Our holiday rentals are located in the pastoral village of Vale in southern Transylvania, directly at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. On the one hand far away from the latest trends of time, on the other hand just around the corner from Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in the heart of Romania. A good choice for whoever enjoys unspoiled nature and wants to add a pinch of Transylvanian serenity to their life experience.
We offer distinctive accommodations for 2 to 12 persons and different tastes. You can choose between carefully refurbished farmhouses, rustic villas, and for admirers of unspoiled places we suggest our mountain cottage on the edge of civilization.
Each holiday home is equipped with a kitchen fully suited for self catering. We provide free transfer from the Sibiu airport, WiFi, rental cars, and farm products from the village. Moreover, you can order traditional menus from the most dedicated cook this side of the Carpathians. Our holiday cottages:
Our jewel with 200 sqm living space, fireplace and garden
Refurbished country house with a new attic and roof terrace
120-year-old farmhouse cottage with the appropriate historic flair
150 sqm holiday chalet on a hillside with panoramic view
Cosy holiday apartment with a large terrace and gardens
Former shepherds hut in the Carpathian Mountains
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are located in a peaceful spot without through traffic, surrounded by healthy mixed forest. Through the years, we have given them 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 bypassed by the world's hustle for a long time to come.
A total of 12 rooms are endowed with double beds, WiFi Internet, TV (international channels), and plants. The two villas provide a garden with BBQ and parking lot, and a living room with a fireplace. Each property, including the farms, features at least one terrace, 1 to 4 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine, detergents, soaps and other consumables.
The interiors were selected with attention to detail and are of high quality, including kitchen utensils, mattresses and linens, and sanitary installations. All of the furniture, windows, doors and stairs were consistently made to measure. 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.
is nestled between the mountains overlooking the Transylvanian plain. The freeway is close by, bringing all Romanian sights closer to you, but Vale is still in the middle of nowhere. A tarmac road touches on the village, but it is mostly 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.
Some say that the Romanian countryside appears frozen in time. It is unique and mostly untouched and the breath of the past touches you in every corner. Just make yourself comfortable on the hillside above the village, take a look in the vastness of the valley, and enjoy the thoughts popping into your mind out of nowhere. Maybe you'll sense the charm of the extraordinary, perceiving what life was like before it was levelled 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.
No matter which way you turn, you will experience amazing things - including impressions you never expected.
The ascent to the Cindrel mountain range can be started in any of the neighbouring villages. 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. You will also encounter original places. Walking alongside a wild stream, you pass a secluded monastery in the midst of the forest, or you take another trail to arrive at the Sunny Glade with its dozens of hand-carved wooden sculptures scattered in the mountain pastures. Here, the view of the mountain scenery and the expanse of the valleys further below soothes all the worries of this world.
Find photos of the Carpathian Mountains in our area.
If you want to explore Transylvania, become acquainted with its people, or delve into the country's history in the face of old stonework, you are in the right spot here.
The city of Sibiu, founded by German-Flemish settlers in 1150, lies just around the corner of Vale, and is a source of cultural diversity up to this day. The medieval fortifications embrace the old town with its historic alleys and cafés and bars, some of them set in vaulted cellars or courtyards. During the summer, the town reaches out to its visitors and regularly organizes events, ranging from cabaret and theatre through open-air concerts to exhibitions of local crafts guilds. Take a look at our Sibiu photo gallery.
The countryside is spotted with ancient fortified churches, Dacian ruins, castles and abandoned Roman mines. Every small town boasts an open market where you can buy garden vegetables, forest honey, sheep's cheese and, at times, medicinal herbs. Of course a tomato from the farmer's wife doesn't just look different from a supermarket tomato, it also tastes different.
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The Transalpina is the highest trafficable road across the Carpathians, taking you into one of the few untouched mountain regions in Europe. It starts only a few villages away from Vale. Constructed by the Romans in their campaign against the Dacians, it was rebuilt during World War II, then forgotten, and today winds through one of the few untouched mountain regions in Europe.
On the other side of the mountain range, you dip into the southern climate zone of Walachia, from where you make your way back through the Olt valley. It's the only north-south route through the Carpathians, passing ancient monasteries and some steep cliffs. Whoever doesn’t stop here must be in a real hurry.
Here you'll find photos of the Transalpina in Romania.
Cackling chickens and neighing horses strain the mind less than howling engines. The sight of wooded mountains and free-flowing wild brooks is more pleasing to the eye than concreted soil on which skyscrapers grow.
Thus, your perception of peace and tranquility will soon change, and you'll serenely tolerate the occasional rattle of a chainsaw in autumn. Leaving behind some advantages and disadvantages of civilization, hang ten and let your thoughts wander. Your temporary home provides a comfortable ambience in fresh mountain air, and you'll sleep cosy as a bear in his den.
We live in Vale and have joined together in a family-type construction company, which has built all of the holiday cottages. After eight years of work - with many prospects for creative design - we cast the trowels and the planning aside for a while and took a deep breath. Today, we care for you as a team. In case of problems or questions you can always get in touch with us. Furthermore, we might have one or two tips at hand for you, but we also master the art of the discreet retreat.
From the income generated by the houses (your money), first the investor is served. On the other hand, administration and care-taking yield a secure income for several families. Whenever we cook for you, or any time you order local products or go shopping in the local grocery, a number of other villagers have a benefit. Finally, we are preparing a soup kitchen for the less well-off families in the village which will also be financed from the proceeds of our holiday homes.
With us you can book your Transylvania holidays directly online, kids and pets are welcome. Many of our guests spend their annual family vacations here, and they always leave satisfied. See for yourself and check out our guestbook.
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