Santosha means contentment and this is what you will find in this gloriously spacious and romantic thatch cottage for two located in a peaceful courtyard garden. The cottage is built in the traditional Cape Dutch style of whitewashed walls, thatched roof, high ceilings and exposed wooden beams with a floor covered in the large local quarry tiles.
Self Catering Accommodation
Santosha is self-catering with all linen and towels provided and it is pet friendly by prior arrangement. The cottage is fully equipped and much thought has gone into making sure that you have what you will need to spend a couple of days (or more) in this warm and relaxed environment. There is a large lounge with two sofas for your comfort, a spacious fireplace and full DStv.
The kitchen is open plan and fully equipped. It has a hotplate, fridge and microwave, cutlery and crockery and enough kitchen utensils to prepare your own meals should you prefer to do so. Tea and coffee is provided. The living area has double stable doors leading onto the garden adding to the overall feeling of light and spaciousness in the cottage.
There is separate double bedroom that has a custom made mosquito net and all bedding provided and a panel heater for the colder days. The bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a shower that is big enough for two. Towels are provided and a hairdryer is available. The bedroom has a stable door leading to the garden.
Because there is a shaded picnic area with braai facilities, you can choose to eat indoors at the table and chairs or enjoy sitting at the picnic table in the much loved garden. The cottage is perfectly located at the quiet top end of the village yet is still close to all local restaurants and nature walks.
Attractions and Activities
There are many reasons to visit the unique, peaceful and charming historic village of McGregor. Time seems to have stood still here; it has been described as ‘the best preserved and most complete example of mid-nineteenth century townscape in the Cape Province’. Most of the buildings are traditionally Cape Dutch in architecture with whitewashed walls and thatched roofs.
McGregor has become a haven for artists in recent years and a variety of art forms from paintings to sculpture and pottery are on display at various country stores, pubs and art galleries. There are also many healers and therapists in the village that offer various modalities and yoga classes are available.
There are plenty of opportunities for walking, mountain biking and hiking and then of course McGregor is the perfect place to use as a base to explore the excellent wine estates in nearby Robertson and surrounding areas.
We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of South Africa.