Price per week £4375—£4375
Sleeps 9

We had an excellent experience. Lovely house with great facilities. Super cook, great maid and helpful house manager.

James, London
Living Space

5 bedrooms:
Master double bedroom with king size bed, en suite bathroom with bath and shower, separate loo and dressing room, doors to roof terrace
Double bedroom suite with four-poster king size bed, en suite bathroom with bath and shower, separate loo. Doors to terrace leading onto garden with table and chairs
Twin bedroom suite with Moroccan Bhou and open fire, en suite bathroom with bath and shower, separate loo and dressing. Doors to garden with table and chairs
Twin bedroom suite with open fire and en suite shower room. Doors to garden with table and chairs
Single bedroom/large dressing room leading off the previous twin bedroom

Large hallway
Open plan sitting room and dining room with doors opening out onto 2 terraces, with seating for 9 and covered outdoor dining area
Large family kitchen
Larder with drinks fridge
Basement family room/chill out room with large plasma screen
Downstairs loo
Internal courtyard with fountain and stairs leading up to large roof terrace with seating for 12
Laundry room/cloakroom

Pool house, with kitchenette and fridge
Loo and shower

Amenities

Swimming pool with 2 shallow ends and underwater seating (14 x 9m) can be heated for an additional cost
2 acres of garden with olive trees
BBQ
Sun loungers for 8
3 large bean bags for sunbathing
Hammocks
Roof terrace
Several outdoor terraces
Air conditioning in all bedrooms and main reception rooms
Fibre-optic broadband internet
Plasma screen
DVD
Cot/highchair
Hairdryer in every room
Table tennis
Boule court
Volleyball court (also good for Badminton)
Open fires in all bedrooms
Central heating throughout

Shared use of clay tennis court (balls provided, badminton and tennis rackets available)

Domestic Services

House manager
Cook included for all meals (groceries on top)
Housekeeper
Maid (for 6+ guests only)
Gardener
Pool guy

24 hour security

Yoga, massage and camel trekking by appointment (payable locally)

Location

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

Transport

Fly to Marrakech from London and some regional airports.  Dar Mino is a 30 minute drive from the airport

The house manager will organise transfers to and from the airport (payable on arrival)
More transport with driver (mini bus/car) can be arranged during your stay (payable locally)

Local Information

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!

Our View

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 great comfort.
We walked through the cool courtyard and into the house, a great place from which to enjoy the tranquility 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. Dar Mino is a bird watching paradise, nightingales, hoopoes and bee-eaters are all frequent visitors.

There are 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 L-shaped pool, surrounded by comfortable white sun loungers. Here you will also find a beautiful pool house and there is table tennis in the shade for bored teenagers and competitive dads!

We wandered through a small gate in the garden wall to the tennis court (shared with other villas).

The House Manager, Mustapha, can help organise anything during your stay; transfers, yoga, day-trips to the mountains or souk. You can be active, or just stay by the pool while the resident cook prepares your next meal – whatever you decide, you will be very well looked after here.

This map guide is only an approximation

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