|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Completely equipped living room (app. 30 sq.m) with lounge area: wood-burning stove, simple music system, open plan kitchen with gas/electric cooker, microwave, combined refrigerator, dishwasher and a dining corner.
Fully furnished bathroom: 2 washbasins, walk-in shower, toilet and washing machine
Completely equipped bedroom 1 (app. 25 sq.m) with lounge corner and French doors opening towards the panoramic terrace, double bed wardrobe
Completely equipped bedroom 2 (app. 15 sq.m) with double bed and wardrobe
Both indoor and outdoor stairs
Natural stone terrace, also a spacious wooden and roofed terrace with a panoramic view
Minimal renting period: 4 nights
The picturesque Botev Houses are located in the outskirts of the rural village of Mirovets: a slanting, hilly landscape in northeastern Bulgaria.
All of the three houses were renovated in a traditional Bulgarian style, though all of them provide contemporary comfort. The Botev Houses are embedded in a 1-hectare private property with a swimming pool.
Each of them has a wonderful view of the surrounding landscapes.
It's the perfect place to trade tension and stress for a refreshing share of 'sweet doing nothing'.
Mirovets has a view of the Beli Lom Lake, which is 9 km long and forms an attraction pole for a large variety of waterfowls.
The village is known as 'the stork village’: every spring storks arrive to build their nests on the lamp posts that tower above Mirovets’ rooftops. All summer long, you can see these majestic birds floating with graceful wing beat, through the valleys or high in the sky. A feast for the eyes!
Tourism in north-eastern Bulgaria:
Sreburna UNESCO biosphere reserve (west of Silistra)
The reserve contains some wetlands and a freshwater lake, one kilometre south of the Danube River. It is one of Bulgaria's main wild bird habitats. The species living there are, amongst others: ducks, herons, cormorants, spoonbills and Dalmatian pelicans.
Balchik and Kaliakra (north of Varna)
Balchik is a romantic costal town with picturesque alleys and houses. A bit more outside of the town lies former Romanian queen Marie’s palace, surrounded by a beautiful botanic garden.
Not too far from Balchik you will find Kaliakra: a rocky point with red limestone cliffs, sticking out 2 km into the sea. Ruins of a fortress that throughout history was controlled by Greeks, Romans, Bulgarians and Ottomans, still remain.
Nesebar (north of Burgas)
The old town of Nesebar, located on a rocky peninsula, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its origin dates back till the Thracians. This town with its traditional and historical houses, churches and monuments, breathes a unique atmosphere.
Thracian tomb of Sveshtari (west of Isperih)
The tomb (dating from the 3th century CE) was not discovered until 1982. Its murals and caryatids offer a unique view on ancient Thracian architecture.
Madara (east of Shumen)
Madara is a historical village at the foot of some sheer cliffs. On top of one of these cliffs, the remarkable 8th or 9th-century relief of the Madara Rider (UNESCO World Heritage) watches over the village.
The Tombul Mosque in Shumen
With its understated courtyard, the Ottoman Tombul Mosque is the biggest in-use mosque of Bulgaria.
According to many Bulgarians Veliko Tarnovo is the most authentic Bulgarian city: it represents the country’s rich past. This city wonderfully located up in the mountains and offers beautiful architecture and a wealth of historical sites. Moreover, Veliko Tarnovo is cosy yet vivid during both day and night.
Bozhentsi (east of Gabrovo)
Bozhentsi is located in the middle of the forests, at the foot of the Balkans. It is a small village –also included in the monuments list – and displays clinker streets and stone tiles. Over 100 restored houses now serve as a museum, shop, guesthouse or inn.
Etara (south of Gabrovo)
Etara is an ethnographic open-air museum where one can get acquainted with traditional Bulgarian architecture and furnishing, old water techniques and handicrafts.
My wife and I were delighted to find this lovely property was exactly as it is described and depicted on the website. It is thoughtfully designed, very well built and there is a lovely view from the balcony. All the amenities that you need to feel that you re at home away from home are provided. The wifi is so good that I was able to watch the cricket from England on my mobile while lying by the pool! The area is very peaceful and there are plenty of opportunities for gentle walks around the nearby lakes. We were also visited by the locally nesting storks in the mornings. There are no restaurants within walking distance, but a short drive towards Shumen brings you to a lakeside restaurant which is a pleasant spot for a sundowner. There are good supermarkets in the nearby towns and the cooking facilities at the house are excellent. The pool is first class, very clean and the perfect temperature for cooling off. Jean and Dominique were very welcoming and gave us all the information we needed on arrival. They made themselves available if we needed them, but the house was so well organized that we didn't have to bother them. It's nice to know that they are only a very short distance away if you do need help. Jean and Dominique have done a remarkable job in restoring this house and creating a wonderful space for a restful holiday. We are happy that we found it, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have no hesitation in recommending Botev 1 as a first class holiday rental.
This amazing house is beatifully located in rural Mirovets village in the centre of Shumen-Razgrad-Thatgovishte. the house has been restored and renovated to suit all needs (dish washer, washing machine, excellent WiFi). We especially appreciated the space and the scenery. Our two kids (age 2 and 4) loved playing in the yard and swimming pool. The owners were very keen on making our stay as comfortable as possible and gave us lot of information about the area. There are plenty of restaurants within 30 min drive. You can find ATM and smaller super markets in nearby Lovitsa (6 km). The village of Mirovets is very traditional and has a large population of storks. I also saw a fox from the porch. We made daytrips to Varna (one hour) and Veliko Ternovo (1.5 hour). The owners can arrange a trip in a traditional horse carriage (the kids also loved it) and are also starting up horse riding (experienced) in the countryside (best to inform first).
We would highly recommend Botev I (or any of the other two houses) to anyone looking for a more quiet and rural location in a luxury accomodation.
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans cette jolie maison calme et bien entretenue en pleine nature.
Merci à Dominique et Jean pour leur chaleureux accueil
Perfecte plek om lekker van de rust en de natuur te genieten. Mooi de rode avond luchten als de zon ondergaat en dan het concert van de krekels en de kikkers op de achtergrond bijgelicht door vuurvliegjes, en voor de ochtend mensen onder ons opstaan met spelende vossen in de tuin. Dicht genoeg bij grotere plaatsen met restaurants, winkels e.d. En wat zeker niet onvermeld mag blijven is het zwembad, heerlijk! Huis zelf is echt van alle gemakken voorzien t.e.m. vaatwasser en wasmachine. Wat mij betreft gelukkig geen t.v. maar wel internet.
Dominique en Jean zijn gastvrij en zijn behulpzaam met het plannen van eventuele dagtochten en weten veel van het land zelf.
Al met al een hele dikke voldoende en zeker aan te bevelen bij jong en oud.
Groeten uit Noorwegen.
In het kleine landelijk gelegen Mirovets staat het Botev I huis. Een fantastisch gerenoveerd huis van alle gemakken voorzien. De ligging is spectaculair. Vanaf een omvangrijke veranda heb je een weids uitzicht over het glooiende boerenlandschap. Het is een genot om dagelijks de herders met kudde schapen of koeien op de nabijgelegen heuvelrug te bewonderen. Boeren met paard & wagen in hun dagelijkse leven te zien. Ooievaars voorbij te zien vliegen. Een tophuis in het midden van een stuk authentiek Bulgarije. Een verblijf in het huis (mooi ingerichte woon/eetkamer, 2 prima slaapkamers, heerlijke badkamer en een zeer uitgebreide keuken) in combinatie met de ligging en het zwembad maakt dat je heerlijk kunt ontspannen. Daarnaast kun je vanuit Mirovets geweldige wandelingen maken, dagtochten naar verder gelegen bestemmingen maken (o.a. oudheidkundige opgravingen, leuke dorpjes of zelfs de Bulgaarse Zwarte Zeekust))
In alle opzichten een klein paradijs. De gastheer & gastvrouw weten op een geweldige gastvrije manier de gasten zich thuis te laten voelen. De combinatie van de locatie, het huis, de faciliteiten en de gastvrije eigenaren maken dat wij graag terugkeren naar dit prachtige authentieke stukje Bulgarije.
Mooie verblijfplaats in authentieke omgeving. Reisafstanden naar bezienswaardigheden zijn goed te doen, indien gewenst kan de nodige informatie gevraagd worden aan de eigenaars. Huis is mooi gerestaureerd in originele stijl en het zwembad zorgt voor de nodige verfrissing op warme dagen/avonden. Kortom de ideale plaats om tot rust te komen.
Situated in the Shumen – Targovishte – Razgrad triangle, the Botev Houses make an excellent starting point for exploring the area.
In every wind direction you can choose between numerous interesting and fascinating (day) trips. The Black Sea shores, cities with historical heritage, the Danube plains, natural reserves and archaeological sites… they are all worth discovering!