Bansko Chalet, Fantastic 2 Bed
Chalet | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Library is a unique complex made up of 11 individual luxury chalets situated in the heart of central Bansko. A short walk to the Gondola Lift Station (see photo's for map - a leisurely 10 min walk max). The Chalets are also within similar walking distance to the centre of Bansko, allowing you to easily experience the wealth of culture and amenities on offer such as the local Mehana's, bars and clubs.
Great views of the Pirin Mountain range truly enhance what these properties have to offer guests.
Each Chalet has a charming character, offering a spacious and comfortable living environment for the duration of your stay in Bansko. Facilities include;
A private entrance
Living facilities split over 2 floors
Spacious lounge with log fire, TV and DVD
Satellite TV and Wi-Fi
Ipod docking station
2 bedrooms (a double and a double/twin)
Sofa bed in lounge allowing chalet to accommodate 6 people
Kitchen – full self catering facilities for 6 people
Individually heated rooms (with thermostats)
Bathroom/WC with a power shower & bath
Second separate WC
Linen and towels provided
Pool, Sauna and Solarium facilities are available for use in local hotels for a small local charge
We can also help to arrange;
Ski/Snowboard packs (optional shuttle bus)
Video of Chalet - search 'Bansko Library' on You Tube for full tour.
The accommodation is warm, comfortable, spacious and perfect for families, couples and groups. There are full self-catering facilities allowing the option of a cost effective visit to the resort. Each room has individual heaters; there is a log fire for cosy nights in and a TV/DVD and IPOD docking station to keep you entertained. We have recently installed Satellite TV and Wi-Fi.
In association with a local management company, we will ensure your stay is as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. You will be greeted upon your arrival, provided a handover of the apartment and instructions on the facilities. A local host will give advice and provide an opportunity to answer any questions you may have. In the unlikely event any issues arise, the management company provide a full service to minimise disruption to your vacation, providing the re-assurance of a package holiday without the ties.
Up to 12 guests can be accommodated through the partnership with other owners in this complex.
Return transfers from Sofia start from €130 for 4 people (total return cost) while full Ski/Snowboard equipment and 6 day lift passes are approximately €200 per adult.
Please call or email for further information on any of the above as discounts can be obtained on your behalf.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sofia 160 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|
The Pirin/Rhodope Mountains region
Bansko is a mountain resort in Bulgaria with a short hot summer, long winter and temperate spring and autumn. The skiing season starts in the middle of December and ends in mid-April.
The resort is an ideal base for both winter and summer visitors. It is the newest of the Bulgarian ski resorts and combines the qualities of an old Bulgarian town and a new ski resort, boasting many historic monuments and traditional museums. This region is also famous for its cuisine and folklore.
Over the last seven years, 200 million euros has been invested in Bansko, nearly 40 million euros in the ski facilities alone. This is reflected in the number and quality of ski lifts including an 8-man Doppelmayer Gondola cable car, five 4-seat lifts of the latest Doppelmayer models, one 3-seat lift by Poma, 6 drags and 10 baby drags. The easy access to all lifts is secured by chip-cards from SkiData.
There are 65 kilometers of marked ski runs and ski tracks, with more planned, which are regularly maintained by 12 Kassbohrer snow grooming machines. Excellent quality, crisp white snow is guaranteed from December until May by 40 TechnoAlpin snow cannons. The average temperature during January, the coldest month, is - 1.9°C and snow falls are generally abundant, providing a constant winter snow cover up to 2 metres thick.
In the summer visitors can enjoy walking, mountain biking, riding and white water rafting in the beauty of Pirin National park. An Ian Woosnam golf course is currently under construction 3km outside Bansko.
Bansko has the best state-of-the-art winter sport facilities in Bulgaria. It has an exclusive 16-kilometre uninterrupted ski run that starts from Todorka Peak at 2600 metres and ends at the newly built Gondola cable car on the outskirts of Bansko. The ski runs are equipped with artificial snow machines to guarantee perfect skiing conditions at all times.
In total, there are 17 pistes in Bansko, five 4-seat lifts, one 3-seat lift, 6 drags and 10 baby drags and a new gondola cable car is planned, ensuring that skiers from beginners to experts can enjoy the runs. The total length of marked ski runs is 65 km, allowing for up to 10,000 skiers a day. Ski passes are fitted with micro-chips which can be read even through clothing and rescue services include a short-code mobile number for skiers in trouble.
Skiers can also experience off-piste skiing or try out the biathlon, a mix of shooting and skiing popular with Bulgarians. Local tour operators also offer guided cross-country skiing and snowshoeing across the pine-clad lower slopes. In summer, climbers and hikers can use a network of alpine huts and many of the trails and roads that serve the ski resort are great for mountain biking.
A combination of the ski facilities and the attractions of Pirin national park make this a must visit resort.
Slopes: 930m to 2560m
Pistes: 65km - 35% blue, 40% red, 25% black
Bansko was voted Europe's most improved ski resort in the first Great Skiing and Snowboarding Guide 2006 awards by Daily Telegraph correspondent Peter Hardy. The guide covers the world's best ski areas, giving up-to-date and detailed information on lifts, passes and facilities as well as critical profiles of resorts, hotels and restaurants.
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30 Aug 2014
We have just returned from a week long vacation in Bankso and this is by far the best accommodation we have stayed in for many years. It was spotless, clearly the owners take pride in their property. … More
23 Jul 2014
"Misleading, in need of some repairs"
No use of pool as neighbouring hotel is closed down! This was never brought to out attention. Very unkept outside, a few repairs needed indoors.… More
Thanks for bringing these points to our attention and as discussed, we are in the process of rectifying any issues mentioned. To update on the points made directly;
The company managing the pool directly behind our complex recently ceased trading, we were unaware of this and therefore could not have advised the guest accordingly. Once we were aware of the situation, alternative pool facilities were identified and advised to the guest.
In terms of the garden mentioned, this is a small shared area and the gardener attends regularly to maintain the grounds (once a month). Our management company have advised that this has now been rectified and it is looking tidy again, our private chalet land is prepared for each guest visit.
Our chalet is in regular use and we are continually looking to maintain our standards, unfortunately there will be small issues from time to time as in any home.
We have a management company in Bansko and they will respond immediately if any problems are found or advised to them. Unfortunately not all guests liaise with the management company and only advise of issues when they return home, this is obviously too late to rectify the issues for guests.
I hope these points did not ruin your trip to Bansko, we have many many positive reviews from happy and returning guests. I feel we offer great value for the quality of accommodation and facilities available.
31 Mar 2014
"Very good accommodation, with an excellent location for the ski zone and old town"
This accommodation is well equipped and well appointed, it is very light and airy due to the large lounge and patio windows/doors with views of the mountains. It also benefits from two toilets, one up… More
23 Mar 2014
""fantastic find and flawless service""
Recently returned from a week in Bulgaria with 4 days at the Library in Bansko. I was a little unsure having read some reviews about bansko but I was so impressed. There were no queues for the lifts a… More
9 Apr 2013
"Well located with plenty of room for a brilliant price, very helpful owner."
The library was a brilliant place to stay very spacious, the location was excellent and price was even better. Paul who I think owns the property was so so helpful gave us great contacts for transfers and for ski rental. We had one small problem with the shower but the people managing the property were really quick in coming over to sort out. If we were to go backto Bansko we would definitely try to stay there again.
19 Mar 2013
"Excellent chalets, great resort and fantastic service!"
From start to finish I have been extremely impressed with the level of service that I have received when booking these chalets! Paul was very, very helpful, providing me with a wealth on information a… More
5 Feb 2013
"lovely place to stay in Bansko"
I recommend Library 1 to anyone going to Bansko on a ski holyday or any other time of the year with their friends or family.
The House is new outside and inside, in a central but quiet location.
We go to Bansko often, and I can say that this type of accommodation was more appropriate for us than to stay in a hotel. We had the liberty to stay late in bad and have a breakfast of our own choosing, same for supper. If you stay at a hotel in Bansko, you wouldn't want to go outside, since the concept of spa tourism there is developed to keep the guest in the hotel. Than you miss the beautiful town of Bansko and the great restaurants that offer simply the greatest dishes. Not to mention the difference in the price you pay.
Since the house is very spacious the kids had great time running around in the living area, or playing in the bedroom on the top floor.
The fireplace was great, we've found a local seller of wood and used it for four days.
And the communication with the owner was also something
We had some problems making the payment since Paypall does not offer services for Macedonia, but he was very patient and helpful in everyway.
23 Sep 2012
"AWESOME Holiday with our new family member"
We fell in love with the place – memorable family summer vacation for all the right reasons. There was plenty on offer in Bansko during summer, so next year we are definitely coming back. Being with… More
30 May 2012
"Great, great accommodation!"
Although May is between seasons, and Bansko is unpopulated, the Library Chalet gave us a very comfortable, warm and welcoming space.
The apartment is well equipped, beautiful and optimal furnished, both downstairs and upstairs.
We felt extremely well in it, gives you everything you need to feel good.
Paul is an excellent interlocutor and gave us very useful information!
In the future, for us a holiday in Bansko will be equal to the Library Chalet accommodation!
20 May 2011
"Great Chalet for Family Holiday in Bansko."
Looking online for suitable acommodation for a family holiday in Bansko when you live in Australia can be confusing... but we picked the perfect chalet for our family reunion with adult children! Found "Library 1" from the choices on www.holidayletting.co.uk and were very impressed by the quick response from the owner to our enquiry. We chose "Library 1" because the owner was always quick to respond to our emails and was also extremely helpful with every facet of planning for our holiday, including suggestions regarding flights from UK, taxi services to Bansko from Sofia airport, ski hire, etc. The chalet was ideal. Extremely clean, modern and very comfortable. Plenty of good quality bedding, towels and appliances for all our needs. All needs thought of by the owners! Easy walking distance to great restaurants, bars, shops and ski hire places as well as the gondola station. Being a ground floor apartment was also great! Highly recommend this chalet for a fabulous Bansko holiday. Bansko managers of the property also brilliant. Everything about booking, staying and getting advice was easy!
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