After the Finnish text you find article in English. And there is LOTS of pictures.
Uskomattomin kokemukseni on varmasti pitkään yöpyminen Sangaste Lossissa eli Sangaste linnassa. Kun minulta kysyttiin ennen lähtöä haluaisinko yöpyä linnassa, ajattelin, että kyseessä oli “linna” eli oikeasti jonkin sortin pieni kartano, jota kutsuttaisiin linnaksi, mutta paikan päälle päästessäni hoksasin, että kyseessä oli ihan oikeasti Linna. Alun perin siinä oli ollut 99 huonetta (koska tsaarin aikaan vain tsaarilla sai olla yli sata huonetta), nykyään niitä oli vähän yhdistelty ja tehty hotellihuoneksi jne.
Meillä piti alunperin olla tavallinen hotellihuone, mutta kun vastaanoton rouva näki meidät ja vauvan, hän järjesti meille isomman huoneen, jossa oli pari sänky. Ja uskomattoman huoneen järjestikin! Se ei ollut hotellin puolella niin kuin osa huoneista, vaan se oli linnan puolella, sisustettu todella tyylikkäillä huonekaluilla ja kylpyhuoneessa oli oikein poreamme.
Illan aikana koimmekin aika jänniä hetkiä ammeen kanssa. Illalla haluaisin ehdottomasti kokeilla ammetta ja lopetettuani kylpemisen laskin vedet pois. Noin parikymmentä minuuttia myöhemmin altaan suuttimet meni yllättäen päälle vaikka amme oli tyhjä! Tavallaan karmaisevaa, mutta todennäköinen syy oli se, että en vain osannut sulkea sitä ja laitoin vahingossa jonkun automaatti ajon päälle.
Linna oli kyllä uskomattoman komea ja yllätykseksemme sen pystyy vuokraamaan jopa 2000 euron hinnalla sisältäen aamupalan. Kun kysyin vastaavaa tarjousta Vanajan linnalta, he eivät pääseet niin alhaiseen tarjoukseen mitenkään. Täytyy myöntää, että alkoi houkutella juhlien järjestäminen heti kun tuon sain tietään. Enää pitäisi löytää sellainen 2000 euroa + kuljetukset ja syy juhlia…
Linnasta löytyy paljon tietoa englanniksi, joten jos vain haluat jatkaa lukemista ja linnaan tutustumista, lue tästä eteenpäin. Ja kuvia on PALJON!
Have to say that night in Sangaste, small town of 228 people, goes straight to one of the most remarkable nights ever slept outside home. On our Estonian road trip in Estonia we saw many manors and some castles and when my husband asked before this trip, if I would like to stay in a castle, I thought he meant a manor, which was called a castle, like these things usually are. Well, is this a manor or Castle, I let you decide later, when I put photos in, but one thing is sure: this isn’t your ordinary country club manor. This is truly something else.
Wikipedia tells us this from the castle:
“Sangaste castle (German: Schloss Sagnitz) traces its history to at least 1522, when it was part of the estates of the bishop of Tartu. The current building was built in 1879-1883 and designed by architect Otto Pius Hippius. It is built in a neo-Gothic style with influences from Tudor architecture, and considered one of the most impressive examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the Baltic States. Several original interior details have been preserved to this day. The manor house was unusually modern for its time, equipped with central heating, telephones in 1896, and electric light in 1907.
According to legend, it owes its existence to an insult the local count Friedrich Georg Magnus von Berg received in his youth. When attempting to wed a young English lady, her father objected to giving his daughter away to “some Russian savage”. Nowadays the castle is administratively located in the nearby Lossiküla village.”
When we came in, we had booked a night with double bed, cost 89 euros. When we checked in, the receptionist looked at us and suddenly left. We were little bit like “oooo-kay” but then she came back and told that she upgrades us to a room where we can have double bed, because it’s easier with a little child. That is so true, it would be little bit easier. She brought us to a room what I would have thought is one of the public rooms, because its right next a libarary and somekind of old game room (later to discover as a billiard room), now a days more like a museum.
When talking about old castles, at least to me there is always thought of its history and the ghosts. I didn’t see anything (except the sun rise when I woke up at 3.30) but still something strange happened, but it can be explained with person who doesn’t know what she is doing. As you can see, I had to try the jacuzzi. After the bath, I emptied it and left the bath. About 20 minutes later suddenly the jacuzzi showers were turned on even though there wasn’t any water. Perhaps I just didn’t know how to turn the bath off, perhaps it was something else… ;D
Legend says that the builder wanted there to be ghosts, just like in the old castles, but because the castle was new and no one had died there, he bought paintings that looked like they were following the people walking by the painting. In the end the paintings needed to be taken away because a maid fainted in front of them.
The room was amazing! Big, spacious, beautiful old furniture, own balcony, own jacuzzi… We were overwhelmed. Later last night Jan started to google this plaze and looks like we have been upgraded to perhaps a Bridal suite. WAU! If so, this room would cost 159 euros per night. We even figured out that you can rent this whole castle for yourself for 2000 euros per day during January to April. Wau! That includes 16 rooms, 32 persons and 18 extra beds and it even covers a breakfast. I have never rented a castle before but now I sure do want to!
If you got excited too about the idea to rent a castle, this is from Sangaste Loss’s page.
“Rental of the entire Sangaste castle in 2015
I Don’t know if rates are same in 2016.
This is also from their page:
“Some history of the Castle
The main entrance is marked by a gate tower (although without the portcullis, suspended bridge and trench) over an arched-column entrance hall. The hall boasts exceptional acoustics – whispers one corner are clearly audible in the other. The castle’s picturesque silhouette is formed by towers with different shapes. Step-gables, dormers and protruding and retracted facade elements contribute to an eclectic richly-structured style. A special feature of the new way of life was a glass-roof winter garden, which has unfortunately not been preserved.
The first floor is for official rooms – a high Gothic ballroom in the shape of a Roman edifice, a beautiful Spanish Room with Moorish influence, and an English-style hunting room with an oak ceiling. The Count’s bedroom was on the first floor as well.