Sliding ungraciously out of a white minivan that was filled with props & a production crew, I found myself standing at the top of a promising garden in somewhere in Tahannaout ~ I say promising because you could tell that so much had been planted over the recent years and in time, once nature had done her thing, it would become a floral paradise.
Walking across the stony path and into the main house, through the curved doors, the extraordinary combination of mid century furniture alongside bold fabrics & colours, quite literally blew my mind. We so carelessly throw around the term “instagramable”, essentially insinuating that a photo MUST be taken of the space but here, I was so torn between getting the perfect shot and just enjoying the moment – I ended up spending the first 20 minutes just walking around, taking it all in, with my hands firmly sitting in my pockets.
Every corner, every set-up, was different & exciting. It’s not often that I truly fall in love with a place, especially when I haven’t even had the chance to develop memories or attach sentiment to the surroundings.
Because of the circumstances, a photoshoot, it meant we had full access to the house & could explore all it had to offer. Each of the 5 bedrooms were calm & inspiring. They all had this welcoming nature to them and I found myself laughing at the idea of trying to decide which as my favourite. Though my visit only lasted around 4 hours, it’s safe to say The Gardener’s House left an impression on me. Here’s a little more about the house, should you want to stay there:
You’ll find that prices in Marrakech are very reasonable, especially if you are used to the big city prices of London & NYC. One night here is €140 & includes breakfast. There is a minimum 3 night stay requirement but honestly, I’m not sure if that’ll be enough. Other costs include lunch which is €15 & dinner, €30.
They offer guided hikes & cooking classes, so though you’ll probably be visiting to relax, there are a couple nice potential additions to your schedule.
Located in Tahannaout, the house is around an hour long drive away from the city centre of Marrakech. What this means is that you’re a little further from all of the action but very close to the Atlas mountains & Berber Villages, both being some of my favourite places to visit in Morocco.
Bookings also include:
A daily shuttle to and from the Jemaa el-Fna city center
Complimentary tea, coffee, water and milk for your arrival at the house.
Regular cleaning by our housekeeper.