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Fountain Place
R335 to R460
per person sharing
Location: McGregor (Western Cape)
Type: Guest house, Self Catering (4 rooms/units)
Child Policy: Children age 12 and over are charged as adults.
Check in/out: 2:00 PM (in)   11:00 AM (out)
Reviews: (1 review)
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Situated in the unique village of McGregor in the heart of the Robertson wine valley, Fountain Place is housed in one of the oldest buildings in McGregor. Built in 1862 and classed as a Provincial Heritage Site, this traditionally white-washed and thatched building exudes a sense of warmth, friendship and history, along with its reed ceilings and painted bedroom floors.

Fountain Place offers:
• Two guest suites, comprising a bedroom with fireplace, private lounge and Victorian-style shower room. Each bedroom looks onto the delightful walled garden and each lounge has its own entrance onto the vine-covered stoep.
• Tea/coffee/bar fridge facilities in the private lounge.
• English andContinental style breakfasts served in the courtyard (depending on the weather).
• Off-road parking.
• Braai area.
• Wi-Fi

For those of you with young families, or those who simply like to “do your own thing”, there is a further option - two traditionally-built, thatched and whitewashed self-catering cottages, situated only 5 minutes walk from the guesthouse. These are charming and self contained, with a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Pets are welcome and families with young children will be able to relax whilst the children have the freedom to run around and play.

Visit McGregor and you’ll soon see that there’s much more to it than just quaint 19th century white-washed cottages. The biking and walking trails offer breath-taking views and bird-watching opportunities, plus let’s not forget that McGregor lies on the longest wine route in the world, with many boutique wine farms. There’s something about the air of McGregor which instantly releases stress, whilst also re-charging tired batteries. With many and varied places to satisfy your spirit and your stomach, you will never need, or want, to leave the village.

Room info & pricing please note that low season rates are shown in brackets

Suite (2 rooms)
Max guests: 2 guests
Bed: Queen bed
Bathroom: Ensuite Bathroom (Shower only)
Single: R520 to R520
Double: R460 to R460
Child: R0 to R0

Description: Queen-size or single beds, with mosquito net and reed ceiling. Private lounge with tea/coffee facilities and bar fridge. Own entrance onto central vine-covered courtyard.
Self catering cottage (2 rooms)
Max guests: 4 guests
Beds: 3 beds, main is Double
Bathroom: Ensuite Bathroom (Bath and Shower)
Single: R530 to R530
Double: R335 to R335
Extra: R335 to R335
Child: R155 to R155

Description: Plum Cottage is spacious and sleeps up to 4 (double bedroom plus lounge sleeper couch) Almond Cottage is quaint and sleeps up to 4 people (double bedroom plus twin beds upstairs). Both have built-in braai facilities and well-equipped kitchens. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Map & Directions use controls on map to zoom/pan etc

Address: Corner Barry & Meul Street
Latitude: -33°56"38.53' (-33.944035)
Longitude: 19°49"48.32' (19.830090)
Directions: Come into village and you will see a sign for Fountain Place on the right. Take the first turning after that on the right hand side into Barry Street. Go to end and we are on the left, on the corner of Barry and Meul Street. There is a gravel parking area and a gate leading into the property.

Reviews (1 review)

(United Kingdom)   Mrs Chapman 01 February 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fountain Place and the only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is that there isn't a pool on site, although apparently there is a pool at one of the other properties Mark manages just across the road - we didn't seek it out!

The room we had was really lovely with all our needs catered for: the linen is fresh and really good quality; the place is beautifully clean and the interior decoration is lovely; there is a separate sitting area with a fridge and there is a fan and mosquito netting in the bedroom; the shower is big enough for two and there are lots of 'little touches' that make you feel really welcome and special; the breakfast was great and the way in which the table etc is set speaks volumes for the love and care given to ensure guests have a really comfortable stay here.

Jane was away in the UK when we visited but Mark couldn't have made us feel more welcome and we really enjoyed chatting to him too - a very highly recommended stopping off point, especially if visiting the many great vineyards in this area.

Attractions & landmarks

Attraction km
Various wine farms 10
Cape Agulhas 80
Kleinplasie Open Air Museum 45
Birds' Paradise 22


  • Accreditations
    • Local Tourism Bureau
  • Surroundings
    • Wine Farm
    • Countryside
  • Languages
    • English
  • Wining & Dining
    • Breakfast served
    • Caters for Vegetarian
  • Leisure facilities
    • Bar on premises
    • Bird Watching
    • Braai / Barbecue
    • Communal TV
    • Communal Satellite TV
    • Fishing
    • Game Viewing
    • Garden
    • Golf
    • Horse Riding
    • Library
    • Walking / Hiking
    • 4x4 Trails
  • Business & conferencing
    • Internet Enabled PC
    • Photocopy Machine
  • General Facilities
    • Family friendly
    • Fireplace on premises
    • Gay friendly
    • Pets permitted by agreement
    • Secure off-street parking
    • No smoking
  • In all rooms
    • Fan
    • Fireplace
    • Heater
    • No Smoking
    • Tea and Coffee
    • Bed Linen supplied
    • Towels
    • Freezer
  • In some rooms
    • Bar Fridge
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & Ironing board
    • Internet Ready
    • View
    • Fully Equipped
    • Microwave
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine
    • Oven

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