Kumna manor, founded in the 1620s, has belonged to the Knopiuses, Lübkens, von Koskülls and also to the von Meyendorffs. The wooden main building dating from the 18th century was reconstructed in the 19th century (was used as apartments, currently dilapidated). The new two-storey Neo-Classical main building (built in 1913-1920) is in private possession and is being restored.

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Kumnatee, Kumna, Estonia
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Founded: 1913-1920
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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www.mois.ee
www.manor.ee

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Maie Matsin (12 months ago)
Beautiful little mansion.
enn1954@gmail. com enn1954 (13 months ago)
Super beautiful mansion both inside and out!
Наталья Бурьянова (16 months ago)
You can have a picnic in the gazebo overlooking the estate. Pleasant, peaceful place. Nearby is a small pond and stream with a bridge thrown across it.
Oleg Tal (17 months ago)
Sweet home. Small but comfortable. If not for the collective farm buildings around, the park and nature would be in harmony with architecture
Andrus Kuus (2 years ago)
Nice cosy small romantic place, excellent for a small party with priceless memories.
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