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Sleeps 12

A glorious place to relax and while away the time with my family, just loved the place.

Jamie, Hampshire
Living Space

6 bedrooms
Master bedroom suite with super king size bed, dressing room, en suite bathroom and private terrace
3 double bedrooms – Fuchsia Room, Africa Room and Morocco Room – all with en suite bathroom (bath and shower) as well as private terrace with seating
Twin bedroom with en suite shower room and private terrace
Bedroom with 4 single beds and private terrace (this bedroom shares a bathroom with twin room next door)

Entrance hall
Internal courtyard garden with fountain
Large drawing room with open fire leading on to sun terraces with several different seating areas
Floor to ceiling windows
Dining room with circular indoor table (seats 12)
Kitchen
Library
Covered terraces leading from each room

Pool House
Changing area
Loo
Outside shower
Drinks fridge

Amenities

Swimming pool (18 x 5m) – it is possible to heat the pool by arrangement
Clay tennis court (shared with other villas)
Outside terrace with two sitting areas, dining area and bhou
3.5 acre garden with mature olive and fruit trees
BBQ
Badminton court
Boules court
Extensive shaded outside terraces
Hammocks
Sun terrace
Fully air-conditioned
Internet connection via dongle on house laptop or by smartphone (suitable for email/browsing)
Books

Domestic Services

House manager
Two housemaids
Butler
Cook and assistant for all meals (non-optional and charged additionally prior to travel at at £28pp per day, with a 50% discount for children under 12yrs, and under 2yrs are free of charge)
Please ask for further details
24 hour security

Two gardeners
Pool guy

Costs for local services such as airport transfers, other journeys, excursions, Spa and Hamman treatments, yoga etc are all payable locally.

Location

Dar Arabella is in the fashionable Ourika Valley
Ourika village is nearby and has a weekly Berber market
Marrakesh is 20 minutes by car
Golf courses and luxury spas are within 30 minutes drive
The High Atlas Mountains are a 20 minute drive, great for walking, trekking and skiing
Essaouira and Qualida are a 2 hour drive

Transport

Fly to Marrakech from London and some regional airports
Dar Arabella is 28km from the airport

Transfers can be arranged
Car hire is possible, but taxis are relatively cheap and easy to come by

Local Information

Dar Arabella is situated in the Ourika valley, located in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. The valley clearly exhibits 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 Sett-Fatma.
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 & 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!

Our View

This lovely, spacious house is on a private estate in the lush, green Ourika Valley. It is a fabulous property which is uber comfortable. The owners have thought of everything to make a stay here just sublime. From the incredibly luxurious decor of the bedrooms to the little details in the bathrooms, the arched doorways, stone floors and huge pool, nothing has been left to chance. A house with this much thought is a real one-off.

More a boutique hotel than a villa, a family gathering or large group of friends are going to have a holiday they will never forget. The gardens and pool area are large and spacious with surprising little rooms, hammocks & tables with chairs in the shade. The views are glorious reaching to the snow-capped Atlas mountains and beyond.

Each room has been exquisitely filled with stunning pieces of furniture, lots of little Moroccan bits create a whole that is atmospheric and yet comfortable, stylish but practical. Only 25 minutes to the centre of Marrakesh this is a great place to come and spend some much needed rest and recuperation before hitting the souk for that well-intended retail therapy.

The house is the ideal place to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary with family or friends.

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