If you like the idea of “cozy” and “Carpathian,” this little cottage is the perfect place, winter, summer and in-between. The interior was hand built by Hutsul craftsmen: pine/larch panelling, stone walls, wrought-iron railings, oak stairs, and more.
Ideal for a family with 1-3 children, Dorianka comes fully equipped with WC, shower, kitchen, hot and cold running water, a two-burner gas stove with oven, a small fridge with icebox, and all the ameneties for independent living. A small spare room can be used for extra guests, for dining purposes, or as a studio. In the summer time, there is a small terrace with table and benches in the greenhouse for outdoor sheltered eating. The perfect home-away-from-home for someone on sabbatical wanting to write or paint.
The half-acre property with mature orchard and creek includes the main house with three additional guest rooms for a larger group, a hammock, a large barbecue grill, a wooden swing with roof, and a garden pavillion for summer dining or simply to play cards or board games, chat or read in the fresh mountain air. The vegetable patch includes a wide range of vegetables for salads, strawberries, raspberries and black currants for summer picking. In winter, smaller children can sled or saucer right in the back yard. Plenty of fruit and shade trees. The Prut River is about 100 meters away for sunning or swimming. Bukovel, a major ski resort, is 40 minutes away by car, offering winter and summer attractions. There is no land line in the cottage, so I recommend that guests have a cell phone.
Interaction with guests
I live permanently in the main house, so would be available for any questions or suggestions. Interaction depends entirely on both parties and privacy will be respected both ways.
Other things to note
This would be the perfect home for someone taking a sabbatical year to write or do research.
No smoking on the property for human and plant health. I have three cats, but I would consider negotiating bringing along a small dog or cat with a long-term guest.
A Canadian who has moved to the mountain area of Ukraine to enjoy country living after a lifetime of major cities in Canada, the US and Ukraine.