About this listing
A comfortable and charming typical Swedish cottage located in a small village located just 10 minutes away from the town of Linköping. The vibrant 19th century, red and white cottage is placed smack dab in the middle of Östergötland farm fields. This gem offers a quiet location for travelers to rest and relax or you make it a perfect base for your trip to southern Sweden.
The cottage is divided into an entryway, living room, full kitchen and a half bath. The living room is decorated with a small bed sofa, a big LCD-TV and a charming fully functional fireplace, there is also room for additional tent beds if you are a larger group of people ( max 6) The kitchen is fully equipped and ready to be cooked in if you decide to dine in.
The half bath on the ground floor has a sink and toilet. New for the year is a brand new renovated attic, with a steep staircase to the rustic second floor. This area consists of a comfortable Hästens double bed and a full bath, wc, shower and sink.
The price as stated is for up to 2 persons and upon request we also provide the bed sofa for 1-2 and up to three tent beds/semi comfy beds at a additional cost.
The cottage is a strictly non-smoking and peaceful location and we appreciate it that way, so if you are looking for parties and nightlife we recommend that you stay in Linköping.
The location of the cottage offers a number of outdoor nature activities. Only 100 meters away there is a nice lake. A small sandy beach access is approximately 1 km away. The nearby forests are great for leisurely walks and can also tease your taste buds with berries to pick at the end of the summer and delicious chanterelle mushrooms in the fall. If you like horse riding there is a big equestrian center with icelandic horses with tour riding arranged in the nice surroundings. We will help you to book the tour and you dont need any experience.
Other outdoor activities and family attractions nearby include the famous Göta Kanal, which was hand dug in the 19th century and connects the west and east of Sweden, an old Viking burial ground and rune stone, and a very old church. The burial ground and church are only a short drive down the road.
The cottage is perfect for a couple and could accommodate a small family with children. There are two big tourist magnets for families nearby: Kolmården Zoo (Scandinavias biggest) approx. 45 minute car ride North and "Astrid Lindgrens Värld" approx 1 hour south of us.
The easiest way to get to the University/City is by car (10 min) or by the bus (20-30min). The bus stop is right outside the cottage but only offers 10 rides per weekday day, in both directions.
The location is also very suitable for travelers looking for easy access to the highway E4, which is just 7 minutes away or for travelers needing a place to stay before an early flight out of the Linköping Airport (10-15 min), which offers daily flights to Copenhagen (SAS) and Amsterdam Schiphol (KLM). The nearby train station in Linköping also let travelers reach Stockholm in an hour and a half and Copenhagen in three hours. There is also a 90 mins bus connection from Linköping direct to Stockholm/Skavsta several times a day. Stockholm/Skavsta is a Ryanair Hub for Sweden with tons of direct destinations all over Europe.
Sheet covers and pillow cases for the
duvets are not included in the rent, BYO or let us provide them for 25 SEK/set. No breakfast or cleaning is included in the price.
If you will spend some time here or want some advises what to see/do and buy in this area check my personal guidebook at this site. There you will find the local tips!
The great surroundings, nice gravel walking paths through the landscape. Since we live on the same lot we care for your visit and we got a beach access with a private dock behind our house. You are welcome to use it with respect. In the lake we provide row boats, there are also a lot of fish for angling in the lake.
We had a wonderful time at the cottage. The locatation is great for Trips to the surrounding towns as well as for enjoying the beautiful swedish countryside. We can recomend the cottage for everyone who wants to spend some quiet days at a lake.
The House was clean and cosy decorated, with an eye for details. Magnus and his wife are very welcoming hosts, and we thank them for the wonderful Time we had on Gottorp.
Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen und wegen der guten Lage auch eine Menge besichtigen können. Herzlichen Dank an die Gastgeber und weiterhin viel Erfolg bei Airbnb.
Our stay in this fairy tale cottage was perfect. The cottage is situated in a peaceful area surrounded by meadows, cornfields and a beautiful lake. We had everything we needed and the only thing to complain about is that our stay was too short;-) We didn't meet Magnus and his family because they were on vacation, but the check-in process was well-organized and easy. The location of the cottage is great because you are in the countryside, but you have plenty of sightseeing options like Linköping or the Götakanal nearby. Don't hesitate to come here if you want to experience Sweden's beautiful nature and culture.
Mysig liten stuga som fungerade perfekt som bas när vi ville upptäcka omgivningarna. Besökte Bergs slussar oc flygvapenmuseet i Linköping.
We stayed here 2 nights so we could do the Göta Kanal boat cruise from Berg to Borensberg. The cottage is very conveniently located near Berg if this is what you want to do.
Very charming and cute cottage. Very nicely renovated and decorated. Romantic for a couple, cosy for a family of four. Picturesque scenery.
Probably the ownly downfall could be that it is quite close to the main house where the owners live, so if they are home then the privacy may not be so great if you want to spend a lot of time outside. As the owners weren't home we were fortunate enough to use there jetty on the lake and make use of the row boat with lots of privacy. It is a beautiful spot on the lake. WiFi connection was bad if that is important for you, but a summer cottage should be electronics free :)
We had a great time and it was perfect for our needs as part of our summer road trip.
Wir waren eine Woche lang zu dritt Gäste im Cosy Cottage und haben die Zeit sehr genossen. Magnus und Anna sind sehr herzliche und fürsorgliche Gastgeber. Sie haben uns ein paar Extra-Wünsche erfüllt und uns vor unserer Anreise immer sehr schnell unsere vielen Fragen beantwortet. Das Häuschen hat alles, was man benötigt. Zum See sind es nur wenige Schritte. Landschaft und Luft sind phantastisch. Wir werden schon in einem Monat für ein paar Tage wiederkommen.
We loved our stay at the Cosy Cottage. The location was great! The owner was very friendly and helpful. Great communication prior to our arrival. The cottage is clean and the surroundings are very quiet.
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About the Host, Magnus
We are a family of four. Magnus, a financial planner, Anna, an environmental consultant and our two kids Måns & Alva. We live in the tranquility of the picturesque countryside, just outside Linköping in Sweden.
We are easy going and like to spend our spare time in Nice, France, and travelling the rest of the world. We have two objects for rent: a nice compact studio in Nice, nicely(!) located in the French riviera and a typical Swedish red little cosy cottage on our lot, approx. 50 meters from our house. This in a picturesque countryside setting in the middle of the farmlands and between a small beautiful lake and a forest, just 10 minutes outside the City of Linköping.
We are eager to meet other people and share our piece of paradise!