Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10
HISTORIC FARMHOUSE in COASTAL MOUNTAIN PARK Village ( Greek Stone Walled Barn with OAK beams & luxury 'Kapitans Cabin' eco-lodge). Peaceful Restored Rustic Mountain Retreat in the heart of the Oak Forested STRANDJA NAT.PARK... Sozopol Region but south of Ropotamo river,closeby the border with Turkey.. with many wonderful unspoilt sandy coves & rugged park Coastline..Located nearest the BEST BEACHES in BG BY FAR! - the SOUTH COAST is STUNNING & Unspoilt -(NOT like the rest ! NO congested concrete apartments with sea views), this is BY FAR the BEST DEAL on the BG coast, even better than the MED! The nearest Fishing Harbour / Bay & the Stunningly Beautiful Sandy Coves are from only 10 -20 mins by road, & between the village & the scenic coast theres not a single building, its all on quiet national park service roads.
Minibus stops nearby daily to harbour and to beach. We also offer bargain transport & hire our BMW Mini Cooper.
Families welcome & we try to help with discount for young children / infants & babes can stay free.
WE / TRUSTED LOCAL FRIENDS ARE ON CALL NEARBY FOR ANY ASSISTANCE & ADVICE we give you a local PHONE /SIM !
We searched everywhere before we found this, so you dont have to! .. NEW clean comfortable soft furnishings- its our REAL COSY HOME.(NOT a basic bare rental ! ) Nearest Cities; BURGAS, & ISTANBUL. Cheaper flights; Thomson Charter Flights or Wizzair.com Luton-Burgas other departure cities UK and EU etc.
( We have arranged a Guest parking Deal at Luton, for only £15pw! )
** SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER! ALL GUEST CAR HIRE FEES REDUCED **
( PLEASE ASK for QUOTE & send Dates, to receive this Offer you need to pay deposit & send email ).....
SERVICES we OFFER ; Transfers & CAR HIRE BMW Mini Cooper - Convertible 4x4 tours. Thracian & ECO tours. Horseback beach & mountain tours. River & sea fishing. Kayak river & cove exploration. Mountain Bike & trekking. Beached boat / beach hut stays. Permaculture & eco dyeing fabric courses. Museum & amphitheatre trips. Artisan eclectic market tours of local ancient cobbled greek island towns. Nightlife excursions to nearby Sozopol. Kiten, (Best beaches are 15 mins away - OR the vast Extreme 21st C. resort of sunny beach is +1hr.away).
* PELICAN FARM HOUSE/ aka 'Fig Fm ;*
'Kapitans Kabin': (Main House) Lounge with arch to breakfast room & kitchen, a walk through to a wide hallway, with a screened off VERY comfy double sofa-bed room at one end., there 3 doors lead off 1 to verandah & huge oak balcony 'stern deck' & other 2 lead to 2 double bedrooms each with en suite access to individual showers, & shared WC/ bathroom (all wet room type.)...... Main berth has a heavenly ceiling fan over double bed & ensuite ' 'Space for 2 Shower'' (+ ensuite bathroom & WC)..... .. 2nd berth has same ensuite access, + its own shower, & 2 single beds which can be put together.. all rooms have fans & amenities. ...VERY comfy huge sofa bed in lounge with curtain screen, plus rocking chairs and efficient log fire in trad. large stone turret fireplace.
Partitions / curtains are available if extra privacy is required for sofa beds request at time of booking.
Fully insulated & double glazed (against the heat! ) with shutters, & such suffices without A/C - in keeping with the role of an Eco-dwelling. ....The chalet is oriented to provide perfect morning and evening sun on the balcony deck with an essential shady area for the hottest part of the day. (clever Bulgars!) .... There is also a cool stone open sided barn / garage below deck for when its really roasting!...... BBQ & hammock lounge chairs etc all provided. Even an outside sink by the BBQ on the stern deck & garden hose for 'watersports!' (+toys, water cannon, boat, fishing gear, + kayak & more shortly)
Only Groups of more than 4 guests may have access to the self contained Barn, and others may request it if required, This can also be booked as Duplex, but Exclusive. WE LET THE ENTIRE HOUSE AT THESE LOW PRICES, YOU ARE NOT EXPECTED TO SHARE & WE WILL NEVER DOUBLE BOOK STRANGERS ON THE SAME DATES,
-You have the entire place to yourselves, but the extra barn bathroom & kitchen etc is only available when numbers demand it.
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GARDEN has 2 fruitful large fig trees, vines & seasonal veg, a large walled off romping area port side, and starboard a wonderful stone paved area with shady parking where you can greet the goats, geese, turkeys,pigs, donkeys, lizards etc that regularly pass by in the day..... At night you can be visited by owls, crabs, tortoise, toads,bats, and at the end of the lane weve met huge wild Boar, Lynx, snakes and seen the jackals frequently.....Theres no light pollution in the park so the starry clear nights are spectacular, with frequent howls from the wolves & jackals.
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Staro Selo (Old VILLAGE) LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION ! There are mountain views all around, its situated above a fertile secret valley surrounded by forest, with its own micro climate of long dry summers and brief milder winters, with only 2 months when it reliably snows, and fed by a boulder strewn waterfall with swim holes, and totally unspoilt river only 2 mins away.....! Theres a hubub of village life largely unchanged for 100yrs,almost no traffic,but lots of horsedrawn wagons in daily use, 3 shops with all essentials & local produce, and 2 'Mehana' restaurant bars ( 1 run by Stanka a dear friend from her house, & she delivers too foc). Weve wonderful neighbours who love to make gifts of eggs and fetta, wine & rakia , veg & grapes. Some charming contented characters! & also many delightful Bulgarian children who hostel in village for summer hols. ...... There are ungated trails and 4x4 tracks off in every direction and you can ride a horse or even float to the sea, but beaches or fishing port are best reached by the winding bumpy mountain roads .........The Village is an amazing unique secret place with a fascinating history & we want to keep it that way, so we only pass on more specific information online to sincere enquirers. Nearest port Tsarevo 15mins. Sozopol a short drive & we are close to Sinemorets.
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STRANDJA PARK, the last large preserved wilderness in the EU, exceptional flora & fauna, and stunning unspoilt coves and coastline, & thankfully still Undiscovered (most Brits & even many Bulgarians arent aware of it & want to move after visiting).
....Especially because its the 'VIA PONTICA' migratory bird route, we see colourful African bee eaters in the garden & all sorts.....
Full local info will be found at the house, with further advance info send to you after we receive your booking. Suits Birders of both types / Flora & Fauna study / Walking / Trekking / Camping / Swimming / Snorkeling / Cycling / Boating / Kayaking / Fishing/Metal Detecting / Historical Site Visits / Horse Riding / 4WD green laning & off roading / Caving & Potholing / Scuba school / or Chilling Out, BBQ / Beachcombing & hanging out in cool english speaking thatched beach bars! Some come here for the music fest or to see the strange Thracian folklore & 'fire dancing' & hunt treasure, or just gastronomy, you can live like a Tsar (KING) in Bulgaria on a pittance, beer for 50p and harbourside restaurant meals for £5 , anchovies for a few pence and local manuka wild honey for £1.... One beach includes the estuary of our river Velika, said to be the cleanest in Europe, with a freshwater lagoon at its mouth where otters play separated from the sea by a sand bar full of flowers, & horses wander right up to the lagoon but even so a track allows you to drive onto the beach & have a campfire right under the cliff edge, with a view of the rugged park coastline-but without a building in sight!! ....Horseback tours let you swim in the sea with them & follow the river up to the village so you can tie up at the barn. * * * * * *
WELCOME TO STRANDJA NAT. PARK, - EVERYWHERE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN !
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'Kozi Kushta' ( BARN ) we shall be offering the lower barn full of exposed beams, with its own large kitchen & wet room 'banya', esp. for larger groups or families staying together, but with their own space. The Barn is essential if over 8 persons stay & there is a small extra fee for each extra person over 8 to cover costs. Ideal IF Stairs are a problem? This is all tiled so some pets permitted, but NOT in the Kapitans Kabin, ( unless theyre stick insects or something? ) PHOTOS OF BARN HOUSE VILLAGE & BEACHES & PLACES OF INTEREST ETC ON REQUEST with email
.... Also the nearby beach chalet at 'Arapia Cove' will become available to guests, by arrangement.
Large Groups: Please note the website pricing does not facilitate quotations but we can adapt a quote to suit your party.
Finally in another village we have 'Orlov Balkon' (the Eagles Balcony) opening as a hostel in late summer, Guests are invited to take a tour and experience this incredible place & its panorama.......
**** Were often nearby & we have bi-lingual trusted local friends to guide you & provide any assistance you may need ****
FINALLY, SE Bulgaria is BY FAR the best BARGAIN in Europe, holiday expenses here are TINY, you can get cheaper flights elsewhere (sometimes), BUT in the end your holiday will cost much more- Bulgaria has it ALL & saves money!
TESTIMONIALS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, PREV. BOOKED VIA OTHER SITE. eg;
We had a very nice week indeed. The house was well suited for our purpose.The area is really beautiful. The kids wanted to go to the beach every day, but one came on a local bike ride. Fantastic. Good village, it felt safe. Nice bar – the old boys there were really nice to us when we went out to have a drink in the evening.
We ended up spending most of our time at Arapya. Good, relaxed, nice café and kid friendly waters & friendly Bulgarians.
Would we want to go back to the area? Absolutely. Would we recommend Pelican Farm. Yes. Rather there than a beach hotel.
(comments shortened & suggestions implemented about bigger oven,more crockery for x10 persons,& on arrival this guest disliked the 10 minute bumpy drive to the beach, but ended up saying it was well worth it. Road now improved.)
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Nestinarka Beach, or Arapia Cove, Sinemorets also|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: BURGAS (BOJ) 80 km, Nearest railway: COACHES run from Istanbul - Tsarevo & Varna -|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
The Black Sea Coast region
STRANDJA PARK, the largest proper wilderness in the EU,( in SOUTH Black Sea region) is known for its flora & fauna, and stunning unspoilt coves and coastline, & thankfully still Undiscovered (most Brits & even Bulgarians arent aware of it & wish theyd known after seeing it).
Full local info will be found at the house, with further advance info send to you after we receive your booking.
Suit Birders/Flora & Fauna study / Walking / Trekking / Camping / Swimming / Snorkeling / Cycling / Boating / Kayaking / Fishing/Metal Detecting / Historical Site Visits / Horse Riding / 4WD green laning & off roading / Caving & Potholing / Scuba school / or Chilling Out, BBQ / Beachcombing & hanging out in cool english speaking thatched beach bars!
Some come here for the music fest or to see the strange Thracian folklore & 'fire dancing' & hunt treasure, or just gastronomy, you can live like a Tsar (KING) in Bulgaria on a pittance, beer for 50p and harbourside restaurant meals for £5 in Tsarevo (mis spelt Carevo) or Sinemorets, anchovies for a few pence and local manuka wild honey for £1....
One beach includes the estuary of our river Velika, said to be the cleanest in Europe, with a freshwater lagoon at its mouth where otters play separated from the sea by a sand bar full of flowers, & horses wander right up to the lagoon but even so a track allows you to drive onto the beach & have a campfire right under the cliff edge, with a view of the rugged park coastline-but without a building in sight!! ....Horseback tours let you swim in the sea with them & follow the river up to the village & Fregata Ferma.
CLIMATE : Southern Mediterranean, south Bulgaria Sea Temp hotter than the Med. Av.day temp APRIL MAY 15-25, JUNE JULY AUG SEPT 25-35 OCT NOV 11-20 DEC & MAR 5-15 JAN FEB 0-5 Summers are LONG & DRY, JULY & AUG very hot. 2012 only 5 days which had a (brief) rain shower from mid june to mid sept. & 5 wet days mid sept to mid Nov. SNOW comes appx 20th Dec & goes by March, with mostly dry and many sunny clear days all through winter. Dry light snow in Strandja, not like ski resorts!
SLIGHT MAP ERROR, not by Sozopol / main road, but to the south near coast by river / 12 mins off main road into STRANDJA PK.-South has the BEST BEACHES IN BULGARIA BY FAR, (if you want blackpool on the black sea go north of here!) Our SOUTH COAST is WILD!
Always lots of local summer ART & MUSIC FESTIVALS & THEATRE ETC..... Please note the location is NOTHING LIKE the north black sea coast & resorts near Burgas / Varna, its a world apart, -this is SCENIC UNSPOILT & UNDISCOVERED Bulgaria at its BEST !
STRANDJA COASTAL PARK INFO ...............................................................................................................................................................
A mysterious world which is a strange mix of legacy of ancient cultures largely unexplored, a peaceful remote refuge for animals that once roamed freely in the rest of europe, and with wages around £15 a day, most villagers are subsistence farmers,working with horses,donkeys, buffalo, goats & fowl. Yet they are self sufficient & content, and most welcoming & ready to share their produce & their knowledge. So this is the ideal destination for 'Good Life' househunters, having all the trappings of western european style resorts & Burgas city an hour away, BUT on your doorstep the incredible rugged strandja coast with unspoilt sandy coves, and cool thatched beach bars and restaurants, beautifully understated. No hi-rise horrors here, its perfect for ECO -TOURISM or Hippie alternative lifestyle folk, and totally safe for families, kids will never forget experiencing our home, also ideal for groups of friends into Music / World music fest or Artists & creative types. If you follow the trails deep in you may find huge Wild Boar & even Bear & Lynx still exist, as do many hidden relics. Not long ago a hoard of gold was found in the village itself, so its a 'Time Team' job thats never been done, archaeology is only now getting started here....DISCOVER STRANDJA with us! Dobre Doshli ! (Welcome)