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Make a holiday rental home, or villa in Bulgaria your home away from home

Bulgarian holidays have the opportunity to be incredibly diverse. Boasting sunny beaches on the Black Sea, lush hills and valleys in the centre, pine forest covered mountains in the southeast and many ancient cities; Bulgaria is a fascinating holiday destination. Holiday accommodation in Bulgaria can be an apartment on a beach, a chalet in a top class ski resort, or a luxury city centre apartment.

Thing to do in Bulgaria

There is such an incredible diversity in Bulgaria that any suggestions made here are merely the tip of the iceberg. The skiing in Bulgaria is sensational. Miles of pine covered mountains, with serene, unbroken snow conditions provide hours of entertainment for skiers, snowboarders and cross-country skiers.

The 378km of sunny beaches on the edge of the Black Sea are separated by fishing villages, secluded vineyards and romantic peninsulas. The beaches are safe for children, with no currents, gently sloping beaches and blue flag accreditation.

There are also some great spas to fully recuperate. The natural waters at Serdica (Sofia) and mud of the black sea have given rise to 500 spa centres in Bulgaria.

Places to holiday in Bulgaria

Again, with so many possible destinations and rental properties in Bulgaria available, this section is the briefest of summaries.

Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, believed to have been first inhabited in the 8th Century BC. As a result, there is some fascinating architecture, history and culture to be found here, with many buildings making it onto the UNESCO World Heritage List, including the 10th Century Boyana Church, and the gold domed Alexander Neuski Cathedral. Sofia also has a range of exhibitions and galleries; the National Gallery of Foreign Art and the National Archaeological Museum are two which stand out. Whilst in Sofia, it is recommended that you cap your visit by popping into a tavern to sample some of the folk music and traditional dancing!

Burgas and Varna two of the largest cities in Bulgaria, and are both situated on the Black Sea Coast. During the summer, they are blessed with around 11 hours a day for sunbathing, as there is little breeze, and temperatures remain high. Varna is an ancient city too, and there are fine examples of ancient, medieval, renaissance and modern architecture all integrated into the city seamlessly.

Plovdiv, the fourth large city in Bulgaria is rich in folklore, and the magnificently decorated churches are awe-inspiring.

Bulgarian Weather

Bulgaria's climate is split into four distinct seasons. The winters are cold, with average temperatures for January hovering around the 0°C mark. The summers are obviously much warmer, allowing for beach holidays. The temperatures are less than the stifling heat of the Mediterranean, rarely breaking 30°C, so are perfect if you d not like it too hot!

Travel to Bulgaria

Cheap flights to Bulgaria are available all year round. There are now four international airports, one in each of the major cities, Sofia (SOF), Bourgas (BOJ), Varna (VAR), and Plovdiv (PDV)

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                                                                                                      A lovely, spacious villa ...perfect family holiday

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                                                                                                      We had a wonderful holiday in the Retreat. It is very spacious, with a twin bedroom downstairs, opposite a big shower room and 3 bedrooms upstairs. the master has a shower room and the two twin rooms share a bathroom with a bath. The water pressure is lovely, especially in the downstairs shower!. The villa was clean and tidy on our arrival and we were met by George, who was very helpful. George left his number should we have needed it during our stay. We had one interruption with the internet connection, which George got fixed straight away. We hired a car so didn't require any excursions or taxis, but the visitors book shoes that this can be arranged. The kitchen was well equipped. The lounge/diner is huge! We ate in local restaurants or cooked on the BBQ in the garden. The balcony/terrace area is a perfect size. The children (12.10 and 8) loved the pool. A perfect size and well maintained. The only addition i'd add is a parasol or two for around the pool, and some cushions for the loungers. I have fair skin, so like to stay out of the sun most of the time, but enjoy being with the children around the pool. We bought some inflatables and left them in the storage room for others to enjoy. The pool isn't overlooked and the views across the fields towards the hills is beautiful. We spotted a pair of eagles circling the fields most days. Housemartins and swallows are regular visitors to the pool, swooping down for a drink throughout the day. The beach is a 5 minute drive. It is possible to walk, and we saw people doing this from the village, but in the heat and with young children, a car is recommended. The beach has a few lovely restaurants and bars and there is one large hotel. There are sun-loungers and parasols to rent and there was never any trouble getting one. The beach is visited by locals and the hotel users so it was never overcrowded. A short walk along the beach and you could avoid people quite easily. For a relaxing holiday, away from the noisy Brits, then this is perfect. Plenty to visit by car too. We went to water park , visited Varna and drove south to explore Nessebar. Gina was very helpful and provided plenty of information before the holiday to make the journey and stay easy. We will be going back!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent, hassle free; great owner who made us very welcome

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                                                                                                      Mark was on hand to welcome us & provided some really good tips and advice. The house was better then described & the pictures do not do it justice. Very well equipped, spotlessly clean with a lot of additional touches which only enhanced our enjoyment, the pool was cleaned regularly and my entire family absolutely loved it. I would endorse and recommend this villa to all & we will be booking it again!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017