Villa Wäring Bed & Breakfast

Staying with us at Villa Wäring Bed & Breakfast should feel a bit like visiting the Holmberg family, who had the house built in 1913. Many unique interior details are well preserved and reminiscent of a bygone era.

After more than 100 years in the same family’s possession, Villa Wäring was sold in 2015 to Lasse Diding, who carefully converted and furnished parts of the house into a bed & breakfast. Read more about the history of the house here!

Susanna Arwin’s controversial statue arouses the curiosity of many passers-by.

When you see from the street the much-debated statue With the handbag as a weapon towering in front of the sand-coloured Art Nouveau villa, you know you’ve come to the right place. The statue is owned by Halland Museum of Cultural History, but since 2017 has been placed in Villa Wäring’s garden until further notice.

The hall with intact original furnishings from 1913.

On the first floor, you are greeted by the hall with its preserved original interior, followed by the spacious drawing room where you can settle down in a comfortable armchair with a good book or challenge your fellow travellers to a board game. This is also where you eat breakfast. The far part of the room still has its original colouring by Adina Sand, the drawing teacher and artist who rented a room here with the Holmberg family from that the house was completed in 1913.

Dining room and drawing room in Villa Wäring.

The fully equipped kitchen for the guests, where the breakfast buffet is also laid out every morning, ends the tour of the first floor, whose public areas are available to the house’s guests throughout their stay. On the first floor there are also the rooms Henning Holmberg and Lovisa Holmberg, named after the couple who had Villa Wäring built.

Behind the kitchen, the stairs wind up towards the attic and the rooms there. The Holmberg family moved up here with the many children during the summers when the lower parts of the house were taken over by summer houseguests. Now the rooms up here are made fit for winter habitation and guest rooms all year round, but still extremely suitable for families with children. Up in the attic you will find the rooms Adina Sand with three to four beds and Gottfrid Ljunggren (the house’s architect) with two. Up here there is also a small kitchen, a couple of comfortable armchairs, a desk, a shared bathroom, and an extra guest toilet.

In the cosy attic there are two rooms for overnight stays.

The surroundings

Villa Wäring is located in the Southern Villa Town, which borders the centre of Varberg with its range of restaurants, shops, town square market, etc. At the same time, it is a quiet area where one of the neighbouring properties is the Southern cemetery, a deserted cemetery from the 17th century, classified as an ancient monument. For those who like to swim, it is not far to the nearest bathing site. 600 meters on foot or by bike and you are on the seaside promenade and the closest swimming opportunities there are the well-known Varberg nude baths. If you’d rather keep your swimwear on, it’s not much further to the ordinary bathing sites, either the Fortress Bath and the Children’s Beach northwest of Varberg Fortress or Djupa Dräkt just south of the nude baths. The seaside promenade and the adjacent open-air area Hästhagaberget is also a fantastic walking route all year round.