The Manor of Mustio ( Svartå in Swedish, as it happens to be in the Swedish-speaking area of Finland) is a lovely destination if you happen to visit Finland, as it is just a short drive away from the capital, Helsinki. With wealth of history and a breathtaking location, this small and private hotel is a true haven if you are looking for a romantic place to relax.
Even if you are not planning to stay there, it is a great place to stop for a coffee or a meal and enjoy the grounds of the manor – or some outdoor summer theatre or musical performances.
The gardens are very English in style and there is a lot to see, starting from art and statues by the manor (both modern and new) to natural walkways in the forest and by the lake.
The manor of Mustio dates back to 1800 when the area used to have a working mill and other industry
One of the current hotel buildings
Modern art by a famous local artist
The original, wooden manor building
The gardens are very English in style
The romantic-looking cafe building
A place to relax by the lake
The chapel by the hill, it was rebuilt after the model of the original one that was destroyed
Walkways in the forest have been moved through the meadows
Flower beds byt he picnic area
Lake views from the other side
Old workers buildings now have more accommodation and meeting facilities
Bridge over the river