Knights Lodge-The Chalin Suite
About the home
Chalin Suite offers style, space, luxury and comfort, the perfect place for friends and family to relax after a fun and energising day on the slopes. The accommodation is very spacious and consists of an entrance hall,lounge kitchen / diner double bedroom and luxurious bathroom with tub and bidet on the first level, and a further 2 bedrooms and second luxury bathroom rwith powershower up the stone staircase. There is a balcony off the lounge facing west and a furnished balcony upstairs facing south with views over surrounding buildings to the mountains. Guests have private use of the apartment's large secure ski and equipment storeroom in the basement. The apartment is comprehensively equipped with everything from alarm clocks and hairdryers, coffee maker and dishwasher to 37” LCD TV with DVD and Cable.Knights Lodge is an established apartment house of attractive style in a quiet yet central location only 400 meters (5 minutes walk) from the ski gondola and even less to shops, restaurants, bars, casino, bowling alley and ice rink.The medieval old town with its church,squares, mehanas ( traditional restaurants) is only a few minutes walk away.Whilst the attractions of the town are all nearby, the apartment has a plasma screen TV with DVD player for nights in and is comprehensively equipped for self catering.Free internet access means you can keep in touch with friends and family or pick up those emails if you must.
Bansko is situated at the foot of the beautiful Pirin mountains and is regarded as the best ski resort in eastern Europe, regularly hosting World Cup events. It is very special offering the rare combination of being both a ski resort and attarctive historic town. The area is also a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts with great mountain walks, mountain biking, white water rafting, quad bikes for hire, fishing and paragliding.. Summer temperatures average the high 20Cs but often exceed 30C.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
|Access:||Lift access to property, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
• Knights Lodge Apartment House offers full Cable TV to all apartments, secure wireless internet, 24-hr security,
Further details outdoors:
There is a new restaurant in the complex this season offering a wide menu for food and drinks. The complex also has a tourist information office on the corner.
Nearby hotels offer a variety of facilities and services including; indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, spa centre with sauna, steam room and hot tub, massages and other relaxing treatments.
We are flexible on arrival days. Length of stay is generally not less than 4 days.
Smoking is only allowed on the balconies
The Pirin/Rhodope Mountains region
Bansko is a small town set at 925m above sea level and sits at the foot of 2914m Mt Vihren on the edge of the Pirin National Park,with over a 100 peaks higher than 2000m, and a wide variety of flora and fauna. The town has an unspoilt old town with ancient buildings and winding streets leading to the town square with fountains, sculptures and restaurants. Take a look at the St Trinity church on the way down and watch for the nesting storks on the tower.
The square is a great place to sit in the sun with a coffee and watch Bansko going about its business.The modern apartment developments to the south and west reflect the town's growth over the last decade as a leading ski resort In winter the town bustles with skiers and snowboarders.
Bansko is Eastern Europe's number 1 ski resort, having the best and most modern ski centre, a reliable snow record and a ski season from December to April. There are 14 pistes totalling over 65km including a 16km run , reaching a height of 2560m, together with cross country,off- piste skiing. Great also for snowboarders including a snowboard fun park. Bansko offers great skiing for all levels of ability from total beginner to expert (8 blue runs,11 red and 1 black) and has excellent ski schools. Equipment hire and purchase is readily available and relatively cheap. There is après ski entertainment for all age groups whether you want to dance the night away or eat good quality and inexpensive local food in the many traditional taverns or mehanas as they are known.
In the summer the mountains offer fantastic hiking on many kilometers of clearly marked trails for all abilities and fitness levels including guided walks to the peaks.Activities available also include mountain biking, horse riding, quad biking, jeep safaris, white water rafting, fishing and bird watching.
10 minutes drive away is the new Ian Woosnam designed golf course, regarded as one of the best in Bulgaria and set in beautiful surroundings.
In the summer you will be struck by the beauty of the scenery, the long hot sunny days, and particularly the air of peace and tranquility. You will remember the friendliness of the local people and the horse drawn carts carrying all variety of things from grass and firewood to building materials following family traditions going back centuries.
The Bansko / Knights Lodge area
In August, Bansko hosts large International jazz and folk Festivals.
Bansko Jazz Festival takes place each August and is internationally renowned. It usually takes places from the 8th to the 13th and is one of Bulgaria’s largest and most prestigious music events.
The Pirin Sings Folk Festival is a 2 day festival set 10kms outside Bansko in the beautiful countryside of Predel and is usually held on the Saturday and Sunday nearest to August 15th. The action takes place on a number of stages, each one dedicated to different part of southwest Bulgaria. It has a wonderful laid back atmosphere with plenty to eat, listen to, and take part in.
In the local area, the Rila Monastery( about 90 minutes),and Belitsa bear park (45 minutes) are the two most famous of many local attractions.Visit the rescued dancing bears at Belitsa and see them in their safe new home. In the summer the natural spring swimming pool at Dobrinishte ( 6 kms) offers popular warm water bathing.
Further afield the Greek coast is only about 3 hours drive away if you fancy sampling Greek culture and the Aegean sun and sea. Excursions to Greece are available to book locally.
Close to Knights Lodge are the town's Ice skating rink and bowling alley. The new Bansko shopping mall is nearby with a variety of shops eating places and children's entertainment.
Skiing / Snowboarding / Ice Skating / Casino / Bowling / Pool / Arcades / Spa Centres
Paintballing / Hiking / Hill Walking / Mountain Biking / Horse Riding / White Water Rafting / Canoeing / Hunting / Fishing / Rock Climbing
How to get there
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• Easy 3 hour flight to historical Sofia. You can use www.easyjet.com, www.wizzair.com
and www.airbg.com among others.
• Transfers - we can arrange your transfer from Sofia Airport for you. The transfer time is
a little over 2hrs, and a chance to take in the beauty of Bulgaria. All transfers includes a
‘meet & greet’ service at the airport.
• Taxis wait at the airport 24/7 and a one-way journey to Bansko should cost no more than
• Buses to the resort are very cheap, only a few pounds!
• Car Hire – we can assist guests with car hire and advice on driving to and from Bansko
Activities near Bansko
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
15 Apr 2013
Our first time skiing in Bansko and this apartment delivered everything it advertises. It is spacious, beautifully finished, well equipped and allows you to ski / après ski on foot as it is within... more
12 Feb 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Bansko and this was in no small part down to the fantastic apartment at Knights Lodge. The flat was a great size, with balcony, 2 very well fitted bathrooms, 3 large bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen and spacious lounge area in which to unwind at the end of a day's skiing. The apartment was spotlessly clean and a local agent was on hand to meet us once we arrived. Everything in terms of the organisation went absolutely perfectly.
The apartment was also very well located; being only a 10 minute walk from the gondola station and less than 5 minutes from one of the main high streets. It's also only a matter of minutes away from by far and away the best restaurant we found during our stay - Food and Wine - which is just up the hill from the apartment towards the gondola. Perhaps the only downside is the lack of spa facilities at Knights Lodge, but many of the hotels accept visitors to use their spas. Prices for this were as low as 15 leva.
We would all definitely recommend the apartment to friends and other groups heading to Bansko. It was a fantastic apartment, great value and really enhanced the enjoyment of our holiday.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring||14 Apr 12||30 Jun 12||£ 450||£ 75||£ 75||4 Nights|
|Summer||30 Jun 12||8 Sep 12||£ 450||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Autumn||8 Sep 12||1 Dec 12||£ 350||£ 55||£ 55||3 Nights|
|Early winter||1 Dec 12||22 Dec 12||£ 500||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Christmas||22 Dec 12||29 Dec 12||£ 750||£ 120||£ 120||5 Nights|
|New Year||29 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 750||£ 120||£ 120||5 Nights|
|Early season||5 Jan 13||16 Feb 13||£ 650||£ 100||£ 100||3 Nights|
|High season||16 Feb 13||24 Feb 13||£ 695||£ 105||£ 105||5 Nights|
|Mid season||24 Feb 13||31 Mar 13||£ 650||£ 100||£ 100||3 Nights|
|Late season||31 Mar 13||21 Apr 13||£ 475||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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The remaining balance is taken 6 weeks prior to your arrival date.
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