NIGHTINGALE HOUSE :TRADITIONAL VILLAGE HOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL & EXQUISITE VIEWS

Alan & Lorraine Heslip

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Alan & Lorraine Heslip

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NIGHTINGALE HOUSE :TRADITIONAL VILLAGE HOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL & EXQUISITE VIEWS

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Two bedroom house sleeps six : village of Slaveykovo ,Veliko Tarnovo area

Nightingale house is a lovely oak beamed bulagrian rural retreat .

Sympathetically renovated using local craftsman & materials,creating a peaceful haven with a mixture of modern & traditional comforts and lots of Bulgarian charm!.

First floor has two bedrooms,both have french doors leading out onto a large balcony,providing views over private pool & the Stara Panina mountains.

Ground floor living room has a wood burning stove & french doors which open onto the terrace,pool, bbq and summer kitchen area.

In our village there is is a beautiful newly renovated bar,which serves good food at a reasonable price great for guests arriving at Nightingale House after a long journey.

There are two village shops,both five min drive away which provide basic supplies.the town of Dryanovo is 15 min drive away for shops ,banks etc.Gabrovo a large town 20 min drive has supermarkets,banks Hospitals etc.

Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Lorraine,



We are back from the nightingale house and we really wanted to let you know how we enjoyed our stay there.

Difficult to say what pleased us most as everything was simply perfect : the view, the calm, the comfort, the swimming pool, the information provided, the helpfulness of Jane and Dave, the possibility of making excursions without having to do long distances.

It was our first stay in Bulgaria, a country really unknown for us till now. We surely want to go back, as our holiday made us discover a real paradise.



Thank you for everything!



Lieve and Luc
Aug 2013
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Alan & Lorraine Heslip

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
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Nightingale House :Traditional Village House with Private pool & exquisite views
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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Dryanovo Lovech
Brighton, UK
5

Tranquility & charm, we were sorry to leave.

Tranquility & charm, we were sorry to leave.
  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Nightingale House. As other people have mentioned Lorraine was a very informative and helpful host prior to arrival. Dave and Jane the managers who live close by the village were also welcoming and helpful. The property suited us perfectly as a family with older children giving them plenty of opportunity to swim and relax after a hard days sight-seeing! We enjoyed Veliko Tarnovo very much and the kids' highlight was a horse-riding expedition from Hotnitsa village (about 30 mins north of Slaveykovo) to a nearby waterfall (Kaya Bunar), which as an amazing place in itself. The village in which Nightingale House is located (Slaveykovo) is friendly and peaceful with a great little bar-cafe on the rustic square and a pretty church. All in all we couldn't fault our stay so thank you very much.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Dryanovo Lovech
5

Tranquil Bliss!

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful place - we have never felt so relaxed so quickly on holiday. The house is perfect, with everything you could possibly need and the pool was divine! Lorraine provided lots of info prior to arrival and Dave was wonderfully helpful. Lovely local bar/restaurant as well as all the beautiful places to visit. Everyone was very charming with our feeble attempts at Bulgarian and we really didn't want to leave. We are all still suffering withdrawal symptoms 2 weeks later. I cannot recommend this place enough....we will be back!!! Thankyou for one of the best holidays we have ever had!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Dryanovo Lovech
5

Comfortable house, quiet village location

  • 5 of 5
The house is comfortable, clean, well equipped and exactly as described in the listing. Lorraine was very helpful prior to our arrival and provided a lot of information and easy-to-follow directions so we had no difficulty finding the property. During our stay Dave was likewise very helpful and informative, making us feel very welcome in this delightful village. The local bar/restaurant provides good simple meals at very affordable prices and has the advantage of being within walking distance. Other restaurants, supermarkets and tourist attractions are within half an hour's drive. We liked the traditional villages of Bozhenitse and Tryavna, and the beautiful mountain scenery. Veliko Tarnovo is in a stunning setting and well worth a visit. There are plenty of walks close by and the wild flowers, butterflies and birds are wonderful at this time of year if you are a nature lover. We would love to return one day. Owen and Carol
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Dryanovo Lovech
5

Stunning property with a lovely (fenced) pool

  • 5 of 5
An idyllic week in a beautiful property with lots to do close to the property.

Property is well maintained, well equipped, comfortable and clean.

Veliko Tarnovo is worth visiting as are the lovely towns of Tryavna, Arbanasi and Bozhenitsa. The boys enjoyed the Go Ape challenge (£2.50 each) a little further on from Dryanovo Monestery and the restaurant (£33 for the 5 of us inc drinks and 2 courses!) there is first class as well.

What is so good about Bulgaria and Eastern Europe generally is that you don't need to think twice when the children ask for a drink or an ice cream. With ice creams around 70p each and a drink in a mehana around £1 spending your spending money is something of a challenge!

Most of the younger generation speak English and are glad of the opportunity to practice. A knowledge of the Russian alphabet is useful when driving along country lanes where signposting tends to be in Cyrillic. Main road signposts show both alphabets,

Thanks to Dave and Jane for all their help particularly the welcome pack which was very welcome after a long day.

We would certainly recommend both the property and the area to anyone wanting to explore some of the nicest parts of inland Bulgaria.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: It was so good to know that such a lovely family where able to enjoy the new pool and great that they were able to still find time to explore the many delights that this region has to offer

Lorraine
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Nightingale House :Traditional Village House with Private pool & exquisite views
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Dryanovo Lovech
5

Village, House, Views, People, Country = Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
Stayed for 2 weeks from 29th June - 13th July 2013. Lorraine was very helpful before we went and emailed us lots of information and advice. We had a fantastic time in Slaveykovo. The house is beautiful - the views are amazing, the pool is perfect on a summers day/night and the house has everything that you need. Great little bar at the bottom of the hill which serves cheap food and drink. Dave who looks after the house couldn't have been more helpful - even gave us a lift to the supermarket when we first arrived and gave us some great tips of where to visit, where to eat etc. Plenty of caves, monasteries, waterfalls, towns, villages to fill your time or just laze around the pool and take in the wonderful views of the mountains. Will definitely be back to visit sometime in the future. Thank you :)
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: Hi Simon,

Thank-you for your review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay look forward to having you back in the future.

Lorraine.
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Dryanovo Lovech
Sofia
4

Great New Year Holiday

  • 4 of 5
We spent our New Year holiday in this beautiful villa.
When we arrived, the house was worm and cozy.The property is well maintained and looked after.The house keeper Bernie was very friendly and helpful.The surrounding areas are very beautiful and you can enjoy the beautiful nature.The village is very quiet and we really enjoyed our escape from the city.
The only thing that can be improved is the satellite TV. There were just a few channels to chose from.
We will definitely return for a spring or summer holiday in this beautiful place.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Kris,So glad you enjoyed your stay,look forward to having you back again.
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Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 1
Oct 1 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
Rate 2
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£650
 

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Notes THE ABOVE PRICES ARE BASED ON TWO ADULTS SHARING.WE CHARGE £25 PER ADDITIONAL PERSON.


A 30% NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS PAYABLE 8 WEEKS BEFORE ARRIVAL.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER YOUR HOLIDAY.



PLEASE NOTE : WE DO NOT GIVE REFUNDS,
Check out by 10am. On day of departure. Flexible
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Amenities

Amenities

Dryanovo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tiled Stove
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Property has a downstairs Toilet and we also have pool shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • French doors from both bedrooms opening out onto large balcony with stunning views of the Stara Planina mountains . The balcony is a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine ,while listening to the birds sing .
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
Bulgaria is a wonderful Country for nature photography.It is one of the top places in Europe when ranked by biodiversity.It has nearly 4000 species of plants,400 of which being Balkan or Bulgarian endemics.In addition to that,415 species of birds,19 species of amphibians,37 species of reptiles,110 species of mammals,214 species of butterflies and 68 species of dragonflies. Nature in our garden: see below for some of the wonderful wildlife that we have the pleasure of seeing in our garden and local area. Spring:Nightingales,Cuckoos,Woodpeckers,and jays. Summer:Golden Oriole,Hoopoes,Bee-eaters,Fireflies,Hummingbird-moths and Butterflies.
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