Originally built in the middle of the 1950's and renovated in 2013 while preserving its retro style, Metsäpirtti is a log house located about nine kilometres east from the Hattuvaara village.
Metsäpirtti provides housing for at least 6 people throughout the year and during the warmer summertime there is also a storehouse that accommodates two more people available in the yard right near the main house.
Metsäpirtti has a bright and spacious living room, two bedrooms and a kitchen with a traditional stove / baking oven combination. And the additional fireplace brings even more warmth and ambiance to the house.
The electricity for this retro style house featuring modern conveniences is produced with ecological solar panels and / or with an aggregate.
The house conveniences include an electric fridge and a gas stove. Also available is a coffee maker, an electric kettle and a radio. There is, naturally, also a television in the main living room.
Corresponding to Metsäpirtti's housing capacity there is a set set of dishes for 8 people available. In addition to the refrigerator and the gas stove the bright kitchen is equipped with a modern kitchen sink, although the washing water must be fetched from the well located alongside the sauna in the yard.
Drinking water may be fetched from a truly clear natural spring found approximately 200 meters away beside the road.
The sauna is a traditional wood-heated outdoor sauna located in the immediate vicinity of the house in the yard. The water for the sauna is pumped in with a submersible pump. The firewood for heating the sauna can be found in the shed by the side of the sauna building.
In the yard there is a grill hut that is suitable for year round use and in which it is possible to have a barbecue or maybe boil up a tasty pot of campfire coffee near the spacious outdoors.
In accordance to the built time of the Metsäpirtti the toilet is an traditional outhouse. The toilet 'facility' is located by the side of the storehouse, proven a sufficient distance away from everything .. and from everyone.
In winter, the nearest snowmobile trail runs about 100 meters away from the cabin, and a snowmobile is, of course, also available to the Metsäpirtti guests for an additional fee.
The convenience store and the nearest bus stop are both about 9 km's away. The train station and the airport in Joensuu are about 130 km away. The distance to the town of Ilomantsi is about 51 kilometers.
And hey, you can drive right in to the Metsäpirtti yard any time of the year!
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Vattuahontie 7, Ilomantsi, FI