Authentic, original 200 year old renovated, detached property with south facing courtyard garden set in a market town with all facilities within walking distance and open countryside within two minutes on foot.
It is renovated to western European standards but kept with the style of the architecturally preserved ancient quarter of the town, surrounded by properties of the same architecture. It is on the edge of village, with all amenities (shops, restaurants, bars, hospital, schools, doctors, banks, post office, police station, bus station, etc.) and fantastic parks and forests within 2 minutes on foot from the front door of the property.
- 1 hour drive from Sliven and Yambol
- 1 hour 25 mins from Black Sea Coast and Bourgas (with international airport)
- 1 hour 25 mins from Veliko Turnovo
The house is a "historic monument of culture" of about 110 sq m living space and over 200 years old set in the ancient quarter of a picturesque museum town and architectural reserve in eastern Stara Planina Mountain. The property consists of a fully renovated authentic Bulgarian National Revival detached house with south facing walled courtyard garden.
The house has been fully renovated to in late 2008, including new wiring, plumbing, roof, insulation, double glazing, kitchen, bathroom, reversible air conditioning for cool/heat, log burner, floors, security system, etc. whilst maintaining all the original features.
The property is situated in the preserved old quarter of this beautiful town, accessible all year through excellent tarmac roads. The property is approached via a quiet residential cobbled lane, wide enough for all vehicles, to a parking space in front of the large wooden gates to the property.
Two wide semi-circular stone steps, made from old millstones, lead inside the house to:
A spacious Entrance Hall with original wood-carved paneling and flooring.
Living Room - Large airy room with solid wood flooring, new log burner and double windows, views to the garden.
Dining Room - Very light and bright room with solid wood floor and double windows with view to the garden. Reversible air-conditioning unit.
Kitchen - Fully fitted with high quality German-made kitchen including all appliances (fridge, freezer, integral dishwasher, oven, ceramic hob, extractor, etc.). Tiled floor and window to side.
WC with wash basin and tiled floor.
Very wide solid wood original turning staircase to:
Huge bright landing (used as an office but suited to a single bedroom) with original wooden panelling and floor with wonderful views over the rooftops of the old quarter to the mountains beyond.
Master Bedroom - extremely spacious bedroom with solid wood flooring, decorative wood ceiling and walk through separate large dressing room, wardrobes and storage units. Three large double windows with excellent views to the mountains.
2nd Bedroom - with all original wooden panelling and original decorative ceiling. Solid wood floor and with two large double windows offering views to mountains.
Family Bathroom - very large with massive, deep, claw-foot bath, his and hers sinks, towel radiator, wc, new stacking washing machine and tumble drier. Tiled floor and part tiled walls. Double windows.
Underneath the main part of the house is a cellar which is currently used for storage but could be used as a "mehana" (tavern).
A large log store with sink and outdoor tap.
Two detached outbuildings with summer dining area and brick built bbq.
Walled south facing courtyard garden, easily maintained.
The house is on mains drains.
Wireless ADSL Broadband wi-fi internet available in the property.
Bulsat television with English channels available.
Weekly bin collections!
This is a great area with nice neighbors and beautiful houses. You are set on the edge of the town so all facilities with many shops and everything open all year, yet countryside at hand too. The town is upmarket and well established. Many locals speak English (the chemist, English language teacher at the folklore school, a Dutch family and more). The town has a twice-weekly open air market all year round.