Friday, 23 January 2015

A Riad in Assilah

We were lucky enough for our first Christmas in Morocco to be a true family affair, but it did mean that we needed some additional space to fit everyone in.
With this in mind I perused the pages of Airbnb 
(it seems to be the thing to do at the moment!)
and found this riad in the medina, literally just around the corner -  perfect!

The house is typically designed around a central courtyard with bedrooms and niches like this arranged around it - it was a bit chilly in December but in the summer I think this would be the perfect place to escape the sun with a book,
 or end the day lounging with a cocktail?

The living areas are open plan and full of light.

And are a great mix of traditional and contemporary design - an eclectic approach which I love.

Plenty of communal space for the whole family to gather, 

as well as private places to escape to.

The main bedroom has this great ensuite bath - the first arrivals managed to get the best bedroom of course . . .  such is life!

The terraces wind up on a few levels.
A real summer time bonus is this plunge pool on the lower terrace.
 I think I could spend a lot of time here!

And then of course at the end of the day, 
the view over the medina
palm trees, white walls and blue sky.

This property is available to rent HERE on Airbnb


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