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Cottage in Beautiful and Dramatic Landscape

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Last updated: 08/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bergen cottage description

In the middle of a magnificent landscape, located on “The Queens Route” from Ålesund to Geiranger, you will find Urke, a perfect place for an extraordinary and peaceful holiday. This region has, for more than a century, been an inspiration for tourists and artists. The site is stunningly beautiful with the majestic mountains circling the fjord, constantly changing in character with changes in light and weather. From the cottage there is a panoramic view to the fjord and the mountains.
The cottage, which is designed by an architect, is superbly adapted to the steep terrain. Running along the front of the cottage, there is a large terrace facing south. Part of the terrace is covered by a glass roof. From the livingroom and all bedrooms there are doors opening out to the terrace, and the kitchen have sliding doors to the sitting / dining area under the glass roof. There is also a small covered patio to the southwest.
The modern architecture has elements inspiered by older Norwegian building traditions; the visible beams, the turf roof and the stone wall in front. The long narrow shape is inspired by the old long-houses. The cottage was built in 2009-2010.
The cottage is situated 500m from the fjord.
A boat with outboard motor will be at your disposal, included in the rent.
The livingroom has large windows with panoramic view towards the fjord and mountains. Built-in fireplace, sofagroup, dining table with 8 chairs, internetconnection, TV and DVD.
The kitchen is well equipped with everything required for cooking and dining. It has a hot-air stove, microwave, 2 refrigerators, dishwasher, coffeemaker , electric mixer. Large worktop gives great workingspace and sliding doors from kitchen to terrace allows for outdoor cooking and barbecuing. Floorheating.
Bathroom with floor heating, WC and shower. Cupboards and drawers for storage of toiletries.
The largest bedroom is equipped with a double bed. Two bedrooms have comfortable and spacy bunk beds (2+1) for three persons. Over the bunkbeds there are lofts with 2 mattresses each. The lofts can also be used for storage of luggage. In all there are beds for 8 persons and an additional 4 mattresses, all with duvets and pillows. All bedrooms have good closet space.
There is also a wardrobe at the entrancearea by the kitchen.
Laundryroom with washing machine,dryer, basin, freezer, vacuum cleaner etc. Floorheating.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • On floor 1
  • 90 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib


          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

            Bunkbed (double + singel) Loft with 2 beds...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

            Bunkbed (double + singel) Loft with 2 beds...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • The cottage is situated near a small village in an area with some of the most spectaculare nature and touristspots of Norway, perfect for hiking, mountainclimbing, fishing, diving and relaxing. ...moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Stereo
              • Books
              • Video Library
              • Music Library
              • Games


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Historic


              • Forests
              • Waterfalls
              • Marina
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

                  • Groceries

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Near The Ocean

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Swimming
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Sunday

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                          • Dining Room
                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Seating for 8 people


                          • Fireplace:

                            Indoor wood fireplace...moreless

                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Vacuum Cleaner
                          • Living Room
                          • Fan
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Sunbed
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided


                          • Kitchen:

                            Open plan kitchen, very well equipped, large sliding doors to the terrace....moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Pantry Items:

                            Some spices, drygoods, papergoods ...moreless

                          • Refrigerator:

                            2 refrgerators...moreless

                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave


                          • Outdoor Grill:


                          • Boat:

                            16 ' boat with an outboard motor included in the rent. Max 5 persons. Lifejackets for all sizes included....moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            70 m2 terrace with panoramic view...moreless

                          • Parasol
                          • Garden Table & Chairs
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Barbecue


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                          from 11 traveler reviews
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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event

                          Mar 2 - May 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay


                          Jun 1 - Jun 14, 2014
                          7 night min stay


                          Jun 15 - Sep 6, 2014
                          7 night min stay


                          Sep 7 - Sep 13, 2014
                          7 night min stay


                          Sep 14 - Oct 11, 2014
                          7 night min stay


                          Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.

                          Additional information about rental rates:

                          Downpayment / Deposit requested. Owner not present on location. Rate depending on the number of persons Additional charge for cleaningservices after departure 80 €

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                          Last updated: 08/07/2014
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                          21 Unavailable
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                          60 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Cross-country/off-piste 1 km
                          5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant

                          Car: Necessary

                          Geirangerfjord: UNESCO World Heritage Area, 17 km

                          Ålesund: A famous costal Art Nouveau town, 50 km .


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2010

                          About the owner: We are a lucky couple who found the place of our dreams and had the opportunity to build the cottage. We spend as much of our time as possible at the cottage, but our normal day life with children, grandchildren and jobs are in Stavanger, in the south/west of Norway. Ole is a journalist and Torunn is working with visual art.

                          Why the Owner Chose Bergen:
                          Ole is originally from Aalesund. For years we have spendt every summervacation in the area, visiting friends and family and travelling around to see all the wonderful nature and spots. The first time we came to Norangsfjorden, we were totally stunned by the nature, and decided that if ever a summerhouse, this is the place. Two years later we saw an advertisment about the site, and we bought it unseen. Luckily the site has a wonderful view, and our summerhouse, designed by an architect, gives you a panoramic view to the fjord and the mountains.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          The nature in the area and the view to the fjord and the mountains is just fantastic. All our guests have been stunned by the beauty. The cottage is close to many of the most spectaculare tourist attractions in Norway.

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                          Speaks: norwegian, swedish, danish, english



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                          €1,300 - €1,650 per week (EUR)

                          3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

                          View calendar: Updated 08/07/14
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                          Speaks: norwegian, swedish, danish, english
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