Fig Garden Cottage
The Fig Garden offers a rural location in the heritage village of Kaya nr Fethiye, close to the blue lagoon of Oludeniz. Traditionally built of stone and wood and surrounded by a garden of fruit trees offering lovely views across the fields.
The Fig Garden, Kaya valley, cottages are located in the south west of Turkey with great views across fields to the heritage site of Kayakoy. Surrounded by an array of fruit trees, notably figs/pomegranate and quince. The Fig Garden is a peaceful haven, somewhere to relax and avoid the stresses of modern day life.
The Fig Cottage is a three-bedroom cottage, which sleeps up to 6 people, this cottage has a wonderful view across the fields to the Kaya ruins and has a wonderful pomegranate tree shading the entrance.
The Quince cottage has smaller proportions with two bedrooms and sleeps up to 4 people. (This can be requested for seperately)
Both cottages have private terraces with a BBQ and share a good size pool.
The cottages have a rustic feel with thick stone walls and high wooden ceilings, these blend in with the traditional style of the old Kaya houses. The Fig Garden nestles in the centre of the lush green valley and is in a great position for walks into the village. The large pool (5 metres x 8 metres) has plenty of sunbathing space and there are several shaded seating areas in the garden to relax enjoying the peace and quiet. The Kaya valley has a strong local farming community where local produce can be purchased including farm eggs, fresh milk and seasonal fruits and vegetables.
The cottages can be rented separately or together and are quite private from each other and the hosts home.
All rooms are air-conditioned and the pool is shared with the owners who live nearby, who will happily act as your hosts if you should wish. The cottages are ideal for families as well as couples. Families can have use of the following; baby bath, children's DVDs, toys, pool inflatable, cot with bedding plus push chair and car seat. Please just let us know if you require these so we can have them ready for you on your arrival. Couples will enjoy the peace and quiet of the valley and the easy access into the village. Kaya is a wonderful base for walking, bird watching and photography.
Dalaman is the closest airport about 1 hours drive away (60km). Antalya can also be used but is further and will take 3 hours drive. Car Hire is not essential although a three-day hire is recommended to be able to visit some of the amazing sights in the surrounding area. Transfers can be arranged at extra charge if required. The cottages can be reached via public buses too.
Out and About
Kaya Village has several local bars, many BBQ restaurants and a couple of wine houses. There is a choice of small local markets that sell all that you would need for your stay. There is a great local village cafe in the village square where you can sit with the locals and watch the world go by. The village centre of Kaya is only 5 mins walk. The main harbour/market town of Fethiye is 10 mins drive (8km) which is a great town for shopping and for food lovers and offers a wonderful farmers market. Hisaronu 3km inland, is a hillside resort with plenty of bars and restaurants. Further a field but all within easy driving distance are; Saklikent Gorge and the river delta at Dalyan with its Lycian rock tombs.
Walking is very popular here and the area has a large array of walks from the gentle to the more strenuous. Kaya is located on the famous Lycian way considered to be one of the world’s greatest walks. The walk links Lycian sites from the Fethiye region all the way to Antalya and would take 6 weeks to complete the whole walk!
Horse riding is popular in the valley and nearby are plenty of activities such as paragliding, microlighting and scuba diving.
The local beach of Gemiler is a 10 mins drive and is a popular beach for the locals with wonderful views of the islands. The famous Blue Lagoon of Olu Deniz is also close by (10 mins drive) The beach in Olu Deniz is the most photographed beach in Turkey and is a conservation area and site of outstanding natural beauty. In Olu Deniz there are a good choice of beach bars, restaurants and shops. Further a field is the 18Kms long sandy beach at Patara (the birthplace of St Nicholas-Santa Claus!) A National park, home to the Caretta turtle as well as many species of birds. Both beaches can be accessed by public transport.
The Lycian coast is rich in Flora and Fauna. The wild flowers are stunning being at their best in late winter and spring. The Kaya valley is awash with blossoms at this time with almonds, quince, apple and pear to name but a few. Later in the summer all manner of fruit and vegetable crops can be seen growing in the valley…the fig and pomegranate trees being most abundant.
Insect and butterfly lovers have plenty to get excited about….especially around June time.
Others animals spotted in the area are wild boar, stoats, hedgehogs, wild hare, lizards, porcupine and many many tortoises.
Bird species seen in summer.
Turkey is situated at the cross roads of three continents and is on the migratory route for many birds journeying south for their winter nests.
Some of the birds spotted last year in the Kaya area
1 Goshawk 1 seen briefly over woodland near Kaya.
2 Collared Dove Widespread...
3 Turtle Dove Several seen about Dalyan and also Kaya.
4 Alpine Swift A fine sight of 200+ moving over Hisaronu early one morning.
5 European Kingfisher Seen almost daily around Oludeniz, lagoon and single at Saklikent.
6 European Bee-eater A memorable sight dropping from height during the 'hot' day to feed off of telegraph wires at Kaya.
7 European Roller A family party of 5 seen to the west of Kayakoy.
8 Crested Lark 4 seen around Kaya.
9 Red-rumped Swallow Locally common Oludeniz, Kaya and Fethiye.
10 Black eared Wheatear 2 seen in woodland near Hisaronu, 1 at Kaya.
11 Blackbird Locally common around hotels.
12 Ruppels Warbler A pair seen well and heard at Kayakoy.
13 Great Tit Very common around hotels, and in woodland.
14 Coal Tit Seen occasionally in pine woodland around Hisaronu.
15 Long -tailed Tit As with coal tit.
16 Krupers Nuthatch Eventually managed to see three in woodland between Hisaronu and Kayakoy.
17 Rock Nuthatch Fairly common in right habitat.
18 Red-backed Shrike 2 first years seen around Hisaronu.
19 Woodchat 2-3 seen at Kayakoy.
20 Masked Shrike A pair with 3 juveniles.
21 Jay Very wide speared and common another interesting race, again very dark with near black cap.
22 House Sparrow Abundant.
23 Spanish Sparrow Several females/first years suspected at Kaya, One splendid male at Tlos.
24 Chaffinch One heard in woods near Kayakoy.
25 Goldfinch Small groups seen in and around Fethiye.
26 Short Toed Eagle Usually seen singularly at most sites, often hovering over screes.
- 100% renewable energy
- Organic or Local Food
- Car-free accessibility
- Ecological cleaning products
- More than 80% waste recycling
- Energy saving lights
- Green building
- Solar thermal panels for hot water
- Water flow reducers
- Recovery & reuse of rainwater
- Promoting "eco" activities
- Bicycle rental service
- No single dose
- Towel change on request
- Supporting the local economy
- Regional Food
- Biodiversity of green areas
- Guest Satisfaction
- Private bathroom
- Breakfast included
- Organic garden
- Ecotourism itineraries
- Wellness center
- Small pets allowed
- TV in room
- Air conditioning
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