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Nestled in the fertile Ourika valley at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, close enough for a visit yet light years away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.

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This enchanting farm has been lovingly restored by two artists to create an intimate Moroccan country retreat that blends Berber tradition with modern comfort.

Inside

The farmhouse is built on one story with traditional thick mud walls and provides ample space for everyone to find their favourite spot. Along with a library and a vast and magical living room with comfy sitting areas, a Thai dining table, and home cinema, it is decorated with originality and charm. A well equipped kitchen and staff area.

Bedrooms

There are three charming double four-poster bedrooms, a four-poster bed Berber tent amidst the olives, and one very large master suite with its own private walled garden with swimming pool. Five bedrooms in total. All rooms are en suite and have individual terraces outside.

Outside

It provides a kitchen garden, delicious olive oil and fresh drinkable mountain spring water. Antique perfumed roses, vines, pomegranates, quince, peaches, nectarines and baskets of oranges and lemons. Wander through these lush gardens, rest by the pool, inhale the fragrances over a mint tea or something stronger. The view from the roof over a sea of olive groves and South to the Atlas mountains is stunning. The house covers an area of approximately 700m2, in its own garden of 7,000m2, and the olive grove covers a further 4 hectares. There are two swimming pools – one being in the very private secret garden of the master suite.

Location

The farm is 23 km from Marrakech. An easy 30 minutes drive. Also 30 minutes from the airport.

 

Staff & Dining

A chef can be provided for your stay. Wine can be arranged according to your taste and budget.

The house is staffed with a housemaid and our two farmers. They make great tagines but for more sophisticated food a chef can be arranged.

Things to Do

Sidi Abdellah Ghiate, the local village, and the canal road that leads to it, is a popular area for more discerning foreign residents who want to exchange the intensity of town for the tranquility of the countryside but still within striking distance of Marrakech. A number of international personalities from politics to entertainment are choosing this delightful area to create a second home. The area is renowned for its fertile soil and clean mountain waters. Thus it is an area with many plant nurseries and fresh local produce.

Marrakech medina with its famous Place J’ma Al F’na and its maze of souks is only 30 minutes by car. There you can find shops, a full range of restaurants, as well as many places to party… everyone can be catered for!

Nearby there are a growing number of quality country hotels and good restaurants such as the Hotel Fellah (a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World also housing the Fellah Wat Po Thai massage centre); Dar al-Ma’Mun, an international cultural centre recognised by UNESCO; the stunning Kasbah Bab Ourika…and many more.

From the property one can go riding in the Atlas mountains, trekking, quad biking, walk or cycle through the maze of local farm tracks, even take a romantic balloon trip at sunrise. The Royal Golf and Amelkis Golf are 25 minutes away and are of an international standard.

The large Ourika Monday market is 20 minutes away where all the local mountain people come once a week to sell their wares, and the local Sidi Abdellah Ghiat Sunday market 5 minutes down the road. Each is a treat, not only for provisions but also to see the still-vibrant old ways of the Berber community.

Alternatively just find a shaded spot by the pool, in the garden or in the 90 year old olive grove, kick back and relax while Ali pours you a mint tea or something stronger. There is plenty to do, or absolutely nothing. You choose.