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Welcome to this fantastic little village "Flatebyn" which is located in the southeastern part of Munkedal municipality. Here the best of two landscapes meet, Munkedal in Bohuslän and Valbo-Ryr parish which is located in Dalsland. Flatebyn is a charming village reminiscent of "Bullerbyn" in Astrid Lindgren's saga, with falu-red houses and white knots. The farm was previously an old estate where the master of Swedish weaving art Johanna Brunsson was born in 1846, before there was a school in the building and today it’s furnished as a party room.
Here you live in a charmingly furnished apartment built in 1878 and located in the other part of the school located in scenic and rural environment where the houses are surrounded by meadows, fields and have a fantastic proximity to fishing, wilderness, swimming, hiking, paddling, nice bike paths.
At the entrance, you enter a bright lovely hall with a bathroom with shower and toilet to the left of the hall. A lovely country-style kitchen with high ceilings. After the kitchen, there is a stylishly furnished living room with TV. After the living room, there is a double bedroom with comfortable beds. Between the bedroom and living room is a light airy curtain. There is a great atmosphere in this apartment. WiFi access. There is a patio to the left outside the apartment and you have the possibility to use the large barbecue area with a roof by the brewhouse. The homeowners live on the farm, separated from the apartment.
Enjoy everything that nature has to offer such as berries and mushroom picking, hiking trails close to fishing and swimming, including in Viksjön which is located about 2 km from the house where there is a sandy beach and shallow and wonderful to swim. There are many nice bathing spots in nearby lakes. For those of you who like to hike, the Viksjöleden is a nice hiking trail where you can also get there by bike. In the area are Vågsäter's beech forest and Strömmarnas nature reserve. In Valbo-Ryr you can fish with a fishing license in Viksjön, Kikerudsjön and Valboån. The access to fish is great, with species such as pikeperch, pike, perch, bream, roach and more.
Here you get a peaceful holiday in a rural cottage idyll, moose and deer are just around the corner from the accommodation!
Tips on what you can do! The homeowner is locally historically knowledgeable and trained as a certified guide for Dalsland. Guided tours can be booked in both Dalsland and Bohuslän for those who are interested. In the yard there is a well-visited flea market "Loppisladan i Valbo-Ryr" which opens by appointment. Cycling or renting a canoe, at "Kaserna" which is located in Munkedal begins the more than 40 kilometer long Flottarleden, which has historically been a transport route for timber to Munkedal. For those who have their own canoe or kayak, Flottarleden is about 2 km from the cottage. Munkedal has nature areas worth visiting, everything from sea and fjord environments such as Saltkällan with its sandy beach and salt baths to deep forests with lakes and rivers. The Örekil River, which is a popular river for salmon fishing, flows through Munkedal. From the cottage you can easily make day trips to Havets Hus in Lysekil, Nordens Ark, Smögenbryggan, Torps Köpcentrum in Uddevalla, Kroppefjälls Naturreservat with a great opportunity to see moose, Akvedukten in Håverud and Dalslands Kanal are also well worth a visit. If you want to spend a day on the golf course, there are several nice courses within a couple of miles radius to choose from, for example. Dagsholms GK in Färgelanda or Torreby golf course which is Bohuslän's oldest golf course, the course is located in a castle environment with an English-inspired castle park.
Good to know! One part of the school is today furnished as a party room that you can also rent, where there is space and crockery / cutlery for about 50 people. If you prefer to be outside, there is also a patio under a roof by the brewery where there is room for as many guests. Perfect if you want a larger event of some kind or maybe a corporate event. In the yard there is an apartment for two people and a cottage with room for four people if you are a larger party or several families, you can book both. The cottages and the apartment are close to each other but still secluded. Let us know if you are interested in renting the party room or barbecue area for a fee and we will talk to the homeowner.
Tenants who live on the farm can use the large barbecue area at the brewery for their own part, at no extra cost.
Experience the unique Swedish skerries. Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle among the thousands of small islands with raw and naked rocks or the bigger, forest-clad islands that are easy to reach from the main land.
If you are looking for a bit more adventure then take a trip to Gothenburg with the amusement park Liseberg with fun for the entire family. Stockholm is the place to go, if you love a city with beautiful nature, lots of history, culture and beautiful, world class design. If you are looking for an active winter holiday in Sweden you will find both cross-country and alpine skiing in the Swedish mountains.
All of our holiday homes in Sweden are surrounded by the scenic Swedish nature. DanCenter has numerous options across Sweden from Skåne, Småland, near Stockholm and in the Swedish skerries north of Gothenburg. Sweden is a country full of oppositions and therefore also full of opportunities for a holiday suited just right for you and your family.
Do you want to experience Sweden through the eyes of the children's author Astrid Lindgren? We can offer you the classic Swedish holiday home experience. Book an authentic, cosy, small, red wooden cabin on the edges of a pine forest along a beautiful lake in open country side. Your holiday in a traditional cabin in Sweden can help you reduce stress and forget all your troubles.
As a contrast to the idyllic cabin in Sweden you can also book a lovely, big holiday home. DanCenter offers different luxury holiday homes with room for the entire family. In Sweden we have big holiday homes fitting the entire family or groups up to 20 people. These include houses with swimming pool and whirlpool that you can enjoy both during summer or winter. Take a dip and cool off with your family on holiday in Sweden and the sun shines from a clear sky. You can also enjoy the warm water and a glass of champagne in the outdoor whirlpool on a cold winter's night. Or during the autumn break when the children splash in the pool and you enjoy the beautiful views of the colourful leaves falling from the trees.
Sweden has been admitted to UNESCO's list of world heritage for its unique coastline. Middle and north of Sweden have countless rivers, lakes and streams criss-crossing the country. Sometimes you get the feeling that the country is swimming with only forests and fields acting as links between rivers and lakes. This is particular noticeable for the middle part of Sweden where the ice age left plain tracks. Thousands of lakes fill the gorges created when the ice retracted to the North.
At the exact place where the river Mälaren with fresh water meets the salt water from the Baltic you will find Stockholm spread across 14 islands and islets. But there is more: The Stockholm skerries just a few minutes sailing from the capital is comprised by a total of 24.000 islands and islets.
The Siljan lake is located in the middle part of Sweden called Dalarna. The lake and the surrounding towns are regarded as the historical centre of the country. From here, Sweden gradually becomes more raw and deserted. In Norrland, the only sound you hear in the enormous forests is from the roaring rivers.
For centuries, the rivers have been used for transporting logs to the coast. And where the rivers flow into the ocean is where the first settlements were founded several thousands of years ago. Höga Kusten in the north-eastern Sweden is permitted on UNESCO's list of world heritage for its unique coastline.
Sweden has countless activities for children, young people and old people. It all starts when you book a holiday home or a cottage in Sweden, so the entire family has a god basis. Afterwards you have lots of room for social intercourse, fun and games as well as instructive activities for the entire family. The Swedish mountains provide plenty of opportunities for skiing during the winter. Sweden has lots of family-minded ski resorts. If you have booked a holiday home near the cities Stockholm, Malmø and Gothenburg, you will find plenty of activities. Bring your family to the zoos, amusement parks, museums and more.
Sweden has beautiful forests from north to south. To the south, in Skåne and Småland, where DanCenter can offer you a big selection of holiday homes and cabins, you will find the hardwood forests. This area is also known for its moose-safaris, a unique nature experience. Such an experience is a guarantee for talks when you return to the holiday home or cabin. Småland is also perfect for bike rides, horseback riding, canoeing and fishing.
If you have booked a holiday home in the middle or northern part of Sweden, you will find the landscape dominated by deep valleys, plateaus and vast fir and pine forests. Here you can bring your family berry and mushroom picking, enjoying the beautiful flowers in the spring or the may different colours of the leaves in the autumn. Take a refreshing dip in the forest lake and catch a fish for dinner. While the children play in these beautiful settings, mum and dad can prepare the freshly-caught fish in the open-concept kitchen and the grandparents can relax with a glass of wine on the sofa. If you have plans of going to Sweden, book a holiday home with DanCenter Holiday Rentals.
The midsummer party in Sweden is truly unique. To many it is a symbol of the lightness, the light and the life force symbolic of the Nordic summer. Midsummer in Sweden is the biggest celebration of solstice in Scandinavia.
When the most Swedish of Swedish parties approach, the whole country is exited. Midsummer is traditionally a feast celebrated with family and friends, but if you are a tourist you are welcome to join the festivities. It is celebrated all over the country - by the coast, in the skerries, by idyllic lakes, in the mountains or one of the islands. All is good, as long as there is plenty of pristine and diverse nature around.
Shortly after booking holiday accommodation through DanCenter you will receive your booking confirmation by post. This confirmation constitutes your rental agreement and contains all necessary information. On the first page you will find information the addresses of your holiday home and the key pick up place, as well as a route description. At the bottom of the page there is a detachable post card for ordering miscellaneous extras, which can be useful to have while on holiday. On the following pages you will find the invoice for the stay you have booked complete with transfer order/inpayment form, stating the due date.
On arrival at the key pick up point, you will be asked to present your rental agreement whereupon you will be handed your key. More often than not electricity, water and other charges are included in the rental amount. Where this is not the case you will also receive an electricity-envelope on which the meter readings of all consumption dependant expenses are to be noted upon arrival as well as departure.
If you wish to rent a boat or engine however, you need to give notice no less than a month before arrival.
Time of arrival Arrival can take place from 4 p.m. on the day the rental period commences. If you expect to arrive at a different time please arrange this with the contact person in advance. Contact information can be found on your rental agreement.
On the detachable post card at the bottom of the rental agreement, miscellaneous extras can be ordered - however only those stated in the description of your holiday home.
All holiday homes are equipped with all kitchen utensils necessary for the maximum amount of persons, which the house can room. Bed linen, dish cloths, table cloths etc. can in some places be rented.
On the post card you can also order the final cleaning, if this is mentioned in the description of your holiday home.
All extras must be ordered in conjunction with sending the notice of arrival no less than 14 days before commencement of the rental period. If you wish to rent a boat or engine however you need to give notice no less than a month before arrival.
We charge customers a small cleaning audit fee to prepare the room for the next guest, even as some outgoing guests prefer to clean the room themselves. Are such guests still required to pay a cleaning charge? Yes. Please let us explain.
While we appreciate guests cleaning the room themselves, we nonetheless conduct an audit to ensure that the room is in excellent shape. The cleaning audit fee we levy is for the time and effort involved in checking that our cleaning standards have been met, so that we can provide our customers with the best experience.
If you have rented a holiday home in which pets are permitted please remember that it is a lengthy and quite difficult process to obtain all necessary permits for the import of pets to Sweden. Therefore please contact the Swedish Tourist Board or embassy well in advance.
If you have booked a holiday home in Sweden you can either go via Copenhagen across the Øresund Bridge or take a ferry. The bridge toll is 225,- Danish Kroner/crossing. If you choose to go by ferry please remember to order your tickets well in advance.
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