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“A Peaceful Rustic Retreat in the Mountains”

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Blacktree Farm and Cottages
Ranked #18 of 96 Fethiye B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 March 2011

If you are looking for an alternative to the tourist bustle of Oludeniz then Black Tree Cottages are a great choice. We visited after the high season rush and had Black Tree to ourselves most days. We stayed in a two bedroom cottage which was basic but comfortable and spacious. Black Tree is also popular with walkers doing the Lycian Way so some only stay one night. Facilities include a restuarant, swimming pool with loungers and turkish daybeds, library, tennis courts, pottery and children's TV room. The views to the coast are spectacular. This is a small working farm and as such there was plenty to keep our wee boy busy including donkey rides round the farm. Anthea and Bob Gurkan the owners are warm and hospitable people with a mine of information about the Lycian Coast and Turkey in general. They can arrange car hire and book day trips for you. The cottages have basic self catering facilities but we generally ate in the restaurant which serves traditional home cooked meals. Black Tree is well off the beaten track which is part of it's charm but you will definitely need a car if you want to explore the surrounding area, have access to the beach or for shopping and tourist trips. We loved our stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 December 2010

A vacation at Blacktree Cottages is a unique experience – one of the highlights of our trip to Turkey. The only potential drawback, depending on what sort of vacation you are seeking, is that it is remote, very remote. That said, the drive up or down the narrow, winding mountain road to Blacktree can be an adventure itself.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2010

Having been tempted by the website, we booked our turkish holiday at Blacktree Cottages for early July. Our arrival at 4am produced the first evidence of the wonderful hospitality provided by our hostess Anthea who was at the cottage to greet us and make us feel welcome.
The cottages are simple clean and tastefully decorated with good kitchens and comfortable beds. Although temperatures on the coast soared to the high 30's, the cottages remained cool despite the lack of air conditioning.
A small shop and vegetable garden provide lots of food for those wishing to cook. We would highly recommed the onsite restaurant where local produce is cooked up to a very high standard. The restaurant is a good place to meet other guests in the evening over a bottle of Turkish wine.
Anthea and her husband Bob provided us with a wealth of information about local wildlife, walks and cultural visits. The site is quite remote with some spectacular sea views a short walk away. We stayed for 2 weeks with 2 teenagers. The teenagers tended to spend their days by the pool reading and playing tennis while my husband and I did some spectacular walks in the local mountains and down to isolated Mediterranean beaches). We rented a car with Anthea's assistance for the middle week which allowed exploration further afield-eg Saklikent Gorge and local Lycian ruins. There seemed to be plenty of other activities for those wanting to be more stationary- a small library, video room, pottery studio (guided by Antheas steady hand) and the pool surrounded by cushioned grape arbours.
The site is remote (half hour drive down a steep windy gravel road to the nearest town) and not for those who enjoy the bustle of a big resort but the holiday was one of our best . Many thanks to Anthea and her team.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 November 2010

My husband and I enjoyed a nice week at Black Tree, where we especially appreciated the relaxed pace, the lack of packaged tourism, and the delicious food! We loved the views driving up and down the mountain daily and felt right at home in our well appointed and tasteful cabin.

Be sure to have a car if you stay here, as it is difficult to do much exploring without one. With a car, you are a 45 minute drive from ancient ruins, hidden beaches, and shopping in Kas and Kalkan. Also, we recommend visiting when it isn't quite so hot (though, staying at such a high altitude as Black Tree meant that the humidity was considerably lower than by the coast).

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2010

I was delighted with our stay at Blacktree. It was the perfect retreat from the big tourist machine, while offering a good base to discover the Lycian coast.
The location is stunningly beautiful, an untouched mediterranean hamlet on a forested hill.

Anthea, the owner, is a gold mine of (local) knowledge and is always ready to lead the most entertaining conversations.

You can cook your own food in your cottage or eat at the restaurant. Daily specials are fresh, tasty, sourced locally and mostly organic. A real countryside treat!

I will definitely return...

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Arno-London
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Reviewed 7 November 2010

We had never been to Turkey before and were looking for something a bit different as we are not the type of people just to sit round a pool and stay in a high block.

This was our 2 year olds first holiday abroad where he was mobile.
We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom cottages, accommadation is basic but adaquate and comfortable. As we were quite high up and in October it did get chilly at night but that didn't bother us sitting round an open fire with a Gin & Whiskey.

The farm is set on a large plot of land with plenty to do for our 2 year old even though it was unfortunately too cold to swim. He was just happy roaming around visiting the animals and collecting stones!
The on site shop was a bit bare but that was due to the time of year - it was the end of the season for all the fruit & Veg. We would love to go back in the Spring as there would be an abundunce of organically grown produce on the farm. We cooked most lunches in the cottage but had dinner in the restaurant where the food was delicious home made traditional Turkish dishes. Not too expensive you have a tab to pay off at the end of your stay.

We cannot speak highly enough of BOB and all his staff - they really did make the holiday due to there selfless hospitality and kindness. He was a mind of information and advised us on all we needed to know in the area. Our little boy fell in love with BOB and he became the target of his attention. Nothing was too much trouble - but i am sure this was partly to do with us being the only family staying at the time. I am sure at the height of season when there are lots of kids BOB may keep a lower profile!!!!

In nutshell we would hightly reccomend BlackTree to any family with energetic little ones who love the outdoors. Our little boy had a wonderful time and we loved the peace and quite and getting back to the simple things - a million miles away from the busy lives we have at home.

Thankyou BOB from us all - a high 5 and Cheers from Charlie!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 September 2010

Would highly recommend Blacktree Cottages for anyone looking for a totally relaxing holiday. The friendly owners have it just right with a sociable but non instusive environment. They help everyone get the best out of their stay by providing advice on the local area and they also sometimes do walks and pick ups for those who do not have a hire car.
The food is fantastic - whether you fancy somethng on thats on the menu or not - they are so flexible and friendly. I also loved the novelty of drawing drinking water from a well, then in the evening the water in the cottages is heated by the wood burning stove.
With a hire car you can go to Oludeniz, Fethyie, Kalkan, Kas etc. We went down to Oludeniz one early morning and the drive was beautiful but after so much relaxation the town was a bit hectic for us so we quickly come back up the mountain to the peace and tranquility of Blacktree. Driving through the local villages is also educational - showing rural turkey in its element with lots of friendly kids running around the villages and goats on the roads inbetween the villages.
Although we didn't take advantage of the great walking in the area it looks phenomenal - it was a bit too hot in august to do much between 8am and 6pm.... but them maybe that was just our excuse to keep chilling out by the lovely pool!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Karaagac Koyu - Esen - Fethiye, Fethiye 48300, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Fethiye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #18 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Fethiye
Price Range: £43 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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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