The history of Kõltsu Manor (Wellenhof) dates back to the early 19th century. The current villa, characterised by a lively architectural rhythm and echoes of Swiss-style wooden architecture, was commissioned in 1885 by the Baroness Benedicte von Uexküll, who summered here until the early 20th century.
The history of the manor
Along with the manor building, she also established a grand ornamental garden. From 1909 until the end of the first Republic of Estonia, Kõltsu Manor belonged to the Mohrenschild family; after World War II, the manor house was home to the Klooga Young Pioneer camp.
The fully renovated manor house opened its doors in 2010 – the building was restored to its original form as a residential building and the manor park was transformed into a complete ensemble. The successful restoration project included the doors, the beautiful wooden arched windows, the two wood-burning fireplaces and the wood panelled ceiling in the dining room. Authentic parquet has been collected from the entire house for the floor of the main hall, which is adorned with a wind rose restored according to the original design. The garden landscape transitions seamlessly into a woodland park, where well-maintained paths lead over light arched bridges, around a small lake dotted with islands and to the beach.
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Kõltsu Manor is in Laulasmaa, in Keila municipality in Harju County in Estonia’s capital region. When you are coming from Tallinn along Rannamõisa tee, the manor is 2 km past Laulasmaa School on the right. If you are coming from Tallinn via Keila on Paldiski maantee, turn right after driving 35 kilometres and drive on 2 km toward Laulasmaa. Kõltsu manor will be on your left.
Keila vald, 76702 Harju County, Estonia
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