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A Log Cabin at the River Bank Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

A Log Cabin at the River Bank

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 12 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

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In the middle of the golden circle!A fully-modernized charming family cottage, located 20 min. from Selfoss Village. It is 65 sqm (=700 sqft) with two bedrooms (double bed and one semi-double), and a studio couch in the living room for two persons, a total of six adults. It's open year-round for travelers. No smoking allowed, but pets are welcome. The cabin is fully equipped with all necessary kitchen utensils, dish washer, washing machine, hair dryer, WiFi, and a three-burner Weber gas grill on the deck. Wood for both the indoor and outdoor wood stoves is provided. The 80 sqm (=861 sqft) south deck has a hot tub and brand-new furniture. Parking for several cars.The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland. There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to

In the middle of the golden circle!A fully-modernized charming family cottage, located 20 min. from Selfoss Village. It is 65 sqm (=700 sqft) with two bedrooms (double bed and one semi-double), and a studio couch in the living room for two persons, a total of six adults. It's open year-round for travelers. No smoking allowed, but pets are welcome. The cabin is fully equipped with all necessary kitchen utensils, dish washer, washing machine, hair dryer, WiFi, and a three-burner Weber gas grill on the deck. Wood for both the indoor and outdoor wood stoves is provided. The 80 sqm (=861 sqft) south deck has a hot tub and brand-new furniture. Parking for several cars.The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland. There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital.The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland. There's only two minutes drive to one of the most popular golf clubs in Iceland, Kidjaberg Golf Course, and very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg. There is a 15–20 min drive to Selfoss.There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself, as well as in Hvítá River which is located just in front of the cabin.Hvítá is a salmon river and cabin owners in Kiðjaberg have two fishing canes/licenses in the river per day during the angling season. Angling fees were 3000 ISK for half a day in 2012, or approximately $ 24. This is a special deal for cabin owners in this particular local area, and their guests, not available to others. The nearest lake, lake Hestvatn, also offers trout angling, free of charge. There is prolific birdlife in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over mountains, glaciers and the ocean. Several glaciers can be seen from the Kiðjaberg area, such as Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull. The driving distance to Eyjafjallajökull is less than an hour. It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area.Minimum stay is three nights. Note that included in our prices is rent of bed linen, towels, etc. A part of the rental income is donated to Hordur Barddal's Memorial Fund for Disabled Golfers. Hordur founded the Icelandic Disabled Golf Association in 2001, in collaboration with the Icelandic Golf Association, and was the director of the board until his untimely death in 2009. He built the cabin, together with his late wife Soffia, in the summer 2004.

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Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Johanna B
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
29 Aug 2016

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Sep 2013. Located in Arborg, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £778.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Aug 2016.

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“The best cottage I have ever stayed in”

Reviewed 4 Dec 2014

This cottage has it all for whatever type of break you would like. For me, it was to spend some romantic time with my girlfriend in the hope we could see the Northern Lights together in-between taking in all of the breathtaking sights Iceland has to offer. This place is central to everything by car and the roads are easy to navigate. Access to the Cottage from the airport is a moderate drive but the directions are very accurate and easy to follow. The cottage is decorated to provide a homely feel which is nice, clean and natural. The beds and sofa are very comfortable and the roaring log fire is fantastic at providing that homely feeling. The hot tub is phenomenal and a wonderful place to wait for the northern lights to dance. We usually lit the BBQ in the evening and ate on the patio area which again was fantastic whilst looking over the lake. I can't speak highly enough of this place and would recommend it as a central hub to explore, a great romantic spot to spend some time with that special someone, or a remote hang out to take some you time! I will definitely be going back considering the hotels couldn't compete given the great price. If the family who own the cottage read this THANK YOU :-D

Thank you so much, Dave, for your heart-warming words. We're really happy that you guys enjoyed your stay. You're welcome back anytime, and in fact, we offer a 20% repeat-customer discount, if you want to return :D

“The WOW Factor”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2014

4 days is not enough.... but what a fantastic 4 days we had. From the hustle of London to the laid back, tranquil cabin on the river. The views, the sunrises, the sunsets, the moon rises, the moon sets....The cabin, just perfect. The log fire inside, -7 outside and a quick run and your in a 40 degree jacuzzi... Awesome....Iceland's natural beauty is fantastic and to have witnessed the Northern Lights from the cabin.... What a show... dancing like ghosts across the sky, a mixture of feelings we'll never forget. 110% recommended. Lewis & Nena

Martin, I'm so GLAD to hear that you guys got to see the Northern Lights from our cabin! Thank you too for your much too kind words!

“Never wanted to leave, a magical place.”

Reviewed 21 Feb 2014

We absolutely loved this cabin, our entire experience was top notch from start to finish. The lovely ladies who own the cabin were so welcoming and were excellent at all correspondents. I would highly recommend this cabin, it's quirky, well equipped, cosy and made for a holiday of a lifetime. Loved the tub!!!!

Thank you, Stevi, for your kind words. You yourself are the angel!

“Way beyond our expectations!”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2013

Words fail but I'll try. The cabin and it's views are breathtaking. Fully equipped, clean and extremely friendly and helpful hosts. My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon there and it was more than perfect. Have vowed to go back and stay longer!

Dear Denver, I'm really glad to hear that you and your wife were happy with your stay, especially given the occasion. We welcome you back anytime, and I will make sure that we will be offering you a "repeated customer" discount! :D All the best to you, Jóhanna

“Quiet and beautiful cabin in fabulous surroundings!”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2013

This is a capacious cabin, well equipped, with a very nice atmosphere. The location is excellent, scenic surroundings, access to a salmon river and the possibility of angling. The cabin is also very central in relation to all major tourist attractions, including Gullfoss and Geysir. Highly recommended!

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