People behind Lavanda

Hi, its nice to meet you! We are Boyko and Silvana from Lavanda in Kovachevitsa!

When in 2005 we came for first time to the village of Kovachevitsa, we had no idea that it’s magic will charm us so much that a year and a half later, we will rearrange all family and business plans and will end up building guest house in the small Rhodopi mountain village. With romantic ideas and with pink glasses on, we started building authentic Bulgarian house made of stone wood and clay. Our experience was quite stormy and we often felt that “this spoon is too big for our mouth”. It took us four years to transform the construction into a contemporary yet traditional Lavanda and in 2011 our big dream to create beautiful place where authentic Bulgarian architecture is in perfect harmony with modern style was real and ready to welcome guests.

From then to now we have come a long way that wasn’t always easy and wasn’t always sensed of lavender. We had serious challenges, but the most important part of our journey is that we managed not to give up. Over those years we met many friends and now we are 10 times more confident that through Lavanda we share our passion in hospitality and quality food and with care we take guests to our lavander world, close to nature, with delicious comfort food, harmony and coziness.

Today we have many clients that have been coming back to Lavanda for a decade. This gives us strength to continue ahead with the growth of this project. Over the passed year we bought the two close by properties and the also the restaurant and we will continue to dream big and to work for sustainable growth of Lavanda in Kovachevitsa.

In June 2023 Lavanda is transforming form Bed&Breakfast to Restaurant with Rooms, where our seasonal menu with focus on simple and fresh flavours is available to more people and not only to the guests of the house. With organic vegetable garden and own beehives we continue our journey to quality service and lifestyle.

Our newest project for Lavanda Apartments is for 4 holiday apartments for sale where owners will have a little piece of Kovachevitsa and become part of Lavanda. More info HERE

Our partner in Lavanda is Victor Penev who is one of the pioneers in the Bulgarian internet, co-founder of Netinfo, the biggest internet company in Bulgaria and currently growing Edamam –  a tech company about eating better by delivering healthy nutrition data solutions.

As Others See Us

Here you can find some of the shared feedback about us. Besides the publications bellow, you can read more comments for us on Tripadvisor,, Google and Facebook.

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