About this listing
Whether you’re looking to escape for one night or a longer stay in the countryside, complete peace and quiet and gourmet cuisine await you at our riverside retreat. Torgo Talu Guesthouse sits in an old orchard by the Velise River where you can enjoy freedom from city life and immerse yourself in the simple pleasures of the countryside.
This cosy riverside guest cottage offers the perfect weekend escape. Located near the hamlet of Vana-Vigala, Torgo Talu is about one hour and 15 minutes from Tallinn and 45 minutes from Pärnu.
The guest cottage sleeps four people comfortably, with the possibility of adding a spare bed. It offers accommodation with the option of dinner in the evenings or breakfast in the morning. Breakfast and dinner are served in the main house. Your host Kristina, a professionally-trained chef with a MA in Gastronomy, culls her inspiration from her world travels. She offers menus based on the freshest local ingredients, many of which she grows in the garden herself.
In spring, the grounds at Torgo Talu come to life with daffodils and colourful tulips. Scents of fragrant apple tree blossoms and lilacs fill the air. During the summer months watch the garden come to life and in autumn enjoy the bounty of the harvest.
You can enjoy the gardens, riverside terrace, take walks in the rural countryside, or fish in the river. Couples can enjoy a secluded romantic weekend, while watching the sun set over the meandering river. In the evening, relax in the wood-fired hot tub, or rejuvenate in our traditional Estonian wooden sauna. Birdwatchers may see dozens of species right on the property or on a visit to nearby Matsalu National Park (20 minutes drive), one of Europe's best birdwatching sites.
No need to lift a finger--you can lounge about and take it easy. Breakfast is served in the main house; you can help yourself to coffee or tea in the guest cottage and enjoy it on the private porch overlooking the river. Get up when you like and enjoy the quiet of the countryside.
We have a cosy guest cottage that can sleep up to four people. Upstairs you will find a queen size bed with fresh linen and downstairs, a double bed that is smaller, but equally comfortable. The guest cottage has a kitchenette that you can use, should you decide to bring your own food. A private toilet is located downstairs and the shower can be used in the main house or use the rustic sauna with water heated by wood fire.
Wander through the veggie patch and greenhouse. In the evenings you can enjoy a fire outside, use our charcoal grill or book yourself a dinner prepared by your host and chef Kristina for an additional fee. You can book use of the sauna and wood fired hot tub for an additional fee.
Please advise of dietary restrictions when booking.
Interaction with guests
Your host Kristina will be on-site through your stay. She can give you the best advice as to what to see and do locally. As a trained chef, she's delighted to offer a taste of rural Estonia or international flavours.
The rich local farmland offers serenity. A few minutes drive away, explore the ancient manor of Vana-Vigala, the most prominent eighteenth-century Baltic manor, the mysterious marshes of Matsalu, or the quaint streets of nearby towns of Lihula and Märjamaa.
There is a bus that goes to Vana-Vigala (8 km away), but the most comfortable way to get to Torgo is with your own car.
Children are welcome, but please keep in mind that we are a riverside property and children should be supervised accordingly.
Well behaved pets are welcome, however, should they misbehave, you are responsible for any damage they may cause.
Smoking is permitted outside only and cigarette butts must be placed in the ashtrays provided.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I'm originally from Toronto, Canada, but my background is Estonian. I love travelling and exploring the cuisines of new places. I have travelled the world cooking and am now settled in Estonia where I work as a food writer. Staying at my guest house is relaxing and cosy, where you can enjoy great food and beautiful countryside scenery. I hate the word foodie, but that's what I am.