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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Lisuholl is a traditional Icelandic summer cottage located in a wide valley off Hvalfjord, a fjord of spectacular beauty, only 40 minutes drive from the capital city of Reykjavik. It is the perfect place for hikers because the mountains are right outside the back door!
Inside the cottage has whitewashed walls which gives it a contemporary feel and comfortable and stylish furnishings.
Ground floor of 60 m2 includes 2 bedrooms, one bathroom with a shower and a washing machine, brand new kitchen, open plan living room, diner and a foyer with a tumble dryer. Microwave, electric cooker and oven, dishwasher, & DVD player. Free Wi-Fi. A selection of DVD's and CD's. A 20 m2 loft (low ceiling) with a double bed and a 10m2. Electric radiators in each room and a wood burning stove in the living room. On the 35m2 terrace surrounding the cottage there is an outdoor shower, gas barbecue, table and chairs. Large garden of 2000m2.
The cottage is within a gated community of 20 other cottages, but there are high trees between the properties giving a feel of seclusion. The view from the terrace is spectacular: a wide valley, lake Medalfellsvatn, mountains with great hiking routes and a view of the majestic Snaefellsnes glacier on a clear day. Parking outside cottage for 2-3 cars. A small cafe and a shop “Kaffi Kjós”, within 2 km, serves the most divine cakes as well as selling basic essentials. Kaffi Kjós also sells fishing permits for lake Medalfellsvatn. All major grocery shopping can be done in Mosfellsbaer, ca 20 min drive away on the route to Reykjavik.
They have superb supermarkets (we prefer "Krona", bakeries, fish-monger, state alchohol store, chemist and a fantastic swimmingpool; Lagafellslaug. Easy access to all the major sights of south western Iceland.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hvalfjordur 3 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Keflavik international airport 100 km, Nearest railway: There are no trains in Iceland|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Capital Region
Reykjavík - Pure Energy
Shaped by the energy of the earth, bustling with the energy of a cosmo-politan capital, surrounded by the pure unpolluted energy of nature, Reykjavík is a city of striking contrasts. Small corrugated iron houses nestle next to futuristic glass buildings; state-of-the-art facilities lie minutes away from rugged volcanic terrain; and inter-national influences mingle with Icelandic national traditions to create a unique culture where old embraces new.
Whatever your interests, Reykjavík has something to offer. Whether you are seeking the bustling energy of a cosmopolitan city, the thundering thermal energy in the ground beneath your feet, or the quiet green energy of the landscape surrounding the city, Reykjavík promises a memorable visit.
One way to soak up Reykjavík's pure energy is to visit one of the many thermal swimming pools or spas. Whether you go for a swim, take a healing soak in a hot tub, or indulge in a thermal steam bath, you will leave feeling relaxed and re-energised. Going to the pool is also very much a way of life for Reykjavík's residents and thus an ideal way to meet local people. A crash course in Icelandic politics, the long-term weather forecast, or some valuable tourist tips are just some of the things you might soak up in the soothing waters of a hot tub. There is no better way to touch the pulse of the city.
The magnificent countryside that surrounds the city also makes Reykjavík unique and provides the adventurous tourist with a wide variety of things to do. Salmon fishing, midnight golf, sailing, climbing, glacier trekking, horse riding and whale watching are all within easy reach of the capital and can easily be fitted into a day trip so that you can be back in the city in time for dinner.
Reykjavík boasts an excellent range of fine restaurants that are renowned for their imaginative cuisine and fresh local ingredients. Whether you enjoy seafood, lamb or wild game, there will be something on the menu to suit your palate. For a city of its size – Reykjavík and its neighbouring communities have around 200,000 inhabitants – Reykjavík also boasts an excellent range of luxury hotels, exclusive shops and designer outlets. It also has the reputation of being one of Europe's “hottest” cities at night, with an active music scene and famous nightlife.
Reykjavík is energy also abounds in the city's cultural scene. From the avantgarde to the historical, Reykjavík's galleries, museums and theatres support a vibrant yet sophisticated artistic culture. Annual festivals, special exhibitions and stage productions mean that the cultural calendar is always full and there is always plenty for the visitor to enjoy.
Reykjavík is the gateway to Iceland. A young-at-heart city with a long history, encircled by mountains and sea, it lies just minutes away from a magnificent unspoiled landscape thrown up and shaped by the energy of the earth. Whether you are looking for the excitement of a capital city or a quiet break in breathtaking scenery, Reykjavík has everything you could possibly want. Reykjavík – pure energy – you'll leave revitalized.
Mosfellsbaer is in the county of Kjós or Kjósin as we call it. The cottage is about 20 min drive from Mosfellsbaer town. Kjósin is an area with many places of interest and an amazing natural beauty. It is one of the places where you can find elfs, play golf, take a guided kayak tour and more. Kjósin is beyond Esja mountain. People who live in Reykjavík say that Esja mountain is their mountain.
Beaches are accessible and Hvalfjarðareyri is a popular area. Lake Meðalfellsvatn is great for fishing and Maríuhöfn, Búðasandur and Hvítanes are places of historical interest. Steðji and the wooden areas of Fossá and Brynjudalur are excellent areas for picnic. Kjós has also splendid hiking trails such as Leggjabrjótur, Kirkjustígur and Gíslagata, who all offer a great view.
The town of Mosfellsbær enjoys thermal activity and quite a few greenhouses have been built there. Since 1933 it has supplied the capital area with natural hot water for house heating, swimming pools etc. Our favorite swimming pool is 'Lagafellslaug' a modern clean outdoor pool with a spa and slides for the kids.
The Nobel Prize laureate for literature in 1955, Halldor Kiljan Laxnes (1902-1998), lived at his home Gljufrasteinn in the Mosfell County, he was the honorary citizen of the town. He lived there all his life and based some of his novels on his experiences and impressions of his surroundings.
A woolen factory and its outlet is located in the town, which has always attacted thousands of travellers because of its great selection and reasonable prices. The mountainous area around the town is ideal for walks and hikes, skiing and fishing for trout and char in the small lakes.
Road #1 passes through the town.
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26 Jul 2013
"Well equipped cottage--great location."
Despite the fact the weather wasnt great we enjoyed our stay at this cottage. The owner was very efficient at answering my queries when booking and everything ran smoothly. The beds were already made up when we arrived--the only cottage we stayed in where this was the case. Great wifi connection and a cosy log burner.
23 Apr 2013
"Close enough to Reykjavik and still out in the wilds of iceland"
This was the second time I have stayed at eyjafell, having also stayed at other rental cottages in Kjos. The cottage is just the right size for a family of four, with plenty of space to relax, a decent drying room and bathroom.
The refitted kitchen makes the cottage easy to prepare meals in, which is necessary due to the location.
Ideally situated for walks on Esja (mountain), fishing, horse riding and seeing the golden circle. Would recommend to anyone wanting fresh air and peace.
19 Mar 2013
"FANTASTIC COTTAGE TO VISIT ICELAND"
We spent a lovely holiday at Lisuholl Cottage. The views from the cottage are superb and though it is in the countryside, Kjós is not too far from Reykjavik (30 min by car). The cottage is well place… More
8 Mar 2013
"Well equipped cottage in a great location to enjoy beautiful Iceland"
My wife and I had one of our best vacations ever at this beautiful cottage. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare all of our meals. The warm couches and the sunny deck were perfect for relaxing after a days adventure and a hearty dinner. Every day the neighboring herd of Icelandic horses visited at the fence in the front yard. The cottage is near the end of a private road that ends at a beautiful mountain valley that we spent hours exploring. It is about a thirty minute drive to the town of Mosfellsbaer where there is a market that sells wonderful Icelandic lamb, a fishmonger and a great bakery/coffee shop.
From the cottage we took daily trips to explore all the wonders of southern and western Iceland.
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