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The White House

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4 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Kresna, Blagoevgrad Province
'The White House' is a newly-renovated Bulgarian mountain-style villa situated in Bulgaria, on the west slopes of the Pirin Mountains, in the tiny mountain village of Varbite, 1000 metres above sea level. Varbite can be found 15 km east from the town of Kresna, 6km from the village of Vlahi and 160 km south of Sofia. Kresna, the nearest town, can be also be reached by bus or train. Transport can be arranged from here to and from 'The White House'. whilst the villa is accessible by car in reasonable weather, when it is wet 4-wheel drive transport is essential.

Varbite is also a gateway to the Pirin National Park, one of the three National Parks in Bulgaria and the only one which is a UNESCO site of outstanding natural beauty. Varbite has grown as a summer mountain hamlet where local people escape from the heat of summer....
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Listing #HL403503
About the Owner
John D
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

We have had a truly wonderful 3-week holiday in Bulgaria and our eyes have been opened to a country we had barely thought about before. Our hours have been spent relaxing in the sun at the White House (you have to move about a bit...More

Date of stay: August 2016
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jondin, VR Owner at The White House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2016

Thanks Torbjorn, I am very glad you enjoyed your stay and your feedback is very valuable.

Reviewed 27 July 2014

The White House is located amid forest to the southwest of the Pirin mountain range. It is accessed by vehicle from Kresna, on the road and rail line from Sofia to Greece, though experienced (fit) trekkers will be attracted by arriving from Bansko, having taken...More

Date of stay: July 2014
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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    5 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: £45 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Please note that The White House is in a beautiful and remote village at a height of 1000 metres above sea level inside the Pirin National Park - a UNESCO site of outstanding natural beauty. There is a road, though there isn't much traffic and the last few kilometres are unmetalled. You will love The White House if you enjoy birds, animals and mountain walking! The White House was originally built as a bulgarian mountain lodge and sleeps 7 In the traditional Bulgarian style with an external staircase. It sleeps 8 with one on the sofa. It has a fully equipped kitchen, shower-room and toilet. There is a fish farm nearby and quite a few very friendly local people come to stay in the village for weekends. There are no shops, so you will need to bring plenty of provisions for your stay. Writers and artists can negotiate rates for longer periods.
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About the neighbourhood
Varbite is a unique bulgarian mountain village on the fringe of the Pirin National Park. The area is particularly fine for birds and a rich variety of other wildlife such as the amazing fire salamander.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: sofia: 200.0 km
Railway: kresna: 18.0 km
Ferry: igoumenitsa: 250.0 km
If you plan to fly to Sofia, you will reach Kresna by road or train in just over 2 hours. If you are driving remember to visit a supermarket in Sofia or en route to get groceries for your stay. There are no shops anywhere near the Villa! If you have time for a detour the Rila Monastery is a justifiably famous and venerated buiding not far off your route. 'The White House' is 16km east of Kresna by car, preferably 4-wheel drive. You will need a detailed map supplied by the owner of the villa, alternatively guidance or transport to Varbite can easily be arranged from Kresna.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 220.0 km.
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