Sandy & Jon Carter

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THE BYRE

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Three Self Catering Cottages In A Turkish Farming Village

Sakli Vadi means Hidden Valley in English. This sums the whole essence of the Kaya Valley. The Kaya Valley is situated on a peninsular on the Mediterranean Sea in southern Turkey, known as the Turquoise Coast. Sakli Vadi is a complex of three renovated farm cottages in an idyllic spot in the tiny farming village of Kinali, at the western end of the Kaya valley. The cottages offer exclusive escapes for discerning customers in search of tranquillity, peace and quiet during their holidays.

The cottages are named after the jobs they were originally used for on the farm ; The Byre, The Granary and The Forge. Each of the cottages has it's own plunge pool. Next to the pool at the Byre is a wooden Turkish kosk or Ottoman seating area, an ideal place to relax and admire uninterrupted views across the valley. We do hope you will visit Sakli Vadi and have a restful and relaxing holiday.

The Kaya Valley: Sakli Vadi cottages are located in the picturesque Kaya Valley, on a peninsular between the towns of Fethiye and Oludeniz. The peninsular is on the Mediterranean Sea coast of Turkey. The cottages are just over an hour’s drive from our local airport at Dalaman.

The Kaya Valley is situated east of the town of Fethiye on Turkey’s Turquoise Coastline and about 900 feet above sea level. The area in ancient times was part of the Kingdom of Lycia.

From Fethiye you follow the winding road up the cliffs which is signposted for Karmylassos or Levissi. These are the original Greek and Lycian names for the valley. The journey by car of dolmus (the local village buses) takes about 20 minutes. You crest the cliffs and begin to descend into the valley through some beautiful pine forests. As you exit the trees, there are several parking areas on the roadside that you can look down over the whole of the valley.

The Kaya Valley: There are three villages in the valley. Keciler in the east, Kinali in the west, where the Sakli Vadi cottages are located and the central village of Kaya Koy. The valley has very fertile soil and up until the advent of tourism, tobacco was the cash crop. Many of the farmers continue to tend their fields but the crops now are a mixture of arable feed for their animals, black figs, almonds and vegetables. Many of the fields are so small that they still have to be ploughed using horses, which is a wonderful sight. The valley has many traditional tea houses, restaurants and bars that cater for all tastes.

The Kaya Valley: Towering above the valley is the 3,000 metre high mountain called Baba Dag. From the top of the mountain hang gliders and parascenders can be seen launching every day. The air currents are so good for this exciting sport that the World Championships are held here almost every year.

Passing through Kinali Koy at the far western edge of the valley, the road winds down to the coast at Gemiler Bay. This delightful pebble beach is safe for swimming and there are a number of restaurants on the beach which sell local delicacies and drinks.

The Kaya Valley encompasses all of what is best of Mediterranean Turkey. The old blends beautifully with the new. The valley is a paradise of calm and tranquillity, with wonderful walks and breathtaking flowers and forests. A truly magical and relaxing experience.

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Details for The Byre 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

The Byre is the first of the cottages that was bought and is the largest of the three. The ruin was bought in 1993 and took a little over a year to restore. The restoration was done after much research into what the original building looked like, both inside and out. The cottage was awarded a plaque from the Turkish Ministry Of Tourism & Culture for “Sympathetic Restoration Of Turkish Heritage” of which the owners Sandy & Jon Carter are justifiably proud. The cottage is situated at the highest point at the western end of the Kaya valley, with stunning views in all directions. The interior of the cottage consists of a hallway cut into the rock leading onto the kitchen on one side and the master double bedroom, with en suite bathroom on the other. Leading off the fully fitted kitchen is a very large sitting room with a traditional log burning stove, for use in the winter months. The sitting room has a balcony area which has two single beds.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
Sandy & Jon Carter (Owner)
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Reviews

The Byre
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Unforgettable Location

  • 5 of 5
The location of the accommodations are magical, I thought I was in a dream. The Byre is a beautiful farmhouse where I had restful sleeps and lazy afternoons dipping in the cool plunge pool to remedy the late summer heat. Kaya Valley is a serene place where the call to prayer resonates throughout the Valley and there is a lovely little village, the ruins of a stunning ghost town and excellent restaurants like the enchanting Izela or excellent home cooking at Kinali restaurant. The accommodations are far enough away from the crazy tourist areas in Hisonaru and Oludeniz but close enough to go to the beach or Fethiye. Our hosts Jon and Sandy were very kind, helpful and accommodating. I would definitely return.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi and thank you so much for taking time to post a review of your stay with us ! We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday and hope you will return again to Sakli Vadi. Cheers for now, Sandy & Jon Carter

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Dalaman
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Fethiye Bus Station
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

Sakli Vadi cottages are located in the farming village of Kinali, in the picturesque Kaya Valley, on a peninsular between the towns of Fethiye and Oludeniz. The peninsular is on the Mediterranean Sea coast of Turkey. The cottages are just over an hour’s drive from our local airport at Dalaman.

The Kaya Valley is situated east of the town of Fethiye on Turkey’s Turquoise Coastline and about 900 feet above sea level. The area in ancient times was part of the Kingdom of Lycia.

Passing through Kinali Village at the far western edge of the valley, the road winds down to the coast at Gemiler Bay. This delightful pebble beach is safe for swimming and there are a number of restaurants on the beach which sell local delicacies and drinks.

Sakli Vadi Hosgeldiniz ! Welcome to Sakli Vadi !

Other Activities: Paragliding From Baba Dag Mountain Is One Hour's Drive

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Kayakoy Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • The rental rates are based on two persons sharing.

    However, the Byre has two additional single beds on a balcony above the salon. These are suitable for teenagers. In the high season, we charge Gbp. 62.00 per bed per week (or Gbp. 9.00 per night for stays of less than one week) per bed used. In the low season, we charge Gbp. 49.00 per bed for a full week or Gbp. 7.00 per individual nights used.
  • We provide all bed linen, changed once a week. We provide hand and shower towels, for use at the cottages. We ask our customers to bring their own beach towels please.

    Smoking is allowed inside all Sakli Vadi Cottages and in the gardens.

Amenities

Amenities

Kayakoy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All hand and bath towels are provided for use at the cottage. We ask all our guests to provide their own beach towels please.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The main, double bedroom at The Byre has an en-suite shower room. It has a queen size double bed. In the sitting room of The Byre is a traditional Turkish balcony. On the balcony are two single beds. These are suitable for teenage children. We charge Gbp. 63.00 per bed per week (or Gbp. 9.00 per night) in the high season and Gbp. 49.00 a week (or Gbp. 7.00 per night) at any other time of the year. All bed linen is provided and changed once a week.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Above the terrace, accessed via the beautiful rock garden, is the private plunge pool and Ottoman kosk (pronounced 'kushed' - a Turkish wooden seating area), for the exclusive use of clients renting The Byre. There are sunbeds and cushions on the kosk, to enable customers to relax in comfort. The kosk is the highest point in the village and boasts uninterupted panoramic views of the Kaya Valley in all directions - stunning ! The kitchen is equipped with a small fridge, a four burner gas/electric hob, a microwave oven, crockery, glassware and cutlery for up to four guests. At one of the other cottages, there is a washing machine available for the use of our guests. Each of the cottages has its own ironing board and steam iron. Please note that the stereo system is available on request and is for iPods and MP3 players, not CD's.