Horse riding and rural holidays in Bulgaria
If you’re looking for the perfect family get-away, somewhere rural and peaceful, where the kids can get out into nature, meet numerous animals and experience real farm life- Srem village is the perfect location.
The village is also an ideal stop-over for accessing various activities in the area, including; fresh-water fishing, river kayaking excursions, paint-balling, a local hotel with day-access to swimming pool, numerous ancient archaeological sites, bird watching, vineyard tours and more…
Srem village is a small but vibrant village in South East Bulgaria situated on the banks of Bulgaria’s second-largest river, the Tundzha.
Srem today, has a population of around 300 inhabitants and offers; five small local shops for pretty much all shopping essentials and three village bars.
Cafe Fakirchev Restaurant serves an extensive menu- much of which is locally sourced, (everything from the local favourites like Kebabche/Kiofte to grilled mackerel and Macedonian salad) and boasts a small private children play area.
There’s also a small operational post office, regular bus services to local towns, a dairy and numerous households producing mountain honey.
Through the summer a small regular Farmers’ Market is held on the second Sunday of each month and the annual Srem Celebration Day takes place in early September.
Srem Village Through History
First mention of Srem was in Ottoman records between 1550 to 1560 when it was called ‘Gerem Serem’ meaning ‘water-spot.’ Given it’s location on the ancient Edirne (Hadrianople) to Yambol (Kabile) highway and waterway- Srem was for centuries at the mercy of marauding armies and transient wayfarers.
During the Communist era, Srem was large, (around 3,000 inhabitants), and boasted a large school, cinema, kindergarten, bakery and bath-house. Today, although several have been converted into homes, many of the larger buildings have been left to crumble, although they do make for some interesting urbex (urban exploration) outings.
Srem village has a perfectly-preserved private museum house which can be visited by appointment, (we can arrange a visit for you). The mud-brick ‘long-house’ is nearly 200-years-old and preserved with almost all traditional fixtures and fittings.
Stay on the Farm
Konna Baza Sakar will be offering our renovated ‘tiny-house,’ for guests who book longer-stays in 2019. The building consists of two rustic, beamed bedrooms and a small central kitchen, and is ideally suited for a couple or family of four.
The accommodation comes with BBQ area and additional fire-pit, outdoor seating, attached shower-room and toilet, tree house and play area and free-range access to the farm.
Other Srem Village Options
Srem village has several other more conventional hotel and Bed and Breakfast options. The Hotel Rai is located in the centre of Srem village and boasts several large family rooms, a communal kitchen/dining room and village bar below. Residents can make use of the beautiful small garden to the rear of the building with BBQ facilities and small swimming pool.
There is also a small Bed and Breakfast facility located in Srem. Owned and managed by a local family, the rooms are clean, bright and packed with traditional Bulgarian fixtures and fittings. Guests can make use of the outdoor ‘summer-kitchen’ facilities or eat at the local restaurant.
The Galina Palace Hotel and The Tundja Guest House are located only a few kilometres outside of Srem, along the Tundja river towards Elhovo. Both offer accommodation in a pristine forest setting, with guest rooms and chalets, swimming pool, restaurant and bar.
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