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“Stunning!!!”
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Villa Sandra awaits - your home-from-home in rural central Bulgaria!
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Villa Sandra awaits - your home-from-home in rural central Bulgaria!
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8 reviews
Villa Sandra awaits - your home-from-home in rural central Bulgaria!
Seating under the vine.
Barbeque patio set up for a party!
Welcome - Dobre Doshli!
Ground floor hallway, kitchen/lounge, small lounge & shower-room off, & leading to internal
Kitchen/lounge - summer set-up
Kitchen/livingroom with wood-burning stove - ground floor.
Kitchen/livingroom set up with the large table for large group visiting at New Year.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Small lounge - ground floor.
Shower-room - ground floor
First floor hall, twin room and two double rooms off.
One of two first-floor double bedrooms.
Twin room - first floor.
Bathroom - first floor
Attic room apartment
Attic apartment seating area.
Attic apartment showeroom.
The spectacular Aleksander Stambolijski Reservoir - lovely warm water for summer dips!
Rock cliff on the nearby Stambolijski reservoir
Nearby communist memorial
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Sevlievo, Gabrovo Province

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kat_tim16
manchester
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Stunning!!!”
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We had an amazing week stay at this beautiful, high standard villa. It is set in a charming traditional Bulgarian village. The house and grounds are perfect setting for relaxing and winding down. It is immaculate inside and out and furnished to a high standard. Rob and Sandra are fantastic hosts and have a fantastic knowledge of the surrounding areas and local interests. The breakfast is out of this world and is a brilliant mixture of English and traditional Bulgarian dishes. Rob's home baked bread, cakes and scones are delicious and a lovely touch to what is an already an amazing place. A must go place and we will definitely be staying again soon.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: We couldn't stay longer
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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David S
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the best homes we stayed in.”
Reviewed 21 March 2015 for a stay in August 2014

Over the last 22 years we have stayed at over 30 rental homes and Villa Sandra was one of the best.
The house, furniture, kitchen and garden were all excellently designed and maintained.
Rob and Sandra were very helpful with all our needs and provided useful information leading up to our arrival.
The seating for meals in the garden was excellent and we utilized it at every opportunity.
The bicycles that Rob provided were in excellent condition and enabled an enjoyable trip down to the lake.

The village is typical of the post-centralized agro-economy of Eastern Europe with an aging population and abandoned farms.
The only negative aspect was the lack of available tourist information services in the area, typical of most rural areas of Bulgaria. We had to manage on the information we prepared in advance at home and the tips we received from Rob and Sandra.

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Liked best: The house and the owners
Liked least: Lack of available tourist information services in the region.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tali777
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Villa Sandra is the perfect Bulgarian holiday”
Reviewed 16 March 2014 for a stay in August 2013

Clean, children freindly and natural, Rob and Sandra are doing everything possible to make your vacation relaxed and fun. Rob's cooking is out of this world. Pure fun.

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Dawn F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A real, relaxed, rural escape”
Reviewed 7 October 2013 for a stay in July 2011

We travelled as a family - children were between 8 and 13. We had a very warm welcome from Rob and Sandra, who are just wonderful and who will make sure all is well and that your holiday goes as smoothly as possible. The idyllic villa is very comfortable and the garden holds lots of fresh produce in the summer, which was a treat! We explored the area - from the local lake, to the caves, to the wonderful, medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo and had some fabulous days out. We did drive back one night through a good thunder-storm, but watching the lightning just added to the excitement! Coming from the UK, Bulgaria was very different to anywhere else we'd ever visited so it felt like a proper adventure abroad combined with a relaxing, warm, sunny holiday!

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Liked best: The warmth of the welcome, the sun, hearing the bells of the goats coming back from the fields....
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nova Zagora, Sliven, Bulgaria
Reviewed 11 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: peaceful location. home from home atmosphere
Liked least: possibly the stairs to our attic appartment, in my case.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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