… especially for couples.
Ochre House is an intimate holiday house designed for couples who love privacy, space and style.
The location is perfect: A natural bushland setting, with the outside living area facing south and overlooking a lovely wooded glade crossed by a game trail that’s used by antelopes, zebras & giraffes. Ochre House is 120 square metres, with high 3-metre ceilings creating volume, space and abundant natural light.
Construction of Ochre House is thick concrete, the roof is steel, and the ceiling space is heavily insulated to provide cool comfort in the African summers while retaining overnight warmth in our brief and mild winters. However, the house is also fully air-conditioned to ensure comfort even during a spell of sustained summer heat. Design inspiration is Bauhaus simplicity and minimalism, with a seamless transition between architecture and nature. Less is more. The main living space features a fully equipped kitchen with electric oven & ceramic cooktop and microwave, a reclaimed timber dining table and a comfortable, intimate lounge area. There’s also a washing machine and a discreet folding clothesline. A huge 4.5-metre glass wall leads to the patio area, and a spectacular 3.5-metre window seat/daybed with gorgeous bushland outlook. Ochre House has one bedroom with king-size double bed, and a light-filled ensuite bathroom incorporating a large walk-in shower with its own bush views. A cot is available for a baby or small infant. The covered, all-weather patio is elevated, with spectacular bushland panorama and no other structures visible: It’s just you, the African bush, and the passing animals & birdlife. It has a 4.5-metre plunge pool, a custom-made stainless-steel hibachi grill, and a spacious outdoor seating area. The patio catches the morning sun for sunrise coffee or breakfast, but by midday it’s all bathed in cool, welcome shade