Master double bedroom suite (king size bed)
2 double bedrooms
2 interlinked twin bedrooms
All bedrooms have a dressing area, en suite bathroom (one is shared between the twins), a terrace and air conditioning/heating
Sitting room interconnected to the dining room, both with log fires
Cloakroom with basin and loo
Roof terrace with traditional Moroccan party tent, lovely sun trap and breathtaking views
Swimming pool (5x13m) – it is possible to heat the pool by arrangement
Shared clay tennis court
Large sun bathing terrace
Extensive lawned gardens
TV with DVD player
Not suitable for wheelchair users
This is a catered villa – the fabulous cook, Zahira, provides breakfast each day (included in the price).
If you are in the house, lunch and/or a three course dinner can be arranged (payable locally in Moroccan Dirham) – lunch and dinner are provided and cleared away
English speaking house manager with a wealth of local knowledge, can book tee times, restaurants and arrange tours.
Wine and soft drinks
Pool heating can be arranged on request (payable locally in Moroccan Dirham)
Dar Zitouna 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
Fly to Marrakesh from London and some regional airports
Dar Zita is 25 minutes from the airport
Transfers from the airport can be organised
Dar Zita 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!
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!
The extensive lawned gardens on the property are set amongst olive trees and waving grasses. Roses and climbing plants surround the house and there is an orchard with oranges, lemons and various fruit trees at the bottom of the garden.
Ultra comfortable beds in each of the bedrooms combining European comfort with Moroccan chic give you the rest and recuperation required for an unforgettable holiday. The comfy and inviting sitting room seats 10 on sumptuous sofas and armchairs with a roaring log fire available for those who stay during the cooler months.
There is a tennis court in the centre of the grounds just outside the garden which is shared with the other houses, a great place for an evening game before a dip in the swimming pool.
Breakfast is lovingly prepared by Zahira, the cook, who is an extraordinary talent, she is also lovely and is there to take the hassle out of your holiday.