Tervamäki Heritage Farm
Location and contact details
- Tervamäki is located in the village of Sumsa in Sotkamo, half-way between Kajaani and Kuhmo, in the middle of sweeping landscapes of hills and forests.
- Address: Vesa Niskanen, Tervamäentie 5, 88600 Sotkamo
- Telephone: +358 (0)40 718 9548
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Info: www.tervamaki.net
Information about the destination
The heritage farmyard of Tervamäki will take you back in time to the 1950’s. In the surroundings of the farmhouse, which have been restored to their old-time appearance, you can get acquainted with traditional farm work, tools and animals – tame sheep, a ram, a goat and a Finnish horse are waiting for you to come and give them a scratch. In the cowshed with its shingle roof and walls painted with red ochre, you will also find a rooster with his hens, along with other animals and a small museum.
The white main house, a sauna and a log outbuilding are grouped around the yard. The farm organises demonstrations of traditional working methods, guided tours and thematic or cultural events for groups of visitors ranging from preschool children to senior citizens. The rooms on the two floors of the main building sleep 8, or 14 using extra beds (private kitchens and composting toilets, also for wheelchair users). In addition, the outbuildings sleep 5-7.
A garden swing and an outdoor kitchen are at your disposal. You can also bathe in the atmospheric sauna (with shower). Breakfast and lunch available on request (local specialities, pies and pastries, fish chowder, baked turnip). Organic produce, e.g. flour and root vegetables. For those looking for privacy, there is a log cabin on the shores of River Tervajoki, 4 km from the heritage farm. The main building houses the reception and maintenance facilities, a hairdresser’s and a farm shop selling organic produce from the farm. The cowshed and its outdoor area are home to our organic suckler cows. The 4 hectares of heritage biotope pastures and meadows by the riverside offer great biodiversity.
Surroundings and activities
Tervamäki is located in the village of Sumsa in Sotkamo, half-way between Kajaani and Kuhmo, in the middle of sweeping landscapes of hills and forests. To the east and north lie vast stretches of wilderness with hiking routes, and the national park of Hiidenportti can be found in the southern part of Sotkamo. The distance to Vuokatti is 30 km and to Tervajärvi outdoor museum 3 km.
The tourism services of the farm include tours of the farm and demonstrations of old working methods accompanied by stories and songs, horse riding and trap rides, cycling tours (bikes rented), guided berry and mushroom picking excursions, nature walks and hunting trips, thematic events and packages for groups (e.g. traditional hay-making, a tour illustrating how children lived and played in the olden days, musical entertainment by your host and hostess around a campfire). You can also take part in farm work. In the winter, the activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing (also with forest skis) and tobogganing.
Tervamäki is situated 50 km to the west from Kuhmo, 60 km to the east from Kajaani and 25 km to the East from Sotkamo church.
Bus: Visitors can be collected from the bus travelling the northern route from Kajaani to Kuhmo Via Sotkamo by prior arrangement (bus stop Lehtola crossroads)
Motorists/cyclists: Directions from Sotkamo church: Turn left and follow Ristijärventie (road 888) for 5.2 km, turn right to Sumsantie (road 900) and keep going for 14 km, turn left and follow Lehtolantie for 3.7 km, turn right to Perinnetila Tervamäki; after 595 m you will be there.
Opening times and prices
Double room €30/day (incl. linen), breakfast €5/person. Prices of accommodation in outbuildings and tourism services available on request.