Rural house made by wellrenowned architect Ralph Erskine in the small village of Gästrike-Hammarby

Rural house made by wellrenowned architect Ralph Erskine in the small village of Gästrike-Hammarby




Aug 2016

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Gästrike-Hammarby is situated in Gästrikland in the middle of Sweden. 1,5 hours drive fr.o.m. Arlanda AirPort. Beautiful village with different types of houses made by Ralph Erskine. Also old manor with green park, canal connected to a lake. Beautiful surroundings with great possibilities for outdoor life including biking, swimming, walks, fishing etc. Close to Dalecarlia and a lot of sights and interesting places within 50 kilometers range but you need a car to reach them. No internet ot tv in the house since this is a place for rest and contemplation. Read a bok and make a cup of Tea and light some candles. Enjoy the peaceful athmosphere and stillness. Take a walk and talk to the friendly neighbours. They Will probably invite you to a swedish fika (coffe) and proudly show their house and tell you about Architecture Ralph Erskine. In Sweden we have Allemansrätt - all mans right meaning that we are free to swim in lakes and walk around freely in the nature as long as we don't disturbe the wildlife or people living close by. We are NOT allowed to make a fire or break branches though. But we can pick blueberries, lingonberries, raspberries and mushrooms freely everywhere. Yummie! If you are lucky you might see a moose (elk) or two. (The house is only available for non smokers)


More about us

  1. Operaloving couple with interest in travel and culture with lots of friends all over the world. We live in the midst of Stockholm and Love it! We also have a house in the countryside and are able to swich both places and travel and switch non simultaneously. Since we are both retired we have time to travel and enjoy life together.

  2. Bengt has been working within the Insurance business and Gunilla has worked as a senior project manager within banking.

  3. We have grandkids in London and travel to Britain frequently so we are always interested in swaps or staying by points there. Also we prefer swaps during longer periods in warm climate. Since we also have a place in the north of Sweden we have the possibility to swap non simultaneously.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Small pub in the village and a little pizzeria. Storvik and Sandviken is the nearest Town some 15 kilometers from Gästrike-Hammarby with several restaurants
Cool bars
Some bars in Sandviken but I have no Idea about the cooleness since we don't go there. This is a verk rural place perfekt for walks in the nature and meditation.
Cozy cafés
Several cozy cafes both in Sandviken and Storvik. Swedes are farmors for their interest in FIKA and drink a LOT of coffe. We have really good buns and cakes and a sweet tooth.
Retail therapy
In Sandviken you can find everything. Valbo retail center has an IKEA. Bygger cities like Gävle and Falun within 50 kilometers.
Bit of culture
Högbo bruk about Old mining. Railwaymuseum in Gävle. Mackmyra whiskyvillage. LOTs of museums within 50 kilometers range. Also close to Dalecarlia famous for their wooden horses.
Walks in the park
Nature everywhere around you. Take a morningswim in the lake, go fishing, pick blueberries for breakfast. Also perfekt for biking. Really Nice and friendly neighbours in the village. Everyone is proud of their Erskinehouses and Will probably invite you to a traditional swedish fika with coffe and show you their house.
Spot of exercise
Everywhere around you. Go for a walk, take a swim or use out bicykles. Cross country skiing directly from you doorstep and downhill skiing at Kungsberget 30 minutes away
Day tripping
Perfect for roundtrips but you will need a car to get around easily.

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