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Made to Measure and Group Holidays at La Maison Anglaise Garden Ecolodge

La Maison Anglaise is a stunning sustainably-run Ecolodge.  We have offered our unique highly acclaimed holidays in Taroudant since 1997.
See more of our unusual story in this video. It’s all about Ps: Passion, Pioneers with a Purpose, Perseverance, Pleasure, our Promise and ends with a Poem – for fun!
If you prefer to read the script you may do so here.

We cater for couples, friends and families and specialise in holistic themed Holidays with Heart which combine culture with option to follow a chosen theme (dancing, singing, wildlife, walking, art, yoga, photography and more).

The opening of our innovative ecolodge with large gardens and a pool took place in January 2020. Hence we have added the words “Garden Ecolodge” to our name because we are now on a large site of 0.5 hectares. So our former guest house has now closed after 22 years.

“Just Wonderful” Ecologically, sustainably, sociably and culturally brilliant. The new accommodation is user friendly, comfortable, hygienic, easily accessible by foot into town centre, and characterful. Moroccan and authentic, the staff are hard-working and go out of their way to make sure everyone is happy. Food is fresh, mainly vegetarian* and delicious. Swimming pool adds the perfect touch with cranes and storks flying over and Taroudant’s mud town walls close by. Perfect for our circle dancing group.* Meat or fish on request
Jenny E, February 2020 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabulous facilities, all on one level spread amongst our gorgeous gardens designed using permaculture principles  include:

  • 14 en suite bedrooms (includes two for staff/leaders); one bedroom with disabled facilities & 2 family suites
  • A large activity room with a sprung floor and beautiful windows
  • A huge private sun terrace with the best views in town across the town walls to the High Atlas
  • A chlorine-free 19 metre long pool amongst spacious gardens adjoining the town walls
  • A lovely courtyard with edible scented plants and dining area
  • A huge kitchen ideal for cookery lessons
  • A well-stocked library and a reception with shop to fund good local causes
  • A massage room and solar-powered hammam
    More about  exciting  building programme here. Preliminary photos below.

Holidays with a Difference

Connect with other members of the group, local people and the environment through exciting and informative activities and trips.
Enjoy the fascinating culture and scenery of Morocco.
Visit the people and charitable projects we support and create.

Fair Prices and Fair Trade

Prices start from £285 for 7 nights including bed, breakfast, dinner, use of pool and solar powered hammam when sun allows.
Direct
flights from the UK start from £50 – £70 return if booked early  for non-peak periods.
If booked late, for school holidays or on Saturdays flights can be much dearer.
Experience ethical, sustainable tourism at its best. See what good value it is by consulting our price list.

View from guests’ private sun terrace over our gardens & roofs to the town walls & High Atlas Mountains. Solar chimney in right foreground provides air conditioning without electricity.

Location

Located in the ancient walled market town of Taroudant in the fertile Souss Valley between two mountain ranges – the lofty High Atlas and the parched Anti-Atlas bordering the Sahara.
It is the closest place to the UK that you can get real winter warmth and sunshine. Even in winter, the day time temperatures are 20-26˚ C (it’s the warmest town in Morocco then) falling to only 8-12˚ at night. In warmer months the Cool Canaries Current moderates temperatures and keeps humidity levels optimal.
There are few tourists in Taroudant.  Hence it is an ideal place to enjoy an attractive, genuinely Moroccan environment and to soak up the local culture. See more about the Area and its remarkable Location.  

Our guests love it!   

Read some reviews from our previous guests and on Trip Advisor. We are listed by Lonely Planet 2017  as a ‘Must Visit Recommendation’ and in 2014 they awarded us one of the Top 10 Ecostays in the World

The herbal medicine course was terrific and we met such wonderful people, but I will focus on La Maison itself, which is a beautiful, innovative sustainable tourism ecolodge designed to the highest standards of environmental conservation with Moroccan design and aesthetics. It is lovely and we learned so much about sustainable design and living just staying there. The Moroccan staff are fabulous. We had a such a wonderful experience. They could not have been more welcoming, supportive or articulate in their explanations of Morocco. The food is fabulous and so healthy. If you are interested in strolling through a safe, vibrant Moroccan city that is not yet “touristy,” having assistance in adjusting, shopping, and excursions, or attending a great class for a week, don’t miss this! We will treasure this experience for a long time.
Marja J, January 2020.

Why not Book a Holiday  or  Contact Us to discuss your visit?

A Special Place

Ideal for themed group holidays

Taroudant Walls

We tailor a wide variety of holidays including Themed Group Holidays  (ideal for a Singles Holiday). See our current programme here:

Examples are dancing, singing, art, wildlife, walking, yoga, pilates and meditation

Enjoy your chosen specialism each day and also choose from our fascinating cultural activities

Booking  is easy – we provide lots of advice and support

Activities with Heart

Make a difference

Our unique Guest House in Taroudant is conveniently located for:

  • Visits on foot to the souks, the town walls, the hammam, gardens….
  • Excursions to the wider region of scenic mountains, valleys, and the Atlantic coastline

A wide range of activities allows you to gain a genuine insight into Moroccan culture and environment:

Walking, wildlife, scenery, crafts, music, dance, gardens, architecture, minerals, fossils, cookery, spa/hammam treatments and more!

Charitable projects including an orphanage, soap making and a bee orchard

Enjoy our Exceptional Ecolodge

A wonderful atmosphere

Some of the best vegetarian food in Morocco

We welcome you into the family of our guest house staff and the group at La Maison Anglaise, our 14-bedroom garden ecolodge guest house beside the ancient town walls.

Spotlessly clean

Highly experienced and knowledgable English-speaking staff

Specialist Guides to enlighten you on whatever topic interests you

Renowned for its exceptional hospitality and wonderful food

Travel in our own transport – vehicles and drivers, ensuring you are safe and comfortable