Richiș 119

About the house

This house is known as Tinnen Marz Hof house and the name comes from the local butcher who used to work here, in the left part of the house. There is a nice story about how the people of the village still had this agreement in those times: if something happened to one of the domestic animals belonging to the members of the local community and had to be sacrificed, it was brought here; all the community would then buy a meat loaf to help diminish the financial loss of the owner of this animal. If there was still some meat left sharing, Tinnen Marz would send it to his friend, the butcher of Biertan, the nearby village.

This butcher had many children and was one of the richest people in the village, being also the owner of the local mill. His son Georg married the cousin of Johann Schaas and was the last in his family to live in this house; he used to keep a pub with “eine Spieluhr” here, so there was also music to be heard in the house.

During communism, house 119 was used as an administrative building by the state farm. The manager of this farm, Mr. Ilies, organized a kindergarden here between 1968-1989. All the women in the village who worked at least 120 days per year in this farm could send her children to attend this kindergarden. The wooden floor one can see in the library room was assambled for the kindergarden.

Georg Mantsch, the owner of the pub, was working with the Romanian army and this is the reason why he was expropriated later that the other Saxon residents of Richis. In exchange he received a home in Agnita where he finally went, after living for a while in the lower part of the village. In the little house right in front used to live Katharina Mantsch, his sister. You need to picture that above the gate there was this mechanism that helped take the grane up to the attick.

Today, Richis 119 is what you would call a luxurious countryside house, with fine decorated interiors and attention for every detail. All the furniture and other objects in the house are original things one could find in a traditional Transylvanian house of the time, but bathrooms are up to date. A pleasant temperature is secured by the terracotta heaters and guarantees a good night sleep. You might want to spend quality time in the library and then go out and enjoy the garden. Anyway, house Richis 119 is a good place to stay in Transylvania, a place with history and attitude.

It does not matter how many people are in your group: 2 or 9. You will have the entire house and yard to yourself.

House address: 119 Main Street, Richiș

House facilities: five bedrooms, five bathrooms, library, large kitchen, yard, parking space. Also, please note that is best to drink the water the host brings to your house, rather than directly from the tap.

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Who we are & what we believe in

 

This is a guest house owned and managed by the Mihai Eminescu Trust (MET). The MET is a non-profit organization that has 20 years of experience in heritage conservation and the regeneration of villages in Transylvania and Maramureș. 

Experience Transylvania is the Foundation’s initiative for the development of cultural tourism and it consists of a network of over 20 traditional guesthouses scattered around beautiful villages such as: Mălâncrav, Florești, Richiș, Biertan, Alma Vii, Viscri, Criț or Breb.  

We are here to support the local economy by involving villagers in the restoration and management of the houses and thus showing that, if well preserved, heritage can become a source of growth for the community. Our goal is to empower people and to assist them in creating a sustainable and healthy future, while preserving their cultural heritage and an authentic way of life.

While enjoying delightful local dishes and the peaceful village life, guests staying in our houses unknowingly support our work and are part of this success story. Thank you.

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Facilities

Essentials
Extra Bed
Wireless Internet
Indoor Fireplace
Smoking Allowed Outside
Family/Kid Friendly
Books
Garden
Terrace
Hair Dryer
Washer
Towels
Bed lining
Coffee Maker
Electric Stove
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Kitchen
Oven
Stove
Refrigerator
Pets allowed
Free Parking on Premises

The space

Single and Double
9
5
Guesthouse
5
6

Gallery


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Richiș 119

Richiș 119

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