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The area

The farm is about 6 km from the sea and the magnificent white-sand beaches of the Baltic. The best beaches are at Sandhammaren and Mälarhusen. The fishing village of Kåseberga, which has several picturesque shops and fish restaurants as well as the Viking burial site of Ale stenar, is close by. About 20 km away is the medieval castle of Glimmingehus. The fishing village of Kivik on the east coast is about 45 minutes drive.

There is one small convenience stores in Löderup (1.5 km). In Borrby (6 km) is a larger supermarket, post office, bank, pharmacy and pizzeria. Ystad and Simrishamn are both about 20 km away. To the north, also about 20 km, is Tomelilla, the Tosselilla amusement park and Bo Olsson department store.

Further afield are Malmö and Lund (both about 80 km). You can drive to Copenhagen in about 90 minutes over the Öresund Bridge or take a train from Ystad to the centre of Copenhagen. The Tivoli is next to the main station, with the main shopping street of Strøget close by.

The farm

PelleThe farm is in Hagestad, one of the longest villages in Sweden. The Tufvesson family farms 120 acres of arable land, growing barley, wheat, rape seed, grass seed and sugar beet. We also grow asparagus, which is very popular but requires a lot of hard manual work. The asparagus season lasts from May until early June. Lisa the Labrador and several cats also live on the farm.


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 Farm and family history

Per Anders Tufvesson is the fifth generation of farmer to work the land at Hagestad 48. He took over the farm from his father, Per Tufvesson, in 1978. Per Tufvesson’s paternal grandparents, Per and Karna Tufvesson, built the house in 1904 next to the farmhouse when their son, Anders Tufvesson, took over the farm. The farmhouse was originally Karna’s parental home; her husband Per, was her cousin from a neighbouring farm. Karna knew exactly how she wanted the house, and built it in elegant fin-de-siècle style. Karna and Per lived there until they died, after which their son Anders and his wife Beata moved in.

 Hagestad village Karnas Undantag

Hagestad village is 2.5 kilometres long. It lies in the fertile coastal belt that is typical of the eastern edge of Ystad municipality. The village’s origins go back to the 11 th century. Hagestad has retained much of its original medieval character, when it consisted of 50 farms in a long row. The farms were numbered from one to fifty from east to west, each situated north of the road with the land to the south of the road.

With the agricultural reform of 1818, which required farmers to move their farmhouses out of the village and on to the open fields, nearly all the villagers wanted to stay in the village. More than half of all home-owners were forced to demolish their farms and move to the open plain to the south of the village. They found it hard to leave their community. Of the 13 farms that remained numbers 1, 3, 7, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 and 2 lay in the centre of the village; numbers 32, 35, 42 and 48 were separated by wind-strewn open spaces in which new houses and parental homes were later built.
Several of the farms remain profitable businesses to this day with land stretching as far south as the coast.