A panoramic terrace, wood-burning fireplaces everywhere, a swimming pool with a view, a badminton court 'hanging' in the air, a pétanque with a BBQ, an unusual horseshoe throwing court, a cosy library, Bulgarian rose or juniper toiletries, underfloor heating, most comfortable beds, a choice of pillows and the softest linens. Chef offers ‘omakase’ by season, as well as full vegan and vegetarian menus. A seamless merger of indoors and outdoors. Multiple spaces where guests can quietly disappear on their own or merge in groups. And breathtaking and mesmerising views from every window and angle.
Far from the city bustle and away from the prying eyes, amidst the peaks where once Orpheus strummed his lyre, the Thracians built fortresses and the Romans laid roads and erected basilicas. In the rhythms of Rhodope mountain music hushed by the gaida (bagpipe) and energised by the tapan (drum). When tired of human company, follow the tracks of brown bears among the elm trees, climb the peaks after mountain goats, look for the rare vultures and black storks soaring above. Stretch your arms and touch the stars. Come, Hear the Silence!
The living-cum-dining room as a mirror image of the large terrace, the library and the spa, the six en-suite bedrooms, the covered terrace with a large jacuzzi are all decorated differently, yet preserving the common thread of local materials: cool stone, warm wood, tactile textiles; pastel accents in the welcoming whiteness. The spacious living and dining room is at the heart of the chalet, a place to enjoy the superb cooking by the villa's private chef, an afternoon tea of local mountain herbs, a lively discussion on diverse topics, a wine-tasting of local wines or a private concert by the large fireplace.