• Lemon Tree Cottage, Fossil Hills

Lemon Tree Cottage

  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of staying on a working wine farm, Thornvilla, near the picturesque village of McGregor in the Breede Valley.  

Check-in: 14h:30 | Check-out: 10h00

Minimum stay 2 nights required


This quaint farm cottage sleeps up to 4. Enjoy a soak in the private outdoor KolKol hot tub on a chilly evening, add a crackling fire, an endless starry sky and a glass of wine. It also features a picnic spot at the dam which is 200m away. Pet friendly (max 2 dogs allowed).


The cottage features 1 double room en suite with aircon (bathroom sharing) and 1 x 2 single beds en suite, also with aircon, and a shared bathroom with shower only. 


The cottage is air-conditioned and has a full kitchen, sitting area and terrace. Relax in your own private wood-fired hot tub, soaking in the steaming water on a chilly evening. 


The area's mountainous scenery owes much of its rugged charm to the Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks, dating back to 355 million years ago. This valley can be visited throughout the year as each season reveals a gloriously secret beauty.

The area offers many outdoor activities, arts and crafts, tranquillity and relaxation. Surrounded by mountain trails, fruit orchards, olive groves and vineyards, the village of McGregor has maintained a rural peaceful ambience which is an inspiration to artists. There are walking/hiking trails, mountain biking, bird watching in Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, a pottery studio, art galleries, cob house building and enjoyable meals at one of the many coffee shops, restaurants or pubs.

Explore the wine route of Robertson wine valley and spend quality time relaxing.


Thornvilla is a working wine farm and also produces plums, apricots and various vegetables.

Activities on the farm include kayaking on the dam, bird watching, hiking (spot one of the springboks in the reserve), fishing in the farm dams, picnics, cycling (each cottage has 2 mountain bikes) and just resting.

The name Fossil Hills comes from the fossils that were and are still found on the farm which date back to the fish age of 355 million years ago.


Eat & Drink

Springfield Estate 

Graham Beck Estate

McGregor Winery 

Lord's Winery


Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail 


Cancellation Policy

If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the deposit
If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit
If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the deposit

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Fossil Hills is situated on the farm Thornvilla which has been producing wine since 1950 and has been in the Naudé family for 3 generations.

Lemon Tree Cottage is a perfect weekend getaway for a couple or family of 4 - and best of all, you can bring your fur baby along! Included are the use of 2 mountain bikes and a kayak for fishing or canoeing on the dam which is only 200m away. 


  • WiFi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee Machine
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Fishing
  • Bicycles
  • Secure Parking


  • Stays for Couples
  • For Friends and Families
  • Pet Friendly Stays


01 Dec 2022 - 30 Nov 2023 Midweek
R1,500.00 Per Unit Per Night
01 Dec 2022 - 30 Nov 2023 Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
R1,700.00 Per Unit Per Night

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