size bed and a verandah that faces a serene view of the gardens. The ensuite bathroom comes with a lovely free-standing bath tub and a glass-enclosed shower. One of the master suites can be configured to have twin singles upon request.

The fifth bedroom, or the bunk room, can comfortably sleep up to six people. It has a bunk bed, two double beds, and a surprise hidden staircase that leads to the kitchen via the butlers pantry. It also comes with an ensuite bathroom. Next to the house are the original stables, which have been converted into a self-contained and spacious loft that can be booked in conjunction with the Homestead. The Stables can sleep an additional four guests in one queen bed and two single beds.

The Homestead is part of a collection of luxury villas by Annandale, a working coastal farm on the Banks Peninsula. Each of the accommodations, including The Homestead, Scrubby Bay, Seascape & Shepherd's Cottage can be booked separately, or together as part of a wedding, event or special occasion. The team at Annandale can organise a host of activities including tours, cruises, spa treatments, art classes or private cooking lessons from their on-site chef. Contact a Getaway Specialist for more details.

Instant Booking Confirmation

Your full or partial payment will be processed by the operator directly according to their own terms & conditions.

The Homestead at Annandale may charge additional fees not shown above. Please see the information below for further details.

Accommodation Information

Type: Houses & Villas
Confirmation: Instant book
Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 10:00
Min. Nights: 2
Max. Guests: 12
Child Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Events: Maximum 40 guests - Conditions apply
Beds: 3 King, 1 King (or Twin on request), 1 Queen, 4 Single (Bunk)


Payment: Direct to operator
Currency: NZD
Fees: No additional payment fees
Deposit Amount: 50% booking total
Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard, Amex
Balance Due: 60 days prior to arrival
Terms & Conditions: Your booking will be made directly with the operator according to their regular terms & conditions.


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Kitchen Gym Dishwasher
Coffee Machine Microwave Tennis Court
Bath Swimming Pool Oven
Fridge Library Parking

Optional Extras

In-house Catering Spa Treatments Private Chef
Local Tours Massage Treatments Food Provisioning

Note: Accommodation facilities, inclusions, fees & payment information is subject to change without notice. If you find any incorrect information, please let us know.

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