Dream Villas for Less

A warm Mediterranean climate, great value for money, and fantastic beaches and scenery have tipped Turkey as one of the top holiday destinations for sun-starved Brits this year. If your idea of the prefect break is lazing by the pool in your very own villa, the country has some fantastic properties at tempting, non-Euro prices too.

“With over 2 million British visitors expected in 2010, dozens of new flights have been launched from UK airports by the likes of Easyjet, Thomas Cook and Pegasus airlines, improving access to the Turkish sunshine,” adds Dominic Whiting, editor of the Buying in Turkey guide. “This makes the country an appealing choice for villa buyers, with the added attraction of a growing rental market, with lettings website Holidaylettings.co.uk reporting a 70% increase in enquiries for Turkey in 2009.”
With unspoilt countryside and great beaches, Dalaman makes an attractive location for a villa in breathtaking scenery. The Akaya valley, 15 minutes from Dalaman airport, is an exclusive rural retreat with restaurant, great facilities and a variety of villas and bungalows. The award-winning properties cost £136,000-£188,000, with a property management service available from developer Curbanoglu, Tel 0845 355 5625, www.curbanoglu.co.uk
Overlooking the Blue-flag awarded beach at Sarigerme and the new Dalaman Hilton Golf & Spa Resort, the Ocean View Villas have a contemporary design, 3-5 bedrooms and private swimming pools, with prices from £152,000-£245,000.
The small resort of Kalkan has some stunning villas, generally with amazing sea views, though the 2-hour drive to Dalaman airport puts off some buyers. Prices are relatively high thanks to the area’s cache, with a four-bedroom villa with pool costing from £180,000-over £250,000.
For discerning golfers the Lavender Villas are set in beautiful countryside less than 5 miles from the nearest golf course; and with another dozen courses within 20 minutes drive at Belek. The family resort of Side, with its beaches, Roman ruins, shops and restaurants is only 6 miles away. Built of stone in a traditional Mediterranean style with large gardens and swimming pools, the three and four bedroom villas cost from £186,900.
For villa-buyers on a tighter budget, the Melito Villas in the Aegean resort of Kusadasi are 4 bedroom homes built around a large communal swimming pool. A great beach is only 400 metres away. The villas are priced at £75,000. Alternatively, the 3 bedroom Dolphin Villas in the quiet resort of Akbuk near Didim are available from £95,000.
For more information about the villas in this article contact Buying in Turkey, Tel: 0845 351 3551, www.buyingin.co.uk