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Living accommodation on first floor. The grapes are ripe here in Autumn.The Balkan mountains from the south from the barn/dining area.
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Traditional house near Apriltsi

Traditional house near Apriltsi

6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
John is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

A whole timber framed stone roofed house. Its character has been lovingly preserved but it now has a modern bathroom.
The barn is a large open air dining room with excellent views.
The 1000squ m garden is surrounded by forest deeper into which are bears, wild boar etc
The walking is spectacular.
There is a nearby restaurant (Hotel Romantica) which is 6 minutes by car or 15 minutes walk. The hotel has indoor and outdoor and pools (small fee) and a childrens play area.


Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Indoor Fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events

6 Reviews

Norman User Profile
September 2017
John's place is a restored historic farmhouse, with a converted barn as a very pleasant outdoor sitting/eating area. The house has been very sympathetically restored, but would not suit guests looking for all 'mod cons' offered by a hotel. Having said that the house is reasonab…
John User Profile
Response from John:
The missing "mod cons" are noisey air conditioning, musak, windows which don't open, vacuum cleaners outside your room, television, lack of privacy, charcterless food and high bills. If you want this do not book a whole house surrounded by beauty, a fully equiped kitchen and beds which are ideal for your health. Elena and John
September 2017
Steve User Profile
August 2017
If you're looking for a rustic getaway, this is it! It's an old wooden home with slate roof tiles covered in moss, minimal antique furnishings, and a separate outdoor "terrace" (converted barn) with hammock, lounge chairs, and mountain view. It's exactly what we were seeking, won…
John User Profile
Response from John:
It is becoming so popular that we can rarely use it ourselves now. See our other house "The white house" nearby at Lovech for a place even more secluded!
August 2017
Milena User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful place with kind and caring people
Miriam User Profile
June 2017
Johns old house is fantastic! It is specious, beautiful, clean and just special. John is a great host who really cares for his guests as well as for his pretty old house which is surrounded by beautiful nature and endless forests.
Kalin User Profile
May 2017
A beautiful house restored with an eye for detail and in keeping with tradition. The surrounding area is green and peaceful.
John User Profile
Response from John:
Wonderfully succinct.
May 2017
Daniel User Profile
October 2016
We have great time at john place! In the beautifull village, with beautiful views.. john was so nice and helpful, lovely milena welcome us... we have amaizing experience in this traditional house esspacialy with the stove :)
John User Profile
Response from John:
We make logs available as part of the deal. We always enjoy cooking on the wood burning stove. The area is astoundingly beautiful in Autumn. We are glad that you love it as much as we do.
October 2016


Hosted by Elena

Ruse, BulgariaJoined in April 2017
Elena User Profile
5 Reviews
I am a Bulgarian maths teacher married to a British retired airline pilot/school teacher. We have 2 bilingual children aged 11 and 14. Motto "Search for the rose"
Languages: English, Français, Русский
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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Gabrovo, Gabrovo, Bulgaria

It is a few kilometres from the town of Apriltsi which is a tourist centre for Bulgarians not yet well known to western tourists. (Try googling Apriltsi) Here there are many good restaurants and swimm…

Getting around

There is good road access without road noise. It is a very quiet, beautiful, secluded and private location close to the village of Kravanik which has a bar and well stocked grocery shops.
A car is r…

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