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The Village House, The Barn - A village house close to local beaches

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
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A truly unique experience! The 300 year old Barn and Stone House have been sympathetically renovated to recreate an individual but homely Turkish feeling to each of the properties. When you stay with us you will experience real village life, where the farmers carry out their day to day duties and local people go about their daily business . You will often see sheep, cows and goats being taken for their daily walks so that they can graze in local fields and it's not unusual to spot the odd chicken running around aimlessly! You will also see lots of cats and dogs in most places around town and although they are not 'house pets' as we know them they are an integral part of everyday Turkish life. Turkish living is very uncomplicated and simple, based very much on traditional values where th...A truly unique experience! The 300 year old Barn and Stone House have been sympathetically renovated to recreate an individual but homely Turkish feeling to each of the properties. When you stay with us you will experience real village life, where the farmers carry out their day to day duties and local people go about their daily business . You will often see sheep, cows and goats being taken for their daily walks so that they can graze in local fields and it's not unusual to spot the odd chicken running around aimlessly! You will also see lots of cats and dogs in most places around town and although they are not 'house pets' as we know them they are an integral part of everyday Turkish life. Turkish living is very uncomplicated and simple, based very much on traditional values where the whole family muck in and help out. Despite the quiet village location the Village house is surrounded by the Aegean coastline and it is roughly 3.5 km away from the local beaches, in fact on a clear day you actually have a view of the sea from the garden if you look hard enough! The shining light though is the fact that the simply stunning ancient Apollo Temple is a minutes walk from the Village house. Steeped in history from Greek and Roman times it is a site to behold, hence the reason that Didyma is a protected area. Can you imagine? Underneath the ground you walk on in and around the house is an ancient city! Around the corner there are a number of lovely restaurants and bars that offer local turkish cuisine and drinks with good service and hospitality. Sit back, relax and gaze at the fantastic views of the temple from any one of the venues of your choice. You may even like to try the national drink of Turkey which is a spirit called Rakı or the national branded beer called Efes. It is worth mentioning at this point that we do have modern conveniences! Wifi is available and there is also music via our Sonos system. A lounge TV and DVD player with a small selection of DVDs are provided. The Saturday market is an experience that shouldn't be missed. Bafa Lake, Iasos, Doğanbey, Akbuk, Kuşadasi, Ephesus, Priene and the beautiful mountain wine village of Sirince are all within easy reach. In April the village hosts the Didim Vegfest for a 4 day weekend which is an extravaganza of food, dancing, music, eating, drinking and celebration so come and enjoy!!More
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Graham L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

Set in the picturesque village of Didyma, a stone's throw from ancient Temple of Apollo and the Sacred Way, this beautiful barn and the nearby Stone House, with the gorgeous gardens has been recreated perfectly. Behind the large wooden gate is a tranquil place, decorated...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

We stayed at The Barn last September, our first visit but hopefully not our last. Graham and Jane are perfect hosts and The Barn has been stunningly renovated in authentic Turkish style. The beautiful well kept gardens are perfect to relax in after a busy...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Graham L, VR Owner at The Village House, The Barn - A village house close to local beaches, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Thank you Tricia. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again! 🇹🇷

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Reviewed February 20, 2019

Spent a week here and enjoyed the "local / authentic" feel of the place and relaxing / quiet vibe. Accomodation and hosts very good. Just a couple minutes walk to the Apollo Temple and several very good restaurants. Will definitely visit again!

Date of stay: September 2018
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Graham L, VR Owner at The Village House, The Barn - A village house close to local beaches, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Thank you for your kind comments. Paul and Diane were the perfect guests! We look forward to seeing you agsin

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

A stones throw away from the history at the Apollo temple, and a short bus journey away from the night life. Best of both worlds! It was lovely to sit and chat to the hosts, if we was ever unsure about where to eat they...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Graham L, VR Owner at The Village House, The Barn - A village house close to local beaches, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Great guests and lovely people. Hopefully see you again! G and J

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Stayed here over the summer, the weather was amazing and the village house was beautiful and scenic, with an authentic Turkish feel. Local amnesties are close by such as shops, amazing restaurants and the beach, where there is tons to do! Would definitely stay here...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Graham L, VR Owner at The Village House, The Barn - A village house close to local beaches, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Thank you for being a great guest and we are so glad you enjoyed your time staying in the Barn. G and J

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
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About the neighbourhood
The amazing Apollo Temple is literally just around the corner with a new museum opening in 2019. From the temple is the Sacred Way which goes towards the ancient ruins of Miletos, In April the village hosts the Didim Vegfest for a 4 day weekend, an extravaganza of food, dancing, music, eating, drinking and celebration. The beautiful beaches of Altinkum are all on the doorstep, with many varied restaurants, bars and also nightlife, all waiting to be enjoyed. The Saturday market is an experience that shouldn't be missed. Bafa Lake, Iasos, Doğanbey, Akbuk, Kuşadasi, Ephesus, Priene and the beautiful mountain wine village of  Sirince are all within easy reach
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It's very easy to get around. There are local buses (dolmuş), tour companies, car hire companies, or we can arrange for personal tours (price on application)
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