Best authentic Turkish homes

In age of mass-produced goods, sometimes we crave a little authenticity. Something original, something real. 

We know that not everyone wants a cookie-cutter home. And that’s why we’ve compiled this selection of original, authentic Turkish homes for sale. All of these properties are either completely original, or renovated from original standards to incorporate the best of modern facilities.

Mediterranean stone house in Bodrum

With 21,000 square metres of land surrounding this rustic property, you can’t much more exclusive or private than this Bodrum property.

The ivy-clad villa, which has a very distinct French flavour, has valley and sea views and a beautiful mature garden, criss-crossed with paths that lead to shady, cool corners. There’s a large pool and sunbathing area off the terrace at the front of the house.

Built over 200 square metres, here’s plenty of space in this stone villa. You’ll find large bedrooms and a stylish kitchen, as well as a large loft that could be converted into a separate guest apartment.

Here is a bucolic refuge in which you could peacefully spend the rest of your life - or perhaps take the opportunity to turn it into a boutique hotel, as there is planning permission to build a further dwelling on the land.

Stone house in Bodrum

Elegant, traditional Alacati villa with private pool

Alacati’s old stone villas are famous for their delicate lines, rustic whitewashed walls and ornate ironwork. This pretty villa is no exception.

Restored to perfection, the architects have retained this stone villa’s traditional features while incorporating a number of modern touches: turning the living areas into roomy and light-filled open plan spaces, and fitting the villa with a modern kitchen. There’s also air conditioning and double glazing, ensuring the home is a cool haven in summer and snug during the cooler months.

This is a spacious home that’s just a short drive from some of the area’s best beaches. In the local area there are a number of other beautiful villas that have been lovingly restored, in keeping with the area’s traditional look.

This property is ideal for anyone who loves Mediterranean design and the Aegean lifestyle.

Alacati villa

Private stone house in Antalya

Side’s white sands attract thousands of visitors each year, but this country retreat, although just three kilometres from the beach, is truly far from the madding summer crowd. 

Located on a 600 square metre plot, surrounded by stone walls, this authentic stone Side house overlooks the village square, neighbouring farmland, and the distant sea.

The cottage has character in spades - and space, too, built as it is over 200 square metres. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, there’s plenty of room for the family. 

The cottage is surrounded by mature trees, flowers and a large terrace. It’s ideal for kids who like to explore in safety, or people who love being surrounded by nature.

Antalya stone house

Beautiful stone house in Bitez 

Set in lush, sumptuous green gardens full of tangerine trees, this incredible stone villa has been renovated from rundown farm cottage to enjoy a new life in design heaven.

Sat on a 3000 square metre plot, privacy is assured in this elegant home - or should we say homes? There are two properties on this plot, two stone houses connected by a patio and wooden bridge. This offers plenty of scope for a family wanting privacy, extra rental accommodation, a caretaker - the possibilities are many.

The spacious home has ceilings reaching 6.5 metres in places, with beautiful stone walls creating a feeling of warmth and cosiness. Despite its authenticity, the cottages have all mod cons, like heating and air conditioning. A large swimming pool affords a place to chill out on a hot day.

Although it’s located in a quiet part of Bitez, this cottage is ideally placed to explore Bodrum’s beaches, shops and restaurants.

Bitez stone house

Countryside cottage in authentic Bodrum style

In this case, rural Bodrum is just a short drive from lively Bodrum’s town centre. This small, but perfectly formed cottage is close to the village of Kizilagac, a tiny centre tucked away behind Bodrum centre, but just a short distance from the beach.

The cottage is tiny, with 80sqm of living space, but offers totally authentic Turkish living within its stone walls, complete with original fireplace for those cool winter evenings, and a snug, a cosy nook with a wood burner. There are also modern fixtures like a well-equipped kitchen and air conditioning - something we’re sure the original owners would’ve liked in the July and August heat. A mezzanine area provides extra space for seating or perhaps a sleeping area for guests.

Outside, the cottage is surrounded by mountains and endless green fields. This cosy bolthole is the ultimate escape from modern life.

Countryside Bodrum homes

Bargain village house in Uzumlu 

With polished wood and natural stone at every turn, this authentic and cosy stone house in Uzumlu blends perfectly into its surroundings. 

Located in the small village of Uzumlu, a 20 minute drive from Calis’s cheerful seaside promenade, this is an opportunity to experience authentic Turkish village life. The very pretty town of Uzumlu is located in a valley full of cherry trees and surrounded by lush green hills and mountains. It really is lovely, and ideal for those wanting a private, quiet getaway.

This cottage has recently been carefully renovated in such a way to allow its true character to shine through, with solid wood floors and exposed wooden beams. There are two bedrooms and bathrooms, a generous living area with a fireplace and plenty of living space. 

The garden is a blank slate - ideal for anyone wanting to design a garden from scratch. The house is a short walk from Uzumlu’s cobbled village centre.

Uzumlu authentic house

Private Yalikavak stone house 

This once rundown farm cottage has been transformed into a beautiful stone villa, complete with private pool and beautiful garden. 

The beautiful home, which has been featured in design magazines, has a large main house and a guest bungalow, ideal for large families, groups of friends or perhaps a live-in caretaker. 

Inside the main house there are lots of beautiful original features and a country-style kitchen. French doors and balconies lend a feeling of space and indoor-outdoor flow.

The villa was built with local rose-tinted stone, and has whitewashed beams that embody the Turkish style. Outside, the beautiful gardens contain a large swimming pool, surrounded by shady trees.

Yalikavak stone house


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