The orange room of the guesthouse - one o 6 individually designed bedrooms with on suite bathrooms
The private Estate of the Count Mikes family in the Szekler region of Transylvania is nestled at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains right next to thousands of hectares of untouched wilderness. The 40 hectares Castle Park has more than 60 different species of century old trees, some ponds and a two hectare artificial lake, open meadows and small streams. The Estate is limitedly open for the public. Accommodation is possible in the so called “Machine House” a mid 18th century building which used to be the machinery of the estate , hosted the water pump and the electrical generator and also a small wowing production. The house has been carefully restored and operates as a guesthouse with six bedrooms, offering a unique combination of bygone elegance and modern comforts. The funds generated by the guesthouse are used to restore the cultural heritage of the region. The cuisine of “The Machine House” is based on unpublished family cookbooks from old noble houses in Transylvania, but prepared with a progressive approach. The two-acre kitchen garden on the estate produces most of the organic vegetables, fruits and herbs that are used in the kitchen at The Machine House. There are no pesticides used in the gardens, and milk products and meat are bought from trusted farmers in Zabola village who provide their animals with natural feed.