This cottage looks like the one which belonged to Liv's sister Sigrid south of Oslo. We stayed there several times when we visited Norway. It was like a picture-book cottage! And the yard had many flower gardens.
A typical Swedish cottage. Painted red with the traditional Falu Red paint. Today these types of old houses are normally used as summer houses. You will find more than 500 000 cottages like this one around Sweden. Preferably close to the coast.