Swede House

Two Unique Holiday Homes in Halland, Sweden

Choose between a beautiful converted barn located near to Varberg on Sweden's west coast and a fully modernised classic forest torp hidden in the forest beside a river near Ullared.

Nygård Cottage

A three bedroom barn conversion sleeping up to six people situated on a small farm near Varberg, Sweden.


A four bedroom classic forest house (torp) sleeping up to six people situated near Ullared, Sweden.

What to do in Halland

 Canoe, paddleboard, sail, fish, walk, picnic, windsurf, surf, kite surf, swim, horse ride,

hunt, pick berries, pick mushrooms, mountain bike, sail, sea fishingseal safari


Located on the west coast of Sweden, Varberg is a town of around 29500 people. It is here that the rockey Bohuslan coast meets the open Halland coast with it's long sandy beaches. In the centre of town is a busy market square lined with restaurants and coffee shops and a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. A short walk from the town centre is the harbour, here you can shop, eat or just watch the boats go by.


Similar in size to Varberg, Falkenberg boasts some of Halland's most popular beaches, Skrea Strand, being the best known. Situated on the banks of the river Atran the town is a hotspot for tourists looking for a relaxed seaside town. A 30 minute drive out of town takes you to Gekas in Ullared, Europe's largest shopping centre.


Not in Halland, but close enough is Gothenberg, Sweden's second largest city where you’ll find a vibrant cultural scene, world-class restaurants, sustainable living and a fascinating history – all within walking distance. Adventure is never far away, with wide open spaces and magical archipelago islands waiting to be explored.

Our Story

On leaving London in 2008, Simon and Ann bought Nygard (New Farm) on the outskirts of Varberg, to bring up their young family. After extensive renovations to the farm house, Simon set about converting one of the old grain barns on the farm into a holiday let which was completed in 2014 and became Nygard Cottage.

A few years later, whilst mountain biking in a forest near Ullared, Simon spotted a derelict torp ( forest house) for sale and knew it was his next project. After buying the property a one and a half year renovation began resulting in Kvarnhagen.


Coming soon - video of both houses.