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Rural Location 40 Min from Reykjavík. Close to All Major Sights of South.

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Front of the cottage, which is nestled at the foothills of a small mountain.

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mosfellsbaer cottage description

Lisuholl is a traditional Icelandic summer cottage located in a rural area of spectacular beauty, yet only 40 minutes easy drive from the capital city of Reykjavik. The cottage lies at the head of a wide valley which sweeps down to Lake Medalfellsvatn and the magnificent open waters of Hvalfjord, with dramatic mountains on all sides which offer wonderful hiking opportunities. Proximity to Reykjavik allows you to combine rural tranquility with all the sights of Southern Iceland.
Ground floor of 60 m2 includes 2 bedrooms, one bathroom with a shower and a washing machine, kitchen, open plan living room, diner and a foyer with a tumble dryer. Microwave, electric cooker and oven, dishwasher, TV & DVD player. Free Wi-Fi. A 20 m2 loft (low ceiling) with a double bed and a 10m2. A small cabin 'The Nest' has a double bed which can be made into 2 separate beds. 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 2000m2. The cottage is within a gated community of 20 other cottages. 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.


further info on: www.lisuhollcottage.com: Swimming: Geothermal pool in Arnarholt, Kjalarnes, ca 15 min drive away and numerous fantastic pools in the Reykjavik area incl Laugardals Laug: Mosfellsbaer pool, Reykjavik geothermal beach.
Adventure tours: River rafting: Glacier tours: Hiking tours: Hiking trails in the area:
Whale watching from Reykjavík or Keflavík: Blue Laggon, Horseriding and more.

Links to activities in the area continued:: THE GOLDEN CYCLE : Thingvellir national park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss waterfall all within a short distance. A great day trip from the cottage.
BLUE LAGGON: The natural geothermal spa is only 15 drive from Keflavik airport and we recommend diving in to the lagoon, either on arrival or departure day.
Reykjavík Culture:
Horseriding: Laxnes horse farm (15 min drive)
NAUTHOLSVIK - REYKJAVIK GEO THERMAL BEACH
The golden cycle: Thingvellir national park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss waterfall all within a short distance. A great day trip from the cottage.
The Blue Lagoon:
The natural geothermal spa is only 15 drive from Keflavik airport and we recommend diving in to the lagoon, either on arrival or departure day.
Tours and travel:
Food and restaurants:

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 80 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 baby crib

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 child bed

            Bunk beds...moreless

          • Loft: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

            Double bed and two extra matresses...moreless

          • cabin: 4 twin/ single

            More lika a fun den for childr than a proper place to sleep....moreless

          • For Bedroom 1 there's the possibility of adding a cot. Bedroom 2 has a full length bunk bed which sleeps 2. The loft is accessed by a pull-down ladder and has 1 double bed and two spare mattresses. The Little Cabin has 2 single beds which can be put together to make a double bed. It is more of a fun 'den' for children than a proper place to sleep. (There are no WC facilities there). There are radiators in all of the rooms, the Little Cabin included....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • There is a washing machine in the bathroom

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Television
          • Toys
          • Stereo
          • Books For Adults
          • Audio Tape Player
          • Music Library
          • VCR
          • Radio
          • DVD Player
          • Books
          • Games
          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

          • Restaurants
          • Live Theater
          • Volcano
          • Waterfalls

          Leisure Activities

          • Walking
          • Sight Seeing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Sledding
          • Whale Watching
          • Scenic Drives

          Location Type

          • Rural
          • Near The Ocean
          • Mountain

          sports and adventure activities

          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Rafting
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Golf
          • Ice Skating
          • Cycling
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Swimming
          • Fly Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Mountaineering
          • Skiing
          • Hiking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Spelunking

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                There is an open plan kitchen-diner-sitting room...moreless

              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Wood Stove
              • Tiled Stove
              • Iron & Board
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Parking Off Street
              • Activities Guide
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Maps
              • Internet:

                Free fast wi-fi...moreless

              • Living Room:

                The living room has a three seater sofa, a two seater sofa and a rocking chair ...moreless

              • Parking
              • Mobile Phone
              • Towels Provided

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Grill
              • Dishwasher
              • Blender
              • Freezer
              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Toaster
              • Kitchenette
              • Oven
              • Kitchen:

                A new kitchen was installed in 2012...moreless

              • Stove:

                Electric hop with 3 rings...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                The kitchen is well equipped with and there is a food processor and a an electric whisk, as well as a waffle iron and a pancake pan....moreless

              • Pantry Items

              Outside

              • Porch / Veranda
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Wood Deck
              • Gated Community
              • Beach Chairs
              • Terrace
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Barbecue
              • Binoculars
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Deck / Patio
              • Walkway To Water

              property descriptor

                  • Detached
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High seson
                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  £685

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Low season
                  Sep 1 - Dec 13, 2014
                  5 night min stay

                  £575
                  High season
                  Dec 14 - Jan 10, 2015
                  5 night min stay

                  £645
                  High season
                  Apr 1 - Apr 20, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £645
                  Low season
                  Apr 21 - Jul 15, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £575
                  Super high season
                  Jul 16 - Aug 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £685
                  Low season
                  Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £575

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  The rent includes electricity and water and WiFi

                  An extra fee of £60 will be charged for cleaning the cottage, laundering of bedding and towels and making it ready for the next visitor.

                  During High Season Saturdays are change-over days. Visitors are expected to arrive after 2pm on Saturday and leave before 11am on the following Saturday morning.

                  During Low Season we are much more flexible.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 07/23/2014
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                  Location

                  75 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Keflavik International Airport
                  680 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Seydisfjordur
                  20 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Ringroad,Highway no 1
                  5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  beach

                  Car: Necessary

                  Lake Medalfellsvatn is in county Kjos, south western Iceland. Only 45 km from the centre of Reykjavik. There are many activities on offer in the region including: hiking, mountaineering, swimming, fishing, sailing, kayaking, horse riding, golf, snow jetting, husky dog rides, river rafting, whale watching, the blue lagoon, Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir. Vibrant Reykjavik offers a wide spectrum of cultural activities including art galleries, museums, concerts and cinema alongside its wonderful cafes, restaurants and shops. For further info log onto: www.lisuhollcottage.com

                  Other Activities: kayak excursions

                  Golf: Iceland has over 50 golf courses throughout the island, some with outstanding views and always close to nature. Golf can be played in Iceland from May through September and in the summer golf can be played around-the-clock due to the midnight sun. Visitors are welcome at the courses. Green fees vary from USD 15- 30. Some courses offer clubs for rent. For further information contact the Icelandic Golf AssociationGOLFKLUBBUR REYKJAVIKUR, is the nearest one ca 25 km away from the cottage

                  Ski: Reykjavik skiing areas are open when road conditions, snow and weather permit: BLÁFJÖLL SKIING AREA 50 km

                  With its 11 lifts, Bláfjöll is the country's largest skiing area. Everybody, from beginners to experienced competitors, can find a slope suited to his or her ability, and in evening the main slopes are illuminated. Cross-country tracks from 3.5-10 km are made weather permitting, and a 5-km section is illuminated. There is also a refreshment center selling food and drink, with facilities for those who have brought their own.

                  SKÁLAFELL SKIING AREA 15 km

                  Skálafell is a wonderful area for all skiing enthusiasts, particularly for beginners and families. There are 5 lifts, including one which is 1200 meters long - the longest in Iceland. The main slopes are illuminated, and there is a cross-country area. A service center sells food and drink, has facilities for people with their own food, and rents skiing equipment. Snowboarders are welcome.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: My name is Inga Middleton. I am half Icelandic, half English. I grew up in Iceland but have lived in the UK on and off over the last 20 years.

                  Why the Owner Chose Mosfellsbaer:
                  I chose to buy a cottage near Reykjavik so we could enjoy being in the stunning and peaceful Icelandic country side, but close enough to the capital to be able to see friends and family. The cottage is also very cozy and comfortable, and the view down the valley is spectacular; on a clear day the majestic Snaefellsnes glacier can be seen in the distance. This glacier has a special place in the hearts of the nation and it is very special to have such a good view of of it.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  We love hiking in the mountains surrounding the cottage and fishing in the lake.It is also easy to get to all the major sights of southern Iceland and there are some fantastic swimming pools less than half and hour away. Watching the sunset from the terrace or from the rocking chair is very special, especially in the spring during lambing season (may) when the little lambs skip across the field below the cabin.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, Icelandic

                   

                  Photos

                  • Front of the cottage, which is nestled at the foothills of a small mountain.

                    Front of the cottage, which is nestled at the foothills of a small mountain.

                  • Open plan living room - dining room - kitchen

                    Open plan living room - dining room - kitchen

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • children's room

                    children's room

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Snaefells glacier as seen from the terrace

                    Snaefells glacier as seen from the terrace

                  • Misty sunset

                    Misty sunset

                  • The view from the mountain above the cabin

                    The view from the mountain above the cabin

                  • Sandsfoss, 10 min walk from cottage.

                    Sandsfoss, 10 min walk from cottage.

                  • Lágafellslaug pool in Mosfellsbaer - our favorite geothermal pool!

                    Lágafellslaug pool in Mosfellsbaer - our favorite geothermal pool!

                  • Thingvellir National Park - 25 min drive from cottage

                    Thingvellir National Park - 25 min drive from cottage

                  • Lisuholl Cottage - view of valley in front of the cottage.

                    Lisuholl Cottage - view of valley in front of the cottage.

                  • Loft room

                    Loft room

                  • The terrace in the early evening in August.

                    The terrace in the early evening in August.

                  • Horses grazing in the field in front of the cottage

                    Horses grazing in the field in front of the cottage

                  • The Northern Lights in October 2012

                    The Northern Lights in October 2012

                  • The walley behind the cabin leading to Mount Esja

                    The walley behind the cabin leading to Mount Esja

                  • Lake Medalfellsvatn (the cottage is situated below the mountain in the middle)

                    Lake Medalfellsvatn (the cottage is situated below the mountain in the middle)

                  • The approach to 'Glymur' waterfall ca 15 min drive from cottage.

                    The approach to 'Glymur' waterfall ca 15 min drive from cottage.

                  • Geysir - 60 min drive from cottage

                    Geysir - 60 min drive from cottage

                  £82 - £98 per night (GBP)
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                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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