A Cosy Little Swedish Cottage by the Sea

I have to confess, I dread the day my children leave home. On the one hand of course, I'll be happy that they have found their path in life and will be setting off on a new adventure, on the other, I sure will miss those crazy girls. Thankfully, there are quite a few years left. But I have a plan! 

I dream of living in a little cottage by the sea with Per one day, where I can snuggle up beside a woodturning stove with a book and a cup of tea come winter. 

With its cosy small rooms, thick stone walls to buffet the cold winds in winter, exposed wood beams, walls covered in books and art and a sun dappled garden - this 107 m2 (1150 f2) 19th century cottage is just the ticket. What's more, it's just down the road from us in Limhamn, South Sweden - and a short hop from the harbour! 

The eclectic blend of furniture, shelves that bow under the weight of books and pops of blue, red, green and yellow help to add to the relaxed feel of the space. 

I spy a stacked stereo system, just like the one I had at uni! Did you have one of these too? 

A tiny hallway space in the corner of the sitting room beside the entrance is reserved for coats and shoes while a nook in the stairwell is used to store firewood. 

The area up and over doorways is ideal for book shelves - especially in a small living apace. Lights have been added to illuminate the tomes after sunset. 

Curious to see the layout? Erik Olsson shared this along with the listing: 

Translation: Entre - hallway, Vardagsrum - living room, Matrum - dining room, Kök - kitchen, Trädäck - decking. Övre plan - top floor, Sovrum - bedroom. Kamin - woodburning stove. 

How charming and cosy is this cottage? It's certainly designed for 'njutning'! Looking back through the pictures I noticed a cat tree too - of course! I'd love to have another cat one day but I fear I've put Per off for life after the very crazy, viscous feline we had years ago! 

Are you a cat person? 

And more importantly, could you imagine cosying up in a cottage like this? Or do you prefer a more minimalist living space? 

See other cosy cottages here: 

Have a mysig (cosy) start to the week! 


Photography courtesy of Erik Olsson (this property is currently for sale). 


  1. I would love to live in such a small house with a garden any time - especially since I currently live in a small apartment with only a small balcony. But I think the current one and my dream house have similar tastes, so I'd take it any time. So I really like the jungle garden and that brown, stylish chair upstairs.

    1. Agree! I loved it to. Just curious to where they have a dining area? Maybe a table in the kitchen?

    2. Dining area is Matrum on map

    3. You can catch a glimpse of the dining area in the sixth picture down from the top. I also love the chair upstairs!

      Very charming cottage! Niki, I think we all get wistful with the idea of our children growing up and leaving home. Our youngest leaves for college in a year--we're in the process of adopting kittens to keep us company when we are empty nesters.

  2. This does look cosy and lovely! However, looking at the photos and floorplan, I am pretty sure this place is much smaller than 107 m2. Did they maybe count the wooden deck in? We live in a quite similar old cottage (in Ireland), ours is only 78 m2 and definitely more spacious already. - That said, it's just going to show you small can indeed be beautiful and work perfectly fine for a couple!
    Best wishes from across the sea,

  3. Very pretty but I would be afraid of bumping my head every morning getting out of bed. the ceiling looks quite low.


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