Traditional Renovated Riad in Marrakech Medina
Classical architecture and Moorish charm
6 Beds all with en-suite bathrooms
Stunning Patio courtyard and plunge pool
Large roof terrace
Snug sitting room with fireplace
360 degree views across the city to the high Atlas mountains
Authorisation as guest house and restaurant
Fully equipped professional Kitchen
This traditional renovated Riad, located in the highly desirable Laarous district of Marrakech medina has with 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms and panoramic views across the city. Currently run as a thriving restaurant/guest house, it offers an exciting business opportunity. Alternatively, it would make a beautiful family getaway, just a 3-hour flight from London.
Whether you’re looking for a new business venture, the perfect lock away holiday home or a place to put down roots, this versatile and well located Riad in the charming and accessible ‘Laarous’ district has much to offer. It is situated in the heart of the Marrakech Medina with 6 en suite bedrooms, a big patio courtyard, and an amazing kitchen. One of the special features of this Riad is that it has a high terrace with panoramic views of Marrakech with far reaching views of the High Atlas Mountains.
The layout is as follows:
The Ground Floor
The entrance hall takes you past the kitchen and into the bright spacious patio courtyard, which is richly decorated with beautiful tiles, white plaster pillars and arches. There is a traditional plunge pool as well as a covered, summer seating area providing plenty of room to relax with a book and sip a mint tea in the heat of the day. At one side of this traditional inner courtyard is sitting room and cosy fireplace and at the other is a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
The Riad is being used as a restaurant at present, however the arrangement of the rooms and communal spaces is that of a classical Riad, and the property could easily revert back to the enormous family home it once was.
The Riad has a fully equipped professional kitchen on the ground floor, and at present it prepares 50 to 60 meals a day. It could even be used for cookery classes. A definite plus for the property.
The first floor
The first floor is decorated with some exceptional classic Moorish architecture, with traditional white arches and strong pillars, carved wooden doors and beautiful traditional tiles on the floor. Some of the rooms have ornate decoration around the ceiling and coloured glass in the windows.
There are three en suite rooms on this level, each generous and well appointed. The bedrooms come off the gallery/terrace which surrounds the inner courtyard. The coursives are particularly wide in this riad and make it a fantastic place to sit and enjoy the lovely views around and within the Riad, with the light changing throughout the day.
There is also a large room currently being used as a boutique and an office.
Up another level is the first terrace which is both spacious and sunny, a great place work on your tan in total discretion. There are a further two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms here too.
The roof terrace is wonderful – with lots of space in sun and shade, there are 360 degree views all over Marrakech Medina and to the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains to the south. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and soak in the atmosphere as the call to prayer rings out over the Kasbah, Marrakech Medina.
Lot Size 168m2
Full title deeds
Authorised to be a guest house /restaurant
History of Riads
Riads are the hidden mansions and palaces of Marrakech. They were originally the traditional courtyarded homes of the wealthy and were based on the Roman villa. The principle of the construction was to allow privacy and cooler temperatures inside.
The fourth largest city in Morocco, desert-bound Marrakech is famed for its street vendors and brightly coloured souks, where you’ll find everything from incense to herbs, spices, olives and fabrics. A curious mix of narrow winding streets, grand palaces and stately mosques, Marrakech offers a true taste of Morocco’s unique and exotic north African culture.
Marrakech never fails to mesmerise all the senses - exotic sights, sounds and smells around every corner. The city has great style, be it the opulence and luxury of the spas and hammams, superb restaurants, verdant gardens and beautiful architecture or its sense of heritage and hospitality.
The city is an ideal base to explore the Atlas Mountains an hour to the south, the desert to the east and the coast to the west. Marrakech is a short flight from the UK, just 3hrs from London, yet it feels like a completely different world.
This property is for sale in Euros: €353,625 inc agent commission
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