Swedish Lakehouse

Welcome to our brand new and modern house nestled in the heart of the beautiful Småland woods in Sweden. Surrounded by lush trees and situated right next to a small tranquil lake, our house offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Our house is located in the nature reserve of Lake Åsnen, only 200 meters from the lake itself. This is an area known for its stunning natural beauty and abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Whether you prefer to spend your days fishing, hiking, or simply soaking up the peaceful surroundings, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The house

Inside, the house is tastefully decorated and equipped with all the modern amenities you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The open-plan living and dining area is the perfect space to relax and unwind after a day spent exploring the great outdoors, and the fully equipped kitchen allows you to prepare your own meals with ease.

Key highlights:

  • Modern, fully equipped and newly built (2022)
  • 135 square meters of living space
  • Private and secluded
  • Sleeps party of 8
  • High speed complementary internet connection
  • Own deep drilled well with filters that provides drinking water with excellent quality
  • Eco-friendly underfloor heating and proper insulation for all year around comfort
  • Large terrace overlooking the lake

Bedrooms

If you’re looking for comfortable and convenient sleeping arrangements for a group of people, our house has three bedrooms, one with two bunk beds, one with two single beds, and one with a queen bed.

The bedroom with two bunk beds is a great option for families with children or groups of friends. The bunk beds offer a total of four properly sized beds, making them a cozy and comfortable solution for kids and adults alike.

The bedroom with two single beds is a good option for couples or individuals who prefer a little more space and privacy. The single beds can also be pushed together to form a larger bed.

The bedroom with the queen bed is a larger size and can comfortably accommodate two people.

Overall, this house can sleep up to 8 people, making it a great option for larger groups or families. The variety of bed sizes and configurations also allows everyone to choose a sleeping arrangement that suits their needs and preferences.

Kitchen and dining

A big open kitchen and dining area with a big stone fireplace is a perfect gathering place for families and friends. The open layout creates a sense of togetherness and encourages socialization while cooking and dining.

The kitchen is well-equipped with modern appliances and ample counter space, making it easy to prepare meals for a large group. The dining area, which is adjacent to the kitchen, has a large table that can comfortably seat everyone.

The centerpiece of the space is the big stone fireplace, which adds warmth and ambiance to the room. It’s the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a long day of activities, or to enjoy a cozy evening in.

A large oak handmade kitchen table seating 10 people is a warm and inviting space, perfect for sharing meals and making memories with loved ones. The oak material adds a touch of warmth and character to the space, and the handmade nature of the table makes it a one-of-a-kind piece.

Upstairs lounge

The upstairs lounge area of our house is a truly special place. With a reading corner overlooking the living room area and out over the lake, it’s the perfect spot to relax and unwind.

The reading corner is a cozy and inviting space. It’s the perfect spot to curl up with a good book and lose yourself in its pages. The views of the lake add a touch of beauty and serenity to the space.

The upstairs lounge area also has a cozy TV area, perfect for movie nights or catching up on your favorite shows. The comfortable seating and warm ambiance make it a welcoming spot to relax and unwind.

Overall, the upstairs lounge area of our house is a truly special place to be. Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind or to enjoy some entertainment, it has something for everyone.

Terrace and garden

A private piece of the woods with a big driveway and a path leading down to the lake is a truly special place. The woods offer a sense of seclusion and privacy, while the path leading down to the lake adds an element of adventure.

The big driveway is convenient and provides plenty of space for parking, making it easy to access the property. The path leading down to the lake winds through the beautiful natural surroundings, providing a peaceful and calming walk.

The house has a big deck set in the forest and overlooking the lake. The natural surroundings create a peaceful and serene atmosphere, while the views of the lake are breathtaking.

The deck itself is spacious and well-equipped, with plenty of seating and tables for relaxing and dining al fresco. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening cocktail while taking in the stunning views.

The forest setting adds a sense of seclusion and privacy, making it feel like your own personal retreat. The sounds of the birds and the rustling of the leaves in the trees create a peaceful and calming ambiance. It is also not uncommon that the local moose comes by for a visit and a swim in the lake.

View from terrace – summer
Terrace – winter
Beautiful frozen surroundings
The local moose

What to do

Lake Åsnen

Lake Åsnen is a nature reserve located in the beautiful Småland region of Sweden, and offers a range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy.

One of the main draws of the area is the lake itself, which is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and swimming. The lake is home to around 20 fish species, the most common of which are perch, roach and white bream. The next most common species are pike-perch, pike, bream and Eurasian ruffe. The gudgeon is one of the rarer species. The surrounding forests and meadows also provide ample opportunities for hiking, biking, and picnicking. Åsnen is famous for “Åsnen Big Five”: The Osprey, The Moose, The Black-troated diver, The Crane, and The Sea-eagle. 

Lake Åsnen is known for its stunning scenery and with plenty of room for all kinds of canoeing experiences. The lake is one of southern Sweden’s largest lakes of approximately 170 km2 and with over 100 islands. The Värendsleden canoe trail runs between Asa and Granö and covers a total distance of 120 km.

In the winter months, the lake transforms into a winter wonderland, offering opportunities for cross-country skiing, ice skating, and snowshoeing.

Nearby is Getnö gård that offers camping, boat and canoe rental, guided tours – everything from mushroom safari to Osprey sighting, Pike fishing, Zander trolling and night fishing. Check out their site https://www.getnogard.se/en/

Åsnen national park

Åsnen National Park covers an area of 1868 hectares and is located in the municipality of Alvesta and Tingsryd, bordering on the municipality of Växjö. 75 per cent of its area is made up of water.

You get an incredible sense of wilderness here, surrounded by ancient beech forest, an inland lake with everything from a hundred or so larger islands to tiny rocky islets, and rich plant and animal life can be seen everywhere you turn. 

The forest in Bjurkärr (at the Sunnabron entrance) is very old and unspoilt, with a virgin forest feel. It is famous for its incredible species diversity, which includes lichens, fungi and insects that live on wood.

The forests, wetlands and water all help to ensure plenty of bird life throughout the entire Åsnen region: ospreys, white-tailed eagles, Eurasian hobbies, European honey buzzards, smaller woodpeckers, greylag geese, black-throated loons, great crested grebes and common mergansers can all be found here. The importance of Åsnen to birdlife is renowned, and this lake is included in the list of wetlands of international importance (the Ramsar Convention). Alongside its role as a breeding area, this lake is very important as a place for birds to rest and spend the winter.

Elk, fallow deer, wild boars, lynx, foxes and hares are some of the larger mammals you might see. Otters can sometimes be seen in the lake.

The mythical Trollberget – Troll Mountain – on the west side of Åsnen has some exciting forest hiking to offer, particularly for the youngest family members.

Växjö

Växjö is a city located in the southern region of Sweden that offers a range of dining, shopping, and activities for visitors to enjoy.

For dining, the city boasts a range of restaurants that offer cuisine from around the world. From traditional Swedish fare to international dishes, there is something to suit every taste. The city also has a number of cafes and coffee shops, which are perfect for grabbing a quick bite or relaxing with a cup of coffee.

Shopping in Växjö is also a treat, with a number of stores and boutiques offering everything from clothing and accessories to home goods and gifts. The city center is home to a number of larger retailers, while the surrounding areas offer a range of smaller specialty shops.

In terms of activities, Växjö offers something for everyone. The city is surrounded by beautiful forests and lakes, providing ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. Popular activities include hiking, biking, fishing, and swimming. The city is also home to a number of cultural attractions, including the Växjö Cathedral, Kronoberg Castle, and the Småland Museum. Additionally, the region is known for its tradition of glassblowing, and visitors can tour local studios and watch skilled craftsmen at work.

Whether you’re looking for a delicious meal, a unique shopping experience, or a fun activity, Växjö has something for everyone to enjoy.

Extras

As part of the house rental you have access to:

  • Wood heated hot tub
  • Premium Weber barbeque
  • Inflatable Kayaks (two seater and three seater)
  • Small private jetty

Location

The house is located in an area called Horgenäs, Lönashult

Key destinations:

  • 40 minutes east of Älmhult (home town of IKEA)
  • 50 minutes south of Växjö
  • 2.5 hours north of Malmö-Copenhagen
  • 20 minutes to the closest grocery store and pharmacy in Ryd or Lönashult
  • 50 minutes to Småland Airport
  • 40 minutes to Alvesta trainstation
  • 50 minutes to Karlshamn and the Hanö Bay in the Baltic ocean
  • 2 hours to the island Öland
  • 3 hours to Gothenburg and 5.5 hours to Stockholm

Booking

Our cozy house is available for rent all year round, with a minimum stay of 5 days.

  • High season (June, July, August): 3000 SEK/day
  • All other months: 2500 SEK/day
  • Mandatory additional cleaning charge: 2000 SEK/stay
  • Wifi and electricity included in price

We currently manage all our bookings in Airbnb, for bookings and availability please refer to Swedish lakehouse at Airbnb