The villas are all different and can accommodate up to ten people. They are the perfect mix of ecological and luxurious, offering plenty of space and a warm and typically Finnish atmosphere. From the houses you can see the forest and the lake, where you can swim and row a boat. The area, where traffic and people are almost non-existent, is also great for hiking, cycling or sledging in winter.
Tuukkalan Tila Farm has been in the same family for over 300 years. Cows used to be milked here, but with the completion of the Kaidan Kunkku holiday home in 2005, the dairy farm gradually turned into a tourist business. The offer of accommodation was expanded in winter 2013 with three new houses Kilpikonna, Valmuska and Hapero. There are now four villas less than 15 minutes' drive from the farm. The owners Esko and Leena designed it themselves and were also involved in the construction.
ArchitectureThe cottages are built from traditional Finnish materials - wood that comes from the surrounding forests. The insulation material is linen grown in the field. Eco-wool made from recycled fibers was used for the sound and heat insulation of the roof. The cottages have been painted with natural Uula colors and the surroundings of the farm have been kept as natural as possible. The showers are equipped with timers and the toilets work with low pressure, which saves up to 230,000 liters of drinking water annually. The yard is equipped with numerous nesting boxes. The nesting birds and their brood help reduce mosquitoes. In summer, the houses are cooled with an air heat pump, which switches off automatically if the door is open for a certain period of time.
FoodIf you order catering in the villas, you get seasonal, local and home-grown food. The food is prepared according to the order and the number of people, so there is little food waste.
Some disabled people work in the accommodation, who have the opportunity to learn something new here.
EnvironmentWaste is separated at Tuukkala into organic, metal, plastic, glass, paper and bottles. There is also a composting facility for organic waste. Eco-friendly detergents are used in the shower, toilet and sauna on the estate. Geothermal heat from the lake is used for heating the rooms and water. The property has the Green Key certificate and the Sustainable Travel Finland label. These seals show that the owners are committed to increasing the environmental awareness of employees and guests, improving energy and water consumption and reducing the environmental impact of the property.
Well-BeingDifferent amenities are available in the villas. Villa Kilpikonna with (electric) sauna in the house and mobile outdoor hot tub, Villa Valmuska with (electric) sauna in the house and a wood-heated lake sauna (in summer) and mobile outdoor hot tub, Villa Hapero with (electric) sauna and an infrared sauna in the house as well as a wood-heated lake sauna (in summer) and mobile outdoor hot tub and Villa Kaidan Kunkku with inside sauna heat by wood or electric and jacuzzi and smoke sauna and mobile outdoor hot tub and winter time hole in ice for swim.
For a sporty balance, you can go cycling in the area (bikes are available for hire), hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing or tobogganing. There is also a barbecue hut on site for cooking and relaxing by the open fire.
From Helsinki it takes a good 2.5 hours to drive to Ristiina (226 km). It is a good 3 hours (262 km) from Tampere, just under 2 hours (138 km) from Kotka and around 4 hours (362 km) from Turku. The exact address can be found on the property's website.
There are various bus connections to Ristiina. From there you can take a taxi or a pick-up can be organised. The bus stop is about 3 km from Tuukkala Farm.
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