Outside eating cornerFront view of the old patio
Village Break! Old House Retreat, Garden & Forest
Village Break! Old House Retreat, Garden & Forest
8 gostiju
3 spavaće sobe
3 kreveta
2 kupaonice
8 gostiju
3 spavaće sobe
3 kreveta
2 kupaonice
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An old traditional house made of wood and earth, with tree orchard and garden, delightfully placed near the edge the forest, in the National Natural Reserve of Vâlsan River

Remote, but a great location of access to the main roads to/from BUCHAREST & TRANSYLVANIA: TRANSFĂGĂRĂȘAN, SIBIU, BRAN, BRAȘOV (please see below for details)

Originally, it belonged to my grand-grandparents; we renovated in 2016, obstinately keeping everything we could in the wonderful original state.

Prostor

***[Please note that the price listed is considered per room (if agreed, we also may stay in the house if your group is max. 7 people, or leave it all to you if your group is more than 7 people. For directly renting a specific room or two rooms (1 - 5 people), please see the listings of each room on my profile or just contact me :) For long-term rentals, we happily offer significant discounts.]

***[In order for you to find out more about the place specifics, please inquire me first, before requesting to book or instant booking. Thank you!]


Our house is located on a (very :) ) secondary road in the village, in a splendid and picturesque neighbourhood. The house is surrounded by our 2000 square meters (21.500 square feet) land - orchard, garden, yard, backyard and pasture. Our orchard has very old nut trees, mature apple trees, and young fruit trees of all sorts. And grapes. And raspberries. :)

You'll fall in love (we did also!) with the simple serenity of the entire place, with the wildbirds' concerts in the morning, with the tender sunsets with a glass of local wine in the gazebo or on the picnic blanket in the garden, with the feeling of time slowly passing by in harmony. Seldom you'll see more (and sometimes even less :) ) than a car per day crawling along our narrow village road.

We are very fond of traditional Romanian recipes, cooked slowly, outside, in iron-cast kettles. Enjoy the local savours and flavours - ask us about cooking for you. Now, about the house:

The house was raised in the 1930's by the builders' guild my great-grandpa was belonging to. After they died, in the 1990's, the house was not inhabited anymore until we started face-lifting it, in 2016. We tried renovating it respecting the wonderful cosy touch of the original house, using as many as traditional materials and techniques as we could, from wooden shingles roof, hand-made traditional-patterned ceramic tiles, to natural plasters and recycled very old alder wood, and keeping all the beautiful objects our great-grandparents had and reuse them and enjoy them. However, we equipped the house with all amenities necessary: fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, Wi-Fi etc.

At the floor level, there are two bedrooms ("The Good Room" and "The Great-Grandma's Room"), one bathroom, the kitchen and also the technical room.

Upstairs, there's a bedroom (called "The Night Sky Room" because of the large roof window through you can see the marvellous sky - no light pollution here, all stars and constellations available:), another bathroom and a generous L-shaped open-space which can be used as a big living room and, by night, as a space for sleep (the extensible sofa is placed in a niche providing privacy). Also, my tiny office for no-distraction computer work is available upstairs. :)

Outside, there are two porches/verandas and a wooden pavilion providing enough space for eating outside, and including a bread oven and a barbecue.

There are three different entrances in the house.

Due to constraints imposed by adhering to the original architecture both bathrooms are a bit smaller than than those generally found in cities but they are spotlessly clean, well-functioning and contain all the essentials.

Oh, and under the house, there is a stone cellar where we secrete all the home-made delights :)

Dostupno gostima

Fell free to drink your coffee in any of the verandas, to have a lazy walk in the garden, sit barefoot on the grass, read or sleep in the hammock under our ash trees, pick some raspberries or some apples, climb in the walnut or use any other space in & out the house at heart's desire.

Interakcija s gostima

Upon request, we proudly offer a delightful and rich traditional Romanian breakfast, using exclusively natural products, home made or from local farming, including the most precious local product - round pressed & smoked cheese. Please ask us in advance about cooking for you.

Also, upon request we can provide traditional lunch / dinner / barbecue.

Ostale napomene

We love meeting new people and being helpful with everything since we love this place and region with all my heart, but if you just want to lay back and enjoy some privacy, we'd easily switch to "silent cat" mode :)

Being placed in a natural reserve, it is not too strange for different bugs to appear seldom in the house, in spite of the repellents we regularly use. Please acknowledge that in the region there are no lethal bugs or critters - but if this makes you feel more comfortable, get your bug spray with you.

We have two friendly tomcats and a playful dog. None of them is allowed in the house.

We gladly offer bikes for rental. Please ask us in advance.


Sadržaji
Kuhinja
Internet
Osnovna oprema
Šampon

Raspored spavanja
Spavaća soba 1
1 bračni krevet (1,4x2)
Spavaća soba 2
1 bračni krevet (1,4x2), 1 zračni madrac
Zajedničke prostorije
1 sofa, 1 madrac na podu, 2 viseće ležaljke

Kućni red
Nije prikladno za kućne ljubimce
Zabave i događaji zabranjeni
Vrijeme dolaska je fleksibilno

- We use to take our shoes off when we get inside.
- Please do not overuse water and use responsibly all other resources!
- Smoking allowed outside.
- We selectively collect organic waste for composting.
- Please take extra care for the unique old wall-carpets/floor-carpets/objects, so everybody can enjoy them for a long time.


Otkazivanja

13 recenzije

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Profil korisnika Mitch
Srpanj 2017.
The house is historic, rustic, and well renovated. Christina (Silviu's wife) made us a great Romanian dinner and breakfast. They have two very friendly cats to keep you company, and overall it was a great experience. I would recommend it.
Profil korisnika SilviuSilviu je Superhost.
Silviu odgovara:
Thank you, Mitch!
Srpanj 2017.

Profil korisnika Andra
Srpanj 2017.
A sweet little find. This place is definitely off the beaten path and a great fit for the adventurous traveler willing to go outside the standard hotel route. But the effort is rewarding. A very unique and authentic experience of traditional Romanian hospitality. Silviu and his wife were perfect hosts. Very communicative and did everything to make sure we were well received.
Profil korisnika SilviuSilviu je Superhost.
Silviu odgovara:
Andra, we thank you for your kind words! We hope to have you back here soon!
Srpanj 2017.

Profil korisnika Marie
Rujan 2017.
We had the great pleasure to stay one night at the wonderful home of this little family. Unfortunately Silviu wasn't there, but we met Cristina and their little daughter and we felt very welcome. The house with its yard and garden is such a great place to stay - with so much charm and charisma!!! Also the dishes Cristina made are very delicious (including the palincă;-) and generally she and her daughter are gorgeous people. All in all we were a bit sad that we only could stay for one night (definitely some misplanning on our part), but we will come back one day - when our small boy is a bit older so he actually can play with little Katinka instead of just looking at eachother :-)
Profil korisnika SilviuSilviu je Superhost.
Silviu odgovara:
Thank you, Marie! Lovely to have you here!
Rujan 2017.

Profil korisnika Evgeny
Rujan 2017.
Отличное место для тех ,кто устал от сетевых бездушных отелей,кто желает единения с природой,отличной вкусной натуральной пищи и общения с эрудированными, прекрасными людьми. Великолепные ужины и завтраки,нежные коты и забавная собака ,прекрасные хозяева Сильвиу и Кристина-молодая пара интеллектуалов. Все посоветуют,все расскажут. Искренне желаем им успеха!
Profil korisnika SilviuSilviu je Superhost.
Silviu odgovara:
"Spasiba", Evgeny, for your kind and useful words!
Rujan 2017.

Profil korisnika Yael
Kolovoz 2017.
We enjoyed staying with Cristina and lovely katushka. The place is a great opportunity for those of you that appreciate simplicity, and quiet life style. You Will enjoy Cristina excellent cooking, all from fresh ingredients from the home garden. You will benefit some quiet time bathing in the river, piking barris, and walking paths that takes you no where special but at the same time the most special place you should be. You will be inspayered by conversation with Cristina, decoration and of course if you lucky by watching the stars from your bad . Great experience and great tips for the road.
Profil korisnika SilviuSilviu je Superhost.
Silviu odgovara:
Thank you so much, Yael, for your warm words!
Kolovoz 2017.

Profil korisnika Alessandra
Kolovoz 2017.
Lovely place, surrounded by nature and country. Good position for visiting Curte de Arges and start the Transfagarasan. Easy to reach from Bucharest thanks also to Silviu who sharwd in advamce their position. The cottage and its garden seems the ones of a fairy tale. Silviu and his wife are welcoming, friendly and interesting people, they allow us to socialize with them, their lovely daughter and the other guests. Dinner and breakfast were delicious, very traditional and made with organic and local food. We loved this stay!
Profil korisnika SilviuSilviu je Superhost.
Silviu odgovara:
So great to have you here, Alessandra! Thank you!
Kolovoz 2017.

Profil korisnika Philippe
Kolovoz 2017.
Nice room in an old house, refurbished with taste with traditional artefacts. Located in Vâlsāneşti village, about 1/2 hour drive from Curtea de Argeş. Calm and close to the nature. Cristina and Silviu are very kind and helpful hosts, with high sense of hospitality. They can arrange nice breakfasts and meals, if needed.
Profil korisnika SilviuSilviu je Superhost.
Silviu odgovara:
Thank you, Phillipe, for your kind words!
Kolovoz 2017.

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Profil korisnika SilviuSilviu je Superhost.
Long story short, I'm an independent visual theatre artist (mime & visual theatre & more!) When I don't play or rehearse in Bucharest, I keep a small old house & tiny farm in the woody hills of Argeș county, 150 km away from Bucharest. I'm passionate about the simple old thin…
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