Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Lale Evi is an architect designed, rustic cottage located on the beach road outside the charming village of Dalyan. It is in a beautiful, peaceful location surrounded by fields of pomegranate trees with mountains all around. The cottage is set back from the road in an extensive garden (1,600m2) with a large private pool (50m2) and pergola. It has a spacious terrace along the front and side of the house which is draped with bougainvillea – the perfect place to relax and dine. The garden is lawn throughout with palm trees, pomegranate trees, banana palms and oleander shrubs. Inside, the cottage is spacious, with lounge, open plan kitchen, bathroom and a double bedroom on the ground floor. Upstairs are two further bedrooms, one double and one twin, and a second bathroom. The double bedroom has small private balcony with views of fields and mountains. The upper floor of the cottage has attic style sloping wooden ceilings and both bathrooms are individually designed with marble fittings hand made by local craftsmen. Most windows and the French doors to the terrace have mosquito nets. All bedrooms and the lounge have air conditioning. The wooden furniture and beds have all been made by a local craftsman.
Our Turkish neighbours run a small organic vegetable garden and sell seasonal vegetables along with a rustic café serving organic breakfast and freshly squeezed pomegranate juice.
The Dalyan area has been awarded the status of a Turkish National Park and is an exceptionally beautiful area. The beaches are protected as they are where the endangered loggerhead sea turtles lay their eggs in the summer months.
The house was built in 2006 and this is the first year that we are making it available for guests
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Iztuzu 8 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor has a double bed with bedside cabinets and large wardrobe. There is also a walk in storage room.
Bedroom 2 on the upper floor has a double bed and bedside cabinets with built in cupboards and wardrobe along one wall and a small private viewing balcony. This bedroom has a sloping wooden ceiling.
Bedroom 3 on the upper floor has two single beds with bedside cabinets and built in cupboards and wardrobe along one wall. This bedroom has a sloping wooden ceiling.
Bathroom 1 on the ground floor has craftsman made marble bath and wash stand, toilet, shower and discretely housed washing machine.
Bathroom 2 on the upper floor has craftsman made marble wash stand, toilet and built in shower cubicle. This bathroom has a sloping wooden ceiling.
The kitchen is open plan and fully equipped with electric kettle, crockery, cutlery, etc. There is an electric oven, gas hob, extractor fan, fridge, freezer and ample marble worktops.
The charming lounge has lots of daylight and a brick built fireplace. It is open plan to the kitchen and dining room. There are two sofas, a high backed chair, coffee table, side tables, CD player and Ipod player, along with Turkish kilim carpets. There are French windows and front door leading to the terrace. The dining area has a dining table with six chairs.
The water is heated by gas.
Towels and linen are included and the cottage is cleaned every week..
|Further details outdoors|
Lale Evi has a large garden (approximately 1,500 sq m) with a long brick driveway and wrought iron gates. The garden is lawn throughout with palm trees, pomegranate trees, banana palms and oleander shrubs. There is a 50 sq m private pool which is solely for the use of guests. The cottage has an extensive terrace to the front and side of the property.
We are flexible about changeover days. Our preferred arrival time is after 3pm and preferred departure time is 10am latest, however, we will be as flexible as we can.
We can put you in touch with a local company that provide transfers to and from Dalaman airport. The cost for a return transfer for 6 people is £80. The same company provide car hire and if you hire a car for one week the transfers are free of charge. Car hire starts at £185 per week including car insurance and no extra charge for child seats.
HIGH CHAIR, COT and STAIR GATES
High chair, cot and stair gates for the top and bottom of the stairs can be provided for small children at no extra cost.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The Dalyan region is rich in archaeological interest and has its own rock tombs and ancient city of Kaunos, dating back some 3000 years. The Dalyan area has been awarded the status of a Turkish National Park and is an exceptionally beautiful area. The beaches are protected due to the loggerhead sea turtles laying their eggs there in the summer months. Consequently, there is no building or development by the sea.
There are two routes to the beach; along the road on which the cottage is situated or via a boat from the harbour in the village.
By road - the journey time is approximately 15 minutes, passing a beautiful lake and meandering up the mountain road before descending to the beach. There are Dolmus buses running approximately every 30 mins (in summer) which will pick you up and drop you off at the end of the driveway.
By boat - there are public boats (also called Dolmus) to the other end of the beach which leave from the harbour in the village. The boats travel along the river, through a maze of reed beds known as the Dalyan Delta and finally arrive at Dalyan beach. The views of the mountains all around are spectacular. The journey takes approximately 40 mins and boats run approximately every 30 mins.
The beach is a beautiful, 7km long sand spit with wonderful sand and mountains around. One end is known as Dalyan beach and the other is called Iztuzu beach. Both beaches have a simple wooden cafe and sun loungers and umbrellas for hire. At Dalyan beach you can choose to swim in the lake or walk across the sand and swim in the sea.
Dalyan has many excellent restaurants, cafes and supermarkets. The fresh fruit and vegetables sold in Dalyan are mostly organic and are reasonably priced with wonderful water melons, melons and other fresh fruit and salad ingredients in summer.
There are a range of activities available in and around Dalyan. Here are some examples:
•Take a boat trip to Dalyan beach via the public boat buses (dolmus)
•Hire a private boat for a trip on Koycegis Lake
•Take a boat trip along the coast to other local beaches and caves
•Visit the local mud baths and hot springs
•Enjoy a massage
•Visit the ancient city of Caunos
•Fishing trips on local boats
•White water rafting
•Take the local buses to nearby markets and resorts
•Water parks in Fethiye and Marmaris