Melnik, Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria

Host: sara F.
Published October 26, 2018

General description

  • Main home
We run a small eco campsite in the far south west of Bulgaria close to the famous town of Melnik and the spa town Sandanski.. We also rent out rooms through AirBNB. However we are closed between November/ December and the start of March so would like the opportunity to travel knowing that our house and pets are being looked after

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • 4 dogs
  • 7 cats
Update October 2018- we have recently rescued two little kittens and then 2 weeks later a puppy. All are doing well but Nacho the puppy is still very scared of people. He is great with the other dogs and cats and is just starting to take food out your hand but doesn't want to be stroked or touched yet. Currently all three live outside but we are encouraging Nacho inside. I will add some pictures asap

We have three dogs: Poppy is an elderly collie/ german shepherd cross that we rescued in the UK and brought her over here. Tubby is a youngster- he came to us in a small tub when only a few weeks old. he is a Bulgarian cross breed with some sort of hunting dog in him. Finally Scrappy is a small corgi type who adopted us a couple of years ago when she came into the garden and had 3 pups. Fortunately we found homes for these! The dogs need feeding and walking twice a day although only Tubby really needs walking this frequently as the other two are quite happy to potter around the garden. generally
I usually walk them all in the morning for up to an hour and then a ten minute walk early evening.
Poppy and Tubby sleep in the house but Scrappy refuses to set foot inside- we think she must have had a bad experience before she found us.
Our 5 cats also adopted us- 4 from the same litter and another of a similar age . They are all small outside cats who get fed twice a day. they are all very friendly when they know you.

Practical life

  • Village
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Bus stop
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
Kromidovo is a peaceful village with about 150 mostly elderly residents. On the edge of the Pirin National park and surrounded by vineyards there is plenty of space for walking or cycling- we have bikes you can use. There is a small shop in the village for basics and the nearby towns of Sandanski and Petrich both have large supermarkets and everything else you might need.The village also has a couple of bars and a mineral water swimming pool but this is only open June- September. We also have a car that will be available for use if you have a clean licence and buses run past the village quite frequently.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 2 floors
  • 2 rooms of which 4 bedrooms
  • Traditional
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Car parking available
  • Veranda
  • Television / DVD library
  • Book library
  • Fitted kitchen
We have a book exchange as well as many reference books for you to read.
The internet is quite good and it is possible to stream or download films

Tourism and Leisure

  • Mountain
  • Countryside
  • Museum
Melnik is Bulgaria's smallest town and famous for its unusual sand stone rock pyramids as well as its traditional buildings and many excellent restaurants. Also close by Sandanski is a popular spa town with a wonderful park and museums. The region is famous for its wine and there are numeraous Winery's offering wine tours and tastings. The Greek coast is only 2 hours drive away and Thessaloniki, Greece's second city is even closer.

Melnik, Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria

2820 Melnik, Bulgaria


From Friday 2019

To Tuesday 2019

flexible dates

These dates are approximate. We want to visit our son in New Zealand and be there for his 30th birthday on the 16th but haven't booked anything yet so don't have definite dates, just a plan to stay for 4 or so weeks

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sara F.

Registered since 19/05/2018

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