A simple, cosy, old-fashioned ‘stuga’ with all necessary bits & bobs for a wonderful peaceful stay…THE best lake-side sauna in Södermanland and beautiful Likstammen lake 1km walk away where (weather permitting) you can….
WINTER – ice-skate, cross-country ski, sauna & ice dip
SPRING/AUTUMN – canoe, fish, swim, camp, forage or walk.
Also known as ‘The Grumpy House’ due to the amount of times I’ve hit my head! It has a low ceiling so if you’re over 170cm beware!
Enjoy the silence……
The water is so clean here, you can swim & drink at the same time and the fish are delicious! The unspoilt nature & peace in a relaxed, un-fancy setting are what make Jullekulla so special……
Wild meat (Deer, wild boar) is available to pre-order in season (Oct-Mar) from Tage (JOHAN) – 0046761910901.
Various courses are available;
-GUIDED ICE-SKATING/WALKING TOURS
Set off across frozen lakes with a really good picnic, if you are lucky, you may even be here for both perfect smooth ice and a clear full-moon! (usually JAN-MARCH only, obviously ice dependant).
The light here is unique and the possibilities endless. I challenge you to take a bad picture! I’ve worked in various areas of photography (joemaclaycom) most of my adult life and love nothing more than taking groups of ALL ages and abilities out for group or individual advice & guidance.
-WILD FOOD FORAGING/PREPARATION/PRESERVATION.
Some of the best wild berry picking in the world here (the world’s health industry seeks out Scandanavian Blueberries/Raspberries/Birch water/Chaga mushrooms due to their purity & efficacy). Come and collect the forest’s treasure and learn some good old-fashioned ways to preserve or cook what you find.
-FORAGE YOURSELF WELL
Not only is the air up here super-charged with positive ions, being in the forest is also calming/balancing and the act of foraging is very, very meditative and satisfying. Learn how to identify the mighty CHAGA, an extremely slow-forming parasitic fungus that is thought to be one of the most nutrient dense, antioxidant rich substances on the planet. Used for millenia by Northern folks as a miracle cure all, from helping Prostate function to immune boosting maintenance. The wonderful birch tree provides a pharmacopeia in itself. It’s wonderful bark is the best tinder for lighting fires even on the wettest days, the sap of the middle-aged trees can be tapped (without damaging the tree) in spring and is rich in beneficial enzymes and trace minerals (for taste think slightly sweet water) & also can be cooked down to a sweet syrup. Willow contains the origin of the main ingredient in Aspirin, Salicylate, a wonderful general pain killer. Learn how to identify, harvest and prepare your own medicine.
-WILD SPA / BLUE-CLAY CLEANSE
Take this time to walk/swim/run/yoga, meditate & sauna yourself fresh & well.
Canoe or row to a nearby island on Likstammen lake, find & dig up blue clay (extremely mineral rich & created over 10’s of 1000’s of years from dead sea creatures from when this area lay under the Baltic) from the beach, full body blue-clay treatment & home for a sauna. Natural luxury!
Fire up the sauna, sweat, wash, sweat, dip in the lake, throw some essential oil on the hot stones, sweat, repeat.
-GUIDED CAMPING/WALKING/CANOE/SAILING TRIP
We have all the gear you need, come and tune back in.
Or just hire the canadian canoe/sailing dinghy/rowboat/fishing/camping gear and make your own adventure! There is NO better way to spend a few days (in my opinion!).
Bicycles are available to rent…at your doorstep is 5-10 km’s gravel road with minimal traffic or head out on the highway.
The sauna, jetty, wee row boat, gas bbq & sun loungers are all available to use free of charge.
Other things to note
If you are flying from another country, Stockholm Skavsta is the nearest (40 minutes by car) and is where the cheapest flights are to (Ryanair/Easyjet).
Stockholm Arlanda airport is on the other side of Stockholm (1.5 hours drive, 1.5-2 hrs train)
THE BEST OPTION IS TO FLY TO STOCKHOLM SKAVSTA AND HIRE A CAR!!!! Often pick up & drop off at Skavsta can be arranged for around 550SEK each way….and lifts to and from Gnesta (200SEK each way).
Christer (local taxi driver) – 0046736325629 OR 004615618000 OR i can pick up from Skavsta
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