Saka Manor

Aa, Estonia

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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Maris Parfianovics (2 months ago)
So far I have only visited the park and its surroundings. There is a very beautiful Saka waterfall, some informative and interesting stalls with stories. The possibility to use the parking lot is great. Yas is very welcoming.
Olli Y (9 months ago)
Beautiful place, cliffs, park and nice little spa. Even extra morning swim was possible, that was nice. The restaurant was very good quality.
Rick Rossow (11 months ago)
Rooms are of medium size, very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very good with a nice selection. Service is excellent and friendly, and English is also spoken here. Location nicely located away from town, so it was very quiet and has that country manner feeling, overlooking the Golf of Finland in the countryside. Lots of free parking. Was a very pleasant experience. Thanks, Rick. May 23,2023
Stanislav Kovaljov (2 years 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!
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