Welcome to Svea Gaard!
Svea Gaard enjoys an idyllic setting on the eastern side or Randsfjorden. The holiday let is a charming white farmhouse dating back to 1850. It is known locally as “Skredderhuset” (the tailors’ house) as it once served as a bustling tailoring business. In its heyday, it was home to seven tailors and their apprentices designing the most exquisite of garments – even for the then king, it is said.
This warm and welcoming home has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people, a kitchen, two bathrooms, and an east-facing balcony with spectacular views of the fjord and surrounding landscape. It also have a patio with a barbecue grill and a wood-fired hot tub with room for 8 people – the perfect chill-out late into the night.
Skredderhuset is only 100 metres from Randsfjorden, and has its own natural beach. Randsfjorden is always available for a refreshing swim, and it is possible to rent motorboat, canoe, kayak, paddleboard, and a small rowing boat. There are also excellent fishing opportunities.
In winter, there is opportunity to discover your creative side with a pottery class, or perhaps explore one of the many cross-country ski trails in the area. At the farm, there are fun snow activities such as kicksledding, sledding, tobogganing, or carpet sledding.
Svea Gaard is family-friendly, and has a large garden with berry shrubs and fruit trees – and it is fine to taste. The outdoor area includes a charming play area ideal for volleyball, football, cricket and more.
Pets are permitted as long as they are kept on a leash – and get along with our two friendly cats. The hosts live in the house next door.
There is a steep section from the main road and down to the house. Parking is available up by the road as well as down by the house. EV charging points are also available.
Bookings can be made directly or via Airbnb where the hosts have Superhost status.
Pottery workshop at Svea Gaard
Do you need a break from everyday life with a top-up of creative fun and inspiration? Bring some friends for a weekend workshop, or come alone. Svea keramikk uses a newly restored and welcoming storehouse as its studio, and this is where the pottery classes are held. The 12-hour workshop includes lessons in throwing, coiling and trimming, and also various decoration techniques using sponge, tape, paper, stamp, wax and more. Your own design will be added to cups, bowls and plates.
The clay used is earthenware, and the slip “paint” is called pipeclay. Pipeclay slip is applied to the earthenware at the “leather-hard” stage, which is halfway through the drying process. The white clay has high plasticity and throws easily. When bone dry, the ceramic is subjected to “firing” at 980°C*, after which a transparent glaze is added. Then there is another firing at 1040°C*. When the ceramic has cooled down, the piece is finished.
This means that everything you make is ovenproof. Imagine how great it would be to impress your guests with your own pottery pieces at your next tapas dinner party!