Architect: Wilson & Carter
Atlantic House, Essaouira, Morocco
From £800 per week
This property is a 200-year-old townhouse located within the twisting passageways of Essaouira’s old Medina.
Having been completely renovated by design partners Emma Wilson and Graham Carter, the house combines traditional Moroccan living with 21st-century comfort and style. The house is built around an open central light well that brings light down throughout the building, and features both vintage and contemporary furniture and lighting sourced by the owners. Set against white walls this creates a clean, modern and comfortable interior.
The spacious accommodation comprises four bedrooms, three ensuite wet rooms, one bathroom, a kitchen, a dining room, and two living areas, both with fireplaces. Outside are two sun terraces, one with panoramic sea and town views.
The property is just a two minute walk away from the souk and ten minutes from the harbour and beach. The property is a cool and comfortable base from which to explore Essaouira – a small and vibrant fishing port, given World Heritage status by UNESCO in 2001. The town’s original fortified ramparts, stone walls and narrow, traffic-free passageways remain unchanged since their construction over 200 years ago. The truly atmospheric Medina and the town’s picturesque appeal have drawn many film directors to its dramatic locations. The house has been featured in The Times and The Guardian.
Daily maid and house manager (an in-house cook is also available if required – approx £11 per head per day for an evening meal, £3 per head per day for breakfast).
2.5 hours by road from Marrakech or Agadir – a car and driver can be arranged on request. Direct flights to Essaouira from Paris and Luton.
Low season £800 per week (for up to four guests, additional guests £200 per person per week)
High season £1,000 per week (for up to four guests, additional guests £250 person per week)
Christmas & New Year £1,400 per week (for up to four guests, additional guests £350 per person per week)
Shorter breaks available on request
Children aged five and under go free
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.