67 km north of Heinola, L.Iso-Paljojärvi 15 m (length 2 km and width 0.7 km), shallow, hard sanded bottom, own boat.
Wooden cottage 1985 (renovation 2007), living room/kitchen convertible sofa/double bed, 2 bedrooms each with double bed, dressing room, washroom, sauna, terrace. Heating pump/inverter air conditioning system.
Holiday cottages have been rented on Rantala Farm over 40 years. The farm is located within walking distance of the cottage, making it easy for guests to get acquainted with the everyday life of the farm or just drop in for a chat.
The comfortable cottage is ideal for both families with children and older holidaymakers. Rantala Farm cultivates cereals and caraway seeds, some of the fields being scenic rather than productive. Forestry being important to the farmer, there are plenty of opportunities for guests to roam the forests or make use of the logging roads or trails for walks and backpacking. Wild berries and mushrooms can be freely gathered in the forest and the Rantala area is rich in this natural produce. There is a village society tepee on the farm’s land where guests are free to go to roast sausages or brew coffee over an open fire.
The Vuorenkylä nature trail with its splendid scenery is also well worth a visit! In winter there are 2-8 km long maintained ski trails along which it is possible to reach Purnuvuori Ski Resort. At Purnu you can experience the exhilarating speed of downhill skiing and also dine on Purnu’s famous vendace! It is also easy to reach the national snowmobile trail network from the cottage: Rantala Farm rents out a snowmobile to guests.
At Pajaranta there used to be the Rantala Farm work shop, where iron runners for the farm’s sleigh and shoes for the horses were made. “Paja” means workshop or forge, hence the name Pajaranta (“Workshop/forge shore”). The sun shines on the terrace at Pajaranta almost the whole day. There is a garden swing in the yard and a table and chairs on the terrace.
A rowing boat is provided which you can use to fish for fat perch close to the small island, then bring your catch to the wood-burning barbecue grill on the shore. Right next to the cottage there is excellent berry and mushroom picking terrain, which is also ideal for rambling in general. Come and enjoy the heat in a cottage sauna with a traditional wood-burning stove. We at Rantala Farm want you to enjoy your holiday and we are ready and willing to assist you to achieve this.
An electric socket for a car engine heater is provided outdoors. Hair dryer. Hartola golf course 24 km, Lahti 105 km..