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Self-catering Summer Cottage With Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cottage in Oreshak, Nr. Varna - A Relaxing Experience Not Far From the Sea

Perched on the edge of a wooded hillside, overlooking a small ravine, part of the Batova Eco Park, this self-catering villa provides some breathtaking views of the surrounding forest and the green pastures, stretching out on the facing slopes. Its rural location, not far from the sea and the City of Varna, has everything to offer to the holiday-makers who wish to stay off the beaten track of traditional seaside areas, and allows for genuine peace and quiet. Away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded tourist resorts, yet in close proximity to the beaches along the Varna coast, it is ideal for families with young children, country and nature lovers of all ages. It is just an 18 min drive north from both Varna International Airport and the motorway to Sofia, 20 min from the City of Varna, and 25 min from the resorts of Golden Sands and Albena, 12 min from the nearest beach.

Martin West
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, russian, Bulgarian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Martin West

We are a mixed British/Bulgarian family who have lived in Oreshak since 2001 where we have built this summer home to let, close to our own house. We believe in offering the visitor an unadulterated experience of a genuine Bulgarian village, enhanced by a location with beautiful views, while striving to provide privacy and comfort.

Martin West purchased this villa in 2004

Why Martin West chose Varna

We bought the land and built Lavender cottage in 2004 close to our home. We love our location at the edge of the village for the open views and tranquility it provides. It feels remote, yet is only 16 km away from the choice of facilities and urban life Varna has to offer as a city, and the numerous resorts along the regional Black Sea coast.

What makes this villa unique

The chance to stay away from the crowds, enjoy the swimming pool, BBQ and full self-catering facilities, together with a private resting and eating area outside the house. Enjoy the views to the forested valley below the house.


Varna Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two double-bed and 2 twin-bedrooms, plainly but tastefully furnished with sufficient hanging and other storage space. All bedrooms have an open view to the surrounding hills or the pool.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: The house is suitable for families with young children. The swimming pool is securely fenced and may be shared from time to time with the owners, but no third parties. However, a priority of use is given to the guests. Outside: The swimming pool is securely fenced, 8x4 m (1.1 m at the shallow end, 1.8 m at the deep end), with an additional shallow round section for children or non-swimmers (0.7 m deep). Reclining chairs are provided. A barbecue area includes a gas barbecue, and a table with 8 chairs. Utility Room: Utility room includes a washing machine, fridge-freezer and wash basin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided for the number of guests expected and a change of linen is offered weekly. Washing machine is available for interim towels or sheets wash. The he pool area are maintained free of charge.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful friendly and so relaxing we are sad to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Lavender cottage is perfectly situated in an absolutely outstanding area of natural beauty which is amazing to explore.

The owners Martin and Sevdana are lovely and the neighbours and other locals are so welcoming you feel like you were meant to be there.

The cottage is lovely, perfect for our family, with the pool that kept our small children (4 and 6) entertained for hours and is big enough for us to have spent a lot of time in too! We have designs to go back and take others as the cottage is also perfect for 2 families with plenty of living space.

We found having a car very useful, and enjoyed the break from 'screen time' but I would recommend taking dvds or a devise if digital entertainment is required, we loved relaxing and listening to the frogs in the evening.

We were not specifically going for the yoga however we did join in 2 classes which were brilliant, Sevdana is really lovely and obviously an experienced yoga teacher who we would like to utilise her skills more on our next visit.

I cannot recommend lavender cottage enough it was truly a wonderful place for our family holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Krakow, Poland

You will not regret renting it

  • 5 of 5

The villa is really away from the civilization - area is green, hilly and quiet. It is good place to rest. The villa is clean and very well equipped. You can spend day at the swimming pool or go to beach at Albena which is wide, clean and suitable for children. It is about 20 min by car.

Sevdana and Martin are helpful.

We really recommend this place for two families - you will not regret.

The only problem are roads in the village which are in bad condition.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing place, had the best time.

I'd recommend a car and not arriving in the dark. Apart from that nothing bad to say. Will most definitely go back. Thank you Martin & Sevdana

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Varna International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Klimentovo village
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Thracian Cliffs
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Varna Central
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
Hemus Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
16 Kilometres
St. Constantine and Helena Rsort
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The property has its own yoga space in a recently renovated barn and offers yoga classes at extra cost. Yoga retreat packages are also available. Please email the owners for further information.

The Aquapolis Water Park at the Golden Sands Resort (22 km from the cottage) provides great entertainment for children and adults alike.


The nearest beach of Sunny Day Co can be found at approx. 15 km. The busy summer resorts of Albena and Golden Sands provide wide sandy beaches with plenty of activities. Varna City itself has a 5 km long beach running along the Sea Gardens, a well-known feature in town.


The nearest airport is Varna International Airport (23km) with regular flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Wizzair and Bulgaria Air, along with the seasonal charter flights by Thomsons, First Choice, Balkan Holidays and other tour operators. Car hire is highly recommended for mobility, although public transport to Varna can also be used with approx 10 buses a day running between Varna and the village. Taxis are another alternative.


Varna International Airport is at 23 km. The nearest petrol station is just 2 km from the village, and the nearest larger village of Kitchevo is at 7km south, on the way to Varna. It offers more services and shops. For best shopping, Varna is at 18 km, while the resorts of Golden Sands at 22km, and Albena - at 20km.

Further Details:

Oreshak village is relatively small. It has a small grocery shop by the central bus stop. The village has a small church operated at weekends, a Village Hall and a sheep farm. Hiking in the vicinity of the village, down to the brook and around is another opportunity for nature lovers. There are no restaurants in Oreshak.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred changeover day. Arrival time is expected to be after 4 pm, and departure time - before 10 am. This is due to the time required to clean and prepare the property between guest parties. Exceptions can be made depending on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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