Welcome to SyVilla


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410 USD Weekly
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Western Finland   Parkano
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Welcome to SyVilla

Syvilla – the cottage at Syväniemi on the shore of Lake Kovesjärvi in southern Finland − offers great opportunities for leisure and provides a lovely setting for small-scale festivities and corporate events. In Syvilla you’ll find the perfect peace and tranquillity of the Finnish countryside. The surrounding forests and natural environment are known to promote our health and well-being. The bright summer nights are a real joy and the cool winter evenings have their own special magic. A hot sauna and a swim in the lake are a glorious end to the day. There’s also a chance to see the northern lights. Syvilla is the ideal setting for all of this.

Sleeping arrangements, depending on the time of year, allow for up to 23 guests.

Accommodation throughout the year in the main building

There are eight rooms in the main building, some of which are used privately by the owners. The upstairs apartment has its own entrance and comprises a living room, sleeping alcove and kitchenette as well as three bedrooms, toilet and balcony. The accommodation sleeps nine people. A door from the living room opens out onto the balcony where you can admire the view of the lake. The kitchenette is equipped with a sink, fridge, electric cooker, microwave oven, electric oven, coffee maker, kettle and crockery for six people. There is a wood-burning fireplace in the living room. The apartment has a television and wireless internet connection. The guests are also welcome to use the toilet as well as the shower and washing machine installed in the downstairs bathroom.

Accommodation during the summer time in the outbuildings

Next to the main building, there are two separate sleeping quarters which share a common entrance. In one of the rooms there is a double bed, a kitchenette and a wood-burning fireplace. In the other room, there are three sets of bunk beds for seven people and a farm-style dining table and benches.

The old smoke sauna has been refurbished to sleep five guests. The building leads onto a lovely patio area.

All of the accommodation has been equipped with electric lighting. There is also separate outdoor toilet.

Summer cooking facilities, lakeside sauna and lean-to on Pikkusaari Island

One of the buildings near the main house, which was formerly used for storing hay for the cows, has been refurbished and now serves as an idyllic dining area for up to 20 guests. It has been decorated with old, traditional items and tools which have stood the passage of time from Syväniemi’s earlier days. Karaoke equipment is available for use as entertainment. The separate kitchen is equipped with a microwave oven, gas BBQ, gas stove, coffee maker, kettle and a set of crockery and cutlery.

The lakeside sauna building comprises the sauna as well as a separate room with washing facilities and a dressing room. There is a small wood-burning fireplace in the dressing room. Five guests can comfortably bathe in the sauna at any one time. The sauna has a wood-burning stove. During the summer season the water is electrically pumped from the lake to the washing room, but in winter the water needs to be carried inside in buckets. A glassed-in porch serves as a cooling-off area. In front of the building there is a patio area with seats, a roofed-over BBQ and a wood-heated hot tub. Steps from the patio lead straight onto the jetty. By the beach there is a terrace with a garden swing and a deck chair for relaxing in. A separate outdoor toilet and a place for a campfire can also be found there.

On the nearby Pikkusaari Island you can be even closer to nature by camping in the lean-to building, which sleeps up to four people. You can grill sausages and make campfire coffee in the hearth.

The beach by the sauna is sandy and shallow, excellent for swimming.

All reservations begin at 4 pm and end on the day of departure at 2 pm. The weekend reservation starts on Friday at 4 pm and ends on Saturday at 2 pm.

Additional services

We can arrange guided tours in the surrounding countryside for groups of two to four people. Places of interest are, for instance, Hämeenkangas, Pohjankangas, Alkkianvuori, the national parks of Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas and Seitseminen, and the Forestry Museum of Parkano with the Kaidatvedet nature trails.

A rowing boat, canoe and life jackets are provided for the use of guests. Fishing rods are available too, including rods for fly fishing, and ice fishing equipment in the winter. Bicycles are also provided free of charge.

The owners occasionally stay in the private quarters in the main building. They are happy to help with all your enquiries, both in Finnish and English.

Accommodation rental price list

2 Weeks 1 Week Weekend

Upstairs apartment in the main building 825 525 375

Accommodation in the outbuildings 525 375 325

All accommodation choices 1350 900 700

There is a further charge of € 50 for cleaning at the end of each rental period.

For the sauna and hot tub there is also a charge of € 50 for the first day of the reservation, and € 10 for the following days of the reservation.

Bed linen is not included in the rent. Guests can use their own bed linen. Bed linen is available for hire at € 15 per guest.

Bath towels for use in the sauna are available for hire at € 5 per guest.


Syväniemi cottage is situated approximately 12 km northwest of the centre of Parkano, along the Kovesjärvi lake. The postal address is Syväniementie (Syväniemen metsätie) 119-47.

Distances from Syväniemi:

Parkano railway station 12 km

• Parkano railway station 18 km

• Town centre of Karvia 19 km

• Seitsemisen National Park 40 km

• Tampere 99 km

• Seinäjoki 105 km

• Pori 101 km

• Helsinki 280 km

Driving Instructions:

From the Parkano – Vaasa trunk road number 3, north side of Parkano, turn towards Karvia , road number 274. After driving for approximately 11,5 km towards Karvia, turn left onto Syväniementie (Syväniemen metsätie). Follow the road for 1190 metres, then take a left turn towards Syväniemi as signposted. Drive for a further 470 metres until you see the Syväniemi cottage on the left.