Swimming pool with 2 shallow ends and underwater seating (14 x 9m)
2 acres of garden with olive trees
Sun loungers for 8 with spare mattresses
Several outdoor terraces
Air conditioning in all bedrooms and main reception rooms
Satellite wifi (to be upgraded to fibre optic for 2018 season)
Open fires in all bedrooms
Central heating throughout
Shared use of clay tennis court (balls provided, badminton and volleyball rackets available)
House manager, cook and maid 7 days a week
Transfers to the house included
Yoga and massage by appointment (payable locally)
The villa is in a private gated estate, and is near Ourika
Ourika village is 5 minutes by car, and has a weekly Berber market
Marrakech is 28km on the Rue de Ourika
High Atlas Mountains are a 20 minutes drive
Two Water parks are 10 minutes away by car
Country clubs within 10 minutes, with pool-side service on shaded sun beds
Hot air balloons, quad bikes and golf courses nearby
Essaouira and Qualida beaches are a 3hr drive on the Atlantic coast
Fly to Marrakech from London and some regional airports. Dar Mino is a 30 minute drive from the airport
We can organise one transfer to and from the airport and is included in rental costs
More transport with driver (mini bus/car) can be arranged during your stay. Payable locally
The rural location of Dar Mino provides peace and beauty away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, just 25 mins away. Don’t miss a visit to the legendary Djemaa-el-Fna Square with it’s lively performers and souks. Fancy a chance with the snake charmers or belly dancers?
Morocco is a land of spice-scented mystery and medieval Kasbahs and puts your senses on high alert. The country is a magic carpet ride of extremes, from the searing Sahara to the snow-dusted High Atlas Mountains.
Ourika is bustling with life and things to do. Visit the Saffron farm and botanic garden (November harvest) Jardin Amina with it’s delicious cafe or The Scented Garden with organic soaps and beauty products. Drive through the olive groves to the old town of Agmat and explore its Roman remains.
Take a day trip or two to Marrakech and sample the bustle and excitement of the “red-walled city” from the narrow streets of the old Medina and Djemaa El Fna Square. There are snake charmers & story tellers, monkey trainers & a fabulous food market. The water sellers add to the colour & the food stands are too many to count. There is also a thriving night life that will keep the young occupied into the small hours.
Visit historical monuments such as Koutoubia, Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs or the new European modern district called Gueliz or Ville Nouvelle which host modern restaurants, fast food chains and big brand stores.
The attractive village of Aghbalou is nearby and offers a range of small restaurants close to the water’s edge. Located at an altitude of 1500m, this is an ideal place for those seeking cooler air during Marrakech’s long hot season.
Marrakech is home to 3 fabulous championship golf courses and it’s possible to ski in the Atlas mountains… in your jeans!
We saw this lovely villa on the Bab Adrar estate on a beautiful morning in November. It is a fabulous house, lovingly developed by its English owners to a high standard. With large rooms filled with beautiful furniture, this house is one to relax in in great comfort.
We walked through the cool courtyard and into the house, a great place from where to enjoy the peace & quiet of this estate. We loved the the large garden and rolling lawns with established plants and trees. When we were there the views were of snow-topped mountains and rolling fields.
There are little Moroccan touches in all the rooms, from arched doorways to lovely leather slippers in every bedroom. Two of the larger bedrooms have dressing rooms and they all have doors which lead out onto terraces with spectacular views.
In the middle of the garden is the large pool which is the ultimate in relaxation, beautiful white sunbeds gentle recline around the L shaped pool next to the beautiful pool house. There is table tennis in the shade out there for bored teenagers & competitive dads.
We wandered through a small gate in the garden wall to the tennis court (shared with other villas). There is a room with exercise equipment if the mood takes you, all done in the most beautiful taste.
The House Manager, Mustapha, will deal with all transfers and trips out to the mountains or the souk.