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• Casa Nicu • ancient Carpathian cottage near Sibiu Transylvania Romania

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Casa Nicu • holiday farmhouse at the Carpathian foothills near Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania.
Casa Nicu • holiday farmhouse at the Carpathian foothills near Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania.
1 of 48Casa Nicu • holiday farmhouse at the Carpathian foothills near Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania.
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
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• CASA NICU • The Methuselah among our cottage rentals has seen 120 years passing by without being overly impressed. During extensive renovations we left the basic substance untouched, and now the breath of the past still blows through the patient walls. So, this farmhouse is a good choice for whoever enjoys something special and wants to add a touch of Transylvanian serenity to their holiday experience. The property is located in the pastoral village of Vale, directly at the feet of the Carpathian Mountains. On the one hand, far away from the pulse of time, on the other hand just around the corner from Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture 2007. The village is nestled between the wooded mountains overlooking the Transylvanian plain - in an absolutely peaceful spot with no through traffic...• CASA NICU • The Methuselah among our cottage rentals has seen 120 years passing by without being overly impressed. During extensive renovations we left the basic substance untouched, and now the breath of the past still blows through the patient walls. So, this farmhouse is a good choice for whoever enjoys something special and wants to add a touch of Transylvanian serenity to their holiday experience. The property is located in the pastoral village of Vale, directly at the feet of the Carpathian Mountains. On the one hand, far away from the pulse of time, on the other hand just around the corner from Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture 2007. The village is nestled between the wooded mountains overlooking the Transylvanian plain - in an absolutely peaceful spot with no through traffic. After a few steps you already find yourself in the oldest beech forest of the continent, and hiking towards the mountain pastures you will experience a unique flora and fauna. Alternatively, benefit from our central location in the heart of Romania and explore sights and trips in all directions. Take a break and treat yourself to a place where unspoiled nature meets the breath of the past. ___________________________________________________________________. ••• CASA NICU •••. Viewed from the outside, this farmhouse is certainly not the only eye-catcher in Transylvania. But whoever crosses the threshold will feel and see its uniqueness. We handled every square meter with attention to detail and respect towards its builders and the traditional style of the area. The living quarters are located upstairs. A staircase leads out to the hallway, which was added to the house in a typical way. 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, as well as a toaster, kettle, spices, washing machine 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 features a double bed, TV set (Astra Satellite), Wi-Fi internet access, and plants. Three windows open the room and the view onto the village’s rooftops. An extra bed is available. On arrival, you will find the bed freshly made, and hand and bath towels, shower gel, and soap are also available. The entire interior was chosen with care and is of high quality, including kitchen and sanitation facilities, linen, and mattress. To heat the rooms, you use the water-bearing tiled stove that also supplies all the radiators in the premises. Additionally, an electrical infrared panel will start up at no additional costs for you. The enclosed courtyard is a leafy feast for the eyes. Here you can relax on a covered terrace, uncork a bottle of wine or unpack the card game. Or walk a few steps to the slope above the village, enjoy the vastness of the valley, and you'll be surprised about the thoughts popping up in your mind out of nowhere. • Transylvania holiday farmhouse, sleeps 2 (up to 3) • 1 room, 1 eat-in kitchen, 1 shower room • Covered patio in the courtyard • Minimum stay: 3 - 5 nights (seasonal) • Extra bed for a third person: € 10/night ____________________________________________________________________. ••• We offer more than just accommodation ••• • Transfer from the Sibiu airport or railway station is included, and a reliable rental car is available directly from us. • On request, our cook provides breakfast or swings the wooden spoon. She conjures traditional menus fresh to the table by appointment - each gram of meat a product of her own livestock farming. Vegetarian? No problem. • 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 schnaps. • On request: baby cot, high chair, rides in a donkey cart for children, grocery shopping prior to your arrival. • Tip: Excursion in a horse-drawn cart to the mountains. The tour can take a few hours or an entire day. On the way, you stop at a creek and Nicu (our Carpathian specialist) prepares a shepherd goulash in the kettle on the camp fire. ____________________________________________________________________. ••• The village of Vale •••. … is out in the sticks, in the middle of nowhere. On the other hand, the freeway that brings all sights of Transylvania closer to you is only 5 km away. A tarmac road touches on the village, but in large parts, it’s cobblestone roads and dirt trails leading up into the wooded hills. Thus, traditional structures and straightforward hospitality still hold up in Vale. Horses, cows and goats are still part of the village landscape, and the farmers take up their scythes and plant corn, potatoes, and vegetables to provide for the winter. There is a children's playground and a small grocery store at the village square. The town of Saliste 2 km away offers more shops, a farmer's market and an ATM cash machine. Whatever you miss here can be found in Sibiu 20 km away at the Cibin Market, in retail stores, or supermarkets such as Real, Carrefour and Lidl. Some say that the Romanian countryside appears frozen in time. It is unique and mostly untouched and the breath of the past hides in every corner. Maybe you'll sense the charm of the extraordinary, perceiving what life was like before it was leveled by the advance of civilization. Until then, take a good look around. Heists and highway robberies are tales from the long-gone years of turmoil following the political change in Romania, and Count Dracula obviously exists only in movies. Most people in these parts are open-minded and very friendly when met with respect, , and many of them speak English, making communication easy. Read more below for an overview of the sights in the area, plus a pinch of Transylvanian history. ____________________________________________________________________. ••• We are no trained tourism experts ••• We live in Vale and have joined together in a small and family-type construction company, which all the holiday cottages were built by. After eight years of work - with many possibilities for creative design - we cast the trowels and planning aside for a while and took a deep breath. From the income generated by the houses (your money), on the one hand the 'investor' is served. On the other hand, administration and care-taking yield a secure income for several families. When we cook for you, or when you order local products or go shopping in the local grocery, also a number of other villagers have a benefit. Finally, we are planning a soup kitchen for the less well-off families in the village which will also be financed from the proceeds of our holiday homes. We nurture a climate of openness and equality-based relationships. ____________________________________________________________________. ••• We provide more than just a cottage ••• With our construction company, we have given five houses a complete overhaul or built them from scratch. With attention to detail all along, with respect towards the traditional style of the area, as well as with a view to modern building materials and contemporary housing needs. The result is an encounter of different ages and cultures in five oases 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. • VILLA CRINA • our jewel with 200 sqm of living space and terraced garden – sleeps 8. • CASA PELU • the former farmhouse with extended loft and roof terrace – sleeps 6. • CASA NICU • 120-year-old cottage with the appropriate historic flair – sleeps 2-3. • VILLA ZOLLO • 150 sqm holiday home with panoramic views and large garden – sleeps 6-8. • Studio ZOLLO II • well equipped apartment with a terrace, BBQ and garden – sleeps 2-3. • COZO FANTU • our shepherd’s hut in the mountain pastures – sleeps 4. A total of 12 rooms are endowed with double beds, WiFi internet access, TV (Astra satellite), and plants. Some properties feature a garden and living room with a fireplace, and all of them provide a kitchen fully equipped for self-catering, as well as 1-4 bathrooms, a washing machine, and at least one terrace. The central heating facilities (most of them solar-assisted) are powered by water-bearing fireplaces, tiled stoves or gas heaters. In addition, nearly all of the rooms are equipped with infrared panels. Interested in another accommodation? You can find them all via the link below. .More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Families, kids and pets are welcome. Smoking please outside the cottage. We provide self made groceries (e.g. honey, milk and cheese) directly from the farmers, breakfast and traditional menus, free transfer from Sibiu airport, private car hire, hiking maps of the area, trips with the horse-drawn cart, and excursion tips if desired.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Werner K
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviewed 14 July 2020

The Location is beautiful, clean kitchen with everthing u need to cook ur meals, well organized garden and a lovely fireplace for some late hour chilling after roaming and hiking arround in the Hills and Mountains beside with a breathtaking view in the landscape. Also...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Nathanael B
Reviewed 14 January 2020

The apartment was perfect, we had everything we needed. The village is very nice, the scenery on the top of the hill was magical. We appreciate the fact that it's a pet friendy place, our dog also enjoyed the holiday.

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank siminaborla
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Lovely house with traditional look. Clean and good services . Wonderful places and people. Thank you !

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank manu39ro
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We: two People and one little dog were the second time in Vale and first time in Casa Nicu. It is the perfect place for a relaxing week in the Carpathians. The lovingly restored, perfectly equipped and very clean old cottage is a cozy home...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Susanne D
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The place was very cozy, warm and tidy. A spectacular old tile stove was warming the place. Very nice indeed. A very nice place for a stay of a few days in this nice carpatian village. Will be returning with friends to enjoy spring or...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank at2na
Management response:Responded 9 March 2017

Thanks Alex, I would be glad if we meet again whenever you want. Werner

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a quaint, cozy cottage perfectly sized for two. We celebrated our anniversary with a trip to Romania and Casa Vale is the perfect base. Whether interested in culture, handicrafts, rural living, history or hiking everything is within reach. Even in the middle of...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Jo Lee E
Management response:Responded 22 February 2017

Thanks Lee, for your warm words. When it pulls you once again to Transylvania you're always welcome.

Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stayed in Casa Nicu for a week - and had a great time. The apartment is perfect for 2 people and there's real attention to detail which we were constantly struck by - condiments, washing detergent etc. It's a great base for the Transalpina...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Getaway809014
Management response:Responded 13 September 2016

Thanks Kate, for the great review and praise. I'm glad that you've enjoyed your holiday with us. Only one thing I would like to correct: the neighbors of Casa Pelu have their own terrace with seating, directly accessible from their rooms, and they know that...More

Reviewed 8 October 2015

We found a very clean and nice house with a modern kitchen and all the things you need in a usual household. The landlord was very friendly, helped a lot with some things and we got very quickly through with any question. It is a...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Fred_Stuttgart
Werner K, VR Owner at • Casa Nicu • ancient Carpathian cottage near Sibiu Transylvania Romania, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2015

Thanks Fred, and great that you enjoyed the stay in our Methuselah. You are always welcome.

Reviewed 26 August 2015

Casa Nicu is a cozy upper-story cottage with everything we needed available. The village is set at the base of the mountains, and we were able to hike up the valley to the sculpture park, as well as walk to neighboring villages. Nicu is very...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank HRP100
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We had a wonderful time at Casa Nicu. It's an old farmhouse which has a kitchen/lounge, bedroom and bathroom. We were well looked after by the hosts during our stay and there's the option to purchase some yummy home cooked Romanian food. The village is...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank traveller0200
Werner K, VR Owner at • Casa Nicu • ancient Carpathian cottage near Sibiu Transylvania Romania, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2015

Thanks Mark. I should announce from the stars and the moon that you don't need a torch tonight. You're always welcome, Werner

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
You just have to leave the cottage and you wander through the oldest beech forest in Europe. The historic old town of Sibiu is only 20 km away, and via the nearby motorway you can quickly reach the Dracula Castle, Sighisoara or fortified churches in every second village in Transylvania. Breakfast and traditional menus are served by our cook directly on the table. Alternatively you can choose between two good restaurants 2-3 km away and pizza from the stone oven, which is also delivered. There is a children's playground and a small grocery store at the village square. The town of Saliste 2 km away offers more shops, a farmer's market and an ATM cash machine. Whatever you miss here can be found in Sibiu in retail stores, or supermarkets.
Getting around
The village of Vale is located close to the small town of Saliste with bus (2 km away) and train station (4 km away). There is no public transport in the village. That's why we recommend a car, that you can hire at the Sibiu airport or directly with us.
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  • • Casa Nicu • ancient Carpathian cottage near Sibiu Transylvania Romania is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

  • • Casa Nicu • ancient Carpathian cottage near Sibiu Transylvania Romania has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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