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Seeking to stay somewhere in rural, quiet Sweden we found this property. I did not realise at first that the listing is for the second floor of the house and that the Jansson family lived below. However the Janssons are the most hospitable, welcoming people I could have hoped for. If you're a fan of Magic the Gathering or Chess then beware, Mattias or his son Ragnar will certainly beat you!
The property itself consists of a dining room with a view to die for, a spacious kitchen, two double bedrooms and one single, a bathroom and a gorgeous lounge area. We were free to use a barbecue and there is a lovely firepit built by the lake - we ended up spending a lot of our time building fires and relaxing by Lake Lyen. The area is so quiet, even with another family around (you won't notice their presence much). Often the only noises I could hear were a cow moo-ing in the village, and birds chirping. Absolute bliss.
The location of the house is in a small village, about 40 minutes drive away from Värnamo, where you will find the nearest supermarket and systembolaget. Storemosse national park is also only an hour away, and contains some of the most beautiful scenery and walking trails we have seen. We spent two whole days exploring the national park and still didn't see everything. Lyåsa is an accessible 2.5 hour drive from Gothenburg-Landvetter airport.
Bear in mind if you are planning to stay, there is a rental fee for ben linen and towels which is not listed on the description (150kr per person). This was a negligible fee to not have to bring our own, and the beds were so comfy.
My only regret is that our trip wasn't longer. Even a week is not enough time to soak up the beauty of the area. We're already planning when to return! Thank you Annika and Mattias!
Holiday house: Alshult, Steadter-Becker
Dear rental owner,
From July 28th till August 11th, we enjoyed your premises with a group of 8. The group contained 4 adults and 4 children in the age from 13 to 17 Years old.
The house was well situated near the lake and facilitated with a small boat that was included in the rental. The house was comfortable decorated and more than suitable for a group of 8. The 4 bedrooms were clean, light and comfortable. Both bathrooms were sufficient and water supplies covered the need for such group.
We enjoyed the kitchen that was well organised and well equipped, so cooking was like home. The washing machine has shown to be very useful too.
The house is situated in a small village that was located only a few minutes ride by car from the main road. In the near surrounding of the house trees were dominating and the spacing between neighbours houses made you feel like you were alone.
We all enjoyed the silence of the countryside.
We certainly can recommend the house in Alshult and when we may give a rating for the quality of the house and the friendliness of the owner who has done everything to make our stay a success, we would rate it with an 8+.
Albert van der Hout, family and friends