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A spacious cottage with wonderful panoramic views of village below and the Stara Planina mountains beyond,overlooking pool. Fall in love with beautiful Bulgaria just as we did. We are situated in a quaint farming village but close to Elena which is a cosmopolitan town restored in the style of the Revival period and popular with tourists of all nationalities.
A car is essential to explore the surrounding area ,full of waterfalls,rivers ,monuments and monasteries.
The village of Bebrovo is 14kms from the cosmopolitan town of Elena popular with tourists and has its own bar and general store stocking essential food supplies. In the summer there is often music and dancing in the bar.
Elena has a plethora of traditional mehanas serving bulgarian cuisine.
Veliko Turnovo is our nearest city and is about 40 mins in car. It has cobbled stone streets with lovely historical buildings good resturants and night life. It has its own walled fortress and the houses are built on the hillside outlining the Yantra river.
We have many other beautiful villages and towns to see from the revived village of Etara to Tryavna where local crafts are being made and sold. Shipka Pass is also a beautiful drive with a stunning Russian Church.
The area we live in is full of tranquil beauty.


1 bed cottage in heart of Stara Planina mountains. Views of mountains and pool. Sleeps up to two people


Property type: Cottage

Room details


1 bedroom, sleeps 2

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
Heating and air con:
Open fire
Clothes drier
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Private garden


Suitable for
Single Gender Group
Pets (by prior arrangement)

Sports and activities

Horse Riding
Mountain Biking

Sights and attractions

Historic Site

Prices and availability

Last updated 27.03.2015

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
1st April 2015 to 31st October 2015 2

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 3 Weeks 10%


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This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

  • Nearest bar: 0.5km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km


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6 out of 6 people recommend staying here
Fantastic location. Paul and Carol friendly, easy-going and full of information about the area. Long drive (3 hrs) from Varna airport so would suggest a day flight. We had stayed near Varna already for a week prior to travelling to Elena. We were 2 families of 3 and 4. Would strongly suggest renting both cottages as they are close together, so can clearly hear all movements in Lavender cottage. Much more room in the kitchen/lounge area and great balcony in Rose cottage so we did all our catering in Rose cottage and only used the one bedroom and not sofa bed in Rose.Lovely good-sized pool with plenty of space to sunbathe around it on the decking but again nice to share with friends as with the BBQ area outside Lavender. Great space around the cottages and games/swings for the kids. Only one criticism, it was a little dusty and windows a bit dirty but this could have been due to the rain of the previous month and to the stone floors that attract dust! Fantastic waterfall nearby and so much to visit and do in the area if you can tear yourself away from the pool and relaxing atmosphere. Shop in the village sold most things and we bought bread there every morning. Language a barrier but you can get by with sign language and some basic phrases. Elena, 15 mins away,a nice town for eating and decent shops at good prices. As we live in the countryside we were used to the cockerels but not the many dogs barking! However, all part of the rural Bulgarian way of life!
I stayed at Rose Cottage with my girlfriend, Mel, for two weeks in September. We originally came for just one week but loved it so much we stayed on. The villa itself is furnished to a very high standard and, with the wood-burning stove, is very cosy on cooler evenings. Paul and Caroles dogs, Bonnie and Rosie, also made themselves at home with us, making us feel all the more at home. Paul and Carole were very friendly and helpful and gave us lots of advice on things to do and see in the area which was invaluable. They even had a splash about in the pool with us on one particularly memorable evening.
Great place, very friendly and helpful owners: much recommended!
We stayed in Rose and Lavender Cottage for 2 weeks in July. There were 6 of us and having both cottages was perfect. Rose was great and the pictures on the web-site do not do it justice! It was large and spacious and has a lovely large balcony overlooking the pool and hills. Beuatiful and thus we sat and ate there everyday. I think if we had not had both cottages we may have felt cramped for 6 peoplein Lavender alone. If you are looking for a great place to stay as a couple, then this is great. Lovely spacious room for 2 people: lovely linen on the bed and a wood burner would make a cosy retreat for the winter! Rose cottage would be a fantastic place to stay and travel from. But for more info, see review on Lavender. Great place and well recommended.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Bulgaria. It was just what I needed in order to relax and enjoy the scenery (which is amazing). The cottage that I stayed in was beautifully prepared and was very comfortable. It is a newly built villa and that shows with the new mod cons, however they villa maintains many traditional Bulgarian features, such as the lovely wood burner in the lounge, and the high ceilings. Both Carole and Paul made me feel very welcome and helped to make my stay there that bit more relaxing. I will definatly go back and visit Bulgaria, and when I do I will be staying with Carole and Paul.
My partner and I had a very enjoyable stay at Rose Cottage in February 2009. The property was spacious, well equipped, tastefully decorated and has plenty of space to sit, talk, eat and generally enjoy yourself, both inside and outside. The view over the village is pleasant and you and near enough but far enough away so would suit people who want to be sociable and get involved, or want a quieter time. The owners are charming and freely offer advice about where to visit and what to do, give tips about the local area and make you feel very welcome, thank you! We werent let down by the quality of the kitchen and amount and range of cooking utilities and utensils (unlike other self-catering places weve stayed). Having arranged beforehand with the owners we had breakfast materials provided which turned out to be generous, local and tasty. A great place to stay, thoroughly recommended. We will gladly return for another visit in future.
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John, Alison, Nimes, France. May 2011. Visiting Bulgaria, trying to decide if we could live here and still a little unsure the stay here has made us think maybe we could. Think what you have done here is really excellent and many thanks for your hospitality and free advice. Hope you dont mind us picking your brains. May well return. All our best wishes and thanks. John and Alison PS Enjoyed the company of Tibbs and co. Since this review was written they have now bought a house in our village and moving here for good.


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