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.
Cottage in Oreshak, Nr. Varna - A Relaxing Experience Not Far From the Sea
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 16, 2019
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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful friendly and so relaxing we are sad to leave!
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.
You will not regret renting it
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.
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
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.
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.
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.