Book a room or rent a cottage in Åsens By
Åsens By has been a human settlement for more than 600 years. Each house has its own history and bears the traces of generations of inhabitants. Today, you can stay in four of the village’s twenty-odd houses and experience life in a Småland village at the turn of the century, with small-scale farming and old native Swedish breeds that graze around the corner from the house during the summer months.
The accommodation options include the idyllic houses of Prästgården, Lillstugan, Brygghuset and Undantaget, each with its own patio and outside furniture. You can book a room or a cottage (to book a cottage select all rooms in the house). As a guest in the village you arrange your own meals, but breakfast can be pre-booked as well as sheets/towels and cleaning. During the summer, light lunches and coffee are available at Åsens Skafferi & Servering.
As one of our guests, you’ll step into the history of small-scale farming with old native Swedish breeds on your doorstep in the summer months. The houses are simple with old-fashioned charm and has been carefully renovated over the years to preserve old details and install new modern facilities, including electricity and water. Pets are welcome in all our cottages and the village is a car-free area so children can run freely between the houses and play.
Number of room: 4 twinrooms
As the Swedish name suggests (The Vicarage), this is where the priests who worked in Haurida parish from the 16th century until the early 20th century used to live. The house is south facing and situated on a high outlook point, with a beautiful view of the village and rolling countryside.
Prästgården has four guest rooms, each with two beds. On the ground floor is a kitchen, shower and shared WC. The guest rooms are located upstairs, where there is also a shower and WC. If necessary a baby bed can be placed in the bedrooms.
Prästgården has a steep stone staircase and there are stairs to the guest rooms but no lift access.
Number of rooms: 2 four-bed rooms
Lillstugan is a wing of Prästgården. This is where the family lived who looked after the animals, cultivation and forest for the priest.
Lillstugan has two guest rooms with four beds each. On the ground floor is a kitchen, shower and shared WC, as well as a guest room with a bunk bed and two single beds. On the attic level is a second guest room with four single beds. Next to it is a connecting room with a TV and sofas.
There is a step outside Lillstugan. Inside there are high thresholds and stairs to the attic. There is no lift access.
Number of rooms: 1 twinroom
Brygghuset was formerly Prästgården’s laundry, but it could also be used to prepare meat after slaughter and for brewing drinks of various kinds. Sometimes the house was also used as accommodation for the farmhand.
Brygghuset is the smallest house in the village, with a combined kitchenette and living room. There are two beds, a TV, shower and WC. If necessary a baby bed can be placed in the bedroom.
There is an access ramp outside Brygghuset. The toilet is adapted for disabled persons.
Number of rooms: 2 twinrooms rooms +4 extra beds when hiring the whole house)
One of the most colourful and important people to have lived in the village was Carl Jönsson. Undantaget was Carl’s ‘pension insurance’. Carl and his wife moved here when their eldest son took over their farm.
Undantaget has two guest rooms, each with two beds. On the ground floor there is a kitchen, shower and shared WC, as well as a guest room. Upstairs is a second guest room and a connecting room with sofa beds and a TV. The extra beds in the connecting room are only used if the whole house is rented.
There is a step outside Undantaget and high thresholds inside. There is a staircase to get to the upper floor.