A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest

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! 
Either way, this looks like the perfect place to njuta
Would you like to take a look around? Follow me! 
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
The same green-beige tone has been used throughout the cottage, giving it a coherent feel. 
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
The furniture is strictly vintage / antique, adding to the relaxed feeling and charm of the space. 

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
Pretty Swedish porcelain containers for sugar, flour and other ingredients are displayed on a shelf.  There are lots of beautiful one-off antique Swedish spice sets available on Etsy like this. 

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
An old chest doubles up as a coffee table and simple lace curtains add a decorative touch to the cottage windows. 

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
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? 
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
The bedroom is accessed via a ladder. 

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
The outhouse contains a second bedroom, shower and compost loo. 

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest

Loving the shoes! 
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest

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: 
Main cottage: 
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
Kök: kitchen, Allrum: all purpose room, Rum – ‘room’ (here referrring to the sitting room). Altan: terrace.

Outhouse: 

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
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. 
I hope one of you snaps it up so that I can invite myself round for a cup of tea in the autumn sunshine – it’s the perfect place to njuta av livet(see yesterday’s post!). Keep me posted! 
Find out more about it over at Historiska Hem
Would you like to see other homes like this? I love: 

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!),
Niki
Photography: Lund

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A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest

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! 
Either way, this looks like the perfect place to njuta
Would you like to take a look around? Follow me! 
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
The same green-beige tone has been used throughout the cottage, giving it a coherent feel. 
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
The furniture is strictly vintage / antique, adding to the relaxed feeling and charm of the space. 

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
Pretty Swedish porcelain containers for sugar, flour and other ingredients are displayed on a shelf.  There are lots of beautiful one-off antique Swedish spice sets available on Etsy like this. 

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
An old chest doubles up as a coffee table and simple lace curtains add a decorative touch to the cottage windows. 

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
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? 
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
The bedroom is accessed via a ladder. 

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
The outhouse contains a second bedroom, shower and compost loo. 

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest

Loving the shoes! 
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest

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: 
Main cottage: 
A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
Kök: kitchen, Allrum: all purpose room, Rum – ‘room’ (here referrring to the sitting room). Altan: terrace.

Outhouse: 

A Fairytale Swedish Cottage in a Forest
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. 
I hope one of you snaps it up so that I can invite myself round for a cup of tea in the autumn sunshine – it’s the perfect place to njuta av livet(see yesterday’s post!). Keep me posted! 
Find out more about it over at Historiska Hem
Would you like to see other homes like this? I love: 

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!),
Niki
Photography: Lund