The Bell Tower Apartment 10-55
Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Only 100 metres from the gondola is our extremely spacious 5 star apartment. A bright and airy lounge diner with adjoining kitchen is complimented by the spiral staircase leading to the 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs then upwards to the spectacular roof terrace.
The lounge is comfortably appointed with a double sofa bed, armchairs and end tables, TV with DVD, games and a wireless broadband Internet connection. A full shower room off the lounge allows this to provide a private space for guests sleeping on the double sofa bed. We have a built in Ski locker providing storage for all your equipment and clothing. There is also a spacious deck off the dining room to enjoy the fresh air and spectacular views.
There is a heated ski locker provided for all the equipment and clothing required for 8 active skiers.
At the top of the quaint stairs you step out onto the Bell Tower Terrace with amazing 360 degree views and comfortable furniture. Trace heating keeps this deck clear of snow even at the height of winter.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sofia 120 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Our home is very comfortable, equipped with everything you need to enjoy warm evenings out on the terraces or snug and cosy indoors with a movie. We have one of the few kitchens with a complete range and a dishwasher for that cordon bleu experience at home. We can provide a barbeque in the summer to take advantage of the long evenings.
We also have wireless broadband access in the apartment so you can stay in touch. Just bring your laptop and our management team will provide the password for your secure access.
We love the apartment and hope you will enjoy your time here as much as we do.
|Further details outdoors|
Only 100 metres to the Gondola, all the facilities provided at Bansko Royal Towers are available to you. Heated indoor pool and hot tubs, gym facilities, buggies and mountain bike rentals in summer. The superb location at Bansko Royal Towers means that there are multiple restaurants within a five minute walk. You can also enjoy the enclosed gardens.
There are also three small supermarkets, a bank, and many ski rental shops in the immediate area. We can arrange a welcome pack of groceries for you if you coming in late or don't want to worry about the first shopping trip.
Our local management team will meet you and get you settled to ensure you have everything you need.
The interior staircase requires nimble feet so is not suitable for the infirm.
Soft suitcases are more suitable for storage.
The Pirin/Rhodope Mountains region
Bansko is Bulgaria 's newest and most rapidly developing ski resort. The Pirin Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bansko has alpine character with three peaks towering above 2,900m and provides runs and tracks for all levels, from novice to expert. There are new runs constantly being added to the mountain and this year is no exception.
At present, there are a total of 65km of ski-runs and paths, a large proportion of which are covered by excellent snow cannons, ensuring the runs are kept snow covered and in excellent condition. There is a brand new dedicated Snow Park with 90m by 16m half pipe for snowboarders and the resort also caters for extreme sports with paragliding and heli-skiing. Bansko also boasts one of the longest ski seasons in Europe.
Trigrad Gorge - an amazing climb through the rocks to where the river drops in to the “underworld”. Tonnes of wood vanishes in to this cave every year never to re-appear and legend has it that this is where Orpheus returned to the underworld.
Sandanski - a small town bordering Greece where Spartacus, the Thracian Slave who launched an uprising against Rome, was born
Dobarsko - the location of a small chapel whose walls were recently cleaned to find an old fresco depicting the last supper clearly showing Mary Magdalene at Christ's side painted long before the famed Michael Angelo version. It is alleged that the Templar’s visited this site and it is linked to stories of the “holy grail”.
Rila Monastery - the holiest location in Bulgaria and place of pilgrimage is based high in the forest of the Rila mountains. It is also possible to walk to the cave where St Ivan Rilski’s spent his days in isolation as a hermit.
Melnik - a major wine growing area famed for its sandstone "pyramid" rock formations unique to this area, in addition to its wine cellars and vineyards.
Plovdiv – originally a Thracian settlement, latterly falling under the rule of the Greeks, Roman and Turks, it is a beautiful city with some of the most visible roman ruins in Bulgaria – amphitheatre, chariot race track.
Roman Excavation - in a small clearing between Bansko and Dobrinishte a small Roman settlement has been found and the archaeologists are in the process of excavating the site.
Pirin Mountains - some of the most accessible walking in Europe which offers a number of trails and 176 crystal clear mountain lakes. Close to Bansko is the Baikushev's Pine (the oldest tree in Bulgaria) which is more than 1,300 yrs old.
Bear Park – a forested sanctuary on the slopes of the Rila Mountains for the ex-dancing bears from Bulgaria and Romania.
Dobrinishte to Septemvri Narrow gauge railroad – Almost 100 years old this 106 kilometer railroad passes across the Rila Mountains taking in some breathtaking scenery, numerous bridges, loops and 35 tunnels.
White Water Rafting - the season has now opened with a number of expeditions already completed down its grade 3/4 rapids.
Horse riding and quad biking tours - an alternative way to explore the mountains available in the immediate area.
Mineral Springs – There is an excellent open air thermal mineral pool in Dobrinishte (new in 2007).
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