Jereca Farm is nestled in the fertile Ourika valley at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, close enough for a visit yet light years away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. This country retreat boasts individually styled rooms each boasting a terrace.
Please note Jereca Farm has now ceased operating as a guest house and is no longer accepting bookings. Please speak to our Moroccan specialists for alternate suggestions.
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Jereca Farm has been lovingly restored by two artists to create an intimate Moroccan country retreat that blends Berber tradition with modern comfort. The ancient garden cocoons you with its colors and sweet smells of roses, jasmine, lavender, scented night stock… whilst the trees bear lemons, oranges, pomegranates, quince, pears, plums, nectarines and even grapes! Jereca is a working farm producing fine olive oil and kitchen fruit and vegetables.
There are no crowds here. The farmhouse is built on one storey with traditional thick mud walls and offers just two charming double four-poster bedrooms and one ‘Princess’ generous single complete with a Chinese wedding bed. All rooms are en-suite and have individual terraces outside. Add to this a library and vast and magical living room with sitting areas, dining and a home cinema. The house is decorated with originality and charm, an eclectic mix of furniture and artifacts gathered by its owners.
There is plenty to do, or absolutely nothing. You choose. You can help Ali the Berber farmer to feed the animals – goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, ducks and two young camels Humphrey and Bogart. Hunt for free range eggs, gather organic vegetables, help harvest the olives, even learn to make a tagine lunch in the kitchen. For those needing a challenge they can arrange riding or trekking in the Atlas mountains. There is also Golf, quad biking, even balloon trips. Ourika Monday market is 20 minutes away and the local Sidi Abdellah Rhiat Sunday market 5 minutes down the road. Marrakech medina with its famous Place J’ma Al F’na and its maze of souks is also a 30minute drive away. Alternatively just find a shaded spot by the pool, in the garden or in the 85 year old olive grove, kick back and relax.
Jereca Farm has two double rooms - the Pomegranate Room has a four poster bed next to a court yard filled with Pomegranates and the Blue Room has a four poster bed and is located next to the garden and the pool. There is also one single room with a Chinese wedding bed and a romantic Berber Tent in farm's gardens. All of the rooms are air conditioned with en-suite bathrooms and are individually furnished with a simple but beautiful flair. Every attention to detail has been considered with regards to comfort.
Children are more than welcome at Jereca Farm and they will love the personal welcome they will receive here - no doubt they will enjoy the pool, feeding the farm's various animals and helping around the gardens. They can even have a cooking lesson should they be interested. Please note that there are no specific facilities for children but due to the small and personal nature of Jereca Farm, your friendly hosts will do their utmost to help with any requests.
Jereca Farm has a lovely refreshing swimming pool with comfy loungers and sun terrace overlooking the farm's 85 year old olive grove and gardens. There is one main dining room where delicious Moroccan and European delicacies are served, with organic ingredients often derived from the farm's own produce.
Jereca Farm is a very relaxed environment and there is plenty to do on the farm if you wish to help out from feeding the animals, to tending the vegetable gardens and harvesting the olives. The surrounding Atlas Mountains are simply stunning and trekking and horse trekking can be arranged for all levels for those who wish to explore this area a little more. Golf, quad biking and balloon trips can also be organized and there are plenty of interesting markets and sights to see in the local villages. As Marrakech is only 30 minutes away by car it is easy to go into town for the day before retreating to the blissfully peaceful hills.
Location & Directions
Jereca Farm nestles in the fertile Ourika valley at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, 35 minutes from Marrakech- close enough for a visit yet light years away from the hustle and bustle.
When to go
The Atlas Mountains can also be visited year-round, although it does get cold in winter, with averages in the late teens. Summers months can be unbearably hot, especially in the months of July and August. Late autumn (September to November) and early spring (February to April) are the best time to visit, with daytime temperatures in the 20's and low 30's Celsius.