Situated in beautiful and very rural Södermanland, approx 2 hrs drive SW of Stockholm and 20 mins from Katrineholm by car is the tiny village of Lerbo. The house is huge with 3 reception rooms, large kitchen, pool (9x4m) and a very peaceful setting.
The house recently featured in House Hunters International Renovation when one of the bathrooms was renovated and a new sauna installed (June 2015). The main feature of the house is the tranquility and closeness to nature. The forests teem with wildlife and blueberries/mushrooms while the sheep and horses graze opposite the house. Deer are often spotted in the adjacent fields as well as the occasional elk! There is no internet and only basic tv (through choice) as we want to get away from the connected world when there. There is however an extensive DVD/book library for any rainy days and an arts & crafts room for the children. Nearby are plenty of beautiful lakes and opportunities for adventure such as canoe safaris and tourist attractions such as Julita Village. Smart dining can be found nearby at Duveholms Värdshus or Blacksta Gård but generally we sit at the house and listen to the birds. There are plenty of outdoor games such as badminton, croquet, frisbee etc available for guests. We have installed a large 5m trampoline for children to use. There is a also a home cinema. There are also 2 wood fireplaces if things turn chilly with plenty of free wood.
Disponible para huéspedes
All rooms except a study and a storage room.
Atención a los huéspedes
We will be in Stockholm if any assistance is required. We also have very helpful neighbours.
Otros aspectos destacables
We can provide bedding at a cost of 100kr per person per stay or you bring your own. We expect you to clean the house before departing or we can get cleaners in but this is expensive in Sweden so we will need you to pay an extra 2000kr to cover this cost. So far all of our guests have cleaned themselves and it is have worked well. Pillows and duvets are provided. The nearest train station is Katrineholm and Flen, both 20 mins away. The nearest grocery store is 10km away in Valla. Superstores are located in Katrineholm which have everything and also on the road between the house and Skavstalund airport (ICA).
It is a quiet area so loud noise and disco music playing through the night won't be appreciated but our neighbours love the sound of happy children playing in the pool. Sorry, no pets and no smoking in-doors please. Cleaning materials will be provided and we ask that you leave it in the same condition that you found it. You can get a cleaning firm in but they are very expensive (2000SEK)
I live in Stockholm after spending 20 years in England. My wife is a food stylist and we have 4 children. We love the countryside and our house in Lerbo is the perfect antidote to city living. We bought it in December 2014 to allow the children to reconnect with nature and to give us a renovation challenge which is something we love to do. Part of the renovation was filmed by a US TV company which was a fun experience and it will be shown in November 2015. We love the village of Lerbo as things are still done the way they were 100s of years ago. We prefer travel to charter and can't get enough of exploring. There is always an adventure around the corner. Come and see us and experience the 'real' Sweden :-)