The Smokehouse Cottage
Cottage with 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and shared pool in Kaya Village, Turkey
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From £314 per week
Cottage to rent in Kaya Village, Turkey
Cottage overview - owner's description
The Kaya Cottages are two restored cottages in Turkish Mediterranean style with pool in the idyllic rural village of Kayakoy on the "Turquoise Coast". A beautiful and relaxing, holiday getaway.
The Smokehouse Cottage
The Smokehouse is a large one bedroom stone built cottage with tiled floors throughout, whitewashed walls and wooden beamed ceilings.
As you enter the Smokehouse you pass through the rustic blue Cottage style kitchen area with a dining area and decorative fireplace. The verandah and outside dining area are just off the kitchen.
You then enter a spacious living room with large Turkish style fireplace, and two day beds perfect for relaxing or to sleep extra guests. A simple music player, games and a collection of books are available for guests use. This room acts as a perfect separate bedroom during summer months when the family will spend time in outdoors areas.
During cooler months a wood burning stove is installed and the room becomes a cosy haven after a days hiking or exploring. Perfect with a glass of red!
The bathroom has decorative blue tiling, basin, shower and hot water all year round.
The bedroom has an air-conditioning unit and ceiling fan, large built in cupboards and double doors opening onto a private terrace that has wonderful views of the Valley. A delightful breakfast spot.
Off the outside verandah is an outside shower room with a second WC.
The Smokehouse Cottage sleeps up to four guests in comfort.
The Kaya Cottages
Each cottage has a private area and the property is surrounded by gardens and a rustic stone wall.
Come to experience panoramic views of rolling hills and sweet scented pine forests with a mountainous backdrop. From the viewpoints above the Valley you can see the sea twinkling between the hills behind the abandoned Greek Village that forms the heart of Kayakoy.
At dusk you can relax in the Cottage grounds listening to the call to prayer echo around the Valley, the hum of the cicadas from the treetops or owls calling to each other.
The beautifully tiled pool area is raised above the property and overlooks the picturesque Kayakoy Valley. The pool area is flooded with sunshine all day then is lit up at night time for relaxing and star gazing or a midnight dip during balmy summer evenings.
Kayakoy is one place where you will find an unspoilt side of Turkey and experience Turkish culture and Village life. It is the perfect place to relax or to explore the forest trails, ruins and beaches and bays of the Turquoise Coast.
Neighbours can been seen tending to their animals and bustling about with domestic chores or collecting wood and herbs from the hillsides. A must is to sample their delicious home made yoghurt, cheese, honey, fresh Village eggs, olives, oils, jams and vinegars as well as a wonderful range of sun ripened fresh fruits and vegetables.
Visitors can find the hidden Monastery overlooking the Mediterranean, sample Turkish Cuisine and hospitality at nearby family owned restaurants or swim and chat with Turkish locals at Gemiler Beach amongst the many activities the area has to offer.
Kaya Village remains unspoilt by the mass tourism yet is easily accessible from Dalaman Airport (1 and 1/4 hr by transfer) and Fethiye Town (8km).
Kaya Village is located around the historic ruins of Levissi. Approx. 400 ruins of lie nestled against the hillside, forming a unique open-air museum. Levissi (or Karmylassos) was abandoned as part of a forced population exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1923. Exploring the site via worn pathways weaving between houses and churches is a wonderful experience.
The ruins of Levissi were the inspiration for the Louis De Berniere’s novel Birds Without Wings. Make sure you catch a glimpse from the pool area at Kaya Cottages.
This cottage has 21 verified reviews.
21 out of 21 people recommend staying here
Lovely peaceful location whilst handy for exploring the Fethiye/Olu Denis area. The cottage is well furnished, comfortable whilst being still traditional in character.
Only one word - amazing. Amazing in terms of location (surrounded by green valley with great views and beautiful pine trees and autumn flowers, short drive to the best beaches), amazing in terms of design and layout of old house (lovely furniture, rugs, fireplaces, tables and chairs - all in keeping with an old house, very good kitchen with all necessary utensils, pots and pans and cooking facilities for making authentic Turkish food (great local produce available)) and lovely terrace with pool - even in late October was good to be able to sit out in morning by pool in sun to have breakfast and to cool off when returning from day on beach or site-seeing
Might invest in microwave for kitchen - to help in those that cook to reheat left overs (pilafs, etc)
Excellent property and perfect host. Highly recommended.
We had a really wonderful holiday in this beautiful cottage, which is situated in a quiet village on the south coast of Turkey, near to Fethiye. Claire, the owner, is super friendly and incredibly helpful. She even secretly organised a cake for my wifes birthday. The cottage is really homely, with a lovely outdoor eating area and a private swimming pool and area to lie and soak up the sun. It is well equipped for cooking, has plenty of books (novels and local guides), and Scrabble. The bathroom is great, with a really strong hot shower, and theres plenty of space in the living area and kitchen.
There are loads of excellent restaurants within easy walking distance (most will pick you up and dro p you back if you dont fancy a stroll under the stars), including Cin Baal, which is an incredible restaurant specialising in lamb, where you can get a special booth to yourself and can cook you own delicious meat on a grill that they bring to your table - it is very cool.
The area is perfect for swimming, exploring ancient ruins, or accessing parts of the Lycian Way, which takes you along the breathtaking coast. The nearest beach, where you can hire kayaks and organise other activities is about 10 min drive away and other beaches are easily reached walking or by car.
Overall, the whole holiday was superb.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Smokehouse cottage. Clare was an excellent host - she left us to our own devices but was at the end of the phone or popped by every couple of days in case we needed anything. She was able to suggest days out, places to eat and there is information about the local area provided in the cottage pack. The setting is beautiful and very quiet. Cottage very comfortable and roomy for 2 people. Very clean pool which is swept every day and private. If you want to get away from it all but be well placed to explore this stunning part of Turkey then I would recommend staying here. The local Dolmus bus system is great too, although it is very safe to walk around as well.
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Sights and attractions
Outside this cottage in Kaya Village, TurkeyThis cottage is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a shared pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is not necessary as the cottage is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is not available.
Prices and availability
Updated 28 May 2017
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 2 April - 30 June 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Dalaman Airport transfer (depart)
£43.00 per booking, paid with booking
Weekly car hire 4dr with A/C
£175.00 per week, paid locally
Antalya Airport transfer (arrival)
£120.00 per booking, paid locally
Antalya Airport transfer (depart)
£120.00 per booking, paid locally
Dalaman Airport transfer (arrive)
£43.00 per booking, paid with booking
1 bedroom, Sleeps 4:
- 1 double bed
There is also 2 single sofa beds in living room (daybeds)
2 bathrooms, 1 Separate WC
Shared pool, Depth 1.2m to 1.2m
CD player, Internet / WiFi, Radio
Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning bedrooms only, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Car hire optional
Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Private garden, Shared garden
Children, Infants, Single gender groups
The Cottages have have booklets provided for information about the Cottages and the local area. Good sized plunge pool approx 6m x 4m. Depth 1.2m. Furniture provided for relaxing. Pool is shared only between the two Cottages that is raised above the property for privacy and to make the most of the wonderful view of the Valley. Laundry service is provided for a reasonable fee. Mosquito nets are provided. Around Kaya Village there are many walk trails leading to historic sites and stunning beaches. There is a wide range of restaurants and to visit and most will drive you home after your meal.
Private Owner From Fethiye, Turkey Member since Mar 2006
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