COUNTING SHEEP BY THE LOUE RIVER
Fall asleep with the sound of the rapids in the bedroom of a 170-year-old farmhouse. In the morning, you will first see your new friends in the window, the Finnish sheep, who are already waiting for a cuddle. Next in line are the cat, rabbits and dogs. After the morning chores, Loue’s village trail invites you to hop on a bike saddle and pedal to a fireplace hut, a beach, a summer café or an art exhibition.
WHAT & WHERE?
The farm of Old Leinonen is located in the lively village of Loue in the municipality of Tervola, halfway between Rovaniemi and Kemi, about 60 kilometres from each. The farm stands on the banks of the Loue River, and the courtyard is part of the magnificent rural scenery of Loue. You can get there by bus from the south and from Rovaniemi, walking about 1 km to the farm. By train to Tervola railway station, from where you can take a taxi (14 km).
WHEN & TO WHOM?
Minimum stay 3 days
Suitable for animal lovers of all ages! On the farm of Old Leinonen, there is a wonderful cultural landscape and plenty of furry friends - whether you are looking for peaceful relaxation or tinkering on the farm!
Chambers of a handsome stern house built in 1847. 4 beds in two chambers, extra beds can be arranged. It can accommodate 1 to 4 people, with extra beds if needed. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a fridge and electric hob. Toilet and also an outhouse in the yard. Shower and sauna in a separate building (shower shifts agreed in advance with the hosts) and a traditional sauna by the river which is free to use whenever you want. At your disposal a rowing boat, fishing rod and a bicycle.
Week from Saturday to Saturday 500 € / 1-2 person, additional persons 200 € / person
Reservation shorter than a week 80 € / night / person
Children under 12 free
Booking fee 100 €
Bed linen & towels 20 € / person
Customer handles the final cleaning or cleaning fee 50 €
Nature care work: clearing willow and collecting twigs
Rowing and boating
Cycling in the village of Loue or to the hut of Pisa river
Saturday dances in Suukoski
Kätkävaara nature trail, 7 km, campfire places along the route
Kätkäjärvi nature trail 15 km
Tervola Local History Museum
Visit to a nearby dairy farm, art exhibition and summer café
FURRY FRIENDS & DAILY CHORES
Animals: Finnish sheep. Other animal friends: indigenous chickens and roosters, quails, rabbits, cats and Icelandic sheepdogs. On the beach pastures you can spot waterfowl, waders, owls and hawks.
Shepherding, counting and checking the general condition of sheep
Checking clean drinking water
Checking the fences
Feeding the lambs from the lamb bar
Good night scratches