A traditional Bulgarian-style villa, open plan layout with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Large heated swimming pool(12m x 6m) in a huge secluded orchard garden.
The Villa is in the quiet village of Kitka which is situated among the gently rolling hills of Bulgaria’s picturesque countryside, and is 5km from the beautiful river Kamchia It is16km to the coast and the delta and several coastal resorts.
The vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Varna is only 24km away and the airport is 34km.
The village itself is ideal for those wishing to get away from it all, with very little traffic and only the sound of the occasional bray of a donkey or the chirping of crickets to accompany you as you sit on your balcony and sip your wine or rakia.
A traditional Bulgarian-style villa which has been renovated and modernised in 2006 to a very high standard to ensure that you have everything you are used to expecting at home with air-conditioning throughout. The result is a spacious, airy and light environment, with excellent décor and all new modern fixtures and fittings.The actual area of the building is 385m2. and covers three floors.
There is a security alarm system linked to a local security company and the double gates are controlled internally via an intercom system.
The main floor areas are tiled with terracotta to a high standard and the bedrooms have high quality Swedish laminate flooring.
The pool, balconies, patios and gardens are all south facing ensuring sun from dawn till dusk.
THE GROUND FLOOR.
This is open plan with entry from the side of the house and comprises a hall with staircase, dining area, breakfast area, galley kitchen, living area, and bedroom.
The Dining Area – has a large, stylish, modern extendable wooden dining table with 8 high backed dining chairs.
The Breakfast Area – has a large table with upholstered bench seating to 2 sides, which can accommodate up to six people
The Kitchen – Galley-style equipped with - microwave, halogen hob with extractor hood, eye-level oven, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and a generous complement of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery - there is also an American- style fridge- freezer with external ice-maker.
The Living Area – tastefully decorated in relaxing colours and with a luxurious cream Italian Leather corner suite, which comfortably seats six people. Situated in this area is a wall mounted 32" LCD TV with satellite reception and a DVD player.
The Bedroom – this is a double bedroom with a king- size bed, fitted wardrobes, bedside units, and dressing table. It is served by an en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, hand basin and toilet
The dining area, living area and bedroom all look out onto the swimming pool and gardens and two sets of double doors lead out onto a large tiled patio area with patio chairs, settees and tables. From this elegant patio wide tiled steps lead down to the pool, which is surrounded by a feature-stone paved area with up to 10 sun-loungers available.
THE SECOND FLOOR.
This is accessed from the hall area where a wrought iron and wooden staircase , hand made by a local craftsman, leads up to a spacious landing which houses large wardrobes and cupboards for storage of linen, towels etc.
There are three further bedrooms on this floor.
Master Bedroom – a large bedroom with king-size bed, fitted wardrobes and bedside units and has an adjacent dressing room with dressing table. This leads to the en-suite bathroom with sumptious step-in Jacuzzi bath, hand basin and toilet, leading into a separate large shower room.
Second Bedroom – a double room with fitted wardrobes, bedside units and dressing table.
Third Bedroom – a double room with two single beds and a camp-bed available if required. There are fitted wardrobes, bedside units, a dressing table and an en-suite bathroom which has a corner bath, hand basin and toilet.
The door locks are such as to allow access from Second bedroom if necessary.
All the bedrooms have access to the balcony overlooking the pool.
This contains - 2 Single garages and 3 storage rooms.
Laundry Room with washing machine, sink & iron with ironing board. The 2 x 200ltr boilers are housed here for ample supplies of hot water.
Gardens – are extensive ( 2000m2 / ¼ acre ) with lawns, assorted fruit trees, walnut trees and providing panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Swimming Pool – The large heated pool (10mx 6mx0.x1.5m) incorporates a children’s area (2m x6m x0.5m) and has underwater and surround area lighting which makes night-time viewing an experience to be enjoyed.
There is also the luxury of heated water to be enjoyed should you want it.
The Barbeque – this is housed in a separate, very attractive building to the side of the villa and has it’s own lighting and power supply which when illuminated further adds to the delightful night-time visual experience.
The villa could not have been better. It was clean, modern and plenty of room for our family of 9 (2 couples and their 5 teenage children). The pool was fantastic and there was plenty of room for us all outside and on the vast terraces. (particularly good sunset views from one of them). Having had holidays in Spain, Bulgaria was a new experience for us and one we would like to experience again. The village of Kitka will always stay in our hearts. Admittedly, nothing to do there but enjoy a gentle stroll around. It almost had a going back in time feel, right from the quaint bulgarian locals and their houses to the cows wearing bells. The local shop was basic but adequate. Travelling further afield, we used a mixture of a hire car and taxis. The taxis were reasonable and Ivan and his son were most reliable and almost became our tour guides for the holiday. Varna city (25mins away) was a lovely contrast to Kitka and had a pleasant vibrant feel with plenty of bars and interesting shops and a lovely beach. We also visited other beaches and areas of interest. Just to mention one other feature the outside barbecue area was fantastic and we spent many an enjoyable evening there with our bulgarian folk music cd, soaking up the atmosphere. We cant reccommend it enough. How I wish we were still there!!
Lovely property in quiet neighborhood. All mod cons, very comfy. All you hear are the birds and the dogs. Little shop has most things you need. You need a car and there is nothing much near by. We could not find the river. Biserka very kind and helpful, took us to the supermarket on the night we arrived. Would love to go here again.
The first thing to say about this villa is that if you are looking for nightlife and excitement this villa is not for you. The restaurant has shutdown and apart from the village shop and the church there is little else. No restaurants or bars within easy reach.
That said, the village is wonderfully quiet and the beach just 5 minutes drive away is beautiful.
The villa itself is quite superb. The bedroom and ensuites are excellent and the kitchen it well appointed. I take note what people have said about the stairs and they are not great for small kids but if you let this stop you from booking this place it would be huge mistake.
What really sets this villa apart form the others we have rented is the sensational swimming pool which is without doubt the best we have ever come across in a villa. Do get it heated well worth the extra.
My wife and I along with our kids aged 3 & 9 and grandparents in their 60s rented the villa for 12 days and had a brilliant, relaxing time and would recommed this villa highly to anyone looking for a quiet holiday.
The property is great it is clean and tidy with good facilaties. It has an excellent pool,the BBQ area is fantastic and you can get most things for the local Shop.
The only thing that let us down about the holiday is the fact that it is so far from anywhere. The river of Kamchia is dirty and smelly and the costal resort of Kamchia is a gypsy camp and I would not advise anyone to go there. The beach is covered in driftwood and dog dirt and the resturants by the river are empty and the surroundings smelly and dirty. I have been to bulgaria many times and stayed in local villages and have never seen anything so horrible as Kamchia.
Varna is lovely but is a bit of a drive, no bus from the village and taxis are expensive so must have a car.
The local Bar closed last year but you can join the locals for a beer at the shop which is good fun, but that is all there is in the village and bear in mind that the shop is shut on Sunday which is not mentioned in the villa guide.
We had a good holiday only thing that lets it down is the location.
Property was in very good condition internally and swimming pool was great.
Couple of minor issues:
- stairs are not safe for youngsters as they are very narrow and at a tight angle at the top.
- there is no lock on bedroom doors out to the balcony which was a concern
- garden area behind the pool in overgrown and not usable for kids
- village is very remote and you need a car to go anywhere