Almond Cottage

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

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Sustainable Collection
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
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Escape from the madding crowd with a stay at Almond Cottage, nestled in the hills of the Yenice Vadi (New Valley) back to nature complex, in the heart of Mugla, near Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. This traditional one storey, one bedroom, one bathroom cottage is built of local stone, and can comfortably accommodate up to three guests, ideal for a couple, a small family, or a honeymoon with a difference.

The house is built into the hillside, surrounded by pine and almond trees, with magnificent views of the valley. Parking is included on site, and the cottage has complimentary Wi-Fi and air-conditioning throughout, with underfloor heating for the cooler months. Almond Cottage has been constructed with natural wood and local stone, furnished with artefacts made by local craftsman, and decorated throughout in a neutral crisp white with splashes of primary colour highlights. The seating area has a comfy wrap around L-shaped sofa (which can be a bed for one), a hand-crafted coffee table, a flat screen television and Bluetooth sound system, all centred around an enclosed log fireplace, perfect for cosying around in the winter months. The adjacent well-equipped wood and white kitchen has everything you will need to cater for your holiday, including a gas hob, fridge and dishwasher, as well as the must-have tea and coffee makers. Walk down the corridor, past the fitted wardrobes, where there is a master bedroom furnished with an impressive round bed, with an ensuite stone bathroom with walk in shower, wash basin and WC. Access the large private terrace via the floor to ceiling windows of the living area. We bet you will be spending most of your time on the well positioned terrace, relaxing on the natural grey cushioned sun loungers whilst admiring the view down the valley to the pool. Cool down on hot summer’s day in the natural stone step-entry jacuzzi, before sitting in the soft seating area enjoying a sundowner at sunset. Enjoy eating alfresco on the shady terrace at the four-seater wooden table and chairs, as you dine on the local hand-picked organic produce as the stars come out to shine.

Almond Cottage is built high on the hillside amongst almond and pine trees on the grounds of Yenice Vadi, with a magnificent view of the valley below. Here you can embrace traditional Turkish village life, a vacation in nature, surrounded by magnificent mountains, pine forests and olive groves. Venice Vadi is centred around a natural lake, with farm animals running free, birds and butterflies fluttering by, and organic fruit and vegetables to hand pick from the branch or vine. When you stay at Almond Cottage you can enjoy all of these bountiful benefits. Starting with breakfast, don’t fancy cooking your own, no problem, enjoy an alfresco Turkish buffet breakfast at the boutique hotel; too far to walk, don’t worry, you can have it served in your room. Lunch and dinner can be taken by the pool or restaurant, but if you’d prefer to cook yourself, then help yourself to the organic fruit and veg grown on site and in the greenhouses.

Yenice Vadi is open all year round, in the cooler months take shelter indoors where there is an open fire to keep you cosy. There’s no need to shop for provisions as everything is available for a healthy holiday, and if you don’t know how to rustle up a dish Turkish style, well they’ll teach you that too with their complimentary by appointment cooking classes. Work off all that healthy eating with a yoga or Pilates class in their specially dedicated studio, there’s nothing better than doing a sun salutation as the sun rises. Fancy a dip, there’s a beautiful natural lake, take a walk around it and absorb the atmosphere, before treading the boards of the wooden pier to an in-built large central swimming area, the perfect place for a few lengths before breakfast, or a cooling afternoon swim.

This listing refers to one of two identical properties, of which the photos are a mix. The actual house will be allocated on arrival.

 

 

 

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Almond Cottage is set in the hillside of Yenice Vadi, which offers stunning views, but is a gentle climb for those with mobility issues
  • The Yenice Vadi complex is set in the heart of the countryside, and superb back to nature facilities, with the nearest town thirty minutes away in either direction. Hiring a car is advisable to get around the area and make the most of your holiday
  • The cookery lessons are bookable in advance and well worth it
  • Breakfast served in the cottage is subject to an extra charge, we think it’s well worth it for a special holiday treat
  • This listing refers to one of two identical properties, of which the photos are a mix. The actual house will be allocated on arrival.



This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (locally owned)
  • Committed to Renewable and Green Energy
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Recycling)
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Vegetable Patch)
  • Protects and conserves local Heritage

Property Features

Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Hairdryer Sauna/Steam Working Fireplace/Woodburner Caretaker/Owner on Site

The Cottage

Set within a stunning resort with natural features that mimic traditional Turkish village life, whilst offering luxury accommodation and a unique experience. Almond Cottage is 45m² built high on the hillside surrounded by almond and pine trees, with a magnificent view of the valley and the swimming pool through the treetops.

Interior
- Open plan sitting room with fully equipped kitchen, with gas hob
- Double bedroom with large round bed
- Shower room with handheld and rain shower

Exterior
-    Jacuzzi
-    Full length awning for shade
-    Comfortable outside seating
-    Outdoor dining furniture
-    Sun loungers
-    Parking

Additional Facilities
- Refrigerator
- Dishwasher
- Hob
- Air conditioning
- Heating
- Log burning Fireplace
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- TV with Netflix access
- Hairdryer

Resort Facilities
- Restaurant
- Bar
- Freshwater swimming pool (25m x 5m)
- Landscaped gardens
- Farm
- Greenhouse (guests are welcome to pick their own vegetables to cook themselves)
- Hamman (additional cost and booking required)
- Sauna (additional cost and booking required)
- Bathrobes and toiletries

Location

About the surrounding area of Almond Cottage
Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Almond Cottage can be found in the pine and almond trees of Yenice Vadi, a unique back to nature, village life complex, close to the village of Yenice, in the heart of the province of Mugla, near Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. Yenice Vadi is equidistant from two international airports, both Dalaman and Bodrum are a one hour fifteen minute drive through the verdant Turkish countryside to your destination. You can pick your own fruit and veg, and dine in the Yenice Vadi’s restaurant, but if you want more provisions, the small village of Yenice is just a short five minute walk away, with a few mini markets and manavs to cater for your holiday needs.

Locally there’s lots of walks in nature through the indigenous flora and fauna, take a hike up the mountains, or follow trails that will take your through traditional Turkish villages, where you can sample the simple life, sip a glass of apple tea in a shady garden, or sample a gozleme pancake handmade by the ladies of the house. Should you wish to ever leave the idyll that is Yenice Vadi, which many guests don’t, there’s lot to see and do within a comfortable driving radius.

It’s a tale of two destinations when you stay at Yenice Vadi, a thirty minute drive inland will take you to the major town of Mugla for a taste of Turkish commercial life, worth going on a Thursday, when there is a large local market, visit the Graeco-Roman museum full of Ottoman artefacts, before a stroll around the quaint old quarter and get a good scrub at a traditional hammam. Drive thirty minutes south to the coast where you will find the holiday hot spot of Akyaka, where the Azmak River meets the Mediterranean Sea. The pine timbered, fishing village of Akyaka is home to the nearest family friendly white sandy beaches. Famous for its fabulous cuisine, whilst you are there enjoy eating freshly caught seafood by the seashore, admire the old houses with wooden balconies festooned with flowers, or take a boat trip to the Bay of Gokova, with the Sakova Tepe mountains as a beautiful backdrop. The major town of Marmaris is just under an hour’s drive, to what was once a tiny fishing village, now home to a thriving tourist industry, it has a pebbly beach for sunbathing and swimming in the cool clear Mediterranean, a lovely long promenade for a stroll along the sea shore, great scuba diving facilities, brand label shops, bustling markets, a choice of cafes, restaurants and bars, and a very lively nightlife.

Further afield the town of Bodrum is a two hour drive away, situated on the south Bozburun coast, boasting the Museum of Mausolus, one of the original seven wonders of the ancient world, and Bodrum Castle founded by the fifteenth century Knights Hospitallers. Bodrum has a natural harbour full of fishing boats and day trip gulets, a marina mooring some of the world’s biggest and best super yachts, not to mention the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Dalyan is definitely worth a daytrip, a one hour fifteen minute drive away, take a trip down the Cayi River, past the Lycian tombs, and the ancient city of Kaunos, to Iztuzu Beach, home to the famous hatching Caretta Caretta turtles. No trip to this area of Turkey is complete without a visit to the must-see ancient city of Ephesus, a slightly longer two and a half hour drive, but well worth the journey to see one of the world’s most exceptional historical and fascinating archaeological sites


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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dalaman

(87km)

Nearest Town Akyaka

(19km)

Nearest Village Yenice

(1.6km)

Nearest Beach Akyaka Beach

(19km)

Nearest Restaurant Kara Dığan

(Walking distance)

Nearest Supermarket Öyküm tavukçuluk

(4.2km)

Akyaka

Turkey is an eclectic mix of dramatic scenery, amazing food and a deep history.  A visit to Turkey almost always inspires comment about the hospitality, maybe because the Turkish people believe a visitor is a gift from God. A trip to Turkey will almost definitely inspire you to return. You’ll be following in the footsteps of many a famous person from ancient history.

The South West coast of Turkey offers the perfect climate for your holiday, boasting over 280 dry days a year and an average June temperature of 28C in Akyaka, with sea temperatures of 23 degrees Celsius.  

Akyaka sits where the Kadın Azmak river joins the sea. Enjoying a Turkish breakfast or fish lunch at one of the many restaurants it is difficult to imagine anything disturbing the peace. Ducks and geese jostle for bread, fish swim past and bright green reeds wave in the slow-moving water, fed by cooler waters from the mountains above. Favoured by local day trippers from nearby Bodrum and Denizli, who gather on Akyaka’s wide sandy beach with shallow water meaning you can go a way out and the water is only up to your waist.

In recent years, Akyaka has become Turkey’s centre for kitesurfing and you’ll see all the kites in the sky, above the beach on the head of the gulf. There are several schools so if you fancy a go. Contact them beforehand, so you can get booked in as it is particularly popular during the holidays and weekends.
Akyaka is a member of the cultural Cittaslow organisation, recognising its connection with tradition. The local architecture of wooden balconies and white walled houses with terracotta roof tiles, bow thanks to 70’s architect Nail Çakırhan. The coast up from here has lots of small bays where you can swim and sunbathe, just drive through the forest and along the coast road to find them. Akyaka has a local market on Wednesday, or visit the huge very Turkish market in Mugla, which is the administrative centre of the area. In recent years Mugla has expanded as it’s university has gained popularity, but the centre still shows architectural signs of its Italian occupation last century.

For Turks, breakfast is a key meal, and you see family groups enjoying a feast late morning. Other than the riverside restaurants who serve a hearty feast, go to Sakartepe, at the top the mountain has the most amazing panoramic views.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Your kids will just love a holiday at Yenice Vadi, where they can run wild and free in nature, safe within the boundaries of this unique concept. The swimming area within the lake is the stuff childhood memories are made of. Imagine the fun of a pick your own breakfast, whether it’s from the on-site greenhouses, choosing the fruit and veg for their morning platter, or collecting freshly laid eggs from the free roaming hens. Maybe they could even learn a few life skills, helping to looks after the animals, joining in their daily care and cleaning, trying their hand at milking a goat, before accompanying a shepherd on a walk up the mountains. Your older ones could join in the traditional Turkish cookery lessons, or practice their downward dogs at the daily yoga class.

Within the vicinity of Yenice Vadi there are lots of walks for little legs, discover the local flora and fauna with just a stroll to the village, where they can see traditional Turkish life. For your older children the area is surrounded by treks and trails through the almond and fig groves, and pine tree forests, where they can breathe in the fresh air and be at one with nature. A day trip to Akyaka is a must to see the sea, where the family-friendly white sandy beach is a great place for both adults and children to enjoy some relaxing sunbathing, before swimming and snorkelling in the warm calm waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Drive down to Akyaka and charter a boat and have a lazy day at sea, visit the village of Gokce and pick oranges from the groves, rent bicycles and go sightseeing on two wheels, or if they prefer four legs, saddle up and ride a pony and go trekking and horse riding, or take a trip to Cleopatra Island, with sandy beaches. For your older children, or adrenaline junkies, there’s always canyon climbing and cold water swimming to keep them cool. Children love a day in Dalyan, not only to take a boat trip to see the Caretta Caretta turtles hatching on Iztuzu beach, but to wallow like hippos in the natural mud baths and the smelly sulphur springs of the Sarigerme Valley. Slightly further afield is a two hour drive to Saklikent Gorge, a natural ravine, where you can walk through the cool waters of the flowing river to a wonderful waterfall, under which you can take a cold shower, take a zip wire, and dine Turkish style at a low table on the water. Nearby is the smaller and much quieter Gizlikent, where you can take a walk in nature down steps and through a stream to a charming waterfall. If it’s history you are after, why not make a day of it with a visit to Tlos too, an impressive ancient Lycian ruins built into the hillside. For fun and frolics head to the tourist town of Marmaris, an hour’s drive away, where you will find family-friendly pebbly beaches, lots of cafes and restaurants, souvenir shops, marinas and museums, and a few fabulous super slides and swimming pools splish splash waterparks too!


Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • No car required
  • Animal farm
  • Climbing
  • Water excursions/Boat trips
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following: 

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit No secruity deposit required.
Arrival time 2.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of £15 per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that on occasions, in Turkey, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.
Other 2 In Turkey the plumbing system is not designed to have paper and sanitary items flushed down the lavatory. In these cases, a bathroom bin is provided.

Travelling to Turkey
All British (and most other nationalities) citizens require a full 10-year passport with at least 6 months validity to enter Turkey. UK passport holders are exempt from visa for tourist visits of up to 90 days within 180 days starting from the first entry date. For all other passports please visit the Turkish Government Website or the Turkish Consulate for details of whether you require a visa or not.

Whilst in Turkey local regulations require you keep your passport and a printed copy of your e-visa with you at all times.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 £2,210
Dec 29th 2024 - Nov 27th 2025 £2,210

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 €2,415
Dec 29th 2024 - Nov 27th 2025 €2,415

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 $2,620
Dec 29th 2024 - Nov 27th 2025 $2,620

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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