COUNTING SHEEP BY THE LOUE RIVER
You fall asleep in the sound of the rapids in the bedroom of a 170-year-old farmhouse. In the morning, you will first see your new friends in the window, the Finnish sheep, who are already waiting for a cuddle. Next in line are the cat, rabbits and dogs. After the morning chores, Loue’s village trail invites you to hop on a bike saddle and pedal to a fireplace hut, a beach, a summer café or an art exhibition.
WHAT & WHERE?
The farm of Old Leinonen is located in the lively village of Loue in the municipality of Tervola, about 60 km from Rovaniemi. The farm stands on the banks of the Loue River, and the courtyard is part of the magnificent rural scenery of Loue. You can get there by bus from the south and from Rovaniemi, walking about 1 km to the farm. By train to Tervola railway station, from where you can take a taxi (14 km).
WHEN & TO WHOM?
Available from 1 July to 31 July 2022
Minimum stay 4 days
Suitable for animal lovers of all ages! On the farm of Old Leinonen, there is a wonderful cultural landscape and plenty of friends - whether you were looking for peaceful relaxation or tinkering on the farm!
Chamber of a handsome stern house built in 1847. 4 beds in two chambers, extra beds can be arranged. It can accommodate 1 to 4 people, with extra beds if needed. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a fridge and electric hob. Shower, sauna and toilet in a different building. There is also an outhouse in the yard. Arable land next to the yard district and sheep pasture areas. At your disposal a rowing boat, worm fishing rod and a bicycle.
100€ / night for two people
Customer handles the final cleaning
Nature care work: clearing willow and collecting twigs
Rowing and boating
Cycling in the village of Loue or to the hut of Pisa river
Saturday dances in Suukoski
FURRY FRIENDS & DAILY CHORES
Animals: Finnish sheep. Other animal friends: indigenous chickens and roosters, quails, rabbits, cats and Icelandic sheepdogs. On the beach pastures you can spot waterfowl, waders, owls and hawks.
Shepherding, counting and checking the general condition of sheep
Putting clean drinking water
Checking the fences
Feeding the lambs from the lamb bar
Good night scraps