If anyone asked me what I perceived as quintessentially Swedish, I’d show them this cottage! It’s like something straight out of an Astrid Lindgren tale!
Tucked away in a clearing in a forest 1 hour North of Stockholm, the two-hundred-year-old red, white and yellow cottage is in a romantic world of its own. Life is simple – yet all basics needs are met with a fully functioning kitchen, cosy sitting room and a bedroom tucked under the roof. There’s also a simple dry loo in the outhouse – along with a bedroom for guests.
For those of you who like a few home comforts – fear not, there is also warm shower (I haven’t shown it here, but I promise there is one!). This was probably a relatively new addition. My mother-in-law tells me that at our little Swedish cottage there never used to be a shower and her family used the sea to bathe – and I see there’s a lake nearby to this property!
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The same green-beige tone has been used throughout the cottage, giving it a coherent feel.
The furniture is strictly vintage / antique, adding to the relaxed feeling and charm of the space.
An old chest doubles up as a coffee table and simple lace curtains add a decorative touch to the cottage windows.
Dahlia have become hugely popular in Sweden. I understand they are a bit of a faff to produce, but anyone who took the effort to nurture their own are reaping the rewards this September. Such beautiful flowers! Do you grow dahlia?
The bedroom is accessed via a ladder.
The outhouse contains a second bedroom, shower and compost loo.
Loving the shoes!
Did I mention this cottage is for sale? Someone’s Swedish dream is about to begin. Could it be you?
Here is the floor plan so that you can get a better understanding of the layout:
Kök: kitchen, Allrum: all purpose room, Rum – ‘room’ (here referrring to the sitting room). Altan: terrace.
Sovrum: bedroom. Dusch: shower. Förråd / Verkstad: storage / toolshed. Dass: toilet.
I love this little property. I actually checked how far this is from our home to see if it might be feasible, but alas it’s 7 hours’ drive away.
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Did you see my exciting announcement yesterday? Hop over to this post to find out more. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and words of encouragement, I feel so humbled. It’s always nerve-racking to release a new book so your kind words of support really mean a lot.
Glad Lillördag (little saturday!),