It’s a summer of sport this year, and with the London 2012 Olympics bringing in a spectacular close on Sunday our thoughts turn to Turkey who are now on starter’s orders to bat off competition from Doha, Madrid and Tokyo in the heats to host the 2020 games.
Take a tour through five of our Turkish homes for sale with sporting facilities to tantalize any sports enthusiast.
London 2012 may have eclipsed the US PGA golfing championships that teed off on Thursday, but the 2016 games in Rio will be bringing golf back to the Olympic stage. With this in mind, this 3 bedroom villa lies in the heart of Turkish golfing country and is located directly opposite a 27 hole golf course designed by Nick Faldo no less. Further championship golf courses are also on your doorstep; within a 5 minute drive in Belek, and 10 minutes drive in Kadriye.
Guide price: £221,000. Ref: 2150394
These apartments offer an amazing low entry price into the investment hotspot of Istanbul. Super swimmers can take advantage of its blue-flag beachside location, alongside the nearby Beylikduzu water park and onsite lake, plus indoor and outdoor swimming pools. There’s a 6 month rental guarantee and Istanbul’s symbolic housing deficit to capitalize on too. Selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available.
Guide price: £34,000. Ref: 2569268
Surrounded by far reaching forest and mountain views, this bungalow offers its own stables and paddock. Set within a 1500msq plot, there is plenty of room to practice your equestrian showmanship. Buyers are offered spacious single storey living with three bedrooms and four bathrooms and a pool to gallop to after all that trekking.
Guide price: £105,000 Ref: 2655385
If tennis is your sport, this quiet harbour-side villa on a gated complex boasting its own tennis courts will give you plenty of room to practice your Murray swing. Also included are your own large private pool, five further communal pools, gym and sauna. The exercise doesn’t stop there though, just a short drive along the turquoise Aegean sea will bring you to OluDeniz which offers a further 19 artificial grass courts and a tennis academy program fronted by the International Tennis Academy at LykiaWorld.
Guide price: £190,000. Ref: 2179344
Oh buoy – this superb waterside property on Knight Island in the Gulf of Fethiye, gives sailing and rowing enthusiasts a breath-taking panorama to absorb and then glide into. Completed in August this year, the six bedroom villa with high-spec contemporary living areas is accessed via its own two mini private harbours to either side of the garden. It is reachable only by boat so there’s plenty of opportunity to get your oars in, or sails up!
Guide price: £1,030,700. Ref: 2541113