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Lakasba, El Haouz, Tahannout, Setti Fadma, Douar Aghbalou.

The house is right at the top of the village of Aghbalou (45 minutes from Marrakech) in the Ourika Valley, south facing with spectacular views over the river and valley below. It is fully titled, but requires complete renovation and comprises of a house, a garden and a piece of ground opposite.

This is a property that we bought some years ago with an intention to restore it into a four bedroomed house to be used in conjuction with our business both as a base for us when we travel to Morocco and also to use as a self-catering rental with a possibility of running experiences and retreats from it. However, we would now like to release the money we invested into it to pursue other projects and as such we now wish to sell this property.

House for sale in Ourika Valley

Details

Property details:

The house is situated right at the top of the village and is reached on foot (or moped) by crossing the river by the small stone mosque on the main road and walking up a track for approx. 500mtrs. If you follow the sign for Dar Ikalimo guest house our property is next door but one to the left of it.

Since we bought it we believe that there is now a dirt road suitable for motor vehicles that has been created by bridging the river downstream and cutting a road that now comes to the back of all the properties at the top of the village and this means that building materials etc. can now be delivered easily.

The plot on which the house is situated is accessed across the seguia and two flights of steps up to the front. Once there the plot then levels out towards the back. The adjacent ground is as you see below the seguia and is steep and would require terracing to make it usable.

There has in the past been electricity connected and indeed there is a power box in the wall of the property but because we have never lived there we would need to apply to have it reconnected and supply our Permis d’ Habitation and carte de sejour.

As to the water supply a few years ago the resident of Aghbalou got together and constructed a water system for the whole village with a new supply from a source high up on the mountain behind. This was to replace the over ground seguia and provide clean potable water for the whole village. Our neighbour is a respected man of the village invited us to become part of the scheme once we had completed the renovation and indeed all the neighbouring properties are connected.

We think that the value of the property lies mainly in its location which really does need to be experienced. Being at the top of the village it is a peaceful and tranquil place that is south facing getting the benefit of all-day sun and having truly spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains to the left, down into the river ahead and to the right back toward Tnine Ourika and Marrakech. At the time this is what totally sold us on the property.

Currently we have architects drawings and full planning permission to renovate and convert the property to comprise of four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a salon, kitchen, hallway and a large roof terrace to take advantage of the commanding views. There is also possibly the scope to develop the land opposite into a terraced garden.

The property could be potentially developed into a small guesthouse and is in a beautiful setting which is what first attracted us into buying it.

 

If are interested in finding out more about the property, please contact Alan or Karen at info@naturallymorocco.co.uk or on + 44 1239 71084.

Location

Property location:

Take the road from Marrakech to Ourika Valley passing through Tnine Ourika following the road towards Setti Fatma. Pass the turning on your right to Oukaimeden and approximately 1.5-2km you will see a small stone built Mosque on your left, then cross the bridge and there is a café and parking area on your left with a path leading to a foot bridge that crosses the river into the village. Follow the signs for 'Dar Ikalimo' up through to the top of the village and the house is next door but one to the left of Dar Ikalimo.


GPS location: 31.310999,-7.740105

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