House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Here I offer you my very comfortable home, restored from original Massriya of many centuries ago. I have called it LeManoir because, for me, coming home from a busy day/evening at my Guesthouse, Dar el Hana, it feels like my "Country Home" my refuge. Decorated in Moroccan style, with a touch of modernity, the kitchen is fully modern with electric stove and gas cooktop, marble bench tops etc. Bright and airy, it is a small house on 3 levels: laundry/office on Ground, with a separate toilet; Bathroom and bedroom on 1st floor: kitchen and Salon on 2nd floor; and furnished terrace with garden on 3rd level, with adjustable shading/windbreaks, and rain cover. Great view from Terrace to Blue Gate and Medersa Bouanania and you are ready to immerse yourself in this amazing medina.
We are offering a self-catering experience, further enhanced by proximity to local markets where the freshest produce is at your fingertips, for unbelievable prices. Nearby, begins the journey of architectural and hand crafted wonders for your own discovery, or we can offer you a highly educated and entertaining Guide who you can call upon if you need specialised knowledge of sufi music or cultural pursuits; or specific shopping. If you wish to go on a day trip outside Fes, or excursions to other cities etc, we can also arrange; AND the ultimate Moroccan home cooking experience, Fatima can cook for you, delivered to you by our trusted employee, Ismail Ben. Whatever you want, we can help - stay a week, or a month! Cafe Clock has cooking classes and calligraphy courses, and learn Arabic at the American School of Language. Included is fully effective WiFi throughout the house and the terrace.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: FEZ SAIS 20 km, Nearest railway: Fes Train station 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Although this is essentially a one bedroom house, it is possible to have a third person/child sleep comfortably on the Salon couch upstairs. We do have a baby cot upon request.
We do provide you, free of charge, with WiFi
There is reverse cycle air-conditioning in the bedroom and also in the Salon, and an extra small electric heater and fans for the Summer. The Goose down duvets and under-duvet make for extra comfort, and good bed side lighting makes reading in bed a delight!
|Further details outdoors|
The terrace is a magnificent feature of this house - allowing for peaceful viewing of your surrounds and of simply Being. It is where I enjoy most meals and at night take out the deck chairs and contemplate the stars....
Parking is at Bab Boujloud car park where, for a small charge of 25-30DH per night, you will have secure parking.
Longer term parking can be for a negotiated lower price.
To be on the terrace at the Call to Prayer is to experience it to the full - all the Mosques join in, and the cacophony of sound to be remembered always.
I ask that, in order not to offend my neighbours, alcoholic drinks are enjoyed in moderation...but please do enjoy!!
Perfect for a couple or for a single person to rent for short or longer terms.
A child will also be comfortable, or a close friend to stay in the Salon.
As we have the Guesthouse nearby, we are used to providing additional services to Guests, so please ask if you need anything.
Payment will be via PayPal with any additional service payments to be made in Dirhams to Dar El Hana staff.
I wish no smoking in the house. Smoking is permitted ON the Terrace ONLY, thanking you.
The Fes region
During the hottest Summer months of July and August, the temperatures reach 43 degrees Centigrade which are bearable with our air-conditioning for your Siesta time - stay still until after 5pm, and then the long balmy nights more than compensate!
The Winter months of December and January can experience cold to 4 degrees during the evenings, when the day time can be sunny and "sun-bathing" possibility. However, if it rains, it is as cold, wet and miserable as anywhere!
Other months can be perfect weather for the amount of sight-seeing which needs to be done on foot.
In the local area, the markets of Talaa K'Bira are a spectacle from the produce, to the shop-keepers, and include the antics of the locals who are shopping - local cafes and eating spaces (no place too small to make a meal!.
Medersa Bouanania is a Koranic School where, for 10DH, you can see the most amazing architectural features, reflecting Islamic philosophies and craftsmanship. Nearby also is the Cafe Clock with free WiFi and many wonderful offerings including the Sunday night Concerts of local music which usuallu has everyone up dancing!
Walk down into the medina, to the Henna Souk, Nejjarine Museum and Souk, the major Tanneries and Seffarine Square, down to the river, and near the bottom of the basin that is this medina, and the centre of it all, the Karouine Mosque, considered to be the first University in the world, some 1200 years ago.
Amongst my PHOTOS, you will find a local and detailed map of Bab Boujloud, and my street.