Although Turkey’s reputation with visitors has certainly been built on its beaches, an increasing number of buyers are beginning to look inland.
Turkey’s mountain and nature homes provide a cool respite from scorching summer days at the seashore, as well as allowing owners beautiful views over some of truly lovely countryside. These more rural homes also tend to be a little cheaper, as the land is priced lower and demand is not as high as it is closer to the beach.
We’ve rounded up the very best mountain and nature properties in Turkey. Often, they’re just a short drive from the beach, allowing buyers the best of both worlds.
Nestled in a lush green valley 20 minutes inland from Calis Beach, this quiet property in Uzumlu is the perfect antidote to busy crowds of sun-seeking tourists.
This villa is a wonderful example of how far your money can go in a rural location like Uzumlu. Priced at just £160,000, this huge stone-built villa is an undeniable bargain. This beautifully appointed resale property has four bedrooms and views over the mountains surrounding Uzumlu. Its comfortable and cosy interior is built over a generous 195 square metres, and the plot is 1000 metres, allowing for plenty of room for the family.
Outside, a large terrace gives way to a generous pool and mature gardens. This would make a fantastic holiday home, and it also has high rental potential.
Dalyan is one of those untouristed parts of the country. When you visit Dalyan you wonder if life has changed at all in the past century. It’s a truly beautiful place to holiday, if a little remote for full time living.
This stunning mountain home, located on the outskirts of Ortaca, offers a peaceful lifestyle with mountain views from every room.
Inside: space and light abound with the open plan living spaces, and modern fittings and fixtures allow for 21st century ease and comfort. Four large bedrooms mean families won’t be on top of each other.
Outside, a terrace paved with local stone leads to the sizeable swimming pool. The garden and pool area have incredible mountain views, and the 4000 square metre plot, filled with fruit trees, means plenty of shady nooks in which to get lost with a book.
This property in Dalyan comes with a 4x4 vehicle, a great way to acquaint yourself with the local area. At £160,000, this beautiful home is a bargain, at least half the price of its equivalent on the seashore, yet the beach is just a 15-minute drive away.
OK, so it comes with a million-pound price tag. But it’s worth considering that the equivalent property in the south of France or in one of the better Spanish resorts would be at least twice this price. Upmarket property in Yalikavak is as good as it gets in Turkey - this mansion truly is worthy every penny.
The breathtaking sea and mountain views from every room in this five bedroom, six bathroom property elevate this stone mansion to the sublime. Inside, the open plan design and large, luxurious bedrooms mean there is plenty of space for each resident, while the living area is the ideal place to get together.
The large infinity pool is surrounded by natural Bodrum stone, lending an authentic Turkish feel to this stately home. Tucked away in the mountains on a huge 7500 square metre plot, this mansion is the perfect place to escape the world, while being just a five minute drive from Yalikavak’s marina, shops and seashore.
This Yalikavak property is slightly more modestly priced, but still has the sweeping mountain and sea views enjoyed by its more expensive neighbour.
Perched high above the prosperous marina town, this private stone house is spacious and quiet, and with six bedrooms and six bathrooms it has space a-plenty for the whole family. A few touches need to be added to the villa - such as completing the swimming pool and installing kitchens and bathrooms. But this allows for owners to really put their own mark on this beautiful home.
Kemer property is in high demand. Kemer’s reputation as the jewel of the Turkish Mediterranean means thousands of visitors flock to the town each season. The beachfront remains busy, with luxury hotels spilling their guests onto the coarse, sandy shores, but the town’s suburbs and rural areas are peaceful and tranquil, with mountain views and wooded areas.
This bargain priced bungalow hidden amongst the trees on a large 880 square metre plot is just the ticket for a nature-lover. The house is covered with climbing flowers, and is cosy and homely inside.
Outside, a private pool and terrace overlook woodland and the distant mountains. Ideal for a family seeking long, peaceful holidays.
This lovely home manages to combine traditional Turkish elements with modern style. It’s located in a quiet part of Dalyan, outside the town centre.
This Dalyan villa is built on a huge 2,400 square metre plot, affording its owners all the privacy they could ever need. There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a large living room - ideal for anyone wanting a little space. And of course, outside there are plenty of places to hide away.
The terrace and pool area are special features of this property, looking out onto the rural surroundings and the hillside. Another positive of this property is that you can be perfectly at peace in your surroundings, with no one to disturb your tranquility, yet you’re just a short drive from shops, restaurants and the beach.
This gorgeous mansion would do Howard Hughes proud. Totally removed from the outside world, thanks to its location in the hills above Yalikavak, this secluded property is ideal for misanthropes, hermits - or simply those who love natural surroundings and a peaceful location for their a family holidays.
Set in a 6000 square metre plot, there’s plenty of space to roam here - and of course, ample room for the 500 square metre property that’s been built here.
There are five bedrooms, including two located in a self-contained apartment, lots of bathrooms and generous communal areas.
Modern touches like underfloor heating, a heat pump and air conditioning mean you could be perfectly comfortable here year round.
Outside, a generous sized private pool overlooks the incredible panoramic vista over Bodrum and the surrounding hills. This property truly is one in a million.
Excellent apartment just moments away from the beach and Calis promenade – this three bedroom residence is listed at a great price and features an abundance of rental potential for those looking to combine their purchase with investment.
This is an amazing opportunity to purchase a piece of history in Istanbul, this restored Ottoman style mansion is located in Besiktas just 40 metres away from the beach with panoramic views heading out towards the Bosporus Sea.
Built to exceptional standards and designed by a renowned architect, these properties are located in the best spot of Yalikavak and overlook the marina with stunning panoramic views stretching for as far as the eye can see.
Completely furnished as seen and ready to move in immediately, this designer property is located in the Ortaalan area of Kalkan and is just a short walk away from the town centre full of life and things to do daily.