Authorities have announced that each village in Veliko Tarnovo area will have its own video surveillance by the end of the year. CCTVs are on top of the priorities’ lists of the mayors of the 34 villages and the two small towns of Debelets and Kilifarevo which fall within the jurisdiction of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality.
The first CCTV camera in a local village was set up about five years ago; by the beginning of the year the number of settlements with video surveillance has reached 27 with 180 cameras. The last 9 places without this feature will have it before the end of the year.
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Hadji Nikoli Inn (situated in Veliko Tarnovo) is featured in the on line contest Emblematic buildings of Bulgaria 2014. The initiative is a follow-up from the Building of the year contest; its aim is to popularize significant and legendary building in Bulgaria which have been renovated or restored in recent years and are inseparable part of the Bulgarian cultural and historic heritage.
12 restored and renovated buildings are part of the contest. The site of the initiative presents them all in an easy user friendly interactive way; site visitors can read lots of ingesting fact, see 360° videos of the buildings and of course vote for their favourite. The one with the most votes will be declared the Emblematic building of the year 2014.
Hadji Nikoli Inn was built in 1858 – 1862 by the ingenious master builder Kolyo Ficheto for the wealthy merchant Hadji Nikola Minchev (Hadji Nikoli). At the time most buildings were predominantly made of wood and the newly-built inn stood out with its splendour and magnificence. Another reason why is it so cherished today is that it’s the only inn in Veliko Tarnovo that has remained intact up to nowadays – there were 70 inns in 1877.
Hadji Nikoli Inn of Veliko Tarnovo is a unique masterpiece of the monumental architecture dating back to the late Renaissance period in Bulgaria. It is declared a cultural monument of national significance. The unique Hadji Nikoli Inn was brought back to life in 2010 following a long and thorough restoration. It has preserved its authentic character but with a modern twist. Hadji Nikoli Inn opened its doors for visitors and guests in March 2010 and quickly turned into a major cultural centre. The Complex of Hadji Nikoli Inn now comprises several exhibition halls and an Art gallery, a restaurant with differently decorated lounges and a garden, a coffee shop and a wine-bar.
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There is a stir on the high end property market in Veliko Tarnovo. Currently there is an increased interest for real estates located in the Old Part, the central area and the outskirts of the town. More than 35 luxury houses with prices starting at 150,000 euro are on the market at the moment. A mansion with total living area of 447 sqm and asking price of 250,000 euro in Arbanassi is one of the top priced propertis at the moment. A 3-story building part of the Samovodskata Charshia architecture complex next to the Emiliyan Stanev Museum is also for sale at 176,200 euro. 220,000 euro is the price for another delightfull property at the beginnig of Varusha quarter.
The center, the Old Part, and Kartala and Asenov quarters are apparantly the most sought after. According to real estate agents there is a distinctive interest in those locations. One of the listings on the market is for two properties on top of Varusha for 150,000 each; although it hard to reach the views that are revealed from there are stunning and probably the best in town. Close to the Town Library is another 350 sqm property which rises at 4 stories due to the specific terrain and is being sold at 220,000 euro. For those wanting to savour the peace, tranquility and fresh air of Kartala neighbourhood will have to dig deep in their pockets. Hoses with extras such a garden and pool start from 170,000 euro.
If you want to check some of them you can see an array of luxury properties on our website with the record holder priced at the staggering 530,000 euro http://www.yantrahomes.co.uk/en/fast-search-results/luxury-houses-for-sale/page-1
The villages are appealing with the peace and tranquillity they provide
The renewed growing tendency of people buying houses in the villages of Belyakovets and Malki Chiflik is taking hold of other nearby villages like Shemshevo and Prisovo. Villages in Veliko Tarnovo regions draw like magnets wealthier buyersand not only them. The unique charm of the villages and their peace and tranquillity are tempting to future home owners. Once part of the local community people quickly fall in love with the enchanting Bulgarian settlements. They even start contributing towards the better image of their village – fixing side walks, doing some voluntary gardening or donating small sums to local churches and landmarks.
The so-called villa zone of Malki Chiflik is now greater than the village itself. The houses in the village are around 170, and the ones in the villa zone – 200. This area is very attractive; the number of applications for building permits is growing with each day. The urban plan for development of Veliko Tarnovo envisions an expansion of the town in the direction of the village. Due to the increased interest house prices are now exceeding 20 – 25,000 euro.