The Village of Spantsi is located about 7 miles north of the centre of the Town of Gabrovo and 15 miles west-southwest of the Town of Dryanovo. It is located in the central part of the Strazhata plateau, low on the northern valley slope of a small tributary of the Yantra, flowing about 1 mile east of the village. About 300 m before the confluence of the tributary to Yantra is the Ivanilovski waterfall.

The name of the village is derived from the extinct personal name *Span meaning “one who sleeps a lot”.

The Village of Spantsi offers fresh air, spring water, waterfall, great climate, gorgeous mountain views, peace and serenity – all the ingredients you need to enjoy rural life in the Bulgarian countryside. The population of the village is only 7 people according to the latest census, which makes it the perfect place to relax away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of urban living. At the same time the village is not cut off from the world, on the contrary, it has regular bus transport (the bus stop is 10 meters away from the property) if you need to visit the neighbouring towns. In close proximity to Spantsi there are many attractive places that draw people to visit: museums, monasteries, beautiful architecture from the Bulgarian Revival period, amazing natural landmarks… you name it!

Some attractive landmarks in the area include:

– The Upper Ivanilovski Waterfall – literally only 3 minutes away from the Sierra House! The waterfall is very beautiful, about 5 meters high and relatively wide, and its waters fall into the lake formed below it;
– The Ivanilovski Waterfalls – two other beautiful waterfalls situated between the Village of Ivanili and Solari (only a mile away from Spantsi);
– Regional Ethnographic Open-Air Museum ETAR (5 miles from Gabrovo) – Bulgaria’s only open-air ethnographic museum with a main urban street with buildings from the 19th century featuring active artisan workshops, commercial outlets, a coffee shop and houses of craftsmen and merchants;
– The ‘House of Humour and Satire’ Museum in Gabrovo – a unique cultural institute for humorous and satiric art of international and worldwide significance;
– The Dryanovo Monastery “St. Archangel Michael” – founded in the 12th century, situated in the picturesque gorge of Dryanovo River;
– The Sokolski Monastery – founded in 1833 and named after its founder Yosif Sokolski. It is located 8 miles southwest of Gabrovo on the northern slopes of the Balkan Mountains in the Bulgarka Nature Park;
– Bozhentsi – a village and architectural reserve in Gabrovo municipality, famous for its well-preserved Bulgarian National Revival architecture and history, and a well-known tourist destination in the area;
– The Tryavna Clock Tower – more than 20 meters high, the clock tower, which is symbol of the town of Tryavna, was built in 1841;
– The Pavlikeni Zoo – which is with free access for visitors;
– The Historical Museum of Veliko Tarnovo.