A short drive from Marrakech, Dar Hasnaa is a rose-pink Moorish palace, set in its own walled gardens. With breathtaking views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, a pool surrounded by palm and olive trees and a private tennis court, it’s the sort of place you could lose days in.
This terracotta-hued villa, a 20-minute drive from Marrakech, is a dream hideaway, set in its own walled garden overlooking the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.
On entering the villa's wooden gates, you'll find palatial grounds with a garden in full bloom: roses, palm and olive trees flanking a quirkily-shaped lap pool. Fronting the pool is the main house, a Moorish palace with three sun terraces and several entryways painted in saffron shades.
Inside, the walls are hand-finished in Tadelakt, traditional plasterwork made of limestone while the floors are adorned with Moroccan tilework and Berber rugs. The sitting room, featuring a high-ceilinged atrium, is straight out of the set of the 1998 film Hideous Kinky, with ottoman poufs, deep-cushioned sofas, traditional vases and brass pendant lights.
There are four huge bedrooms, all lavishly furnished with dark wood poster beds, Moroccan ceramics and trinkets. Most rooms have postcard-perfect views of the Atlas Mountains.
Downstairs, cook up a feast in the kitchen and entertain friends in the dining room, which sits eight. There's also the option to dine outdoors on the veranda, overlooking the landscaped gardens.
OUT & ABOUT
After lunch, head to the clay court for a game of tennis or drive to nearby Marrakech to visit the bustling souks. For a more relaxing affair, take a day trip to the Ourika Valley in the Atlas Mountains and stop at La Roseraie for lunch before taking mint tea in a Berber village. Of course, our local concierge is on hand to arrange all of this for you.
✔ 4 BEDROOMS / SLEEPS 8
✔ Grandiose Villa with a rich and sumptuous Moroccan interior
✔ Open-plan Moroccan style living area with an impressive double-height ceiling and feature ﬁreplace
✔ Fabulous views across groves and plains to the Atlas mountains
✔ Extensive grounds laid to grass with numerous palms and olive trees
✔ Stunning swimming pool with pool shower and toilet/cloakroom
✔ Tennis Court
✔ Set within large private walled, landscaped and gated grounds
✔ Large fully equipped modern ﬁtted kitchen
✔ Top-class audio-visual equipment, including Flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod music system and Nintendo Wii game console
✔ iPad, printer and Wi-Fi access
✔ Private ﬁrst ﬂoor terraces to all bedrooms
✔ All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms
✔ Molton Brown Toiletries
TRANSFER: FROM MARRAKECH-MENERA AIRPORT - 30 MINUTES
FROM CASABLANCA AIRPORT - 150 MINUTES
GREAT FOR: ADVENTURE / COUNTRY RETREAT / GOLF