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Drevnäsvägen 8 – Home 18095 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Open Canoe available for guests use and NEW WiFi now available.

If like us, you like the idea of a holiday in a countryside location:

Is quiet but not isolated

Provides accommodation that is considerate of the earth's natural resources

Offers a chance to experience wildlife in its natural environment

Is located near lake and forest

Is abroad but doesn't cost the earth to get there

Then this will be heaven on earth for you too!

Through carbon off-setting our cottage is now 'Carbon Neutral'. Re-cycling area also set-up for guests.

The Cottage was built in 2001 in typical Swedish Falun red and white style. It is in a small hamlet of 15 privately owned cottages spread out along the lake shore amongst the trees. Quiet and peaceful, this comfortable home from home is close to many beautiful, interesting and exciting attractions and activities.

As with everything in Sweden, environmental considerations were paramount

Open Canoe available for guests use and NEW WiFi now available.

If like us, you like the idea of a holiday in a countryside location:

Is quiet but not isolated

Provides accommodation that is considerate of the earth's natural resources

Offers a chance to experience wildlife in its natural environment

Is located near lake and forest

Is abroad but doesn't cost the earth to get there

Then this will be heaven on earth for you too!

Through carbon off-setting our cottage is now 'Carbon Neutral'. Re-cycling area also set-up for guests.

The Cottage was built in 2001 in typical Swedish Falun red and white style. It is in a small hamlet of 15 privately owned cottages spread out along the lake shore amongst the trees. Quiet and peaceful, this comfortable home from home is close to many beautiful, interesting and exciting attractions and activities.

As with everything in Sweden, environmental considerations were paramount in the construction of the cottage. It has its own well, providing clean pumped drinking water all year round for the shower, flush toliet and modern kitchen.

Being only 30 metres away from Stor Sjo Lake and swimming, drainage is provided by the modern version of a reed bed ensuring no polution enters either the lake or the water table.

The raised sundeck wraps around two sides of the cottage, which with garden furniture is perfect for dining al-fresco. Should the sun get too strong, simply wind down the awning or cool off with a dip in the lake.

With one double bedroom,a bunk bedded room and separate guests annexe with two single beds, this is just wonderful for families or for couples wanting a quiet, romantic retreat. The large lawned garden offers plenty of space for garden games or a gateway to explore the forest behind.

Location description from owner

The Midnight Sun Coast region

Sweden was voted "Favourite European Country" in the Guardian, Observer & Guardian Unlimited Travel Awards 2006 - Excellent fishing too!

What springs to mind when you think of Sweden?

Undoubtedly ABBA and IKEA will be high on the list, perhaps images of snow, elk and vast expanses of forest. All these Sweden is justly famous for – but it has so much more! Did you know, for example, that just outside Stockholm lies an archipelago of 24,000 islands, many of which are completely uninhabited? Did you know that bears and wolves still roam the forests, lynx and wolverines still hunt in the mountains, or that Sweden contains Europe’s largest area of wilderness? That summer temperatures can rise to the high twenties?

Sweden is a fantastic destination for wildlife and outdoor holidays throughout the year, and offers a range of activities hard to find anywhere else in Europe. What’s more, it is readily accessible from the UK, an easy country to travel in, thanks to the well-developed public transport infrastructure and the fact that almost everyone speaks excellent English, plus the country has a reputation for being clean, safe and politically stable. So put away your preconceptions about Sweden and prepare to be amazed at the wealth of opportunities the country offers for a close-to-nature experience!

Stor Sjö Lake (30 metres from the front door), Swedens 3rd warmest lake!

With beautiful beaches, attractive fishing and rich bird life Stor Sjö lake is naturally a goal for anyone finding themselves in the centre of the Gästrikland region in summer. With a surface area of 71 km2, Stor Sjö lake is the largest in the region. It has around 365 islands and many beaches perfect for the rich bird life - Mallard, Common Teal, Goosander, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Bean Geese, Barnacle Geese, Whooper Swan, Brent Geese, Wigeon, Shelduck and the Bar-Headed Geese have all been observed around the lake.

For the Nature Fanatic...

The Sandviken area is a rich natural environment with a number of forests, parks & nature reserves. In the County of Gävleborg there are c.a. 130 areas protected by nature reserve status and a further couple of hundred areas deemed as having valuable biodiversity. e.g. 20km NW of Sandviken at Österbergsmuren you can find 300 yr old pine trees. The forest here is dramitically different from the surrounding forest including rare wood composting fungi, 99 different mosses and lichens and more than 300 species of butterfly including endangered species such as dot lichen Arthonia leucopellaea and the three-toed woodpecker.

Gysinge nature reserve, 45 min drive south of the cottage, was set up in 1975 to protect a large area of natural environment typical of the Dala River such as deciduous forest and river meadow. A large part has now been incorporated into the Färnebofjärden National Park first and foremost known for its abundance of bird life. There are about 200 species with over 100 nesting here regularly. The rich bio-diversity of plant and animal life include 270 different Tracheophyta vascular plants, 20 or so fish species and 70 endangered insects and that's without the elk, deer, hares, fox, beaver, pine martin, wood lemming & lynx.

Färnebofjärden National Park covers 10,000 ha of which 4,000 ha is water.

Gastrike Hammarby

Fishing license - 100 SEK/wk or 40 SEK/day - Boat hire 200 SEK/day incl motor or 100 SEK no motor - fish include Pike, Perch and Pike Perch. Stor Sjö lake has provided fishermen with pike weighing in at 12kg, pike-perch at 8kg and perch at 1.5kg.
The Cottage has its own open canoe now!
Open canoe hire, forest walks and DIY open air grills - 30 min drive
Farnebofjarden National Park - 55 min drive
Arsunda Viking Museum - 20 min drive
Elk Park - 30 min drive
Adventure Pool - 25 min drive
Huge sandy beach with swimming - 20 min drive
Bear & wolf safari - only 1 hrs drive
Europes largest bear park - 2 hrs 20 min drive

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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About the owner

Stephen & Sarah R
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
17 Jan 2017
Years listed:
10
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Swedish


This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Nov 2006. Located in Gastrike Hammarby, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £425 to £625.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Jan 2017.

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“Peaceful and relaxing”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2014

We stayed at this property for a week. It is located in a very peaceful location but it is also easy to travel out for days by car, a really nice balance. The property is very well appointed and everything worked (unusual in our experience of holiday rentals). We particularly liked having use of the canoe. It definitely lived up to our expectations of a summer holiday in Sweden.

“Nature at its best...............”

Reviewed 3 Mar 2012

A wonderful place to stay in Sweden, so close to nature at its best with the autumnal colours as the trees change from their green to orange and red and the contrast of the darker pines it is such a spectical. The wildlife, we have been lucky to watch cranes fly over on their migration south. Flocks of birds, bramlings, greenfinch and tree sparrows on the garden feeder and to sit by the lake and take in the views of the sun setting or rising across such a large expanse of water. The evening sky with the clear crisp air is just fantastic. You have the isolation but it is easy to get to shops and places to visit and there are so many options in season and out of season. The Moose park at Oklebo is well worth a visit, the drive to it is enjoyable. Gysinge offers a Naturum and superb fishing area again well worth a visit. The cottage is excellent, everything you would need is there to have an enjoyable holiday. One of the best places we have stayed and Steve and Sarah have always gone out of their way to make our holiday experience really good, all the reasons above are why we are making a third visit this Autumn.

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