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About the house
Our home is a red wooden villa built 1909 in one of the first suburbs
south of Stockholm. The area is called "Gamla Enskede" meaning "Old
Enskede" and was planned and partly financed by the government of
Stockholm. The area conscist of a mixture of villas, "pair"-houses,
english inspired terraced houses and apartment blocks all built between
1908-1910. Our house is in the middle of this area just across the
street from the church and far away enough from the traffic to get a
Our house has a small but quite private garden mainly on the back of
the house with afternoon and evening sun. We sometimes have visits from
some wild roe dear who eat all the good tasting flower buds in the
neighbourhood. There is also a small terrace on the back suitable for
having a drink or dinner outside.
There is an old garage but it's mainly used as storage space.
Inside you'll find two storeys plus a basement.
The first floor have a kitchen, a living room, a toilet and a "guest
room". The guest room has a modern bed-settee w 140 cm
matress, stereo and an broadband connected computer. The living room
has TV with a htpc connected (DVD, surround etc) and a traditional vcr
(VHS) and a "kakelugn" (dutch tiled fireplace). All machinery is
available for use - including the fireplace. The kitchen is not top
modern but fully equipped with washing machine, micro, freezer/fridge a
modern electrical stove and an old combined gas/wooden stove (use it if
you dare :-)) .
The second floor have three bedrooms and a bathroom. One master bedroom
with a 160cm double bed, one bedroom with a single 90 cm bed (full
length) stereo and internet computer, and one bedroom mainly for kids
with a two storey bed and a lot of toys. There is a quite new
bathroom with both a shower place and bath tub as well as a washing
machine and a tumble dryer.
Is mainly used as storage, but there is a workshop some office details and the central heating system.
It's really hard to get closer to Stockholm without living in the
actual city centre. There is a 7 min walk to a choice of two different
that will both take you (12 min ride) to the city centre (Central
station). The metro leaves at least every ten minute. You could take
the bike 3 km to "Södermalm" where the actual central
Stockholm starts or 6 km to the city centre (about 20 min on bike). We
have two modern adult
bikes and two less modern that are available. There are also some kid
bikes suitable for a 13 and 8 year-old (including a one-wheeler :-).
Nearest airport is Arlanda trafficed by all major airlines (about 40 km
by car). Skavsta airport (trafficed by Ryan Air) is about 100 km. There
buses going from the city center to both airports. To and from Arlanda
is a high speed train (20 minutes) leaving every 15 minutes.
We're open to lend out our car. It's not really top class but working
fine. A 1992 Volvo 745 station wagon 5 door with lots of space and
everything you would expect (servo, stereo, central lock, ABS-breaks,
no A/C though).
What is there to see and do?
I guess you'll find most information on various sites and guide books
about Stockholm. But beside just enjoying the beauty of Stockholm, I
wouldn't miss the Wasa museum, Skansen and a boat ride out in the
archipelagor just outside Stockholm (get as far out as you can). We
have some guide books an leflets available in english and would be
There are some lakes that you could bike or take the car to.
You can actually fish salmon in central Stockholm.
Good jogging, tennis/raquet arena.