Villa | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 16
This Moroccan villa is situated just outside (4 miles southwest of) Marrakech within 1 hectare of land, and has a living area of over 700m2. It boasts a spacious garden full of olive trees, a large private pool and has a beautiful view of the Atlas Mountains. You are just a 5 minute drive from the centre of Marrakech and 2 of the best golf courses in Marrakech, with several more courses being planned in the area.
El Boura is located close to Marrakech on the Amizmiz road, enjoying the calm and tranquillity of the country but only a 5 minute taxi ride from the bustle of town and with wonderful views of the Atlas Mountains. Marrakech is known as the Red City or Al Hamra, and is the second largest city of Morocco. It is a country steeped in history and traditional culture, blessed with some spectacular landscapes. Behind its twelve kilometres of red ochre walls, Marrakech has a thousand-year-old history. Its mosques, fountains, palaces and legendary Djemaa-el-Fna square make it an exclusive cultural destination. Enjoy a traditional dish on a restaurant patio, pamper yourself in one of the city’s many hammams, spend an unforgettable night in one of its trendy nightclubs or take an excursion to the mountains or the desert.
Popular day excursions from Marrakech include visiting the desert city of Ouarzazate, which is renowned for its Taourirt Casbah and traditional Quazguita carpets. From Imlil, also nearby, travellers can ride a mule to the Aremd hamlet to view Morocco’s highest mountain peak, Toubkal. The coastal town of Safi is another enticing possibility, with a magnificent medina, old fort and beautiful beach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Menara Airport 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 7 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (6), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 16|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
• 2 Master bedrooms (en-suite)
4 further double bedrooms (en-suite)
o Plus 1 bedroom (en suite) with bunk beds for children
• TV room
• Sitting area
• Dining area
• Large central atrium with retractable roof
• Terraces and outside covered areas
• Large overflow Swimming pool with shower and WC
• Fully Air-conditioned
• PC & Internet
On entering through the large double doors you will see the spacious atrium which has a retractable roof and large fireplace. From here you can access the TV room, a sitting / dining room and the kitchen.
FIRST FLOOR - Sleeps 8
There are two master bedrooms with en-suite bathroom with separate showers and baths. There is also a children’s room with 2 bunk beds (sleeps 4 children) which also has an en-suite bathroom.
GROUND FLOOR – sleeps 8
Outside there are 4 further bedrooms, 2 of which can be made up as either double or twin rooms and 2 of which are double rooms. These are all en-suite and furnished in a traditional Moroccan style. Each has patio windows looking out on the courtyard as well as a separate outside entrance for privacy.
Dining Spaces - 14 inside and 14 outside.
Several sitting areas.
The Marrakech/Essaouira region
The very name Marrakech conjures up images of an exotic, distant city, of hot desert winds blowing in from the Sahara desert, of magic carpets and snake charmers and of spices and perfumes brought in by the camel trains. Marrakech, set within the rose-coloured walls of the medina lies a reality that is not that far removed – a labyrinth of many snaking streets that open onto lush tropical gardens and alleyways leading to lively souks.
The focal point of the city is the central square, the Jemaa-el-Fna, an amazing gathering place and the social centre of the city that at dusk offers a landscape little changed since the medieval times. And towering over all this is the Koutoubia mosque, the tallest building in Marrakech, and a reminder of the importance of Islam to the lives of the city's residents.
Marrakech enjoys subtropical Saharan temperatures fanned by cool breezes blowing in from the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Winters can be fairly cold and the summers very hot.
Marrakech is extremely hot in mid-summer, often experiencing an average daily maximum temperature of a searing 38°C (100°F) in July, worsened by the Chergui, a fiery desert wind. However, oceanic winds generally keep the temperatures down to a more acceptable 27°C (81°F), especially in August. The heat in the summer is also largely determined by the winds. During summers it’s advisable to leave a little early, and to return before midday. During the afternoon, the temperatures can become quite uncomfortable. After 6:00 pm, the temperatures become pleasant again.
Winter lasts from November to March and is the most pleasant time to visit Marrakech, offering mostly rain-free days and moderately humid and warm conditions. Marrakech is a favourite spot for holidaymakers at this time of the year, with average daily maximum of 21ºC (70ºF), 7 hours of sunshine, and about 20-24 dry days each month. This falls dramatically at night. Seasonal rain showers normally arrive towards November and usually last until March. In the Atlas Mountains, temperatures can drop below zero and mountain peaks are snow-capped throughout most of the year.
Marrakech is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making the whole city worth a visit. Sightseeing in the medina offers something for everyone.
Visit the most beautiful palaces and monuments in Marrakech including Bahia Palace: Built in the late 19th century, the name literally means 'brilliance' and was intended to be the greatest Palace of its time. You will also visit the Saadian tombs, only recently discovered in 1917 and restored. The tombs have, because of the beauty of their decoration, been a major attraction for visitors of Marrakech.
You can visit the souks and the squares, the palaces and the local gardens.
There are numerous activities nearby from cookery lessons, to horse riding or even quad biking.