The Alvasjön 3º Residence

hjo, jönköping county
2 bedroom - 1 bath
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€120 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 4
2 queen

Perks for the Parents

This baronial hunting lodge on an idyllic historic estate in the middle of the forest next to Sweden’s largest private lake is ideal for a relaxing countryside vacation. It has fantastic swimming, walking, cycling and canoeing options plus blueberry and lingon picking and mushrooming in a very calm environment. There are bikes, canoes and a rowing boat available for use. It is a short walk through the woods to a sandy lake beach, and beach house with sauna. You may spot deer and elk in the forest.

Why Kids Love it

There is so much space to explore - the property is in the forest surrounded by a nature reserve with trails to run along and lovely beaches to swim from. It is very quiet and calm. There are great opportunities to connect with nature. The children’s bedroom has a queensize bed. There may be chickens to feed in the summer. The nearby town of Hjo sells great ice cream and has a heated open air pool and pretty harbour.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 5 nights. Please note that the toilet/shower is around 30 metres walk away (robes provided). The sleeping loft is not suitable for small children and is accessed via a ladder. The lake is a forest lake with no lifeguards etc so parents must supervise children. Parking available next to the apartment. There is no WiFi and cell phone signals can be unreliable. Car rental is essential for this rural area. Row boats, canoes and bikes are shared with the other properties in the estate and used at your own risk. There are mosquitoes, ticks and midges around at certain times of year. Pets may be accepted on request.

About the Location

The apartment is on Alvasjön Lake, Sweden’s largest private lake, around 25 minutes from the town of Hjo. It is an easy 2-hour drive from Gothenburg Landvetter Airport with 3 medium sized towns within a 25-minute drive and Lake Vättern a short drive away. Jönköping and Skövde are within an hour's drive. There is a village shop about 10 minutes away but note that the area is highly rural with few residential properties. It is a classic Swedish lakeside retreat, set in pine and silver birch forests with only a handful of other properties around the lake. Stockholm is approximately 4 hours' drive away.

Accommodation Details

This 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment a kitchen with dining area, a bedroom with a beautiful 160cm 4-poster bed and a sitting room with lake views and an open fire. The sleeping loft has low ceilings (up a ladder and not suitable for young children) contains a 160cm double bed. Please note that the shower and toilet are about 30 metres away and are occasionally shared with another very small log cabin.

Style Notes

Swedish country chic. The decor is light and airy with a mix of furniture from different eras, including mid century and antiques. Some rooms have views of the lake while others have decorative deer heads, maps and paintings. We love the views, the sleeping loft (ideal for teens) and the fantastic facilities for a Swedish countryside break to remember.

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Ed G.
Member since October 12, 2014
Ed, Sara, Ella and Simon live in Tunbridge Wells most of the year and in Sweden for the summers at our house in the middle of the forest.

Hjo, Jönköping County

Lakes, rivers and sled rides

On the western shore of Lake Vättern in south Sweden, four hour’s drive from Stockholm, Hjo is a water and nature lover’s dream. Be charmed by the simple wooden houses, the lovely parklands and beautiful landscape. Take the kids to the city park, visit the bison farm or check out local handmade crafts at Butik Rustik boutique. Call in at a kennel to see how sled-dogs live and listen to stories about their adventures north of the Arctic Circle.