Negotiating the turns that lead up the mountainside to our destination afforded occasional glimpses of Faralya Cottage, located in a magical spot overlooking the Butterfly Valley. This quiet accommodation has an open patio leading to its own private pool, with breathtaking views down the valley to the sea. Partially surrounding the grounds is an extensive garden teeming with fresh local vegetables – peppers, aubergines, courgettes, and more – which renters can harvest and grill for a fresh healthy meal. The grounds include olive trees, pomegranate trees, flowering cactus and a variety of beautiful flowers that attract colorful butterflies. It is a genuine little paradise!
This cottage is ideal for the down-to-earth person who wants an authentic, local experience - quiet, leisurely accommodations away from crowds, to bask in the natural beauty of this enchanted region. The hills are great for hiking and exploring. For a bit more action, the beach and town are only a ten minute drive away.
The cottage is simple yet cozy and very comfortable. It offers all the amenities of home; it is equipped with a dishwasher, clothes washer, and a kitchen complete with everything necessary for cooking and dining at home. For those not inclined to cook, there are a few small and quaint eateries just a short walk up the road.
This cottage was a wonderful change from the large and often impersonal hotels I stayed in at my other stops in Turkey; the hotels were wonderful, but Faralya Cottage was a welcome sanctuary from the touristic bustle. It was especially pleasing to be here at the end of my trip, when the sense of peace and relaxation were most welcome. We are most grateful to the owner for offering this unique experience.
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