Where you find us?

As a rule, we live in Bucharest, but you may frequently find us at our family country villa, located in ROMANIA, BUZAU County, BERCA Commune, on the laft bank of Buzau River, on DJ 203L
GPS Coordinates:
N 45.2814884 (45.16.53,351)
E 26.6963363 (26.41.812)

Varlans' Flag

Varlans' Flag
Varlans' and Romanian National Flags winding in front of our villa

On short about your destination

Set on the left bank of, above and close to the Buzau River this private guest house with sweeping vistas is your Buzau Hill Country getaway. This home was designed for family and guests rest, relaxation and fun. It is conveniently located near shopping, dining and outdoor activities although you may never want to leave the peace and quiet. Take in the incredible views of Buzau Mountains in the distance, the hills that may be approached afoot and the front/back yard beauties. Bask in a warm fire from the traditional terracotta stove in the evenings within the walls of the courtyard. One of a kind setting in a truly unique home make this an unforgettable Buzau Hill Country destination.

- Private Unique Building design

- Private Courtyard with Outdoor Seating

- Outdoor Wood/Coal Grill

- Fully Equipped Kitchen

- Exquisite traditional family living room

- Kitchen Adjoining Dining Room

- Full View Glass Rooms, and Armchairs, 60" TV, Guest Fridge, and Full Bath

- High Quality Bedding and Pillows

In the middle of nowhere and near everything sums up this home. Very close to local shopping. This guest house is located on 2700 sq.m. in a safe and quiet community in a country village. Use it as your launching pad to visit the Buzau Hill Country or just stay and unwind. This home was designed and appointed for the absolute best stay. Relax the outside yards, enjoy the back Orchard, grill a steak and enjoy free drinks (mixed fruits brandy) next to the fire.

The bedrooms, kitchen and the adjoining dining room, living area are decorated with a collection of modern furniture. The kitchen has everything you need to create your favorite dishes. Step out onto the covered balcony and take in the elevated views of the surrounding farm and hill country. Truly spectacular. A space to relax and soak in all the views the courtyard has to offer. The back yard is the star of the show! The views are constantly changing depending on the time of day and season.

The location of this rental is perfect for exploring the winding country roads that lead to all of the charming Buzau Hill Country in this area. This is a great location for sports training with many hills and flats for biking and running. Major Buzau wineries are a short drive away. There are delicious restaurants nearby so be ready for country cooking, fine dining and of course BBQ. Come stay and enjoy some of the best that this location has to offer.

Our country villa is located in the hilly region of Buzau county, on the left side bank of Buzau river, at about 30 minutes' driving time off Buzau town. Our villa is located on a 2700 sq.m. green property, with may open spaces both inside as well outside the residence. For the moment we have for our guests one fully organized bedroom, with a matrimonial large bedroom, equipped with a bathroom etc. Guests have free access to the rest of the villa. The village where Varlans' Country Villa is located belongs to BERCA commune. Berca is a commune located in the hillside of Buzău County, Romania, in the valley of the Buzău river. It is an oil and natural gas extraction location. The commune is composed of thirteen villages: Băceni, Berca, Cojanu, Joseni, Mânăstirea Rătești, Pâclele, Pleșcoi, Pleșești, Rătești, Sătuc, Tâțârligu, Valea Nucului and Viforâta. The Romanian census of 2002 reported a population of 9,602 for the Berca commune, making it one of the largest communes in the county. 99% of the inhabitants are ethnic Romanians. Landmarks around here are at least: The Mud Volcanoes and Rătești monastery. On very short, The Berca Muddy Volcanos geological and botanical reservation lies in the hills that surround the commune, near the Pâclele village. Mud volcanos, a rare geological phenomenon, occurs there when mud and gas is expelled from a depth of 3 km through structures resembling real miniature volcanos. The Rătești monastery is a medieval monastery, attested by documents in the 17th century. It is an Eastern orthodox monastery of nuns, and hosts a museum exhibiting religious books and items. Berca in Comuna Berca (Judeţul Buzău) is about 65 mi (or 105 km) north-east of Bucharest, the country's capital. But you the guest will have the unique opportunity to taste here at home the local Plescoi sausages, an outlawry invention. You should know that Plescoi sausages Initially only made of mutton, abundantly seasoned with pepper and garlic, the Plescoi sausages are a traditional product, specific to the entire Buzau valley. On April 1st 2014, the Buzau County Agricultural Department together with the Association for the Plescoi Sausages Protection has launched the action of protection of the 'Plescoi Sausages' traditional brand with a view to get the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) certificate. The Plescoi locality, mentioned for the first time in a document issued by voivode Vlad Calugarul (Vlad the Monk) on April 24 1484 in the Seat of Targoviste under the name of Placicoi, the village which is to preserve, conserve and use the recipe of the most renowned sausages in the Buzau area, is one of the oldest settlements in Wallachia, with over 528 years of age documentary attested. Age is the main argument of keeping the secret of the Plescoi sausages, says historian Marius Constantinescu. Later on, after the 17th century, this product is made almost exclusively in the Plescoi village (today embedded in the Berca commune), which it took the current name and reputation from. Initially called Buzau sausages, their preparation (of mutton) was linked to the big number of sheep that were grazing on the Buzaului Mountains' hills and pastures. The product was made in almost every home, they were kept smoked and dry, and together with the salted, smoked meat known today as pastrami, they were for the locals one of the main products constituted in their canned meat supply which didn't alter.

'These sausages appeared in very ancient times, older anyway than 2000 — 2500 years. It's hard to say what were their spices back then, but certainly condiment gathered from the area's flora were used — garlic, thyme, basil, watercress, dill, horseradish, poppy seeds', Marius Constantinescu added. The Buzau historian says these sausages were already well-known in the 13th — 14th centuries and in particular after the establishment of Wallachia under voivode Basarab I (1324-1352), as they were traded in the Dragaica Fair known as The Fair between the Lands, which was organized for two weeks from June 10 to 24, before the Birth of Saint John the Baptizer, at the bottom of the Penteleu Mt., since 1778, in Buzau. 'Were coming at the Dragaica Fair fishermen with fish from the Danube's marshes, people with cereals from the grains rich Baragan, people of the hills with selected wines, Wallachians with the renowned Buzau tuica (plum brandy), others with tasty cheese, the shoemakers, the tailors, the furriers and other merchants and craftsmen to sell their hand-made clothes, countrywomen with homespun or sisters with angora hand-made clothes, gardeners with their vegetables. The Plescoi locals came too with their reputed pastrami and also came the Buzau or Candesti folk musicians (...)', a source of the time mentions. In her turn, Cristina Partal, the chair of the Buzau branch of ANTREC (National Association of Rural, Ecological and Cultural Tourism) seems to have another explanation.

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miercuri, 3 octombrie 2018

                      Berca Mud Volcanoes

The Berca Mud Volcanoes stand for one of the most interesting mixed reservations (geological and botanical) in Romania. It has been protected since 1924. Due to landslides, deforestation, downpours, and mudflows, there is an eerie and lunar atmosphere in the reservation.
The term “mud volcano” pertains to the scientific field and defines a slow or sudden mud eruption followed by gas emissions or even petroleum releases.
Mud volcanoes were first noticed in our country near Berca Locality by H. Cognard, a Frenchman, in 1867, in his attempt to find petroleum. Almost a quarter of the mud volcanoes in the world are linked to the Alpine-Carpathian-Himalayan Mountain Chain, starting from Italy, then Romania, Black Sea, Azerbaijan, and Pakistan.
Placed in the Berca Depression (Buzau County) in the Sub Carpathians of Curvature, the site is of utmost importance for the community, Natura 2000 – ROSCI0272. The Berca Mud Volcanoes represent one of the most interesting natural reservations in Europe. The 60-acre area is protected by law.
The mud volcanoes can be categorised into three groups: mud volcanoes due to the emission of natural gases, mud volcanoes due to the emission of volcanic gases, and mud volcanoes of seismic origin.
The mud volcanoes from the Buzau Sub Carpathians are formed due to the underground eruptions of gases generated by oilfields hundreds of metres deep. The gas released by the black oil magma penetrates through crevices and fissures, adding up variable amounts of mud and water.
The craters are up to 6 m high with permanent or intermittent eruptions, whose intensity depend on the water that infiltrates the soil. Around the volcanoes there is salt efflorescence formed as a crust and there is no vegetation.
The mud volcanoes were named by the locals “mist” or “pots”. In the Berca-Arbanasi area there are three places with mud volcanoes called Little Mud Volcanoes, Big Mud Volcanoes and Beciu Mud Volcanoes.
Access is made via DN 10 (Buzau – Brasov) until km 18, then DP Satuc-Berca- Joseni- Policiori until km 8, and DC Polciori – Pacle until km 5, plus 3 km to the left for the Little Mud Volcanoes and 1 km ahead for Big Mud Volcanoes.
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