Tanagra Guest Wine Farm
Self-catering historic wine farm and distillery
Minimum booking: 2 nights
Rates: Bottle Brush & Gumtree, R1000 per night; The Loft & Garden Cottage R1150 per night; Faraway R2500 per night (4 guests); Hill Cottage, R1300 per night
* 50% deposit required to confirm reservation
Distance to McGregor 4,76 km
Tanagra is an idyllic wine and guest farm with character in the McGregor Valley providing a stylish and yet authentic countryside experience in comfortable and tastefully furnished accommodation for the wine and nature lover. Tanagra is a wine farm surrounded by vineyards, indigenous fynbos and mountains. It is located 4.5 km outside McGregor and adjoins the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve.
Relax under the magnificent old wild fig tree in the garden or at the pool, watch the birds, which are there in abundance, stroll along, swim or go fishing in the big dam, go for anything between a leisurely walk on the farm to a more serious hike in the adjoining Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, go biking (various mountain bike trails available on the farm and in the vicinity), explore McGregor or just sit with a good book and a glass of wine and chill out on your verandah on a lazy afternoon or relax under the amazing Karoo stars.
Tanagra offers 6 units, 3 cottages (Garden Cottage, Hill Cottage, and Faraway), 2 apartments (Bottlebrush and Gumtree) and the Loft studio. Most units are located around the old historic Tanagra homestead and the boutique wine cellar, which are canopied by a giant wild fig tree. (The Hill Cottage and Faraway sit in the midst of fynbos away from everything and everybody).
All units have their own unique character, are tastefully furnished with the intention to provide a naturally elegant farm ambience (see e.g. stone structures, reed ceilings, carefully chosen equipment) and boast scenic views on mountains and/or dam. Please note that all units sleep 2 adults (exceptions possible for Loft studio and Gumtree Apartment on request). Faraway is a 2 bedroom cottage sleeping 4 persons.
All units are fully equipped for self-catering.
Garden Cottage – R1150 per night
Spacious and tastefully furnished one-bedroom cottage (sleeping 2 adults) situated close to the swimming pool while still providing privacy. Extralarge Kingsize bed (with mosquito net). Fully equipped separate kitchenette (gas hot plates), en-suite bathroom (toilet and shower and electric heater), fireplace (indoors) and large private and covered verandah with inbuilt fireplace/braai and scenic views on the mountains. Private deckchairs in the garden.
Bottlebrush and Gumtree apartments – R1000 per night
Two charming, spacious and tastefully furnished one-bedroom apartments (sleeping two adults each) as part of the large guest wing attached to the old Tanagra homestead. Wooden floor and high vault reed ceilings make these apartments light and airy. The kitchens are fully equipped (gas hot plates). Extrlarge Kingsize beds with ceiling fans & mosquito nets. Fireplaces (indoors). Private entrance and a private (and covered) verandah with scenic views on the mountains. En-suite bathrooms with electrical plugs and heaters(toilet, walk-in shower and bath in Bottlebrush; toilet and shower in Gumtree). Private braai places and deckchairs in garden
Loft Studio – R1150 per night
Very spacious studio above the old Tanagra winery with adjoining large wooden and sunny deck providing scenic views over the mountains and the beautiful farm dam. En-suite bathroom (toilet and shower). Fully equipped kitchenette. Indoor fireplace. Extralarge Kingsize bed. Private ‘lapa’ with braai (and hammock) next to the dam.
Hill Cottage – R1300 per night
Very private and romantic cosy cottage set amidst indigenous fynbos and overlooking the Tanagra vineyards with breathtaking views over the McGregor valley. Fully equipped one-bedroom cottage (Queen’s Bed – with mosquito net) with large kitchenette area, open fireplace, en-suite bathroom (toilet, walk-in shower and bath, heater). Private plunge pool with scenic views in valley. Large shaded verandah with fireplace/braai.
Faraway – R2500 per night
A new eco-friendly architect’s cottage built at the most solitary spot at the farm. Just fynbos, mountains, endless skies,and silence.Large windows make you feel like living in the landscape ! 2 bedrooms (one with Kingsize bed, the other with 2 twin beds), each en-suite, and kitchen/lounge/diningroom with open fireplace. Large shaded front stoep with plunge pool and braai attached and spectacular views into the Robertson valley and on the Langeberg mountains. Back stoep with another braai and hammocks and lovely view into Riviersondereend mountains
Your hosts Anette and Robert will give you a warm and personal welcome and gladly show you the farm and introduce you to the Tanagra wines in private wine-tastings. Guests have the choice between keeping privately to themselves (all units secure your privacy) or joining each other in the garden (and winery). The units are fully serviced every third day. Free WiFi (not at Faraway). English and German spoken.
Guests are welcome to assemble a breakfast basket with homemade and local farm products.
All units have (unless indicated otherwise):
• King-size beds (Queen bed in Hill Cottage)
• Private patios / verandahs with scenic views
• Open fireplaces (indoors) and outside braais
• Fully equipped for self-catering: bed linen, bath towels, pool towels, and fully equipped kitchen
• Coffee / tea facilities
• Free WiFi (not at Faraway)
• Heaters & fans
• Farm and area information file
• Units all non-smoking (though guests are of course welcome to smoke outside)
• Private parking (undercover)
• Swimming pool (with braai area) (private plunge pools at Hill Cottage and Faraway)
• Garden with sun loungers and deck chairs and featuring a magnificent old wild fig tree providing pleasant shade on hot summer’s days
Please note that we deliberately did not equip the rooms with TV to stress the peaceful and private character of your countryside escape. (Sports enthusiasts can watch the rugby at the pub in McGregor or via their free Wifi.)
Wine experience at Tanagra
Tanagra is a boutique wine cellar producing hand-crafted distinctive wines (mainly noble red wines). A small boutique distillery has been at work since December 2009, producing top-range European style Grappas and Eau de Vies. You will get personally introduced to the cellar and the Tanagra wines by the owners and your hosts Anette and Robert.
IncludedTanagra Guest Wine FarmWheelchair accessHeatingServiced (on request)Non-smokingSwimming poolGardenIndoor fireplaceParkingTea/coffeeBraai/barbecueFully equipped kitchenWifiLinen and towels
Not IncludedTVDSTVLocked safeAccommodation onlyThatched roofBreakfastPets by request