“Great, relaxing and peaceful home from home” From the moment we arrived we felt comfortable and relaxed. Malcolm and Emi were very welcoming and a great support throughout our stay. The villa is in a great position with the mountain backdrop, many an hour spent just watching the para-gliders in the distance whilst sitting by the pool! Just enough away from the hustle of Hisaronu (25 min walk) but only a short stroll down hill into Ovacik (7 mins). Taxi to Hisaronu was just 15 lira each way.
Very friendly Turkish neighbours and some great local restaurants. The staff at Friar Tucks were great, giving us lifts up to the villa with our shopping, even when we weren't drinking or eating in the restaurant at that time. The food was also very good here and at Angora restaurant just down the road, but there are many more restaurants to choose from. We were advised by the locals to shop at 'Sok' supermarket, which was very reasonable and is a short stroll up the road from Friar Tucks. There is also a couple of greengrocers and a butchers in Ovacik, great suppliers for our BBQ evenings eating alfresco on the veranda!
The villa is a good size and has all the necessary amenities with a great layout. It feels very homely and our family felt safe, secure and relaxed. The pool is a good size and cleaned regularly and the pool table is an added bonus, great entertainment when a short break from the sun was needed. Air conditioning in every room was very welcome! A secure villa, great for younger children and feeding the resident tortoises was a daily pleasure.
If I was asked what I would improve about the villa, the only thing I would say is perhaps the addition of a further drawer unit or dressing table in a couple of the bedrooms. This would only be a suggestion and by no means impacted on us having a very enjoyable and relaxing stay and I would recommend this villa 100%.
Thank you to Karen (villa owner) who made the whole booking process very easy, organising return transfers, a welcome pack on arrival and answering our questions promptly. We had a great holiday, thank you so much.