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Excellent 5/5 5 reviews

The stunning views from the cottage!!

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

A newly build cottage less than an hour drive from exciting Reykjavik. The cottage is located by the lake Úlfljótsvatn which is next to Thingvellir, the national park. Also close to other famous landmarks such as Gullfoss and Geysir. The cottage is 114 m2 and three stories high. On the Main floor there is a fully-equipped kitchen with a fridge/freezer, microwave, toast, oven/stove, with a dining area next to the kitchen seating up to 8. And a bathroom with a shower . Up in the sleeping loft there are 2 separate bedrooms with one queen size tempur bed and one king size bed. There is one room in the basement with a queen size tempur bed. In the basement there is also a hobby room with a sky satellite TV and a good stereo/home theatre its a comfortable sofa area for relaxing, watching a movie, or listening to music on the TV, DVD and CD player. Also there is storage room in the basement with a thermostat for the hot tub. Around the cottage there is a 100 m2 porch with a BBQ and a hot tub.

The house is built very high up on a hill so i recommend 4x4 car specially during winter but if not there is also possible to park in the driveway and walk up to the house instead you get stunning panoramic mountain view there is also amazing to see the northern lights / aurora. The view is truly amazing!! The cottage is newly built so all the equipment are new. Free WI-FI Included in the rental price.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 20 km
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 Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The South Iceland region

Nearest attractions and things to do:

Thingvellir 10 min

Gullfoss 50 min

Geysir 50 min

Kerið (The Crater) 15 min

Selfoss 25 min (Shopping/groceries/medical services)

Eyjafjallajökull 1 hour and 10 min

Seljalands waterfall 1 hour and 10 min

Hveragerði(Eldhestar) 35 min

In Thingvellir you can go diving in Silfra

Near Eyjafjallajökull you can take a ferry to Vestmannaeyjar

On Geysir there is also a quad rental

Fontana spa in the charming town Laugarvatn 30 min away and there is also a good swimming pool there

River rafting in Hvítá

there is also a riverjet in Hvítá

Eldhestar horseback riding tours

Outdoor public swimming pools with jacuzzi and water slides can be found in Minni-Borg (30 minutes)

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Review 1-5 of 5

14 Jul 2014

5/5

"What a place"

Hrafns house is a real treat. Perfect to get away and forget the rest of the world. It is on top of a hill overlooking a beautiful lake.We never tired of the view, the perfect calmness and the pureair… More

24 Apr 2014

5/5

"Lovely cottage, fantastic location!"

We traveled from the UK for a quick four-night stay in Iceland. Hrafn met us at a 24-hour grocery store near the airport to provide instructions and give us the key. We had a bit of problem finding … More

1 Apr 2014

4/5

"Fantastic position"

Situated in wonderful position. Wonderfu lplaces to visit.Very difficult to find as car's sat nav did not recognise position. Hrafn very kindly came to find us.Description of house accommodation … More

Hi Anna and thank you for your review.

I want to respond to this reveiw and correct these few things.

1.I sent you directions to the cottage from the airport with a link from google maps like i send to all of our guests before they arrive. No one has ever complained about that the cottage has been hard to find.
When you drive route 36 like mentioned in the directions from google maps it is very easy to see the house as it is on top of the hill 3 storey high only way to drive by it without seeing it is possibly if it is dark.
The gps system offers you 3 different directions to drive, I mentioned that it was best for you to drive route 1 if you would have driven that route this would not have been any problem for you.
2.We once had washing machine and had a bit of problems with it and we have our cottage listed on many different vacation rental sites and this site was the only one I had not removed the washing machine from. My mistake it has been updated. Sorry about that.
3. We are renting out our cottage not our home we have 1 items to heat in microwave and few others for the oven. This has worked for us when we stay there and as far as we know this has worked for our guests as well. Our microwave and oven are so basic to use that i guess it would be insulting to our guests to have instructions for that so that is not necessary. In fact the dishwasher is probably more difficult to use then the oven and the microwave and i don't have any instructions for that since its not necessary as well.
4. As for the linen and towels they are always 100% fresh and clean straight from the washing machine. We havent found a reason to iron them. Just so you know we charge 45GBP for final cleaning and included in that is linen and towels for everyone during their stay and final cleaning on 3 storey high house and 115 square meters. And i guess everyone find that price very fair for linen and towels and for final cleaning on the cottage. The reason why why dont make up the beds is that we like to let our guests choose which room they want to to stay in. We never know if people 3 together are going to stay in 2 or 3 rooms.
5. The reason for that car is not necessary is that i have offered 1 of my guests to pick them up and drive them to the cottage cause they wanted to go the from Reykjavík to the country and catch the northern lights and were scared to drive on icy roads during winter they did not rent a car their whole trip so in fact car is not necessary to reach the cottage.

But after all we are glad you enjoyed staying with us and how much you liked the veiws.

Thanks.
Hrafn & Þórunn

9 Dec 2013

5/5

"Great place to stay in a great location!"

Hrafn's home near Selfoss is a GREAT place to stay! My husband, our three children (ages 9, 8, and 5), and I stayed here for four nights in late November, and it was perfect! We loved being wit… More

11 Sep 2013

5/5

"Ideal base"

This is a fantastic base for holidays in Iceland. We stayed here for the last five nights of just over two weeks touring around Iceland and was just great. The hosts Hrfan and Porunn are extremely f… More

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Calendar last updated:27 Aug 2014

Based in Iceland

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