About the home
Chalet Elizabeth is a beautiful alpine chalet in the charming village of Govedartsi, Borovets.It is situated in the centre of the village and has lovely views of the surrounding countryside and mountains, which can be enjoyed from the breakfast table and even from your bed, in the master bedroom. It is ideal for anyone looking to enjoy spacious accommodation in a beautiful setting, whilst being on the doorstep of some of the best skiing in Bulgaria. It is also a wonderful base for a summer holiday, with its hot summer climate and proximity to the lovely Lake Iskar as well as the Rila mountains for walking.
A holiday based in Chalet Elizabeth gives you the best of both worlds. You have easy access to the bustling ski resort of Borovets,but can experience a little more of the local flavour of the country you are visiting in the quiet rural escape that is Govedartsi. Here you will find the real Bulgaria with its friendly people, not to mention all manner of farm animals wandering free around the village. A real spectacle in itself.
The chalet is finished to a high western standard and provides generous accommodation for up to 11 people. Its oil fired central heating and woodburning stove in the living room make it a cosy retreat after a long day's skiing, whilst its large bright and airy rooms provide a break from the hot summer sun.
There are two bedrooms downstairs, one double, which has its own entrance to the terrace, and one twin.There is also a shower room with toilet. The main feature of the ground floor is the large open plan living room with a well equipped, fully fitted kitchen at one end and a spacious dining area with large dining table and log burning stove at the other. Stairs go up from the kitchen to the first floor. This features a cosy sitting room leading onto the balcony with stunning views of the Iskar valley.It has a double sofa bed and can be used as a 5th bedroom. The large, double master bedroom is on this floor as well as a further twin bedroom. The luxury bathroom has a bath with shower above, washbasin and WC. There is also a further, foldup single bed.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, CD player|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details indoors:
The chalet has been furnished to a very high standard. All furnishings have been carefully chosen to complement the traditional chalet design. All the rooms are large. In particular, there is plenty of storage space in all bedrooms. Bedlinen (duvets) and towels are provided, as well as tea towels in the kitchen. The rental price includes all central heating and electricity costs, and a supply of logs for the woodburning stove. There is an alarm system, linked to the local alarm company, for your security.
Mealtimes are to be looked forward to at Chalet Elizabeth. On your arrival day, meals will be organised to suit your arrival time. After that we will provide traditional chalet catering.
A breakfast buffet will be laid out for you. This will set you up for a strenuous day on the slopes.
When you arrive back in the late afternoon, you will be greeted by afternoon tea including a varied selection of Bulgarian and home - made cakes and biscuits.
Later on, when you are rested and refreshed, we will serve you a delicious 3 course evening meal with a wide variety of home cooked dishes to suit all tastes. This will be accompanied by a glass of wine or soft drink. You are welcome to bring in your own alcoholic drinks to supplement this if you wish.
Our chalet hosts have one day off a week, and on that evening you will be able to try a local restaurant, of which there are many to choose from.
Further details outdoors:
Outside, there is a large garden with parking space. Garden furniture is provided. There is also furniture on the balcony upstairs where you can enjoy the lovely scenery.
Arrival time 4PM.
Departure time 10AM.
Our resort manager will meet all guests on arrival to hand over the keys. He will also take the security deposit of £200 (or equivalent in Euros or BGN) from you. This will be returned at the end of your stay.He will advise on all aspects of your holiday and answer any queries you may have. He will be available throughout your holiday.
Daily transfers to and from the slopes are INCLUDED in your package.SKI PACKS can be booked online at excellent prices. Your skis and boots can be stored at the storage depot in the resort centre, very close to the lifts, to save you taking them with you every day. Please do not take skis and boots inside the chalet.
THE CHALET IS STRICTLY NON-SMOKING
25% of rental charge to be paid at the time of booking. Full balance of rental due 8 weeks prior to start date of holiday.
Cancellation prior to payment of full balance - no return of deposit.
Cancellation after payment of full balance - no refund.
We would strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance.
The Sofia/Rila Mountains region
WINTER IN GOVEDARTSI
When visiting in winter, Borovets is obviously the place to head for. It is the oldest and most popular mountain resort in Bulgaria, lying at 1350m. It is set in pine woods and provides a variety of ski runs amongst beautiful scenery. All levels of skiers are catered for and it is particularly good for beginners. The skiing facilities have undergone a lot of improvements lately, with new lifts and runs. These are part of the Super Borovets Project, an enormous investment in the area. There are many more lifts and runs planned and the improvements are set to continue for several years.
The resort of Borovets is very lively and colourful. Local transport includes horse drawn sleighs which add to it’s character. It has a wealth of restaurants and bars, as well as many nightclubs and discos. All food tastes are catered for, as are all budgets. There is an active apres ski scene and some quite unusual "adult" entertainment! Non-skiers are also provided with lots to do including bowling, swimming and fitness facilities based in the larger hotels. Borovets has something to offer all types of skiers, from groups of singles through to families with young children, as well as being extremely good value for money.
The Borovets / Govedartsi area
SUMMER IN GOVEDARTSI
The weather in summer is very warm and similar to the Mediterranean climate. There are many ways to take advantage of this.
The village of Govedartsi borders the Rila Mountain National Park, with its spectacular alpine scenery, deep forests and river gorges, and there is easy access to an endless number of valley and mountain trails. The area will be of particular interest to nature lovers and those that love the outdoor life and is a perfect destination for mountain hikers and mountaineers. The Rila mountain range boasts the highest mountain on the Balkan Peninsula (Mt Musala - 2,925 m) and the average height of the peaks are 2,700 m. The mountains are registered in the UN list of representative protected areas and are Bulgaria's largest national park - 81,000 hectares, two thirds of which is forested. The park contains over 100 peaks, with deep and dramatic river gorges, lakes and waterfalls. The national parks authority has marked many trails and built bridges and information boards and there are mountain chalets for hikers to shelter for the night, making it possible to walk to the Rila Monastery, for example. Another popular walk is to see the Seven Lakes.
The area also offers many other outdoor activities such as horse riding, quad biking, off roading and mountain biking. The entire area is renowned for its eco environment and stunning natural beauty. There is a wealth of natural beauty to admire and enjoy and lovely, easier walks for those not so energetic amongst us. The Cherni Iskar River, which runs through the village, provides many beautiful spots to enjoy picnics and relax, perhaps doing a little fishing.
10 - 15 minutes drive from Govedartsi, on the way to Borovets, is the town of Samokov. This is a typical Bulgarian town with a wealth of real Bulgarian character.It is also considerably cheaper than the tourist resort of Borovets. It has many shops and a fascinating market is held every Monday morning, even in the freezing cold of winter. It has several brand new, large supermarkets stocking everything, which some people may prefer to the smaller shops. There are many bars and restaurants here that are generally cheaper than in Borovets.
Govedartsi is a short drive from Lake Iskar, a large and impressive expanse of water with its beaches and watersports. There is a lovely outdoor swimming pool, with terraces and gardens for sunbathing, just 10 minutes away on the way to the town of Samokov. There is another outdoor pool in Samokov itself. The golfers in your group might like to try the golf course near Dolna Banya, also just a short drive away. There are also many natural spas nearby.
Although further away, (approx 90 minutes), the Rila Monastery must not be missed. It is Bulgaria's largest and most famous monastery, founded in 927AD and hidden high in the Rila mountains. There is also a monastery in Samokov which is worth a visit as well as the Bulgarian King's Residence which is in Borovets.
For those who prefer towns and cities, the old Roman town of Plovdiv offers monuments and ruins from the days of the Roman Empire. Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, is widely regarded as the "new Prague". Steeped in history the city is a mecca for shopping.
How to get there
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You can either fly to Sofia or Plovdiv airports.There are various different routes available depending on your departure airport, desire for direct flights and cost. Different people have different priorities regarding this and so we can’t really make recommendations. However the following websites are likely to be useful:
Easyjet - Manchester and Gatwick to Sofia
Daily transfers, by minibus, to and from the skiing in Borovets are INCLUDED in our catered ski season prices. If you are self-catering, we can organise these for you at £5 per person per day.
There are lots of readily available taxis as well.
For summer stays we would recommend that you hire a car, so that you can really explore what the area has to offer.It is best to hire a car for pickup at the airport. It is then about an hour's drive from Sofia or an hour and a half from Plovdiv.We have found both routes easy and scenic. It is very easy to book car hire online.
Activities near Borovets
Ski resort location
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring/Summer/Autumn||1 May 13||7 Dec 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Ski season||7 Dec 13||1 May 14||£ 245||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The price in the table above is per person per week, for 8 or more guests for a CATERED SKI HOLIDAY, which includes:
Daily shuttle service to and from the ski slopes
A hearty buffet breakfast to start the day
Chalet tea when you return after a busy day's skiing
A delicious home-cooked 3 course evening meal with a glass of wine/soft drink, followed by tea/coffee on 6 nights.
Tea/coffee always available in the chalet to help yourselves
A special Christmas dinner is included.
We are happy to cater for vegetarians. Just let me know the number of people in advance.
Children under 12 can also be specially catered for, providing there are at least 4 guests having "adult" catering. They will get reduced prices at £160 for a child under 12 and £115 for a child under 5.
PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR PRICE FOR A SMALLER GROUP
SELF - CATERING
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 11 PEOPLE
Spring/Summer/Autumn periods the chalet is rented on a self - catering basis only, at £550 per week.
If you would like to rent the chalet on a self-catering basis in the ski season, the price is £650 per week. This price does not include a shuttle service to the slopes. These can be provided, at additional cost. Please contact me for details.
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