SKI/SUMMER VILLA, PARKING, BBQ. TRANSFERS/BREAKFAST SERVICE AVAILABLE

Mike Laurence

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

Villa Mavrud in Raduil, Bulgaria, is ideal for skiing and accommodates 8/10 people in 3 bedrooms comprising 2 twin rooms and a pine clad loft with 4 single beds, 2 of which may be twin or singles. The lounge /dining room has a double sofa bed if required. The ground floor features two bathroom/wet rooms with toilets, a lounge /dining room and a well equipped kitchen with rustic beams and a wood-burning stove, which also fires the central heating and hot water. The jacuzzi in the larger bathroom is ideal for relaxing after a day's skiing or hiking. The large garden has several timber framed outbuildings. One houses an additional wood burning boiler which boosts the central heating and hot water. Another provides a covered BBQ area. Off-road parking is provided. Villa Mavrud is located in the foothills of the Rila Mountains, south of Sofia. Ideal for a quiet, get away from it all break, a family holiday or a lively stag or hen week by incorporating Borovets.

Inside: Villa Mavrud is fully alarmed, giving you peace of mind. It is well insulated, making it cool in the summer and easy to heat in the winter. Radiators are located on all floors including the loft bedroom. An electric boiler provides hot water.

During winter months, the wood burning stove in the kitchen is great to come home to after a hard day's skiing or hiking. It also fires the central heating. This is normal for rural Bulgaria and you will be given instruction on how to operate it, so don't worry!

The house is located a short distance along a grass lane. The lane is maintained, so is passable at all times. Both doors to the property are only navigable via steps.

Lakeside beaches and water sports are available at Lake Iskar, about 50 minutes by car. Water skiing, jet skiing and fishing are possible. Or you can relax and enjoy a drink and a meal at one the lakeside restaurants.

Outbuildings and Garden: The house boasts a large garden with a variety of fruit trees and features a large rockery, informal areas and gravelled, off-road parking suitable for several cars.

Several restored rustic timber-framed and daubed outbuildings enclose an area suitable eating al fresco, serviced by a ‘summer kitchen,’ a covered clay oven adapted for barbecue use. Garden furniture is provided and covered seating is provided in the outbuildings.The traditional barn houses an additional wood-fired boiler to boost the house heating and hot water supply and a secure ski locker for guests using their own skis.

Skiing Facilities: An 8km/15 minute drive from Villa Mavrud, is one of Bulgaria’s prime ski resorts, Borovets. Recently featured in the UK press as top value European resort (Metro & Observer). It offers a range of winter sports and has a world-class biathlon track. It also has several ski schools, all with English-speaking instructors. Borovets is ideal for beginners and intermediates to hone their skills but also has plenty to offer the more experienced skier.

Borovets key facts - highest skiing area: 2560m; total length of runs: 58km; longest run: 12km; cross country tracks: 35km.

At the end of the day, avail yourselves of the great après-ski activities at one of the many clubs, restaurants and bars, all at manageable prices. There are clubs to suit most tastes and the night-life appeals to a young crowd.

Cash points and internet access are available.

Reasonably priced transport to and from Borovets may be arranged locally, at times to suit you, whether skiing, or partying into the night!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Mike Laurence

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We are two brothers who both live in the UK - Stafford and Brighton. We both like Eastern Europe and we both enjoy things which are slighty off the beaten track.

While travelling in Bulgaria in 2005, we fell in love with the slightly quirky Borovets ski resort and the nearby rural village of Raduil, with its quaint houses, fertile, well tended vegetable and fruit gardens and its tank and fighter jet on display on the main road! Before this trip we had seen a TV programme about buying holiday properties in Bulgaria. So we contacted an estate agent and had a fascinating two days seeing many properties and getting the chance to meet the people who lived in them. We enjoy walking, bird watching and sightseeing and the Raduil area and Bulgaria generally, offers plenty of that. One of us enjoys reading and quite time, the other, photography and skiing. We've visited the house at different times of the year so we've been able to appreciate the different seasons and they all have something to offer.

Mike Laurence purchased this villa in 2005

Upon seeing the house, we knew this was the place for us. We had the house restored and upgraded and this was completed by 2008. Raduil is surrounded by beautiful countryside - the foothills of the Rila mountains. We like Raduil because you get a real taste of Bulgaria. You are not far from Borovets but you can get away from things here and escape the higher prices of holiday resorts. That said, Borovets is reasonably prices compared with many other European ski resorts.

Plenty of birds come into the garden or fly overhead so if bird watching is your thing, you can start around the house and easily walk into the surrounding hills. We've had plenty of good sightings.

There are plenty of outdoor activities from skiing at Borovets, to golf at Dolna Banya or Ihtiman, or horse riding, mountain biking, the list goes on...

But when you want nightlife, Borovets and other options are not far away. If you have a hire car, Sofia is not hard to get to for a day trip, or perhaps Plovdiv or the wonderful Rila Monastery.

Villa Mavrud is on a quiet track towards the top of the village, with a large garden and barns which we have restored and put to use. With easy access to the main road, local shops, bars and restaurants, its the perfect place. There's a terrace to sit on by the front door or the summer kitchen, which is a covered BBQ area and can be used all year round.

In winter, the log fires require a little effort to keep going but we always enjoy this aspect of our holidays here, as do our friends. We've even had friends getting competitive over who should tend the fire!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Sofia
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Kostenets
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
E80 via Kostanets
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Raduil
Nearest Ski
11 Kilometres
Borovets (15 minutes by car)
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Dolna Banya (intro by member) or Ihtiman, 20k
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Raduil

The nearest towns are Samokov (20km), Kostenets (15km), Dolna Banya, a small spa town (7km). Two monasteries - Pokrov Bogorodichen and Rila. The stunning Rila Monastery is a comfortable day trip by car, accessed by a circuitous road route around the Rila Mountains. There are medieval castle ruins (30km) between Kostenets and the Sofia-Plovdiv E80 motorway. The well known Borovets ski resort (11km) is a 15 minute drive from the house.

Other Activities: Spa pool

Golf: Quality golf is available in Ihtiman, about a 45 minute drive from Raduil. A prestigious new golf development in neighbouring Dolna Banya, a 15 minute drive, will be available in the future.

Ski: An 8km/15 minute drive from Villa Mavrud, is one of Bulgaria’s prime ski resorts, Borovets, where you can hire skis and snowboards, get reasonably priced lessons, ski lift passes, and make use of hotel facilites, including massage, gym, pools, shops, bars, restaurants, cash machines and internet access.

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Borovets Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn/Winter
Oct 19 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
£60
£275
£875
 
 
Xmas /New Year
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
£130
£450
 
 
Ski Season
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
£75
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£325
£1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£45
£200
£675
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100
A non-returnable deposit of 50% is required within two weeks of booking. Bookings cannot be held beyond this if no deposit is received. The remainder is payable one month before departure, except late bookings which will be agreed at the time of booking. Payment should be made by cheque.
Notes Where bookings cross price bands, the higher rate shall prevail.

A refundable cash deposit of GBP100, 150 Euros or BGN200 is payable on arrival, upon receiving the house keys. This will be returned at the end of the visit when the keys are handed in, subject to everything being in good order. Should this not be the case, the deposit will be returned less any reasonable deductions.
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Amenities

Borovets Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Budget
General:
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Towels Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The shower is not in an enclosure as it is a wet room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The shower is not in an enclosure as it is a wet room
  • Two bathroom / wet rooms with washbasin, shower and toilet. The larger bathroom has a jacuzzi which can accommodate two people and is great to relax in after a long day's skiing or hiking.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 4 twin/ single
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Two twin rooms on the middle floor with wardrobes and bedside tables. One additionally has a dressing table. The open plan pine-clad loft offers four single beds, or two singles and a twin if preferred. There are two chests of drawers and two hanging racks. The lounge / dining room has a double sofa bed if required.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • forests
  • churches
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • ski lift privileges
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • golf
  • fishing
Notes:
Well equipped kitchen with electric hob and fan oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine. Plenty of storage and a good range of cooking utensils and place settings. The first floor landing offers drying and ironing facilities. The dining /living room is conducive to staying in to eat and conversing around the table. There is a small library (you may take a book if you replace it with a similar one) and a collection of games. Satellite TV, DVD and CD player are also provided. The stone tiled ground floor is entered from the rear of the house. A spiral staircase leads to the utility area and twin bedrooms. Access may also be gained via the external steps and terrace. Stairs from the hall lead to the light and airy loft bedroom. Sufficient bath and hand towels, duvet covers and sheets are provided for up to 10 people. A washing machine and vacuum cleaner, etc. are also available. Should you wish maid service, this may be arranged locally for a small charge.
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