We live in the Swedish countryside, 39km outside of Stockholm (30km). The old horse stables on this former farm have been turned into three living units. Original wooden beams, and the house is surrounded by fields and horse stables. Direct bus to the city, and food shopping possible without a car.
Our cat is indoor only and the best creature there is. He is on medication twice a day (oral, takes it without problems). The two dogs are super quiet inside, know how to chill and loooooove ti explore the fields and woods. They have travelled with us from Africa over Norway and now to Sweden. Can be alone for several hours during the day, so it is possible to go visit Stockholm :)
We run a business and haven't been away for years. Possible dates we are looking at are November or January/February. Very flexibel.