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Tryavna, Bulgaria - A Place in the Sun

2020 / Tryavna Bulgaria Jonnie Irwin 13 August 2020 on 13 August 2020

Tryavna Bulgaria Jonnie Irwin 13 August 2020

Sarah from Wiltshire fell in love with Bulgaria 30 years ago when she was working there as a teacher, and now she can’t wait to buy a holiday home in the traditional town of Tryavna, which she loves for its authentic atmosphere and beautiful, countryside. Sarah is looking for a 3-bedroom house for her budget of £40,000 and has asked Jonnie Irwin to help her on her search, along with her best friend Suzie. Jonnie has found 5 incredible properties for them to see, but will any receive full marks from Sarah?

Tryavna

Why buy here?

Tryavna is located at the north foot of the Balkan Mountains with a population of 10,000. It's a historic town with traditional architecture, museums, and galleries. Key landmarks include the Clock Tower, the Old School Museum, the Old Stone Bridge (also known as Kivgireniya bridge) and St. Archangel Michael Church. It also has a number of local restaurants which offer traditional local cuisine for reasonable prices. It has great transport links including buses and international trains too.

Property 1

Two-bed house in Tryavna

Property 1 Two-bed house in Tryavna

This centrally located house has a good size front garden and a decked back garden. It has a kitchen/diner, a large living room currently used as a bedroom, a large annexe with an open plan living space and a large basement. Trayavna has quaint bridges and cobbled streets, and is a great location for amenities. It's well connected, and you can even catch a bus to Bulgaria's capital, Sofia (it takes approximately 3 hours 40 minutes and can cost as little as £6.40). View the property here.

Valued at £39,488 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Five-bed house in Dimiev Khan

Property 2 Five-bed house in Dimiev Khan

This house has a large garden with a couple of outbuildings that are in need some attention, along with a well and even a stretch of river. On the ground floor there’s a good sized living room, separate dining room, kitchen, another living room and a shower room. Upstairs has five bedrooms, and an additional communal area, which like the rest of the house have a quirky retro charm which could possibly do with some updating, and there’s also another shower room. There's the possible to buy without the land to reduce the price. This property is located a couple of miles south of Tryavna - property prices in rural areas around here can be up to 40% cheaper than in town. View the property here.

Valued at £27,909 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Three-bed apartment in Pungovtsi (Plachkovtsi)

Property 3 Three-bed apartment in Pungovtsi (Plachkovtsi)

This property, which is currently split into two flats on separate floors, has a huge garden with loads of fruit and veg growing in it including apples, plums and vines. It also has an outbuilding and separate garage. The ground floor has a kitchen with a wood burner, living room, one bedroom and a bathroom; and the first floor which is accessed by an outside staircase has a kitchen, utility room, living room, bedroom and shower room.  It has beautiful views and is 30 minutes from amenities. Plachkovtsi is a small, quiet town around 8km away from Tryavna. Find out more about this property here.

Valued at £32,545 at the time of filming.

 

 

Property 4

Two-bed house in Radino

Property 4 Two-bed house in Radino

A traditional house that has previously been used as a guest house. It has a courtyard and a small raised lawn with a shaded sitting area at the front, as well as a large terraced garden in the back. It has a traditional fireplace, a balcony and a good sized garage. Radino is a 15 minute drive from Tryavna and is comprised of just 14 properties. Find out more about the property here.

Valued at £33,636 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Three-bed townhouse in Tryavna

Property 5 Three-bed townhouse in Tryavna

The final property is a currently made up of two flats. It is a traditional house close to the centre of town with lots of outside space, including a patio, dining area, vegetable garden and a stretch of river bank! View the property here.

Valued at £34,545 at the time of filming.

Hot property:

Four-bed villa in Veliko Tarnovo

Hot property: Four-bed villa in Veliko Tarnovo

A seven-bed, three-storey mansion set in seven acres of land. It has a private pool, chapel and a guest house. Notable features include panoramic mountain views, sauna, gym, winter garden, two garages, river access and even a Bulgarian folklore themed tavern in the basement. Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra river and was the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Roday, it attracts tourists with its unique and beautiful architecture. View the property here.

Valued at £1,018,182 at the time of filming.