The Cottage was built in 2001 in typical Swedish Falun red and white style. It has been designed to be lived in all year round with triple glazing and high levels of insulation.
Each year we accurately calculate the carbon footprint of running the cottage including annual KWh consumption, lawn mower petrol, our flights there and back, car hire and mileage etc. We then offset this by funding carbon offset or reduction projects around the world so helping make your holiday Carbon Neutral. (You can also offset the carbon footprint of your holiday by visiting www.carbonfootprint.com.)
As with everything in Sweden, environmental considerations were paramount. It has its own well providing pumped water all year round for the shower, flush toliet and modern kitchen. We have set up a recycling facility for cans, glass, card packaging, printed paper, batteries, soft plastic packaging and plastic bottles. Please help, make your holiday make a difference!
Being only 30 meters away from Stor Sjo Lake drainage is provided by the modern version of a reed bed ensuring no polution enters either the lake or the water table. This has become law for all properties situated close to a lake.
As you walk through the front door, take your shoes off and marvel at the beautiful pine clad high ceiling with a slight lime wash finish.
You walk into the bright open plan lounge with 39" LED HD TV & DVD player (a small library of family DVD's is available & some board games too) & kitchen space with doors opening onto the large deck. The beautiful blue grey kithen dining area is fully equipped with oven, hob, fridge and freezer, microwave, kettle and of course coffee machine, ensuring you are able to take full advantage of the excellent continental food selection available in Sweden. There is a high chair.
The WC & shower room has a utility area with washing machine. There's a hairdrier too. Returning guests will appreciate the Mira ECO shower head providing a much improved shower experience.
Outside the deck surrounds two sides of the cottage ensuring you can worship the sun all day long. Make the most of the long Swedish summer days, enjoy a BBQ. The sun rises at about 3 am and just dips below the horizon at around midnight, travelling almost full circle round the sky in the process. If you are unable to sleep just sit outside and read a book! We also have a badminton set and a selection of balls giving families the opportunity to spend time together in the garden.
Accommodation for 6 + infant = 1 Double bedroom with wardrobes, 1 bunk bedded room with wardrobe, an enchanting guests annexe (Alistair's House) with 2 single beds and wardrobe and a travel cot (no linen provided). There is a spare matress for use on the floor as we don't recommend teenagers or adults sleep on the top bunk. Sorry, no pets allowed and we thank you for not smoking inside.
After much searching we are finally able to offer a cleaining service at an extra cost for guests who are unable to clean ready for the next guests arrival or those who wish to have a complete holiday and leave the cleaning to someone else. Currently charged at £100, this can be confirmed on the booking form.
There is now also WiFi broadband internet available. Some smart phones and smaller wifi enabled equipment might stuggle to pick up the signal in the lounge. Our laptop has no trouble.
There is no better way to expreience the wildlife of the lake than quietly in an open canoe or paddle your way round the nearest islands. Our canoe has three seats, three paddles and if you decide they fit, you are also free to use our bouyancy aids too. A chance to really escape!
To get started, find out more
or book your preferred dates -please call us on +44(0)1299
271052 or enquire through our website.