Manor House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 16
Your Home from Home has a marble-floored reception hall leading to two huge wooden-floored living / dining rooms overlooking the garden. There is a large verandah with BBQ and steps down to the lawn. Just beyond is the river for swimming, fishing, boating. The start of the 90km bike route to Karlstad is just 3 kilometres away.
There are two kitchens (one upstairs, one down) in the property.
The 6 bedrooms each have a toilet close by. There are 4 showers in all, one bathtub and a sauna. Upstairs there is a huge wooden-floored Gallery Room (perfect for yoga or other exercise) with original paintings and a large balcony overlooking the garden. The whole house is wired for Internet and there are two TVs so you can stay connected yet enjoy the luxury of spacious rooms, fresh air, clean drinking water and the restorative effect of natural beauty.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Råda 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Karlstad 90 km, Nearest railway: Karlstad 90 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (10), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
There are 6 bedrooms of which 2 are family rooms (sleep 3), 1 has a double bed and 3 have twin beds which can be put together as doubles if required. Each is close to or has an interconnecting bathroom. There is a sofabed and an extra bed available on request.
The property is a delight just to be in with its extraordinary sense of space. It has a number of sitting / playing areas and is perfect for groups or families with children, offering ample spaces to explore or retreat to for privacy. The garden is a delight.
There is WiFi throughout the house as well as a number of 'hard' internet connection points with good reception. There are two TVs, both with satellite, one is set up with a DVD player and another with a video player and a grand selection of children's videos and cartoons (in English).
|Further details outdoors|
There are various outdoor ball games including croquet available for your use.
Bicycles can easily be hired locally and you can fish and swim just metres away from the property, as well, of course, as walk in the wooded areas all around, which are teeming with wildlife.
There are no houses overlooking the house or garden.
The horses from next door's riding school are kept in the fields all around the property.
The Svealand region
In English this means "warm land" and this part of Sweden is known for its warm and beautiful summers with long, long evenings and stunning landscape. All around are magical lakes and rivers for fishing, swimming or boating.
Local attractions include an 18-hole golf course, a mini-golf, a beach, a scenic 90km bike route alongside the Klarälven river, wildife parks, husky rides, activity centres, moose and other wildlife safaris, Folk museums, art galleries, restaurants and the all-year-round Ski Tunnel at Torsby. In summer there are festivals all over the region - everything from music to American Cars (a Swedish favourite!) Karlstad City is 90 km away, with all you would expect from a modern city.
Local heritage sites include the magical home of novelist and Nobel Prize Winner, Selma Lagerlöf, with its stunning permaculture garden. There is a bear park at Orsa and the little ones will enjoy a visit to Father Christmas's summer residence ("Tomten i Halla") at Forshaga.
This region is also well known for its iron works and steel industry, as well as the paper mills which are the signature of Varmland's industry even today.
Stjarnsfors (Star Rapids) was the home of the original founders of the iron mills here many centuries past. the "rapids" referred to in the name, is the place in the river you can see from the property, now a dam with a waterfall. This is where the logs would arrive from their culling in the local forests, to be channelled into the man-made canal at one side and taken downstream to the "Kvarn" to be processed for pulp. Nowadays you will now find a remarkable museum here - Stjarnsfors Kvarn - just a short walk from the house. After looking at the fascinating displays, visiting the art exhibition upstairs, or taking a cup of coffee at the museum café, you may want to hire one of their railway bike trolleys, and bike along the riverside railway track all the way to Hagfors and the Railway Museum, where, unlike in the UK, you can actually climb up into the engines and really feel what it's like to be on a steam train!
The local town, Hagfors, has 5 super markets and a number of restaurants, a mini-golf and a tourist office where you can find out about local fairs and festivals.
At Uddeholm (3 km) you will find a small local shop for essentials.
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