Baker’s cottage

 

Have you been dreaming about staying overnight in Old town Porvoos beautiful riverside warehouses?

Now you have the opportunity! We rent an apartment on for the summer season ( May-September) that is called the Baker’s cottage.

 

This newly renovated 65m2  riverside warehouse is located in a pleasant and idyllic courtyard just by the river of Porvoo.

On the first floor there is a fully equipped kitchen, living room, toilet and shower room, while on the upper floor there is a room with a double bed and two single beds with the sizes of 2x80cm, as well as a cot. In the back yard there is also a small balcony and a small bridge where you can enjoy the beautiful view by the river.

   

 

Price for accommodation:

1 night 165 € (2 pers.) 195 € (3-4 pers.) (VAT 10%)

Sheets, towels, free WIFI and final cleaning is included in the price.

Check-in is between 13.00-16.00, or other times if agreed. Check-out is at 12.00.

 

Brief history of the Baker’s Cottage
Porvoo was founded in the 14 th century. All since that until the 19 th century, Porvoo was an important
port. Consequently there has been warehouses along the river all since the middle ages.
In 1760 there was a big fire which destroyed almost all of Porvoo, including all these warehouses.
The rebuilding of the town started immediately after that by the merchants who were keen to restart
their shipping businesses. In this building plot the main building facing the street was built in 1762-
65, while the other houses, including this, were built successively after that. This house was built in
1810.
Originally, the house was rebuilt as a warehouse. However as Finland from 1809 became part of
Russia, the prerequisites for running import and export business gradually disappeared. Therefore, in
1850 a paint factory moved into the house and it was modified for that purpose. But then in 1900 the
entire property (all houses in this building plot) were sold to a hardware merchant, who decided
once again to change the uses of the old warehouse. Now this half of the house was rebuilt to a
home with a small bakery, while the other half (along the river) was built to a public bath and sauna
house. Until 1962 the sauna was in frequent use by Porvoo’s citizens. In many years the bakery was
managed by a woman as a part-time business, while she also took care of the heating of the sauna
and the bath waters. From 1980 the baker’s cottage has been out of use until it finally, in 2015-16
was renovated to be used as a self-catered holiday apartment.