Uzumlu Villa Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps 2-7, 2 doubles 3 single + 2 Sofa beds, 1Bathroom,1En-suite, 1Shower room.
Fig Tree Villa is a property fitted with most modern comforts, it has a garden with a terrace on two sides and use of a large pool right outside your door. All bedrooms have varnished pine floors and air conditioning, the two main double bedrooms (master has en-suite) have balconies, and the third has three single beds. There are two large sofa beds in the lounge and a downstairs shower room. A travel cot is also available. The semi-detached villa is fully furnished to a high standard , we even provide the use of a mobile phone during your stay, just pay as you go. Our private airport transfer (not taxi) will take you directly to the villa and on arrival you will be escorted in. There is a regular minibus service from the village into Fethiye or we recommend hiring a car to to fully appreciate the beauty and wonders this area has to offer, car hire can be organised with our agent during your stay or pre-booked. Most local bars and restaurants now provide FREE Wi-Fi.
Uzumlu nestles 500 metres above sea level on a fertile pleateau surrounded by imposing mountain ranges. The beauty of the setting and the charm of the village have started to attract holidaymakers and sightseers in recent years, but Uzumlu remains very much a proper working village, with the local community relying on agriculture and traditional crafts as its sources of income. The village’s name translates as “with grapes”, and vines producing an abundant variety of grapes are much in evidence. Fields of cotton, sesame, aniseed, wheat, barley and summer vegetables surround the village. on the lower slopes of the mountains apples, pomegranates, almonds, pears and olives are grown. The heart of the village is its square bordered by a handful shops, a post office, a mosque and a large plane tree, as well as the all-important tea house, the meeting point and hub of local village life.
Wandering around the small lanes that fan out from the square, you can see local women weaving cotton on traditional pedal-looms in front of their houses, and you may well be offered some of their wares to purchase. There are a couple of plane and simple restaurants in the village along with a new modern wine bar now the hub of English holidaymakers and ex-pats evening entertainment, nice meals and you can try the local wines. There is a very smart restaurant on the main road to the village which is a comfortable stroll, so you don’t have to rely on your hire car all the time in order to eat out. A much wider variety of eating places – as well as sufficient shops to satisfy the needs of the most serious shopper can be found in Calis or Fethiye (look out for the huge market in Fethiye on Tuesday's).
Those more interested in archaeological sites can reach Tlos, Pinara, Xanthos and Leton in around an hour. However, one of the most stunningly situated classical sites of the region lies much closer to home. Ancient Kayanda, which has only been partially excavated, can be reached on foot from here by those not deterred by a steep, uphill hike. Perched on the top of the hill behind Uzumlu, it has glorious views over the bay of Fethiye. Kadyanda’s relative obscurity, compared to that of more famous sites such as Ephesus, means that you can often wander undisturbed amidst the remains.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We really enjoyed our stay at Fig Tree Villa, thanks. Very well equipped though we didn’t use very much. In fact the only time we ever sat inside was when Mark sat on an easy chair for a few minutes waiting for the transfer to collect us at the end of the holiday. I don’t remember when we have ever relaxed so much. Of course we have been to the Fethiye area several times so didn’t feel the need to rush around doing “the sights” and we are not big on organised boat trips. We had thought of hiring a car for a few days but didn’t bother in the end, just had a few trips into town on the dolmus. The village had all we needed day to day. We enjoyed strolling around the village itself which is charming and also had a few more energetic walks up into the forest. We did a 3 hour walk on the Maden Yolu towards Cadianda but didn’t make it as far as the ruins (always mindful that you have to come back again and 3 hours walking in the heat was enough for me!). Glorious views though and lovely walking through the pines. Going up the other way we got as far as the fallen tombs which were interesting. All in all, a lovely holiday, very nice villa in beautiful surroundings, thank you!