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Enjoy Transylvania for Real at Somesu Rece Cottages

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Last updated: 06/07/2013

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cluj-Napoca bed and breakfast description

1 lounge with coffee/tea making facilities downstairs, with bathroom, upstairs 2 bedrooms interlinked, with one double bed in first room and 3 single/ bunk in the second room. With balcony overlooking the mountain. Dining for 20 people and more in summer .In winter, due to the cold weather , dining can only take place indoors,the cottages provide dining for up to 10-15 people.

The second cottage: downstairs with kitchen/dining and living area, upstairs one very large bedroom with one double bed and 2 single, one sofa,balcony with stunning mountain views. Both with one common enclosed garden with outside cooking/barbecue and dining areas, beautiful flower beds and trees.

Further details outdoors:
The cottages are set in a secluded area, with enclosed garden. There are patio areas to both cottages, with dining tables and sofas, lounge and dining areas. Also, a wood and logs dining table set by the barbecue area.

TRANSYLVANIA... 'the land beyond the mountains', that's what it means literally, but once you get to know it, it is so much more than a land. Even prince Charleshas been captured by the Transylavian beauty and owns several properties in the area. He described Transylvania ' the sheer beauty of the landscape, the unspoilt nature, the villages, the churches, the whole extraordinary atmosphere of summer, which is timeless. And it is very rare nowadays' ( HRH Prince Charles, on PRO TV Romania).
You must have all heard at some point in time something about Transylvania. It would have been to do with Dracula, the mountains, the strong brandy called 'palinka', old horses pulling a cart and so on.
If you've read Bram stoker's Dracula, which was written two centuries ago and you visit Transylvania now, you can still find places that stood still through time. This does not mean in any way that you will not find all the mod-cons of the 21st century, as Cluj is a very well developed, cosmopolitan city, with 2 shopping centres, many supermarkets, night clubs and restaurants and beautiful fresh produce markets.
The cottages we have are located in a quiet cul de sac and they are easily accessible from the main road.
They are located just outside the village of Somesu Rece, not far from 3 lakes, greatly located for fishing, speed boat, swimming.
The centre piece of the complex is the barbecue area with the log fire and the log fired pot, surrounded by the outside dining areas and a summer time kitchen.
The cottages are well stocked for winter too, with 4 wood burner ceramic stoves and plenty chopped wood.
The location is popular in summer and winter alike due to the ski resorts not too far away.
We offer excursions in the area, horse riding, fishing trips, speed boat trips, off road trips with Jeep Wrangler and quad bike and many other activities available when in season such as berry picking, porcine and chanterreles mushroom picking.
We have a local family offering to cook for you while you are there, to look after the fires in winter and to provide guided trips.

We offer complementary airport pick-up for all guests arriving at Cluj Napoca Airport.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Included
  • Car Optional
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service


  • Events Allowed
  • Pets Considered
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single


  • The largest bedroom is equipped with safety gates and a cot, and is ideal for families with small children. It is very spacious and, although there are only 2 double and 2 single beds, more could have been fitted. The other 2 bedrooms are linked and ideal for families with older children, with the first bedroom having an extra large double bed and the second one 2 single bunk and one individual single. All bedding is provided free of charge. Both net and light curtains present. Access to two balconies from two bedrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • There is one bathroom downstairs in the small cottage and 2 bathrooms- one downstairs one upstairs in the large cottage. All have a shower, sink and toilet. Basic toiletries provided, including soap, shower gel, shampoo, toilet paper, towels (can be changed by housekeeper or self washed using the washing machine on-site). Hot water comes from an electric boiler to all bathrooms and kitchen sink. The water from the tap is suitable for drinking....moreless

Other Amenities

      • During the summer months the kitchen is moved outside, around the barbecue area, cooker with gas bottle, tables, fridge. We do this so our guests can spend quality time outside, without having to run back in the inside kitchen all the time. However, the inside kitchen is fully usable. We have extensive seating and dining facilities outside, by the barbecue area and on the terraces (under cover). The barbecue is brick built traditional style, and houses a wood oven as well. Apart from this, we have next to the barbecue a pot wood burner, where you can cook larger meals on wood fire. Gas and gas bottle are also available, together with an electric oven, microwave, toaster and kettle. All cooking utensils and crockery is available. Glasses and mugs available. The inside kitchen houses a wood stove where you can cook and which heats the house as well, and this is great in winter as it makes the centrepiece of the kitchen and dining area....moreless


      • DVD Player
      • Books
      • Books For Adults
      • Books For Kids
      • Toys
      • Television
      • Satellite / Cable
      • Radio
      • Stereo
      • CD Player


      • Family
      • Sports & Activities


      • Autumn Foliage
      • Botanical Garden
      • Caves
      • Churches
      • Forests
      • Museums
      • Arboretum
      • Live Theater
      • Ruins

      Leisure Activities

      • Walking
      • Horseback Riding
      • Scenic Drives
      • Outlet Shopping
      • Paddle Boating
      • Sight Seeing
      • Bird Watching
      • Eco Tourism

      local services and businesses

      • Groceries
      • Hospital
      • Laundromat
      • ATM/Bank
      • Babysitter
      • Medical Services

      Location Type

      • Mountain
      • Village

      sports and adventure activities

      • Swimming
      • Skiing
      • Water Skiing
      • Mountain Biking
      • Mountaineering
      • Cycling
      • Fishing
      • Sound/Bay Fishing
      • Spelunking
      • Ski Privileges Optional
      • Mountain Climbing
      • Fly Fishing
      • Freshwater Fishing
      • Hiking
      • Hunting Big Game

      Arrival Day

          • Flexible

          breakfast meal type

              • Booking Possible

              catering options

                  • Catering Available


                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 20 people

                  dinner meal type

                      • Booking Possible


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Tiled Stove
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • 2 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Toaster
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove

                          lunch meal type

                              • Booking Possible


                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Balcony
                              • Barbecue
                              • Bicycles
                              • Boat
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Child's Swing
                              • Motorboat
                              • Boat With Paddles
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Inflatable Boat
                              • Water Skis
                              • Patio
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                              property descriptor

                                  • Detached


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                                  Please kindly enquire for availability first as we are advertising on several internet sites and we don't want to disappoint you by double booking. 
                                  The winter rates are inclusive of all fuel ( in this case wood) which can be very expensive, hence our prices reflect this.
                                  The prices are per cottages ( which are being rented out together) as they share the same yard, regardless of the number of guests involved.
                                  The prices are based on an occupancy of maximum 11 people. 
                                  Please enquire with us if your party is over 11 in number as we can easily accommodate at neighbouring cottages the extra numbers( extra payment may be necessary).

                                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                                  20 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  CLUJ NAPOCA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
                                  20 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Train
                                  CLUJ NAPOCA TRAIN STATION
                                  5 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  JUNCTION 3 TRANSYLVANIA HIGHWAY
                                  600 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  CONSTANTA, ROMANIA
                                  2 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  SOMESU RECE
                                  15 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Ski
                                  5 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  RESTAURANT MOTEL GILAU

                                  Only 15 miles from Cluj Napoca airport! direct flights from Luton.

                                  The Transylvania region

                                  'The land beyond the mountains' is set in idyllic settings, surrounded by deep forests and lakes. This is the land visited by Bram Stoker in his acclaimed book Dracula and Cluj, the nearest city is where he passed through in his trip to the Borgo Pass. We follow his footsteps in our Eco friendly holidays which also include: trips with the speed boat, off road excursions with Jeep Wrangler, picking mushrooms and berries,go fishing, go skiing in winter.

                                  The climate is continental temperate, with hot summers and cold winters. Temperatures in summer average 25 to 35 degrees Celsius, in winter -5 to -15 degrees Celsius.

                                  The Cluj / Somesu Rece Valley area

                                  Cluj is the largest city in Transylvania. Having been the capital of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, it hosts a culture which has been described by many as ' where the East meets the West'. Gothic with bysantine architecture, Orthodox and Catholic churches, art museums, opera and theatres, plus a very cosmopolitan air!

                                  The Somesu rece valley is set in the mountains, 15 km from Cluj, between deep lakes and forests. The vegetation is predominantly oak and conifer trees, the forest housing some good resources of wild berries and chanterrelles mushrooms, abundant in summer. The lakes are great for fishing and water sports, and in winter, there are 2 ski resorts nearby.

                                  Each cottage is equipped with bathrooms, fully furnished, and the largest has a fully equipped kitchen. Also, there is an outside cooking area with barbecue and stone oven.

                                  Cottages are offered on self catering and full board basis. Suitable for families with children or couples looking for peaceful surrounding, we offer eco friendly trips with accommodation and full board or self catering.

                                  Please note that the cottages are rented to one group at a time, so even if you only occupy one of the cottages the other will not be rented out to a different party at the same time. Size: Sleeps up to 11, 3 bedrooms

                                  Will consider: Corporate lets

                                  House swaps

                                  Short breaks

                                  ideal for family breaks

                                  Access: Car not necessary

                                  Nearest amenities: 2km

                                  Family friendly? Suitable for children of all ages- babies as well as one bedroom is equipped with safety gates

                                  Suitable for people with restricted mobility

                                  Notes: Pets welcome

                                  No smoking at this property

                                  Self-catering /staff to cook your meals


                                  Manager info

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                                  Speaks: english, Romanian



                                  • kitchen and dining

                                    kitchen and dining

                                  • one bedroom

                                    one bedroom

                                  • jeep wrangler

                                    jeep wrangler

                                  • 'gulyas' pot

                                    'gulyas' pot

                                  • exploring nature

                                    exploring nature

                                  • skiing at Marisel

                                    skiing at Marisel

                                  • sledging


                                  • outside dining and barbecue

                                    outside dining and barbecue

                                  • one bedroom

                                    one bedroom

                                  • terrace dining area

                                    terrace dining area

                                  • cows...of course:)

                                    cows...of course:)

                                  • in winter

                                    in winter

                                  • skiing at Marisel

                                    skiing at Marisel

                                  • winter at the cottages

                                    winter at the cottages


                                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 11

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                                  +44 7703839356

                                  Speaks: english, Romanian
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