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• Cozo Fantu • log cabin Carpathian Mountains • cottage rental Transylvania

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1 bedroom
6 guests
7 nights minimum
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• COZO FANTU • The former shepherd’s hut in the Carpathian meadows provides only basic convenience, but lots of fresh mountain air for stressed lungs. A spring originates a stone’s throw away, the trees hang heavy with cherries, and you can get cheese or milk from the shepherd next door. A perfect log cabin holiday for lovers of unspoiled nature on the edge of civilization. And a good choice for those who want to enrich their experience with a pinch of Transylvanian serenity. The mountain cabin is located 7 km above the village of Fantanele, 9 km away from the small town of Orlat, and 25 km from Sibiu. It is not accessible by car, so we will accompany you on your way there and back. In our off-road SUV it takes an hour, and with the horse-drawn cart about three hours. In both cases it’s a...• COZO FANTU • The former shepherd’s hut in the Carpathian meadows provides only basic convenience, but lots of fresh mountain air for stressed lungs. A spring originates a stone’s throw away, the trees hang heavy with cherries, and you can get cheese or milk from the shepherd next door. A perfect log cabin holiday for lovers of unspoiled nature on the edge of civilization. And a good choice for those who want to enrich their experience with a pinch of Transylvanian serenity. The mountain cabin is located 7 km above the village of Fantanele, 9 km away from the small town of Orlat, and 25 km from Sibiu. It is not accessible by car, so we will accompany you on your way there and back. In our off-road SUV it takes an hour, and with the horse-drawn cart about three hours. In both cases it’s an adventure worth remembering. We will pick you up for no charge from Sibiu airport or station. If you arrive by car you can park comfortably on our enclosed plot in the village of Vale. We reload your luggage, and off we go. Once at the cabin, Nicu (our mountain specialist) will prepare a traditional shepherds stew in the kettle over an open fire. Groceries can be bought in the shops or at the market of the small town Saliste. In case you’re running low on supplies, you can hike along the stream below the hut to the nearest store in Orlat, open daily until 9pm. The log home consists of a terrace, a kitchen, and a bedroom with a large pedestal bed that comfortably accommodates four people. Facilities include pots and pans, plenty of blankets, hand and dish towels, candles, a gas bottle with cooker, barbeque and a tripod, washing bowl and bucket, water cans, wood and an ax, toilet paper, dish soap and a sponge, soap, matches, salt and sugar. Cooking is done either with the gas burner, on the stove in the kitchen, or on the fire pit in front of the hut. • Trade in sockets for kerosene lamps. • Trade in the fridge for a cool basement. • Trade in the WC for an outhouse. • Trade in the shower for washing with spring water. The mobile reception at the hut itself is bad, but a little further up the hill you will find several networks. The mountain cabin is registered on Google Maps (search for 'Carpathian log cabin Romania'), and from us you will receive the best current hiking map of the Cindrel Mountains. In any case, you will not get lost up there beause you're not alone in the Carpathians. Next to other hikers, you'll find a shepherd leaning on his cane on every other hill. Alpine meadows, proud mountains and the vastness of the valleys, stretch for as far as the eye can see, dotted by wooden huts and shelters, sheep, cows, and horses. This is a great starting point for hikes to the mountain lake at Gura Raului and further up into the mountains. Or just simply lie down on a hillside, chew on a blade of grass and let your thoughts drift... • Carpathian log cabin, sleeps 4 • 2 rooms, 1 terrace • Basement, barn, spring, outhouse • Wood stove, gas cooker, kerosene lamps, kitchen equipment • Large platform bed, blankets, pillows • Available from April 1 to October 22 • Minimum stay: 5 nights • Transport by horse-drawn cart or SUV: € 48 each way • Transfer from Sibiu airport or train station included ___________________________________________________________________. ••• We provide more than just one cottage •••. We live in Vale and have 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, as well as with a view to modern building materials and contemporary housing needs. • 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. After eight years of work we cast the trowels and planning aside for a while and took a deep breath. Today, we care for you as a team. 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. Interested in another accommodation? You can find them all via the link below. .More
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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
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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Reviews (4)
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Imagine: no traffic, no pressure, no,people, no wifi, no telly, no demands, just a shepherd and his sheep, friendly dogs, flowers, birds, butterflies, alpine meadows, woods and streams. Collect water from a spring, cook up a stew on the open fire, gaze at a starry...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This line from a poem I learned as a child sums up the very best of what the hut meant to us. Time hangs heavy in the mountains and there is much to delight the soul. We watched butterflies, including graceful swallowtails, saw a wild...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

Thanks Emma, you've found very empathetic words. A look back without exaggeration, but with much feeling for original life beyond zivilisation. Hope to see you again in the Carpathians.

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Reviewed 31 July 2018
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018
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Date of stay: May 2018
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Hiking Trips
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
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Alpine meadows, proud mountains and the vastness of the valleys, stretch for as far as the eye can see, dotted by wooden huts and shelters, sheep, cows, and horses. This is a great starting point for hikes to the mountain lake at Gura Raului and further up into the mountains. Or just simply lie down on a hillside, chew on a blade of grass and taste the tranquility of original nature on the edge of civilization. From us you will receive the best current hiking map of the Cindrel Mountains. In any case, you will not get lost up there beause you're not alone in the Carpathians. Next to other hikers, you'll find a shepherd leaning on his cane on every other hill.
Getting around
The only neighbour is a shepherd with his animals. There you can get fresh milk and sheep's cheese. Besides you have some hiking trails, that's all. No public transport, no bus or train station, no highway or airport in the closer surroundings. To reach the civilisation you have to hike 9 km along a brook to the small town of Orlat.
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