Milla guest house is an over 200 year’s old, mountain farmhouse (the main house) with a second building (the former barn, now converted), lovingly restored and enhanced to meet the needs of the contemporary traveller. Great care has been taken in the preservation of all original structures and features, and in the choice of materials. Traditional techniques have been used to strengthen the structure and build the extensions. The property is finished in stone and oak to high quality standard. In this way, the buildings remains true to its origins, while gaining a new lease of life.
There are 5 en suite bedrooms (4 double and 1 twin) on the property. Four are situated in the main house and one (double) in the second building. The rooms are furnished in solid oak and pine, and decorated with ornamental lights and original paintings. The master house has three bedrooms with access to the spacious veranda surrounding two sides of the house. They are accessed from a spacious lounge furnished with a large table and wide, comfortable ottoman style divans (minderi/миндери) – ideal for chatting before bedtime. The lounge also offers access to a small south-west facing veranda, which overlooks a dedicated fenced children’s playground area. A spiral staircase, secured with children safety doors, connects the lounge with the ground floor of the house.
The main house has everything necessary for the youngest of guests too – travel cot, high-chair, change board, and more. The large veranda, which surrounds two sides of the house, is a very secure and spacious place for young children to play.
The ground floor is an open plan living/dining room in traditional style – mehana/механа. The mehana has a wood-burner fireplace with along and comfortable ottoman divan (minder/миндер) at its side. It contains a fully equipped modern kitchen and a spacious entertainment & dining area with sliding panoramic windows. The dining area has two large solid oak tables for about 10 people although it could easily accommodate more. For entertainment there is an 82 cm (32”) TFT TV with satellite television and DVD audio system. The solid oak kitchen has ample worktops and cupboard space. It is well equipped with an electric fan oven with two gas hobs and an extractor hood, a dishwasher, a large fridge-freezer, a hot and cold mineral water machine, a bean-to-coffee coffee machine, microwave oven, a deep fryer, toasters and other extras. The mehana also offers a bathroom, cornered away from the kitchen and dining areas. A washing machine is also available for guests staying longer.
The main house is surrounded by a paved area in traditional sandstone pavement, forming a stunning hillside terrace. There is a fenced playground area and a large front area with a water fountain and flower beds. There is plenty of open area for lounge chairs in the summer. The large spacious veranda throws a cool shade in summer and offers protection from rain during the cold season. The main house presents an Alpine style, portruding front porch that captures the eyes of visitors with its castle like stone walls, reclaming land from the hill. The porch is a multipurpose space that in the summer season offers to guests a refreshing water pool (4.2 metre diameter) with laungers.
The property has developed its former barn into a modern, fun, play and celebrate open area with an adjacent bathroom. The building also offers a BBQ enclosure and a self-contained bedroom (double). The open but underoof area contains furniture and multipurpose games for children and adults to enjoy.
Milla guest house is located in the “Bulgarka” Nature Reserve, which is part of the European “Natura 2000” network of protected habitat areas. With respect to this, the renovation of the buildings also used modern technology and materials to maximise the energy efficiency and to minimise the footprint of the house on the ecosystem. The property has its own waste water purification system. The main house relies on combined central heating & hot water system powered by either the wood-burner fireplace in the mehana during the cold seasons or an electric boiler for the rest of the year.