RILA VIEW CHALETS (chalet A)
Chalet | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
The large chalet is split into two properties (Chalets A & B) each with 4 bedrooms, two wet rooms and a ground floor toilet. Situated in Dolno Draglishte, a village in a valley at the base of the Rila mountains, there are beautiful uninterupted views from balconies. Chalets are surrounded by a stone walled garden with a shared roofed BBQ. Heating is by electric radiators with an additional log burning stove. Completed in Winter 2013 and furnished to a high standard with a combination of king sized beds, 2 x double rooms, 1 triple room and one twin bedroom, satellite TV, BluRay disc and free Wi-Fi. Bansko is 10 minutes away and Banya, with its natural hot mineral pools, is 5km. Ideal for both winter skiing and other outdoor activities, such as fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, golf, white water rafting and hiking. Our neighbour runs a holiday transfer business earlybirdtransfers for those not wishing to drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sofia 160 km, Nearest railway: Simitli|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Pirin/Rhodope Mountains region
This high mountain plain in the South West region of Bulgaria is surrounded by three mountain ranges - the Rila, Rhodope and Pirin. The Pirin National Park was established in the 1962 and has since become a UNESCO Heritage Site. The Vihren region of the park is most closely associated with the town of Bansko with its 16 Century walled houses at the centre and it is in this region of the park where Bulgaria's onldest tree grows – the Baykusheva Fir, which is more than 1,300 years old. Vihren Peak at 2,914m is the highest point in the Pirin Mountains, second only to Musala in the Rila Range which at 2925m is the highest peak in the Balkan peninsula.
Bulgaria has over 700 natural mineral spa with temperatures ranging from 28 to 91 C, the largest concentration of which are found in the Pirin, Rila and Rhodope areas. The next village Banya ( Bath in Bulgarian), with 27 mineral springs, is the site of both a Roman and Turkish bath and has many indoor and outdoor mineral pools for year round enjoyment.
The Gondola to the Bansko ski area can be found above the village of Bansko or alternatively you can drive up to the Banderishka station with easy access onto the slopes. As of 2010, the ski area has 75km of ski runs, 27 lifts and drags, serving up to 24,500 persons/hour. The lift-served summit rises to an elevation of 2,600m above sea level. The vertical drop is nearly 1,000m to the base area at Banderishka Poliana, and over 1,60 m with the ski runs to town.
Dolno Draglishte is found in the folds of the Rila mountain 14km away from the Bansko ski area and 5km from Banya.
There are a wide range of activities that take place within this area :-
Mountain biking - many trails suitable for mountainbiking in this area. Our neighbours (http://www.earlybirdtransfers.co.uk) will hire mountain bikes, arrange transport to the summits, pick up at the base of trails and facilitate treks over several mountains with overnight accommodation in the mountain huts.
Walking/hiking/climbing - many opportunieis for all.
Horse riding - many centres throughout the local mountains, some of which also offer horse riding in the snow.
Razlog state game-breeding preserve - offers attractive routes for eco- tourism, photo- safaris and fishing tourism. The predatory animals, that can be seen there are: wolf, fox, wild cat and marten.
Fishing - more than 100 glacial lakes in this area with fly fishing for brown trout and also river fishing
Narrow gauge railway - it is possible to take the mainline train from Sofia to Septemvri from where 3 trains daily run on their 5 hour journey along the 125 kilometer narrow gauge railway to Dobrinishte, stopping on the way at the highest railway station in the Balkans, Avramovo station1267m.
White water rafting - along the Struma river (email@example.com).
Golf - Ian Woosnam designed course with magnificent views and clubhouse is approximately 10km away and open early May to end October
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