Dorset couple Chris and Sandra McGown are in the process of purchasing a plot of land in Turkey through Turkish property agency Spot Blue, who are also helping to find a buyer for the couple’s Turkish apartment.
The McGowns’ intention is have their ideal retirement home built on their new plot, which is in the village of Çiftlik, on the edge of the colourful resort of Fethiye.
The couple, who are retired and have a son and a daughter, are also using Spot Blue to sell their two-bedroom holiday apartment in the Calis Beach area of Fethiye, which they bought nine years ago and have used for numerous family holidays.
“We’ve agreed a price of £51,000 for our 840-square-metre plot and paid a deposit,” said Chris McGown. “Çiftlik is in a lovely spot, slightly elevated and with views of Fethiye Bay and the mountains. It’s up and coming – a wealthy Turk has built a huge bungalow on the neighbouring plot to ours and people from Istanbul are buying there.”
The McGowns plan to build a detached three-storey villa on their plot, with three or four bedrooms and a private pool. Their intention is to have construction underway by the summer.
Since the 1990s the McGowns have visited a selection of Turkish resorts, but prefer Fethiye to all others. “Fethiye has a different feel to it, thanks to being an authentic working town as well as a friendly tourist resort, and there is plenty to visit around it, including the stunning lagoon at Ölüdeniz,” added Chris. “In recent years the municipality has spent money hand over fist upgrading the infrastructure – it’s improved vastly since we’ve been going there.”
Meanwhile, the McGowns’ apartment in Fethiye, is on the market for £66,000 – you can see more details by clicking here.
To browse more properties for sale throughout Turkey, visit www.spotblue.com