|January 08, 2020 - December 31, 2021||1 weeks|
We are always interested in shorter Exchanges (long weekend och sometimes a week) within a reasonable driving distance. Please contact us with any offer.
|July 12, 2020 - August 09, 2020||3 weeks|
For the summer of 2020 we would like to exchange with a family from The Netherlands. However we will consider every offer, so if you are interested in an exchange with us, please contact us. We are interested in an exchange of 3 or 4 weeks.
Discover Skövde, between the two biggest lakes in Sweden :-)
Our house is from 1979 and was designed by an architect who had a vision to re-create the traditional old red Swedish cottage but in a new modern way.
The house has two floors. On the bottom floor you will find the kitchen, a spacious livingroom / diningroom, library/study and a bathroom with a shower and washing machine. Upstairs there is a second living room, the master bedroom with a double bed, two children´s rooms and a guest room. There is also a second bathroom with a bathtub.
The garden is situated on the backside of the house. It is not a big garden, but it has a wooden terrace, grass, an apple tree and some other fruit plants. In the summer it is quite nice to sit on the terrace, grill, read, play a board game or just relax. Our house is light, comfortable and cosy, but is neither luxurious nor state of the art! We have lived here since 2010 and are little by little modernising and renovating the house.
We have most modern equipment such as a dishwasher, microwave, electric stove, blu ray dvd player, wifi, chrome cast, washing machine, an X-box360 and even an old Play Station 2. For the garden there is also a quality brand barbecue if you enjoy grilling.
Because we have two children, you will find plenty of toys in the house and the garden. We live in a cul-de-sac with a sandbox just outside the kitchen window and a somewhat bigger playground about 100 meters away. There are plenty of other playgrounds in the area, with a small but digital playground near the center of our neighbourhood.
We live about 5 km north of the city centre in a calm, quiet and child friendly area with the forrest just around the corner. There is a lot of green space and walking paths in the area. You reach the city centre with the local bus in about 25 minutes and with the car in about 15 minutes. There are also excellent bicycle paths all over the city if you prefer a bit of exercise. Our bikes are at your disposal.
- 2 Adults
- 2 Children
- 14 Exchanges made
- Employment officer
- Medical social worker
- House Type: House
- Floor: 2
- Environment: In the suburbs
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 6
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Central heating
- Baby equipment
- Washing machine
- Park / playground
- Bicycles: 2
- No smoking
- Use/Exchange of car
- Pet care wanted
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- Czech Republic
- Great Britain
Nearest Airport: Gothenburg - 148km
- Forrest (0.9 km)
- Billingen mountain (9.6 km)
- Hjo harbor (36.2 km)
- Skövde Golfklubb (11.6 km)
- Simsjön (13.7 km)
- Elins Esplanad (6.5 km)
Welcome to Skövde, a city of about 50,000 inhabitants and situated in the southwest of Sweden in the region Västra Götaland between the two biggest lakes of Sweden (Vänern and Vättern). Sweden´s second city Göteborg (Gothenburg) is about 120 km (± 1 hour by train) away and the capital Stockholm about 350 km away (± 2 hours by train).
Skövde is the "capital" in the area in terms of culture, restaurants and shopping. You can find a lot of things of interest both in Skövde as well as in the region. In the summer the region is a popular place for holiday makers from all over Sweden and the nordic countries. Regardless of your interests there is surely someting to do and see.
Our adventure swimming pool, Arena Skövde, is one of Northern Europe´s most modern and well worth a visit. Just 25 km away one of Sweden´s most popular and biggest waterparks, Skara Sommarland, is situated. A must if you travel with children (or youthfully minded adults:-). If you prefer a dip in a plain lake, there are plenty to choose from in the area, we will be happy to give you directions.
The area around Skövde is known for it´s beautiful nature and historic sites. Our house is therefore a great starting spot from where to explore old monasteries and churches and experience the beautiful nature of the region. There are several hiking trails, medieval churches, castles and other places of interest a short drive away from Skövde. Tiveden National Park might also be of interest if you are into hiking.
The city is build on the slope of the mountain "Billingen" of which you can get a spectacular view of the region (with clear weather you can see the lake Vättern which is about 35km away!)
Big cities such as Gothenburg, Jönköping, Örebro and Karlstad are easily reachable by car or train within 1 to 2 hours and thus great for day visits. Other smaller but charming cities worth visiting in the area are Hjo and Karlsborg by the lake Vättern and Mariestad and Lidköping by the lake Vänern. We will provide plenty of tips on how to spend your holiday here!
For more information about Skövde and its region you can visit http://www.arrivalguides.com/en/Travelguides/Europe/Sweden/SKOVDE , www.nextskovde.se och "visit skaraborg" on facebook.
You can also watch a short film (spoken text in swedish) about our beautiful region: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8kX36sorwY
Other websites you can visit about the region are:
- Employment officer
- Medical social worker
- Boy - Age: 11
- Girl - Age: 9
- Cat (Alfons)
- Rabbit (Lena)
- Cat (Bernard)
This member has completed 14 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: