Country-house, 3 Bedrooms + Guesthouse, 1 Bathroom, Fireplaces.
- english, swedish
About Britt Hellstadius
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
Why Britt Hellstadius chose Drottningholm
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
What makes this Villa unique
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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A perfect holiday
We have just rented this beautiful property for a week and wish we could have stayed much longer.
The property is spacious and light, and has been lovingly restored and decorated by its owners to a very high standard. It is very well equipped, very comfortable, and set in a lovely, secluded part of the countryside where the only noise is the sound of the birds and the rustle of the wind in the trees. If you want peace and quiet this is perfect, yet still only a 25 minute drive to the centre of Stockholm.
The owners, Britt and Mats, are friendly, welcoming and very helpful, even leaving a charged travel card for the local transport network.
The property has magnificent views, with a wonderful balcony and summer room to have breakfast in the morning sun and a separate summer house with deck for lunch.
We really enjoyed our stay here and would come back tomorrow.
Be careful when following a satnav to get here however as it seems to want to take you down a very small, dirt track. Try to program in the address of the stables next door, then turn left!
Beautiful villa and very hospitable owners!
We would highly recommend this villa to everybody! The villa is really beautiful and decorated with warm taste. The area is also very beautiful and quiet. The owners, Britt and Mats, are very hospitable and very kind. They really helped us out whilst having a problem with renting a car, due to missing creditcard. So much appreciated, thank you again Britt and Mats! Next time we go direction Stockholm, no doubt we'll book this villa again. Hugo and Jeantine
Fantastic holiday home in an excellent location
We spent a wonderful week in this fantastic house. The owners were very welcoming and were always happy to answer any questions we had. The house is beautiful inside and contains everything you could possibly need. It is only a 20 minute walk to the edge of the lake where you can swim and just a short drive into Stockholm and the surrounding areas. I would highly recommend this property.
This is a beautiful Swedish House with wonderful hosts in a very scenic and special place.
Imagine waking up to a deer outside your window, then walking to a lake for a private swim, then a thirty-minute,easy bike ride past Drottningholm Castle to a metro station where in 15 minutes you will be in the heart of Stockholm. If you don’t have a Swedish cousin that can loan you a bike for a week, you can rent one, or you can walk to a bus stop that can take you where you need to go. At Drottningholm you can even take a ferry to Stockholm. If you like golf or just like having a pear cider while you watch golfers, there is a beautiful golf course close by. The house is tucked away at the edge of the woods, behind a riding stable, so you really feel like you are in the country yet you are very close to a world class city. I had a Fourth of July Dinner Party for 8, and the well-organized kitchen had everything I needed. I was traveling without a car so the day I arrived, Britt met me at the Metro and drove me to the house after waiting for me to do a little shopping. I highly recommended this house to woman traveling alone, a family with children who would love the little red playhouse in the yard, or a couple who wants a romantic adventure. Be sure to take the wooden bike tour and the kayak tour of Stockholm.
Marvellous location, top Housing and very kind and friendly landlord / landlady
We had a great time with our children in this - in every detail fully equiped - house. The place is quiet, near to the forest an the beautiful Mälaren (20 min walking distance). Stockholm by car or bus is very esay to reach. The house with its elegant furniture is an eyecatcher for itself.
We can highly recommend Britt and her house. Choose it if you want what we were looking for: A quite lovely place to relax and on the other hand just jump into your car and get into the heart of Stockholm.
Britt, we'll see us again! Hälsningar, Lars and family
tolle Mischung aus Stockholm und Landleben
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!
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.