Pokardi (Bocardi) was built in 1860 by the Tikste valley and belonged to the Helme manor as a “tantenhus” and a guest house. The manor has had many different owners, who found various uses in the building as a guest house, a courthouse, a school and an orphanage.
In 1931, the manor was bought by Aleksander Jaakson, a war hero and former Minister of Education of the Republic of Estonia, who was arrested by the Soviet repressive authorities in the field of his farm on October 18, 1940.
In 1947, the Helme Children’s Home was opened in the building until 1963, and then it was used as an apartment building until the mid-nineties, after which the building stood empty and dingy.
The building, which had stood for more than 20 years, was bought in 2016 and started in 2017 to reconstruct the building and trying to breathe new life into the building.
Today, it has been turned into a stylish, luxurious villa with a beautiful view of the Tikste primordial valley and the manor park with wonderful greenery. For convenience, the building has daily cleaning, breakfast, private parking and to ensure safety building has cameras, alarm system, fire alarm and patrol service.