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Unique Restored Stone Villa With Private Pool and Beautiful Mountain Views.

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Holiday Home in Uzumlu, Nr. Fethiye, Aegean Region, Turkey - Very Peaceful, Yet Only 100ms to Village Centre

Orchard house, in the village of Uzumlu, is unique and like no other house in the area. The original house dates back to the early 1900's and during renovations great care has been taken to retain as many of the original features as possible (beamed ceilings, original doors etc).

The house was renovated using local stone and local tradesmen.

The property is surrounded by high stone walls and entrance is via a solid steel gate so guests can be assured of privacy and security throughout their stay.

To maximise the 'al fresco' lifestyle there are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor and 1 bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and dining area on the first floor. A very large L shaped balcony is accessed from the dining area, from here guests may spend hours dining, enjoying chilled beer or wine, delicious locally produced organic fruit/vegetables and simply marvel at the beautiful mountain views. The village centre is only a 2 min walk away (which is very rare for rental villas) where the village square is surrounded by Turkish tea houses, bars, restaurants and several small shops selling locally hand woven goods such as table cloths and curtains as well as basic supplies. There is a regular bus (dolmus) service to Fethiye but a car would be advisable.


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Chris Brooke
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2017

About Chris Brooke

I am a British artist living and working in Lincolnshire.

As an artist I am always looking to find beauty and inspiration wherever I look, which is one of the main reasons I bought this house in Turkey (within a week of setting foot in the country for the first time ever!).

My father lived in Spain for many years and I used to be a frequent visitor there, but as lovely as Spain is it has become a little too 'English' for me. In essence, this area of Turkey reminds me of what Spain used to be like about 30 years ago, especially in this particular area of Turkey.

The Turkish people have an individual charm all of their own. They are a proud nation, very traditional and respectful in their nature....and of course there is the wall to wall sunshine throughout the summer months.

Chris Brooke purchased this villa in 2002

Why Chris Brooke chose Lycian & Turquoise Coast

I have owned this property for several years and, with the aid of a good Turkish friend of mine, have restored and renovated it in a sympathetic and traditional way.

I first holidayed in Turkey 15 years ago and was surprised and delighted with the friendliness of its people, the clarity and temperature of its waters and the vast beauty of its countryside.

Although in the early days I enjoyed the all night party atmosphere of Hisaronu I now prefer the peace and tranquility of Uzumlu where I can paint, read or just simply relax with friends and family.

To me, although fairly simply furnished, this house offers everything anyone could ever want from a holiday home. I hope my guests come away with the same impression.

What makes this villa unique

Many of the new villas in Uzumlu have been built on the outskirts of the village in totally tourist developments.

This house is in the centre of the village where your neighbours are Turkish village folk and you are only a couple of minutes gentle stroll away from the village shops, bars and restaurants. You will be charmed by their friendliness and generosity. You won't hear loud music banging through the night and you won't be embarrassed by drunken party goers. The only sounds you will hear are distant dogs barking, cockerels crowing, cicadas chirping in the trees and of course the calling to prayer every few hours from the local mosque.

The house is situated in a secure and private high walled garden with steel gates at the entrance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Being the first guest to stay in your house, I just wanted to say what a wonderful holiday I had with my family. The village and villagers were absolutely charming. I look forward to staying there again in the very near future. Thanks again Mrs Wendy Bowkett.

We enjoyed staying at the villa and loved the setting in the village below the mountains. The fruit trees in the garden were lovely to see and we did find a ripe orange which was a treat - you don't get those growing in Scotland!

Thanks, Jill.

We would definitely like to return and would recommend.

Regards Ms F. Bermingham.

Loved the house, the village and the local Turkish villagers. We WILL be back.

Yours Mr R. Houseman.
Sep 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Üzümlü, Turkey

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom which is situated on the ground floor has a large walk in shower, basin and wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed plus fold up bed. Air-conditioned. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Air-conditioned. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Air-conditioned.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Please note: I would prefer guests not to smoke inside the house. There are ashtrays available should guests wish to smoke outside or on the balcony. There is air-conditioning in all bedrooms but as electicity in Turkey is very expensive I would really appreciate guests turning the A/C off when rooms are not being used. Outside: The private garden is one of the features of this property. Accessed from a very quiet lane in the village via ornate lockable steel gates, there is off road parking for 2 cars. The garden has 7 types of fruit trees including orange, clementine, pomegranate, fig, olive, lemon and grape. The private pool (3m x 5m) is 4' deep at the shallow end and 6' at the deep end. There are ample sunbeds, tables and chairs. Please note: The pool is not heated. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided (please bring your own beach/pool towels). The house, towels and linen are cleaned prior to your arrival, extra washing/cleaning available at extra cost. Other: Artist studio in the garden (currently used for storage) has light and power, tiled floor (dimensions: 5m x 3m).


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(4 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

What a lovely rustic quaint villa and surrounding area. The village is like stepping back in time with amazing friendly locals. If you want night clubs this is not the place for you. The only noise you hear are the chickens and the tractors as the village is in a rural area. The villa has been very tastefully renovated which keeps the original character.The only niggle was there is only one bathroom. We would not hesitate to return to this beautiful villa and may well do so next year. Thanks Chris.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 2 weeks in this beautiful home which is equipped with absolutely everything you need to enjoy your stay, the most comfortable place that we have ever stayed. Gersel came everyday to clean the pool and was friendly although unobtrusive. We spent some wonderful evenings sitting on the upstairs terrace watching the sun go down and listening to the call to prayer echoing around the mountains ( absolutley beautiful). we tried every restaurant in the the village and they were all nice, friendly and well priced. All in all an amazing holiday in a stunning home .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing break, lovely surroundings

  • 4 of 5

We met up with old friends, and the villa and it's location was perfect for us. The villa has been sympathetically restored and the location, in a quiet street within easy walking distance of the village centre, was ideal. We liked the fact that it was in a real village and not a complex of modern villas, loved the laid back way of life. The Owner's caretaker Gurzel, was lovely and couldn't have been more helpful.

We deliberately did not hire a car as we were there for only one week, we relaxed by the pool and ate (and drank) locally. Plenty of choice of restaurants and coffee shops and we tried to spread our custom around. When we did venture further afield we used the regular local bus or Dolmus, which was a great way to get about. Loved Fethiye (less than 30 minutes on the bus) but always glad to get back 'home'.

Suspect if you were trying to entertain children it would have been a little harder, but for us it was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing house in a nice mountain village

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the villa Orchard. Uzumlu is a beautiful location (very centrally for trips), also the village itself has a lot to offer (nice restaurants, scenic views, contact with local population). This holiday home is a true dream: nice swimming pool, lovely garden and a small but practical kitchen and spacious bedrooms. Our congratulations to the owner for this lovely stone built property and thanks for the nice holiday. This house is a must for anyone who wants to discover Turkey in a different way.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
To book simply call or email me with required dates. I will then confirmed these dates. Payment of a non refundable deposit of £200 will secure these dates for you. The remaining fee must be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival, along with a refundable breakages/damages deposit of £200 (which will be refunded to you immediately after your holiday minus any replacement/repair costs).
Should you want car hire/transfers I can arrange this on your behalf.
A welcome package can also be provided at cost.

Changeover Day:
Normally check out will be by 11am and check in will be after 2pm. Having said that I will always endeavour to be flexible depending on outgoing guests leaving time and incoming guests arrival time.

Notes on prices:
Discount may be available for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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