Life is rustic in rural Bulgaria and we wanted to create an authentic experience. So we have blended the Bulgarian mountain way of life, that connects you to the land and mountains. With the charm of the cosy homely Irish country cottage, that I grew up in. Our guests say “its a place that takes you back to childhood memories and immerses you in nature”.
Expect puppies, log fires, retro CD’s and videos, books and board games, vinyl records, red wine and Netflix around the fire, summer outdoor dining and chill out, fairy lights veggie BBQs and Bulgarian & Vegan/Veggie cooking workshops. In between retreats we function as a coliving community with people dropping in from all over the world.
The Gin Jar & Juice Bar and conversations about anything from world peace to computer programming!!
Each retreat is unique and as its released you will have access to a full package presentation which will clarify everything in detail. Accommodation is varied and caters for all budgets and preferences. As a retreat guest you will join the community for delicious vegetarian and vegan meals please see Local Produced Food – RisingSoul (risingsoulretreat.com)
We currently provide retreat guest accommodation in the villa for a maximum of ten people in four bedrooms with some additional court yard accommodation in development. For large retreats we can cater for an additional 12 guests at our partner venue https://www.balkannomads.com
King Butterfly Ensuite
Our ensuite king size bedroom with fabulous double windows looking over the mountains and church sunrise views in bed are something special. The room has storage for two people and a small wet room with shower, sink and WC. The post-box red antique Pechka wood burner is a rare model and sets this room off with its fabulous oak floor.
Fire Fly Twin
Our twin room room is furnished with a double wardrobe and side draws with ample underbed suitcase storage. The room has its original wooden floor and a bespoke antique Bulgarian Pechka wood burner to keep it cosy. This room has a double aspect with views over the courtyard and yoga barn and the mountain and village in the other direction.
Our four bed dorm with mountain village and Church views, each bed has its own independent charging point, light, shelves and curtain with a large storage space under the bed, hanging hooks and storage boxes. The room has its very own antique Bulgarian Pechka wood burner, original wooden floor and a shared clothes rail.
Old Stable Super King & Eco Ensuite
This authentic court yard room has a Super King Size bed and its own independent access and a eco bathroom attached. The room was originally a stable and benefits from thick stone walls that have been sympathetically restored. The room is refreshingly cool in the summers as it is partially built into the mountain. Outside is a wonderful eco ensuite with stone floor, dry compost toilet, solar heated shower and antique Bulgarian bottle windows.
Guests who stay in the house will have the use of a communal kitchen for drinks snacks and if they wish to opt out of community meals.
At the RisingSoul Retreat we have a fabulous private courtyard with garden furniture and a spectacular mountain and church views. Along one side runs a traditionally Bulgarian roofed open fronted stone building. This area is perfect for relaxing, socialising, working and eating in during the spring and to autumn seasons when you can watch the stunning sunrise.