Property For Sale Essaouira,Morocco
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15 bed Property for sale
Stunning Villa and Guesthouses with up to 15 bedrooms for sale near Essaouira Marrakech-Tensift-El H
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Stunning Villa and Guesthouses with up to 15 bedrooms for sale near Essaouira Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Morocco
Euro Resales Property iD: 9826627
Villa Habibi, Douar Chichte, Commune Rurale, Moulay Bouzerktoune
Owners website - https://www.villahabibi.com/
The Main House comprises two stories, the Ground Floor being currently configured as 5 ground floor bedrooms, sleeping up to 11 people. 2 with twin beds, 3 doubles plus sofa bed, and a travel cot. 3 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and the others have direct access to 2 further shower rooms and 2 WCs. 2 of the bedrooms feature domes in the ceilings. There is also a 'snug', currently used as a TV/Music room but could be used as a further single or double bedroom, or as an office/study. There is an additional room with a Belfast sink and and quartz worktop currently used as an exercise and storage room but would be ideal for a studio or a large additional double/triple bedroom, giving the possibility of 7 bedrooms sleeping up to 16 on the ground floor.
The large, well-equipped kitchen is fitted with hand-crafted cedar wood cupboards and quartz worktops, glazed ceramic floor tiles, a double oven and 5-burner gas hob with extractor, and leads to a spacious separate utility room, with a door to the back gardens. it has a large hatch window opening and a door leading to the dining room, and through to the covered dining terrace, seating 12+. There is also a separate living room.
The Main House Upper Floor is currently only occupied by the owners for their personal use except for occasional retreats/larger groups by arrangement. it is reached by a tiled internal staircase and has a large master bedroom with an overhead dome featuring hand-painted lotus flowers, and a large traditional fireplace. it has a large ensuite bathroom with a very large tadelakt bath with overhead shower, separate walk-in shower with ceramic tiles, two tadelakt wash basins, a bidet, and plenty of built-in storage cupboards. The master bedroom has stunning views across the upper corridor terrace to the Atlantic Ocean at the front as well as views across the back gardens to the forest and surrounding area.
Also on the Upper Floor are two large rooms currently used as offices but which could make wonderful double or triple bedrooms, both having traditional open fireplaces and enjoying stunning sea and countryside views on three sides with terraces to the side and front of each room. There is a room used as a large dressing room with fitted cupboards and shelving that could easily be converted into an ensuite bathroom or upstairs kitchenette, or provide an additional single or small double bedroom. The other room, currently used as a dressing room/store, could also be converted to an additional bathroom. Both of these rooms have access to the second upstairs bathroom which has a large tadelakt bath with overhead shower, and a WC. There is a tadelakt basin, handmade glazed ceramic tiling throughout, and wooden fitted cupboards. This room is currently used as an upstairs kitchenette. On this floor there is a large landing with a walk-in storeroom which has plenty of built-in shelving used for household equipment, linen and bedding. From this landing there is a further set of stairs leading to the top roof terrace with a dome, satellite dishes, and solar panels which provide the hot water for the main house.
From the first floor corridor there is access to the main roof terrace which can also be reached from the external stairs at the back of the house. The terrace has three domes and a covered section surrounded by arches, ideal for enjoying the panoramic views of the countryside, sea and sunset vistas, and starscapes at night. The upper floor has the potential to sleep 9 - 11 people depending on the configuration of space.
The house is decorated in traditional Moroccan style, with tadelakt walls, local hand-made tiles throughout, feature domes and open fireplaces, two with wood-burning stoves, whilst also benefitting from modern amenities. The lovely courtyards with arched cloisters have views out over the open Atlantic and there's a beautiful koi fish pool with a fountain and lotus, papyrus and water plants.
There are two smaller houses near to the main entrance, each contained within surrounding gated railings,
Guesthouse One (approx. 60 sq.m.) has fabulous sea views to enjoy from the rear bedroom and the private rear terrace with a bougainvillea-covered pergola, extra mosaic table and chairs for al fresco dining, an external store, and surrounded by a hedge of rosemary. inside there are 2 double bedrooms with wardrobes and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with a full-sized oven and hob, a one and a half sink and drainer, quartz worktops, washing machine and large fridge-freezer. There's a 'click-clack' sofa bed for an extra person if required, thus sleeping up to 5. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, WC and washbasin with fitted cupboards below. The house is decorated in traditional Moroccan style with tadelakt walls, hand-made ceramic floor tiles and a large traditional feature open fireplace with wood-burning stove.
Guesthouse Two (approx. 80 sq m) is currently used by the residential staff. it is decorated in a more neutral and modern style than Guesthouse One. There are two double bedrooms, each with fitted wardrobes, and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with a full-sized oven and hob, a one and a half sink and drainer, quartz worktops, and large fridge-freezer. There's a 'click-clack' sofa bed for an extra person if required, thus sleeping up to 5. There is a traditional style open fire and tiling throughout. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, WC and washbasin with fitted cupboards below. The gas water heater and washing machine are housed in a separate utility room accessed from the kitchen area with built-in shelving and a door to the side terrace. The rear terrace has an extra mosaic dining table with chairs looking out over the back gardens.
All three houses have access to the extensive grounds and gardens. At the front is a huge activities terrace and the walled and gated area which encloses the large saltwater pool heated by an argan shell burner, a separate jacuzzi, poolside room and adjacent storeroom. The poolside room has an open fire, built in bench seating on three sides. This room has power and light for a wall-mounted TV screen if required, so it is suitable for retreats and courses. There are plenty of stacking chairs and folding tables in the store and adjustable loungers for sunbathing and relaxation.
Villa Habibi is set in a plot of just under 3 acres. Originally, the plot was lying fallow and covered with stones from old walls, so the site had to be cleared for the extensive construction work that has been conducted over many years, most of which was completed by 2016. Since then, the gardens have been a work in progress and are now starting to flourish. Saplings, young, and more mature olive trees have been planted, an argan tree is thriving and producing an annual crop of nuts, fig trees, and faux poivre trees with their spicy berries and providing shelter to the wide variety of birdlife that we enjoy in this peaceful location: sparrows, bulbuls, hoopoes, blackbirds, magpies, larks, swallows and swifts, and the occasional heron, seagull, and Eleonora's Falcons visit. There are young lemon, orange and pomegranate trees, rosemary bushes form hedges around the smaller houses, and a recently planted avenue of evergr