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Cosy cottage
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath

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Small cottage built in the late 1930;s. Many of the original details still kept.
Sits on 5+ acre (22 000 m2) plot.
Its my summer (and winter) vacation house and its only rented out when I’m not there so I hope it will give you the feeling of a home.

The space

Perfect for a couple or a small family that want to wind down.
Shopping centers are 15km away in Töcksfors and Årjäng.
Oslo is nearby, 120 km, perfectly suitable for a day trip.
Its possible to rent a canoe or bikes in Arvika or Årjäng and there are many lakes to fish in.

All modern facilities like washing machine, dish washer, micro wave, freezer, surround sound /home cinema/blu ray with projector and large screen (for the few rainy days ;-) Just send me a note and I’ll bring a collection of movies.

Kitchen is fully equipped.

WiFi 100/10Mb

There is a water closet and the bathroom has a shower

Next to the house (10 meter) is a small extra house perfectly suited for the times you want to close the door and be alone for a while.....;-) It can also be used as a third bedroom.
There is a small lake nearby (you see it from the terrace) where you can bathe, is only 300m away, very private, no house nearby. The water is a bit shallow. Its not a super perfect place to bathe as there are some water lilys but its very secluded (its where I go for a swim....).
There is also a nice place to bath with sandy beach a couple of km away.

Interaction with guests

I will meet you when you arrive and leave. If there are any questions just call. I live in Oslo so it’s not that far away if something unexpected happens.

Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

I expect you to take good care of my little gem, and treat the surroundings with respect. Follow rules and regulation for open fires and grilling outdoors (sometimes it's not allowed to have open fires outside)
No Pets. No smoking inside.
And please leave the apartment in the same shape as you found it. There is no cleaning fee ;-)

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
5 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Eva User Profile
August 2017
A very nice place! Charming house in Swedish style! Very friendly host!

Pascal User Profile
July 2017
We spent a beautiful week in the cosy cottage. The place is exactly like the picture of Sweden we dreamt of: a little red house surrounded by forests and lakes. The nearby lake is beautiful and perfect for swimming and relaxing on the rocks. The Glaskones Naturreservat is very close to the cottage and we enjoyed the wildness of the nature. Mats was very welcoming. He was extremely friendly and helpful and made us feel at home. We like the history of the house that was exactly like it was described. If we planned another vacation in this region of Sweden, we would definitely come back to this nice place that became our home for one week!

Susanne User Profile
July 2016
We had a very lovely time in Mats' summerhouse. The surroundings (forests and lakes!) are beautiful and the house itself is sitting on quite a big plot of land, next to a lake. It was a really peaceful experience, to be surrounded by just the birds and the bees, (and a whole lot of raspberries in the garden!). We even saw a deer in the garden and a moose and her two young on the road close to the house. It is perfect place to spend some time as a family (with kids - we have a 3 year old). You can swim in the lake nearby, or any of many swimming spots in the area. Mats was very welcoming. He was extremely friendly and helpful and made us feel at home. He checked in with us halfway during the stay and gave us some useful tips when we needed a doctor. His home cinema set really was a bonus that was appreciated during the rainy moments. We have nothing but positive feedback and would very much recommend Mats' cottage. If we would end up in that area again, we would definitely stay at Mats' place again. Thanks Mats.

Marise User Profile
July 2015
Really nice house in a really nice surrounding! The house is cute and the owners can tell you some historical stories about the place which are fantastic! Also you have a big, comfortable garden (we even saw deers in the garden). It is not so easy to find (it is really in the country on a dirt road) but the host helped us out by texting some clues. There is a nice beamer installation where you can watch movies and the kitchen had everything we needed. We had a wonderfull time here!

Petra User Profile
August 2016
Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit in Mats schönem Haus. Er war sehr nett, hat uns bei der Ankunft alles gezeigt, so dass es keinerlei Probleme gab. Das Haus liegt wunderschön, die Terrasse ist super, auch zum grillen. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt. Das Haus ist zwar älter, hat aber so einen wunderbaren Charme, einfach zum Verlieben schön.

Sina User Profile
August 2015
Wir waren Ende August für 10 Tage in Mats Haus, zusammen mit unseren 2 Kleinkindern. Das Haus war wirklich wunderschön, mit dem Charme eines alten Häuschens eben. Perfekt ausgestattet, vor allem die Küche. Manche Dinge auf dem Boden mussten wir erstmal aus der Reichweite der Kinder bringen und auch die Treppe vom Wohnbereich zum Schlafbereich musste immer gut bewacht werden - mit größeren Kindern kein Problem. Mats war ein perfekter Gastgeber, er zeigte uns das Haus und brachte uns eine riesen Auswahl an Filmen mit und sogar einen Hochstuhl. Wir haben stundenlang wilde Himbeeren im Garten gepflückt, Abends Rehe gesehen, sind zum See gelaufen (der allerdings keine für Familien geeignete Badestelle hat, aber 3 km entfernt liegt eine Badestelle mit kleinem Strand, Mats hat sie uns auf der Karte gezeigt). Rund um das Haus ist viel Platz zum Rennen und Spielen, am besten viele Outdoor-Spiele mitbringen! Das wunderschöne Glaskogen-Naturreservat ist sehr nah, auch da haben wir einige Badestellen angesteuert. Tip: Draisine fahren von Arjäng Richtung Bengtsfors: wir haben Elche gesehen! Danke Mats, für die schöne Zeit in deinem Haus!

Esther User Profile
August 2015
'Cosy cottage' is leuk en compact zomerhuis met alles er op en er aan in een mooie en stille omgeving. Met een prachtig natuurgebied in de buurt waar we hebben gewandeld en gekanood. We werden opgewacht door Mats en omdat het huis nogal afgelegen ligt, hielp hij ons per sms de weg te vinden. Dat ging prima. We werden vriendelijk ontvangen met een korte rondleiding door het huis en mooie verhalen over de omgeving. We mochten alles wat in het huis was gebruiken als we dat nodig hadden. En hij had voor ons een ruime keuze aan films klaarliggen om te bekijken in zijn thuisbioscoop. Iets waar we dankbaar gebruik van gemaakt hebben. Dank Mats!

Oslo, NorwayJoined in April 2015
¨Mats User Profile

I’m a soon to be 60 (time flies) professor at the Norwegian academy of music where I teach music technology.
I do work a lot but at my summer cottage, I’m lazy and relaxed ;-)

To many interests. As you may see there is a barn at the cottage where I have a fully equipped garage. Used to do a lot of “car things” there.

Languages: English, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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