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Mairela Retreat Cottage

11 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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Mairela Retreat Cottage offers cosy lakeside accommodation in the midst of the Finnish forest, set in stunningly beautiful surroundings, the cottage offers comfortable accommodation for up to 4 persons. There is a lakeside woodburning sauna, a fresh water well providing the water and an outside bio-toilet. There is a rowing boat for use on the lake and many forest tracks for walking. The cottage is especially suitable for back to nature holidays, quiet relaxation, as well as being a wonderful place for enhancing creativity and inspiration. Walking, writing, painting, meditation and deep relaxation are very well supported by the Mairela retreat atmosphere. Holistic healing holidays and ad hoc treatments of Reiki are also available at the cottage. The cottage is equipped for a self cateri...Mairela Retreat Cottage offers cosy lakeside accommodation in the midst of the Finnish forest, set in stunningly beautiful surroundings, the cottage offers comfortable accommodation for up to 4 persons. There is a lakeside woodburning sauna, a fresh water well providing the water and an outside bio-toilet. There is a rowing boat for use on the lake and many forest tracks for walking. The cottage is especially suitable for back to nature holidays, quiet relaxation, as well as being a wonderful place for enhancing creativity and inspiration. Walking, writing, painting, meditation and deep relaxation are very well supported by the Mairela retreat atmosphere. Holistic healing holidays and ad hoc treatments of Reiki are also available at the cottage. The cottage is equipped for a self catering holiday and half board accommodation is also available. There is electric heating in the cottage as well as a beautiful soapstone fire for those who prefer a real fire. The soapstone fire is an ecologically efficient heat source, part of the sustainable ethos of Mairela Retreat. The gardens are mainly raised organic beds growing organic herbs and vegetables both for food and herbal preparations. The surrounding forests are also rich in medicinal plants and organic mushrooms and berries. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Cooker
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Water Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Books
Stereo System
Shared Garden
Microwave
Boat Available
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Fireplace
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

-I wasn't sure what to expect from my healing holiday at Mairela Holistic Retreat and I certainly would never have expected to gain so much just from hanging around with Sara (the owner and healer) for a couple of weeks, walking together in the forest...More

Date of stay: December 2016
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Sara G, VR Owner at Mairela Retreat Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

One of my favourite things is when guests discover the magic that really is here in the lakes, forest and rocks. It's a wonderful feeling to share, so thank you for the opportunity of sharing this part of your journey

Reviewed 30 January 2017

Absolute gorgeous forest backdrop with an extremely warm and welcoming atmosphere. Sara is the perfect host and extremely attentive to her guests needs. Grill House, Sauna, hiking, and more all await anyone who is willing to travel to this magical retreat! Thank you so much,...More

Date of stay: January 2017
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Sara G, VR Owner at Mairela Retreat Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Looking forward to your return visit xx

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I had the most fantastic week at Mairela. It really is set in the most beautiful location, in the middle of the forest, right next to the lake. It was so easy to relax there, it's so peaceful. I loved reading out on the pier,...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Shezz1983
Sara G, VR Owner at Mairela Retreat Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Can't wait to see you again xxx

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

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Date of stay: September 2016
Sara G, VR Owner at Mairela Retreat Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Mairela is the perfect place to escape daily routine and remember what life really is about. Enjoy the silence, the lake, the forest, the lovely garden, the sauna, water from the well, fire after wood chopping, a rowing boot and Sara as a fabulous host!...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank MarieW2016
Sara G, VR Owner at Mairela Retreat Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Thank you guys, I really enjoyed hosting you both! Welcome back anytime!

About the Owner
Sara G
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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About the neighbourhood
The area is a mixture of large forest and lakes which have many forest trails for walking or cycling. The local village of Kuhmoinen is situated on Lake Päijänne, the second largest lake in Finland. Even within Finland this area is a tourist area because of its beautifully stunning scenery. There is a local riding school offering forest rides and jet ski hire is also available on the big lake. There is a regular coach network servicing the village which makes it very simple to travel directly from Helsinki. Helsinki airport is just 2.5 hours away and is serviced by most major airlines including the budget airlines Blue 1 from London Heathrow and Norwegian from London Gatwick. The smaller airport at Tampere is just 1.5 hours away and is serviced by both SAS and the budget airline Ryanair flying from London Stansted.
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