Gamla Byskolan (the Old Village School) used to be the local village school for those who lived here in Fanthyttan and the surrounding areas. Therefore, we have endeavoured to retain much of its original character when developing it into a course and retreat centre.
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Course centre Gamla Byskolan
In addition to participating on one of the courses or lectures offered by Terry Evans, you also have the possibility to hire the facilities offered at the course centre:
- when you wish to offer something extra from yourself or your company
- when looking for home cooked food & high quality service with a personal touch
- in search for a pleasant environment for your conferences, courses and retreats all year round
- when in need of course facilities, accommodation and excellent food under one roof
- wanting to celebrate your anniversary or your wedding in this beautiful environment
Our doors are open to all that seek and feel that Gamla Byskolan Terry Evans AB has something to offer them, in their search to open new, inner doors.
Gamla Byskolan offers two course rooms that can also be used for conferences and lectures. The larger room accommodates 50 people and is situated on the ground floor. The other course room is situated on the first floor and accommodates 30 people.
There is a small library with a selection of books available for the students to borrow during their stay.
On the first floor there are two rooms that sleep four and one room that sleeps three. Upstairs there are three rooms that sleep three and one room that sleeps two. We have the possibility to offer sleeping accommodation for 22 people in total.
Toilets and showers are found on both levels. On the ground floor there are two toilets and three showers. On the first floor there are two toilets and two showers.
Our small but cozy gym offers table tennis, an exercise bike and a crosstrainer.
The kitchen and dining room are situated in the same room, which gives a very pleasant atmosphere for both guests and personnel. The dining room can accommodate about 25 people.
Our garden offers solitude and privacy suitable both for rest and meditation, but also activity and recreation.
Lake “Råsvalen” is situated within a 30 minute walking distance or five minute driving distance.
Bed & Breakfast
We have the possibility to offer B & B in connection with different events and conferences. On the first floor there are two rooms that sleep four and one room that sleeps three. Upstairs there are three rooms that sleep three and one room that sleep two. We have the possibility to offer sleeping accommodation for 22 people in total. Toilets and showers are found on both levels. A Swedish standard breakfast is included.
Gamla Byskolan – Now and Then
The Old Village School (Gamla Byskolan) used to be the local village school for those who lived in Fanthyttan and the surrounding area. We have therefore endeavoured to retain much of its original character when developing it into a course and retreat centre. The centre is situated in a beautiful part of Bergslagen.
The original school was built sometime between 1855 and 1859. In those days there were two classrooms, a two-room apartment with a kitchen and a one-room apartment with a kitchen.
In the spring of 2005, when Terry bought the old village school here in Fanthyttan, no one could ever imagine that the garden be what it is today. Where there now is a big lawn there used to be a football field, the forest had closed in on the garden. Terry saw the possibility of creating a wonderful place. He started by planting grass on the gravel field, created flower beds and the idea of a pond was born. The pond is today a central place in the garden and means a lot to us. It has been blessed by a Buddhist monk to commemorate the victims of the tsunami in 2004.
Today the garden offers serenity and solitude, but at the same time there is an opportunity for activity and recreation. To honour all the children who have passed through the school over many decades, we have kept the swings in the garden.
The most recent contribution to the garden is a wooden hut that can be used by guests on conferences, retreats etc. The garden has a purpose and offers our guests a complete experience.