Bråttoms ligger vackert med en stor trädgård och med en oslagbar kvällssol på den stora altanen på baksidan. Huset har alla bekvämligheter och ligger avskilt. Några minuter bort ligger sjön Viken som är lika inbjudande för både bad- och fiskesugna.
“This house is really a joy to stay over! Nice, clean, lovely people. It is in the neighbourhood of National Park Tivedens. Very beautiful!! Everything you need is in the house, maybe even more... highly recomended!”
The living area of the cottage (the main building) measures 56 square meters. Apart from the main building there is a guesthouse which can be used during the warm season. There is also a separate building containing a sauna and a tool shed. The cottage is surrounded by forest.
“A wonderful Swedish summer-house in the perfect setting. Johanne's place is cosy and well stocked - everything you could need for an adventure, and then a fireplace and sauna to come back too in the evening! Set about 10 minutes from the charming town of Karlsborg (which has everything you could need) it is about 30 minutes to Tiveden National Park (which we explored over a few days), and surrounded beautiful forest. Also, the views of the sunrise in the morning were incredible! Thank you Johanne (and family!) - we'd love to come back again! :)”
Gammalrud is a farm, which is located in the northern part of the peninsula, which goes into Lake Viken and is called Vika forests. Here we conduct forestry and lamb production since 1976. Surrounded by the beautiful forest, lake Viken (the highest point of Göta Kanal) and the hospitality of Thord and Ulla, this is your idyllic home away from home. We have renovated the old farm dairy, "Mejeriet", and made it into a nice home that we rent out to guests. The ground floor consists of a hallway, a kitchen suited for 8 persons and a large living room with a cozy fireplace. The living room floor is made of hand-made bricks from the old brickworks in the nearby village Horn. The upper floor consists of one large room with wooden floor and alcoves for 6 persons. At the old canal landing, we have built a large boathouse. Here is a place, not just for boats, but also for gatherings and parties. If you´d like to go fishing you are more than welcome to rent our small boat to try your luck catching pike, perch or any of the other fish in lake Viken. There is also a sauna in the Boathouse. Gammalrud is a farm dating back to the Middle Ages. A full list of previous owners dates back to 1498. In the 1600s, Gammalrud became a manor when the first corp de logi was built by Thord Jönsson Reuterberg. In the 1800s, Gammalrud became part of the Swedish industrial history by one of the owners, Theodor Winborg, also known as “Ättikskungen” , the founder of Winborg´s vinegar and later by his brother in law, Helge Palmqrantz, an inventor and industrialist with machine factories in Stockholm. Both agricultural tools and weapons were made there. A machine gun, designed by Helge Palmqrantz to be part of the defense on Karlsborgs fortress, can be seen at the fortress museum.
“It was the first nights on our first visit to Sweden. Being received by Ulla & Thord was just the perfect welcome to a very kind and warm visit to this country. They are lovely! The house was exactly what we expected and the surroundings are incredibly beautiful. We were travelling with our three kids and they enjoy the lakes and the nature. Hope to come back sometime! We highly recommend this house for a relaxing trip!”