Two double bedrooms (one with fireplace) with king-size beds, en suite bathrooms and access to terrace
Sitting room with fireplace leading onto covered terrace with seating overlooking the garden
Dining Room with fireplace leading onto covered dining terrace
Master bedroom with king size bed, en suite bathroom and access to terrace with seating and dining area, stunning views of the Atlas mountains
Swimming pool, 13m x 5m – 1.5m deep, with built in steps (can be heated, payable additionally)
Pool house with loo, shower and fridge
Poolside dining pergola
Outdoor dining terrace
High-chair available on request
Gym and clay tennis court (floodlit – shared use)
This is a catered villa – the fabulous cook provides breakfast each day (included in the price). Lunch and dinner can be provided if you are in the villa. Lunch is £12.00 per head for two courses, and a three course dinner is £18.00 per head (children under 10 years eat at 50% cost of adult meals, children under 2 years are free of charge)
Water and a selection of soft drinks and wine can also be purchased from the villa staff.
The maid can offer a laundry service (payable locally)
Day trips and excursions can be arranged (payable locally)
Dar Alma is in the fashionable Ourika Valley
Ourika village is nearby, and has a weekly Berber market
Marrakech is 28km, 30 minutes drive from the airport and Marrakech
Golf courses and luxury spas are within 20 minutes drive
High Atlas Mountains are a 20 minute drive, offering walking, trekking and skiing
Essaouira and Qualida beaches are a 3hr drive on the Atlantic coast
Fly to Marrakech from London and some regional airports
The villa is 28km from the airport
Transfers can be arranged (payable locally)
As soon as you arrive in Morocco you realise that you are in a different world. This is Africa yet was once part of Arabia. It is a land of deserts, snow capped mountains, dramatic coastline with historic old ports, ancient cities, noisy bustling markets, dusty roads and the mezzuen calling to prayer. Everywhere you look there is an absorbing feast for the eyes.
Nestled in the Ourika valley located in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains approximately 30 km from Marrakech. The valley clearly exhibits Morocco’s vivid diversity with it’s olive groves, vineyards and cherry trees and is home to abundant wildlife and exquisite flowers.
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 to 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.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.
Nearby is the attractive village of Arhbalou with it’s multitude of small restaurants hugging 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. Indulge the senses whilst sipping Moroccan tea and sampling pastries that fuse classic French traditions with Arabic flavours.
For those seeking a more energetic lifestyle there is hiking, trekking, biking, rafting and riding or even skiing nearby in the Atlas Mountains.
Dar Alma is located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, in the heart of the beautiful Ourika Valley. This is a wonderful house just outside Marrakech, it is within a 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. The best of both worlds!
This house is impeccably furnished, and lacks for nothing in terms of comfort. The furnishings are an eclectic mix of both European and Moroccan trinkets, the bedrooms luxurious and spacious, each with access to terraces offering stunning views, providing the perfect spot for your morning coffee before everyone else is even awake..
Enjoy quality time spent with your friends and family by the pool in the beautiful gardens before dining al-fresco in the shade, looking out across the extensive and lush gardens that surround the house.
You can completely relax at this villa, as between the uber-efficient house manager and your very own, wonderful cook, you’ll be thoroughly looked after. Book day trips in to the mountains, or dive right in to the vibrant and colourful souks and shop to your heart’s content. There really is so much to see and do in this part of Morocco, with its rich culture and fascinating history, and Dar Alma provides the perfect base from which to explore.