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Kriipi's log-houses are located in the municipality of Hattula, beside of Kriipi's nature reserve and Tenhola hills. The beautiful lake is rich in fish Vanajavesi, which is one of the largest lakes in the country of a thousands lakes. Vanajavesi begins from south side of Hämeenlinna town and finishes to Tampere town. Area of the lake is 120 km2. The lake has almost hundred islands. Vanajavesi valley is one of most beautiful Finnish national views. The central location of the cottages enables a wide range of leisure activities all year round. There are two cottages Kaisla and Lumme. These well-equipped cottages are available for all-year living and located near good road connections. Cottages are similar but they are mirror images of each other. Cottages have the official best classification. Both cottages are comfortably furnished and offers all modern convenience for you to feel like home.
Description of sleeping capacity:
Sleeps 6+2 (2 Bedrooms) 6 adults+ 2 children
Notes on bedrooms:
Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds.
Loft with 2 single beds and sofa bed (sleeps 2 children)....moreless
Sauna with a wood heated stove.
Bathroom with shower.
Separate wc, washer, drying cabinet, iron, hairdryer....moreless
Notes on accommodation:
Suitable for children and families.
The cottages are also suitable for allergic persons; therefore pets are not allowed and smoking is not allowed inside the cottages.
The number of people using the cottage must not exceed the number of sleeping places (6 adults +2 children).
Tents and caravans are not permitted on the guest house premises.
The nearby motorway, about 1 km may cause some traffic noise (depending of wind) on the yard of the villas.
To make sure the cottage is clean when you arrive, we always charge for a final clean-up.
We offer a free internet connection (WLAN) to our guests.
Cottages are located about 25 meters from the shore. A flagstone path leading to the jetty. The yard has lighting. The view is to the northwest, straight to the large lake. By the lake there is a camp fireplace. A gas barbecue on terrace, is in use in the summertime only. The beach is shallow with a muddy/sandy bottom. There is a swing and a sandbox for children in the yard.
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service:
To make sure that the cottage is clean when you arrive, we always charge for a final clean-up. 60,-/weekend. 100,-/week or longer period.
Linen set. 15 euros / person, incl.bed linen and towels. You can also bring your own linen.
Iron & Board
Dining area with big table and chairs to seat 8. Living room with 5 seater sofa, fireplace, Plasma TV, DVD player, PlayStation2 (and some games), coffee table....moreless
Electric stove, dishwasher, fridge with small freezer, microwave oven, coffee maker, electric kettle, beater, toaster, full set of crockery and cutlery, pots, pans etc....moreless
There are several golf-clubs in surrounding country of Hämeenlinna. Nearest is Hattula-golf, which is located only 10 km from cottages....moreless
Ski & Snowboard:
In the winter, you can go to cross-country skiing on the Tenhola hills or skate on the ice of the lake. The nearest downhill ski centres are Kalpalinna (30 km) and SkiSappee (50 km)....moreless
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Railway station Hämeenlinna 16 km (from Helsinki about every hour). Parola 8 km (only a few trains/day).
Cottages are located near good road connections. From the motorway, there is only 10 minutes drive to our cottages.
Hämeenlinna (16 km) 20 minutes drive.
Tampere (67 km) 45 minutes drive.
Helsinki (116 km) 65 minutes drive.
Lahti (90 km) 90 minutes drive.
Turku (169 km) two hours drive.
Finland is a safe country! The central location of cottages enables a wide range of leisure activities all year round. Cottages are located near Tenhola hills. On Tenhola hills you can find a fine hiking routes. On the hills there are an ideal possibilities for picking berries and mushrooms.
The large lake enables good possibilities for fishing all-around year. Surface area of the lake is almost 120 km2, so it's good possibility to get every fishermen's dream the big one from the lake. Vanajavesi valley is one of most beautiful Finnish national views.Large waters give a good possibility for boat trips. There is possibility to rent a motor boat Buster S with 20 hp motor (Honda). More information about lake and fishing on our websites.
Cottages are located near good road connections, so it is perfect place to spend a holiday and to see biggest towns in southern Finland. It is only 10 minutes drive from the motorway to cottages. Nearest shops, banks, pharmacy etc. in Parola about 7 km.
About the owner: We are Erja and Arto Laine, farmers from the municipality of Hattula which is located in the middle of south Finland. We have three adult children. Our own home, the main farm house of the estate, is located 2 km from the cottages. We are a small family company and we are dedicated to offer you friendly and unique service. We are looking forward to having you as our guest in our cottages as well as in Finland.
Why the Owner Chose Tampere: Arto’s family have had this farm since the late 1800's, and we have continued farming since 1994. The cottage called Kaisla (Bulrush) was completed in the spring of 2007, and another one, called Lumme (Waterlily), by the end of the same year. This our newest luxury holiday villa was completed in January 2012. The versatile culture environment in the Vanajavesi valley was formed during centuries. Due to its fertile surroundings, the Vanajavesi waterway has provided a favourable place for inhabitation. The first farmers lived in this area as early as in the Iron Age. There has been a prosperous manor house culture with fine parks since the Middle Ages. The oldest cottages by lake Vanajavesi were built in the 1800’s.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Ridges, lakes, fields, forests and marshes are typical of the landscape. As the phrase goes; Finland is the land of a thousands lakes. The beautiful Lake Vanajavesi is 31st largest lake. Kriipi’s island and the surrounding water area included in the Finnish Natura 2000 network of nature protection areas. Here you can also observe a variety of birds, such as ducks, terns, great crested grebes and swans. Deer, elks and foxes are common in this area. At dusk, there are tailed deer moving near the cottages. After you have been in an original wood stove sauna and swum in the lake or rolled in the snow, you’ll understand why Finns love the sauna.