Beautiful 2 bedroom villa positioned in the quiet residential village of Ilgaz in the Besparmak mountains overlooking the sea. Situated in a mature garden, the villa has an infinity pool, 8m x 4m with underwater lighting and views of the sea and fabulous views of the sunset over the mountains. The spacious sitting room has French doors and windows on 3 aspects and the fully equipped open-plan kitchen has French windows onto its own terrace. The villa is surrounded by terraces with glass and marble topped tables, chairs, sun-loungers and a built-in BBQ.
Villa in Ilgaz, North Cyprus - Set In Peaceful Mountain Village, Stunning views
- english, greek, turkish
About Carola Gillham
I have lived in Ilgaz since 2007 and am married to Öztürk (Oz) who built villas CY1696 and CY3823. I am English and Oz is Turkish Cypriot. Originally from Paphos, Oz fell in love with Ilgaz village in 1974 and achieved his dream of living here about 15 years ago. We have 3 dogs, Zibidi and Maymun (Monkey) and Yandancakli. We love the peace and community spirit of the village which has both English and Turkish residents and waking up every morning to spectacular views. We enjoy meeting new guests and hope that they enjoy Ilgaz as much as we do. We have a number of guests who return year after year. As we live in the village we are on hand to help out in any way necessary and we do our best to ensure that you have an enjoyable and memorable holiday in North Cyprus.
Why Carola Gillham chose Ilgaz
Oz built the villa in 2005. It is situated at the lower part of the village and has uninterrupted views down the mountain to the sea. Being on the edge of the village means that you can have as much or as little interaction with the village as you like. There are numerous mountain walks that you can take straight from the front door.
What makes this Villa unique
Ilgaz is a small mountain village with both Turkish and British residents. It is 3kms up the mountain and has glorious views of both mountains and sea. A few minutes walk from the villa is Etel Winery where you can taste delicious wines some now made from Ilgaz grapes. Beyond the winery is Gillham Vineyard Hotel overlooking the vineyards. It has an excellent restaurant along with a wine bar serving tapas and a spa. We have agreed a ten per cent discount for our villa guests for the restaurant, wine bar and spa. In the village there are two restaurants / cafes. Ilgaz Village café provides freshly prepared Turkish meals along with fresh bread from their own bread ovens. Hoots Bistro has a charming courtyard and serves delicious food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. 1km down the mountain is Green Heights Park, a restaurant set in award-winning gardens. Along the main road at the bottom of the mountain there are many restaurants and beaches to enjoy. From the door of the villa are numerous mountain walks to be taken from gentle walks to more ambitious trails, ideal for bird watchers and looking for wild flowers. You can buy bread in the village baked in traditional ovens and freshly laid eggs. We have done our best to ensure that Villa Lisa has everything you will need for a marvellous, memorable and relaxing holiday
Pool / Spa
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Great villa lovely location amazing hosts
Our first visit to this villa was excellent and we hope to be back for a longer stay. Special mention to the hosts for their warm welcome and their help sorting taxi transfers and car hire. It made everything effortless.
It was lovely to meet you all and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Villa Lisa. We look forward to seeing you again for a longer stay next time.
Idyllic peaceful break
The villa & location were perfect. A few bars & Cafés, as well as the faily new, wonderful winery & hotel restaurant all within walking distance. The views from the villa & infinity pool across the mountains is spectacular; so peaceful & calming.
There were a few resident cats/ kittens wandering around the pool waiting to be fed in the mornings, which were cute.
The owners Carola & Oz live locally & were very welcoming & friendly & the cold beers, wine & basics in the welcome pack were a nice touch.
I would recommend hiring a car, though as there are lots of rocky coves & beautiful places to visit. The local supermarket is a 5 minute drive away, but there is a bakery within walking distance.
Overall I would definitely recommend staying in Ilgaz for a relaxing break. The owners also have several other villas in the same village for larger group family holidays.
Thank you Ann for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Villa Lisa and your experiences at the winery and Gillham Vineyard Hotel's restaurant. We hope to see you again in Ilgaz.
Fantastic villa. Everything you need for relaxing, private sojourn. Hosts could not have been more helpful, engaged and charming. Can’t wait to come back. More than exceeded our expectations.
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you again in Ilgaz.
Beautiful villa. Beautiful location.
We have just spent a wonderfully relaxing week at Villa Lisa. The owners are genuinely perfect hosts. The villa is very well equipped and very clean. It feels very light and spacious. The views are just amazing. Just a short scenic drive will take you to many lovely restaurants and places of interest. The owners arranged our taxi and hire car and both were totally hassle free and we found it to be cheaper than airport collection. Several supermarkets are a few minutes drive from the villa. For us it was the perfect location - the peacefulness of being in the mountains and the pretty village of Ilgaz but only a short drive to visit attractions etc. And if you like running, or walking there are numerous paths you can take to the mountains right on the door step.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet the three of you and we hope to see you again one day in Ilgaz.
Villa Lisa was lovely, clean, comfortable
Owners Carola and Oz lovely friendly people and made our stay something to remember, will visit again
It was lovely to see you all again in Ilgaz and we look forward to your next visit.
2nd time here and again amazing
Carola and oz are great hosts
A lovely welcome pack was included and the villa / pool incredible
The views are to die for
Definitely be back for a 3rd time
It was lovely to see you and your delightful family back in Villa Lisa and we look forward to seeing you for a third time.
Etel Winery. A few minutes walk from the villa is Etel Winery. Past the winery in amongst the vineyards is the Tasting Room where you can sit, relax and enjoy a selection of delicious wines.
There are many lovely beaches nearby, some with restaurants or cafes. The closest is 3km down the mountain. Some beaches provide water sports such as diving, snorkeling and a couple with jet skis. Boat trips can be taken along the coast in day-time or evening trips usually with food provided and various coastal stops along the way.
Ercan Airport in North Cyprus is the closest airport and is about 50 mins drive. Airlines include Turkish Airlines and Pegasus. You will have to briefly land in Turkey. Larnaca Airport in South Cyprus is about 75 mins drive. Many airlines fly direct from UK including British Airways, Cobalt, Easyjet, Blue Air and Hahn Air. A taxi can be arranged to collect you from Larnaca and bring you across the border direct to the villa. Car hire is highly recommended and your hire car can be delivered to the villa. We can arrange car hire and airport transfer.
The property is situated on the edge of Ilgaz village in the Besparmak (Five Finger) mountains and is 3 kms up from the main road near Alsancak and Karaoglanoglu and above Yesiltepe. Ilgaz is a quiet residential village with vineyards, olive groves and many almond trees. The village of Karmi/Karaman is about 40 mins walk across the mountain. Kyrenia harbour is about 20 mins drive and St Hilarion Castle and Bellapais Abbey are about 30 mins. The Korineum Golf and Country Club in Esentepe is about 40 mins drive.
There are many beautiful mountain walks around Ilgaz which can start straight from your door. Look for mushrooms in winter and wild orchids in spring. Other activities in the area include horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding, jeep safaris, diving, snorkeling and boat trips along the coast. There two restaurants / cafes in the village of Ilgaz within a few minutes walk from the villa. Ilgaz Village Café has freshly prepared Turkish meals along with bread baked in its own traditional style bread ovens. Hoots Bar / Restaurant has a charming vine-covered courtyard. 2 km down the hill is Green Heights Park Restaurant set in award-winning gardens with a large pool and jacuzzi for customers' use. Many of the restaurants nearby have pools and cater for most tastes such as Turkish Cypriot, British, Chinese, Indian, Italian and a number of excellent fish restaurants. There are plenty of supermarkets nearby selling fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables, meat and bread. Many sell freshly prepared meals. The cost of eating out in North Cyprus is very reasonable.
Fresh eggs and bread can be purchased daily from the village.