Maritsa Villa Estate Borovets


Appreciating Assets are delighted to offer for sale this extremely spacious fully-furnished 3-bedroom detached single-storey house on a large 500 square metre plot in Maritsa Estate, just 15 mins from the famous ski slopes in Borovets (Sofia Province) Bulgaria, now on the market for sale at an extremely competitive price of only 58,000 euros.


Property Description

Maritsa Villa Estate is a luxury property located outside the picturesque and peaceful Bulgarian village of Maritsa, just 45 minutes from Sofia. It has extensive panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges and forest. The villa offers generous accommodation, with three bedrooms (one large master, plus two quite reasonably sized twins) and a bathroom. The master bedroom has a complete range of bedroom furniture as our recent photographs quite clearly show. The property comfortably sleeps 6 people but can accommodate a total of 8 people, particularly if air-beds or sofa-beds are factored into the equation. This bugalow has an unusually shaped long hallway with door leading to the store/utility room, shower room, open plan kitchen, dining and living area. In the living room there is a wood burner, which provides heat for the central heating system. From the living room a door leads outside to the patio and built in BBQ which shares the chimney with the interior fireplace. There is also a very large and fully-tiled bathroom complete with bathtub with an additional wall shower, plus there is a large electric hot water tank in the corner beside the bathub to provide a plentiful supply of hot water when needed. Lastly, the kitchen is fully-fitted with plenty of storage cupboards, all of the modern conveniences that any holidaymaker would expect to have in their primary residence (thus slightly unusual for a holiday home), including a full range of 'white' goods. Indeed, as the pictures show the dining area is a big feature of this particular property - with large table plus 6 upright chairs, and is nicely recessed into one distinct part of the main open-plan living space, certainly not impinging on the rest of the TV/lounge area.

This is a charming detached bungalow in a very small enclave, thus privacy is assured and the area surrounding the villa is perfect for entertaining guests/friends. Villa Estate Maritsa provides a relaxing and secluded environment ideal for exploring the Rila mountain range, it is perfect for anyone interested in climbing, hiking, biking, fishing, horse riding, skiing and sightseeing. These is a golf course 30 minutes away and also a flying school located only 5 minutes from the estate. Within 15 minutes’ drive from the house is the mountain ski resort of Borovets, being Bulgaria’s oldest established ski resort. It is built on the slopes of Mount Mussala, which at nearly 3,000 metres above sea level is one of the highest peaks in the Balkans (see below for additional information on Borovets as a Ski destination).


Background Information on Borovets as a Ski destination

Borovets is the oldest and the largest mountain resort in Bulgaria. Spread out on the bordering Borovets pass as well as along the northern slopes of Moussala Ridge of Eastern Rila, amongst centuries-old coniferous forests. Its altitude above sea level is from 1,230 to 1,390 metres and its climate is one of the healthiest. It is pleasantly cool in summer (the average July temperature is 15.2°C), and the winter is mild and snowy (the average January temperature being 4.8°C). The air in Borovets is crystal clear and free of pollutants. Borovets is easily accessible, being only 73 km from Sofia and 125 km from Plovdiv. The nearest town is Samokov, which is only 10 km from the resort.

Borovets started its development when King Ferdinand built his summer residence in the area in 1896. The resort has evolved into a modern first class ski resort offering luxury hotels, restaurants, clubs, shops and of course an excellent network of ski runs and lifts along the slopes of the mountain.

The genuine charm of Borovets can be seen and felt in winter. Borovets is an Alpine style resort and provides excellent opportunities for a wide range of winter sports including downhill and cross-country skiing, ski jumping and a top notch biathlon track. The slopes of Borovets have a permanent snow cover from December to April averaging more than 1.5 m in depth. The ski runs are of varying difficulty and are suitable for skiers of all experience levels from beginners to experts. The slopes and lifts are maintained in perfect condition and are equipped with international markings and multilingual signs. A snow machine is also in use. Over 45km of ski-runs are grouped in 3 regions: Sitnyakovo - Martinov wooden chalets - 8 ski-runs, Markoudzhik - 4 ski-runs and Yastrebets - 3 ski-runs. The Yastrebets ski-runs are first-class and all the ski races of greater significance within the resort are held on them. Rounds of the World Cup on ski-Alpine disciplines are also held there.

A multitude of facilities (draglifts, baby tows, seat chain lifts) cross the mountain above Borovets, but the cabin cableway to Mt. Yastrebets is the most imposing one (2363 metres above sea level). The difference in altitude is 1,046 metres and the length of the route is 4,827 metres. It has the capacity for up to 1,200 people per hour. The journey takes 23 min.

Hiking trails may be undertaken from Borovets along marked routes to various sites in Rila: to the Mount of Moussala (6 hours, and from the upper station of the cabin cableway - 3 hours), to Sitnyakovo Palace (1.30 hours), to Chakar Voyvoda Chalet (2.30 hours), to Saragyol Palace (3 hours), to the Maritsa Chalet (4.30 hours), to the Zavrachitsa Chalet (6 hours).

The Borovets ski school of international prestige and long-standing traditions has more than 200 ski instructors, all of them fluent in different languages, while many former professional skiers. Skiing classes come in 5 difficulty levels, from A to E - in groups or individually - 4 hours per day, 6 or 12 days. Cross-country skiing classes are 2 hours daily. All course graduates receive skiing certificates.

Borovets has ten ski rental services, situated next to the lift station around the ski runs. They offer 7,000 sets of skiing equipment from the world famous companies, as well as toboggans, sledges, etc. Skiers can also leave their own equipment for safekeeping there.

In Borovets there is entertainment for both children and adults in the more than 50 hotels of the resort and its numerous selection of pubs, restaurants and bars. Bulgarian folklore evenings are an exclusive attraction featuring lively centuries-old rhythms and dances while tasting native Bulgarian cuisine and world-famous Bulgarian wines. The two taverns in Bor and Ela hotels offer typical Bulgarian cuisine and the local specialities in a genuine environment.

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