Villa Gella provokes spontaneous enthusiasm and candid endorsement from all who venture off the beaten track to sojourn in the mystical Rhodope mountains of Bulgaria.
Multiple articles in magazines and newspapers – trendsetters in tourism, luxury and hospitality – provide a testimony to its authenticity and warmth, and the multiple possibilities it offers for recreation and pleasure, learning and adventure.
Services included in the rental
En-suite bedrooms (6), Bathrooms (10, of which 6 en-suite), Jacuzzi (2), In-door swimming pool (10×3.5m with a jet), Spa and wellness area, Steam room, Outdoor fireplace, Garage, Library: satellite TV, computer, Wi-Fi connection, radio/ I-Pod player, Wood-burning fireplaces in all rooms, Under-floor heating, Kitchen, Utility and laundry rooms, Professional chef, Daily cleaning, Caretaker, Laundry services, Half board (breakfast and three-course dinner including wine)
Services available on request (charged separately by outside providers)
Airport transfers, Day trips, History/ancient sites guide, Folklore music lessons, Botany guide, Hiking guide, Skiing instructor, Skiing equipment and snow-mobiles, Horse-back riding instructor, Landscape painting lessons, Cookery lessons, Local hunting club guest membership, Local speleology club guest membership, Massage and Facial technicians, Picnic hampers for day trips, Gala dinner (Bulgarian cuisine extravaganza), Wine-tasting of Terra Tangra and other Bulgarian vintage wines.
Hiking trails abound in the area including the Dospat and Smolyan lakes, the Devil's Throat and its canyon, Mount Perelik and Mount Orpheus. Hikers have an opportunity, through guided tours with game and botany experts, to observe rich wildlife and flora, unique in Europe.
Visits to the caves Devil’s Throat, Yagodinska Peshtera and Uhlovitza offer challenging and memorable hikes underground. Pamporovo ski resort (the second largest in Bulgaria) with more than 50km of downhill and cross-country ski runs for all levels of skiers is only 14km away.
In the winter, a horse-drawn or a dog sleigh could offer an unforgettable fairy-tale experience. An exciting way to explore the mountains and villages around Villa Gella is by bike or on horseback.
A local stud farm offers rides in its paddocks and treks along mountain trails. Mountain ranges, mirror lakes and ancient woodlands are an inspiration for professional and amateur painters and photographers alike throughout the year, as the changing seasons allow for multiple takes on the same landscape.