Prince Charles owns one of the cottages, it is an ecological retreat and guests are brought to the estate on a horse and cart. That is some of the many highlights when you visit Kalnoky Castle on the foot of Carpathian Mountains in Romania.
A family friendly spot, Kalnoky Castle is the 16th-century ancestral home of Count Tibor Kalnoky, who returned to Transylvania after his family’s exile to run cottages for guests.
The guesthouses in the Transylvanian village of Miklósvár/ Micloșoara dates back to the 1800’s. The buildings have been restored, but maintains its original charm and character. The cottages are situated within spacious gardens and furnished with antiques in the Transylvanian Szekler and Saxon styles.
According to their site, guests are welcomed with their signature Transylvanian brandy and home made pastries, before being shown to their rooms in the cottages.
At night a dinner party takes place where all guests mingle with each other while they tuck into traditional cuisine.
The location at Miklósvár/ Miclosoara is ideally situated to venture into three of the most defining regions of Transylvania: The Saxon Land, the Szekler Land and the Carpathian foothills. Guests also have an opportunity to discover Transylvania by experiencing its countryside and its people. Some of nature activities include bear-watching from a hide in the evening or horse treks. There are also a number of cultural and natural excursions, one taking place every day of the week on a set schedule. One can try out their skills at traditional crafts, explore Bran castle in Törzburg, Törcsvár or visit the Pied Piper's Cave and Gorge
The venue is also budget friendly. The all inclusive price of 118 Euros (R1761.80) per night per person sharing a double or twin room, it includes dinner with wine at arrival, full board with three-course meals, guided tours and activities during the day, entrance fees, transport and taxes.