Dar Namir is about 450 years old and the result of a four-year renovation. We wanted to keep as much of the original character of the house as possible, restoring and recycling what we could and adding contemporary features, like the pillar windows that allow light to flood in on the first floor, where we couldn’t.
We’ve mixed traditional, vintage and contemporary Moroccan textiles and crafts in the finish, like the Beni Ouarain carpets on the ground floor, with state-of-the-art appliances such as the Bosch gas + electric range in the kitchen.
The house will comfortably sleep six, but is cosy enough for a couple, or even one person, to not feel like they are rattling around. Our aim was to create a home-from-home for independent travellers looking to get a real sense of the place.
The courtyard kitchen and dining room is the heart of this home, with one double ensuite bedroom off one side of it and a cosy snug-cum-library off the other.
On the first floor you’ll find a living room (with a flat-screen TV well stocked with films for both adults and children), which easily converts into a twin or double room. This connects to the master bedroom via a viewing balcony: a lovely place to read in the afternoon or a sip a G&T in the evening.
At roof level you’ll find a small pantry kitchen and breakfast room leading to the roof terrace with sensational views of the Fès medina.
Whole house rental from €150 per night (based on 4 pax) including house-keeping.