Wild Thyme eco-cottage is solar powered and has a solar thermal water system.  It is a traditional Bulgarian house built using age old methods in stone and mudbrick with a timber roof.  The front and back have 1920’s art deco plasterwork now fully restored and painted in the original colour scheme.  The house was used as a tailor’s shop for many years with the family living on the first floor.

Downstairs, the old shop and barn now comprise an open plan kitchen, dining area and living room.  The modern kitchen includes all necessary equipment including a low energy fridge run from solar panels.

The exposed beams and mud plaster give this space an organic rustic feel. It is a comfortable place to unwind and share meals.

Upstairs is the traditional wooden balcony providing the perfect place to take cover from the heat of the summer sun.  Enjoy a cool lazy afternoon read while looking over the garden.   Two airy and light double bedrooms,  a small single bedroom, the library and the family bathroom lead off from the balcony.

There is an additional double bedroom with its own bathroom in a separate annex in the garden.  (Please note that this bathroom is not open in the winter months.)

As an eco-retreat, we offer  our guests the experience of living a low impact low energy lifestyle.  This means not only drawing energy from the sun, but also having the choice of  using an odourless no- flush compost toilet. Ours has been built into a hay loft next to the house.

Here you can reflect on the goats and sheep who used to live there as you sit on the throne.  You may also like to dwell on the future and the good fertiliser you are producing!  The walk back to the house takes you beside the box hedge with a sneak view of the hill and its ancient ruins overlooking the village.

One of the barns has been converted into an outside living space.  Here you can shelter from the midday sun shaded by an old walnut tree.  In summer, enjoy the sound of crickets and the view over the Thracian hillfort.  Another barn has been converted into a yoga/meditation hall overlooking the garden.

The Garden room has its own bathroom(not available in winter)  located in a converted grain store which gives it a distinctive feel that has been compared to a Japanese wooden building.  Washing here is a beautiful thing. The water is heated with solar panels and there is no shortage of sunshine in the summer when cloudless blue skies are the norm.


'For a quiet reading spot, nature-filled days or a taste of rural life, this is your place.  Amazing, comfortable home to explore and enjoy from every angle in the collection of benches, hammocks, swings and rocking chairs.’ 

Catherine, England

Wild Thyme Features

  • Includes 2 large double bedrooms, 1 small single, a large twin room, a chill-out space with day-bed, 1 large living room, modern kitchen, dining area, library/reading room, modern solar showers, 2 bathrooms, an outdoor odourless compost toilet
  • Solar power and solar showers
  • Wood fired central heating system & woodburner
  • Bedding and towels provided (we also have towels for use at the local pool)
  • Cot, high chair & potty available
  • Large entertainment area, including open barn space and BBQ
  • Yoga/meditation space - also fun for kids' theatre in summer
  • Short walk to village centre
  • Located at edge of village with easy access to hills and open countryside
  • Selection of boardgames, books and kids' dress-up box
  • Internet connection (bring your own laptop)
  • No television
  • Non smoking indoors


  • 1 double room
  • 1  twin room
  • 1 double room with own bathroom
  • 1 single room
  • Double sofabed in living room
  • 2 baby cots (suitable for up to 2 year olds)

Self catering

Make Wild Thyme your home for the perfect family holiday or group.

Sleeps 7 in 2 doubles, 1 twin & a single room.  Room for 2 more on the sofabed.


Bed and Breakfast

Enjoy a home-cooked breakfast and wonderful night's sleep at Wild Thyme.  Our breakfast includes freshly baked bread, fresh milk, home-made cheese, yoghurt and preserves.  Served in the garden in summer months.

Contact us for available dates.  We look forward to meeting you.