Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Located in the charming mountain village of Stoykite, our apartment sleeps 4 and provides an ideal base from which to explore the wonderful Bulgarian Rhodopes. Whether you're looking for an action-packed winter sports break or a relaxed romantic getaway, Stoykite is for you!
Suitable for families or couples, the apartment sleeps a maximum of 4 people, comprising 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, a living room/kitchen area containing 1 sofabed, 1 bathroom, and a balcony. The apartment is situated on the 3rd floor of an exclusive modern apartment block and all rooms have views of the picturesque village of Stoykite and surrounding mountains.
A recently built 6-man chair lift runs directly into the village throughout the year, enabling easy access to the mountains, come snow or shine. There are also several well-marked paths for hikers.
There is a sauna within the apartment block, usage of which can be arranged if required.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kavala, Greece 200 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Plovdiv 90 km, Nearest railway: Asenovgrad 75 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment has all modern conveniences but is furnished in traditional Bulgarian style.
If you use the log fire you'll probably find that you don't need any other heating, even in winter. You are welcome to use the wood provided, we just ask that you replace it or leave a token amount of money to enable us to arrange its replacement.
Linen and towels are provided in the rental price but please note that the beds will need to be made up on your arrival. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a gated car park and a small shared garden area.
The Pirin/Rhodope Mountains region
The Rhodopes have a rich geological and cultural heritage, including caves, natural bridges, ancient Thracian sites such as Perperikon and Tatul, medieval castles, churches, monasteries and picturesque villages with traditional Bulgarian architecture.
With their diverse habitats, the Rhodopes are rich in wildlife. You can see birds of prey, red squirrels, wild boar, and, if you're really lucky, a bear or even a wolf! It is common to come across small road-side stalls with locals selling homemade honey and jams, which have been harvested from the verdant meadows and hedges that abound here.
Greece is just half an hour's drive away from Stoykite. In January 2010 a new passport control point was opened between Bulgaria and Greece, allowing visitors to get to the Greek seaside in no more than an hour by car.
Stoykite is 1400m above sea level. The highest peak in the area, 'Snezhanka' at 1928 m, is several hundred meters above the village.
Spring in Stoykite is fresh and warm, the summer is cool, the autumn is pleasant with a lot of sun, and the winter is long but comparatively mild. This combination allows for a long skiing season; the average January temperature is -3 degrees celsius (or 26.6 F) and the region has around 150 days of snowfall each year.
The village contains several convenience shops, two restaurants, two traditional taverns, and a tourist information centre. The annual 'Winter fest' takes place at the end of February each year.
Nearby sites of interest include the quaint village of Shiroka Laka, where a vibrant traditional music festival is held in March each year; natural rock formations such as 'The Elephant' and the 'Wonderful Bridges'; and the serene Smolyan lakes.
For more information about the area, you might like to check out the village website: http://www.stoikite.com/english/about.htm
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18 Dec 2012
"Will be back!"
We stayed here in late spring as part of a mini tour of the region. The apartment was very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped for a self catering stay. The weather was variable and though it wasn't needed, we couldn't resist lighting the fire, enjoying some cosy evenings. The local mini supermarket was surprisingly well stocked and the apartment was a good base for local day trips. We also managed a couple of local walks too.
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