About us

We are Claire and Chris, the owners at Wild Thyme.

In 2010, we left our jobs as archaeologists in Sheffield, UK and set off in a campervan overland to Bulgaria. On the way, we worked on organic and eco projects in France but on arrival in Bulgaria, immediately fell in love with the rural traditions and the slow pace of life. We knew we’d found what we were looking for the minute we saw the two neighbouring farmhouses that now make up Wild Thyme.

For two years, we worked with local craftsmen to restore the two properties and barns using natural building methods and installing eco features to create an authentic eco-retreat.  We have learned so much from our Bulgarian neighbours about growing food and rearing animals.

We are committed to respecting our environment – from our animals and land to our local community. Our top priority is to provide a quality experience for our guests and have a bit of fun along the way! A real bonus of our life here is meeting interesting people from all over the world in this hidden corner of eastern Europe.