Jakobs on the Swedish Island of Gotland
On the Swedish island of Gotland, lies this lovingly restored farm house from the beginning of the last century, with a mix of wonderful rustic features and Scandinavian decor.
Located on the west coast of the island, the house sits in just under 2 acres of gardens with several outbuildings including a woodcutting shed, modern sauna and large period barn.
Surrounded by beautiful nature, the house is a gentle bike ride from the sea and stunning coastline. The island is known as a home for artists, including the late Ingmar Bergman, high quality local food, and the charming medieval town of Visby.
Whether it's curling up by a log burning fire on a winter’s eve, or enjoying a glass of wine on a long summer evening, Jakobs is truly a peaceful and serene escape.
Enter into a large hallway at the heart of the house with a wood burning stove. Off the hallway is the bright, triple aspect living room with its own period fireplace. A period spiral staircase, crafted by the house’s original owner leads from the hallway to the accommodation upstairs.Eating
The large open plan kitchen / dining room features a large oak table seating 8-10, period fireplace, kitchen island, walk in larder, electric induction hob and cooker and microwave. Off the kitchen is a boot room with a washing machine and access to the garden.Sleeping
The house sleeps 6-8 people. There are 3 loft-style double bedrooms under the eaves. The living room sofa also lifts into a comfortable sofa bed, sleeping 2.Bathing & Sauna
A modern family bathroom is located on the ground floor with a bathtub, shower and underfloor heating. There is also a modern sauna room with changing area in the large barn.Garden
The house sits in just under two acres of garden with several seating areas for outdoor dinning, sunbathing and barbecuing. Behind the barn is a kitchen garden where you can pick strawberries and vegetables and outside the kitchen there is also a herb garden.
At a glance
From £500 for a long weekend in winter to £1500 for a week in summer (June – August)
- Perfect for families or couples
- Sleeps 6-8 (3 double bedrooms and a double sofa bed)
- Log burning fires
- Great location for day trip excursions to explore the island
- Walking distance to coastline
- Surrounded by forest and nature
- Outdoor dining areas and BBQ
- Mod cons: Central heating throughout, induction hob cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, Apple TV and Wi-Fi.