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Näsets Marcusgård

Sweden / Furudal, Dalarna
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A quirky and historic farm in the calming Swedish countryside, with colourful, ever-changing seasons, and a relaxed pace of life.

There's a unique sensory charm to Näsets Marcusgård, a soothing Swedish family farm that was originally founded in 1910.

Surrounded by pine-covered forest land that's fresh out of a magical Scandinavian fairytale, this is a dreamlike setting that's rich in earthy, natural beauty. Glistening cobwebs and shimmering ice crystals will captivate your attention in autumn and winter, while midnight sunshine and colourful flowers promise to brighten the summer months.

All that's left for you to do is choose from four privately secluded, out-of-the-ordinary places to stay. Each one features a beautiful forest view (who knows, maybe you'll also catch sight of the resident moose, deer, or lynx, too), and plenty of wide-open space.

The Supermåne (Swedish for ‘supermoon') is an off-grid, bespoke-crafted treehouse for two, plus a young child. Nestled three metres high, between two sweet-scented pines, there's a cosy wood-burning stove to warm your toes by evening, and a gorgeous dome window to gaze at the starry sky - you may even catch sight of the Northern Lights, if you're lucky!

How about something a little quirkier? Oddis Öga - Swedish for ‘eye of the oddity' - fits the bill perfectly. Set on a hill, this circular, off-grid bolthole for four cleverly resembles both an aircraft cabin and a spaceship, and you'll find plenty of ‘lookout' windows for you to keep an eye on those mesmerising meadow views.

If you prefer something a little more traditional, the Hölada (‘haybarn') is an elegantly rustic three-bedroomed apartment for six guests, complete with TV and DVD player, and an electric stove for cooking.

Last but not least, the Fähus (‘byre') is a luxurious space for up to eight guests, directly overlooking the forest and equipped with plenty of mod cons, including a Bluetooth sound system, a huge shower, and a separate laundry room.

What to do with your time? You could always curl up with a mug of fresh coffee and a good book, of course, but if you prefer getting out and about there's plenty to do on the farm. Splash around in the swimming pool, or let the kids run wild and free in the playground, complete with swings and a trampoline.

Meanwhile, the many excursions on offer include dogsledding, and a torchlight walk through the woods, rewarded with a Swedish ‘fika' (otherwise known as a cosy coffee break) in the mouth-watering village bakery. Take part in a cinnamon bun baking workshop if you'd rather create your own rewards, or how about a guided walk in the midnight sun, instead?

If you'd rather do your own thing, you can hire showshoes, mountain bikes and ski equipment - all perfect excuses to get up close and personal with the local area under your own steam, in a holiday that promises to spark plenty of natural magic.

Things to note

Stays at Supermåne and Oddis Öga include breakfast each morning, with shared facilities housed at the Hölada or the Fähus during the winter months. During the summer you use the outdoor kitchen and the comfortable temporary bathroom facilities. Pets and smoking are not permitted in any accommodation.

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Region: Furudal, Dalarna
Cost (from): £100 per night
Sleeps: Varies
Bedrooms: Varies
Bathrooms: Varies
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 1296

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Facilities

A selection of accommodation for couples, families, and groups:

Supermåne (2 guests, plus one  child): canvas insulation, double bed with soft foam mattress, single sofa bed, fireproof wood-burning stove, underfloor heating, towels, linen and breakfast included.  Cooking and washing facilities are available in the Hölada or the Fähus during the winter months.

Oddis Öga (4 guests, 2 adults and 2 children): wood-burning stove, underfloor heating, 4 beds, towels, linen and breakfast included.  Cooking and washing facilities are available in the Hölada or the Fähus during the winter months.

Hölada (6 guests): kitchen: electric stove, four burners, oven, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, sink, basic provisions.  Lounge/dining room: TV/DVD player, seating, side access to furnished outdoor terrace with barbecue, access to shower room and WC.  Master bedroom with 160 x 200cm bed, two bedrooms with two bunk beds (90 x 200 cm).  WiFi included. Linen, towels and tea towels are available to hire.

Fähus (8 guests): ground floor: entrance hall, open-plan area with work-space, dining room, kitchen: refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, oven, four burners, basic provisions.  Lounge: seating, wood-burning stove, TV/DVD/Blu-Ray, Top of the bill stereo sound system with bluetooth and record player .  Bathroom: shower, hairdryer, WC, adjoining laundry room with washing machine and dryer.  Stairs to first floor. 3 large bedrooms with 3-person bunks (120 x 200 x 200 + 90).  Master bedroom: two beds (2 x 90 x 200), WC.  WiFi, Linen, towels tea towels and firewood included.

On-site facilities: small fenced swimming pool, children's play area with trampoline and swings.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature watching, baking, dogsledding, skiing, village life, coffee stops, historic sites.

At a glance

  • A family-run farm set in the village of Furudal, Sweden, with quirky accommodation for couples, families, and groups.
  • Choose from two off-grid glamping retreats and two contemporary cabins:
    • Supermåne, off-grid treehouse for two guests (plus one child)
    • Oddis Öga, off-grid circular bolthole for four guests (2 adults + 2 children)
    • Hölada, three-bedroom apartment for six guests
    • Fähus, four-bedroom apartment for eight guests
  • For larger group stays, it is possible to book Hölada and Fähus (or even the cabins in the woods) together.
  • There is a children's play area on site, with swings and a trampoline, and a small fenced swimming pool. Guided excursions include woodland walks, dogsledding, and bakery lessons.
  • If you prefer exploring by yourself, you can borrow snowshoes, mountain bikes and cross-country ski equipment (whilst stocks last).
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