Vanha Kilkkilä is a traditional southern savolax farmhouse.
It is located near the mainroad 5.
Distances are to Mikkeli 27 km , to Juva 15 km, to Savonlinna 75 km and to Helsinki 250 km.
We have a large country garden, cafe and contemporary art exhibition to visit in the summertime.
The admission fee to the garden is 5€ for adults, children for free.
Open only in the summertime
wednesday-sunday 10-17 (closed mondays and tuesdays)
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There are many prehistoric signs of living until Scandinavian stoneage to middleage in Remojärvi area. In Kappelinpelto next to Vanha Kilkkilä there’s been a long-time graveyard until 1600-1700.
Finland was part of Swedish kingdom in the 16th century when the King was fighting constantly around the Europe. The taxes got too heavy and the farmers started a rebellion called Nuijasota (1596-1597). When the King’s soldiers had stifled the revolt brutally they burned local farms and villages as a revenge. It’s a local legend that this was the way Tuhkala village got it’s name – ’burnt to the ashes’, burnt to the ground.
Vanha Kilkkilä has been farmed since 1561. In 1755 arrived the family Kilkki from which the farm was named. The farm was abbandoned at the beginning of the 1980’s when the last one of the family Kilkki died. The current owners bought the place in 2000.
Traditionally the Finnish country houses has been located to circle to protect the cattle from wildlife. The mainhouse is a typical savolax wooden countryhouse built of big logs. It has been mainly the same since 1853.
The other remaining buildings are the big storehouse (aitta) for grain and meet on the left side of the mainhouse, the stable (talli) where horses, carriages and sledges were kept on the right and the old sauna and the small shed (liiteri) for firewoods on the opposite of the mainhouse. The big cattleshield (navetta), sheds, barns and blacksmith’s shed (paja) no longer exist.
The fields have been organic cultivated for more than 30 years.