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Mountain Cottage (Yayla Evi) Nr Fethiye,TURKEY


Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

relax in the shade or sunshine, sunbed or hammock?

Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This traditional charming rustic MountainTurkish Yayla Cottage has been carefully renovated maintaining all of its original features, but also adding some modern facilities, and offers a pool for those hot sunny summer days.

The area is a rural mountain farming community, and is surrounded by small fields, olive groves, orchards and pine forests. This area is very green due to the continual snow melt through the summer months. On walks you may pass goat herders, admire the stunning view of Fethiye bay at sunset, or find yourself a stone to sit a while and contemplate!

Until about June you will be surrounded by snow capped mountains. It takes about fifteen minutes to walk to our nearest neighbours, who of course only speak Turkish. There are miles of mountain tracks to explore, and a sat.nav is available if you wish to use it.

This is an ideal retreat where you can relax and de-stress.

The cottage is about 50 minutes out of Fethiye, up into the Taurus Mountains, just above the ancient site of Tlos castle.

For those wanting plenty of R & R we will arrange pick up from Fehtiye or Dalaman airport, otherwise car rental is available from about £20 per day, this enables you to go further and explore the area. We are not far from Saklikent Gorge and only 10 minutes from Tlos Castle, and 5 minutes from the famous Yaka Park waterfall restaurants.

The world famous Olu Deniz 'Blue Lagoon' where the world para gliding championships are held each year in October is about an hour away by car. Also easily reached is the 16mile long sandy beach of Patara, and numerous other beautiful areas to visit such as the quaint town of kalkan.

If you like walking this is certainly a place to visit with stunning mountain views everywhere,

We live about 100m away from the cottage and are available for information, guided walks, and maintain the pool and water the gardens and orchard as needed. We welcome all our guests on arrival and are only a call away should you need help, but of course respect your privacy at all times.

There are no local buses or shops within walking distance, or broadband here. This is a 'REAL RETREAT'. For a complete 'get a way' come and visit us!

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach 50 minutes
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: DALAMAN
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region

This region of Turkey is much greener than many other areas along this coast due to the snow melt water from the mountains. It is a few degrees cooler here in the mountains at 850m above sea level, heaven on a hot summers day.

You are within easy reach of Fethiye with it's old town bazaars, Turkish baths and harbour. Day boat tours can be booked here and are always a great day out, food included. There are plenty of great places to experience Turkish food here.

The world famous 'Blue Lagoon' at Olu Deniz with long beaches and where the World Paragliding Championships are held in October each year, an amazing sight is only 1 hour away. Of course you may like to experience paragliding from Baba Dag mountain over the lagoon, and landing on the beach?

Calis and Patara beach about 50 min away.



The scenery is breath taking and splendid with views back to Fethiye bay (50 min drive) in one direction and Patara beach in the other. Sunsets are stunning. Mountain Cottage has a back drop of large mountains and in cooler months walkers can climb for about an hour to the top of the first ridge and look over the high plateaux and higher mountains beyond.

There are miles of mountain tracks to explore and guests often like to accompany us on our walks. Evening time in the summer.

June temperatures are usually into the 30's, July and August can reach into the 40's, but cooler than town, and often with a light breeze. The stone cottage with very thick walls remains cool in summer.

Of course with no light polution this is the ideal place to star gaze, and Ray is happy to share his telescope with guests.

You are within a 5 mintutes drive of the Yaka Parks, which started as trout farms but are now big restaurants serving freshly cooked food and mezes whilst sitting in the cool by the cascading water falls and streams. These are a big attraction for both tourists and Turkish locals who like to visit here in the summer.

About 10 minutes from the cottage is Tlos Castle with it's rock tombs and amazing history. You can also find little cafes here happy to cook you trout or chicken, with salads, chips etc or buy an ice cream after you explorations.

Back down onto the valley road, about 35 min from here is Saklikent Gorge, the longest in Europe, with vertical cliff sides and ice melt water flowing through the bottom. In summer you can walk km's paddling in the cool water or even have a raft futher down the river. Here too are plenty of eating places by the river side, also little market stalls and trout farms.

The local shop is about 5 minutes by car, they sell fresh bread, biscuits, ice cream etc (not usually fresh fruit or veg because all our neighbours are self sufficient) but you will need to travel to Seydikemer about 30 minutes away for bigger supermarkets, or pick shopping up in Fethiye on your way here. I am happy to help with shopping please ask?

You will not need to buy drinking water as the fresh piped mountain water is drinkable.

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7 Aug 2014


"Perfect in every way!"

We had a wonderful relaxing holiday in this beautifully appointed little mountain cottage. The cottage is as clean as a whistle and extremely well equipped both inside and outside. We did not rent a c… More

Thank you for your kind review Maggie & Mike. It was lovely to meet you both and we are very pleased you enjiyed your stay here. Good Wishes, R&R

5 Aug 2014


"A little piece of heaven that we didn't want to leave..."

We have today returned from an 8 night stay at Rosie and Ray's mountain hideaway and both my Husband, I and our 9 year old son said this was one of our best holidays ever. We were totally relaxe… More

Thank you for ALL your wonderful comments, we enjoyed meeting you all and our chats. It was fantastic to see you all relaxing and enjoying the peace here, but also to hear the 'fun' in the pool. Your son is a lovely young man.We're very pleased that you enjoyed being here so much.
It felt like we were saying bye bye to old friends when you left, so we look forward to seeing you whenever you get the chance to return.
Wishing you all well, R&R

13 Oct 2013


"Great relaxing holiday, unique experience away from the crowds!"

So pleased to have have found this gem tucked away in the mountains under an hour away from both Fethiye and Kalkan. The cottage was wonderful, comfortable, and clean, but we spent most of our time around the pool and under the pergola. Everywhere you look the mountain views are stunning! We went for evening walks before cooking a BBQ, and even swan under the stars. Thank you Ray for the use of your telescope. With no light pollution this is the perfect place to star gaze.
We hired a car and took ourselves off to Saklikent Gorge and went on to the 16 miles of sandy beach at Patara (under an hour from cottage) We also enjoyed visiting the local Yaka park restaurant where the ice melt water flows in the summer. This is great on a hot day. We also ate at the local picnik place that offered fresh trout and was within walking distance.
As this was our first visit to the area we went out a fair bit but quite honestly we couldn't wait to get back and relax by the pool.
The owners were very helpful, arranged our car hire at a good price, gave us advise, maps, directions, and even cooked and served us dinner a couple of times. Well worth a visit if you want a holiday with a difference.

Thank you very much for your great (and lengthy)review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us in the mountains. We look forward to welcoming back again next year, Rosie & Ray

13 Oct 2013


"Blissful mountain retreat"

A lovely cottage for a relaxing week in the mountains - a perfect escape from the bustle of everyday life. The cottage is lovingly restored, cosy and rustic with all the amenities you could need and t… More

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again next year. Rosie

21 Sep 2013


"Perfect place"

Nous avons loué ce cottage en aout 2013 et avons adoré cet endroit, loin de tout, dans la nature. Rosie et Ray sont des hotes aux petits soins. Le cottage est bien équipé et le fait d'être dans la montagne fait qu'on a pas besoin de la climatisation. La piscine est très agréable. Un endroit parfait pour des vacances au plus près de la vie turque. Merci pour votre gentillesse.

Dear Muriel, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family.My French is very poor (as you know) but as you did tell us you had all very much enjoyed your stay, thank you very much for your review, Kind Regards, Rosie

2 Aug 2013


"An enjoyable break from the town and beach."

We make regular and extended visits to Fethiye and have visited numerous places in the surrounding area.We took friends up the mountain to Yaka/Tlos and whilst having a beer one of the staff mention… More

Thank you for your comments, it was a pleasure having you to stay, Rosie & Ray

22 Jul 2013


"A peaceful and secluded retreat with stunning views"

We had the good fortune to be able to stay in this cottage just after the swimming pool had been constructed. It was wonderful to cool off and relax in it looking up at the amazing views of the mounta… More

Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and very much look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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