Porcupine House

This little cottage is perfect for an individual or couple to make into their home for a few days, or weeks, enjoying life at the Melody Hill estate.

A free standing cottage built in the heart of the property to take advantage of the surrounding views with its tall, reclaimed industrial windows. The cottage has wooden floors upstairs and down, with a wood-burning fireplace for cosy barefoot living. The bedroom upstairs is linked to an open plan bathroom with a cast iron bath that looks out through a window into the pecan orchard.

Downstairs the kitchen has a central high table for dining and a comfortable couch for lounging. There is also a small office space for work-away stays. The house has a large open stoep that leads to the labyrinth and bonfire area. Next to the house is the large grass lawn area shared with the Melody Hill house.

Health

Book a full-body massage, take a yoga class & walk the forested hill.

 

Nature

Surrounded by beautiful countryside views of animals, trees and birds.

 

Work-Away

Work desk and WiFi, for productive countryside getaways.

 

Facilities

  • Open plan kitchen and dining area.
  • Interior lounge/sitting room.
  • Large grass lawn.
  • Large stoep overlooking the farm.
  • Walking labyrinth.
  • 1 en-suite bedrooms with cast iron bath.
  • Interior fireplace.
  • Outside fire place.
  • Work desk and chair.
  • Capacity

    The Porcupine House sleepsĀ 2 people. Additional beds can be arranged for children (rate on request).

    There is 1 en suite bedroom.

    Standard Rates

    Self catering rate of R800pn for 1 person or R1350pn for 2 people.

    Please Note: - Above prices are for 2022.
    - Rates for 2023 will be subject to a 10% increase.
    - A 50% deposit is required for all bookings.
    - Viewings can be arranged on available weekdays.

    Services

    Yoga classes can be arranged as well as Kahuna Massages.

    Gourmet picnic baskets can be prepared by our chefs, see ordering details below.

    The self-catering rate does not include staff to clean dishes, the kitchen or the house during your stay.

    Cell reception peaks at 4G. Uncapped WiFi is provided at the venue - the speed peaks at 5mb down and 1mb up.

    Contact Us

    Please check the calendar shown here to see if the date you want is booked or available. Colour-bars show the booked dates.

    When contacting us please indicate the venue (Huna House, Porcupine House, etc.) you are interested in, the dates you would like and the number of people (check minimum numbers for the venue).

    083 501-8406

    bookings@melodyhillretreat.co.za

    Calendar

    Our Location

    Our Surroundings

    MHR has a good 30-45 minute walk, up the koppie (nature preserve hill) just across the road. The well marked footpath takes you up to top of the hill looking out over the Magalies valley. At the bottom of the property is the Magalies riuver with a wide bank and beautiful big trees, perfect for strolling or picnicing.

    The beauty of the Magalies lies in its unique biome of indigenous plants, animals and trees. The transformation from Summer (tropical, luscious and green) to Winter (golden grass, bare trees giving way to long views and sunsets) makes it feel like there are 2 different versions of MHR - we can never seem to decide which we love more.

    Magaliesburg has a variety of activities and adventures, from hikes, cycling/running trails, game drives, balloon rides, historical sites, markets, restaurants and breweries.

    There is a decently stocked Super Spar (grocery store) in Magaliesburg town - 10 minutes away.

    Lanseria Airport: 40mins | OR Tambo: 1hr 30mins