Things are pretty tough right now, aren’t they? I hope you are doing well, despite the circumstances. We can only hope this will all blow over soon. In the meantime, how about a little dreaming? Today’s escape comes in the form of a quintessential falu red and white Swedish cottage on its very own islet off the northern shores of Öland on Sweden’s Baltic coast. And guess what? It’s for sale. As you can imagine it’s causing quite a stir! 
Accessed by boat, the cottage has its own dock, from where you can offload baggage and groceries from Öland or the Swedish mainland across Kalmar sound – or take to the waters to explore the lagoon. 

So pretty and wild.  
Imagine sitting out there on the deck, soaking up the Swedish summer sun while watching the wading birds and gulls as well as the occasional boat sail by? Heaven!  

In my mind, the interior is everything an authentic coastal cottage should be – rustic and cosy with an understated nautical, boathouse vibe. 

Beams serve as an ideal spot for a rowing boat, while candlelit dinners can be enjoyed from a simple table which looks out over the water. 
Look closely and you’ll also spot a pair of Sou’westers hanging by the door – as well as various other seafaring items such as a ships bell, captain hats, oil lamps and fishing nets. 

Can we also take a moment to imagine this cabin at night? 
Swedish ‘rag rugs’ have been dotted around the floor and even used as a simple table runner for a touch of cosiness while a row of lanterns line the windowsill and a candle candelabra hangs over the table – ready to be lit once the sun dips below the horizon. 
It would be you and your book – and the sound of the waves. 
You can see more pictures of the interior (including the bedrooms) here

Out of pure coincidence, my family and I sailed to this very lagoon in 2019 and paddled around the tranquil waters on our dinghy and SUP – and took a stroll through the magnificent Trollskog (Troll’s forest) just across the lagoon (see below). We even sailed past this cottage – binoculars in hand! Dreaming all the while. 
The cottage hasn’t even been valued yet – even so, the estate agent has been unindated with requests.  
I only hope that whoever buys it maintains the authenticity AND rents it out. I’d be there in a heartbeat, how about you? 
Have a dreamy day friends!
Niki
Photographs courtesy of Svensk Fastighetsförmedling

©

Things are pretty tough right now, aren’t they? I hope you are doing well, despite the circumstances. We can only hope this will all blow over soon. In the meantime, how about a little dreaming? Today’s escape comes in the form of a quintessential falu red and white Swedish cottage on its very own islet off the northern shores of Öland on Sweden’s Baltic coast. And guess what? It’s for sale. As you can imagine it’s causing quite a stir! 
Accessed by boat, the cottage has its own dock, from where you can offload baggage and groceries from Öland or the Swedish mainland across Kalmar sound – or take to the waters to explore the lagoon. 

So pretty and wild.  
Imagine sitting out there on the deck, soaking up the Swedish summer sun while watching the wading birds and gulls as well as the occasional boat sail by? Heaven!  

In my mind, the interior is everything an authentic coastal cottage should be – rustic and cosy with an understated nautical, boathouse vibe. 

Beams serve as an ideal spot for a rowing boat, while candlelit dinners can be enjoyed from a simple table which looks out over the water. 
Look closely and you’ll also spot a pair of Sou’westers hanging by the door – as well as various other seafaring items such as a ships bell, captain hats, oil lamps and fishing nets. 

Can we also take a moment to imagine this cabin at night? 
Swedish ‘rag rugs’ have been dotted around the floor and even used as a simple table runner for a touch of cosiness while a row of lanterns line the windowsill and a candle candelabra hangs over the table – ready to be lit once the sun dips below the horizon. 
It would be you and your book – and the sound of the waves. 
You can see more pictures of the interior (including the bedrooms) here

Out of pure coincidence, my family and I sailed to this very lagoon in 2019 and paddled around the tranquil waters on our dinghy and SUP – and took a stroll through the magnificent Trollskog (Troll’s forest) just across the lagoon (see below). We even sailed past this cottage – binoculars in hand! Dreaming all the while. 
The cottage hasn’t even been valued yet – even so, the estate agent has been unindated with requests.  
I only hope that whoever buys it maintains the authenticity AND rents it out. I’d be there in a heartbeat, how about you? 
Have a dreamy day friends!
Niki
Photographs courtesy of Svensk Fastighetsförmedling











Loading...