Tuukkala Estate is located on the Green Gold Cultural Route in Southern Savonia, Finland. It is an old family estate from 1710 and has a long and traditional history. The owners Esko and Leena Valkonen want to maintain the old traditions of their estate and preserve the beautiful and clean environment.
The farm used to have dairy cows, but today it is dedicated to sustainable tourism. The rooms and granaries were empty and wanted to be used again. The three rooms and the two granaries (only bookable in summer) exude a lot of naturalness and a cozy atmosphere and are traditionally Finnish. The materials are mostly made of Finnish wood. For example, the beams of the sleeping storage have been in use on the farm for over a hundred years.
There is a communal kitchen for cooking and breakfast is served by the owners in the glass-enclosed porch of the main house. In the garden there are apple trees, berries, salads and herbs. In general, only local food, materials, workers and partners are used in Tuukkala.
|Double room||from82 €|
FoodThere is a rural, home-made breakfast with their own berries, jams, juices, home-made bread, honey and many other local and organic foods. In the summer there are even chickens whose eggs you get at breakfast. In addition, the chickens eat the food leftovers, which helps to avoid waste.
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. The yard is equipped with numerous nesting boxes whose inhabitants can be observed by the guests. The nesting birds and their brood also contribute to the reduction of mosquitoes. 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-BeingThere is a wood-heated old sauna in the annex building, which is great for relaxing. You can also go cycling in the area (bikes are available for hire), hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing or tobogganing.
|Double room||from82 €|
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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