Summer home in Oreshak, Nr. Varna - A Relaxing Experience Not Far From the Sea
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About Martin West
We are a mixed British/Bulgarian family who have lived in Oreshak since 2001 where we have built this summer home to let, close to our own house. We believe in offering the visitor an unadulterated experience of a genuine Bulgarian village, enhanced by a location with beautiful views, while striving to provide privacy and comfort.
Martin West purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Martin West chose Varna
We bought the land and built Lavender cottage in 2004 close to our home. We love our location at the edge of the village for the open views and tranquility it provides. It feels remote, yet is only 16 km away from the choice of facilities and urban life Varna has to offer as a city, and the numerous resorts along the regional Black Sea coast.
What makes this Villa unique
The chance to stay away from the crowds, enjoy the swimming pool, BBQ and full self-catering facilities, together with a private resting and eating area outside the house. Enjoy the views to the forested valley below the house.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our stay at Lavender cottage
We had a good time in the beautiful cottage in Oreshak near Varna..
It is very quiet place where we enjoyed comfort and nature. We spend a lot of our time outside on the terrace and in the garden. The pool is a wonderful asset of the house. Just like the abundance of plum trees.
There are enough rooms to accommodate 2 families.
The owners who live next door, were really friendly and helpful. The house is at some distance to supermarkets but with a car it is all doable. Bathrooms could use some upkeep.
All in all, we had a wonderful and luxurious stay.
Beautiful friendly and so relaxing we are sad to leave!
Lavender cottage is perfectly situated in an absolutely outstanding area of natural beauty which is amazing to explore.
The owners Martin and Sevdana are lovely and the neighbours and other locals are so welcoming you feel like you were meant to be there.
The cottage is lovely, perfect for our family, with the pool that kept our small children (4 and 6) entertained for hours and is big enough for us to have spent a lot of time in too! We have designs to go back and take others as the cottage is also perfect for 2 families with plenty of living space.
We found having a car very useful, and enjoyed the break from 'screen time' but I would recommend taking dvds or a devise if digital entertainment is required, we loved relaxing and listening to the frogs in the evening.
We were not specifically going for the yoga however we did join in 2 classes which were brilliant, Sevdana is really lovely and obviously an experienced yoga teacher who we would like to utilise her skills more on our next visit.
I cannot recommend lavender cottage enough it was truly a wonderful place for our family holiday.
You will not regret renting it
The villa is really away from the civilization - area is green, hilly and quiet. It is good place to rest. The villa is clean and very well equipped. You can spend day at the swimming pool or go to beach at Albena which is wide, clean and suitable for children. It is about 20 min by car.
Sevdana and Martin are helpful.
We really recommend this place for two families - you will not regret.
The only problem are roads in the village which are in bad condition.
Amazing place, had the best time.
I'd recommend a car and not arriving in the dark. Apart from that nothing bad to say. Will most definitely go back. Thank you Martin & Sevdana
Special interest holidays:
The property has its own yoga space in a recently renovated barn and offers 2 free yoga classes per week at no extra cost. Yoga retreat packages are also available. Please email the owners for further information.
The Aquapolis Water Park at the Golden Sands Resort (22 km from the cottage) provides great entertainment for children and adults alike.
The nearest beach of Sunny Day Co can be found at approx. 15 km. The busy summer resorts of Albena and Golden Sands provide wide sandy beaches with plenty of activities. Varna City itself has a 5 km long beach running along the Sea Gardens, a well-known feature in town.
The nearest airport is Varna International Airport (23km) with regular flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Wizzair and Bulgaria Air, along with the seasonal charter flights by Thomsons, First Choice, Balkan Holidays and other tour operators. Car hire is highly recommended for mobility, although public transport to Varna can also be used with approx 10 buses a day running between Varna and the village. Taxis are another alternative.
Varna International Airport is at 23 km. The nearest petrol station is just 2 km from the village, and the nearest larger village of Kitchevo is at 7km south, on the way to Varna. It offers more services and shops. For best shopping, Varna is at 18 km, while the resorts of Golden Sands at 22km, and Albena - at 20km.
Oreshak village is relatively small. It has a small grocery shop by the central bus stop. The village has a small church operated at weekends, a Village Hall and a sheep farm. Hiking in the vicinity of the village, down to the brook and around is another opportunity for nature lovers. There are no restaurants in Oreshak.