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• studio Zollo II • at the Carpathian foothills in Transylvania

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3 guests
4 nights minimum
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• CASA ZOLLO II • is a cozy holiday apartment on the hillside, best suited for singles and couples. Located in a peaceful spot at the edge of the pastoral village of Vale, where the only through traffic consists of one or two horse carts bringing in the hay from the nearby hills. A good choice for whoever enjoys something special and wants to add a touch of Transylvanian serenity to their holiday experience. The village is situated 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. After a few steps you already find yourself in the oldest beech forest of the continent, and hiking towards the mountain pastures you will e...• CASA ZOLLO II • is a cozy holiday apartment on the hillside, best suited for singles and couples. Located in a peaceful spot at the edge of the pastoral village of Vale, where the only through traffic consists of one or two horse carts bringing in the hay from the nearby hills. A good choice for whoever enjoys something special and wants to add a touch of Transylvanian serenity to their holiday experience. The village is situated 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. 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. Does this appeal to you? Then take a break and treat yourself to a place where unspoiled nature meets the breath of the past. ____________________________________________________________________. ••• apartment ZOLLO II •••. The studio (28 sqm) is situated on the ground floor of the main house Villa Zollo, and features a private entrance as well as its own terrace, kitchen, and bathroom. During the construction period we took our time and delved into the creative design of details. Expect custom-made furnishings, exceptional cleanliness, and relaxing views of the valley and the forested mountains. Furnishings include wooden flooring, a double bed, TV set (international channels), Wi-Fi internet access, and plants. The kitchenette is fully equipped for self-catering with a fridge, gas stove, coffee maker, and espresso machine, as well as a toaster, kettle, spices, and more. On request, we provide you with breakfast, traditional menus or farm products from the village. The separate bathroom is equipped with a shower, washstand, toilet, and washing machine. The entire interior was chosen with care and is of high quality, including the sanitary installation, kitchen utensils, linen, and mattress. All the furniture, doors and windows were made to measure. On arrival you’ll find the bed freshly made, with towels, soap and shower gel provided. The solar-assisted central heating is powered by a gas heater. Alternatively, electrical infrared panels can be switched on at no additional costs for you. From the spacious terrace (21 sqm) you can look out onto the lush green of the wooded mountain slopes, or past the fruit trees down into the valley. A staircase leads to the fenced garden adjacent to the surrounding hills. Here you can relax on a covered terrace, grill your steak on the stonewalled barbecue, or enjoy the evening by an open fire, proposing a toast to the awakening crickets. Maybe you’ll just sit down under an apple tree, listen to the birds, and let your thoughts drift… • Transylvania holiday apartment, sleeps 2 (up to 3) • Studio with a double bed and kitchenette • Bathroom with shower and washing machine • Private terrace • Large garden with parking lot, covered patio, BBQ and campfrie • Minimum stay: 3-5 nights • Additional 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
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
Cooker
DVD Player
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Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
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Washer
Central Heating
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
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Hiking Trips
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Mountain Views
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We had a great week in Romania - thanks to Werner and the whole crew. They all really care. The studio offers all comfort you need travelling alone or as a couple. A beautiful garden with fantastic view is perfect for relaxing evenings after days...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Mario0678
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We stayed in April this year (sorry Werner to be so slow with this!). We came to go walking in the mountains and were not disappointed - stunning alpine scenery after steep climbs up through Beech woods. Lovely garden at the apartment, in which I...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank HardyWalker
Management response:Responded 3 September 2018

Thanks Hugh, better late than never. Meanwhile we have chairs with backs in the apartment, so you can concentrate better on the essentials next time. Cheers, Werner

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stayed with nine people - kids and adults of three generations - at Casa Zollo and Studio Zollo during one week in June 2017, and we absolutely enjoyed it. Werner was a very accomodating host, he picked us up from the airport and explained...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Tim H
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Sadly we could only stay for one short night at „Zollo II“, but it was beautiful. A great flat with a great porch right in front of it and a most awesome view across the plains. Perfect interior, everything spotlessly clean and “thought about” and...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank Corinna W
Management response:Responded 15 September 2016

Thanks Corinna, a lot of praise for only one night. You are always welcome, Werner

Reviewed 4 July 2014

We rented the studio portion of Casa Zollo in Vale, Romania in late June. It was awesome. Werner made it very easy to set everything up and provided excellent directions to the house. The house is a secure new structure of very high craftsmanship. The...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank Charles C
About the Owner
Werner K
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
Interaction with guests
We care for you as a team. In case of problems or questions you can always get in touch. Furthermore, we might have one or two tips at hand for you, but we also master the art of discreet retreat.
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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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