When researching this trip, we looked at the package holiday options in Turkey and knew very quickly that that just wasn't our thing. When we found Black Tree Farm and Cottages on booking.com, we immediately knew this was just what we were looking for: a place off the beaten track, family-friendly, peaceful and relaxing. And that is what we got. We had the place almost to ourselves for the first part of the week and were soon joined by other families toward the end, which was perfect for or son who enjoyed the company of other kids. We walked, hiked, biked, rode the ponies and I became very adept at driving on the mountain roads, which were a bit stressful at first, but you get used to it after a few days. It's the perfect place to combine a few days of sight-seeing with a few days of sheer relaxation. As a tip, I would also highly recommend before arriving at the farm that you purchase some basic supplies along the way, like milk, bread, coffee, butter, etc. so that on your first day you have some basics and don't have to drive back down the mountain right away after getting settled (though the farm does have a small shop). The food at the restaurant is excellent and every effort is made to meet dietary needs. Hosts Bob and Anthea are warm and hospitable and willingly share their knowledge of the area and will help you schedule any activities or make recommendations. They are an interesting couple with many good stories of their own travels, so makes sure you spend some time enjoying their company. Lastly, learn a few words of Turkish (hello, goodbye and thank you), it makes such a difference and will put a smile on the faces of the people you meet in this wonderful country.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated off the beaten track in the lush heart of beautiful farmland and beneath the soaring mountain landscapes of the southwest of Turkey, Black Tree Organic Farm and Cottages is the ideal rural getaway.While a retreat for those seeking a holiday in Turkey away from the tourist hotspots and crowds, Black Tree is also a great place for young families looking for an active and creative vacation amidst unspoiled nature. Just 2 km from the famous Lycian Way trekking route, this traditional farmstead also offers a unique alternative to camping overnight and other local lodgings for walkers. ... more less
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