Welcome to Iona Cottage

Thank you for your interest, Iona Cottage is not available for rentals from December 2016 until further notice.

Iona Cottage is a beautiful thatch-roofed Cape cottage situated at the top of the historic village of McGregor. Built in 1885, Iona  is one of the original McGregor homes. The play of light on the thick whitewashed walls will transport you into another world of peace and charm. With its open fireplace and old wooden roof beams, this is a perfect romantic getaway.

McGregor is home to many artists and located on the Robertson valley wine route, just under two hours drive from Cape Town. The village is considered the best preserved mid-nineteenth century townscape in the Western Cape. Come here to dream, to think, to reconnect with yourself, or simply to relax and enjoy the friendly village ambiance.

You can buy addictive locally baked bread and other delicacies at the Saturday morning market. But if you don’t feel like whipping up comfort food in Iona’s kitchen, there are several excellent restaurants and coffee shops just down the country lane. You can unwind with a range of relaxing treatments – jin shin jitsu, aromatherapy massage, card readings yoga – all provided by professional local therapists. Go for walks in the nearby nature reserves, taste the valley’s wonderful wines, swim in the dam, walk the Boesmanskloof trail across the Rivierssonderend mountains to Greyton. The choice is yours, come and feel the magic.