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.


Special rates on offer for weekday bookings at our private self-catering units.


Book a full-body Kahuna massage or join in on one of yoga clases.


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


  • 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 sleeps 2 people. Additional beds can be arranged for children (rate on request).

    There is 1 en suite bedroom.

    Standard Rates:

    Self catering rate of R750pn for 1 person or R1200pn for 2 people.

    Please Note: - Above prices are for 2021.
    - Rates for 2022 will be subject to a 10% increase.
    - A 50% deposit is required for all bookings.
    - Viewings can be arranged on available weekdays.


    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.

    Our Location

    Gourmet Picnic Baskets

    Basket for 2 - R480

    Artisinal bread, humus, crudités, 2 cheeses, 4 mini-quiches, chocolate dipped strawberries, homemade lemonade, roasted pecan-nuts and beetroot-onion-chilli jam.

    Provided with a picnic blanket, chopping board, tupperwares and cheese knife. Enjoyed sitting next to the river or under the pecan trees or cozying up by fire.