Dar Ourika [MR026A]
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Dar Ourika is a contemporary, beautiful and very spacious, fully catered riad set in its own sub-tropical landscaped gardens with generous-sized and very private swimming pool, mature olive and fruit trees, plenty of relaxing shade and truly magnificent views of the Atlas mountains.
It is one of 8 villas, forming the exclusive Bar Adrar community built on a large olive grove in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains 28km from Marrakesh. Clients have access to a communal tennis court, an exercise room with cycling and running equipment and a Domed Hammam (steam room).
Set in 6000m2 of private landscaped grounds, Dar Ourika is an idyllic oasis, providing luxury, peace and serenity and 24 hour security, with the services of a cook and housekeeper. They live in separate staff accommodation attached to the villa and are always available either to prepare meals and provide refreshments or a warm welcome should you decide to venture further than the delightful villa gardens and pool!
The villa has an English-speaking manager and team that will provide a meet-and-greet service at the airport and also a full concierge service arranging tours, activities and booking restaurants.
The location is rural and provides space, peace and beauty whilst giving easy access to both the fabulous attractions of Marrakech and the invigorating and magical Atlas mountains.
Please note that, subject to availability and season, mid-week arrivals and departures can be arranged. Extra beds can be provided so the villa can sleep up to 8 people.
This is a non smoking property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Marrakech/Essaouira region
Marrakech (see below) is apprx 28 km away.
The Koutoubia mosque, a Marrakech landmark, surrounded by sunstruck rose gardens and distinguished by a 230-foot, pink sandstone tower.
The Place Jemaa el-Fna, the heart of the Medina and the liveliest, most un-reconstituted UNESCO World Heritage Site ever seen.
Incomparably seductive souks Berber carpets, spices, silver, Berber jewellery.
Golf: within 30 minutes drive from 3 of Marrakech's golf courses
Horse riding: we can arrange for your horse to be brought to the villa and clients can then ride directly from there through some charming local Berber villages and olive groves, finishing with a specially arranged lunchtime picnic.
Camel riding Quad biking Walking or trekking in the Atlas Mountains; seeing this magnificent landscape on foot is one of the best ways to appreciate its scale and beauty. Butterflies, birds and tortoises will all make an appearance if you are lucky.
4x4 driving Mountain biking
Balloon rides Fishing - in deep-water Atlas mountain lakes
Beaches - 3 hours drive to Oualidia. This world heritage site is famous for its lagoon, Oyster farms and spectacular bird watching Surfing - a little over 2 hours drive to Essaouira where there is both good surfing and fishing.
Sand surfing - the undulating dunes of the Sahara are 3 hours drive away and provide a unique and exhilarating surfing experience Skiing!!
Ouikeimden (40 minutes from the villa) is North Africa's largest ski resort (at present 20km of runs) and in addition to these runs, you can hire a mule to access terrain not served by lifts.The season is short (mid Jan to mid Feb) but there are plans to prolong it with artificial snow and to make Outikeimden a far more reliable ski resort and to extend it in keeping with Berber design and architecture.
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