McGregor Guest Cottage Photography
I am becoming quite a regular at McGregor Guest Cottage photography. And this is thanks to the lovely Mira from McGregor Country Getaways. A little while back I did some work for her, but also photographed 2 other cottages whist there.
There’s something about the little village of McGregor that I find so appealing. I am not sure if it’s just the quiet country lifestyle that attracts me, or because of the lovely friends (old and new) that I have made there. It’s the kind of town where it’s not uncommon to have a herd of cows walking down the street, and where the Saturday morning market sometimes has more dogs than people. In McGregor wine time comes early and ‘stoepsitting’ is part of daily life. I love the eclectic eateries and the hidden art gems. There’s always a peacock or guinea fowl having a chat somewhere close by, and I find the still Karoo air so invigorating, especially early in the morning and at sunset.
The fist cottage I photographed was Francolin Cottage. It has recently had a revamp and now boasts a fresh coat of paint with blue trimmings. Francolin Cottage is managed by McGregor Country Getaways. The main house can accommodate 4 people and there is a garden cottage that can accommodate another 2 guests.
The first bedroom has a double bed with lovely views out into the garden. There is storage space in a vintage cupboard, and yes, they remembered the coat hangers! The bathroom has been newly renovated, and the best part was the wonderful shower pressure and the plush towels.
The second bedroom has twin beds, and ideal for a family with children. There is a second bathroom which has also been renovated with both a bath and a shower.
The living area is spacious and cosy. The decor has a homely rustic feel with touches of India here and there. If you happen to be in the kitchen you will not be lonely as there is a serving hatch inter leading to the dining room area. And if you really want to be part of the kitchen activities, there is a mini lounge area right in the kitchen leading off to the patio. Tea, coffee and rusks are provided for guests to enjoy.
The best part of Francolin Cottage is the lovely outside undercover patio area. It’s the best place to be for morning coffee or to relax with sundowners in the late afternoon. I saw quite a number of bird species while I was out there too.
The garden flat has a sizeable kitchen and living area. There is a bedroom with a double bed and ensuite bathroom.
The second property in my McGregor Guest House Photography project was at Green Gables. These 3 freestanding whitewashed and thatched roofed cottages offer bed and breakfast style accommodation. Meals can be enjoyed in the gorgeous dining area either inside or on the stoep overlooking the village and mountains. Each cottage has 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms. From the cottages there is easy access to the pool area. I must say the lovely pool set within a rustic garden environment and with the mountains so close by looked very inviting!
The last property I photographed is known simply as ‘The Cottage.’ It is owned by the delightful Freddie and Michael who also own Wahnfried Theatre situated right next door. The screeded floors create a cool, light and bright feel. The cottage sleeps 4 in two bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. There us a cozy lounge and fireplace for chilly winter evenings, and a wonderful enclosed living area with stacking doors overlooking an olive grove – the perfect place for sundowners on a summers evening.