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- Stunning waterfront position
- Sunset views
- Romantic and cosy
- Located in the heart of the village
This beautiful seafront cottage set in the pretty fishing village of Söğüt is probably the most sought after property on the Bozburun Peninsula. Waterfront Cottage is classically romantic and sunsets can be enjoyed from either the ground floor patio or the spacious bedroom terrace.
For those seeking a secluded spot, the private pool is slightly tucked away surrounded by lush vegetation and manicured gardens. In front of the pool and facing the sea is the barbecue area where you can slowly cook the freshest of fish just caught by one of the local fisherman!
Söğüt has changed little over the decades and part of the attraction is to experience the local culture of a typical Turkish fishing village, whilst at the same time recharge tired batteries and return home completely refreshed. For those who can tear themselves away from the crimson red of the daily sunset, the rugged charms and beauty of the Bozburun Peninsula await discovery!
- 1 bedroom villa (sleeps 2)
- Open plan living/kitchen area with satellite TV (limited English channels), DVD player, piano; leads out to shaded front terrace with sea views, table and chairs
- Kitchen includes full oven, hob, fridge-freezer, toaster, microwave, dishwasher
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room via steep narrow staircase (may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties)
- Spacious terrace with sea views
- Air-conditioned throughout
- Complimentary WiFi
- Pathway behind the cottage leads to pool via steps
- Spacious barbecue area with table and chairs
- Private swimming pool 5m – 6.6m (depth 1.50m) with ladder
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
- All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*
* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.
British passport holders travelling to Turkey require a tourist visa in advance of travel. The visa is issued via the Turkish Electronic Visa Application System at the following website www.evisa.gov.tr and is charged at USD35. Please refer to www.evisa.gov.tr or the Turkish Consulate if you do not hold a British passport. Please note that passports need to be valid for six months or more from your return date to the UK.
- Beach 1min walk
- Restaurant adjacent to villa
- Additional restaurants close by
- Bozburun 15min drive
- Marmaris 1hr drive
- Dalaman airport 2hr 30min drive
Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:
- 2 guests – 1 Group B, Renault Fluence or similar*
* All our cars include full comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres and windscreen are included in the cover.
Group B – 1.6 litre petrol engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group D – Dacia Duster or similar, 1.5 litre diesel engine, 3 large and 2 medium suitcases*
Group E – Duster Lodgy or similar, 1.5 litre diesel engine, 2 medium suitcases*
Group F – Hyundai Accent automatic or similar, 1.6 litre petrol engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*
* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 45cm x 23cm and a medium suitcase of approximately 60cm x 40cm x 23cm.
We started by exploring and visiting Datcha, Bahir, Sere and Tasilica (fascinating), the carpet factory (beautiful carpets but hard sell!), Bozburun and Selimiye, but gradually we did less and less! We started absorbing the peace, beauty and tranquillity of the place and sank into a slower and more restful pace of life enjoying the friendship and warmth of the people around us, absorbing their daily routines, savouring their wonderful food and soaking up those amazing sunsets. Our favourite time has been early morning when there is a special calm about the place and the water is still warm enough for a swim before breakfast! How we will wind back to our mad, hectic lives at home I don’t know. But there can’t be many places as beautiful as this left in the world so we shall have a lot to treasure. Very many thanks to Jessica for her help, patience and professionalism and to Merdene and her husband for looking after the house and garden.
Anita & Mike – September/October 2019
The village is still the most beautiful place to salve your soul. The locals are very special and welcome us as a family each year. The views are ever changing so each moment is special. Mutlin on Happy Boats is a must. Snorkelling the many coves and seeing the flying fish as you sail. Thyssanos/Omar is fabulous and a great neighbour. Mehmets is wonderful. Go to Mavi A at the end of the road for a beautiful swim and if you are lucky you can swim with the turtle. Jessica is a gem. Sirdar and family at corner shop are the best people and could not be more helpful. Söğüt, we love you and will be back again next year. Merdene and her husband look after the house brilliantly.
Maria & Tony – September 2019
A new experience for us – booking with a travel company, we normally book accommodation, flights, etc. ourselves. We won't be doing that again. The Simpson experience was faultless from picking the already running, therefore cool hire car at the airport, the excellent and helpful directions and being met at Departures on the return. A special mention to Jess, your local rep, ‘rep’ doesn’t do her justice – she's an Ambassador. Her help throughout the holiday was perfect and she is clearly well liked by the locals as well, what a delightful girl. We will be booking with you again soon.
Mark & Debbie – August 2019
Fabulous cottage and fabulous location for a glorious week in Söğüt. Everybody was so friendly. Many thanks to Jessica, who, as ever, has been excellent in sorting out everything.
Liz & Kenny – June 2019
We came here to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We’ve travelled the world and would normally we’d be dashing about trying to see everything. But this time we wanted a place where we could just stop – and relax. We certainly found it here at Waterfront Cottage. Absolutely perfect house and location. We couldn’t have designed anything more perfect. So, we didn’t go far apart from the local restaurants, a breakfast cruise and a drive to Bayir and back. The rest of the time we just soaked up the sun, the atmosphere, the friendliness of the people and the peace and tranquillity of the sea, plus the beauty of the garden. And I loved playing the beautiful old piano! Thanks to Jess for her unobtrusive help. We have certainly had an anniversary to remember.
Judy & Barry – June 2019
Absolutely fantastic holiday! Thoroughly recommend Simpson, Söğüt, and this property! Waterside cottage is idyllic, perfect and wonderful, and the people of Söğüt are wonderfully welcoming, and overwhelmingly friendly. The area is also very lovely and interesting, but hard to tear oneself away from the paradise of this location and the people. Jess is lovely and sorts out everything in a very efficient and caring manner, and also full of very useful advice and always available. The locals are also amazing and lovely. Hard to leave, and felt like family everywhere we went.
Lesley & Tim Macmorland – May 2019
We are sitting on the steps to the pool in this lovely, lovely garden feeling totally relaxed after a wonderful holiday her in this perfect little house and villas. We have been overwhelmed by the friendliness of literally everyone here. Jessica has been amazing sorting out everything and a great source of advice. Best day, trip on Ertan’s boat (just outside) with Murat – exceptional barbecue and snorkelling. All restaurants – fab – haven’t had a bad meal. You don’t need to go far – everything literally within metres. You cannot fail to have a wonderful time here.
Lesley & Timothy – May 2019
We couldn’t have had a better break. The house had everything we needed and Jessica could not have been more helpful. Beautiful place, lovely people.
Anna & Kerry – May 2019
Waterfront Cottage lived up to our expectations, the location is stunning and provided everything we needed for a week of complete relaxation. The village and locals couldn't be more friendly and welcoming, such a wonderful authentic experience of the real Turkey. We were slightly apprehensive that there may be too little to do in Söğüt, how wrong we were? There's more than enough to keep you occupied, either on the water (a boat trip is literally half a dozen steps from your front door), walking the trails, the surrounding villages and towns, sunbathing on the water’s edge, enjoying a drink whilst watching the sunset before dining in one of the few, but wonderful restaurants. It is a tranquil haven, we will be coming back to this area again – it's magical.
Penny & Mike Berisford – October 2018
Waterfront Cottage is always in our hearts. Söğüt is really the most wonderful haven and so good for our souls. It is like coming home every time. The friends we have here are forever. Do go on a boat trip with Mutlu and visit the waterfall early in the morning. Eat at Memhets and Thyssanos. We will be back again next year.
Marion & Tony – September 2018
Couldn’t fail to have a great time here. Our favourites were a boat trip with Osman from Serce – took us to amazing coves to swim in and lovely bays with a goat herder, a walk with Ayhan – had a fantastic time. He will take you wherever you want and up to any ability. Incredibly knowledgeable about everything (perfect English). Get a real feel for the countryside. Jessica is so efficient – just sorts out everything
Sophie & Rick – September 2018
Our “glorious twelfth” was arriving here for the first time. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Simpson spots we have experienced. Unspoilt and understated with great local cuisine and the most helpful people. Our favourites were a breakfast trip on the Ertans, a visit to the carpet factory at Turgut and barbecued fresh fish bought from the fish merchant in the upper village. Sundowners on the upper terrace will provide memories for ever. Simpson came up trumps again!
Sandy & Barbara – August 2018
Our visit to Waterfront Cottage surpassed all our expectations. It’s a beautiful house with a huge amount of outside space, a fantastic sized pool, all in the wonderful village of Söğüt. Jessica, the Simpson Travel representative, was so helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. This was the first time we had booked with Simpson Travel and it certainly won’t be the last! All in all it was everything we wanted in a holiday and more.
Suki & Olly Williams – August 2018
What an incredibly special house this is. In a very special village. Within a week this has felt like home, and for us the added bonus of four very cheeky kittens. We have spent hours watching them! Wonderful breakfast boat trip on Happy Boats just across from the gate. Crystal clear water to swim in and a fantastic breakfast. We visited most of the restaurants to the right of the house. Our favourite was Thyssanos, different mezze, all delicious and so very cheap. We like Barbara Savanda, but not sure the price reflected the food, but saying that it was really different from the normal food here – tempura clams and sashimi. Jessica is so kind and helpful and will book tables and trips. Suffice to say, I have already enquired about booking two weeks next year.
The Williams – August 2018
Waterfront Cottage is an absolute delight. Whilst just a one-bedroom property, the interior feels spacious both downstairs and upstairs. However, it is the outside space that makes this the perfect place to stay; the pool area, gardens and terraces are beautiful and so well maintained. The location could not be bettered. The restaurants and shops next door are so convenient and you really feel in the heart of the action, but not in the least in a peace-shattering or obtrusive way. This was our third visit to Söğüt but our first to Waterfront Cottage – hopefully not our last.
Helen Filmer & Bernie O'Connor – July 2018
If this place was an egg, it would be ‘over easy’, so laid back and chilled it is horizontal. Have thoroughly enjoyed every second of our two weeks and shall be truly sorry to leave this little slice of paradise. From the scenic drives, to all the beautiful coves and villages, it has been quite magical. All this topped off with the warm and friendly hospitality of the locals welcoming you into their families as if you were one of their own. We have tried all the restaurants in here in Söğüt and a few in the surrounding villages and all are equally as good in their own special way. If you only visit one during your stay here make it the Kidon – Esen and his family are the most hospitable and friendly people who serve amazing food with a twist. Vine leaves stuffed with cherries sounds so wrong but tastes so right. Looking forward to the time when we can return to this part of Turkey. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.
The Bradleys – June 2018
You know you're in safe hands booking with Simpson Travel – such a smooth process of booking and getting to the destination – and each villa they have is so incredible – we loved every bit of our holiday!
Mr Casby – October 2017
This is our third Simpson Travel holiday now and they have all been great but Waterfront Cottage in Söğüt has been our favourite. In fact we've holidayed in some pretty impressive locations all around the world but this perfect little cottage beats them all.
Mrs Gray – October 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Waterfront Cottage and we are considering booking again for a visit in 2018. The location, the locals, the accommodation, food and relaxed atmosphere were all perfect. Simpson Travel's rep, Jessica, was a joy, she is a credit to the company and true ambassador for the area. Can't wait to do it all again.
Mr Warren – October 2017
Once again, we have had the best holiday ever. Total bliss! BLISS. There is no other way to describe this haven. All the restaurants are excellent. We will be back again next year !
Maria & Tony – September 2017
Thank you all for a truly magical holiday. The level of service, efficiency and thoughtfulness shown by all the Simpson Travel staff from booking, pre-departure and in-resort representatives makes it very difficult do look elsewhere when booking another holiday!
Mrs Sansone – September 2017
This was our third Simpson Travel holiday, and it did not disappoint! The villa and its location were fabulous, and although we didn't have any problems, we felt – as before – that if there had been, they would have been sorted. A definite 'peace of mind' factor with Simpson Travel. Our rep was both helpful and delightful. We don't usually go back to the same place, but we were so pleased with our holiday in [sorry it's a secret] we might just do so this time.
Mr Carter – August 2017
Waterfront, Söğüt – beautiful, quaint villa that places you in the heart and soul of the village. Watch the fisherman bringing in the nets, the restaurants tending to the fruit and vegetables in their allotments, and the shepherd taking his goats for an early morning graze in the olive groves along the waterfront. Be prepared, and feeling like VIP guests, to say goodbye to everyone in the village before you leave.
Ms Gil – July 2017
Like others before, Söğüt has woven its magic around us. It is so rare to find such an unspoilt and friendly place. The waterfalls are worth visiting (but avoid when the Jeep safaris are there) as it is invigorating to swim in the pools. Relax and enjoy going back in time – catch the fishermen and women in the morning sorting out their catch, the goats being loaded and unloaded off the boats, the sheep being walked along the water's edge and grazing in the orchards and the beautifully kept allotment of vegetables.
Anthony and Sarah – June 2017
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Reaching out from a forested coastline towards the nearby Aegean islands of Symi, Tilos and Rhodes, the Bozburun Peninsula is one of the most peaceful and picturesque corners of southwest Turkey.
Azure bays and sheltered coves, woodland, olive groves and mountains set the scene for a holiday fragranced with fields of lavender and wild thyme. Centred around the seaside town of Bozburun itself, famous for boat building, this discretely luxurious destination is a protected conservation area, made for leisurely boat trips, sea-view restaurants and walks along the cliff tops.
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