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Traditional red wooden house in village of Uvanå on northernmost shores of Lake Nain bordering Värmland and Dalarna. All accommodation is extremely spacious. Main house comprises three large bedrooms and sleeps 6 comfortably. Large living area includes open plan lounge and dining space with seating for 8- 10.We have had a wood burning stove recently installed which adds a welcome cosiness on cooler months. There is a TV and well-stocked DVD and VHS library. Downstairs bathroom with large shower, toilet and wash basin. Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms, one double and one twin a quiet lounge with open fireplace and stunning views of the lake and a separate fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area. Cottage 1 is an historical, 16th century log-built 'stuga' cabin with double bed, open fireplace, lounge space, fully equipped kitchen dining area and toilet with handbasin. Cottage 2 contains bunk beds, shower area and also houses the sauna cabin. Beautiful lake views from both. All properties are heated and constant running hot water supplied by the geo-thermal system
Things to do in Uvana village: The village of Uvanå is deep in the forests of Värmland at the top of lake Nain and borders the Dalarna region of Sweden. Famous for its midsummer festivities and Dala horse, the area is steeped in Swedish traditions and ancient folklore. Known as 'Little Canada' by the locals also referred to as'Ten mile wood/Tiomilaskogen. 'The area has a yearly folk arts festival at the end of July, selling traditional crafts, food and music. You can visit the neighbouring villages in the woods where everyone welcomes you and opens their doors. The lake is just a short walk away from the house approx 100 m.Here you can swim or launch one of our canoes. There is also a swimming area and beach 10 min walk from the house signposted 'badplats'. There is a local 'fishing club' in front of our property on the lake shores. Fishing permits/fiskekort can be purchased from any of our neighbours for a small fee. This will allow you to fish from other local lakes. Explore by boat, hike or bike.
Places of interest/things to do in summer: We have local guides in the area from whom you can also rent boats, bikes and winter equipment. You can pick wild blueberries, cranberries, currants, raspberries and gooseberries from the garden or in the woods outside our house. In Yttermalung hire a 'Bastu Flötten'/floating sauna on a motorised raft, take a cool dip, fish, picnic. Try quad biking, horse riding and white water canoeing or take a hot tub. The local wildlife of the area are moose, beaver, lynx, wolf and brown bear - but don't worry the last two stay away from people in the wild! A guide can take you on moose or beaver safari. Visit the predator centre in Råda village or Orsa bear park.There is a moose sanctuary near Ekshärad. Karlstad is just over an hour away if you want to shop or visit lake Vänern. Visit Sunne the home of Selma Lagerlof,the famous writer. Visit Tourist Info in Hagfors or Eksharad for more ideas on activities and adventures. Take a steam boat on the fryken lakes from Sunne to Torsby.
Things to do in winter: There is excellent season-long downhill skiing at Sälen(80km), Branäs(100km) or Säfsen(50km) and good local practice slopes at Ekshärad, Malung and Äpplebo. Floodlit night-skiing above the twinkling village lights of Ekshärad is a rare treat. Try cross country ski lessons or learn to snow shoe hike or ice fish in winter with our neighbour in Tyngsjö 6km away. If the conditions are good he also lays an ice-skating track around the lake there. Husky dogs in Sunnemo/Malung-take a husky sled through the snow or let them take you for a walk.
Main house sleeps 6 comfortably. Two bedrooms upstairs one with extra large double/king size bed, the other with two single beds. the third bedroom is downstairs and has two single beds. The large stuga/cottage in the garden, sleeps 2 in either a double or the beds can be separated into 2 single beds if preferred. The small stuga/cottage in the garden will sleep a further 2 people in bunk beds. You will find the houses offer extremely spacious and comfortable living and sleeping accommodation. There are views down to the lake from some of the bedrooms and the small stuga.
Bed linen is provided and towels for use in the house. Please note you must bring your own beach towels....moreless
Newly installed shower cubicles in both main house and small stuga. Constant hot water supply to main house from geothermal heating system. Hot water supply by electric boilers in the stugas. The bathrooms are on the ground floor....moreless
The dining area in the main house has space to sit 10 people.there is enough cutlery and crockery for 10 people.The Large stuga has additional kitchen/dining area for up to 4 people. The Sauna cabin is located in the small stuga.
Linen and towels for house use only are available on request. Please bring own beach towels.
Washing machine is located in the basement of the main house.
Outdoor equipment including canoes, bikes and range of garden games such as badminton, darts, skittles and croquet set are available for use during your stay.
Kitchen is very well-equipped including basic food and supplies for your convenience but please replace what you use.
Please Note: Final cleaning is done by guests themselves. Alternatively this can be arranged at a cost of £150....moreless
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A very spacious dining area in the main lounge of the house. The large dining table fits 10 comfortably....moreless
Seating for 10 people
On 2nd floor lounge main house and in large stuga/house in garden...moreless
Xmas/new year Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter Jan 4 - May 2, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer 2015 May 3 - Aug 29, 2015 7 night min stay
Autumn 2015 Aug 30 - Dec 19, 2015 7 night min stay
Xmas/New Year Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates listed are for 1-6 people.For each additional person there will be a SEK700 per person per week added to the price.
The price will include electricity,water,heating,sauna,use of sheets,towels,bikes and canoes.
Final cleaning is done by the guests themselves. alternatively if you wish we can arrange for a deep clean to be carried out at a cost of SEK1500.
Boat rental 700sek extra per week
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Traditional Swedish wooden country cottages on lake bordering the Dalarna region, with sauna and canoes. Perfect for outdoor summer activities, canoeing, cycling, hiking, fishing, berry-picking & wildlife-spotting. Build a raft and float down the Klarläven river. For a winter break try the many sports and activities like downhill skiing at Salen just a short drive away.
Our cottages lie on the shores of lake Nain. The main house offers spacious accommodation for 6 people with 3 large bedrooms, additional sofa beds, open plan lounge and dining area, downstairs bathroom with shower, full equipped kitchen and TV/DVD. Upstairs you will also find a quiet lounge with open fireplace and lake views. The 2 smaller cottages in the garden sleep a further 4 people.
Daytime tour the lakes and historical villages of the region or take canoes for an island adventure, beach picnic or fishing trip. In the evening enjoy an alfresco meal or play outdoor games in the garden overlooking the lake.
Other Activities: Canoeing, rafting, wildlife-spotting, x-country ski, snow-shoe,hiking, ice-fishing, skating, snow mobile tours, husky sled
Golf: Several courses within 100km radius. Closest in Malung (50km) follows course of Vasterdalälven river.
There are also golf courses at Råda village close to the town of Hagfors.[40km]
Ski: Major resorts Sälen (80km) and Branäs (100Km) and small ski resort at Säfsen (60km) with variety of family activities and facilities. Guaranteed skiing Xmas until Easter [20th December to 20th April approx.]. Many local slopes in 40 Km radius at Äppelbo, Ekshärad and Malung including equipment hire and open for most of winter.You can also try out Husky dog sledding through the alpine forests,hire a skidoo or go ice karting at Klappen. Plenty of cross country routes and tracks even straight from the house and across the lake. You can also find ice skating tracks across many of the lake,Lake Siljan near Orsa and the Berglagskanal from Filipstad to Kristinehamn. Also ice skating on Lake Runn.There are local contacts offering lessons in cross country skiing and snoe shoe hiking and ice fishing.
We have a small selection of cross country skis and snowboards for rent if you wish.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Hej! We are Mike and Jackie Lucas. We currently live in Cambridge , UK. Mike is originally from Manchester and I grew up in Lincoln.
We have 2 grown up children! Sam is 21 and tom is 18!
Why the Owner Chose Karlstad: We love the outdoors and visiting new, unspoilt areas.
Sweden is very unspoilt! Beautiful fresh air and wonderful scenery and wildlife. We love to be in and on water! which is why we choose our property. It is at the head of Lake Nain with many quiet and wonderful beaches to explore.If you like foraging in the woods, Sweden is great for picking wild blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cloudberries and mushrooms. As well as catching fish in the lake!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Its a wonderful area to explore. we are surrounded by many beautiful lakes. The house offers very spacious accommodation and the views from the upstairs lounge and the garden of the lake are what we love most. We have many garden chairs,tables and cushions so that relaxing in the garden is a joy! we also have a gazebo so that we can enjoy dining out in the glorious light,summer evenings!