|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa Drottningholm is a beautiful old house from the 17th century, stunningly located close to a horsefarm and the forest right outside with a perfect recreation area. The house is fully modern, carefully restored in a light, country, scandinavian style. It has it´s nice private ground, a newly renovated guesthouse with 2 single beds and a terrace. The property offers complete privacy. The bottomfloor consists of a livingroom with a fireplace, a large kitchen with complete equipment and a fireplace, and a laundryroom. The second floor has a TV-room, three bedrooms one with a kingsize bed, the others with a singlebed in each. A balcony with view over the horse meadow. There is also a nice bathroom with a yaccutzi. Outside in the garden there is a sauna which you heat with firewood. There is a smaller house fulltime rented on the property. They have their own garden and are very quiet, you will hardly take any notice of them.
Communications: Lovö church is 10 min. walk from Villa Drottningholm, from where the buses take you to Brommaplan (Metrostation) Driving a car will take 20 min,unless you choose the busy early morning traffic, between 7-8 am. A more beautiful way to go to the city is taking the classical steamboat leaving from the royal castle of Drottningholm. Takes 45 min. The castle where the royal family lives, is a must to visit itself. The fantastic garden is a popular target for picnics during the summer. Lovö/Drottningholm is an island sorounded by lake Mälaren. You can rent a boat, but it´s best to be arranged in advance.
Weather: Sweden has far lot better weather than it´s rumor. May, June, July and August hare the most stabil months to enjoy the country. The evenings are light, the sun rices extremely early and sets very late. Temp, around 20-25 C. Atumn is during sep-nov with clear skyes and beatiful colours. Dec-feb we will hopefully have snow, since we love celebrating a white Christmas. It is very cosy, especially in our oldfashioned house. We go countryskiing a lot, just outside the door. When spring comes we sit outside as much as we can, enjoying the light and the sun, the barbeque-season starts and is one of the most popular way of socializing in Sweden.
We are a couple with two grown-up children, we run our own business and love to travel, enjoy the nature of our country are interested especially in boats and lake/sea activities. Our main concern is the family and our cat 'Morrgan Stanley'.
Britt Hellstadius purchased this villa in 1993
We couldn´t beleive our eyes when seeing this ad, the old tired beautiful house at Drottningholm. There are no houses for sale in this area, very raredom. This one must have been a kind of a workes house close to the farm, and it had nothing of modernity we were used to. We spent the winter in the north of Sweden at the time, and my husband Mats took the train to Stockholm, 15 hours, to participate in the auction. We lost, another couple made a higher bid, you can tell we where very disappointed. However a week later the realty agent called, the winner did´nt get the loan he needed. Our bid was now accepted. I hadn´t even seen the place but I new my husband, and could´nt wait until we got the keys. After loads of work, restoring the house over and over, we still love it and people often wonder how we made it, how did we manage buying it? The house is comfortable, cosy and very welcoming. It is clean and very well cared for./Britt
The unique benefit of this property is the close distance to the city of Stockholm, and still this is a country area. Our neighboors are farmers. Less than 30 minutues we will reach Stockholm, less than 15 min. walk we will find a private place to swim from, or pick mushrooms or blueberrys. And you can walk to the golfcourse.
Very friendly owners. A wonderful property, clean and very nice. Beautifully located in the countryside but also close to the City.
We totally recommend to stay there!
Wir hatten eine tolle Woche in einem sehr liebevoll gestalteten Haus. Zum Baden sind wir jeden Tag durch den für die Kinder abenteuerlichen Wald gelaufen. Anscheinend haben wir den schnellsten Weg nicht gefunden - wir haben ca. eine halbe Stunde gebraucht. Dafür würde man aber auch mit einem wunderschönen Schwimmerlebnis belohnt. Der Weg in die Innenstadt war gut machbar, so dass wir auch die Sehenswürdigkeiten von Stockholm genießen konnten. Insgesamt ein gelungener Urlaub!
My Family and I spent a week at this Villa.
The gracious owners greeted us upon arrival and showed us around the property.
The house is lovely, spotless and is well equipped. We particularly enjoyed
the fresh air and peace and quiet. We definitely recommend this property.
We stayed in the Villa with four people, had plenty of space and liked the house very much. It was absolutely clean and the owner provided us with excellent service, especially concerning our arrival.
Advice for future guests: It is no problem it you don't have a car, a bus stop is not far away from the house. Only make sure you have got a ticket in advance (online or by app).
this was a perfect rental. very close to Stockholm and yet so quiet, excellent public transport. very clean and extremely comfortable. and so cosy.... the owners are extremely generous, everything was there when we arrived and the house was perfectly warm (outside lots of snow and very cold -10C). we have been renting holiday homes for more than 25 years and this was the first really carefree home! just relax...
My family and I stayed in Villa Drottningholm for two weeks in September and my only regret is that we could not have stayed longer. The online photos are lovely but do not do the property justice. The house has been painstakingly and tastefully renovated by owners, Britt and Mats, and much thought has obviously gone into balancing originality with modern conveniences. Everything was absolutely spotless when we arrived and all that a visitor could possibly need was to be be found - I don't think I have seen so much cutlery, china and appliances in a kitchen outside of a hotel! The garden is beautifully maintained and waking up in the morning and opening the curtains on a view over lawn, flowers and trees was a treat. Our two-year-old daughter was particularly delighted with the little playhouse on the way to the guesthouse and spent many happy hours there.
The location is unbeatable and exactly what we were looking for - completely rural yet still convenient to central Stockholm. We had rented a car and drove the 10 or so minutes to nearby Brommaplan metro station which is just a 20 minute trip from the city centre. However my sister travelled by public transport on a couple of occasions and it took her under an hour from the door of the house to the centre - with a bit of planning and consulting of timetables. On a couple of occasions we drove a few minutes to Drottningholm Palace and took the ferry from there to Stockholm town hall - a more expensive but absolutely gorgeous alternative. An added bonus for horse lovers is that you are a just a few metres from a riding centre/school - the road to the house literally takes you through it! Most mornings we saw riders passing by the garden for a hack along the forest trail and a friendly horse owner even took our daughter for a little ride one day.
Finally a word about our hosts Britt and Mats: Our flight arrived rather late in the evening but despite the late hour Mats and his daughter (Britt was travelling) made the effort to greet us and ensure everything was ready for us - right down to fresh flowers and a bowl of sweets - they even made sure we had provisions for breakfast the next day. They were wonderfully friendly and amusing as they explained how everything in the house worked along with suggestions for outings and useful information on transport and shopping. We thank them all - and it goes without saying that we look forward to staying at Villa Drottningholm again before too long!
The property is located in a wonderful countryside area, where you can combine the quietness and farmers neighbourhoods with a city vacation in beautiful Stockholm. The royal castle where the royal family lives is close, a must to make a visit, both in the castle and in the popular picnic-park. Ferrys will take you in to the city, a beautiful trip on a steamboat. Our house is old, from the 1700 th century but completely renovated and modern in an old style. Outside the garden of the property you will find ancient monuments, the area leaves historic tracks of heritage, if you will examine even more, go to Birka, the heritage from 700th century, the centre of the Vikings in Scandianvia. Located on small island in lake Mälaren, called Björkö. You will reach it by boat. Right outside the house there is a beautiful forest for hiking or to make a walk to the lake Mälaren, easy to find your private place to swim from. It is walkingdistance to the golf course, renting a boat is a good idea. But last, the city of Stockholm is close.
|Compulsory cleaning fee||$129|