Sirince Terrace Houses

Near Ephesus, Turkey

The wonderful Sirince Terrace Houses are located in the hills above Ephesus in Western Turkey. It comprises four 19th century houses, which have been lovingly restored by its owners and provide breathtaking views over the charming village of Sirince.

At a Glance

  • Collection of four lovingly restored houses in the charming village of Sirince

  • Delightful Terrace Cafe which serves breakfast, lunch or dinner in season

  • Perfect base to explore the classical site of Ephesus, the beach at Pamucak, hiking trails in Dilek or the town of Selcuk

  • Explore the cobbled streets of Sirince, heading to the market to pick up locally produced wine or fresh olives

  • Truly wonderful owners, Charlotte and Omer will look after you perfectly, and know all the little hidden gems this part of Turkey can offer

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It is quite rare to find something quite as special as the Sirince Terrace Houses. They are located in the picture-perfect village of Sirince, in the hills above Ephesus, and provide the perfect base from which to explore this part of Western Turkey. Husband and wife team Charlotte and Omer Samli took over these run-down stone houses and lovingly restored them, installing a myriad of lovely little touches from claw-footed bathtubs to cosy sitting areas tucked away in a nook or cranny and the use of antique furniture and local arts and crafts.

Wander the cobbled alleyways of Sirince to the local market before retreating to your delightful terrace to sip a glass of wine with the fresh olives you have just bought. Add to that the wonderful breakfasts served by Aysel including fresh eggs, tomatoes, bread, jam and fresh orange juice, or the delightful four course dinners made by Charlotte in the evenings. From lazy days on your terrace, to exploring the classical sites of Ephesus or Selcuk, horse riding through olive groves, or finding deserted secluded coves on the Aegean coast - a stay in Sirince gives you the perfect blend of being away from it all, getting under the skin of Turkey as a destination and the ultimate 'home' to return to at night. If anything, your stay will all be about magical serendipity - those little experiences that will make you smile time and time again.

There are four houses, all beautifully furnished, but don't expect flashy TVs or clean, straight lines - they are rustic, yet utterly beautiful using top-notch Turkish cottons, WiFi if you need it and snug little corners set against exposed stone walls to flop back in and pick up a good book. You take one of the houses exclusively depending on the size of your party either for few nights or longer, or just per room in the new Clockmakers Cottage.

The newest is the Clockmakers Cottage and has two double rooms with the Haman Suite downstairs and the Harem Suite upstairs. Fig House is located behind Olive House and a few steps away from the Terrace Cafe. It also has two double rooms, but can sleep up to six and has a small kitchenette. The Grapevine House has three bedrooms, and can sleep eight and has a large kitchen/diner. Olive House sleeps up to six, and has the use of the kitchen in winter only.

The Terrace Cafe is an open-air cafe with stunning views over Sirince. It is here you can relish Aysel's delicious breakfasts, maybe grab a light lunch or treat yourself to Charlotte's candlelit dinners. There are also some lovely places to eat in Sirince.


There are four cottages at Terrace Houses which can be booked for long or short stays, or by the room in the Clockmakers Cottage. Fig House is right next to the Terrace Cafe and can sleep between 4-6 and has a lovely private garden/terrace and a fireplace for cosy winter nights. The Grapevine House is the largest and can sleep up to eight over three bedrooms along with a kitchen/dining area and living area. Olive House opens out onto the Terrace Cafe and can sleep up to four guests. The Clockmakers Cottage is sold as a house or two self-contained unites with the Haman Suite in the ground floor and the Hren Suite on the first floor.


The Terrace Cafe is open all day during spring and summer offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Do note that the rooms also have kitchen facilities from a small kitchen in Fig and Clockmakers (only the Haman Suite), to the large kitchen in Grapevine and access to the kitchen in Olive in winter season only. There is WiFi in all cottages, but do note there aren't any other facilities apart from that.

Location & Directions

Near Ephesus, Turkey

Terrace Houses offers charming houses close to the historic site of Ephesus and as such makes an ideal base for exploring this fascinating region.

When to go

Comfortable year-round climate. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, are marked by mild to warm days and cool nights. The summer months from June through August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Winter falls from December through February and days are crisp and evenings can be cold. The year-round temperature range is 6°C to 15°C (January), 11°C to 21°C (April), 22°C to 34°C (July), 15°C to 27°C (October).

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