Dar Lain

The perfect second homes in Morocco

Dar Lain is set in landscaped grounds, just outside the picturesque town of Tahanoute. From the outside this piece of luxury real estate in Marrakech looks like a Moroccan citadel, its traditional pink-orange walls the colour of local clay. This stunning property in Marrakech features extensive walled gardens planted with roses, palms and olive trees. A glorious L-shaped pool is fringed by manicured lawns and flowering shrubs.

On the inside, Dar Lain feels more like a luxury riad hotel than a citadel, decorated in the contemporary-Moroccan style that has its roots in Moorish design. Carved wooden doors set in grand Moorish arches lead into the main living space where brightly coloured daybeds are scattered with red, pink and orange-striped cushions. The tiled mosaic floors are covered with Moroccan rugs.

And everywhere there are decorative accessories straight from the souk: lanterns, floor-standing candleholders, intricate filigree metalwork, and even a witty framed collection of Moroccan slippers.Upstairs the four bedrooms have elegant pencil post beds with jewel-coloured cushions. Tadelakt bathrooms have contemporary fittings and fixtures.

The outside living space of this holiday home is equally spoiling, with a covered dining terrace and sofa areas in which to relax and enjoy a cup of mint tea, served from a traditional silver teapot. At night, the garden and terraces take on a whole new magic, lit by flickering lanterns and fragranced by roses.

From this perfect oasis you can make easy journeys into Marrakech or into the Atlas Mountains or head afield to Essaouira on Morocco's west coast or even southwest for an overnight trip to the Sahara Desert.

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Built in the classic Moroccan style, its thick walls the colour of overripe apricots, Dar Lain is a chance to enjoy your very own Kasbah. Located 30 minutes from Marrakech and an hour’s drive from the mighty Atlas Mountains, this luxury home the perfect base for exploring town, country and desert.
  • Classic Collection
  • Owned property
  • 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
  • Transfer: From Marrakech-Menera Airport - 30 minutes
    From Casablanca Airport - 150 minutes
  • Great For: Adventure / Country Retreat / Golf


  • A traditional Moroccan style Villa overlooking the mountains, with a striking Moorish colour
  • Fabulous views of the Atlas Mountains
  • Extensive grounds with beautiful palms and olive trees
  • Stunning swimming pool with L-shaped children’s shallow section
  • Four large bedrooms, sleeping eight/nine, all with en-suite bathrooms
  • Air-conditioning and central heating throughout
  • Molton Brown Toiletries
  • Open-plan living areas with feature fireplace and dining room
  • Large and well-equipped modern 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
  • In-house catering and cleaning staff available



Think of Marrakech and you are probably conjuring up images of snake charmers, dancers, musicians and storytellers. And you'd be right. Cultured, energetic Marrakech is one of the few places in the world to have embraced modern-day living without losing touch with its exotic, medieval heritage.

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