Villa Mansoor is a luxury property located in the picturesque and peaceful Bulgarian village of Mala Tzarkva, just 60km south of Sofia. It has extensive panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges .
The property comprises the Villa and adjacent Lodge (which is also available for rent and sleeps 2 people). The property is surrounded by a large, well maintained garden containing a variety of fruit trees…just sit outside on balmy summer evenings and enjoy a succulent meal prepared on the stone barbeque. In winter, when everything is covered in snow, the view is breathtaking.
The villa offers generous accommodation, with three bedrooms (one double, two twins) and a bathroom or washroom on each of the three floors. The property comfortably sleeps a total of 6 people. On the ground floor there is a cloakroom area, washroom, kitchen, dining area and a bright and pleasant lving 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 bedroom, spare room and bathroom. There is underfloor heating on two floors of this 230 sq. m property.
Villa Mansoor provides a relaxing and secluded environment from which to enjoy the impact and magic of some of Europe's most stunning mountain scenery. Ideally situated for exploring the Rila mountain range, it is perfect for anyone interested in climbing, hiking, biking, fishing, horse riding, skiing and sightseeing.
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!).
All around Mala Tzarkva there are picturesque forests and open countryside, winding mountain roads and small isolated villages, all set against the backdrop of distant mountain peaks.
An additional buiding, Lodge Mansoor, is part of this property. The Lodge sleeps 2 people and is also available for rent.