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Guest House in Startsevo

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
1 night minimum
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The guest house is located in the village of Startsevo with a great view at the nearby ridges and valleys. It combines a unique location in the picturesque Rhodope Mountains with all necessary amenities, a homey atmosphere, and a well-kept garden! The Space The sustainable farming of this region is less due to environmental consciousness, than a result of long-standing traditions and tough mountainous terrain that does not allow for industrialized agriculture. As with our own plentiful garden, there are stretches of organic farming all around the guest house. Arable land is scarce, with every precious patch that is somewhat flat littered with tiny farms. You can watch the locals tend their land mostly by manual means, or hear the occasional lawn mower in the distance. Guest Access We ...The guest house is located in the village of Startsevo with a great view at the nearby ridges and valleys. It combines a unique location in the picturesque Rhodope Mountains with all necessary amenities, a homey atmosphere, and a well-kept garden! The Space The sustainable farming of this region is less due to environmental consciousness, than a result of long-standing traditions and tough mountainous terrain that does not allow for industrialized agriculture. As with our own plentiful garden, there are stretches of organic farming all around the guest house. Arable land is scarce, with every precious patch that is somewhat flat littered with tiny farms. You can watch the locals tend their land mostly by manual means, or hear the occasional lawn mower in the distance. Guest Access We offer three different, lovingly furnished rooms to let. A freshly renovated bathroom and kitchen are available for your use. You can rent an entire storey of our guest house for up to two months at a time, and thus enjoy complete privacy... The Neighborhood The remote village of Startsevo combines everything that makes the Rhodope Mountains special - diverse and hospitable people, delicious local food, uniquely beautiful nature, and a wealth of ancient historical sites. It is a travel destination like no other in Europe! Many tourist sites around Startsevo are just waiting to be discovered. Zlatograd with its ethnographic complex is 10 minutes away, the White Stones, an ancient Thracian cult site, is located above the village, and the Greek hot springs of Thermes can be reached within 30 minutes. Getting Around Startsevo is remote, yet at the same time easily accessible by car, as the nearby road infrastructure has been substantially improved in recent years. The village is located 330 km from Bulgaria's capital Sofia, which makes for four hours travel time. The Greek port of Kavala is only 120 km away with different possible routes, yet the trip still takes over two hours. Other Things to Note The peaceful surroundings, a speedy Internet access and various comfortable working spaces make our guest house in Startsevo an excellent retreat to get things done. Furthermore, we have many items necessary for handicrafts and creative activities. Large shelves full of books are a distinct feature of our house. This library can be used by our guests and is well-stocked with dictionaries, grammars, study resources in English and Bulgarian. We have a sizable collection of fiction and non-fiction books, among them famous classics, works by modern authors, fantasy and science fiction novels, and children's books.More
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About the Owner
Rali K
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
Interaction with guests
Getting in touch with the lifestyle of the Rhodope Mountains is best done by staying with a local family. One family member, usually our mother, is around the house most of the time, ensuring that everything is clean, well-stocked, and ready for use. She is the main local point of contact for visitors. Other family members are living elsewhere in and outside Bulgaria, allowing for long-distance communication to visitors in English, German, and French. We offer three different rooms to let, all located in the same storey. You can also rent the entire storey in order to enjoy complete privacy. Our mother lives on the lower level and has a separate entrance.
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Stereo System
TV
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
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Does this holiday rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The remote village of Startsevo combines everything that makes the Rhodope Mountains special - diverse and hospitable people, delicious local food, uniquely beautiful nature, and a wealth of ancient historical sites. Startsevo is located at 720 m above the sea level, on the southern flank of the Rhodope summit Mavruza, itself 983 m high. On a clear day, the panorama opening up from Mavruza reaches all the way to the Adriatic Sea and the island of Thassos. The guest house is located in the lower part of the village with a great view at the nearby valleys and the outskirts of the town of Zlatograd.
Getting around
Startsevo can be covered on foot. Likewise, there are plenty of natural sights in walking distance. Ascending from the village of Startsevo, you initially pass typical mountain farms, before approaching the hilltops that are eventually opening up to a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. On top of the hill above Startsevo is the location of the White Stones, an ancient Thracian cult site. The next bigger city is Zlatograd, which is 10 km away. Zlatograd is emblematic of the Rhodope Mountain's rich traditional culture. Its Old Town is recognized as one of the foremost 100 tourist sites of Bulgaria. Zlatograd is either a short car ride away, or you can take a bus, which makes the trip multiple times a day.
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