Four Seasons Retreat Bed & Breakfast Guest House -

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  • Four Seasons Retreat April 2010
  • Four Seasons Retreat winter 2008
  • Guest Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • Bedroom
  • ensuite bathrooms
  • patio/terrace
  • central staircase
  • front entrace to house
  • house in snow
  • view of village
  • Momchilovtsi in Autumn
Property Type
 Lake, Mountain, Resort, River, Rural, Village
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Description of this Plovdiv Vacation Rental

Rental Type
Location Lake, Mountain, Resort, River, Rural, Village
Bedrooms 5 Total
Bathrooms 4 Total
Sleeps 13 Total

Welcome to Four Seasons Retreat, our beautiful Bed & Breakfast Guest House, nestled in the panoramic Rhodopean village of Momchilovtsi.

Stay with us in comfort, peace and tranquility where visitors are treated like family and where you can enjoy all the comforts of a traditional mountain retreat.

Four seasons Retreat is furnished in a tasteful and comfortable style with bright, cheerful, good quality soft furnishings, pine furniture and modern appliances to make it feel more like home from home

The moment you awake your taste buds will tingle to the smells of your freshly prepared breakfast in the newly laid out dining room. And, why not end your day with a delicious home cooked evening meal while relaxing and watching the sun go down !

Managers Ali & Terry have lived in Bulgaria for the last 6 years with their 2 boys who go to school in the nearby town of Smolyan. Ali is a professional cook and her speciality is patisserie and cake decoration. She loves nothing more than creating delicious home cooked meals for your culinary delight. Terry, who is a carpenter by trade is an experienced walking guide in the local Rhodope mountains. He has over 20 years experience of hiking in the UK, and is also a very keen bird watcher.

Set in the beautiful Rhodope mountains of Southern Bulgaria, 4SR is in the mountain paradise of Momchilovtsi. The village is situated an hour and a half from Plovdiv airport, and three and a half hours from Sofia airport. A newly added benefit is the recently opened border into Greece with the Aegean Sea driveable in a couple of hours.

4SR has a magical setting, nestled in the slopes of Momchilovtsi with spectacular views that look straight down the valley, across the mountain tops to Greece. These views are afforded from all the balconies, but are made more enjoyable from our top floor guest’s lounge.

In 2004 Frances & Nigel bought Four Seasons Retreat as a shell construction and had lots of personal imput into the final design and layout of the house. Their ambition was to make it into a welcoming family home/guest house where children can play in the outdoor freedom in crystal clear air and families & groups could have fun enjoying holidays and get togethers not just in the ski season but the whole year round.

Amenities of this

  • Property Amenities:
    • Balcony
    • Daily Maid Service
    • Fireplace
    • Garden View
    • Hardwood Floors
    • Heating
    • Housekeeper
    • Kitchenette
    • Linens Provided
    • Parking
    • Patio
    • Porch
    • Terrace
    • Towels Provided
    • View (Mountains)
  • Bedrooms Configuration:
    • Twin Beds: 13
  • Activities & Attractions:
    • Cross country Skiing
    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Groceries
    • Hiking
    • Horse Riding
    • Mountain Biking
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Public Swimming Pool
    • Restaurants
    • Shopping
    • Site-Seeing
    • Snowmobiling
    • Swimming
    • Walking
  • Other amenities or activities:
    See what's on offer at Four Seasons Retreat
    A whole list of exclusive activities are now available:
    Guided hiking & walking trek
    Mountain bike hire
    Guided bird-watching & photography trips
    Cave visits
    Sightseeing tours
    Trips into Greece

    * Guided bird watching tours to take in the unique species found in this region of Bulgaria, including the Trigrad Gorge and Studen Kladenets

    *Summer Special: Includes a 2 day trip to the Greek Island of Thassos, for a truly sun, sea and sand get-away.

    *Extreme Caving Adventure, underwater cave system full of surprises

    *Guided hiking trails across meadows and hill-tops

    The sparkling lakes, awesome caves and spectacular landscapes and the ever-surprising flora and fauna make hiking through these regions an experience of a lifetime, especially when the whole region is so closely linked with the traditions of yesteryear, and be cultures that have survived the test of time.

    While the nature lover has more than enough opportunities to explore the region to his heart's content, the more adventurous visitor will be amazed at what Bulgaria's mountains have to offer, and will certainly find that he simply won't have the time to try all that is on offer.

    These activities and excursions include nature activity and rambles, trekking, paint-balling, horse riding, Hot springs spa therapy, Trigrad and the Devil’s Cave, trips to the Observatory, The Seven Wonderful Bridges and much more

    * Nature Walk - Experience a spectacular nature walk from 4SR up to the cross overlooking the village of Momchilovtsi, and the far reaching mountains beyond for an amazing photo opportunity.

    * Guided hiking trails in and around Momchilovtsi: that take in aromatic alpine forests and meadows that abound this region, stopping at one of the many small chapels that form the "Ring Of Fire" around Momchilovtsi.

    * Hire a mountain bike from 4SR to explore the endless trails that criss-cross the local Rhodopes (Guide available).

    * Ultimate Caving Experience. Enter the "Devil's Throat" at Trigrad, marvel at the magnificent "Strawberry" caves at Yagodina, and for the more adventurous why not experience a zip wire thrill across the Gorge"

    * Aegean Sea Experience. A 2 day trip is now available with us into Greece and the Aegean Sea. Now only a couple of hours drive away, you could be aboard a ferry boat, taking you to the beautiful Island of Thassos.

    * Extreme Caving Experience. A once in a life-time chance to wade through the unbelievable caving system of Golubovitsa, complete with all safety equipment and experienced guide. This adventure finishes with a spectacular 300m zip wire ride across the river.

    We can arrange many more activities during your stay, including horse-riding, hot spa and springs therapy, and excursions to Bachkovo Monastery, Assen's Fortress, or the Wonderful Bridges.

    Winter Activities in and around Momchilovtsi - Bulgaria's mountain regions offer an excellent opportunity for either nature-oriented or activity holidays. Although maybe lacking the height and excitement of Mount Everest, the vastness of the Grand Canyon and the impenetrable unknown of the Amazon jungle, they have their own special charm: tailor-made for today's tourist who looks for that little bit more from a holiday

    The Snowboard Park in Momchilovtsi is located just about 10 minutes drive from the village. It is used by snowboarders and skiers and provides hot and alcoholic refreshments and snacks and "apres ski" activities

    It is not only ideal for beginners and those who want to brush up on their skills but it a fantastic place to have fun in the snow and see the magic of the surrounding mountains from the Chapel at the Top of the Piste.

    The park has skidoos and a climbing wall which add to the fun. Prices at the Snowboard Park are far more competitive and less expensive than in Pamporovo.
    The Snowboard Park is also less crowded and it is ideal for a family fun day out without the crowds . All equipment, ie. Skis and boots can be hired on a daily rate at the Park

Location of this in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Nearest airport: Plovdiv
Beach Distance: 100Kms

Momchilovtsi is surrounded by pine forests and is known for its clear, unpolluted air which is particularly beneficial to anyone suffering from respiratory illnesses. Safe and friendly village lifestyle with an abundance of organic foods and local produce.
Momchilovtsi has something for everyone throughout the four seasons of the year: guided walking & hiking, mountain biking, climbing, trekking, fishing, off-road adventures with many places of interest to visit.
Pamporovo is the sunniest mountain resort in Bulgaria and lies in the heart of the stunning pine forests of the Rhodope Mountains. The majestic Snezhanka Tower is visible from the house and although Pamporovo is only 6km away, by road it is approximately 16 km by road and 17 km to Chepelare.
The Fun Snowboard Park just 4 km from the village is widely popular as a base for skiing & snowboarding.
The opening of Plovdiv Airport and the new road project from Plovdiv to Greece now means that the journeys to Momchilovtsi from Plovdiv, and from Momchilovtsi to Greece, will be approx 1.5-2 hours each
Whether you are looking for an outdoor activities holiday, artistic inspiration or simply rest and relaxation and an escape from everyday life Momchilovtsi and Four Seasons Retreat has it all.
Located in the heart of the one of the greenest and most picturesque Rhodope Mountains lies the village of Momchilovtsi, a popular ethnographic centre that has preserved its original folklore, traditions and crafts.
Restaurants & Cafes
Tourist information centre
Post office
Shops with local organic produce
Medical centre
Museum, Churches and Monasteries
Local traditions and festival
ATM in Village Centre
The Tourist Information Centre, Momchilovtsi is now open for postcards, local arts and crafts such as woodcarvings and tiles painted by the local children. It is located in the Cultural Centre next to the Municipality Building and opposite the main Church.
Their opening hours are : 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day - closed for lunch 12 to 1p.m. Click link for more information about Momchilovtsi
Food & Local Cuisine:
Bulgarian cuisine is a mixture of Greek, Turkish and Slavonic influences. We sample many traditional specialities including ‘smilyanski fasul’, a delicious bean soup and ‘patatnik’, a local delicacy made with grated potatoes, onions, milk, cheese and seasoned with mint. Eggs and cheese are a staple part of the local cuisine, in particular 'sirene' a local feta-type cheese.
The unique hospitality of the local people, who are very friendly and helpful and the delicious local cuisine, attract many of those who have decided to spend a holiday in Momchilovtsi and the Rhodopi Mountains.
Shops can be found on almost every street in the village. They are small but sell almost everything. There is an abundance of fresh seasonal fruit, salad and vegetables in the shops and also in the market which is located in the centre of the village.
Local Churches and Places of Interest to visit in Momchilovtsi
The religion in the village is Christian Orthodox and it is surrounded by 24 churches all of different ages and sizes. They are open 24 hours a day and each one is maintained by the families of the village.
The churches are centres for celebrations, contemplation and a booklet is being printed to show the location and walks linking them. On the two highest points of the village there are two crosses aproximately 10' high which are lit up at night to protect the village from harm.
In the centre of the village is a large, very old Church. They also provide interesting places to walk to and sit by to view the surrounding areas and the village (Image: St Elena and St Konstantin Church in Momchilovtsi Centre)

Rental Rates

The prices in GBP for Bed & Breakfast are as follows:

GBP 15 per person per night.

GBP 10 per night for a child under the age of 14 years sharing a room with their parents .

GBP 45 per night for the Family Suite . This is a Special price for the 2 bedroom family suite which sleeps 2 adults and up to 3 children in an adjoining room.

Prices include breakfast. Evening meals are available and special occasions catered for
  • Rates are based on an occupancy of: 13
  • 0.00% Lodging Tax
  • Cleaning Fee: $0
  • Check-In: 12 AM
  • Check-Out: 12 AM

Cancellation Policy
50% deposit on booking Contact owner for cancellation terms and conditions

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