I can provide you with photos of Batak if the helps, if you want to give me your email address? I think you're supposed to put some extra text in the middle of it e.g joe.bloggsDELETE-THIS@whatever.co.uk
so that it can't be nicked for junk mail.
The photos show the 2 town squares, the older, less pretty church and the typical houses I talked about. Can't find the pic of the blue domed church though, dunno where it went.
I don't know what the roads are like in the winter I'm afraid, as I've not been there in the snow yet.
About the services you need. I used one company for everything: purchase, lawyers, builders, translators etc, but I've already been "ticked off" a little for recommending them, as some people, including Pussycat, have had bad experiences, so I dare not say too much. Sorry. They didn't charge me at all for the 2 days of trips I made with them, and they even paid for the drinks in the cafe in Batak and lunch the day before in Bansko. Maybe that was because I'd already bought from them though.