This exceptional villa is just outside the city of Marrakech, it is within a very safe private gated group of houses nestled in ancient olive groves in the Ourika Valley in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. We love the fact that these houses are entirely private from each other but in a group. The best of both worlds!
The extensive lawned gardens on the property are set amongst olive trees and waving grasses. Roses and climbing plants surround the house and there is an orchard with oranges, lemons and various fruit trees at the bottom of the garden, and private pool surrounded by loungers and parasols with a large shaded dining area.
Ultra comfortable beds in each of the bedrooms combining European comfort with Moroccan chic give you the rest and recuperation required for an unforgettable holiday. The comfy and inviting sitting room seats 10 on sumptuous sofas and armchairs with a roaring log fire available for those who stay during the cooler months. Between January and the end of March, there is also fantastic skiing in the Atlas Mountains. The new ski resort is only a 40 minute drive from the villa.
There is a tennis court in the centre of the grounds just outside the garden which is shared with the other houses, a great place for an evening game before a dip in the swimming pool.
Breakfast is lovingly prepared by Zahira, the cook, who is an extraordinary talent, she is also lovely and is there to take the hassle out of your holiday. There are also two wonderful maids and a fantastic House Manager, Mustapha, whose English is excellent and will arrange all airport transfers and organise any excursions you may wish to take suring your stay, which may include trecking in the Atlas, luxury camping in the desert and day trips to the beautiful coastal town of Essaouira.
El Fenn and La Mamounia, not to mention the bustling souks, are just 25 minutes away by car, as well as the fabulous Beldi Country club which we highly recommend visiting.