Velingrad, also known as the Spa Capital of the Balkans, has so much to offer to the tourist and the traveller – from hot, mineral water springs, criss-crossing the whole town, to drop-dead gorgeous mountain sceneries. However, if you are craving a relaxing stay at a secluded, yet luxurious, location, Villa Vuchev should definitely be on your travel radar.
The villa is a hidden gem nestled in the northern part of the town. It epitomises extravagant accommodation, scrumptious food, private mineral water pool, as well as something no other villa offers… but I’ll get to that later on.
The Rooms and the Interior
At arrival, guests are warmly greeted by the friendly staff who are very enthusiastic to guide you around –the villa, the lush greenery of the garden and the pool, and around the rooms.
The villa is rather small but convenient – it has 8 deluxe rooms. Each of them revolves around resplendence, elegance, and a style of its own. The bathrooms are intricately furbished, fluffy bathrobes of the finest Bulgarian cotton are at guests’ disposal, and luxurious toiletries are provided. Comfortable beds and big TV make sure you will have an unforgettable stay.
Villa Vuchev’s interior is richly decorated with beautiful paintings portraying the history of Velingrad, local delicacies, and traditional uniforms. The LED lights along the corridors are not only soothing to the eyes but are also environmentally friendly.
Plan your stay in advance as there are rarely any rooms for last-minute travellers.
Garden and Exterior of Villa Vuchev
The verdant garden of the villa is redolent with country flowers neatly arranged alongside the lawn. Part of the villa is girded with verdurous ivy which adds up to the sensation of being secluded.
The petite, hot mineral water pool is so cosy that you may end up spending a couple of hours inside. In any case, be advised that with a temperature around 40° C (104° F), staying for more than 15 minutes is not desirable. Of course, jumping back again inside, after some rest, is recommended for the healing water to dance your stress away.
Delectable Home-made Food and a Bar with a Rich Selection of Exquisite Wines
The owners of Villa Vuchev – assiduous entrepreneurs and avid travellers – have become fed up with being charged for coffee and tea at hotels around the world. Thus, reserving your stay at the villa presupposes an unlimited supply of coffee, tea, fizzy drinks, and beer. Breakfast is also included.
Knowing that food is an indispensable part of every stay, they went further by offering home-made food to their guests. It comes in abundance and at very reasonable prices.
From the traditional Shopska salad, made of the most succulent vegetables in Europe, and the fragrant porcini mushrooms (Boletus edulis), which are a truly gourmet addition to any meal, through Sofenka bean appetiser (a local variety known for its gigantic size and rich taste) to fresh trout fish and tender, enticing sausages, your taste buds will be severely tantalised.
If that’s not enough to caress your gourmet palate, Villa Vuchev also offers home-made ice-cream, lyutenitsa, and yoghurt – all of which are pure drops of heaven.
What’s even more alluring, is the wide assortment of carefully chosen spirits, among which the best tequila in the world, and a fabulous selection of excellent wines. Bulgarian varieties are mingled with international brands to secure a regal feast.
What Makes Villa Vuchev Unique
Have you ever imagined having a whole villa for yourself? Villa Vuchev is a strict worshipper of personal space and knows that it is of paramount importance for a relaxing retreat. Therefore, despite the villa is a proud owner of 8 luxurious double rooms, booking one is enough to secure that your stay won’t be disturbed by anyone else, meaning that even one person is enough to book the villa for himself/herself. This truly makes the villa one-of-a-kind.
Winner of the prestigious award “Boutique Villa of 2015”, bestowed by the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association, Villa Vuchev does not sell beds – it offers emotions. If I had my druthers, I would stay there forever.
Have you been to Villa Vuchev? What did you like most?