At the foothills of the magnificent Atlas Mountains, nestled amongst the pine forests of the Ouirgane National Park, lies the fantastic L'Amandier development, a luxury group of villas and elegant boutique hotel. With bird song and breathtaking views for company, you'll love to succumb to the peace and tranquility here at Villa Amandier, only 65km from the vibrant city of Marrakesh.
Sleeping 6 people in 3 deluxe en suite bedrooms, this newly built property offers guests unbridled luxury among lovely traditional Moroccan finishes. Upon entering the villa you'll pass through a delightful entrance hall, into a superb open plan living space, with huge French windows looking out onto the stunning views across the Atlas Mountains. A beautiful well-equipped kitchen and wonderfully designed rustic dining area mean you can entertain here in total comfort.
All the bedrooms are decorated with the utmost attention to detail, from the furniture and wall hangings sourced from the souks in Marrakesh, to the welcoming ceiling to floor doors that open onto a pretty courtyard. Even the en suite bathrooms continue to delight in their design features. So you'll love retreating to these sumptuous havens after a long day in the Moroccan sun.
The outside space will enthrall guests at Villa Amandier, with three separate areas. A spectacular roof terrace boasts a marvelous seating area, ideal for sundowner cocktails, with optimum views out onto the lush surroundings.
The terrace alongside the ground floor conveniently offers you a delightful space to sit an enjoy some al fresco dining, And the stunning secluded garden filled with local fauna, is a heavenly space in which to relax and unwind, as you take a dip in the glorious plunge pool, gazing out over the Mountain scenery beyond. Or simply sit back and relax on a sun lounger delighting in the sound of the distant bells of the sheep and goats that roam the mountain ranges. Just perfect.
*We have been advised that the hotel facilities will all be open and up and running by March 2019. In the meantime the pool (unheated) is for use, the tennis court and guests can order meals in advance and have use of the bar.
- Two double bedroom: Double bed, en suite, access to courtyard
- Two bedroom: Twin beds, en suite, access to courtyard
- Kitchen: Stove, oven, microwave, coffee machine, fridge/ freezer
- Dining area: Dining table seating eight
- Lounge: two sofas, two armchairs, flat screen TV, fireplace
- Swimming pool (small plunge pool)
- Pool furniture
- Seating area with a firebowl
- Roof Terrace
- Private parking
- Hair dryer
- Washing machine and tumble dryer
- DVD/CD player, Bluetooth pod for streaming music
65km from Marrakech lies the beautiful National Park of Ouirgane, with its stunning scenery comprising of lush green pine forests and red-earth hills. A peaceful alternative to the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, Ouirgane offers you a fantastic base from which to explore the surrounding foothills, by hiking, mountain biking or even horse riding. L'Amandier is a small development of private villas and a boutique hotel, nestled within this beautiful park, with spectacular views of the mountains beyond.
Guests at L'Amandier have access to the restaurant and bar within the development, and also the use of the hotel's spa, hammam and yoga platform for optimum relaxation. There are also some fantastic hotels nearby you can visit, including Sir Richard Branson's Tamadot just 20 minutes drive away, with multiple pools, a spa, delicious restaurant and even a zoo! The local villages of Ouirgane and Marigha offer a small selection of shops to stock up on essentials, and the town of Asno 20 minutes drive away has a great weekly food market.
For days trips further afield; zip lining, golf and quad biking are all within easy reach of L'Amandier. The picturesque village of Tahanaout 40km away is also a great option for a cultural experience. Set against the wonderful backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, its beautiful red clay architecture is beautifully enveloped by a mass of olive groves, orange and lemon trees. The Berber people open their homes to tourists so taking part in pottery or cooking workshops is a must-do. They also have some fantastic markets to try your hand at bargaining.
And finally you'll want to visit Morocco's most memorable experience, Marrakesh. Known as the red city due to the hue of the 19km wall around its seething array of souks, this magnificent place was built 1000 years ago yet only gained tourist popularity since the 60's. In a whirlwind of the senses, you'll be greeted by snake charmers and fire eaters and get lost amongst the array of stalls selling everything from colourful spices to luxury leather goods. Or simply sit back with a traditional mint tea and watch the world go by.
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