VB 14: Arkko
cottage, Repovesi - Verla, Kouvola, 3+3 persons

Arkko has been named after its last residents. Väinö and Hilda Arkko were warm-spirited Verla denizens who moved to the cottage in the middle of the 1950's. Väinö worked at the factory as a greaser, and he had a lot of stories of Verla. Hilda was a chef who valued hospitality above all else. Hilda could often be found at a party in Seuratalo even in her golden years, hosting and brewing coffee.

Valkeala Bostad 14 was built in 1898. Its first occupants were apparently the Karppinen family. Tobias Karppinen came to work at the factory in 1887 and retired in 1940. Originally from Oravala, Tobias worked in the factory as a sander and later also as a night guard. Other members of the family were his wife, Eeva-Stiina, and their daughter, Anna. The linden tree in the yard was planted by Tobias Karppinen. He sold the cottage to the factory in 1911. 

Later the cottage became known as Vesa's Cottage, when Anna married Kustaa Vesa and they settled in Anna's father's cottage. Kustaa operated the press in the factory. Kustaa and Anna had children, Eeva and Eino. At least Eino worked at the factory, in the same job as his father, and continued to live in the cottage until he bought a house of his own. 

Cottage and Yard

Arkko is a fully renovated wood cottage built in 1898. It has a spacious kitchen-living room. The main building is 30 square meters, and at the shore there is also a sauna and a bedchamber. The cottage is fit for winter habitation, and it houses four to six people. 

Note: Finnish winter quite often includes lots of snow. So be prepared to do some snow removal when you arrive.   


The cottage is located approximately one kilometer from the Mill Museum at the Vähä-Kamponen shore, downstream of Verlankoski. The cottage has road access.

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Basic information

Location: Kouvola
Verlantie 385, 47850 VERLA

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Type of holiday home: cottage
Name of holiday home: VB 14: Arkko
Living area: 50 m²
Number of bedrooms: 2
Number of beds: 3
Number of additional beds: 3
Year built: 1898
Features of the destination: fireplace, car necessary, suitable for children
Sauna: sauna on shore
Number of destination: 569634


Pets allowed: allowed
Smoking allowed: not allowed
Additional information: The lakeside sauna is traditional wood-heated Sauna.
Type of beach: lake
Description of beach: Private shore with a pier.
Entertainment: radio
Kitchen equipment: microwave oven, cooking equipment, refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, oven, toaster, freezer, electric water heater, coffee machine
Tableware: tableware for 6 persons
Facilities and equipment: shower, WC
Outdoor facilities: barbeque
Car parking: parking space
Leisure-time activities: biking, swimming, canoeing, hiking, sightseeing, children activities, picking mushrooms/berries, diving, fishing
More information on leisure-time activities: Verla Cottages and Cabin are part of the World Heritage. The whole village with the groundwood and board mill in the middle represent a great piece of cultural history of Finnish forest industry. In addition, one of the best National Parks in southern Finland called Repovesi is located only about 30 min drive from Verla.

The destination is rented out by

Tervarumpu / Repovalkea Oy
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Niittymäentie 13
46110 Tuohikotti
Tel. 0400 718 248
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