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€ 70 per night
From January to the end of June and then from mid September to just before Christmas. To see if the dates you want are normal season, click on the link above and select the dates you are interested in.
€ 80 per night
High season is beginning of July to just before August. To see if the dates you want are normal season, click on the link above and select the dates you are interested in.
€ 90 per night
Easter, Christmas and August. To see if the dates you want are normal season, click on the link above and select the dates you are interested in.
Casa Veche – Sleeps 4 – 7
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A selection of pictures of Casa Veche at the Village Hotel
Casa Veche – Sleeps 4-7
Casa Veche is made of pine ( Brad in Romanian)and is around 90 years old. The walls inside are made of mud taken from local clay pits that provide the insulation in the cold winter whilst keeping the house cool in the summer. The house sits just in front of the stream and faces out into the courtyard area where there is a covered barn for lunch when sunny or to keep the snow off you when your having a Horinca around the open fire at Christmas. Casa Mica is next door so if you have rented both house you have the whole place to yourself. Perfect for 50th birthday parties, getting friends together or taking your kids and some of their friends on holiday. You have Casa Mica and let the kids loose in Casa Veche and get a good nights sleep.
– The double bedroom is large and can sleep up to four people in the two double beds. There is a wardrobe and a dresser to put your clothes along with a few chairs and and old bench to rest your book on after turning the reading light out at night. The rugs and bed throws are all locally made and will keep you as warm as toast in the winter and the traditional window opens outwards letting the cool air and the sound of the stream in through the window in the summer.
There is an oil heater for the middle of winter, but as long as the fire is made below in the main room of the house you should be warm and snug. The beds are locally made by our goddaughters father, Georgie and the mattresses are 5 star quality with fresh cotton sheets every few days if required.
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The house has a good karma and even though it’s second life has been a short one so far, there have been a good few parties and good times in it already. Who knows what will happen when you come and stay, what ever you do, you will feel the relaxing atmospher that has made the hardest of back packers stay a whole extra week and sleep half the day whilst reading William Blackers book called Along the Enchanted Waythat he wrote whilst living in Breb in the ’90′s.
After dinner if there is a whole gang of you, you can all huddle around the open fire for tales of bears in the mountains from little red riding hood or some drinking games with you guessed it, a bottle of local Horinca. if you a couple I don’t need to tell you how an open fire can affect the old romantic in you. It makes the fire come alive in the winter, and in the summer you can have a fire outside in the fire pit between the two houses and look up at the milky way which very clear at night even in the village. The wood comes from the 25 hectares of land we have that we are slowly turning into a farm, so every log your burn is being regrown a mile or two up the mountain.
There are board games and a growing collection of books on Maramures for you to read and help plan your day trips out of Breb
The kitchen is large and can have many people around the table. If there is not enough room, we can bring an extra table and you can all squeeze in.
The Kitchen is the heart of any Maramures home. It is where everything goes on, and in the winter, every one lives in this room as the stove is kept going none stop along with food for men returning from the fields and a bottle of Horinca for any one who may drop in. Well in Casa Veche we have kept to this tradition and made the room the focus point of the house. You can cook for up to 15 people I think we have had in here now and still space for a local or two who may come in to see what all the foreigners are up to.
There is a brand new electric hob with four rings that heat instantly. The oven is also electric allowing you cook a Sunday roast… what ever you want. There are plates for six and if your group is staying in Casa Mica you have enough plates for ten, and chairs.
There is a well stocked fridge and cooking utensils allowing you to cook what ever you want, when ever you want.
You can have dinner every night in one of the locals houses and have traditional Maramures food cooked for you. Or you can cook yourself and create your own dinner party in the way that you like it. Casual and every one mucking on or dress for dinner and have name tags… up to you, we’re here to facilitate what ever you want and will help you make a dinner to remember.
The house is stocked with pasta, rice, cooking oils, spices etc, everything you need to make what ever meal your are craving if you have been on the road for someone time and getting bored of Mamaliga and Chorba. All you need to do is go t the local store and stock up on some meet and veg and off you go.
Supplies can be bought locally from the sheppard’s or the shops in Ocnar Sugatag where the local market is every Thursday. The kitchen is just for you to use, so if you rent Casa Veche, you have the house to yourselves. The dining table seats seven people and we have cutlery, plates, bowels etc also for seven.
Good company and good cooking
This bit is a bit up to you, if your fun and want to party, chances are so will we and if there are a few backpackers staying a quite little house can become the center of the universe and become the place to be as the dinner is cooked by every one. Some get the wood, some take over the oven and the smart ones talk about too many chefs over a glass of wine as they do as they are told and chop the onions.
The Bunk Beds
– Kids for sure will fight to the death for the top bunk. Adults pretend they are cool and happy to sleep on the bottom, but it’s like getting the back seat on the coach at school on in the boot in an estate car. if your a kid, it’s important, if your and adult… you will take you back to when it was important and will bring the kid in you out. The beds are hand made and 2m x 90cm, so full size by any ones standards.
The bunk room is a good size and has a large arm chair for chilling and reading a book on or to throw your cloths over. There is a dresser to put clothes in and a table for laptops and ipads to be recharged on. Each bunk has it’s own reading light with it’s own light switch so you can turn the light off after reading without getting out of bed.
The traditional half window was hand made locally and lets in the sun in the morning giving you a bright start to the day and a light breeze through the room on those hot summer nights. There is an oil heater in the room for the winter but the heat rises up the stairs keeping the room warm when there is a fire burning in the living room.
– Some people who stay in Casa Veche on their own like to sleep in this bed as it is next to the fire, next to the toilet and next to the kettle in the morning for a cup of tea. It is a traditional Maramures bed made to sleep on and sit on during the day. The mattress is 2m by 90cm, so full size and always made up for sleeping, as well as having cushion son during the day for those lazy afternoons in front of the fire.