Esales Property ID: es5553371
Rue Zallaqa 3
Famed for its beautiful beaches easy living and golf resorts, Morocco remains one of the most desirable places anywhere in the world to live. This glorious property offers you the chance to wake up to this magical place every morning and make a fantastic investment at the same time.
Sold with full title deeds. This bijou house has been lovingly restored using traditional Berber craftsmanship. There is tadelakt throughout and natural tiles. The ceilings are traditional thuja twigs in the open areas while the bedrooms and living room have hand painted ceiling beams
You enter through the original front door which is around 150 years old. Beyond that is a WC, then an open plan kitchen and dining area under the riad style glass roof. To the rear a living room. All the tiles are hand made and painted from Safi.
On the next floor is a bedroom and indoor terrace are with a Juliet balcony. The perfect place for a morning coffee. Up one more floor is another bedroom and the shower room with toilet.
Then up to the roof terrace which has another room ideal for a day lounge or as an extra bedroom. It is within the old medina which is pedestrian only, however it benefits from being close to Bab Marrakech, an entrance in the medina wall, and external parking.
A delightful property in the old medina with easy access to the Marrakech gate. Close to the beach, bustling fishing port and 17th century ramparts.
The Little House has a glass covered central atruim (in the traditional style). Around 150 years old, it has been lovingly restored by local craftsmen using natural materials, with many original rustic features. Thuja wood ceilings and attractively coloured tadelakt walls give a truly cosy and authentic atmosphere. Ground floor – living room and kitchen/diner. WC. Tiled staircase to first floor – Moroccan style double bedroom and courtyard with dining or work area with Juliette balcony. Second floor – Double bedroom and bathroom, with shower, sink and WC. Third floor – roof terrace including lounge room. Terrace with view of the Marrakesh hills. The house has wifi.
Essaouira is situated on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, due west of Marrakesh. Essaouira is a charming walled city of great character which was once a Portuguese colony and is now a UNESCO World heritage site. It was commissioned by the Sultan of the day to be rebuilt in 1760 by a French architect as a trading port with the intention being to rival Agadir as the main trading port in the region, due to its easy access to Marrakech. European embassies were installed in grand Riads, many of which can be seen today. Essaouira is unusual in that the streets form a grid pattern.
The souk is a feast for the senses, mounds of aromatic spices alongside mountains of olives, meat and fresh vegetables. Fresh fish is unloaded from the boats in the port and sold right there or in the fish market in the centre. Fish stalls close to the port invite you to choose your fish and have it cooked and served at long tables.
On the Atlantic coast, it can be windy in Summer, from April to October making it ideal for wind and kite surfing. The weather is not normally over-hot and is generally mild in winter, though evenings can be cool.
ABOUT THE AREA
Essaouira is a port city and resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Its medina (old town) is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah, which were designed by European engineers. Old brass cannons line the walls, and there are ocean views. Strong “Alizée” trade winds make the city’s crescent beach popular for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.
It is the coastal wind – the beautifully named alizee, or taros in Berber – that has allowed Essaouira (essa-weera, or es-sweera in Arabic) to retain its traditional culture and character. For most of the year, the wind blows so hard here that relaxing on the beach is impossible, meaning that the town is bypassed by the hordes of beach tourists who descend on other Atlantic Coast destinations in summer. Known as the ‘Wind City of Africa’, it attracts plenty of windsurfers between April and November, but the majority of visitors come here in spring and autumn to wander through the spice-scented lanes and palm-lined avenues of the fortified medina, browse the many art galleries and boutiques, relax in some of the country’s best hotels and watch fishing nets being mended and traditional boats being constructed in the hugely atmospheric port.
Essaouira lies on the crossroads between two tribes: the Arab Chiadma to the north and the Haha Berbers in the south. Add to that the Gnawa, who came originally from further south in Africa, and the Europeans, and you get a rich cultural mix.
The weather in Essaouira is never as hot as Marrakech.
Located on the Atlantic coast, there are warm sea breezes during the day. It can be more windy between April and October.
It can get cooler at night, for this reason we recommend bringing a warmer layer with you.
• Beds: 2
• Bathrooms 2
• 100 m2 living space & 2 Living Rooms
• Stunning Views
• Roof Terrace
• Private Garden
• Private Parking
• Massive potential in the rental market with guaranteed returns
• Close to essential amenities like such as supermarkets and pharmacies
• Close to many excellent bars and restaurants
• Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas of the Morocco
• Many excellent sports facilities, fishing, walking and cycling areas nearby
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