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Ystad, beach nearby, perfect for families, surrounded by nature, converted barns

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Award winning, 2 Bedroom Barn Conversions Set In Beautiful Rural Surroundings

Set amidst a sweeping landscape of meadows, gentle rises to woodlands of silver birch and close to endless sandy beaches of the Baltic shore, you would find it hard to pick a better place to stay within the Österlen.

This South Eastern corner of Sweden is a delight for nature-lovers, artists - who come here for the famous light and landscapes - history-lovers, golfers and those that are looking for adventure & culture combined with a quiet, calm air. Come, see for yourself why this area is such a perfect place to stay.

Red Bird Farm has recently and tastefully refurbished our fully self-contained accommodation within the traditional red barns & original farm outbuildings. Stay here and look out at beautiful views from all rooms - the meadow, woodland and sloping hills are stunning whatever the season.

Set over three floors the house is finished to very high standards, and elegantly furnished in the clean, modern Scandinavian style that you would hope to find when holidaying in Sweden. On the ground floor there is a large fully fitted kitchen/diner and bathroom with bath and shower taps; stairs will lead you to the first floor where you will find a the lounge and the first bedroom, stairs will lead you to the top floor where you will find the second double bedroom. We are sure you will take delight in staying on a traditional rural farm with stylish 21st century conveniences.

During your stay you may wish to take advantage of a locally-sourced Swedish breakfast that can be delivered to the barn in a basket, at a time of your choosing.

During your stay If looking for places to visit, there are endless choices to be made with many attractions close by. As the owners, living in the adjacent farmhouse, we would be delighted to welcome you and will be close by to help with anything you may need - arranging a picnic lunch, suggestions on places to visit, directions for many of the walking & cycling trails, tickets & transport or just an extra blanket for your bed!

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Seamus McManus
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Swedish, any language via email.
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15 August, 2018

About Seamus McManus

A holiday spent in this beautiful part of Southern Sweden was enough to fuel our desire to call this place our home. So we embarked upon our own adventure, left our jobs and life in England and the entire family made the decision to move to Skåne & make Red Bird Farm our home and future.

Seamus McManus purchased this barn in 2013

Why Seamus McManus chose Ystad S

After viewing numerous properties Red Bird Farm had a wonderful feel, and the location was ideal to suit the pursuits that we all enjoy as a family.

What makes this barn unique

For us, it's all about the wonderful position of the farm, positioned amongst gentle rolling farmland and alongside a Silver Birch woodland. You approach along peaceful lanes which lead to the farm from the historic & interesting town of Ystad, and with easy access to the stunning sandy beaches & Baltic shore. The fact that we can all cycle to the beach through pine woodland and along safe roads is such a bonus. We live amongst nature, in peace & quiet, with many visitors of Red Kite, Eagles, stags, deer, hares and families of wild boar!

This classic red & white Swedish farm, with barns and farmhouse around a four-sided cobbled courtyard, is a wonderful home to have with space to run and play all day long.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nella campagna di ystad una fattoria immersa nel verde. Camera bianca immacolata e colazione tipica servita in camera. Cortesi e gentili i proprietari. Da provare se volete uscire dai soliti circuiti. La pace assoluta.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Ystad S in Ystad Municipality

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , with notice can be configured as twin or double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , With notice/agreement can add additional child bed or cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Ystad, beach nearby, perfect for families, surrounded by nature, converted barns
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Absolutely lovely and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband, four year old daughter and I spent three weeks here in August. The location was perfect for us - gorgeous and quiet and also ten minutes' drive from stunning beaches for swimming, sandcastles, and gazing out to sea, fun outdoor swimming pool, supermarkets, wonderful bakery, indoor swimming pool with brilliant water slides,lovely towns to wander around, fantastic amusement park and more. We did a day trip to Lund (easy train ride) which was very nice. Seamus and Tania were friendly and helpful and the house was the perfect size for the three of us. It was really great and highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, peaceful accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

The barn conversion has lots of space for a family of four and is light, peaceful and surrounded by lovely countryside. A refreshingly minimal and stylish approach to decor. Close to beautiful coast, though car required. Would definitely stay again. Very close to Copenhagen airport too.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julia, We're so glad that you and the family enjoyed your stay here. The nature, peace and tranquility of the place really do strike a chord with all who stay here.....Thanks for choosing us and you'll always be welcomed back. Seamus and Tonia
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Beautiful property and country side

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic 7 days at Red Bird Farm. Seamus, Tonia, the boys (not forgetting Austin the dog) all made us very welcome. We were treated to a beautiful breakfast hamper every morning to enjoy while looking out over the surrounding farmland. The barn-end property is superbly designed with plenty of space for a family; the kitchen is very well kitted-out (with dishwasher!) and the living room very comfortable. The local countryside is stunning and incredibly peaceful, a good place to spot wildlife.

We spent most of the week on the amazing beaches nearby - amazing white sand, sea nowhere near as cold as you think (really) and gorgeous beach cafes. Unlike other countries there is no traffic, free parking. Tossellila funpark is well worth a day out, its only 10 mins up the road - waterslides, mini zoo, dodgems etc, again no queuing for anything all day.

We left visitng Ystad town until late in the holiday as the weather was so good, but wished we could have spent more time there - fantastic dinner at Store Thor.

All in all a really superb family holiday, fantastic value, couldn't recommend red bird farm and the surrounding area highly enough. I really hope we can go back soon, maybe even in winter for something different

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. Our goal here is to ensure that our guests really have a great vacation. Our barns are set up with everything that we think is important for a family to relax when away from home - We are helped enormously by being located in the perfect location to explore, discover and enjoy this beautiful part of Southern Sweden. Your family will be warmly welcomed back whenever you choose to return.
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Splendid barn conversion in Southern Sweden

  • 5 of 5

Minimalist Swedish style barn conversion in quiet countryside. On three floors; very spacious. Plenty to do within 15 - 30 miles. Car is essential. Lovely hosts. Easy drive from Oresund Bridge.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure to meet you both and listen to your stories of the things you discovered during your stay here. (We have used your recommendations to subsequent guests who were very pleased!) The three story Barn End has proved very popular in it's first season for exactly the reasons you've highlighted...the space, tranquility and of course the breathtaking views. We will happily welcome you back at any time in the future. Seamus and Tonia
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Wunderbares Haus mit tollen Gastgebern

  • 5 of 5

Tolle Lage, ruhig und erholsam.

Geschmackvolle stilsichere Einrichtung und Ausstattung.

Sehr nette Gastgeber.

10 Minuten (PKW) von sehr schönen Stränden entfernt.

Absolut empfehlenswert!

We really enjoyed the weeks at RedBirdFarm and also want to say "thank you" for the wonderful hospitality. All of us loves the great view out of the kitchen window of meadow suite and the lovely swedish houses. The beach at Sandkogen near Ystad is a great and lonely place to relax. Here we had a good time and coulld calm down. Defenetly we think about to come back meanwhile.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you all enjoyed your time here Andreas. We also enjoy the views from around the converted barns, and agree they are stunning! We'd happily welcome your family back any time, it was lovely to meet you all and a pleasure to have you stay in the Meadow Barn. Seamus and Tonia
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Ystad and Osterlen
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: recommended

There really is no shortage of things to do and see with easy access from Red Bird Farm such as the endless white sand beaches, with inland wood walks.

Fyledalen - regarded as the best place in Northern Europe to view birds of prey in their natural habitat.

Stenshuvud National Park - an area of outstanding natural beauty

Easy access to Bornholm via the ferry for day trips

Cycling and walking along the beautiful Österlen trail.

The animal park at Ystad.

Golfing at in excess of seventy courses in the county.

Skåne's largest amusement park near Tomelilla is just 15 minutes away.

Walk in the footsteps of Wallander and see many of the very familiar filming locations in Ystad.

Easy routes to Malmö or Copenhagen for 'Big city' night-life or shopping.

Lot's of opportunities to enjoy 'Fika' in the many, many lovely cafes that can be found in the area and of course sample the culinary delights that can be found in the wonderful little fishing villages along the coast.

Add all of the above to the opportunity to participate in equestrian, water sports, hunting and fishing and we still wouldn't have it all covered!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Ystad S, South Sweden, Gothenburg & Malmo

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2018 offer
1 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas offer
21 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Jan - April 19
1 Jan 2019 - 18 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £51.85
Refundable Damage Deposit £172.84
Towel & linen set (pp) £12.96
Pet Fee £21.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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