Our Transylvanian house is right in the heart of the Viscri village at number 32, equally close to the 12th century Fortified Church – on one end and HRH Prince’s Charles cottage house – on the other.
Here, we restored the old Saxon house with its original 2 rooms, we build 2 individual bathrooms and we reconverted the porch into an open kitchen and a dinning area. And yes, everything still looks and feels as if the Saxon people are still living here: restored pieces of furniture, traditional pottery, 2 beautiful painted stoves and the traditional “armuroi” – painted value locker mounted into a wall.
Afterwards we turned our attention on the barn area where we transformed the old stables into a kitchen and the old barn into a Slow Food restaurant: old Transylvanian recipes, authentic ingredients from peasants and family farm around the area.
Behind the nowadays barn-restaurant there is a beautiful orchard where you can take your lunch or dinner. From the orchard there is a pathway that leads you on a remote road to the fortified church and to the village parking.
In 2015, when we found this small and relatively remote village, away from the main roads, full of traditional Saxon houses, authentic peasants, 300 cows, clean air and an old 12th century church (Unesco World Heritage Sit), we were so impressed by this place/felt a connection with this place that we sold our properties in Bucharest and changed everything about our lives right here in Viscri.
This is where you can still find – we are Mara and Alexu, your hosts at:
Viscri 32 – White Barn & Blue House
Can’t wait to meet you!