Scan Magazine, Issue 112, May 2018

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Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  Top Summer Experiences in Sweden

Photo: Johanna Bakos

Photo: Johanna Bakos

An excellent stop on your road trip Along one of the most lengthy roads in Sweden, the E4 in Småland, you will find the beautiful and tranquil Toftaholm Herrgård. “What’s so amazing is that we are not located in the middle of nowhere, yet once you’ve pulled over to us, you will experience complete peacefulness and a welcoming ambiance,” says Pelle Hjortblad, CEO at Toftaholm Herrgård. By Sara Wenkel  |  Photos: Toftaholm Herrgård

When Hjortblad and his wife Eva took over the management of Toftaholm Herrgård, they became the 27th owners. The manor has a long history dating back to the 14th century, and kings, Nobel Prize winners as well as famous artists have enjoyed the hospitality over the years. Today, the Hjortblad couple are putting their own creative touch to the residence and making sure that guests are very well looked after. “We are welcoming a lot of Europeans on road trips in Sweden. Our location in southern Sweden often makes Toftaholm Herrgård the perfect first night’s stop. Since we are so close to the E4, it is a convenient choice,” says Hjortblad. But to many people, Toftaholm Herrgård becomes much more than just a stop on the way to somewhere else. The open landscape, the crystal-clear, blue 80  |  Issue 112  |  May 2018

lake just next to the manor, and the sun, which shines on the terrace all afternoon and evening, are key reasons why many guests decide to stay an extra night and keep coming back year after year. “Toftaholm has become a home away from home,” Hjortblad smiles.

A new eco-spa New this season is an eco-spa, which has been built with an organic and sustainable approach. “Our two saunas and

two Jacuzzis are heated with wooden fire, and our new relaxation room by the lake is heated with solar panels,” says Hjortblad. All in all, around 25 people can enjoy the new spa at the same time, and for those who prefer more privacy there is also a sauna and a Jacuzzi in the main building, which can be pre-booked. A popular activity while visiting Toftaholm Herrgård in the summer is rowing and paddling on the nearby lake. “You can even take our boat out to an island and spend a night in a tent. Our amazing chefs will make sure you won’t go hungry, as we will send you off with a scrumptious picnic basket,” concludes Hjortblad. Web:

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