A stone house is a lovely idea for holiday accommodation and something a lot different from the usual round of hotels, villas and apartments. 

The Turkish countryside is the perfect place for a relaxing break. Enjoy the peace and quiet, get back to nature, take in the rural and mountain views, and appreciate traditional village life 

Add these elements together and you have the perfect mix for a short break or a holiday.

The village of Elmalı, 21km from Çameli, offers all this and more.

Elmalı

Rural, traditional stone house holidays

Imagine a place that welcomes visitors like long lost friends, where warmth, friendliness, true Turkish hospitality and tradition are a way of life.

Where you’re hardly ever more than a few meters from a rippling, bubbling, icy stream or a trout farm.

Add to that, stone houses (bağ evleri) set amongst the the most incredible scenery and you’re getting the picture.

Stone house holidays in a stunning rural, traditional location

Situated in the heart of the Taurus mountains, Elmalı and its stone houses is ideal for those who want a peaceful break in natural surroundings and is ideally situated for exploring the area on foot or by car.

Villa Kekik (Thyme)

This well-appointed, newly built detached stone house is ideal for a family or friends and can accommodate up to 6 guests.

The ground floor comprises of an open living area with kitchen and dining areas, wood burner for those winter evenings, twin bedroom and separate shower room. The lounge area includes sofa beds that sleep 2 guests.

A natural wooden curved staircase leads to the first floor master bedroom with ensuite shower room, private balcony and jacuzzi.

There is also an unglazed, shuttered interior window that looks over the ground floor living area.

Outside there is a large terrace with mountain views, natural-wood dining furniture and barbecue. A wonderful spot for watching the sunrise.

The 3000m 2 land is packed with naturally grown produce including tomatoes and peppers.

And there’s a hammock in the garden for those lazy afternoons…

Villa Kekik also benefits from:

  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Smoke detector
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator 
  • Kettle 
  • Car parking

Villa Ceviz (Walnut)

Villa Ceviz is a smaller single-storey, one bedroom stone house that sleeps a maximum of three people.

The house sits on 1500m 2 of land and comprises an open living area with kitchen and dining areas, wood burner for those winter evenings, twin bedroom and separate shower room. The lounge area includes a sofa bed that sleeps 1 guest.

Villa Ceviz also benefits from:

  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Wifi
  • Smoke detector
  • Washing machine
  • Refrigerator 
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen 
  • Car park
  • Terrace

Villa Ceviz also has a terrace with mountain views, natural-wood furniture and barbecue.

For more information about the stone houses or to make a booking, please visit:

www.camelibagevleri.com

Elmalı dining

There are many great places to eat within the village boundaries, with most restaurants featuring their own trout farms from which you can enjoy a meal of fresh trout, or choose other options from the menu if you prefer.

Alpin Garden Et & Balık Restaurant

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Şelale Restaurant & Alabalık

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Çınar Restaurant

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Şener Et & Balık Restaurant

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Çameli Tours

For those of you who like a more active holiday, click on the website below to have a look at what Çameli Tours have to offer.

www.camelitour.com

We’ll be bringing you more information about Elmalı, Çameli and Highland Tourism in our next article in this series.