Traditional Swedish Forest Cottages by a Lake on Varmland-Dalarna Border Sauna
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Traditional red wooden house in village of Uvanå on northernmost shores of Lake Nain bordering Värmland and Dalarna. The main building was once the village store, which explains the name 'Gammal Affar'. All accommodation is extremely spacious. The main house comprises three large bedrooms and sleeps a family group of up to 6 quite comfortably.
Downstairs, in the room which once housed a shop, there is a large living area which includes open plan lounge and dining space with seating for 8-10 people. 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. Also downstairs we have a large open bedroom with 3 beds. From the hall there is a downstairs bathroom with large shower, toilet and wash basin.
Upstairs, once the store-keeper's apartment, there are two spacious bedrooms, one with a queen/double bed and one with twin beds, a quiet lounge with open fireplace and stunning views of the lake. Also upstairs we have a separate, fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area.
Cottage 1 is an historical, 16th century log-built 'stuga' cabin with king size 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.
In 2015 we have had a large decking area built in the main garden with dining table and seats and sun loungers for relaxation and outdoor dining. Views over the garden and lake.
Things to do in Uvana village: The village of Uvanå is deep in the forests of Värmland at the northern head of Lake Nain which borders the Dalarna region of Sweden. The region is steeped in Swedish traditions and ancient folklore, and famous for its midsummer festivities and crafts such as the making of the Dala horse.
The immediate area is referred to as 'Tiomilaskogen.' (Ten Mile Wood - that's Swedish miles!). Each year the villages of Tiomilaskogen, including Uvanå host folk arts festival at the end of July. You can sample regional foods, buy traditional craft items, and see the work of locally based artists and performers . You can also 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.
The forest is full of walking and cycling tracks. You can pick wild blueberries and lingonberries from the surrounding forest (or in season help yourself to blackcurrants, raspberries and gooseberries from the garden).
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/elk 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.
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Member since: 2011
- 160 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Main house sleeps 6 comfortably. Two bedrooms upstairs one with extra large double/king size bed, the other with two singles/double bed. The third bedroom is downstairs and has one double and two single beds/one large double. The large stuga/cottage in the garden, sleeps 2 in a king size bed. There is the use of a camp bed here as well if needed! 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
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- 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. Wood -fired hot tub on garden decking. Linen and towels for house use only are available on request. Please bring own beach towels. Washing machine and tumble drier are 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
- Books For Adults
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Basic Soaps
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Boat With Paddles
- Deck / Patio
- Inflatable Boat
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Water Sports Gear:
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 4 - Dec 17, 2016
7 night min stay
Christmas/New Year 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay
Jan 8 - Apr 29, 2017
7 night min stay
Apr 30 - Jun 3, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 4 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $217.48
- Boat Rental $97.87
- Taxes Not included
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
25% deposit to secure the booking and remaining balance to be paid 4 weeks before rental
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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 sons- Sam is 24 and Tom is 21!
Why the Owner Chose Malung S, Sweden:
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, sun-loungers, 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 and now have a large, beautiful decking area with sunken hot tub!
- Primary: +44 01223842550
- Secondary: +44 7890193252
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The main house and veranda with views through the garden and down to the lake.
The main house and new decking area from the garden
The lounge/dining area,seats 8-10 comfortably Woodburner stove views-lake/garde
Upstairs quiet lounge with open fireplace- leading on to the master bedroom.
Bedroom in the large stuga/cottage
Small stuga housing bunk beds, sauna cabin and shower. Views of lake.
Lake Nain from near the house.Our boats and canoes will be moored here!
Peace and tranquility! Our canoe on one of the many beautiful beaches!
Swedish Lupins.. the most beautiful site!
Many splendid sunset views across the lakes!
Evening view of katakanga island taken from the canoe!
Winter wonderland! The garden and houses on a beautiful winter's day.
View of house and lupins from the road.
The new decking area in the garden- hot tub, dining area/loungers.Views to lake.
Master bedroom main house.
The Big Stuga/ house in the garden.Open fire place, King bed, bathroom& kitchen!
Kitchen and dining area -large stuga/cottage.
Bunk beds in small stuga/sauna cabin
Looking out from the beach across the lake and to the island.
Unspoilt stretch of sand middle of lake! Perfect for escaping to by canoe/boat!
Elk in the forest by the house! Go on an Elk spotting safari at dusk!
View of the house from the lake. Pretty Swedish lupins in the forest!
View of the house and garden in winter! Cross country ski from the house!
Glorious winter view of frozen lake! Winter wonderland adventures!
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