Lamminkangas - Piennarpää


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Western Finland   Saarijarvi
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Experience everything this beautiful area has to offer including a forest lake, the scent of Wild Rosemary, a natural spring by a steep rock, and flowering meadows which are home to many species of birds – all under breathtaking open skies. This region was home to farmer Saarijärven Paavo, a much-loved character in a poem by prominent Finnish writer J.L. Runeberg.

The holiday cabins and cottages, each with its own courtyard, offer great opportunities either for recreation or for finding some peace and quiet and recharging your batteries.

Lamminkangas is situated in Saarijärvi, in the north of Central Finland.


Discover the unique atmosphere of our cottages and cabins, some of which are over a hundred years old. Some buildings were constructed more recently, but all of them have been built in a traditional and eco-conscious style. Lamminkangas and the surrounding area are peaceful, and the buildings are decorated in a comfortable, homely way. Every cottage and cabin has its own tranquil courtyard.

Piennarpää Cottage:

This charming country cottage is ideal for larger parties (up to 10 persons), because it has two/three separate living areas. The ground floor has an open plan kitchen/dining/living area with two sofa beds and wood burning fireplace, a sitting room with a sleeping alcove for two people, a sauna, shower, WC, utility room and a small verandah. Upstairs there is a cosy sitting room area with a sofa bed for two and a TV, mini kitchen, stove, large balcony with stairs leading to the cabin grounds, double bedroom and two additional attic bedrooms with two mattresses in each.

The cabin grounds include a barbecue area and a wendy house for children, while the lake shore about 250m away along a pretty nature trail has a sandy bottomed area suitable for children’s paddling with adult supervision. The cabin is surrounded by fields and peaceful countryside. Pets are allowed but smoking is not. Weekly Friday-to-Friday rentals are preferred, but short breaks are allowed by arrangement.

Cabin Amenities: Wood burning sauna, 2 showers, 2 WCs, washing machine, fireplace and logs, electric oven and hobs, TV, dishwasher, coffee maker, hoover, iron/ironing board, fridge/freezer, a child safety gate on the stairs, a baby bed by request, car heating point and an outdoor barbecue area.

A traditional lakeside sauna and a barbecue terrace with private pier and rowing boat which can be used in summer, gives you an ideal opportunity to enjoy the famous Finnish pastime of staying in the heat of sauna and swimming in the cooling lake in turns for a truly relaxing feeling!


Lamminkangas is surrounded by the beautiful open countryside of Central Finland with its forests, lakes and hills. There is a wide range of greenery in this locality, as well as many tree and bird species. Hares, deer, elk, badgers, lynx and even bears live in the area. Vast panoramas can be admired from the top of the Lamminkangas hills in the hours of daylight (in June and July this continues almost throughout the night). In the hours of darkness the stars and milky way can be seen very clearly.

The nature loving spirit of Lamminkangas is indicated by, for example, organic farming techniques and ecological building materials such as wood, linen, turf, sawdust and clay. Lamminkangas has an environmentally friendly electricity contract and is a member of ECEAT Finland (European Centre for Ecological and Agricultural Tourism) .

Recycling is utilized in local construction work. Complete log cabins have been moved to new locations and converted to new uses. Antique interiors, furniture and household items have been favoured. This has been done to protect the environment and also for the comfort of everyone staying in Lamminkangas.

A walk around Lamminkangas (about 1 km) is a superb way to get acquainted with the surroundings.

Historical Background

The croft at Lamminkangas was established in 1900, when Aakku (later of Lamminkangas) requested a crofter’s plot and was given one on the property of Havumäki, in his home village, Kalmari. Kalmari is situated on the border of four old parishes – Saarijärvi, Kannonkoski, Karstula and Pylkönmäki.

There is a Finnish poem, 'Letter to Aakku', which tells the story of Lamminkangas during and after Aakku’s time. The poem was written by Heikki Mikkonen, but unfortunately it has not been translated into English.

There are several indicators in the terrain of Lamminkangas which show that before Aakku's time, slash-and-burn agriculture was practiced. An old flat-bottomed rowing boat made of a single tree has been found in the mud of Havulampi, the lake on whose border Lamminkangas lies.