Four Seasons Retreat
Chalet | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 15
Momchilovtsi is considered to be the most beautiful and is one of the safest and friendliest villages in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria.
The ski slopes of Pamporovo and the Snezhanka Tower can be seen from Four Seasons Retreat. The chalet consists of double& treble bedrooms and a large family suite which sleeps up to 5 people.
All rooms are en-suite, and are finished to a very high standard. There are:
Two large bedrooms with 3 beds,
Two large bedrooms with 2 beds
and one Family Suite which consists of 2 bedrooms with ensuite for 5 people sharing
Completed with traditional furnishings, comfy beds, and maintained to a high standard of cleanliness, Four Seasons Retreat gives you a feeling of luxury and warmth.
Guest Bedrooms: All bedrooms are light, airy, spacious, warm and comfortable. All beds have comfy orthapedic matresses. All rooms are tasefully decorated and are en-suite.
Most have their own private balcony and have a south facing view. Fresh linen is provided once a week
The house is laid out over four floors with 3 large open plan lounge/dining/kitchen areas with log fires . It is also centrally heated with a large wood burner to ensure that the house is warm and cosy.
The entrance to the house is from the main door at the top of the house at road level. All rooms on each floor are accessed from the central spiral staircase which runs from the top to bottom of the house.
The holiday will be on a self catering basis and can be full of activities or relaxing like you might never have experienced before.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Plovdiv 80 km, Nearest railway: Plovdiv 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 5 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (15), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
There is a large ski room for storing and drying ski equipment at entrance to house.
The large flagstone and grass patio at bottom of the house for al-fresco meals and sociable evenings
The sloped garden continues down to a stream at the bottom of the garden
Fantastic sunsets and panoramic views over the village and the mountains of Greece
Smoking is permitted in garden and on balconiesWhat is in Momchilovtsi
Restaurants & Cafes
Tourist information centre
Shops with local organic produce Medical centre
Museum, Churches and Monasteries
Local traditions and festival
ATM in Village Centre
Located in the heart of the one of the greenest and most picturesque Rhodope Mountains lies the village of Momchilovtsi, a popular ethnographic centre that has preserved its original folklore, traditions and crafts. It will charm you with its beauty and tranquility.
The Tourist Information Centre, Momchilovtsi is now open for postcards, local arts and crafts such as woodcarvings and tiles painted by the local children. It is located in the Cultural Centre next to the Municipality Building and opposite the main Church.
Their opening hours are : 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day - closed for lunch 12 to 1p.m. Click link for more information about Momchilovtsi
Food & Local Cuisine:
Bulgarian cuisine is a mixture of Greek, Turkish and Slavonic influences. We sample many traditional specialities including 'smilyanski fasul', a delicious bean soup and 'patatnik', a local delicacy made with grated potatoes, onions, milk, cheese and seasoned with mint. Eggs and cheese are a staple part of the local cuisine, in particular 'sirene' a local feta-type cheese.
The unique hospitality of the local people, who are very friendly and helpful and the delicious local cuisine, attract many of those who have decided to spend a holiday in Momchilovtsi and the Rhodopi Mountains.
Shops can be found on almost every street in the village. They are small but sell almost everything. There is an abundance of fresh seasonal fruit, salad and vegetables in the shops and also in the market which is located in the centre of the village.
(Image: Traditional dress of the Rhodope Mountains)
Getting to Momchilovtsi
The two main airports in Bulgaria are Sofia and Plovdiv. See Links & Info page for information on flights to Bulgaria. We can recommend a reliable, friendly airport transfer and car hire service.
Local Churches and Places of Interest to visit in Momchilovtsi
The religion in the village is Christian Orthodox and it is surrounded by 24 churches all of different ages and sizes. They are open 24 hours a day and each one is maintained by the families of the village. The churches are centres for celebrations, contemplation and a booklet is being printed to show the location and walks linking them.
On the two highest points of the village there are two crosses aproximately 10' high which are lit up at night to protect the village from harm. In the centre of the village is a large, very old Church.
They also provide interesting places to walk to and sit by to view the surrounding areas and the village (Image: St Elena and St Konstantin Church.
|Further details outdoors|
WINTER & SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Information on Winter & Summer Activities
Summer Activities in and around Momchilovtsi and Pamporovo
Winter activities in and around Momchilovtsi and Pamporovo
Summer Activities in Momchilovtsi and surrounding areas for the whole family to enjoy.
The sparkling lakes, awesome caves and spectacular landscapes and the ever-surprising flora and fauna make hiking through these regions an experience of a lifetime, especially when the whole region is so closely linked with the traditions of yesteryear, and be cultures that have survived the test of time. While the nature lover has more than enough opportunities to explore the region to his heart's content, the more adventurous visitor will be amazed at what Bulgaria's mountains have to offer, and will certainly find that he simply won't have the time to try all that is on offer.
These activiites and excursions include nature activity and rambles, trekking, paintballing, horse riding, Hot springs spa therapy, Trigrad and the Devil's Cave, trips to the Observatory, The Seven Wonderful Bridges and much more:
* Nature Walks and Guided hiking trails in and around Momchilovtsi: that take in aromatic alpine forests and meadows that abound this region, stopping at one of the many small chapels that form the "Ring Of Fire" around Momchilovtsi.
* Aegean Sea Experience. A 2 day trip is now available with us into Greece and the Aegean Sea. Now only a couple of hours drive away, you could be aboard a ferry boat, taking you to the beautiful Island of Thassos.
We can arrange many more activities during your stay, includingfishing, horse-riding, hot spa and springs therapy, and excursions to Bachkovo Monastery, Assen's Fortress, or the Wonderful Bridges.
Winter Activities in and around Momchilovtsi - Bulgaria's mountain regions offer an excellent opportunity for either nature-oriented or activity holidays. Although maybe lacking the height and excitement of Mount Everest, the vastness of the Grand Canyon and the impenetrable unknown of the Amazon jungle, they have their own special charm: tailor-made for today's tourist who looks for that little bit more from a holiday.
The Snowboard Park in Momchilovtsi is located just about 10 minutes drive from the village. It is used by snowboarders and skiers and provides hot and alcoholic refreshments and snacks and "apres ski" activities It is not only ideal for beginners and those who want to brush up on their skills but it a fantastic place to have fun in the snow and see the magic of the surrounding mountains from the Chapel at the Top of the Piste.
The park has skidoos and a climbing wall which add to the fun. Prices at the Snowboard Park are far more competitive and less expensive than in Pamporovo. The Park is also less crowded and it is ideal for a family fun day out without the crowds . All equipment, ie. Skis and boots can be hired on a daily rate at the Park
click here for more images of the Snowboard Park, Momchilovtsi and Pamporovo
Pamporovo Ski Resort. Pamporovo has an exclusive climate, featuring a mild winter with about 120 sunny days during the skiing period. The skiing season starts from mid December and lasts until mid April. The average air temperature is -3 ° C. The gentle profile of the mountain with its rounded slopes and summits makes Pamporovo particularly suitable for beginners.
Smoking is acceptable on the terraces and balconys
The Pirin/Rhodope Mountains region
The Pirin Mountains (Bulgarian: ?????) are a mountain range in southwestern Bulgaria, with Vihren (2,914 m high) the highest peak,
To the north Pirin is separated from Bulgaria's highest mountain range, the Rila Mountains, by the Predel saddle, while to the south it reaches the Slavyanka mountain
Pirin is the second highest mountain range in Bulgaria after Rila (2,925 m) and the eighth highest in Europe after the Caucasus, the Alps, Sierra Nevada, the Pyrenees, Mount Etna, the aforementioned Rila, and Mount Olympus when each is represented by its highest peak only
USEFUL LINKS AND INFO
Airport transfer & car hire and buses from Sofia/Plovdiv
Ryanair - from Stansted into Plovdiv International Airport
Wizz Air (flights from Luton)
Sofia Bus Station - from Sofia via Plovdiv-Asenovgrad-Bachkovo-Narech. bani-Hvoina-Chepelare-Pamporovo-Smolyan
Useful Information Websites
Momchilovtsi Tourist Information Centre Information about the new Momchilovtsi Tourist Information Centre which has recently been launched in the village
Information, facts and photos about Village of Momchilovtsi
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