Charming cottage in the heart of lake Mälaren

Charming cottage in the heart of lake Mälaren




May 2013

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 Bathrooms

About our home

In the heart of lake Mälaren you'll find our cottage at the edge of the forest. In front of the house is our lawn and garden. You'll find fresh herbs and salad at your disposal and just down the hill is a farmshop with restaurant and café. Less than 100m from the house is our jetty and beach. My great great grandfather built this house and we're currently raising the 5th generation in this house.

On the ground floor you'll find the kitchen, fitted with dishwasher, stove, fridge, freezer, oven, microwave and all possible appliances you could need. A woodburning stove is also at your disposal. Next to it is the livingroom with a wallhung plasma tv with apple-TV and a xbox360 attached. For music there is a vintage hifi with squeezebox connected to it and if you prefer reading there is a large bookshelf that will suit your needs. In the bathroom you'll find a washer and a dryer.

Up the stairs is the two bedrooms. One with a 150cm bed and one with a childrens bed or a crib (optional) and a 120cm fold out couch. Outside the two bedrooms there is a small workspace with a stationary computer and large collection of comics.

Wifi is available throughout the house. We have two cars, a Volvo V70 and a VW Golf Variant. Two cats are currently living with us, they are outdoor cats but we'd appreciate if you could feed them. Cuddling is optional.


More about us

  1. We are Johan and Maria Sjöstedt. We're in our mid thirties and in November 2011 we got a daughter, Ebba. Maria works for a business incubator and Johan works as a chef and a sommelier. Food, wine and travel are our big passions in life. We have been travelling a lot together through the years but this will hopefully be our first home exchange.

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Where is it?


The cottage is located on a organic farm with focus on tomatoes, herbs and leafgreens. In the farmshop you'll find different produce from local artisan producers along with some international must haves. The shop also house a café and on the floor above it there is a fully licensed restaurant. In the shop you could also rent canoes, kayaks and peddelboats. For more information go to

Less than 100 m from the house you'll find our jetty. This spring we made a beach next to it and we have plans for a barbeque area on the other side.

Located 10km from the cottage is the town of Strängnäs, a picturesque town famous for is small city charm. The town of Mariefred is also worth a visit, especially the Gripsholm castle. Check out for more info.

Some 80km to the east is Stockholm. 45 min by train or 60 min with car.

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