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Nina's Place at Millstone Pottery, McGregor

SuperhostMcGregor, Western Cape, South Africa
Private room in house hosted by Nina
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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9 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Newly renovated double room in delightful old Cape home circa 1880 with own entrance and off-street parking. The house has a thatched roof, traditional reed ceilings and wooden floors. The room is inside our house and not sound proof. It is adjacent to Millstone Pottery and Gallery where hosts Paul and Nina have been making wood-fired pots for 20 years. Located in well-preserved 19th century Cape village.

The space
The room is light and airy with an en-suite, private bathroom. It has a Victorian-style double bed with crisp, percale cotton bedding and fluffy white towels. The bathroom has a handmade wood-fired washbasin and tile panel from the hosts' pottery studio, as well as their unique drinking vessels. Tea and coffee facilities are provided.

Guest access
Guests have access to off-street parking close to their room. They are welcome to interact with the host potters Paul de Jongh and Nina Shand in their pottery studio next door. Paul and Nina have been living in McGregor for 20 years, so have a wealth of knowledge about the area to share. A breakfast basket is provided on request for guests to eat on their outdoor stoep or in their room. No kitchen facilities are available to guests.

Other things to note
We have a swimming pool which guests are welcome to use in the summer months. It is an open pool and so the room is not suitable for small children. There is an abundance of mosquitoes in the summer months. Also note that the room is inside our house and not sound proof! We have 2 cats and a dog which do what cats and dogs do, as well as a 12-year old son.
Newly renovated double room in delightful old Cape home circa 1880 with own entrance and off-street parking. The house has a thatched roof, traditional reed ceilings and wooden floors. The room is inside our house and not sound proof. It is adjacent to Millstone Pottery and Gallery where hosts Paul and Nina have been making wood-fired pots for 20 years. Located in well-preserved 19th century Cape village…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Pool
Heating
Free parking on premises
Lock on bedroom door
Wifi
Breakfast
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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McGregor, Western Cape, South Africa

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 2½ha plots. By 1905, all the land had been bought by 19 smallholders and farmers.

Tourists visit the village for its traditional architecture, its quiet streets, mountains, birdlife, wine, balmy winters, and hot, 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 9 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.

For more on where to stay and what to do when visiting McGregor, please visit the official McGregor Tourism website.
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…

Hosted by Nina

Joined in October 2016
  • 35 Reviews
  • Superhost
During your stay
In line with our philosophy that life and work should not be artificially separated, we relocated to McGregor and eventually found a property that affords us the privilege of working and living in the same place. We prefer to sell our work directly to our customers, thereby strengthening the link between the maker and the user. All too often, people buy things with no regard to who made them or where they came from, thereby alienating them from the creative process. Selling direct also means we can keep the price of our handcrafted pots more affordable.

We are happy to demonstrate our craft and our working pottery is open to view. We are also open 7 days a week. Visitors are welcome to browse and enjoy the environment. Wood-firing workshops are given, using the four wood-fired kilns, to groups wanting to experience this ancient and time-honoured process.
In line with our philosophy that life and work should not be artificially separated, we relocated to McGregor and eventually found a property that affords us the privilege of worki…
Nina is a Superhost
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    Things to know

    House rules
    Check-in: After 12:00 PM
    Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
    No smoking
    No parties or events
    Pets are allowed