At Wild Thyme …’the owners have done up the houses with such feeling for rustic sensuality and spacious living that we don’t actually feel like going out’, Guardian Travel feature by author Kapka Kassabova, August 2013
Visit Eastern Europe and experience a taste of life in the slow lane. Have an authentic eco friendly holiday on our organic farm in a peaceful village in north Bulgaria. Choose from self catering or bed and breakfast in our eco guesthouse. Also available are yoga, reiki, artist holidays and archaeological tours.
‘Such an amazing place with a huge sense of hospitality! Those 6 days offered us to discover a little place of heaven where people really live in harmony with what they believe in…this is proof that is possible, and so enjoyable!’ Camille, Aug 2012
A stay in Palamartsa is a step back in time, where horses and carts pass outside your window and you are woken by the sound of the village shepherd taking the flock out to pasture. Surrounded by rolling hills and an ancient landscape you can relax among folk still using traditional farming methods.
‘We arrived in the night to this hot village. Then we discovered this amazing house. It was so amazing to live during 6 days in Wild Thyme. Thank you for welcoming us. It inspired us to make our movies. I hope to see you again in the future.’ Sebastien, Paris, Aug 2012
We have sympathetically renovated a traditional village house into a self-catering eco-cottage powered by solar panels. Its stone and mud plaster interior give it a natural and unique atmosphere. We have tried to make this a truly sustainable holiday giving you a taste of life in the slow lane.
”Wild Thyme!’ You make us have such a good time..!! I deeply appreciate your place and way of living….and making it a place to accomodate other people with such hospitality and generosity…it’s just wonderful! Merci. With love’ Paul, France, Aug 2012
Discover the amazing archaeology of north Bulgaria on one of our small group archeological tours, led by Dr Chris Fenton Thomas, an archaeologist with over 20 years professional experience.
Palamartsa is ideally situated for visiting a host of spectacular monuments and three UNESCO World Heritage sites which lie within easy reach, including Madara and Pliska. Click below to learn more about visits to these wonderful cultural heritage sites:
Come on an art holiday with Martin Stephenson or Lisa O’Brien. Martin leads week long watercolour painting holidays in June and October. Discover the joys of watercolour painting or develop your existing watercolour skills. Lisa gives week long drawing retreats in July. All levels welcome. Click below to find out more:
Yoga in nature
Have fun practicing outdoor yoga in tranquil surroundings. Sarah Astbury, a yoga practitioner for over 20 years, leads yoga holidays in May and October. Suitable as a beginners yoga course, but all levels welcome. Click here to learn more.
Farming & Food
‘What a lovely week … picked walnuts and pears, made jam … it’s been fantastic and best of all to see Chris and Claire living the good life, Bulgarian style. Thank you for all the lovely food and days out. It’s been fab.’ Antonia, Orkney, Oct 2011
Learn self sufficiency and culinary skills in one of our workshops. Click here to learn more.