Thoresta Herrgård

Some say our famous kitchen is at the center of Thoresta, others think it’s the privacy and the scenic surroundings that makes Thoresta to what it is. We think it’s you, the guest, who is in the center. Welcome!

Location: Bro, northwest of Stockholm.

Hotel: 40 rooms with 72 beds.

Dining room: Space for 60 guests.

Conference facilities: 6 conference rooms for groups up to 100 people.

Health: Relaxation suite with sauna and jacuzzi located on the shore of Lake Mälaren.

Inspirational meetings

For a meeting you need people, but a productive meeting requires much more besides. At Thoresta we offer a harmonious yet energising atmosphere that provides inspiration and encourages creativity. We tailor your events to ensure that you can make the best possible use of the time you spend together as a group.

Hotel

Thoresta Herrgård has 40 rooms and can accommodate a total of 70 guests. The bedrooms at Thoresta Herrgård are light and calming. Some are large and spacious, while others are more intimate. The majority of our 40 rooms are located in our red wing, on the left-hand side of the main manor house. Here you will also find four deluxe rooms furnished in traditional English style, complete with a whirlpool bath and a small private patio.

When you want a little more privacy…

Ören is a two-storey lake house with a fully equipped kitchen, conference room with open fire, and a wonderful glass veranda. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms. Ören also has its own private wood-fired sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi, which is ideal for relaxing after a day of meetings.

Food & beverage

At Thoresta we have the luxury of doing exactly what we want. We’re passionate about producing typically Swedish dishes, and take a great deal of pleasure in doing so. Nothing outlandish – just lovingly-prepared, delicious food. Our menus are designed to showcase a selection of the finest seasonal ingredients, which have been picked or produced locally. We wish you a warm welcome and hope you enjoy a relaxed, first-rate dining experience.

Our wine cellar is stocked with more than 200 different wines from around the world. There’s something here to suit every palate. We’re happy to guide you through our extensive wine list and suggest the perfect complement for your chosen evening menu. Alternatively, just ask our restaurant staff who will be happy to show you our wine cellar. Our well-stocked liquor cabinet is also worth a look. Our selection of fine spirits includes, Bruichladdich whisky, Delamain cognac and Calvados Roger Groult.

A passion for history

Thoresta Herrgård is surrounded by ancient monuments from the Stone Age and Iron Age. The estate’s original name, Thorlastum, probably comes from a combination of the names Thorleif or Thorlaf and the words stadhir or stadh, meaning ‘place’. The first documented use of the name dates back to 1349. During the 1500s the estate was owned by the de la Gardie family, with King Johan III having given the estate to his son-in-law Pontus de la Gardie. The original building was built in 1780 by Christer Posse, to the right of the present manor house. The main building was moved to Norrköping in 1835, where it was re-built stone by stone. As a result, one of the wings was converted into a new main building.

 

In more recent times Thoresta has been owned by the Wingårdh family and remained a private home until 1982, when it became a privately-owned conference hotel.

How to find Thoresta

Thoresta is approximately 7 km from Bålsta station, served by bus and rail services from Stockholm, Arlanda and Uppsala. A commuter train from Stockholm to Bålsta station runs twice every hour. For more information on timetables, see www.sl.se. Bus 803 from Arlanda and bus 895 from Uppsala both stop at Bålsta station. For more information, see www.ul.se. There is a taxi rank immediately outside the station.

 

 

Taxi

We will be happy to arrange a taxi for you to and from Thoresta. Bålsta Taxi is one of the local taxi companies we use, with fixed prices and knowledgeable drivers. To order a taxi from Arlanda, you will need to provide us with your arrival time and flight number. Link to Bålsta Taxi.

 

Getting to Thoresta by car

Thoresta Herrgård is situated outside Stockholm, off the E18 towards Enköping.

 

From Stockholm (35 min)
Take the E18 towards Enköping. Leave the motorway at the Bro exit and take the first right towards Bro. Follow the road, continuing on past the actual junction for Bro. You should now see signs for Bålsta. After approximately 4 km, turn left at the signpost for Thoresta Herrgård. You have now entered the grounds of the estate. Follow the gravel road for approximately 2 km up to the manor house. There is parking on both sides of the red wing.

 

From Arlanda (40 min)
Leaving Arlanda, head towards Stockholm on the E4/E18. When the motorway splits, take the Stockholm/Sigtuna road. Now take a right and follow Route 263 towards Sigtuna/Märsta as far as Sigtuna. At the roundabout at Sigtuna, turn right towards Enköping/Uppsala. You should still be on Route 263. After a few kilometres, Route 263 turns towards Enköping/Bålsta/Skokloster/Erikssund. After Erikssund, turn left towards Bålsta. After approximately 2 km there is a right turn for Bålsta. You will pass over the E18 on a bridge, but continue on to a roundabout and straight across it. Immediately after this is another roundabout. Turn left at this roundabout. Follow the road for a few kilometres, passing the residential area of Kalmarsand and the water on the right-hand side of the road. Turn right at the sign for Thoresta Herrgård. You have now entered the grounds of the estate. Follow the gravel road for approximately 1.5 km up to the manor house. There is parking on both sides of the red wing.

 

From Enköping (30 min)
Take the E18 towards Stockholm. Take the second exit for Bålsta. After the exit, turn left towards Bålsta. Continue straight on until you come to a roundabout. Go straight across this roundabout. Immediately after this is another roundabout. Turn left at this roundabout. Follow the road for a few kilometres, passing the residential area of Kalmarsand and the water on the right-hand side of the road. Turn right at the sign for Thoresta Herrgård. You have now entered the grounds of the estate. Follow the gravel road for approximately 2 km up to the manor house. There is parking on both sides of the red wing.

 

From Uppsala (40 min)
Take Route 55 towards Enköping. At the roundabout at Litslena kyrka (Litslena Church) continue straight on towards Grillby. Turn left at the T-junction towards Grillby. Join the E18 motorway for Stockholm. Take the second exit for Bålsta. After the exit, turn left towards Bålsta. Continue straight on until you come to a roundabout. Go straight across this roundabout. Immediately after this is another roundabout. Turn left at this roundabout. Follow the road for a few kilometres, passing the residential area of Kalmarsand and the water on the right-hand side of the road. Turn right at the sign for Thoresta Herrgård. You have now entered the grounds of the estate. Follow the gravel road for approximately 2 km up to the manor house. There is parking on both sides of the red wing.