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Welcome to this cozy cottage with fantastic views over open fields and the beautiful Lake Vättern.
This idyllic holiday home is located on the farm Vretaholm Säteri, near Gränna. Perfect for those who enjoy farm life with cows grazing the pastures all around! The spacious holiday home has a lovely, natural garden and a small roofed terrace.
On the bottom floor, there's a furnished hallway with comfortable leather armchairs. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the bottom floor. Every bedroom features two single beds. One bathroom features a WC and a washbasin. The other bathroom has a shower also.
On the upper floor, there's a big open-plan living room and kitchen that opens onto a large terrace with fantastic views of Lake Vättern. The kitchen area features all of the amenities you need, including a gas cooker and a dishwasher. The living room is furnished with a comfortable sofa suite and a cozy wood-burning stove. The room is hunting-inspired with hunting trophies on the walls.
Vretaholm Säteri has a clothing shop with quality brands. During the summer (usually week 26-33) it is open all days from 11.00-18.00.
Why not make a daytrip to the picturesque town of Gränna? Gränna offers charming little shops and restaurants. Gränna is known for it's stripy, hard candy canes, “Polkagrisar”, and you can visit the small factory and see how they are made. From Gränna you can catch a boat to the charming island of Visingsö, where you can take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage all around the island.
If you don't mind driving farther, Omberg is a great place to visit. Between Ödeshög and Vadstena you will find the ruins of the monastery Alvastra Kloster, set in beautiful surroundings right by the mountain Omberg. Omberg is well worth a visit for those who love walking in beech forests. Also Uppgränna Nature café is highly recommended.
Please note that Vretaholms Säteri is a farm and there'll be tractors, animals, and people on the grounds. Holiday guests are not allowed access to the barns or any other outbuildings or the main building.
Welcome to a beautiful holiday destination!
The northern part of Småland has a lot to offer e.g. culture treasurers and a great nature. A visit to the beautiful Visingsö is a must. Families should not miss the High Chaparell or the production of “Polkagrisen” i.e. the famous Swedish candy stick made in Gränna, which are fun activities for the whole family.
Vättern is the next biggest lake in Sweden, and at the annually held Vätternrunden, more than 15,000 people cycle round the lake. Vättern is, however, also famous for its many fish for instance chars, pikes, trouts and cray fish.
Take the ferry to Vissingsö which offers a beautiful nature, nice beaches and a royal history. Here the first royal castle was built in the year 1100. You can pay a visit to the garden or the Temple yard, Tempelgården, but most of all you can go by bike all over the island and explore all the nice places at your own pace.
You can also go back to Jönköping by ferry. Here there are a lot of activities to choose from. On sunny days you can go to Tabergs Topp, which has an exquisite view from the top to almost all of Småland, but it is also possible to study flora from the Alps. Walk down the mountain and buy fresh fish at the harbour. You can go to the popular sights e.g. The Johan Bauers Museum or the former military area, Regiment A6, which is now one of the largest shopping centres in Sweden. Nearby you will also find the tropical house, Tropikhuset, with its many tropical species. In the water park Rosenlund, you can have an excitingly adventurous bath or just a swim. Enjoy a concert in one of the best concert halls in Scandinavia or visit the Wild Western inspired amusement park, High Chaparell where you can meet Indians, cowboys and trappers. You can also wash gold, go on horseback or just enjoy some of the shows, for instance, Lucky Luke and the Dalton brothers, the saloon show or the fantastic stuntmen from Mexico.
The area outside of Jönköping offers sights such as Gripenbergs Castle, a wooden castle built in 1663, which also contains a museum, Säby kirke, a stone church from the 13th century, or the Kleva mine which is one of the most beautiful mines in Sweden with its long tunnels and big rock caves. Boda Borg is fairy adventure and activity house with different activities for the whole family.
Do you recall the escapades of the Swedish literary character, Åsa Nisse? The surroundings are inspired by Vetlanda where you can also find the Sollinska house and gold wash in Ädelfors. You can keep all the gold you can find! In Värnamo the whole family can gather around the car, music and toy museum. You can walk around the old town in Eksjö, enjoying the old wooden houses from the 17th and 18th centuries and their charming irregular location. It is really a town worth seeing. Another place of interest in Eksjö is the cleft in the rocks, Skurugata, which is 800 metres long with rock walls on both sides up to 35 metres.
Stay in Gränna, an idyllic village, and watch the production of the traditional Swedish candy sticks called Polkagrise. Go for a walk through the nice village and along the harbour and see the ruined castle, Brahehus, with its magnificent view to Vättern. Huskvarna on the opposite side has been built around the Husqvarna factory, but even though it has a lot to offer. There is a hiking path starting at the big water fall and leading to Ebbes bruk, but also the more than 300 years old Smith’s town is worth visiting. Here you can walk among the different artisan and artist work shops and forges to see how they lived and worked in the previous century. You could also visit the Arosfort where you will be met with different challenges.
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.
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.