The Regency Cottage

Islamlar & Üzümlü , Turkey

  • 2-4
  • 2
  • 1
  • Characterful stone cottage
  • Picturesque rural setting
  • Sunset views
  • Kalkan 12min drive

For those who are familiar with our ever-popular Kalkan Regency Hotel, the owners of this pretty, two-bedroom cottage near the village of Üzümlü need no introduction. And within walking distance of the farm that produces many of the mouth-watering ingredients for their celebrated restaurant, the family’s farmhouse holds a charm and appeal all of its own.

Tucked away in the idyllic countryside that borders the turquoise coast, guests can enjoy an authentic taste of Turkish rural living and the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life, yet still only a short drive from the glitz and glamour of Kalkan.

In-keeping with its timeless surroundings, this enchanting stone house is simply furnished in traditional style, well-equipped and comfortable, with a country style kitchen perfect for those who are looking to try their hand at Turkish cuisine. The Tomanbay family are more than happy for guests to visit the farm and indulge in the homespun pleasure of picking their own vegetables for supper and you’ll find a menagerie of animals, always keen to say hello and a sure-fire hit with younger members of the family.

Outside, The Regency Cottage has everything you need to shrug off the vagaries of daily life, lie back and unwind. A beautiful stone terrace with covered dining area and free-form pool has been designed with the views in mind, and it’s a magical spot to gaze out across the fertile landscape towards the sea and watch the sky transform from blue to gold in early evening. Read a book, raise a glass, and be seduced by the gentle soundscape of the Turkish countryside, or head into sleepy Üzümlü where you’ll find some lovely, unfussy restaurants serving a surprisingly good choice of local dishes, including the renowned Turkish pizza – Pide.

When a touch more sophistication is called for, the bright lights of Kalkan are not too far away and for those who like to mix their relaxation with a little indulgence, you can hire a taxi and be sitting in one of the stylish roof top restaurants in less than twenty minutes.

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Accommodation

Layout

  • 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)

Single Storey

  • Open plan kitchen/diner area with oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine
  • Living area with satellite/smart TV 
  • Double bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed) 
  • Twin bedroom (90cm x 200cm beds) 
  • Shower room with WC

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Barbecue 
  • Garden and shaded terrace
  • Private swimming pool 9m x 3.8m (depth 1.44m)
  • Air-conditioned living areas and bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • While alcohol is not sold in Üzümlü’s shops or restaurants, it is readily available in Islamlar, only a five-minute drive away
  • Optional meze delivery service on arrival (7 different mezes, £14pp, minimum order 2 persons)

WiFi

  • 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.


Location

  • Restaurant (Üzümlü) 5min drive
  • Mini-market (Üzümlü) 5min drive
  • Shops/restaurants/beach clubs (Kalkan)12min drive
  • Patara Beach 30min drive
  • Dalaman airport 1hr 45min drive

Car hire

Car options Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday: 2-4 guests – 1 Group B, Fiat Egea or similar* * All our cars include full comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres and windscreen are excluded from the cover.

Car specification

Group B – 1.3 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 F – Automatic Fiat Egea or similar, 1.6 litre petrol engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group A – Automatic Ford Kuga SUV or similar, 1.6 litre diesel engine, 3 large and 1 medium suitcases*

Group C – Automatic Citroen C4 SUV or similar, 1.5 litre diesel engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcases*

Group E – Mercedes Vito 7+1 seater or similar, 1.6 litre diesel engine, 3 large and 3 medium suitcases*

Group G – Mercedes Vito 8+1 seater or similar, 1.6 litre diesel engine, 3 large and 4 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.

The service from the concierge was excellent. The peaceful location of the cottage suited us perfectly. The traditional-style cottage was lovely and had all the facilities we needed for a thoroughly relaxing holiday. The Poseidon trip - which we also enjoyed last year - was a highlight.

Mr Malcolm Wilkinson, September 2023

Beautiful villa in an amazing location. Secluded, sun-drenched and enough shade for lunch. Superb touches too, including the complimentary Hammam, the boat trip and use of the Indigo Beach Club. Plus, a surprise bottle of wine for our anniversary from Zeze our concierge :) First time with Simpson Travel and very happy we found them. Seamless experience from start to finish. Graham Simpson and Yianna, you've created a gem and retained a very personal feel with nothing being too much trouble from all staff members. We will be booking again in the future.

Mr Andre Tapponnier, September 2023

The cottage has been a wonderful place to rest, relax and relish and a much-needed pause from all the busyness of life. Zeze couldn’t have been more helpful and assured all our evening dinners were both delicious and stress-free. Our hammam, morning swims at the beach, daily trips and treats from the bakery, sampling every Turkish dish that tempted our tastebuds, and of course lazy days by the pool have been delights. Now all we need to decide is where to go next!

André and Catherine, September 2023

After arriving I felt we were too far from Kalkan – wrong! The cottage is perfect, near enough for the bright lights of Kalkan, but once back, relax and enjoy. Zeze, this lady is amazing – she makes the holiday go from good to amazing. Don’t want to leave!

The Bakers, August 2023

Zeze Is the most amazing lady and made our holiday by recommending and sorting things out. She goes beyond what anyone should need. Make sure you look after her, she’s worth it and makes the holiday experience magical. Regency Cottage was further away from Kalkan than we imagined but its beautiful and peaceful location needs to be enjoyed.

Mrs Caroline Baker, August 2023

Another very good holiday with Simpson Travel, very professional and helpful staff.

Carol Harris, June 2023

The Regency Cottage was perfect for us as we like to be away from the hustle & bustle. The kitchen was one of the best equipped in any place we have stayed. The family who look after the cottage were lovely, showing us around the farm & gave us some of their amazing produce. Zeze the concierge was, as ever, so helpful & her knowledge of the area is invaluable. It was the most relaxing 2 weeks & exactly what we needed.

Elizabeth Hibbert, May 2023

What a magical place! We have had the most relaxing 2 weeks here and really don't want to leave. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and possibly the best equipped kitchen anywhere we've stayed. Ali and family are lovely and so kind showing us round the farm, the organic produce, the animals and letting us feed the baby goat. Zeze has as always been there whenever we've needed her and it was so lovely to see her again, her knowledge of the area is invaluable.

Liz and William, May 2023

We have LOVED this villa, a real home from home. Such a fabulous location (though tricky to find initially!) and so pretty. The peace and quiet has been so relaxing, but we have also enjoyed time at the Regency hotel - the best of both worlds really.

Sue and Mark, October 2022

Regency cottage is a peaceful haven, well equipped and felt like home from home. Thanks to Ali and Zeze for organising everything so well. We just wish we could stay longer.

L & G, September 2022

This was our first time travelling with Simpson (we had been recommended by friends). The overall holiday experience we had from start to finish, including every interaction with your team in the UK and in resort, was superb. We are already getting excited about booking our 2023 summer holiday with you. Thank you!

Lois Grant, September 2022

Regency Cottage is an absolute oasis of peace set on a farm in the mountains within 15 minutes reach of Kalkan. I don’t think we have ever been so lazy! Floating in the pool, reading, thinking about what to cook for supper, having a g&t watching the sunset over views of farmland and mountains, sleeping soundly - perfect. The cottage is well-equipped and we were incredibly looked after by Ali and Nazife on site, and by the AMAZING Zeze (concierge) via WhatsApp and phone. Thank you for sending us home so refreshed!

Alexandra Lewis, July 2022

Once again lovely location, the sun sets were beautiful, villa very well equipped, spotless and so quiet. Instructions from airport to villa were excellent, on arrival at cottage was met by Nuri and Ali and made to feel very welcome, we were told to help ourselves to what ever we liked from the green house and herb patch ,which we did so fresh, all in all a lovely holiday. Also thanks to Zeze for her kindness and knowledge of the area, nothing is to much trouble.

Trevor Sadler, May 2022

Our choice of Turkey properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading

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    Excellent

  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

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  • Location

    4.5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    3/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    3/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    3.5/5

    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

A pretty mountain village just above Kalkan Bay, Islamlar is a place of bucolic tranquillity and rustic architecture set against the dramatic backdrop of the Taurus Mountains. In the heart of Islamlar you will still find a truly traditional way of life, unchanged throughout the centuries: an old tea house, a bakery where flour is still ground by millstones and shepherds herding their sheep among the olive trees.

Nearby is Islamlar’s even sleepier neighbour, Üzümlü. This traditional village is wonderfully unspoilt – a place where you can fully immerse yourself in the every-day comings and goings of rural Turkey. 

But should you wish to experience a more cosmopolitan expression of Turkish hospitality, Kalkan with its beach clubs, vibrant waterfront bars and rooftop restaurants, is just a short drive away, giving you the best of all worlds.

To complete the picture, visit our handpicked selection of lovely villas in Islamlar & Üzümlü.


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