Tag Archives: Säteri

Gustafsborgs Säteri

My last post was Rögle Säteri, a grand manor house with a “säteri”-function: to Hold The kings horses.

Todays video clip show us another säteri, a house with the same function but it does not look like a manor house at all. I mean, it’s a beautiful villa but it does not look like a Noble house.

Still it is, here it is the long ago function as a säteri that sets its status.

And the fact that there are a great area of forest and fishing lakes belonging to it.


Rögle Säteri

This is Rögle Säteri. “Rögle” with she swedish letter “ö” is the name of this manor house and “säteri” with the swedish letter “ä”, is its function. When some large and wealthy farmers long, loooong time ago got tax reliefs, one reason to that was because they always held horses ready for the kng and his men, and therefor their house was called “säteri”; a house that Held The King’s horses.

Later on when horses got less important and these “säteri” lost that function, they kept nhe name as a historic reminder of what was.

This house is quite unknown as it is private and are all in use but you can pass by and it is really beautiful, almost a little “Disney”-like, around its garden.