In the manor house that used to serve the mill, Green Gables is a good place to escape; it's a family-run affair, and the Meyers are proud of their hospitality and food. The house, which was built in 1860, is decorated with antiques and feels very much like an upmarket home. The self-catering unit is in a converted old barn with a freestanding Edwardian slipper bath—a great touch. Expect good linen, brass bedsteads, country-style decor, and friendly hosts. This family also runs the Miller's Pub and the Green Gables restaurant where all the locals hang out, which is always a good sign. You can eat dinner at the pub and catch up on all the small-town news.
Smith and Mill Sts., McGregor, 6708, South Africa