My wife and I visited Uruguay for the first time in March 2015. During our stay we traveled around the area exploring and enjoyed returning to our cozy cottage waiting for us at Granja Henderson. Each morning I would look out on the country side, sip my coffee, and watch the glistening shards of light dancing the morning fog away revealing the silhouettes of horses grazing on sweet grass in the pasture. Our farm cottage was spacious, fully equipped and for me it was like a slice of history. I wanted to work their fields, walk the pastures, and get my hands dirty in the rich soil, and yes it brought back wonderful memories of when I grew up working on my grandparents farm.
Granja Henderson estate is located about 1.3 km from the beach and it is about 10 to 15 minutes to Punta del Este. So the location was perfect for us. The farm has easy highway access to Montevideo in one direction or Punta del Este and beyond in the other direction.
My wife and I had many wonderful experiences with meeting such kind, helpful, interesting, and genuine Uruguayans. This leads me back to Granja Henderson farm. I would like to personally thank and complement the farm manager Guillermo who made our stay a wonderful experience! Guillermo and the staff were kind and helpful, a true complement to the nature of Uruguayan people. Of special note, Mercedes (the accountant) for her help and Guillermo who embraced my English with his internet phone translator as well as my poor Spanish. I must also mention that we loved the daily organic garden fresh vegetables, fresh milk, homemade cheese & butter, and eggs. If you are looking for a place to stay while traveling in Uruguay we highly recommend that you experience Granja Henderson.