A Traditional Skånegård in the Southern Swedish Countryside

Hello friends! I hope you had a lovely break over Easter. We nipped away to my father-in-law's house in Kullaberg (I once wrote a guide to that beautiful part of Sweden here - it's well worth a visit!). 

Our summer cottage is on the next peninsula North - which brings me to today's home tour in Öllov, not far from where we are on the Bjärehalvön! 

I once had the pleasure of capturing and writing about a 'Skånegård' - a traditional Scanian farmhouse resting around a cobbled inner courtyard -  just up the road for my first book 'Modern pastoral' (later updated to Relaxed Rustic) and this tour took me straight back to that wonderful spring day! 

With parts of the thatched house dating back to 1870, the pretty Skånegård has been newly renovated to maintain the traditional charm of the property (think solid stone walls, exposed beams and painted wood ceiling) but brought up to date to ensure year-round comfort. And now, it's looking for a new owner to take care of it and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Bjärehalvön. Could that be you? 

If you hop over to the real estate page, you'll also see that there's a barn begging to be done up for a Midsummer party! And who are we to argue? 

I can just imagine a Sunday here - the fire going, a roast in the oven, music playing....  that's the beauty of an open-plan space, you can all be in the same room with a million different activities happening all at once. 

Would you like to see a few other Swedish country homes today? Feel inspired by: 

It's so nice to be back on the blog again after a mini break. Thank you for stopping by today! 



Photography: Liz-Marie Johansson for Skeppsholmen


  1. from the french woman : happy to have you back. it's curious this patchwork of carpets in front of the sofa ! sewn together or just placed (we see the fringes on each side) ?

    1. Bonjour! Thank you :). The patchwork rug is designed as a whole piece that's sewn together.

    2. This is very close to danish style of living which i love too <3

  2. So glad you are back! Happy to hear you had a great time with family! Love your write-up each time and then... the beautiful homes you share!

  3. Glad you are back!! I enjoy your posts each week and get inspiration for the old family farmhouse my husband and I are slooooowly fixing up! Happy Spring!

    1. Thank you so much - I love the sound of your farmhouse, and happy you are finding inspirarion here!

  4. Just a thought: If I could...would move the dining into the kitchen by the double windows. Feels a little tight in the passage. Its been tastefully restored.

  5. Lovely mix of old with new the textiles add so much interest with color and texture. Hope your break was restful and refreshing.


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