Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dreaming of a Swedish bakery..

Hello lovelies and happy new week to you all! How about throwing all sense & caution to the wind and buying the quaint 'Rute Stenugn' bakery on the island of Gotland in Sweden..!?! 

Yep, it's for sale folks and for a mere 3.8million Swedish krona you could be waking up to the smell of freshly baked organic bread, straight from the log fired oven. Aaaahh!

Gotland as you may know, is a unique island in the North Sea off the East coast of Sweden. It's known for it's spectacular scenery, tangible heritage, local crafts, sheep (the famous Gotland sheep) and lots more. You simply have to go there if you get the chance!

The Rute Stenugn bakery includes a fully equipped cafe (originally an old black smith's cottage..), and a lovely greenhouse that has been converted to a dining area. 
Perched on a hill near by is a comfy residence which was merged with an old three story mill.. I can imagine the owners of the bakery would have lived here quite happily.

Look HERE for details on the property and HERE for more inspiration and pictures. This place has so much potential, don't you think..!?!

xx Charlotta 

Image credits:
1/3/4/5/7/12/13/14 & 15 via Hemnet, 2 & 8 Johan Odmann, 6 Ewa Ahlin, 9 Sven Halling, 10 Jenny Gaulitz, 11 Google, 16 Charlie Drevstam


debra@dustjacket said...

Oh how serene!

Thank you so much for the lovely comments, so pleased everything has worked out for you....all the way over there now!!

Have a beautiful day,
hugs DJ

carolina @ patagonia gifts said...

wow amazing place, darling! beautiful photos! xo

Casa Très Chic said...

Hi, Charlotta!
This place is fabulous, I'd love to visit this bakery, if I close my eyes I can smell the hot bread, hummmm!
Wish you a nice week.

Glamour Drops said...

This place is insanely beautiful! The mill, the house, the sea, the rocks...what a lifestyle change it would be...but not for the faint at heart, I suspect! Lots of hard work being a baker. Virginia x

JOE. D said...

Heh Charlotta - a change of life and a new country AND a new business all in one step - hmmm - sounds like a bit of a romantic dream doesn't it. The only problem would be that, as I am a BIG lover of fresh bread, I doubt it would make it to the shelves in time for the customers - I would eat it ALL.

Hope life is treating you well.
Thinking of you often.

Have a fantastic day (-:

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

I think this would be the perfect existence!

Tuuli - Lumo Lifestyle said...

I have travelled all over, but never been to Gotland. Have heard people praising how wonderful, charming and lovely it is.

Maybe I should hop off the busy life and be a baker... I just need to practice my long lost Swedish... (and learn to wake up at 2 am evey night...)

tinajo said...

Oh my - I´d need to be there this instant, it looks so wonderful! :-)

Hoppas du har en fin dag! :-)

It's me said...

What a beautiful place !!! wow !!!...amazing !! love from

LENE said...

Kjære Charlotta

Et stort velkommen hjem til Skandinavia og til ditt hjemland Sverige!
Det må være en stor omveltning for deg, men jeg kan lese at du er så glad, så glad.
Jeg er også glad, både på dine og mine vegne... nu er jeg ikke alene i Norden om å være medlem av "By Invitation Only", du er jo rett over grensen...
Atter en gang velkommen Charlotta - jeg gleder meg til å følge dine opplevelser i Sverige.
Stor klem fra

Lysande ögonblick! said...

It is a dream. I have looked at it before. I was so happy so see it is for sale, to bad it does not fit my reality. Oh well. It will be someones dream. :)

Unknown said...

Wow, absolutely stunning!!

Hope you are slowly settling back into life in Sweden. I read your post below and I am sure it has its challenges after being away so long :)

Greet Lefèvre said...

Hi Charlotta! How are you doing there in that beautiful country Sweden!!
What a wonderful bakery here and in a gorgeous invironment!
Love love love it!

design elements said...

wonderful place, Charlotta! love the bakery. happy about your comment. always lovely to hear from you. I learn Swedish. I began learning some weeks ago at the beach. So in the next weeks I'll write comments in Swedish :-) biggest hugs to you

Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect! said...

oh my gosh. i want to hop on a plane immediately!! so stunning. hope you are enjoying your new home : )

hong kong property said...

that is just so awesome!!

Lana {lanalou style} said...

Oh wow, absolutely gorgeous, just up my street! Please buy it, so I can come and visit!! Have a lovely weekend my friend!x

Unknown said...

så skønne billeder. Det er en fryd at se. Hav en dejlig aften!

Sarah Klassen said...

How delightful! I hope you are enjoying Sweden very much and the many new memories that will be made there :)

p.s the older home is beautiful! Just beautiful!

Charlotta Ward said...

Hi lovelies and sorry for my slow-coach response to your comments. I love hearing from you, so thank you for taking time to leave your thoughts. xx

DJ - I love your blog! I always find such inspiration in your happy & stylish corner of the blog world. x

Carolina - thank you darling. Coming from you, it means a lot! xx

Tereza - Yes me too. I love bakeries.. if anything, bread is my biggest weakness and temptation. I can't resist a good bread! xx

Virginia - Yes it would be such a wonderful life. To make bread and to see people enjoy it.. mmmm..!

Linda - Me too! Clearly the business would go bankrupt with you and I behind the counter! :)

Sharon - Yes, I think you are right! x

Lumo - You simply MUST do this! You will go wild with your camera and both you and K would love it there!! Perhaps we can explore it together once - that would be fun! x

Tina - Yes. Let's go now!! :)

It's Me - Thanks darling. x

Lene - tusen tack för din fina kommentar. Ja det är underbart att vara hemma igen. Jag njuter ända in i själen. KRAM!

Lysande Ogonblick - yes it's a beautiful dream isn't it! :)

Simone - yes thank you, it's been 'interesting' along the way for sure, but we are so happy here! Sweden is such a wonderful place to be! xx

Greet - Thank you dearest. Yes it is fantastic to be home. x

Maria - I am so proud of you. Will pop over to practice some Swedish with you soon. Thanks for stopping by. xx

Alena - Isn't it just heaven!?!

Hong Kong Property - It's so awesome and so unique to the area. Would be a wonderful investment.

Lana - I wish it was mine. Then you could come and bake with me! :)

Eva - Tack för att du hittade hit. Hoppas du tittar in igen. Kram

Sarah - Sweden is wonderful and I am so happy we made the move. It was worth all the effort! Thank you for popping by. xx

Have a wonderful Autumn (Spring for the Southern Hemisphere) all!

xx Charlotta

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