3 bedroom detached house for sale
Bulgaria - Sofiya, Borovets
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This is a charming detached bungalow in a very small enclave, thus privacy is assured and the area surrounding the villa is perfect for entertaining guests/friends. Villa Estate Maritsa provides a relaxing and secluded environment ideal for exploring the Rila mountain range, it is perfect for anyone interested in climbing, hiking, biking, fishing, horse riding, skiing and sightseeing. These is a golf course 30 minutes away and also a flying school located only 5 minutes from the estate. Within 15 minutes’ drive from the house is the mountain ski resort of Borovets, being Bulgaria’s oldest established ski resort. It is built on the slopes of Mount Mussala, which at nearly 3,000 metres above sea level is one of the highest peaks in the Balkans (see below for additional information on Borovets as a Ski destination).
Background Information on Borovets as a Ski destination
Borovets is the oldest and the largest mountain resort in Bulgaria. Spread out on the bordering Borovets pass as well as along the northern slopes of Moussala Ridge of Eastern Rila, amongst centuries-old coniferous forests. Its altitude above sea level is from 1,230 to 1,390 metres and its climate is one of the healthiest. It is pleasantly cool in summer (the average July temperature is 15.2°C), and the winter is mild and snowy (the average January temperature being 4.8°C). The air in Borovets is crystal clear and free of pollutants. Borovets is easily accessible, being only 73 km from Sofia and 125 km from Plovdiv. The nearest town is Samokov, which is only 10 km from the resort.
Borovets started its development when King Ferdinand built his summer residence in the area in 1896. The resort has evolved into a modern first class ski resort offering luxury hotels, restaurants, clubs, shops and of course an excellent network of ski runs and lifts along the slopes of the mountain.
The genuine charm of Borovets can be seen and felt in winter. Borovets is an Alpine style resort and provides excellent opportunities for a wide range of winter sports including downhill and cross-country skiing, ski jumping and a top notch biathlon track. The slopes of Borovets have a permanent snow cover from December to April averaging more than 1.5 m in depth. The ski runs are of varying difficulty and are suitable for skiers of all experience levels from beginners to experts. The slopes and lifts are maintained in perfect condition and are equipped with international markings and multilingual signs. A snow machine is also in use. Over 45km of ski-runs are grouped in 3 regions: Sitnyakovo - Martinov wooden chalets - 8 ski-runs, Markoudzhik - 4 ski-runs and Yastrebets - 3 ski-runs. The Yastrebets ski-runs are first-class and all the ski races of greater significance within the resort are held on them. Rounds of the World Cup on ski-Alpine disciplines are also held there.
A multitude of facilities (draglifts, baby tows, seat chain lifts) cross the mountain above Borovets, but the cabin cableway to Mt. Yastrebets is the most imposing one (2363 metres above sea level). The difference in altitude is 1,046 metres and the length of the route is 4,827 metres. It has the capacity for up to 1,200 people per hour. The journey takes 23 min.
Hiking trails may be undertaken from Borovets along marked routes to various sites in Rila: to the Mount of Moussala (6 hours, and from the upper station of the cabin cableway - 3 hours), to Sitnyakovo Palace (1.30 hours), to Chakar Voyvoda Chalet (2.30 hours), to Saragyol Palace (3 hours), to the Maritsa Chalet (4.30 hours), to the Zavrachitsa Chalet (6 hours).
The Borovets ski school of international prestige and long-standing traditions has more than 200 ski instructors, all of them fluent in different languages, while many former professional skiers. Skiing classes come in 5 difficulty levels, from A to E - in groups or individually - 4 hours per day, 6 or 12 days. Cross-country skiing classes are 2 hours daily. All course graduates receive skiing certificates.
Borovets has ten ski rental services, situated next to the lift station around the ski runs. They offer 7,000 sets of skiing equipment from the world famous companies, as well as toboggans, sledges, etc. Skiers can also leave their own equipment for safekeeping there.
In Borovets there is entertainment for both children and adults in the more than 50 hotels of the resort and its numerous selection of pubs, restaurants and bars. Bulgarian folklore evenings are an exclusive attraction featuring lively centuries-old rhythms and dances while tasting native Bulgarian cuisine and world-famous Bulgarian wines. The two taverns in Bor and Ela hotels offer typical Bulgarian cuisine and the local specialities in a genuine environment.
- Sofiya (International), 31 miles
- Plovdiv (International), 64.6 miles
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