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Skövde, Sweden

Garden

Garden

Our street facing our house and carport

Our street facing our house and carport

Helensparken at christmas, Skövde

Helensparken at christmas, Skövde

View from Billingen mountain

View from Billingen mountain

Silverfallen, "Silver falls", beautiful hiking area 20 km from our house

Silverfallen, "Silver falls", beautiful hiking area 20 km from our house

Varnhems Monastery

Varnhems Monastery

Tiveden national park

Tiveden national park

Skövde region

Skövde region

Arena Skövde, adventure swimming pool

Arena Skövde, adventure swimming pool

Läckö Slott (Castle)

Läckö Slott (Castle)

Skara Sommarland

Skara Sommarland

Garden Our street facing our house and carport Helensparken at christmas, Skövde View from Billingen mountain Silverfallen, "Silver falls", beautiful hiking area 20 km from our house Varnhems Monastery Tiveden national park Skövde region Arena Skövde, adventure swimming pool Läckö Slott (Castle) Skara Sommarland
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2011

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
April 04, 2019 - April 04, 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. For this summer we already found an exchange.

House in Skövde, 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, some grass, a sandbox and an apple tree. 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 for 8 years and are little by little modernising and renovating the house.

We have most modern equipment such as a dishwasher, microwave, electric stove, DVD player, computer with broadband, washing machine, 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 also have a basic set of baby equipment. We live in a cul-de-sac with a playground just outside the kitchen window and a somewhat bigger playground about 100 meters away. There are plenty of other playgrounds in the area.

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; 4 adult bikes and a number of children´s bikes in various sizes, are at your disposal.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 13 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Employment officer
  • Medical social worker

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Baby equipment
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • Europe

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch
  • Svenska

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Gothenburg - 148km

  • forest Forrest (0.9 km)
  • mountains Billingen mountain (9.6 km)
  • boating Hjo harbor (36.2 km)
  • golfing Skövde Golfklubb (11.6 km)
  • river Simsjön (13.7 km)
  • shopping 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 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:

Occupation

  • Employment officer
  • Medical social worker

Children

  • Boy - Age: 10
  • Girl - Age: 8

Pets

  • Cat (Alfons)
  • Rabbit (Lena)
  • Cat (Bernard)

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