Mara Estate

The Mara Estate is in the Turlava Parish of the Kuldīga Administrative district, and it was first mentioned in documents in the 16th century. The estate was restored in 2006, and alongside it is a park with alleys and large trees. Comfortable and beautiful rooms are available to guests for overnight accommodations. Breakfast can be requested. There is also a separate flat for five people with a separate entrance, guestroom, two bedrooms and kitchens. The owners offer tours of German castles and estates in Kurzeme, the town of Kuldīga as the jewel of Kurzeme, as well as painting classes.

Alongside the estate is an old fruit orchard from the 18th century, which offers a look at a few interesting trees, including nine old apple trees, one pear tree (the rare “Windsor” variety), two types of plum trees, as well as sweet and sour cherry trees. Of the greatest interest is the ancient apple tree that is known as the Little Barrel. All twisted and gnarly, it continues to produce fruit. A recently planted royal walnut tree is outside the home, and there are also grapes, actinidias and a black elder tree.