Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
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Villa Alexandra is a stunning villa, 13 Kilometres south east of the city of Marrakech and 20 minutes drive from Menara Airport on the road to the Ourika Valley in the direction of the Atlas Mountains. The Villa is staffed and meals/soft drinks are included in the price. Three course lunches and dinners will be provided with a menu.
This private villa is set in a mature five-acre walled garden full of palms, olives, citrus, roses and a large fountain. The cool pure air from the mountains mixed with the scent of the orange trees makes it a wonderful place to relax.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court|
|Further details indoors|
The Villa can accommodate up to 12 people staying in the main house and
The Main House
The main house can accommodate 8 people and includes the following:
Large Entrance Hall leading to:
The Dining room, which can seat up to 12 people.
The Drawing room has fireplace and French windows onto a large terrace.
Library and TV room, with SKY TV, DVD player, computer and wi-fi connection.
A 25 metre hallway leading to:
A Roof Terrace with two seating areas, one with a wrought iron circular dining table for six people, and the other with cushioned stone benches and Zelige tables under a pergola for up to 20 people.
Two double bedrooms with terraces, ceiling fans, air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms.
Two double/twin bedrooms with fireplaces, ceiling fans, air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms.
The Pavilion can accommodate 4 people and is in the garden, close to the villa. It has two double bedrooms with air-conditioning (one twin and one double), one separate bathroom, a terrace and a kitchenette. The ceiling of the pavilion has intricate Moroccan designs in plasterwork.
The Pool House has a twin bedroom with overhead fan, a shower room and a loo. There is a fridge stocked with soft drinks and water, and also a Ping Pong table. There is a new clay tennis court in the garden.
The Swimming Pool has two set of steps, it is 20m x 6m and has a beach at the shallow end. There are chaise-longues around the pool and a curtained pergola with Zelige dining table to provide a shaded eating area for lunch.
At night the front of the villa, drive and fountain are lit by candlelight lanterns. The palm trees in the gardens are also illuminated.
|Further details outdoors|
Swimming Pool, Table Tennis & Tennis
Dietary preferences should be discussed with staff in advance.
There is good reception for UK mobile phones.
The electricity supply is 220V, and the sockets fit European round two-pin plugs.
The staff are highly motivated. While gratuities are at the guests discretion, we will advise on the amounts if requested.
International telephone calls and faxes.
Imported spirits and champagne.
(Guests are encouraged to bring duty free spirits and champagne as, while they are available in Marrakech, they are costly).
Heating of the swimming pool between November to March is £350 per week.
The Marrakech/Essaouira region
Morocco was known to the ancients as: "Al-Maghreb Al-Aqusa", "The Farthest Land of the Setting Sun"
It is the most western of the North African countries, bordered in the north by the Mediterranean and in the west by the Atlantic. It is a country of many beaches with dramatic coastlines, mountain ranges, rivers and the great dunes of the Sahara. Morocco has been a kingdom since 1955 and the present constitutional monarch is King is Mohammed VI. There is a strong stable government with an elected chamber of representatives.
Morocco's latitude is similar to southern California.
10 Moroccan Dirhams are worth approximately £0.60, €0.90, CHF1.40. The rate is subject to daily fluctuations.
Marrakech is on Greenwich Mean Time. In summer the time is one hour behind GMT.
The cuisine of Southern Morocco is world famous and truly delicious. The Marrakechi's are superb cooks and there is a wonderful variety of vegetables, fruit, fish, shellfish, meat and poultry. Morocco produces some easy drinking wines. You will also find many fine Moroccan, French and Italian restaurants along with first class hotels.
Morocco's varied landscapes, which range from a 3,500km (2,170mile) coastline to the forests, rivers and mountains of the Middle and High Atlas and the Sahara Desert, offer a wide choice of sports and leisure activities.
The following three golf courses are a very short distance from the Commune of Tassoultante:
* Marrakech Royal Golf Club built in 1935 has 18 holes par 72 and 6,200 metres. It is a beautiful course with the Atlas mountains in the background.
* Marrakech Royal Golf Club
* Amelkis Golf Club has 18 holes par 72 and 6,657 metres. A relatively new course located in the heart of a magnificent olive grove.
* Amelkis Golf Club
* Palmeraie Golf Club has 18 holes par 72 and 6,214 metres. Designed by Robert Trent in the Palmeraie, an exotic setting with an excellent hotel in the grounds.
* Palmeraie Golf Club
The great resevoir of Lalla Takerkoust is less than a 30 minute drive away. All types of watersports are available.
The foothills of the Atlas Mountains are less than an hours drive away where there is trout fishing, riding and trekking. You drive past fields of barley and corn, orchards full of olives, oranges, figs and pomegranate trees, and through the Ourika valley.
Oukaimeden, the best ski resort, is a 90 minute drive.
Mount Toubkal, 4,167 metres high, is the highest mountain in Morocco where you can climb or ski trek, and is a 3 hour drive.
Oukaimeden Ski Resort
Kite & Windsurfing, Bird Watching and Oysters
The charming seaside town of Essaouira is a pretty fishing port less than a 3 hour drive. It has wonderful sand beaches and is a great place for windsurfing. There is also the beautiful town of Oualidia with its lagoon which is famous for oysters, beaches and abundance of wild migratory bird-life.