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Villa Mansoor and Lodge


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Location: 60 mins from Sofia
20 minutes from Borovets
Map: website or download
Sleeps up to: 2 in the Lodge.
8 in the Villa.
Access: Airport transfers can be arranged
Local car hire recommended
Local activities: Hill walking, cycling, horse riding, water sports, golf, fishing, winter sports.
Contact: Colin Greenwood
m: +44 (0)7855 451 342
Languages spoken: English

Property description

Villa Mansoor & Lodge is a luxury property located in the picturesque and peaceful Bulgarian village of Mala Tsarkva, just 60 km south of Sofia and 15 km from the international ski resort of Borovets.

The property comprises the Villa and adjacent Lodge; the buildings are available for rental either separately or as a joint letting. The properties are surrounded by a large, well maintained garden containing a variety of fruit trees.

The villa offers generous accommodation, with a bathroom or washroom on each of the three floors. The property comfortably sleeps 8 people. On the ground floor there is a cloakroom area, washroom, kitchen, dining area and a bright and pleasant living room with door to a large terraced area looking out over the peaceful rear garden. The first floor comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom and a mezzanine living room area opening out onto a terrace. The basement area comprises a family room with en-suite bathroom.

The lodge offers more modest accomodation but is very cosy, particulalry in Winter with a log fire in the living room. The property comprises kitchen, dining and living area with washroom and WC. There is also a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

Villa Mansoor and Lodge is a perfect countryside retreat surrounded by picturesque forests and open countryside, winding mountain roads and small isolated villages, all set against the backdrop of distant mountain peaks.

The local area

Villa Mansoor & Lodge lies in the foothills of the Rila mountain range in Southern Bulgaria, offering a perfect base for outstanding summer and winter holidays in some of the most beautiful and dramatic unspoilt countryside in Europe, yet within easy reach of a wide range of modern tourist facilities.

Within 15-20 minutes' drive from the house is the internationally renowned mountain resort of Borovets, being Bulgaria's oldest established ski resort. It is built on the slopes of Mount Musala, which at nearly 3,000 metres above sea level is one of the highest peaks in the Balkans, and it offers 23 ski runs catering to every ability level, 3 chairlifts, 10 draglifts and a gondola, as well as snowboarding facilities and a wide range of tourist shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, many of which are open all year. In summer Borovets, which is surrounded by pine forests, makes an excellent starting point for mountain walking and hiking (the gondola remains in operation during the summer months) and in addition there are mountain biking and horse riding facilities.

Within 10 minutes' drive there is the town of Samokov, which offer extensive facilities for shopping and eating out. Slightly further afield are the Rila Monastery (approx 90 minutes), Bulgaria's largest and most famous monastery, founded in 927 AD and hidden high in the Rila mountains, and the capital Sofia (approx 60 minutes), the highest capital in Europe and a city of considerable romantic charm which offers historic churches, some of which date from the dawn of Christianity, museums, galleries, parks, tram rides and a huge range of quality shops and restaurants, where a good meal can be had for as little as three or four pounds per head (including drinks!).


Sofia International Airport is only 60 km from Villa Mansoor & Lodge - approximately one hour by car. Ther are plenty of flights from the UK, Europe and further afield - is a good source of flight information.

We can organise airport transfers and local transportation, or you might wish to hire a car. During the ski season, we can organise a special "pick and drop" service from the villa to Borovets - we can also arrange ski hire and tuition.