Why buy a house when you can buy a village? An eighteenth-century Swedish village to be exact.
Located on the edge of Stockholm, Sätra Brunn is an extremely unique opportunity for someone with money to spend.
Let’s take a glimpse inside this 60-acre spa and wellness town.
Something in the water
At the heart of the village is its connection to a fresh spring water source. A doctor, Samuel Skragge, bought the land in 1700 and began work on a well as there was a particular interest in the health benefits of therapeutic bathing at the time. Skragge discovered the water to be of very high quality.
Throughout its history of owners, the village has continued to be a place of care and healing with wellness facilities and a recreational environment. Although the building style has changed over the centuries, the purpose of the place has remained the same. The current owner took on Sätra Brunn in 2002 with a desire to preserve but also develop the grounds and the business.
Ready for business
There are 70 timber buildings within the village. Among them is a hotel and a restaurant, a day care centre and a church. True to its heritage there is a spa and even a bottling production site of the local spring water, which has been awarded Sweden’s highest classification for purity.
There is also a separated area of forest real estate. Many weddings, concerts, festivals and events have taken place on the grounds. The business has a healthy annual turnover and the population at the last count was 335 people.
With a guide price of £5.6 million, the village is being sold through a bidding process, which closed at the end of May 2020. Listed with Christie’s International Real Estate, it is registered as a limited company and so the new owner could be a foreign buyer.
We can only watch this space for the future of Sätra Brunn. And dream of what we might have done with it!