Welcome to ”Rätseberget”!

Rätseberg cottage – so close to the lake as possible:

• Fantastic view over the lake (10 m away)
• Close to Astrid Lindgrens World
• Separate guesthouse with 2 sleeping places
• Tasteful interior design
• Private place extremely close to the water


The cottage:
This lovely cottage is situated beautifully at the lake Nerbjärken (220 ha). Enjoy a fantastic view over the ever changing lake from the living room, from the glass-sheltered veranda and from many places outdoor! It is not even 15 m to the water (attention: not suitable for small children!).

The house has a sleeping room with double bed. You can rent an extra bed if you want for a third person. The living room has a stove and big panorama windows facing the seaside. The kitchen is part of the living room and fully equipped with fridge/freezer, toaster, coffe urn, mixer, fine porcelain and much more. The bathroom has shower and WC, comfortable with heated floor. In a separate guesthouse there are 2 more beds. If you live in the guesthouse you can get into the bathroom with a separate entrance from outside the house.


There is no TV and neither microwave in the cottage, that would not match the house’s spirit. Garden furniture, boats (rowboat plus canadian canoe) and BBQ and hammock are at your disposal.

We have had far too few days here, with a mirrorlike lake and lovely sun. Swimming & canoeing with our 3 and 5 year girls. We came also to visit Astrid Lindgrens Verden, and our 5 year old asked the first morning: “When are we going to Pippi-Land? – and then she specified “Well, we ARE already in Pippi-Land, but the other place where Pippi also is”. And I was happy she already figured out that this is all the right place to be :-) Bedste hilsner Thomas, Alma, Katrine & Karin. Maj 2014. PS: We will like to come back!  (from the guestbook)

Place and surroundings:
You get to the house on an sandroad with very little traffic, connecting the villages of Basebo (ca 10 inhabitants) and Bjärkhult (ca 20 inhabitants). You can´t see cars from your place and you rarely hear them passing by. Your next neighour is about 50 m away, this is a rarely used holiday residence and you can´t see each other from your place. The cottage is placed magnificant on rocks above the water and just some 10 or 15 m away from the lake.


The other side of the road, forest starts and continues for kilometers and kilometers. The landscape is typical Småland, hilly with forest and meadows. Closeby (3km) is a fine naturereservate, Grönudde. The closest village is Hultsfred (13 km). In Hultsfred you find shops, bank, doctor, library, swimming hall, railwaystation, restaurants, horseriding facilities, turistinformation and more. To pittoresque Vimmerby and Astrid Lindgrens World it will take you 25 minutes by car.

The ground of this cottage is owned by another person and he has strictly forbidden to fish here. There are around 30 other fishing lakes in Hultsfreds municipality (check here) and you can also buy a fishing license for another part of the Nerbjärken, about 1 km away from the cottage.

Price and booking:
Price is 800:- per night at low season and 950:- during high season (times se at the bookingcalendar). Boat and lifevests, water and electricity, BBQ and wood for the oven are included. You can also rent an electric powered bicycle (21 gears MTB).

You have your own towels and bedsheets with you (or order for 100:- SEK extra per person). You clean up the house before you leave or order cleaning in advance for 700:- SEK.

You pay the rent 4 weeks before arrival at the latest. If you should cancel a booking, you’ll get back already paid money reduced by a booking fee of 500 SEK.If you should cancel a booking, you’ll get back already paid money reduced by a bookingfee of 500 SEK.

Thank you!! We have enjoyed 4 days of amazingly cozy time here in ”Rätseberget” and will definitely be coming back! The nights here are incredibly quiet and warm and much better than the busy life in Copenhagen. We are now goinge back with nice memories and thoughts about Vena and Basebo and especially ”Rätseberget”! All the best! Stine and Kristoffer. (from the guestbook)

Only environmental friendly washing and dishing agents, shampoo etc are to be used in the cottage, thank you, this is due to the closeness to the lake. Smoking in the house or garden is not allowed, sorry.

More information (please click the links):
Bookingcalendar to see available days
Pictures of Rätseberget
Media in the cottage
Blueprint of the house
What to see and what to do
How to find Rätseberget
What guests have written
Write a mail if you have a question!



The cottage is very close to the lake, not even 20 m, and you get down by a steep staircase. Children should be good swimmers and not too young!