BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY HOME IN IDYLLIC BULGARIA

Karen Ginnane

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY HOME IN IDYLLIC BULGARIA

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A spacious open-plan 3 bedroom house set in a large walled garden in Merdanya

This newly-renovated two storey house is perched on the edge of traditional Merdanya village in central Bulgaria (near Veliko Turnovo). Upstairs, it has two double bedrooms with French doors opening onto a large balcony with wonderful views across the Stara Planina foothills - perfect for morning coffee or that evening glass of wine - a bathroom and a twin room. Downstairs has a spacious open plan layout between the living room, dining room and kitchen with all modern amenities, plus a bathroom. This is the place to go if you want to get away from it all and re-charge in pristine countryside in a part of Europe where life is still slow and deeply traditional.

There is a large stone wall garden, cable TV, DVD player, washing machine, above ground pool, wifi, badminton net and 4 racquets, some kids’ games and books,barbecue, fire pit and hammock.

In the heart of traditional rural Bulgaria, this is a true country idyll with herds of goats and friendly neighbours producing their own honey and wine. We have a local agent who looks after all our guests needs, also a friend in nearby Hotnitsa who runs local cultural tours, and a friendly taxi driver who will also double as a pizza delivery man. Merdanya is a small authentic Bulgarian village - expect to see wattle and daub houses, babushkas in head scarves, herds of goats and the odd horse-pulled cart. Nearly every villager grows their own food so the gardens are full of proudly tended corn, peppers and vines. There are two little grocery/general stores which are good for food basics including bread, cheese, salad, coffee, beer wine, local deli provisions, sweets etc. Other shops include an ironmonger, two café / bars,a pottery (where visits can be arranged) and a fish shop. Local supplies are just that – local – so whatever is in season is in the shops - and fantastically fresh and full of flavour. And the default method of food production is organic in small plots and gardens.

The historic city of Veliko Turnovo - which was the medieval capital of Bulgaria and an important cultural centre - is just 15 minutes drive away with its bars, cafés, restaurants, banks, shops etc. There are some stunning nature walks in the area, plus a beautiful monastery high on a hilltop nearby, a pool in the next village (Draghezivo) plus horse riding, birdwatching, archery and fishing all nearby. We can help organise all of these.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Karen Ginnane

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Merdanya is an authentic traditional rural working village in central Bulgaria. We are located at the top of Merdanya village. Walking through the village, expect some wattle and daub buildings, babushskas in head scarves, herds of goats and the odd horse-pulled cart. Nearly every villager grows their own food so the gardens are full of proudly tended corn, peppers and vines. On the town square, notable for its howitzer, there are two little grocery/general stores which are good for food basics including bread, cheese, salad, coffee, beer wine, local deli provisions, sweets etc. Other shops include an ironmonger, two café / bars, a pottery (where visits can be arranged) and a fish shop. Local supplies are just that – local – so whatever is in season is in the shops - misshapen tomatoes, knobbly cucumbers and the like, with incredible flavour and freshness. Our next door neighbour, Nico, has local wine to sell. Along the lane a villager is building a proper pool that is meant to be free for the village, but there could be a small charge or you may have to buy a beer. Tourism is very slowly coming to this little village but it remains a rare slice of traditional Europe.

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Amenities

Veliko Tarnovo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms are both brand new and very stylish. The upstairs bathroom has a very comfortable bath and an excellent shower. The downstairs bathroom has a very good shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , French doors onto large balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , French doors onto large balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The two double bedrooms have French doors with blinds that open out onto a large balcony terrace, which also doubles as a lovely sun deck, with beautiful views over the foothills. Early birds can watch sunrise from bed. The two double bedrooms are very large and while the bedrooms are currently set up to sleep 6 between them, we have two spare beds that comfortably fit into either double bedroom that could bring the total up to 8.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
We have an outdoor above ground pool with rigid sides that we erect in the summer. We are not connected to the internet at present but this can be quickly arranged if required. Smoking is permitted in the outdoor areas but no smoking in the house please. We have an agent who lives nearby who can be contacted for all requests and queries.

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