WELCOME

‘Kvarnstugan’ means The windmill’s cottage

The windmill’s cottage is in reality a detached family house located in proximity of Mollösund’s windmill. This windmill is a well-known silhouette of Mollösund. It was moved to the site in 1901 from its former location 300 m further north where it had been standing since the end of the 18th century. The mill was in use until 1929, in addition to grain, fish bones were also ground to feed.

Since 2019, the house welcomes guests who want to enjoy not only the house, but also what the surrounding has to offer. From ‘Kvarnstugan’, located on top of the hill, you can have a view over Mollösund, Mollön and the mussel cultivations in the Stigfjord waters between the islands Orust and Tjörn.

Fisherman’s village Mollösund is located on the southwestern part of the island Orust. This island lies in the heart of West-Sweden’s coastal area, known as Bohuslän that stretches from Strömstad in the north to Gothenburg in the south.

An ideal hideout for families with children that can be divided into two independent units.

Welcome!

THE COTTAGE

The inside of the cottage is bright, charming and tastefully decorated. It has a large terrace and a garden from which you can take spices and herbs. The terrace around the house is facing the southern and southwestern directions. This guarantees a breakfast in the morning-sun as well as beautiful sunsets in every season throughout the year. 

The cottage is located in a quiet area and on ‘bathrobe distance’ from a beautiful small bathing area with a sandy beach and jetties, called ‘Tornviksbadet’. And also on 800 meters walking distance to a larger bathing area with a diving tower, called Kattevik. Near the house, down the hill, there is a newly built large playground, a boules court, a tennis court, a mini golf, a football field as well as additional parking.

Kvarnstugan is an ideal destination for two families with children. The two detached houses are connected together via the two smaller bedrooms with a sliding door in between. 

The cottage can be used as two independent units, each with its own terrace with garden furniture, a living room, a fully equipped open kitchen, a bathroom with shower and toilet and two bedrooms with double beds. So each family can have its private moments and you can join each other when the time is right to group up in the other’s house or terrace.

But the cottage is not only fit for families, the houses together can host a company of max 8 persons that can eat together at one big table. Anybody can enjoy this beautiful holiday home in a relaxed setting.

Also in the spring, autumn and winter you can enjoy the peace and cosiness in the Kvarnstugan.

SURROUNDING – Mollösund, Orust, Bohuslän & things to do

MOLLÖSUND – From the largest fishing center in Bohuslän to a friendly summer idyll

The coastal village of Mollösund lies on the southwest tip of Orust. What used to be one of the most important Bohuslän fishing centers is now a popular resort for everyone looking to escape from everyday life, enjoy great seafood and be overwhelmed by fantastic seascapes.

The village is popular with Swedish summer guests and its residents; it is one of the last real remaining fishing communities. In the summer period it is lively with beautiful bathing and aquatic opportunities. The guest harbor has over one hundred moorings and along the quayside there are cafés, restaurants and piers with outdoor refreshments.

In Mollösund there is a grocery store, a marvelous fishing shop, small museums, a restaurant that has open year round and plenty of strolling- and fishing spots. In the summertime more restaurants, terraces and small shops open, all located around the bustling harbor.

Mollösund is characterized by four landmarks – the lighthouse, the old lady, the church and the windmill – Try to find the other three while you stay in this lovely village…..

ORUST & BOHUSLÄN

Orust is Sweden’s third largest island and lies in the middle of Bohuslän’s coastal area. This area stretches from Gothenburg until the Norwegian borders. The coast is dotted with darling fishing villages and is world-famous for its fresh seafood.

The area is rich in history, culture and nature. Fishing, agriculture, boat building and shipping are the industries that represent modern day Orust. You may find forests, lakes and fields and some breathtaking natural sites. The vegetation is rich and varied, birds are all around and the many species of animals vary from fox to seal and from deer to crab.

CNN TRAVELER INCLUDED THE BOHUSLÄN COAST ON ITS LIST OF ‘10 OF THE WORLDS LAST GREAT WILDERNESS AREAS’

The seascape environment here is as spectacular as it is accessible. And what you get here are mostly calm, sheltered waters for paddlers of all skill levels. There are no strong currents or tides. The coastal line is shaped with creeks, bays, fjords, barren islands, rocky inlets and reefs; the rocks are smoothly polished by the seawater and covered in flowers in springtime. Most of the hundreds of islands that form the reef coast are uninhabited. On some of the bigger islands you will find picturesque villages.

A lot of people also visit Bohuslän in search of gastronomic experiences. With the delicacies of the sea, freshly caught fish, crabs, crayfish, oysters, lobsters, mussels and more, this is as good as it gets.

THINGS TO DO

Hiking, look out for trails, both marked and unmarked in the surrounding. Or follow one of the hiking trails in southern Bohuslän (klick here) 

Kayaking: there are two rental companies that also have guided tours   www.orustkajak.se and www.balanspunkten.nu

Bathing, two bathing areas, Katteviksbadet and Torneviksbadet. When the wind is south you choose Kattevik and when the northern or northwest winds become strong you choose Tornevik. People also bathe near the lighthouse.

3 small museums, folk museum (‘Hembygdsmuseum’), boathouse museum (‘muse i sjöboden’), and ‘Magasinet’, a fully equipped grocery from a time gone by.

Soccer field, tennis court, mini golf course and boules court, open in the summer months

Fishing and boating trips, lobster fishing, seal safaris: www.hallafiske.se

Fishing and diving trips www.siriusdykochfiske.se

Rib boat tours www.ribtours.se

Sauna (‘Bastuboa’) in the harbor

 

THINGS TO SEE IN BOHUSLÄN

HAVETS HUS- Lysekil Get close to the sea and live life in Västerhavet for a while, and get close up to hundreds of fascinating marine species from the lesser-spotted dogfish to the long spined sea-scorpion. With around 40 aquariums and other exciting activities like seal safaris and beach schools, no wonder Havets Hus is one of the most popular destinations in Bohuslän!

SKULPTUR I PILANE – Tjörn Join a unique art experience. Every summer a sculpture exhibition with world-leading artists is arranged in the middle of the Bohuslän cultural landscape, with its grazing sheep and traces from the Stone Age. Sculpture in Pilane is a wild experience for all ages.

BOHUS FÄSTNING – Kungälv Spend a fascinating day exploring Bohus Fästning just outside Gothenburg in West Sweden. You will be walking in the footsteps of history here, where bloody sieges and vicious power struggles took place over the years. These days it’s difficult to find a more peaceful place than Bohus Fortress, but the ancient walls still harbour memories of fierce bombardments and gun smoke.

NORDIC WATERCOLOUR MUSEUM – Skärhamn/ Tjörn Art exhibitions from all over the world, listen to interesting talks, enjoy a concert and dine well.

KÄRINGÖN – Orust Traffic-free island that changes character with the seasons Narrow streets with white wooden houses, bustling piers and swimming from smooth rocks. Käringön is a wonderful, traffic-free island in the Bohuslän archipelago that gives its visitors seaside calm and memorable experiences.

GULLHOLMEN AND HÄRMANÖ – Orust One of  Sweden’s most densely populated archipelago island, Gullholmen. It has a genuine archipelago setting, complete with sailing, swimming and fishing. Close by Gullholmen’s is Härmanö, a beautiful countryside with a mixture of meadows, pasture land and rocks. The other half of the town is on Härmanö, one of Bohuslän’s largest nature reserves. Half-hour’s walk south on Härmanö brings you to a recreational setting with heaths, flowering meadows and pasture land surrounded by clean cut forest areas and swimming coves.

CARLSTENS FORTRESS  – Marstrand Historic fortress at the highest point of Marstrandsön on the west coast of Sweden, Carlstens Fortress sits on its pinnacle. The great guardian has protected the little wooden town below for over 300 years. These days the fortress is a captivating place to visit. You can sense the fascinating past of the fortress as a line of defence and a jail for notorious prisoners, but you can also stay overnight here, go to concerts and take part in other events.

LISEBERG – Gothenburg The largest amusement park in Scandinavia with dozens of rides and attractions, hundreds of thousands of flowers, huggable rabbits, food, drink and entertainment on stage – in short, Liseberg Amusement Park has something for everyone. The location is perfect too, in the centre of West Sweden’s largest city.

FJÄLLBACKA – Tanum Famous views over a genuine archipelago idyll with sea winds and wonderful summer nights. Ingrid Bergman was among the many people who have enjoyed the calm of the island. The author Camilla Läckberg has a special affinity for Fjällbacka, which is a backdrop in her detective novels about the Fjällbacka murders.

BOOKING

Kvarnstugan is rented out on a weekly basis (6 nights)
2020 week price: 12,000 SEK 
high season (week 25-35): 15,000 SEK
arrival between 12-3 PM
departure before 11 AM

Wi-Fi and 2 parking spaces are available on the premises
Bed linen, kitchenware and towels are included in the price 
Final cleaning costs 1,200 SEK are not included
A damage deposit of 1,000 SEK or 100 € is mandatory
This deposit is collected in cash with the handing of the keys.

You can contact us here for booking, questions or other concerns.
If you wish to book, we will send you the booking and payment
conditions and will sign a lease with you directly.

A reservation fee of 100% is required to secure the booking;
payment should be received within 10 days after the booking date.
Cancellation free of charge is possible until 30 days before
arrival. The total price will be charged if canceled within 30 days before arrival, unless a new booking was done for the very same period. Administrative costs of SEK 500 apply for repayment.

AVAILIBILITY

Please check the availability in the calendar of Kvarnstugan on the following two sites:

You may even consider booking there directly, but note that these sites charge service costs and have different cancellation policies than we offer. More about the policies  on this page.