Close your eyes and imagine birds chirping, flowers blooming, peace and quiet all around you while you drink your morning coffee without having to worry about being at least 2 metres away from another person. Well, that is reality for those who have houses in the countryside in this time of social isolation owing to the coronavirus epidemic.
Apart from enjoying nature, they have the opportunity of doing something fun and useful while being quarantined since, as we all know, there is always work to be done in a house/garden. Spring is the perfect season to plant a few vegetables or maybe fruit trees or even just some beautiful flowers to spruce up your garden. If gardening isn't for you, you can always kick your shoes off, lay back in the sun and read a good book in your yard.
City dwellers, trapped between the walls of their apartments most certainly do not have that opportunity. Now that we have to comply with quarantine because of covid-19, we can fully appreciate the benefits of country houses. Over the years, interest in these types of properties has grown steadily - not only from middle-aged people and seniors, but also young families. Newcomers especially appreciate the peace and tranquility these houses have to offer while still being near a big city.
Most people are looking for villages that have convenient transport to the nearest municipal centres, have shops and are well maintained. There are many villages in the region that meet those criteria - Zlatiya, Benkovski, Dabrava, Prespa, Krapets, Vedrina and many more. In almost all of the villages, there is a property for everyone - a ready to move into house with no work needed or a cheap fixer-upper that can be turned into a lovely family home - or land to turn into a dream abode.
If you suddenly have the urge to buy a nice house or land not too far from Dobrich, Varna or Balchik, you may contact our agency. Feel free to browse our website and make a list of your desired houses and we will help you pick out the perfect house for you and your family. Even in this time of isolation, you may contact the agency for more information and any help you might need.
Only 10km to the north of Shabla and only a few kilometers away from the Bulgarian-Romanian border, the village of Krapets is a typical rural settlement, with small one-storey houses yet has all the necessary facilities on its coastal side with many luxurious guest houses. The village is excellent for relaxation for those tired of crowded resorts thanks to its serenity, bird life, and natural reserves. Moreover, the beautiful and tranquil beach appeals to nature lovers with its authentic wilderness.
This superb looking property, known locally as the "White Eagle", recently fully renovated and part marble-tiled, is very close to the main road (tarmac access) through Krapets and the Bulgarian Black Sea coast (the sea is only 300 m away and first class hotel with pool, tennis facilities, etc. Is very close by). It was built less than 10 years ago with specially reinforced earthquake proof foundations and has just been refurbished throughout, through its 330 sqm built up area on three floors. The villa comprises 11 rooms over 330 sqm floor space: On the ground floor - two bedrooms, large bathroom and kitchen, plus integral garage. First floor - one dining room in the middle with open plan kitchen, two bedrooms on either side, bathroom, toilet, and small storeroom at the back.
The internal staircase leads to the second floor, which consists of living room/kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom/toilet and two balconies on each side of the villa. Each floor has a separate shower with toilet already tiled and with bowls, sinks and showers already fitted, plus two full sized baths. Two electric water heaters are installed to provide the hot water for the villa. Follow the internal staircase upwards and it will lead you to the roof of the villa where you'll find a vast terrace for up to 30 guests.
More stairs lead to the secured round terrace/viewing platform with amazing 180 degree panoramic views to the Black Sea coast and the village of Krapets. The plot size is approximately 650 sq.m. There is enough space in the backyard to build a swimming pool. The property may be converted into three self contained flats. The villa is for sale semi furnished.
The Krapets area
For the camping and beach bar enthusiast:
Albena. This blue flag winning beach resort boasts a wide sandy beach stretching to 5 km in length. There are sport and recreational facilities along with night clubs, bars, taverns and folk-style places. In fact, something to suit most tastes.
Balchik is a picturesque seaside resort and traditional fishing town with many top quality restaurants serving freshly caught fish and of course traditional food and Bulgarian wine. Take a walk along the promenade and soak up the wonderful atmosphere. Worth a visit here is The Palace & Gardens of Queen Marie and the park which has a unique collection of over 50 species of cactus plants.
Balchik is rich in culture and offers a great selection of cafes & restaurants, many of which overlook the marina. There is also a small water park on the esplanade which is ideal for kids. Sea fishing is also possible in the harbour. At night, during summer season, you can enjoy walking along the marina with plenty of entertainment and shopping. The town's top attraction is the Botanic Gardens and Summer Palace of the Romanian Queen Marie. The stone building and gardens are beautifully maintained.
The picturesque town of Balchik is situated only 30 minutes from Varna airport.
The area is set to become Bulgaria's St Tropez and boasts 3 golf courses and sailing, with over 50 shops. Also including fitness centre, hairdressers and yacht charter. Balchik has 2 small beaches ideal for that relaxing retreat. Only a 10 minute drive away is the resort of Albena which boasts a glorious beach with golden sand and water sports.
There are 3 stunning golf resorts varying from a 10 to 20 minute drive from Sunny Dream. The golf courses have their own restaurants which are high quality and very reasonably priced. Thracian Cliffs has amazing views of the Black Sea and Cliff Tops.
Cape kaliakra with it's wonderful views and stalls selling local craft is a must place to visit. You can relax over a drink or meal at the restaurant overlooking the sea and you may be lucky to get a glimpse of the dolphins.
The Cape was the site of an ancient fortress, and some of the remains can still be seen. There are also some artefacts displayed in the museum.
Kavarna is a fast developing sea resort. Rich in history. This clean and welcoming town has preserved it's authentic appearance in spite of its rapid development as a tourist centre and catering for the new influx of golfers to the area. Kavarna is famous for its Art and Music Festivals during the summer.
Dobrich is the nearest major town to Balchik. Amidst the hustle and bustle of this centre is the historic old town full of little shops and boutiques displaying a selection of local craft and pottery, etc. Dobrich has numerous museums and several art galleries, it also boasts a variety of clubs, pubs and good quality restaurants. A three course meal with wine/beer will cost about £8.00.
Varna. The gem of the Bulgarian Black Sea. During the summer season the sunshine allows 10 - 11 hours of sunbathing. The sea is amazingly calm and free from dangerous tides. A visit to Varna would not be complete without a stroll through Seaside Park, the biggest park in Varna situated by the beach. Within the park area one can find the Seaside Baths, the Navy Museum, the Aquarium and Dolphinarium with amusing shows, also the Astronomical Observatory. You are spoilt for choice as to where to eat but recommended is Captain Cook's if you like fish dishes. Before you leave Varna at night take a look at the lit up Cathedral, it's awesome.
All paperwork is present and correct in entirety, ready to transfer to new owner immediately.
Price reduced to encourage quick sale.
Located in a peaceful village popular with foreign investors who both live full time and others with holiday homes. This village has a forward thinking Mayor. Those of you with Bulgarian experience will know how important this is and what a tremendous difference it makes to everyday life in a village.
We are the sole freehold owners of this property. The property is offered for sale with clear title, 100% freehold and free from any debts or charges, with the annual taxes paid up to date.
This property is located close to the centre of the village with good tarmac road access, several properties around it have already been renovated/rebuilt and new villas erected - this property is in a very safe location.
Viewing is welcomed and recommended. We are British and a full time residents in Bulgaria and have been for 17 years. We can communicate fluently in English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian and French. We live close to the property and, as such, are available for viewings at any time. Should you prefer, it is possible to buy the property remotely from the UK (or any country) without visiting Bulgaria simply by issuing a Power of Attorney.
We also have for sale several other properties in this area and in Balchik, Dobrich, Krapets and surrounding villages.