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Spacious 250sqm 4 Bedroomed Villa With 50sqm Private Pool,Jacuzzi,Mountain view.



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
Villa in Dalyan, Mugla, Turkey - Villa Fully Air Conditioned. Central Location, Less Than A 5 Minute Walk To Shops And Restaurants

Nehir (River) Cottage was newly built in 2011/12 and is furnished and equipped to the highest possible standard not normally associated with holiday homes. It has 4 large bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms, walk in wardrobes and private balconies.There is free secure WiFi internet connection back to the UK for your laptop or wireless devices. English TV can be viewed along with many other English speaking channels on the Internet based 42 inch TV system. There are also many DVD films for your enjoyment. There is a Wii and many games for both adults and children. Several books and magazines are also provided for those who want them. Located in Gulpinar district, a quiet part of Dalyan with only a very short walk to harbour, shops and restaurants. The villa has a fully equipped modern kitchen with built in appliances, large open plan dining area and lounge fitted with a multi-fuel fire, designer floor tiles, window blinds and curtains giving an authentic Turkish feel to it. Patio doors allow access to the terrace. The large covered terrace overlooks the pools, garden and mountains. There is fixed seating with cushions to laze upon under the terrace. There are 8 sunloungers, umbrellas and a BBQ. The garden has both established and young trees planted. A hammock is suspended between the trees for those that care to try it. Private parking is gated and within the grounds.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The villa was designed and built by me to be used as my future winter home.

After spending many holidays in villas I hope I have picked the best features of each and incorporated them in mine. to suit the needs of all who use it.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Jayne C July 2012

River Cottage is a very smart villa. All the furnishings are modern and high quality. The 4 bedroom layout is perfect for two families and each room has its own dressing room and bathroom so there's plenty of space. The pool is fantastic, with a jacuzzi We had a lovely first villa experience.

Teresa C August 2012.

Well, what a fab holiday! The villa was beautiful and the photos did not do it justice! River Cottage is a villa of the very highest standard (and we have rented many over the past 20 years!) it is in an ideal location. The villa is very comfortable and modern and the bathrooms particularly are finished to an excellent standard. What cannot be underestimated is that the excellent inclusive airport transfers coupled with the villa location meant that we did not need a car, which added to the relaxation. We loved Dalyan and will return and River Cottage has set the bar so high, it's the only place we would stay. Well done Malcolm.
Feb 2012
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A wonderful villa for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This fabulous villa has everything you could want for a wonderful family holiday. The 4 lovely bedrooms all have en-suite, huge walk in wardrobes, air con and beautiful views.

Spacious open plan living downstairs meant the 7 of us in this villa always had space to relax without encroaching on anyone else.

Sitting outdoors area with its traditional cushioned area and table and chairs is a lovely way to spend the evening having a chilled drink. The pool and jacuzzi were well used both day and night.

Being only a 5 min walk to town meant you had the best of both worlds, the hustle and bustle of Dalyan with its vibrant cafes and restaurants or the peace and quiet of the villa.

The beach is a tranquil 20 min boat ride away through the rushes where if lucky you will see the turtles.

I cannot recommend this villa enough, Malcolm the owner also includes private transfers to and from the airport at no extra cost to yourselves. The perfect way to start and end your time in this fabulous villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Carlisle uk

Excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

Could not fault the villa.well appointed,spacious and oh so convenient for town.everything we needed.for a family holiday. Ahmet and his friends were so helpful.if you need car hire or want to do any of the boat trips etc. He can arrange them at very reasonable terms.once more thank you Malcolm you seem to have thought of everything ,from our airport transfers to pushchair and even a shopping trolley.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A stunning villa in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this amazing villa for 2 weeks with family, with an age range from 2 1/2 to 84 and it was perfectly equipped for everybody. The villa looks as good as the photos, everything we'd hoped for and more.The owner was more than helpful with all our enquiries and arrangements and his agent was always only a call/text away. The location of the villa gives stunning views in a beautiful, peaceful location, whilst only a 5 minute stroll led you to a great choice of shops and restaurants, with the beautiful river, endless bars and restaurants only a further 5 minutes away. We booked a boat trip for the day via ' Uncle Eric ' for a very reasonable price, which gave us the boat to ourselves and a fabulous lunch cooked by the mother of our captain and a wonderful day was had by all :).

There are so many amazing restaurants to choose from but one we particularly liked was Bistro Blue, great service, lovely food and perfect location. Also, for a drink-usually with nibbles, we adopted the Dalyan Lounge Cafe Bar as our local, where we were well looked after with always a friendly welcome.

Many thanks to Malcolm for letting us stay in his beautiful home and we cannot recommend this villa highly enough for people of all age groups.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nantwich, Cheshire

Beautiful villa, lovely town and excellent locatio

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with the villa from the website and were definitely not disappointed when we actually arrived. The transfer from the airport was painless and smooth. The villa itself is beautiful and had everything you could need for your holiday. We were a party of 7 of adults - the youngest was 19 and we all made good use of the Wii in the late evening. The pool area is spot on and well looked after with plenty of sunbeds for us sun worshippers! The villa manager, Ahmet was only a text/call away but the only thing we actually needed was the water machine refills which arrived quickly. We arranged our trips - 12 island tour and jeep safari with 'Uncle' Erik and these were excellent. He was very helpful and everything was really well organised. There are loads of places to eat - we tried Chef Steakhouse, Hanedin, Ali's for breakfast and Sinan's place at the end of the road. Sinan's was our favourite as the food was always really good and service was excellent. On the whole we had a wonderful two weeks and thank Malcolm for all the information he provided ahead of our trip. We would thoroughly recommend the villa and Dalyan to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best Villa in Dalyan

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at River Cottage in 2014 and enjoyed the villa and Dalyan so much that we booked it again for 2015 whilst waiting at the airport to fly home!

Not only is the villa perfect inside and out, but it's location couldn't be improved either: Far enough away from the centre to enjoy some tranquility, whilst only 5 mins walk from the town centre and market (a walk that passes some of the best restaurants in Dalyan - including the Chef's Steakhouse).

On the rare occasion that you require anything doing, Ahmet (Malcolm's agent in Dalyan) is only a phone call away and solves any problem or meets any request you may have without delay (the fact that Ahmet live's opposite is a bonus).

The only hesitation we have in recommending River Cottage is that it will become even more popular and harder to book in future!

We spent days researching Dalyan villas on-line in 2014 and having now visited Dalyan twice we know for certain we chose the best. Don't waste your time looking any further - this is the best villa in the perfect location! Please say "Hi to Ahmet for us and ask him to send "Ozzy" to your villa to book your "12 island cruise" and "Jeep Safari" - You'll have the time of your life on one of Ozzy's bespoke trips at a lower cost than the shops in the street are offering for large group tours.

Have a great holiday - you'll be thanking yourself you booked River Cottage for years to come (in fact we're already feeling jealous of you)!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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***WOW what a perfect Holiday***

  • 5 of 5

Evans / Wood and Myatt Family - What can I say this villa is perfect and the location is amazing. We went with 4 children and 4 adults and everyone enjoyed it so much, the people are so friendly and helpful.

We hired a boat for the day (Adil boats we found the best value 540 lira) it included going the following places -

turtle beach / magic waters / human water skiing / BBQ on board / crab fishing

and many more.

We will be going back again ***

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

After holidaying in Dalyan I knew I would return again and again. Its location being within an area of natural outstanding beauty with protected wildlife makes it perfect for all.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dalaman at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Sinan's Place at 20 Metres Nearest Ferry : Town centre waterfront at 200 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Sinan's Place at 20 Metres Nearest Beach : Iztuzu at 5 Kilometres Car: not necessary


The Iztuzu (Turtle) Beach is approx 35 minutes scenic boat ride passing the rock tombs, of alternativly a 20 minute ride on the dolmus bus through beautiful mountain villages. Visit the mudbaths for some fun. Visit the local markets by bus or boat and feel the Turkish way of life.


Flights are readily available from most UK airports (Thomas Cook, Easyjet). Sheduled flights from Stanstead (Pegasus Airlines) via Istanbul with good internal connections are available most days (very keen prices). The transfer from Dalaman airport is a 30 minute drive. One return airport transfer from Dalaman is included in the rental for up to 8 people.


Less than a 5 minute walk to town/river. 20 minute boat ride to mud baths. 5 minute walk to Turkish baths. 15 minute walk to rock tombs. 5 minute walk to nearest supermarket. There are 2 restaurants within a 1 minute walk.

Further Details:

There are many shops, restaurants and bars. There is a market in Dalyan every Saturday and at Koycegiz on Mondays. A trip to Koycegiz market by boat is a great day out. Trips can be arranged and booked via the villa manager, such as the 12 island tour and private boat trips to the lake, mud baths and beach. Caunos ruins are a must visit. Catch the row boat ferry then a 25 minute walk or take a boat downstream then a 15 minute walk. Car and bike hire is also available locally.


Rental rates

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April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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July and August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
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November 2017 to March 2018
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
To confirm a booking a 20% non refundable deposit is required (paid to UK bank). Full balance to be paid 8 weeks before departure. In the event of a cancellation the following charges will apply- in excess of 8 weeks prior to departure forfeiture of rental deposit. 8-4 weeks before departure 50%. Less than 4 weeks full rental.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
A breakage/damage deposit of £200 is required. We would ask that you replace anything that has been broken. Damage deposit will be refunded once villa has been checked.

20% payment is required on booking. The balance is payable in full 2 months prior to your stay. A £200 refundable damage deposit is added to your invoice. This will be refunded as soon a the villa has been inspected by my villa manager.

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From the Owner

As the villa was designed and built by me, with me and my family's needs in mind I have found my little piece of paradise. The villa offers a unique position in being close to town but located in a quiet residential area. The villa and gardens are maturing now with every year and it looks well established. I have added some personal touches to the villa by adding antique Turkish rugs throughout and putting a few pictures on the walls. Extra lights have been added to the terrace and a BBQ spotlight has been fitted. The hammock in the garden I have decided was the best thing ever. I hope you enjoy these improvements as much as I do. Upon receipt of an enquiry I will telephone you to ensure it is authentic. I will then reply with email. Please do not spam me. You will be marked as spam if you do.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, downstairs wet room
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, wet room
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, wet room
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, wet room
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, wet room
  • All bathrooms are ensuite wet rooms with shower,basin and WC. There is an additional bathroom with shower, basin and WC on the ground floor. All towels provided.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 + cot (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 and 2. Kingsize beds, ensuite bathrooms and walk in wardrobes, balconies with mountain views. Bedroom 3 and 4. Twin beds, ensuite bathrooms and walk in wardrobes, balcony with mountain views. A baby cot and single folding bed in double rooms.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: This Villa is furnished and equipped to the highest possible standard not normally associated with holiday homes. Please note this is a non smoking villa, although ashtrays are provided for outside use. Hot water is solar powered, however, an immersion heater is installed for hot water if required in winter. If booked for winter holidays underfloor heating if required is available at extra cost. Logs available for multi-fuel stove. The villa is alarmed for your security when you are away from it. There is a secure internet connection back to the UK available for your personal laptop or wireless devices. English TV can be viewed via internet to 42" flatscreen TV. Several mains electricity adaptors are provided. Visitor reviews can be seen on this website or on mine. Outside: The shaped pool is private and has a jacuzzi pool attached and enjoys the sun all day. Pools can be lit at night. Both pools are reflection type so are at ground level. There is a cushioned seating area on the terrace overlooking the pool. The pool is approx 11 x 5m and approx 1.75m deep plus jacuzzi pool, an outside pool shower is also available. Steps lead into the pools. There are 8 sunloungers. On the large terrace there is a table and seating. There is a BBQ area adjacent to pool. There is also a washing line for guests use. There is private off road parking. The gardens are fully lit at night. To see more photo's and other details please see our website. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Sink and storage cupboards. Shopping Trolley. Vacuum cleaner, dustpan, mops and brooms. There is also a highchair and a pushchair. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All Bathroom, WC, Pool and Kitchen Towels are provided. All Bed Linen is also provided. 2 Hairdriers and several Travel Adaptors provided. Villa will be cleaned and linen changed weekly. Other: Entrance door to U shaped hall with doors to all rooms. Stairs with feature handrails rise to landing for all bedroom doors. A very large outside sunny covered terrace with seating for 12+ people and also 2 tables and 8 chairs for outside dining.

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