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News: Investors hail Bulgaria diversity

Mon, 12 Nov 07

Say the word “Bulgaria” and most people’s reactions are “emerging market”, “great place to invest” and “cheap properties”...

These responses are indeed true but Bulgaria offers the property buyer so much more than just capital gains and rental returns.

Today Bulgaria provides a wide range of activities to enjoy; from exploring the cosmopolitan capital city, Sofia, to skiing in the popular resort of Bansko, enjoying a round of golf or relaxing in a spa resort. Purchasing a property in Bulgaria doesn’t just have to be an investment; it can be part of your lifestyle as well. 

Golf in Bulgaria has taken off dramatically in the last couple of years. As the property market matured it was not long until the Spanish model of golf resorts was followed and from one small course situated outside of Sofia many more professional courses have sprung up all over the country to keep pace with demand.

Unique valley setting

The Ian Woosnam Design 18 hole Pirin Golf course located 150m from Imperial Golf for example is the latest resort to be developed. Due for completion in 2008 it will offer world class golfing facilities in a unique valley setting with dramatic views to the Pirin, Rila and Rhodopa mountains. 

For those who enjoy more energetic sports such as skiing the Imperial Golf resort, being located only 4km from the slopes is ideal. Bansko offers well maintained and extensive runs for all types of skiers and snowboarders. It has benefited from a massive investment in the infrastructure over the past 2 years and further improvements including a second new gondola and more lifts are planned over the next 2 years which should expand the skiing area from 65km currently to over 100km of pistes.

However if it’s ultimate relaxation in a mountain setting that you desire then the spa and wellness centre at Imperial Golf will certainly do the trick. Bulgaria has been blessed with thousands of thermal springs and mud lakes perfect for holistic treatments and healing.

If it’s good enough for Roman Emperors...

The most popular spa town is Kyustendil located 87km south west of Sofia where the Roman emperors sought treatment for their aliments and these natural products and ancient techniques are still used today in the modern spa resorts. 

For those who are looking to buy a holiday home as well as an investment property then look no further than Bulgaria. Development has come at such a pace here that now golf, ski and spa resorts rival the best in the world and with properties starting at just £42,468 are a lot more affordable as well.

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