There is accommodation available in the potters’ home, adjacent to Millstone Pottery, aptly named Nina’s Place. It comprises a newly renovated double room in the delightful old Cape home circa 1880, with its own entrance and off-street parking. The house has a thatched roof, traditional reed ceilings and wooden floors. The room itself is light and airy, with a private en-suite bathroom. It has a Victorian-style double bed with crisp, cotton bedding, and fluffy white towels. There is a swimming pool which guests are welcome to use in the summer months. The accommodation is pet-friendly.
The village of McGregor has been described as “the best preserved and most complete example of mid-nineteenth century townscape in the Cape Province.” A few scattered houses were built in the early 1800s – some were used for nagmaal, some housed labourers and some were built by people such as the miller and the whipstock maker. The village was officially proclaimed only in 1862 and divided into 2½ hectare plots. By 1905, all the land had been bought by 19 smallholders and farmers.
Tourists visit the village for its traditional architecture, quiet streets, mountains, birdlife, wine, balmy winters, and hot summers. As part of the Robertson Wine Route and host to an annual food and wine festival, McGregor is a wonderful village to visit and remain in to sample wines in one of the nine wineries in the village alone. Surrounded by beautiful, rolling hills, there are a number of walks and hikes.
McGregor is recognised as a sacred site as converging ley lines create a high level of natural energy in the town. As such, the town attracts a number of artists, craftsmen and healers to its quaint, whitewashed cottage lined streets. There is little pollution and the skies at night are filled with stars.