allow me to tell a little bit about Brinkin Wanha Pappila (Brink's Old
Chaplaincy), a Bed & Breakfast service in Kokkola, Finland.
A splendid hostel-type alternative for the low-budget traveller, open year around.
in idyllic old, 19th century wooden houses about 2,5 kilometres from
the center of Kokkola - Karleby. The renovation of the buildings is an
The price level here is manyfold less than in the hotels in downtown Kokkola
and what surroundings Brinkin Pappila has to offer! Should you be in
need of transport, pick-up service for example from the city of Kokkola
can be arranged.
Rooms full of athmosphere for 1 - 4 persons, also at the attic. Possibility to have a sauna.
An idyllic courtyard features the alternatives for sleeping in "Grandma's Cottage" or the "Arentin Tupa" building.
Groups are welcome by prior notice.
exhibitions. Domestic animals. Out-door fireplace for evening
get-togethers. Products by local artisans for sale. Regional
Possibility for different kinds of program services through Brinkin Pappila´s partners. Bicyckles for rent.
Pappila is a find - a special alternative for the one in search of
something out-of-the-ordinary. The nostalgic athmosphere offers a
refreshing change for example the professional traveller, bored of the
chain-hotels with their standard rooms and service.
ideal resting place for persons driving up north to Lapland by car -
Brinkin Pappila is conveniently located half-way up to the Great North.
is an abundance of sights also here, in Finland's "Keski-Pohjanmaa"
-region. Try visiting the lighthouse island of Tankar of the coast of
Kokkola. Boat-trips are arranged. The famous sandy beaches of Kalajoki
with their islands of Kalla are nearby. Lesser known, but equally
gorgeous beaches of Lohtaja are near also.
but certainly not least, is worth mentioning my own favourite spot, the
cozy provincial town of Pietarsaari (Jakobstad), only 30 kilometres
away. While strolling through the old, unpawed streets of the Skata
district, one feels as if time has stopped sometime during the 1950's...