In 1626, Saka (Sackhof) was given as an estate by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus to the alderman of Narva Jürgen Leslie of Aberdeen, whose origins were Scottish but who had probably entered Swedish service during the time of the Thirty Years War. The estate later passed into Baltic German von Löwis of Menar family, and the current building was erected during the ownership of Oscar von Löwis of Menar, in 1862-1864. It was built in an accomplished Italian renaissance style, unusual for Estonian manor houses.

During the Soviet occupation of Estonia, the manor was used by Soviet military forces. During this time the manor and the park fell into disrepair. It was abandoned, looted and left in ruins after their departure, but has later been restored. Today the manor offers accommodation.

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Voorepera-Saka, Aa, Estonia
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Founded: 1862-1864
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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www.saka.ee
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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Stanislav Kovaljov (5 months ago)
Came here with a family for just a walk and a lunch. Really liked it. Has playground for kids and a big swing. Lots of nice trails to walk to. There are two ways to get down to the sea side - one of them pretty steep but manageable. Lunch was absolutely great - one of the best stakes I had in my life!
Vera Sergeeva (7 months ago)
Good place, clean rooms. Friendly receptionist allowed us to check-in earlier in 2 hours. Small but cosy SPA, we enjoyed hummam. We just were not so lucky in the restaurant. Ordered beef steak well done, received medium, were waiting for a new portion to take it away and the waitress brought it on the plate.. Paid in full but left without dinner.
Riina Räästas (8 months ago)
We went there with our family after funeral of our farther. Food was amazing and good value for money. Service were excellent! We stayed there overnight and visited the spa. I liked it that I did not overcrowded the spa and it was very private. Saka is an old Manor House and by reading some reviews - it’s seems people forget that fact. It is expected to look old and little outdated instead new and clean look! Surroundings were amazing during our evening walk. Waitress was very accommodating during our dinner when three more people showed up and my brother didn’t know what was duck pasta ? great work team! Well done!
Elar Haljas (2 years ago)
Restaurant quality has taken small decline due overall situation. Duck filet quality was not the beat, tasted little bit of liver, so probably the bloodletting was not done properly. Children portion for cutlet and potatoes was enough for the small 4 year old, but older person would go hungry.
Sille Alabert (2 years ago)
Beautiful old castle
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