Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and balcony
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom and opening to the terrace
2 twin bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and opening to the terrace
Bedroom with full size bunk beds, separate shower room and WC, accessed through kitchen, suitable for teenagers
Living room and adjoining dining room with opening to terraces
Staff accommodation: 2 bedrooms, shower room and WC in the basement used as a rest area for non-resident staff
Swimming pool (12.6 x 4.6m) – can be heated at additional cost
Clay tennis court (floodlit – shared use)
Volleyball/badminton court with balls and rackets
Trampoline for children up to 14
Fibre optic WiFi
Washing machine and dryer
DVD / Blue Ray
42 inch plasma TV
Iron and ironing board
Hairdryer in every room
Maid service (7 days per week)
Cook – breakfast is included (lunch £12 per person, dinner £18 per person)
Linen change weekly
Towel change on request
The concierge service can organise the hire of mountain bikes, cars and drivers, taxis, horse riding, and book golf sessions. All of these activities are within easy reach of the house.
Marrakesh is 30 minutes away by car, and has great souks within the walled city, and modern shopping in the French Quarter
al-Aqrab village is 3km away, and has restaurants and shops
Golf courses and luxury spas are within 30 minutes drive
High Atlas Mountains are a 35 minute drive, offering walking, trekking and skiing
Essaouira and Qualida are a 3hr drive, on the Atlantic coast
Fly to Marrakesh from London and some regional airports
Dar Ahmar is 28km from the airport, approximately 30 minutes
Transfers from the airport can be organised (payable locally)
The house is situated in the Ourika Valley close to the foothills of the high Atlas Mountains. Here you will see Morocco’s vivid diversity with its olive groves, vineyards and cherry trees and is home to abundant wildlife and exquisite flowers. The surrounding area offers a series of walks of differing levels of ability. One of the most popular walks is undoubtedly the 7 waterfalls near the village of Setti-Fatma, 33 km away.
Don’t miss the large Monday Berber market at the nearby town of Tnine Ourika or call at some of the farms that grow herbs and flowers in the valley for the perfumiers and herbalists who sell a wide variety of exotic perfumes in the Medina.
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 and a fabulous food market. The water sellers add to the colour and the food stands are too many to count. There is also a thriving night life.
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!
Dar Ahmar is a wonderful house just a half hours drive to Marrakech. The house can be found in a beautiful, very safe private gated group of houses in the countryside. We love the fact that these houses are entirely private from each other but in a group and benefit from shared use of a tennis court.
The interiors are very tasteful and combine a stylish blend of classic elegance and local character. Beautiful stone floors are strewn with locally sourced rugs and ornate lanterns. This really is a beautiful house. There is an open-plan living/dining room with a fireplace at each end, a romantic four-poster bed in the master suite and a good mix of twin, bunk-bed and double rooms for families.
With a resident cook among the permanent staff, relax with your friends and family by the pool in the beautiful gardens before dining al-fresco in the shade, looking out across the extensive lawned gardens.