• CASA NICU • The 120-year-old farmhouse in a quaint village at the food of the Carpathians. Completely refurbished, but with unspoilt spirit. A good choice for every gourmet who wants to spice up his experience with a dash of Romanian tradition.
••• CASA NICU ••• The Methuselah among our holiday rentals has seen 120 years passing by without being overly impressed. During extensive renovations we left untouched the basic substance, and so the breath of the past still blows through the patient walls.
The property is situated in the shepherds village of Vale, nestled between the wooded mountains and overlooking the Transylvanian plain. On the one hand, far away from the pulse of time, on the other hand just around the corner of Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture 2007. No through traffic, in an absolutely peaceful spot. Leaving the courtyard behind you already find yourself on the way up to the mountain meadows with their unique flora and fauna in Europe. So take a break and treat yourself a place, where unspoiled nature meets history and traditions.
The living quarters are located upstairs. A staircase leads out to the hallway, which was added to the house in a typical construction. Both the shower room (2 sqm) and the eat-in kitchen (14 sqm) are entered through the hallway.
The kitchen is completely equipped for self-catering with a fridge, gas stove, coffee maker and espresso machine, toaster, kettle, spices, washer and more. Upon request, we provide you with breakfast, traditional menus or farm products from the village.
The room (18 sqm) is entered through the kitchen. It is equipped with a double bed, TV set (international channels), W-Fi Internet access and plants. Three windows open up the room and the view out onto the village's rooftops. On arrival, you will find the bed freshly made. Hand and bath towels, shower gel and soap are provided, and an additional bed is available.
The interior was chosen with care and is largely new, including kitchen and sanitation facilities, linen an mattress. To heat the rooms you use the water-bearing tiled stove that also supplies the radiators in every room. Additionally, an electrical infrared panel will start up at no additional costs for you.
The enclosed courtyard is a leafy feast. Here you can relax on a covered patio, uncork a bottle of wine and unpack the card game. Or take place on the slope above the village, look into the vastness of the valley, and you will be surprised about the thoughts popping up in your mind out of nowhere.
• For 2 (to 3) persons
• 1 room, 1 eat-in kitchen, 1 shower room
• Covered patio in the courtyard
• Minimum stay: 3 - 5 nights
• Extra bed: € 10/ night
• Pet: € 5/night
• Discount from the 15th day of stay
We reply to any inquiry within 24 hours, and...
... offer more than just accommodation.
• Free pickup from the Sibiu airport or train station, rental car & bicycles on request.
• On request, our cook provides breakfast or swings the wooden spoon. She conjures traditional menus fresh on the table to pre-arranged time. Also available are farm products from the village, such as: fresh milk, goat or sheep's cheese, forest honey and homemade jam, Zakusca, pickled vegetables, wine and schnapps.
• On request: shopping prior to your arrival, cot, rides in a horse cart or donkey cart for children.
• Tip: trip to our shepherd cottage (Cozo Fantu) in the mountain meadows. Without comfort but with lots of fresh mountain air for stressed lungs. A source emerges a stone's throw away, the cherries hanging in the trees, and cheese or milk you may get from the shepherd next door. Ascent with a horse cart and traditional shepherd stew over an open fire on request.
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••• We provide more than just one cottage •••
We aren't studied tourism experts. We live in Vale and joined together in a small and family-type construction company. By this company, we have given five houses a complete overhaul or constructed them from scratch. With attention to detail all along, with respect towards the traditional style of the area, but also with a view to modern building materials and contemporary housing needs. The result is the encounter of different ages and cultures in five oasis of wellbeing, each of them with their own flair, distinctive and special in a place which – we hope – will be sidestepped by the world's hustle for a long time to come.
After eight years of work - with many possibilities for creative design - we put trowels and planing aside for a while, breathe a sigh, and are pleased to present:
••• VILLA CRINA - the icing of our resort with 200 sqm of living space and terraced garden – for 8 people.
••• CASA PELU - the former farmhouse with extended loft and roof-terrace – for 6 people.
••• CASA NICU - the 120-year-old cottage with the appropriate historic flair – for 2 (to 3) people.
••• VILLA ZOLLO - the new 150 sqm holiday home on the hill with panoramic views and large garden – for 6 (to 8) people.
••• CONDO ZOLLO II - well equipped apartment with large terrace, BBQ and garden – for 2 (to 3) people.
••• COZO FANTU - our shepherd's hut in the mountain meadows – for 4 people.
Of the income of the vacation rentals (so your money) on one hand the 'investor' is served. On the other hand, the administration allows two families an extra income. When we cook for you, if you order local products, plan a trip in a horse cart or rent a car, other villagers have a benefit. Finally, we are planning a soup kitchen for the less well-off families in the village which also will be financed from the proceeds of the accommodations.
We foster a climate of openness and equality-based relationships.
• Pets welcome
• Smoking outside only
• Not suitable for wheelchairs
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I have been living in the village of Vale in Romania since 1998, commuting regularly to my second universe in Berlin. My Romanian friend and I set up a small construction company together 10 years ago, which is earning us a living in the surrounding villages.
During this period, 5 holiday houses were built which, from the first day of rental (2010), have been receiving visitors from all over the world. We were lucky with the investors. They wanted quality - and got it - and there was never any stress over money. So we could exercise our creativities, and everybody involved received wages well above local standards. Thus emerged a battle-tried squad of regulars; boys and girls who stand together even beyond working issues.
Today we manage the cottages mutually – i.e. the same actors which built or repaired them are now maintaining them as a team. We share receiving the guests, doing renovation jobs, gardening, or cleaning, and one of us cooks the best traditional menus this side of the Carpathians. I myself maintain our website and communicate with you.
If you want to experience Transylvania on your own, just call on me. I’ll support you with answers and advice from your first idea all the way to your arrival. If you find the journey by car too far, we’ll pick you up at the Sibiu train station or airport, and on request there’s a private rental car or bikes waiting for you..
Then we’ll hand you a key and leave you alone. Unless you want me to tell you about all the things you can do here in the mountains, in the valley or the old town of Sibiu, and where to find the closest fortified church, Dacian excavations, a lake, or the ‘Bear Cave’. Or we can sit down on the terrace with a fine wine or home-made Schnaps, and I’ll draw up a picture of the region’s history and reality for you. A region that I love because, its vital nonchalance, despite all the hardships, still sends my spirits flying …