Idyllic setting for a relaxing holiday
The Lemon House, some 5 km from Dalyan, is situated in a small Turkish village amongst citrus and pomegranate orchards. A tranquil environment conducive to a relaxing holiday. The house is well maintained, having a comfortable living room, a small, but well equipped kitchen, 2 spacious bedrooms and a shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs there is another spacious bedroom and a shower room. This section is self-contained and accessed by an outside staircase. There were 2 couples in our group and this layout worked well for us. Around the beautiful swimming pool is a patio with sun beds, table and chairs and parasols. On many occasions we simply wanted to sit on the patio and watch the local chickens approaching through the citrus orchard to drink from the swimming pool.
The pool and house are serviced daily by Fatma, a lady who lives in the village.She does an excellent job, is dependable and very friendly, although her English is very limited. She is an excellent cook and will prepare meals from a menu with 24hrs notice.
We needed a rental car to get around with ease, although the local bus service into Dalyan is very good. The car company recommended by the owners was excellent and inexpensive. There are many interesting, historic and picturesque places to visit within easy driving distance, although the road surfaces can be very rough and potholed (very exciting driving).
The nearest restaurant is a 10min walk away (2 mins in the car). The Ley Ley restaurant is also a stork sanctuary. Wonderful food served in lovely surroundings with Turkish entertainment on 2 nights per week. The pitta bread cooked fresh in a wood burning oven is amazing. Dalyan is full of restaurants - too many to choose from. However, there are 2 we would highly recommend - The Hidden Garden and the Four Seasons both served us amazing food. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. One restaurant to avoid is Saki where we paid high prices for poor quality cold food. For a lunch or afternoon tea experience we recommend The Dalyan Iz art gallery and garden cafe. The cakes are to die for!
We will have fond memories of our stay in The Lemon House for a long time to come. We would love to return one day. Perhaps the memory of picking a ripe pomegranate from the tree, squeezing out the juice and sipping it while lazing on a sun lounger next to the pool will be the incentive to take us back sooner than later.
Owner's Response: Thanks Keith and so glad you enjoyed the Lemon House. We are proud of it, as it is a very special place, but it is nice when guests agree with us!
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