Delicious Healthy Moroccan Food

traditional pastilla for dinnerMeals at La Maison Anglaise are widely praised – very tasty, healthy Moroccan food.  We cater for a wide variety of special diets, including vegetarian and vegan.  Meals are prepared with loving care and beautifully presented  by our two amazing chefs, Fatima and Latifa.

All dishes are prepared from the bountiful supply of fabulous fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts, oils, fish and meat is available from the mountains, irrigated valleys and the Atlantic Ocean of the Taroudant region.  Sourcing of food from local producers is part of our Responsible Tourism policy.

See a sample of our Menus here.

Breakfast at La Maison AnglaiseFood was also fantastic; we dined at Gazelle D’Or (an exclusive nearby hotel)  and it doesn’t come close to La Maison. Bidwell Family, December 2015

colourful salad at lunchThe food was the best vegetarian food I have tasted, though it was, of course, not limited to vegetarian food, with beef, lamb, chicken and fish being also available. Geoff Rosser, December 2015

I don’t think I have ever spent a week eating such healthy,
nourishing, fresh, delicious food.  A variety of dishes, simply but
beautifully presented.  
Vanya Constant, December 2015

Lunch on the roof terrace at La Maison AnglaiseThroughout the trip,my family kept comparing the level of service and care, the decor and cleanliness, and absolutely the quality of freshly prepared traditional Moroccan food with every one of the other 5 riads/guest houses at which they stayed. La Maison Anglaise is bar none. Sarah Sibley, May 2015

     

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Newsletter March 2017


Date Palm canopy viewed from belowMake a Date with Morocco!

Make a date with Morocco: keep your spirits up for the next few months, knowing you have something to look forward to when the nights draw in and thermometers drop. You can then taste the fruit of the autumn date harvest!

Even though the uplifting spring weather in the UK diverts your attention from contemplating holidays in the autumn, we strongly advise booking soon in order that you save a potentially substantial amount on the flights and secure a place; even holidays next Spring (2018) are filling up fast or are fully booked.

Feedback from groups recently

“I am writing to thank you for all your work behind the scenes in organising this experience. I could not have chosen a better place to go to. I feel blessed and changed in ways that I do not fully understand at present. Thank you.”   Colin Grimmett, March 2017

“My recent stay at La Maison Anglaise was without doubt the most interesting and unusual holiday I have experienced.  The food was excellent – healthy, delicious and plentiful – and the staff were, without exception, efficient, friendly and extremely helpful and informative.  All the excursions were very well organised and a real eye-opener into the lives of the local people.”  Susan Shuttleworth, Jan 2017

 

Celia back view in mountainsPlaces on Holidays with Heart October-December 2017

Singing
October 14th-21st: Teresa Verney
– learn beautiful songs with fun and relaxation.  Includes option of 3 additional nights in stunning Anti-Atlas Mountains with opportunties to walk or just laze by the pool Brochure Book Now

November 28th-December 5th:  Celia Webb
Singing for Joy”
Book now to get one of the last few places! Brochure Book Now

Art
November 11th-20th:  Louise Waugh’s 
ever-popular art holiday runs from November 11-20 2017. Includes a 2 night stay at a guest house at the foot of Mt Toubkal (the highest peak in North Africa). Brochure  Book Now

Dances for Universal Peace
November 18th -28th Jilani and Muiz offer another chance to join their Caravan of the Heart, with 7 nights at La Maison Anglaise followed by a 3-night tour of the remarkable desert and Anti-Atlas Mountains. Brochure Book Now

 

Experience Something New

October 28th-November 4th:  Singing & Nourishing Your Roots of Creativity

A new offering from popular leaders, Pauline Down and Michael Harvey.  Both highly respected and experienced arts trainers, they will lead a week of singing, reflection and creativity. Brochure  Book Now

December 5th -12th Storytelling with Michael Harvey.  Learn about this fascinating tradition in Morocco (rapidly disappearing due to TV and internet).  Listen to stories or perfect your techniques of telling your own. Fantastic opportunity to do some Christmas shopping cheaply. Brochure Book Now

Family Fun Weeks – Easter 2017 and 2018
Family holidays to include not only our cultural offerings but also a flexible programme of fun activities run by Carol Shepherd & Phil Burton. Sessions in puppetry, storytelling, circus skills, cooperative games, singing, yoga and mindfulnessBrochure Book Now

Our Holiday Calendar

For a full list of our inspiring holidays as far ahead as October 2019 consult our calendar

More about Singing Holidays
More about Dancing Holidays
More about Art Holidays
More about Yoga Holidays


Extended Roof TerraceNews

Ethical Banking

We are pleased to announce that we have just re-opened an account with Triodos, generally agreed to be the best ethical bank in the UK. We had an account 20 years ago, but had to close it because they were not able to provide the on-line banking we needed. Note: the new account is in the name “Holidays with Heart” but existing cheques payable to Jane will still be processed by Triodos.

Flights

The new flights to Agadir (about 50 minutes’ drive from us) from London Stansted are proving popular:  more accessible than Gatwick from many parts of the UK. Timings allow travel to the airport on day of flights.

The extended roof terrace has proved a hit with Yogis, dancers and singers already this year.  A retractable roof and curtained sides allow use of the space at any time of day.  New plants and furnishings have enlivened it.

“… everyone had a wonderful time at la Maison Anglaise with your amazing staff, food and everything on offer there. I love the extension on the roof terrace – what a difference!”  Barbara Driscoll

Charitable Projects

New Olive Oil Project

Ancient Olive Groves
Ancient Olive Groves

Having obtained test kits from Greece, we are excitedly awaiting reswults of testing local olive oils for exceptional levels of antioxidants. This will allow us to help small farmers on cultivate, process and market olives to ensure higher levels of antioxidants, enabling them to obtain higher prices for their artisan oils.  Read More

Saharan Yellow Bee

At last Youssef from our Busy Bee Centre has been successful in buying some Saharan Yellow Bee Queens, something we’ve been eagerly awaiting for some time.  These bees, the original natives in the area, are remarkable in that they forage over a much wider area than other bees, making them resiliant to drought, which is a perennial problem in this part of Morocco – all the more so as climatic change kicks in.

Moroccan Children’s Trust

This excellent project to support street children in Taroudant inspired Circle Dance teacher, Jeanette Whitford to fund-raise; her efforts have met with remarkable success so far.  All funds raised until the end of 2017 will be matched by a generous donor.  If you would like to donate, please follow this link.   Thanks to the generosity of two of the dancers who attended her week at the guest house, a boiler has been installed so that children can have hot showers at the centre.  Read More

 

Students for Students

We have been approached by this Dutch organisation which chooses a project specifically directed at vocational education in Africa. They collect money and supplies; then in July they travel to the project by jeep to deliver goods to the chosen school. We have nominated a very poor village in the Anti Atlas Mountains.

Thanks to Celia Webb’s singing group for the lovely  photographs used on this Newsletter.

Warm Wishes,

Jane, Christine and the Moroccan team- the 2 Latifas, the 2 Saids, Dounia, Nordine, Fatima and Rachid

Holidays with Heart at our award-winning, sustainably-run traditional Moroccan Guest House in Taroudant. Authentic activities and community projects

 

Skype: jrb_closglas (by appointment)

Email: jane@holidays-with-heart.co.uk (the most efficient way to contact me–we can arrange to talk)
Tel: 01239 615 499 (UK)

Our Web Site

 

Prices for Excursions, Cultural Experiences, Meals and More

Walking in the High Atlas
Walking in the High Atlas

GETTING TO MOROCCO Flights to Morocco are remarkably cheap (some under £30 one way), with direct flights from a variety of UK and European countries. See more information here.

B and B includes a generous breakfast costs £28 (about 30 Euros) per person per night in a twin or double room. Singles: supplement varies with season and availability of rooms.

Prices quoted below are in local currency Moroccan Dirhams (dh); exchange rates are approximately 12.5 Dh to a £ Sterling and 10.5 dh to a Euro.

MEALS Adult fee is quoted –proportionally less for youngsters. Dinner including several dishes (various dishes including soup or salad, a main course, a dessert, water and choice of hot non-alcoholic drinks. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol): Vegetarian 110 Dh; Meat or Fish: 130 Dh. Picnics: 50 DH.  Lunch (salad and soup with bread and fruit and water): 60 DH. Wheat,  gluten, dairy and meat-free options.  See more about our meals and special diets here.

EXCURSIONS  Prices quoted are guideline prices per person based on cost of transport, fuel, tips we pay to local people who contribute and expert guiding – discounts are available for groups who fill a minibus  and a surcharge will be applicable if there are only 2 or 3 participants.

To places within approx. 30 minutes’ drive: Tiout Oasis and the Anti Atlas Mountains, High Atlas Berber Villages: community projects in the Souss Valley (The Pigeon House – Argan oil,  embroidery projects; the Permaculture Bee Orchard; the Busy Bee Centre) 250  dh

To places within approx. an hour’s drive: the Atlantic Coast near Agadir (camel rides; Polizzi’s medina, Souss estuary; Mentaga valley trek (near Afensou);  Tamsoult or Imoulass (both very high in the High Atlas) 260- 280 dh

To places within approx. an hour and a half’s drive: Massa Estuary (National Park); Tamri National Park; Tiz n Test Pass (High Atlas); Anti Atlas Paradise Valley;) 300 dh 

CULTURAL EXPERIENCES Prices are mostly 50- 80 dh per person. No minimum group size except where indicated. Duration of activities 1 hour – 1 hour 30 mins except where indicated otherwise. 

Caleche Ride (at Sunset if desired) around Ramparts and Town: in a horse-drawn taxi with our guide: 80 dh 

Cookery lesson -either prepare an evening meal (including recipes) or learn how to make Moroccan pastries: 80 dh 

Shopping: with information on goods that interest you eg spices, crafts etc. We ensure you don’t get lost, buy the genuine article (eg argan oil, saffron, honey, silver are often not genuine) don’t pay too much and take you to some places that visitors are unlikely to find: 50 dh

Feast for the Senses:  a celebration of your experiences here- a pity to reveal what it is. Suffice to say it’s very relaxing and enjoyable and is ideally performed after dark: 80 dh. Minimum 8 people

Berber Women’s Band:  dance and learn about local traditions: 120 dh (less for larger groups). Minimum 12 people

Massage: guideline prices , since masseurs’ fees vary. Using argan oil and local essential oils : 100 dh for 20 minutes;  200 Dh for 40 minutes

Visit to the Orphanage (or possibly a project for Street Children or School for the Blind): one of our staff accompanies you. Playing with or helping to feed youngsters for this deserving cause: 50 dh or take a donation eg nappies. 

Craft workshops (about 2 hours )
Leatherwork  (slippers, passport holder, handbags): 210 dh per pair;
Stone carving 
(ornaments): 180 dh per object
Silver Jewellery  (pendant or earrings)- tend to be expensive – varies with weight of silver used
Henna Artistry  (body painting or decorated lampshades): 180 dh (plus cost of lampshade if used);  Drum making  make a bendir 120 dh (per group/item)
Bamboo (baskets, lampshades): on request. Note you require some strength to do this.

MISCELLANEOUS
Wifi:
free of charge.
Laundry: 90 dh per load (it is a large machine) or less in proportion to amount for hand washing

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Why Visit?

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  • We give you experiences that most tourists aren’t lucky enough to have.

Superb Climate

  • Taroudant has an excellent climate, being the warmest town in Morocco in the winter More on weather 
  •  It is so warm that tortoises don’t need to hibernate here. You too can come to bask in the sun in mid winter!   More on sunshine hours

Getting There is Easy

  • very accessible from Agadir airport (50 minutes) or from Marrakech (3 hours on the new motorway).
  • only 3.5 hours’ flight from the UK with a good choice of cheap flights

spices landsc-9Outstanding Experiences, Staff and Food

  • award-winning eco guest house in Taroudant old town offering special interest holidays
  • excellent locally-sourced fresh meat and fish and some of the best vegetarian food in Morocco (including vegan and other special diets)WP_20160429_18_19_14_Pro
  • the expertise of our highly-qualified, friendly staff and guides
  • opportunities to visit, learn about and contribute to our various projects
  • wide variety of authentic activities in town and countryside including free time to relax on our roof terrace in the sun or shade or wander into town and browse in the souks
  • highlights include excursions to stunning mountain locations where few other visitors set foot.

Lots to See in the Area

A wide variety of contrasting environments are accessible from the town: mountains, valleys, urban, rural and coastal.

I had a fabulous time at La Maison Anglaise. The staff could not have done more for us, the food was great and the whole atmosphere was so friendly and homely. Highest praise to the staff  for their patience, and their ability to make us feel individually special in a genuinely sincere waySue Bullock, February 2015

We specialise in making your holiday really special. Having our own outstanding driver guides and comfy vehicles helps too!

Holidays with Heart

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Almond Blossom

Travellers often stay on the periphery of societies they visit, but our staff take you straight to the heart of a Moroccan family home.  Besides, on one of our group holidays you get the chance to bond with other like-minded people.  Our holistic approach to nurturing the whole person means you feed your spirit as well as your body.

D104-8371M-1 (003)Your commitment to sustainability puts many of us in England to shame  and it was such a pleasure to stay for a few days with people who appear to be living their ecological and spiritual beliefs  rather than simply paying lip service to themLiz Woodford, March 2016

Our menus have been lovingly devised with a strong emphasis on providing some of the best vegetarian food in Morocco.

The aid projects we support are on a human scale so that visitors can meet and interact with the beneficiaries and feel positive energy, compassion for people, animals and the planet.

P1040430Most of all, Holidays with Heart give you a real chance to tread carefully on the Road less Travelled, leaving an imprint only where appropriate and having opportunities to be involved  – contributing ideas about products, volunteering, introducing volunteers, bringing donation for the projects…

Select a Group Holiday      Read More about Holidays with Heart

 You bring your heart to the heart of Moroccan communities…
and go away knowing a lot more and feeling very different.

Ethical and Exciting Holidays

DSC_2321-14We have been pioneers in responsible tourism and sustainable tourism in Morocco since we opened La Maison Anglaise in 1996.

IMG_5781We have received awards and are accredited for our efforts in this field including Lonely Planet selecting us as one of the Top 10 Ecostays in the World in 2014 and being voted Number One on Trip Advisor.

As well as our conservation efforts, we support a number of appropriate projects.  These include our own projects:  soap-making, beekeeping  and embroidery; the orphanage, the School for the Blind, a project to support Street Children and women’s cooperatives including rug-making and argan oil, wildlife conservation, animal welfare and several more.  Education, particularly of young people, is important to us in order that good practices become second nature.

We provide detailed information both before and during your visit to ensure that the maximum cultural insight and enjoyment is gained from the holiday.  Morocco is an open, progressive society, which has an open attitude to the West. Moroccan open-mindedness means, for example, that although our staff don’t drink alcohol, they are happy for you to bring your own alcohol to the dinner table.

Staff

Our Excellent Staff

Our staff are like one big happy family and they care for you as if you were a precious member of their own family. They have a fantastic range of skills and knowledge which all combine to make your holiday really special.

They deliver our Holidays With Heart concept effortlessly as well as an in-depth understanding of our holistic approach to the holiday experience .

Your visit may be as an independent traveller or small group; or you may choose to join one of our Special Interest Holidays.  Whatever you choose, our staff are there to add an extra dimension to your holiday.

“The ethos of ” the boss” always affects a team, so it must in part be thanks to Latifa for running such a professional and helpful group.  What a lovely woman she is, perfect in her role as manager.”   Holly Anderson Nov 17

“Your staff are wonderful – helpful, cheerful, so hard working, and so willing to share their knowledge and life stories.”  Sylvia D Nov 2017

“Since my stay there has not been a day go by without my  thinking about you all with fondness, appreciation and admiration”  S Stewart November 2015

The staff could not have done more for us, the food was great and the whole atmosphere was so friendly and homely”  S. Bullock February 2016

Our Guides and Drivers

 

Said, our chief guide, has a real passion for the environment.

Tall SaidHis exceptionally detailed knowledge of wildlife is supported by a degree in biology and geology. He’s also a mine of information about most things Moroccan. This includes a bee keeping project  And he has a wonderful sense of humour. And he’ll be perfect in another role- supervising the new building project

DouniaDounia enthuses everyone with concern for human welfare, especially women’s rights and her fascination with culture. She loves taking visitors to villages in the mountains (where her family live).  She also supports a variety of handicraft projects and charities including the local orphanage.

 

 

CIMG3562“Little” Said and Rachid are delightful, kind men with a lovely sense of humour.  They both drive people carriers with great care and skill.

alan's pics dec 10 088Said is multi-faceted, with a degree in physics and great musicality which he shares with guests. Rachid is a good mechanic and sings beautifully.

 

Our Organisers

 

Latifa has managed the Moroccan office and staff with great skill and good humour since 1997.

Latifa the OrganiserShe  programmes our visitors’ activities, skilfully  matching possibilities to each client’s needs. She has a degree in English and Arabic and has supported a number of anthropologists and volunteers needing help with the Berber language.

Jane with baby donkeyJane conceived the project in the early 1990s and has worked with her 8 staff to create a unique, flexible and varied programme of authentic activities.

She is in the UK most of the time (though she’d like to be in Morocco more often!).  Jane loves to be involved in researching anything to do with sustainability and Morocco and fundraising for projects.

Martyn runs the UK office and knows Morocco, the guest house and staff well. He is a brilliant all rounder – with IT, maths and the written and spoken word .  He started work in the Moroccan tourist sector in 2007.

Martyn and Jane are responsible for handling bookings, answering queries , advising clients,  receiving and passing on your lovely feedback, managing the charitable work we do and devising new programmes.

Our House Staff

Latifa at work in the kitchenOur chefs, Fatima and Latifa, have an outstanding reputation. They cheerfully produce a large repertoire of tasty dishes.   We are thus able to cater for clients with a wide variety of dietary needs including vegetarian or vegan.

They are also happy to pass on  their knowledge to others through their cookery lessons. Sales of their cook book raise funds for community projects.

Chef Latifa They are also accomplished dancers (which they will demonstrate with joy) and Latifa is a wonderful masseuse. They also love to take women to the local hammam, an unforgettable and highly therapeutic  experience.

Nourdine, house manager

“For me and also the rest of the group it was far more hospitality and kindness than we ever expected”  Rahel, April 2016

The ever-smiling Nordine looks after everybody and everything that needs attention around the house. He accompanies visitors on a variety of activities around the town such as guided rides in horse-drawn taxis and  craft workshops.

See our Newsletters for any staff developments

Holidays with Heart

Guide Dounia explains pottery making
Our guide Dounia explains pottery making in her mountain village

Travellers often stay on the periphery of societies they visit, but our staff take you straight to the heart of a Moroccan family home.  You bring your heart to the heart of Moroccan communities and go away knowing a lot more and feeling very different.  Holidays with Heart are special.

To secure your place on a holiday Book Now.

Our holistic holidays bring a real connection with local people, the landscape, the culture, the environment, the food and our community projects.

“Most travel, and certainly the rewarding kind, involves depending on the kindness of strangers, putting yourself into the hands of people you don’t know and trusting them with your life.”  Paul Theroux, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

 

Connecting with People

 

With our guide Said in the Anti Atlas
With our guide Said in the Anti Atlas

From the moment you arrive in Morocco, there is the chance to get to know a group of enthusiastic, genuine, interesting people: our staff and their contacts.

Their engagement with you brings a feeling of connection with the Moroccan culture and local people in this fascinating area.

You also have the chance to bond with like-minded guests.

Connecting with Our Projects

 

Environmentalist demonstrating and explaining solar water heating to group of young children on roof terrace of environmental & cultural centre, La Maison Anglaise
Said explains solar hot water to children

The projects we support are on a human scale so that visitors can meet and interact with the beneficiaries and feel positive energy and compassion for people, animals and the planet.

Projects include the Bee Orchard, the Orphanage, Street Children’s Project, the Busy Bee Centre, Soap-making, Embroidery and various cooperatives.

Many projects support women and children.

 

It’s about feeling: 

  • responsible, excited and connected
  • aware and wanting to contribute
  • good through giving and receiving support.
Gnawa Musicians outside La Maison Anglaise
Gnawa musicians

It’s not an ordinary holiday. It’s more than that.  Responsible Tourism is a part of it; choices are another part.  We make it easy for you to use resources responsibly, by providing for example:

  • Tassels for towels so that you can keep track of yours when it’s hung on the terrace to air.
  • Buckets to fill with surplus water in the shower.  Grey water can then be used to irrigate plants etc.
  • Solar panels to heat water
  • Locally sourced vegetarian food or meat and fish if you choose

Nothing’s prescribed; we make it easy to go with the ethical flow.

“You are very committed to sustainable practices. So much so that guests don’t even need to think about it!” G Mark. Dec. 2015

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Berber woman and son on family donkey

Most of all, Holidays with Heart give you a real chance to tread carefully on the Road less Travelled, leaving an imprint only where appropriate and having opportunities to be involved  – contributing ideas about products, volunteering, introducing volunteers, bringing donations for the projects…

More about Singing Holidays.
More about Dancing Holidays.
More about Art Holidays.
More about Yoga Holidays

More about Pilates Holidays

View, choose and book your holiday from the table below:

DateHolidayNotesTeacherDetails and payment scheduleBooking FormAvailability
September 11-18 2018AVAILABLEOpportunities to see the new build in action as well as join our "normal" activities. Book NowAvailable. Book soon for good flight prices
September 20-25 2018Yoga: Hatha, Yin & GentlePatricia OlabreBrochureBook NowAvailable
September 25-Oct 2 2018Women's RetreatLondon Stansted Flights on outboundOlivia SeckBrochureBook NowAvailable
September 27 - Oct 4 2018Circle Dance Our only holiday NOT in MoroccoVesna + Marijan RudelBrochureBook NowAvailable
October 2-9 2018 SingingClaire Anstee & Su Hart BrochureWaiting ListFull
October 9-16 2018Circle DanceJeanette WhitfordBrochureBook NowLimited places available
October 16-23 2018SingingSu LewisBrochureBook NowAvailable
October 27-Nov 3 2018Anne's Friends Some bedrooms available for guests not in the groupAnne MaundBook NowAvailable
November 3-10 2018ArtSome bedrooms available for guests not in the groupLouise Waugh BrochureWaiting ListFull
November 10-20 2018 "Roots of Happiness": Natural Happiness and Sufi WisdomIncludes 4 night tour to the desertJilani + Alan HeeksBrochure
Book NowAvailable
November 17-24 2018Singingfor all levels of experienceCelia WebbBrochureBook NowAvailable
November 27-December 4 2018 Singing for WomenRowena WhiteheadBrochureWaiting ListFull
December 4 - 12 2018AVAILABLEAvailable
December 12-19 2018Bird WatchingMaximum number of 7 clients in this groupOur own StaffBrochureBook NowAvailable
January 5-12 2019Circle Dance Manchester flightsSally MaxwellBrochureWaiting ListFull
January 15-22 2019Basket MakingOur staff & local craftsmenBrochureWaiting ListFull
January 22-29 2019Yoga: Hatha, ScaravelliManchester flightsLouise CookBrochure Book NowOne or two places available
January 29- February 5th 2019Singingincludes Taize songs and many others Jane Read BrochureWaiting ListFull
February 5-12 2019 Circle DanceManchester flightsAnne-Lise KrygerBrochureBook NowFull
February 12 -19 2019SingingManchester flightsPauline DownBrochureBook NowAvailable
February 19-26 2019SingingKate DaviesBrochureBook NowAvailable
February 26 - March 5 2019Circle Dance Bobbi BailinBrochureWaiting ListFull
March 5-12 2019Circle DanceManchester flightsPaul BoizotWaiting ListFull
March 12-19 2019Mindfully MoroccoMindfulness Lorraine ShermanBrochure Book NowAvailable
March 19-26 2019Yoga (Iyengar, British Wheel and Scaravelli)Lisa TaylorBrochureBook NowAvailable
March 26-2 April 2019 Art Emphasis on sketching skills. Manchester flightsDonna Taylor BrochureBook NowOne place in a single room
April 9-16 2019SingingVivienne CouchBrochure Waiting ListFull
April 16-23 2019Family Friendly Activity HolidayCulture & puppetry, storytelling, circus skills, cooperative games, singing, yoga and mindfulnessCarol Shephard & Phill BurtonBrochureBook NowLimited places available
April 30 - May 7 2019Beekeeping in MoroccoIncludes endangered Yellow Saharan Bee studiesLynne IngramBrochureBook NowLimited places available
May 7-14 2019PhotographyIncludes tour to the Sahara and the Anti Atlas MountainsGraham ParishBrochureBook Nowone place available
September 17-24 2019AVAILABLEBook NowAvailable
September 24 -October 1st 2019PhotographyIncludes tour to the Sahara and the Anti Atlas MountainsGraham ParishBrochureBook Nowone or two places available
October 3 -15 2019Circle Dance & tourIn English; need to have danced with Laura beforeLaura ShannonBrochureBook NowAvailable
October 15-29 2019Circle Dance & tourIn German; must have completed 2-year training with LauraLaura ShannonWaiting ListFull
October 22-29 2019Natural Happiness - Renewing Your RootsAlan HeeksBrochureBook NowAvailable
October 29-Nov 5 2019SingingAbbie LatheBook NowAvailable
November 5-12 2019SingingRowena WhiteheadBook NowAvailable
November 12-19 2019SingingCelia WebbBook NowAvailable
November 19- 28 2019Circle Dance and optional YogaIncludes stay in High Atlas MountainsChrisandra & Jane HoustonBrochureBook NowAvailable
December 1-10 2019Circle Dance and optional YogaIncludes stay in High Atlas MountainsChrisandra BrochureBook NowAvailable
December 8-15 2019Dances of Universal Peaceincludes 3-day tour to desert & a chance to shop for Xmas!Glen & BettinaBook NowAvailable
December 31 - January 7 2020Youth RetreatJilaniBook NowAvailable
January 7 - 14 2020Yoga: Hatha, ScaravelliLouise CookBook NowAvailable
January 14 - 21 2020Herbal MedicineBook NowAvailable
January 21 - 28 2020Basket MakingBook NowAvailable
January 28 - February 4 2020Circle DanceAdrian Pointon and Cindy KellyBook NowAvailable
February 4-11 2020SingingJane ReadBook NowAvailable
February 11 - 18 2020Circle DanceAnne-Lise KrygerBook NowAvailable
February 18 - 29 Feb 2020Circle DanceIncludes 5-night Tour to Desert & Anti Atlas MtsBarbara DriscollBook NowAvailable
February 29 - 10 March 2020SingingIncludes 4-night Tour to Desert & Anti Atlas MtsPauline DownBook NowAvailable
March 10 - 17 2020SingingKate DaviesBook NowAvailable
March 17 - 24 2020YogaLisa TaylorBook NowAvailable
March 31 - April 7 2020SingingVivienne CouchBook NowAvailable
April 7 - 14 2020SingingSu HartBook NowAvailable
April 18 - 28 2020Circle DanceCanadian Training Group; Includes 3 night tour to desert and Anti-AtlasLaura ShannonBook NowAvailable
April 28 - May 12 2020Circle DanceIncludes 4 night tour to desert and Anti-AtlasLaura ShannonBook NowAvailable
October 6-13 2020Circle DanceNawal & DeeBook NowAvailable
October 13 - 20 2020PhotographyIncludes 3 night tourGraham ParishBook NowAvailable
November 3 - 10 2020SingingCelia WebbBook NowAvailable
November 10 - 17 2020Circle DanceJeanette WhitfordBook NowAvailable
November 17 - 24 2020ArtLouise WaughBook NowAvailable
November 24 - Dec 1 2020Circle DancePaul BoizotBook NowAvailable
December 8-15 2020SingingBruce KnightBook NowAvailable

 

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Made to Measure and Group Holidays

La Maison Anglaise is a sustainably-run guest house, certified by Green Key, which offers holidays for  couples, friends and families and holistic themed Holidays with Heart  which combine culture with your chosen theme (dancing, singing, wildlife, walking, art, yoga etc).

Connect with other members of the group, local people and the environment. Take part in exciting and informative activities and trips to enjoy the fascinating culture and scenery of Morocco. Visit the people and projects we support.

Fair Prices and Fair Trade

Prices start from £350 for 7 nights including bed, breakfast, dinner and flights from the UK. Experience ethical, sustainable tourism at its best. Fairly priced extras may be seen here.

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.   Away from the principal tourist trails, it is an ideal place to enjoy an attractive, genuinely Moroccan environment and to soak up the local culture and the sun. Even in winter, the day time temperatures are 20-26˚ C falling to only 8-12˚ at night. See  more on weather.   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’

“Excellent guides and activities including trekking, Berber village visits, wildlife trips, cookery lessons and visits to the soap-making and beekeeping co-operatives they support. Day trips to the valley at Afensou in the High Atlas involve walking through olive groves to a swimming hole. On a quite street north of Taroudant’s central hubbub, this Green Key certified medina house makes a welcoming base run by a brilliant team of locals. As well as nine rooms, there is a kitchen for self-catering, a roof terrace with views of the High and Anti-Atlas, and a small library. Meals get rave reviews from guests. What really makes this British-owned guest house special is the staff, who help you get to grips with the local culture, whether on their tours or by just pointing you in the right direction”.

Please note that the existing guest house is not suitable for those with mobility problems; read more hereFrom Autumn 2019 we shall be moving to a new single storey site; read more here. 

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