DAR HASNAA

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

THE LOCATION

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.

THE VILLA

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