An oasis of calm in the foothills of the Atlas.
A long standing private family residence, Villa Ruspoli stands in 28 hectares of tended olive groves. Nestled in the foothills of the Atlas with outstanding views of the mountains it was the perfect setting for Sir Winston Churchill, who spent many happy hours there painting the villages on the nearby hills. The property remains perfectly placed for exploring the world famous Ourika Valley.
This enchanting Villa, with its history, beautiful gardens and elegant interior, was built to be enjoyed in all seasons. A fully staffed home and working property, each meal is prepared with fresh produce cultivated on the land, such as olive oil, vegetables, jams and breads. A world away yet only 35 minutes from vibrant Marrakech and airport (32km).
Accommodation includes a master suite, with private terrace overlooking the gardens, tented dressing room and spacious bathroom. Three other double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms share the first floor, framing a beautifully tended inner courtyard. Two further independent suites, one with secluded roof terrace complete with fountain, sun beds and Berber tent for shade.
A Traditional hammam with relaxation room set in a charming courtyard adjoins the mosaic swimming pool (25m x 12m) and pavillion. The Villa has a well-equipped fitness room and a secure gun room for shooting parties.
This property is for a maximum of 10 people
1)Master Suite: Double bedded room + dressing room + bathroom (bath/shower/basin/WC) , French doors to terrace, with its own exterior staircase to gardens below.
2) Double bedded room (interconnecting door to Master Suite) + bathroom (half bath/bidet/basin/WC)
3) Double bedded room (four poster) + bathroom (bath/shower/basin/WC)
4) Twin bedded room + bathroom (bath/shower/basin/WC)
MAISONNETTES (two self-contained, access is from the inner courtyard)
5) Double bedded room + bathroom (bath/shower/bidet/basin/WC) + secluded roof terrace with sunbeds, fountain and Berber tent for shade.
6) Twin bedded room + bathroom (bath/shower/basin/WC/bidet) + with children’s dining room downstairs.
Wi-Fi, satellite TV.
Swimming pool (25m x 12m) & Pavillion.
Hammam, fitness room with music stereo, secure gun room (for use by shooting parties), table tennis, croquet. Walking and organised hiking expeditions into the Atlas Mountains.
Nearby golf & tennis, seasonal game shooting, hiking and skiing.
Resident administration by long serving staff which includes a full time cook (cost of food extra) and complimentary laundry service.
Cost of let per week 2019 : (with complete service, electric included)
Year round rental
£5,000 (+ heating – Nov/March)
£4,250 reduced rate for July/August
House available for Christmas and New Year
Nearby golf & tennis, skiing, seasonal game shooting and hiking .
Local activities include various world-class golf courses and tennis at the Royal Tennis Club (35mins). Eclectic, but still organised, skiing is possible during the winter at the Oukaimeden station (2,800m -1hr).
Closer to home, seasonal game shoots can be organised for partridge, wild dove and wild boar. The village of Tnine Ourika, where the property is situated, is renowned across the region for its rural souk, herb gardens and local artisan workshops.