VB 13: Pukkila
cottage, Repovesi - Verla, Kouvola, 4+2 persons

Valkeala Bostad 13 has been named after the Pukkila family. Starting from the 1920's and until 1945 the house was inhabited by Lydia (maiden name Lippu) and Daniel 'Mustache-Tane' Pukkila, who used to work at least as a stroker and a greaser, and their children. The Pukkila family lived in the cottage by themselves. "When Pukkila gals fried potatoes they sliced them so thin, and they fried them on the stove and put them in their pockets, and when they went anywhere they ate them and gave them to others as well", recalled an old denizen of Verla. The Pukkila family used to have a garden plot in the yard, and during the war they would also plant tobacco seeds there. In the shore there was a diving board on a large rock where people used to dive, a small playhouse and a pig, chickens and a rooster.

In the 1940's a second entrance was made to the end of the house as the Pekkalin family moved into the large room. That "large room" hadn't been kept warm and it had been used by a band called Capella as their practice space. During the Kukkola period, in the 1950's, that factory-facing end of the house housed a painter's workshop. The cottage may have been originally owned and built by the painter Nestor Kukkola. The cottage has also been marked in a 1920's map as the house of painter "Nestor Kukkola". Nestor's son, Veikko Kukkola, used to work at the factory as a painter for the outdoor work department from 1937 to 1954. 

According to tradition there is a story related to the Kukkola period: "And they had a cowshed that they rented out. A bachelor lived in the cottage, he was not mean or scary, but the children respected him. He had a real old-fashioned household compared to the others. He ate from a wooden bowl and put the spoon into a crack in the wall once he had eaten. He also had good apples, so the boys used to steal them in the fall.&quo

Basic information

Location: Kouvola
Verlantie 375, 47850 VERLA

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Type of holiday home: cottage
Name of holiday home: VB 13: Pukkila
Living area: 75 m²
Number of bedrooms: 2
Number of beds: 4
Number of additional beds: 2
Year built: 1895
Features of the destination: fireplace, car necessary, suitable for children
Sauna: sauna on shore
Number of destination: 631796


Pets allowed: allowed
Smoking allowed: not allowed
Additional information: Raili-Kaarina Cottages (4 pcs) and Pukkila share the same sauna. Reservations to the sauna are done separately. Distance to the sauna is about 70 m.
Type of beach: lake
Description of beach: Private shore with a pier.
Kitchen equipment: cooking equipment, toaster, microwave oven, electric water heater, oven, refrigerator, stove, coffee machine, freezer
Description of materials and equipment: Kitchen with dining table.
Tableware: tableware for 6 persons
Facilities and equipment: WC
Outdoor facilities: barbeque
Car parking: parking space
Leisure-time activities: fishing, swimming, hiking, diving, picking mushrooms/berries, canoeing, children activities, sightseeing
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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