Not everyone is looking to invest in a chic Istanbul apartment or new build apartment or villa on the coast. Turkey has an astonishing array of rural locations in which you can buy property. If you want to avoid high-energy beach resorts, no problem. If you want a village house within easy reach of a stretch of quieter coastline, no problem. Here, we look at the different types of rural property for sale in Turkey. This is where the bargains are to be found.
18km from Fethiye and around an hour from Dalaman airport, Üzümlü is nestled into the foothills of the Taurus mountains. The village’s name actually means ‘place of grape’. You can still see the locals working the land to produce grape juice, olive oil, tobacco and vinegar. It’s a pretty village situated 500m above sea level. Many properties here offer amazing views of the snow-capped peaks of the Taurus mountains, but also the fertile land below. It’s like taking a step back in time about 50 years or so when you visit this lovely rural village. You’ll find a few shops in the centre and the ubiquitous Turkish tea shop. This is where the locals congregate to talk (gossip!) about village life. And don’t forget the weekly market when the village really comes to life!
In terms of architecture there are quaint village houses with courtyards and fine Ottoman-style houses with luxuriant gardens. Further out there are large farmsteads perfect for smallholdings.
Properties for sale in Üzümlü
4 bedroom rural villa for sale in Üzümlü – €210,000 EUR (Approx)
On the outskirts of the village. Built over three storeys, this stone property is surrounded by beautiful wooded valleys and would make a wonderful family home. Possibility of creating a self-contained apartment on the ground floor. Click here for more information on this property.
3 bedroom detached villa for sale in Üzümlü – €220,000 EUR (Approx)
Walking distance from the centre of this typical Turkish village, this is a brand new, contemporary-design 3 bedroom villa with private garden and swimming pool. Good holiday letting potential and underfloor heating and woodburner means it can support year-round living. 40 mins from fabulous beaches. Click here for more information on this property.
Ortaca, a typical Turkish agricultural town, offers many rural properties for sale. Located in the Muğla province on the Aegean side of Turkey, Ortaca is equidistant between Dalaman and Dalyan. It doesn’t get a lot more rural than this, as the site of the village was probably chosen originally as it is in the middle of a fertile plain. Perfect Mediterranean conditions for growing citrus fruits, pomegranates and tomatoes. Oh, and forget busy beach resorts and nightclubs, the unspoilt beach at Sarıgerme is less than 30 minutes away by car.
Properties for sale in Ortaca
3 bedroom bungalow between Ortaca and Dalyan – €245,000 EUR (Approx)
With gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside, this beautiful bungalow is situated between Ortaca and Dalyan. On a generous plot of 800m2 with lovely gardens, this is a 3 bedroom, 2-bathroom property with open-plan reception room with long terrace. Plenty of room to build a swimming pool! For more information on this property click here (Ladybird Estates).
This seaside town is the perfect compromise, not too rowdy nor is it too agricultural. Located just 20kms from the bustling coastal resort of Bodrum (with all shops, services and everything you’ll need). Yalikavak has its own blue flag beaches, bars and restaurants and offers its residents a relaxed pace of life. With a pretty bay and local marina, Yalikavak is the St Ives of the Turkish coast and has attracted artists and creatives galore!
Properties in and around Yalikavak command a premium because of the coastal situation, stunning views and proximity to Bodrum. It has transformed over recent years from a pretty little fishing village into an elite and sought-after area close to Bodrum. It offers some of the finest luxury homes on the peninsula, and yachts moor in the marina from all of the the world.
Whilst you may find a good value property here, this is not a part of Turkey where you’d find rural properties for sale under €50,000, for example.
Properties for sale in Yalikavak
3 bedroom apartment for sale in Yalikavak
Just metres away from a private beach with a water jetty, this 3 bedroom apartment is in a very desirable area with panoramic views of the three bays of Yalikavak. Open-plan living area with sea views, fully-fitted kitchen and three large-sized bedrooms. Built in May 2006 to a very high standard, it enjoys shared facilities including private water jetty, large swimming pool, plenty of space for sunbathing and landscaped gardens. 2km from the town centre and Yalikavak Marina. For more information on this property please click here (Private Sale).