The Casa Samways is a lovely house to accommodate up to eight persons. It is situated on the main street just 50m down from the church and 300m from the Valea Verde Resort, a small award winning rural retreat with many facilities (swimming lake, boules pitch, playground, restaurant and much more).
The house enjoys great views of the St. Nicholas church from the living room. It is set in a nice large garden, which is safely fenced in.
You enter the Casa Samways through a large terrace, from where two doors lead to two small bedrooms towards the back, and another two doors which lead to the main house. The two bedrooms towards the back are each furnished with a wardrobe, a desk, small armchairs and two single beds. The room towards the church is furnished with a cosy bunk bed – ideal for two kids! In the main house you will find towards the garden another bedroom furnished with a wardrobe, an armchair and a four poster bed with a nice baldachin. The room also has access to a small privat terrace with fantastic views of the church and the valley in the back. Off a small hall you will find a staircase leading to the roof terrace and the attic appartment, and on the mainfloor there are two bathrooms (one with shover, WC and washbasin and another one with a WC and washbaisin) as well as the kitchen and living room.
The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering with a large fridge, a stove with four rings and several electrical appliances as well as some quality cuttlery and plates. In the kitchen you will also find a large oak table seating eight persons comfortably. In the spacious living room you can find sofas and arm chairs for up to 10 persons, as well as a cast iron fireplace and sofa tables…
Upstairs you will find the charming attic apartment with a living room, a bedroom and a dressing room as well as another bathroom, this time featuring a bathtub, a WC and a washbasin. The attic living room is again furnished with some armchairs and a writing desk (to give it a bit the feel of a study). In the bedroom one finds another four poster bed with a baldachin, a dressing table and another armchair – and in the dressing room lots of space to hang all clothes and shoes one might fancy bringing… Another great feature is the roof terrace, furnished with lounge chairs and a table for six.
The house is heated by a powerful wood fired central heating unit. By a wide range of small and carefully placed lights and lamps we have secured the right lighting for every atmosphere and naturally we also provide candlesticks and oil lamps….
The daily rate for this house (sleeping two persons in a double bed in the main bedroom, two persons sleeping in two single beds in another bedroom and two children in the bunk bed of the second children`s room) is Euro 100,- including all extras without food. In the attic apartment another bedroom with a double bed and a small study can be rented for an additional Euro 30,- per day – though only in conjunction with the main house.
In Cund you can find also a few other holiday homes and we are running a small Village Inn, where we are carefully preparing the amazing local produce. The Valea Verde Restaurant belongs to the best restaurants in the country and our chef appears regularly on many international culinary programs.
In the last years we were the winner of four consecutive annual awards by TRIPADVISOR receiving the 'Certificate of Excellence', and the Valea Verde Resort was voted second best pension in Romania in 2013.
In many articles in the international press (among those the British Times, Guardian, Financial Times London, New York Times and Le Monde) our approach to sustainable tourism, our food and our dedication to personal service was praised.
The Casa Samways is being let out Ulrike & Jonas Schäfer.
We came to Transylvania in 2003 from Hamburg in Germany and are looking forward to hosting you in the very tiny and very rural village of Cund!
Even though there surely are more spectacular and attractive places in the world, we enjoy every single day of the quiet authentic village life in this hidden gem in the land beyond the forest.
Be it during spring with its exploding greens, the long and hot summers with their late nights, the „golden“ autumn season or our winters with its potential for long sleigh rides through the snowy Transylvanian landscapes...!
We live permanently in Cund, operate also a small resort and rent another three holiday homes in Cund and Jonas is an acclaimed chef in our tiny village inn, the Valea Verde Restaurant. Our passion is hosting our guests and we hope to make you feel as comfortable as possible!
Jonas Schäfer purchased this house in 2005
The Casa Samways is a pretty large house, in which larger families or small groups traveling together will find much room to spend time together and/or to retreat.
Be it on the terrace in the back, the large garden or on the lovely roof terrace - from all the places you enjoy grand views of the surrounding nature!
Also the inside is very inviting and cosy - the 'american' kitchen, the spacious living room and the small study are great places to gather and connect over a glass of wine or a coffee/tea - and all bedrooms are also furnished as 'rooms to be lived in'....
A special feature of the Casa Samways is the free access to the Valea Verde at all times:
- go for a swim in the lovely natural pool
- play with your kids on our nice playground
- enjoy a round of Boules
- try yourself at archery
- or just chill under the old willow trees and order a nice glass of rosé...
In a romantic valley not far from the medieval town of Sighişoara lies the small village of Cund. Our love of nature, our close affinity with the country, our special sense for creating a soothing and relaxed atmosphere and our passion for good food formed the essential principles that guided us in our endeavor.
When walking under the canopy of ancient trees, horse riding in the hills, watching the sunset by the natural pool or enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner in our restaurant – you will find your spirit for the eternal values that count in life rekindled. By tranquility and nature. Stimulation and relaxation. Family and friends. Being active and moving about. And the ability to celebrate every minute of your time in Cund with all your senses.