Luxury cave house in the village of Goreme, part of the Unesco world heritage site of Cappadocia. Situated in a quiet part of the village surrounded by locals still enjoying a traditional way of life. 5 minutes walk to the village centre which has local amenities such as small convenience shops, baker, butcher, pharmacies and many restaurants. The house is built around a courtyard and has further outside space on 2 terraces which have stunning views of the fairy chimneys. 1 is used as an outside eating area with barbecue. 2 double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms. A further family suite comprising large double bedroom, twin room, lounge and family shower room with double shower. Fully equipped Dining Kitchen with fridge freezer and oven with gas hob. Lounge with large traditional sedir seating, chairs and feature cappadocian fireplace. Utility room with washing machine. Central heating for the colder months. Air-conditioning not required due to the natural atmosphere of the caves.
Please note that the Family suite, Stable bedroom and Blue room bedroom are all accessed seperately from the courtyard meaning family members have privacy from each other. It does however mean that some bedrooms may not be suitable for unsupervised occupancy by smaller children.
We are a family living in the North of Scotland - we love the complete contrast that Cappadocia has to our normal life.
Ian & Louise Hepworth purchased this house in 2006
The traditional cave houses of Cappadocia are amazing. If you visit the area you MUST stay in one! This house was derelict when we purchased it so we spent a considerable period of time restoring it using traditional techniques whilst adding the luxury of modern conveniences. We believe we have produced a unique home which not only provides a place to rest and relax but an experience you will never forget!
A beautiful cave house right in the heart of the National Park - you are right at the centre of the magnificent landscape. Plus you have all the conveniences of Goreme on your doorstep should you wish to use them.
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A Fantastic place for families
We were two families and the house was perfect with 2 four year olds, a five year old and a six year old. The arrangement of the rooms worked really well and the kids loved the courtyard and the terraces. The house could even work for 3 families with small children.
In the morning watching the balloons fly from the upper terrace was fantastic. We took the two older children on the hot air balloon trip and they loved it (but they were a little short and had to sit on our knee to see).
We ate breakfast every morning at the Aydinli Cave Hotel for 5 euros each and it was nice. A trip to Ilhara valley and underground city was a highlight. We also ate dinner at Seten restaurant - and the staff were great and the food delicious.
After the kids went to bed we enjoyed sitting outside and watching the sunset and having a glass of wine. It was the perfect temperature. We thought it might be cold in the evening but we never needed more than a light jacket (in June).
Highly recommend this house if you are traveling with a large family or extended family or friends.
Thank you Ian and Louise for making us feel so welcome and renovating a beautiful house.
My top rating for any vacation rental is if you can enjoy a great coffee/tea in the morning and relax with a glass of wine at night. There are few places I have been where you have such a site to enjoy a coffee/tea in the morning! At night the ambiance to enjoy a bottle of wine will provide you a memory which provides mental escape one your return to work.
This place is perfect for a family or multiple families. For my family, 4 yr 2 yr and a 6 month old, it is difficult to find a place to stay that spacious and in budget. As the description states the master bedroom is connected, stable I think, with the bedroom which has two single beds. This meant our 4 yr and 2 yr had their own room but yet still enclosed with the master bedroom. This gave the adults the privacy to enjoy this special place but the comfort of knowing the young kids were safe. There is even a cut out in the wall of the master bedroom which you can sit in or a small child can sleep in.
The other two bedrooms, which have double beds, each have their own in suite bathroom and showers. These rooms are connected with the master bedroom through the open courtyard. Older kids could sleep in these rooms or other adults if the house was being used by more than one family. All rooms are very spacious and well decorated.
The price might seem high but for a family I think you get a good value. We checked most of the hotels in Goreme and most hotels would have required two room reservations to meet our family needs. If more than one family vacation together and stay in this cave house then I didn’t think you can great a better value in the area.
My only complaint is we only stayed one night in Goreme. I wish we would have taken nights away from time in Istanbul and Kudasdasi so we could have stayed longer in Goreme. We felt closer to Turkish people in Goreme more than the other two places. I think Goreme has only recently, 10-20 years, became a tourist attraction and is difficult to get to by travelers. For me the place didn’t feel touristy and still felt pure. Because of the relaxation you can achieve I could easily stay in Goreme for a week. We were able to get a hot air balloon ride, the underground city and the open air museum completed within about a 24 hour period. But I felt we missed the opportunity to connect more with the people and to hike around the area.
Goreme and this cave house are on my short list of places to visit again.
Goreme and Cappadocia are wonderful places to visit and despite being there in the 'off-season' (we even had a bit of snow!) we enjoyed walking and exploring and eventually got a balloon ride.
The people we met in Goreme were incredibly friendly and helpful and I would like to make a special mention of Osman from Silk Road ATV and bike rental who not only helped me out when I lost my wallet (with children's ID cards) but then further organised a minibus hire and balloon ride for us. If you are looking for any kind of rental please contact him!
About the house itself, we were two families and there was plenty of room for all. The place was spotless. The kitchen is well equipped and we even managed to bake! something I have never been able to do in a holiday hire before. The bedrooms are comfy and so interesting to be in...both in the house and in the surrounding area my eyes never got tired of seeing the unusual geology!
The agency responsible for managing the house were very responsive and helpful, for instance when we emailed saying the fuel was running low, they came within 12 hours to refil the diesel tank. The communication with the owners before the rental was smooth and easy.
Highly recommended holiday house and holiday destination.
Thanks very much
The property is full of character and has been beautifully and lovingly restored, with several original features preserved. There's plenty of space, with rooms rambling up and down stairs, and a wonderfully breezy turret sitting room with stunning views towards sunset ridge. The terrace was perfect for balloon spotting in the morning, and sunset views in the evening. It's only minutes from a plethora of restaurants and shops.
My only complaint was to do with the agent, who didn't seem to know the number of the house when we phoned to ask nor its location on the road, and who had not stocked the house up with things one expects when taking a holiday let. We had to shop immediately for water, milk, tea bags, washing up liquid, and even soap. It wasn't a problem for us, but would be for a family arriving late in the day.
La maison est très originale, très agréable, bien conçue et bien équipée. Nous n'avons manqué de rien. La vue est vraiment magique!
The pictures do not do this house justice. It was much bigger than we expected. Everything was so beautiful and we really enjoyed our stay here. The property is clean and well maintained. We would stay here again and again. The only regret we had was not staying longer!
Please note that the map location is slightly incorrect as we are in the upper part of the village near to the Kelebek hotel and Aydinli Hotel.
Goreme is the heart of Cappadocia with its magical fairy chimney rock formations and cave churches. This gives the Goreme national park UNESCO world heritage status. Hot air balooning is the best way to see this unique landscape. Other amenities in the village include horse riding, quad-bike and mountain bike tracks. Goreme is home to the open air museum which houses some of the best preserved early Christian cave churches. Tour companies in the village arrange daily tours of other sites in the area such as the Ilhara valley and the underground cities. There are a number of wineries in the area which welcome visitors and Avanos (a few minutes by road) is famous for its potteries. Goreme has the best central location for any visit to the area and has a host of restaurants and shops selling Turkish carpets and village crafts. The house is located in the upper part of the village, boasting spectacular views and is surrounded by local homes still practicing a traditional way of life.
Other Activities: hot air ballooning, quad-biking, Turkish baths
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The property is only able to be rented as a whole. The nightly rate is €150 however we have a SPECIAL OFFER - stay 6 nights and get an extra 1 night FREE. Longer stays are worked out using this offer rate.
As the house is very spacious, we may accept larger group bookings however a surcharge may be asked to cover the additional costs involved.
A 20% deposit is requested at time of booking with the remainder due 4 weeks prior to your stay. We usually take this payment via PayPal.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.