Desert Rose has just five rooms accommodating a maximum of 12 guests. Cut into the rock of the hillside, they feature stone walls, slate floors, hand-woven rugs and are furnished with unique carved wooden chairs and tables and four-poster beds – all made of local materials, all environmentally sustainable. This wood-carving is a particular feature of Desert Rose: even the soap dishes are made of hand-hewn hardwood. Open-air bathrooms with sunken baths and recessed washbasins complete the Lodge’s sensual, organic feel. The rooms accessed by paths and steps, all have screens and shutters and can be as private or open as the guest wishes. Two of the rooms are doubles, two twins, one a family house sleeping four. There’s a dining room serving home-grown organic meals, a lounge and a small library.