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••• COZO FANTU ••• shepherds hut in the Carpathian Mountains

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

A good choice to get away from civilization

This former shepherds hut in the alpine meadows provides only basic convenience, but lots of fresh mountain air for stressed lungs. A spring originates only a stone’s throw away, the trees hang heavy with cherries, and you can get cheese or milk from the shepherd next door.

The cabin consists of a small 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, kerosene lamps, a gas bottle with cooker, a grill, 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 sockets for kerosene lamps.

• Trade the fridge for a cool basement.

• Trade the WC for an outhouse.

• Trade the shower for washing with spring water.

The cottage is located 5 km above the village of Fantanele, and about 20 km from Sibiu. It is accessible by foot or by mountain bike, but you will not find it without a guide. Usually, our caretaker Nicu leads you there. In the horse-drawn cart this will take 2 to 3 hours. Food supplies are available in the shops or at the marketplace in the small town Saliste. Once at the cabin, Nicu prepares a traditional shepherd’s stew in the kettle over an open fire, if desired.

If you arrive by car, you can park it comfortably on our enclosed plot in Vale. In case of travelling by train or by plane, we are happy to pick you up in Sibiu (no charges). At your request, we can provide a rental car or bikes for you. Interim supplies with groceries or a mobile phone with a Romanian card are also available.

Mobile reception at the cottage itself is bad, but a little further up the hill your phone will find the signal.

High meadows, forested mountains and the vastness of the valleys, as far as the eye can see: 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 Cindrel Mountains. Or simply lie down on a hillside, chew on a blade of grass and let the thoughts drift...

• 2 rooms for 4 persons

• Basement, barn, spring, outhouse

• 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: 2x € 48

• Transfer from Sibiu airport or train station included

Interested in further information, photo-galleries and trip advices? Please take a look at our homepage • •. We answer every enquiry within 24 hours.


••• We provide more than just one cottage •••

We aren't trained tourism experts. 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 with a view to modern building materials and contemporary housing needs. The result is an encounter of different ages and cultures in five oasis 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 - the icing of our resort with 200 sqm of living space and terraced garden – for 8 people.

••• CASA PELU - the former farmhouse with extended loft and roof-terrace – for 6 people.

••• CASA NICU - the 120-year-old cottage with the appropriate historic flair – for 2 (to 3) people.

••• VILLA ZOLLO - the new 150 sqm holiday home with panoramic views and large garden – for 6 (to 8) people.

••• CONDO ZOLLO II • well equipped apartment with large terrace, BBQ and garden – for 2 (to 3) people.

••• COZO FANTU - our mountain cabin in the alpine meadows – for 4 people.

More on our homepage ••• •••

A tarmac road touches the village, but in large parts there are cobblestone roads and trails leading up into the hills. Here, traditional structures and lowbrow hospitality have largely survived. Horses, goats and poultry are still part of the village landscape and the farmers take up the scythe and plant corn, potatoes and vegetables to preserve them for winter.

Some say it looks as though time were frozen and that a great deal of things aren’t perfect. The culture seems to be alien, the nature unique and untouched, and the breath of the past hides in every angle. It may occur to you that this is the charm of the extraordinary before being run over by the advance of civilization. Want to have a look at? Just take place on the hillside above the village, enjoy the vastness of the valley, and you will be surprised about the thoughts popping up in your mind out of nowhere.

We maintain a climate of openness and equitable relationships.


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W. Konnerth
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, romanian
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About W. Konnerth

We live in Vale and have joined together our experiences in a small and family-type construction company. By this company, we have given five houses a complete overhaul or constructed them from scratch. After eight years of work - with many possibilities for creative design - we put trowels and planing aside for a while and breathe a sigh.

Of the income of the vacation rentals (your money) on one hand the 'investor' is served. On the other hand, the administration allows two families an extra income. When we cook for you, if you order local products, plan a trip in a horse cart or rent a car other villagers have a benefit. Finally, we are planning a soup kitchen for the less well-off families in the village which also will be financed from the proceeds of the accomodations.

We foster a climate of openness and equality-based relationships.

W. Konnerth purchased this cabin in 2010

Why W. Konnerth chose Transylvania

... because clucking chickens, neighing horses and the absolute silence of the night less burden the nerves than roaring engines.

... because the sight of forested mountains and free-flowing streams better likes to the eye than concrete ground overgrown with skyscrapers.

... because there aren't many places where the breath of the past is perceptible.

... because you can relax sitting on the mountainside, chewing a blade of grass and looking down into the valley - or admire the herding breeds when gathering the sheep.

... because you enjoy a privilege as western foreigner, located more in a special respect than in attempts to defraud you.

... and because - in our temporal possibilities - we really care if desired instead only manage you.

What makes this cabin unique

... you may judge for yourself after you've left.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

••• COZO FANTU ••• shepherds hut in the Carpathian Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Herrliche Lage zur Erholung und zum Geniesen der Natur

  • 5 of 5

Alles was der Mensch WIRKLCH braucht findet man hier. Eine solide Hütte liebevoll eingerichtet, herrliche Natur und tolle Aussichten. Abende am Lagerfeuer und unter einem schönen Sternenhimmel inklusive. Wir waren 13 Tage da und hätten es gut und gerne noch länger ausgehalten ohne Strom, Handy und sonstigen Zivilisations-"Annehmlichkeiten". Ist zu empfehlen für jeden der mal Zeit für sich haben oder zurück zur Natur finden möchte. Dank Nicu (Fahrer) und Dana (Pferdchen) sind An- und Abreise ein Erlebnis. Wir können einen Aufenthalt jedem nur empfehlen, der sich bewusst darauf einlassen kann ohne LUXUS zu leben.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Idylle pur

  • 5 of 5

Treffen auf der Brücke mit Werner, Auto auf einen sicheren Platz und Umladen von Gepäck und Lebensmitteln in den Geländewagen. Tolle Fahrt in die Berge, Werner als kundiger Gesprächspartner. Ankunft an der Hütte und Empfang von Nicu und seiner Familie, die alles vorbereitet hatten. Nicu führte uns hervorragend ein, für alle notwendigen Dinge war bestens gesorgt, sogar Bier war im Keller. Alles war absolut sauber und liebevoll gepflegt.

Die Hütte war bei Hitze angenehm temperiert, für einen kühlen Abend hatten wir den Ofen, sonst das Lagerfeuer. Schafe, Kühe, Esel, Hunde, alle sehr freundlich, waren unsere Gesellschaft. Wir hatten Zeit zum Wandern und Lesen und konnten uns hervorragend erholen. Idylle pur!

Anne, Emil und Michael aus Leipzig

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke ihr Drei. Und Grüsse von den Schafen, Eseln, Kühen und Hunden aus der Idylle. Inzwischen haben sich auch Pferde dazu gesellt.
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Leben wie anno dazumal

  • 5 of 5

Unser Aufenthalt in der Hütte war phantastisch.

Es gab einen Gaskocher und einen alten Kaminofen auf dem man kochen konnte und der uns auch warmgehalten hat, denn die Temperaturen waren teilweise ziemlich kühl.

Draußen haben wir über den Lagerfeuer einen großen Topf mit leckerem Eintopf gekocht. Man besinnt sich auf die wichtigen Dinge im Leben, in diesem Fall: Wasser an der Quelle holen zum Waschen und Kochen, Holz holen um den Ofen anzufeuern etc.

Es ist ein unbeschreibliches Gefühl, mitten in den Karpaten zu sein, fernab von von Lärm und Hektik.

Einen Hügel weiter gab es Hirten mit Schafen, wo wir leckere Milch und Käse geholt haben.

Es gab sonst auch immer etwas zu sehen und zu erleben:

Die Schafe, wenn sie zum Melken zusammengetrieben wurden, die vielen Hirtenhunde, von denen uns einige besucht haben und die wirklich sehr freundlich sein können.

Wir haben Wanderungen in die Gegend unternommen oder uns faul ins Gras gelegt.

Die Ausstattung der Hütte ist gut durchdacht.

Es gibt neben Geschirr, Gläser, Besteck sogar Gewürze, Zucker, und Kerzen.Wenn man abends geschafft im Bett liegt und darußen das Bimmlen der Kuhglocke hört, steht einem seligen Schlaf nichts mehr im Wege.

Wir kommen wieder !!!!

Brigitte + Falko

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Besten Dank für die prima Bewertung. Auch wir haben uns gerne auf die Hütte zurück gezogen, um die Welt für ein paar Tage abfallen zu lassen. Allerdings waren wir uns keineswegs sicher, ob sie auch angenommen wird. Wir haben die Hütte zwar relativ aufwendig renoviert, aber der Weg dorthin ist kein Katzensprung. Und die fehlenden zivilisatorischen Errungenschaften werden durch andere Dinge zwar mehr als wett gemacht, aber vielleicht muß man dieses 'andere' erst kennen, um es auch wirklich schätzen zu können. Umso grösser die Freude bei eurer Bestätigung. Alles Gute, und jederzeit gerne wieder später im Leben, Werner
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A1 Saliste
Nearest Restaurant
9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Gura Raului
Car: not necessary

High meadows, wooded mountains and valleys as far as the eye can see. Warped wooden shelters, sheep, cows, horses. Starting point for hikes to the mountain lake in Gura Raului or further up into the Cindrel Mountains.

Lying on the hill, chewing on a blade of grass - taste the nature, and let the thoughts come and drift...


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fee for online booking $16
Pet Fee $5
2x Transport $103

• Avalability: 01 April to 20.October | Verfügbarkeit: 01. April bis 20. Oktober
• Transport to and from the cottage: 2x € 68 | Transport zu und von der Hütte
• Additional cost from the 5th person per night: 8 € | Aufpreis ab der 5.Person pro Nacht
• Pet per day: 5 € | Haustier pro Tag
• Fee for credit card booking: 15 € | Transaktionsgebühr bei Kreditkarten-Buchung
• Discount from 15th day of stay | Rabatt ab dem 15. Tag
• Power generator optional | optional Strom-Generator

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Sibiu Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 36 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • outdoor toilet & washbowl -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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