About this listing
Renovated village house with a nice outlook, double bedroom, bathroom (toilet, sink, shower). Breakfast. Evening meal if required. Shops, Post Office and restaurant in the village.
May to end October only.
1st of May to 31st October. Too far from skiing and too much snow to get around in the winter.
Old style renovated Bulgarian village house, no close neighbours.
Guests enjoy their own bedroom, comfortable double bed, nice view from the window, with tea/coffee making facilities and own bathroom (toilet,sink,shower, sorry no bath). Bath towels if you need them. Free WIFI if you can't be without your contact with the outside (website hidden)-BG plug adaptors available to use during your stay.
Breakfast, cereal, bread/toast, jam, boiled egg, ham, cheese etc. Not all on the same plate!
Lovnidol is a fairly typical Bulgarian village with a Post Office, general store, cooperative shop and a small restaurant.
Country walks on the doorstep, fishing in Lovnidols' own superb fishing lake, out visiting the sights or just relax in the garden. Our nearest town Sevlievo is 12km, famous for it's Moto X circuit (among Moto X fans anyway!) a nice town it has a Friday market and bars and restaurants and of course shops.
Gabrovo 15km, our main town is Bulgarias' capital of humour and satire. No shortage of shops, bars and restaurants there.
Veliko Tarnovo, 40 minutes away, Bulgarias ancient capital and university city has lots of young people, is very scenic and attracts lots of tourists.
There is limited public transport direct from Lovnidol but if you have no personal transport outings can be arranged. Sofia is our nearest airport just two and a half hours by car. There is a regular bus service from Sofia to Sevlievo. Guests can be collected direct from the airport if they prefer.
Bulgaria a hidden gem on a small budget.
Bedroom, bathroom, balcony, garden, pool (if the weather is good enough). Village and country walks on the doorstep.
Interaction with Guests
As much as the guest requires. We are here for a chat, have a drink and watch tv in the evening, or answer questions.
Peaceful location in the village. Shops, post office and restaurant 10 minutes walk down a few minutes more back up.
Public transport not very effective from the village. Airport collections/drop offs and trips out can be arranged for a small charge.
Other Things to Note
Don't worry, be happy!
No real rules, just employ common sense and have a great time.
Cats are out of bounds upstairs and in bedrooms otherwise they love a fuss so if you are a cat person they'll love you.
Ian and Eve treated me like family! In a good way! They made me feel incredibly at home, took me to barbecues, let me pick grapes from their grape vines, and showed me around.
Their home is lovely. We watched lightning storms from the porch, looked up a stars, and I had free run of the rosebushes and backyard pool.
Also, I should say that visiting a village is the only real way to see Bulgaria! In Lovindol there are goats and chickens and cows and cornfields as well as a little local restaurant where you can watch the world go by. In short, I fell in love with this place during the one week I stayed and highly recommend it.
We've had a great stay with Ian & Eve who are both welcoming and interesting people. The accommodation is a typically renovated Bulgarian village house with nice views and a beautiful garden. Makes an ideal place to stay if your thinking of buying a house in a village. The hosts have a wealth of knowledge about the Bulgarian people and their culture and are happy to share their experiences with you. We completely recommend this property not only for it's quite but central location as it's in easy reach of Veliko, Gabravo, Sevlievo and Lovech but also because Ian and Eve are such good hosts.
About the Host, Ian
Escaped the 'sunny' UK to an easier sunnier Bulgaria. Nearly retired, that's me anyway my better half (Eve) is already a pensioner (but don't tell her I said so!) Non smokers. Cats seem to know a mug when they see one so have been adopted by 4 now, not my choice you understand I was just outnumbered, no more now enough is enough.