COTTAGE IN AMAZING VALLEY, WILDLIFE, FISHING AND GREAT LOCATION TO TRAVEL

Ágústa Erna Hilmarsdóttir

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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COTTAGE IN AMAZING VALLEY, WILDLIFE, FISHING AND GREAT LOCATION TO TRAVEL

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Cottage In Amazing Valley By The Lake. Wildlife, Fields, Forests And Fishing

Self Catering Cottage By The Lake In The Amazing Valley Skorradalur.

The cottage is in the land of Vatnsendi in Skorradalur ca. 1 hour drive from Reykjavik and 10-15 minutes’ drive from Borgarnes.

Parking place is right next to the cottage. At the terrace there are table and 2 chairs. The terrace faces west and south directly towards the lake. The entrance faces south. You walk into a space that holds kitchen and living room. Large windows facing south as well with a wonderful view down the field to the lake, Skorradalsvatn. It is circa 250 meters walk to the lake. The bedroom is just inside the living room and has a 120 cm wide and 200 cm long bed and just above there is 70 cm wide and 200 cm long bed. In the living room is a sofa that can be changed to double bed (120 cm wide and 200 cm long). You walk through the bedroom to enter the bathroom. See pictures.

At departure it is expected that the cottage is cleaned. Extra fee is charged for cleaning service for the cottage, if needed. See extra service.

Pets are not allowed.

Nice to know

The cottage holds:

Salt, pepper and sugar,

Dishes and glasses for 6 people,

Two stoves,

New Weber gasoline grill,

Coffee-maker,

Toaster,

Sandwich grill,

A pot and a pan,

4 pillows and 4 covers.

TV with a dvd player and usb/hdmi, scart .

- One fishing permit is included with the house

- Many exiting and beautiful places are close to Skorradalur. F.ex. Reykholt, Deildartunguhver (hot spring), swimmingpool at Kleppjarnsreykir (10 min. drive), Husafell, Snaefellsnes, The settlement center in Borgarnes, Golf course (10 min. drive) and many more. See activities.

Size of the cottage

The houses are circa 20 square meters.

Notes

Extra charge of GBP 50.00 is charged for linen, towels, dish-towels etc. Linen for up to 5 persons. Please note that check in time is at 15.00 on arrival and check out is at 12.00 am of departure day. Arrival / departure is more flexible in low season .

Please note that Easter, Christmas and New Year is high season.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Ágústa Erna Hilmarsdóttir (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2013

About Ágústa Erna Hilmarsdóttir

I love being close to nature, camping, fly fishing, watching wildlife being around animals and just listening to the sounds of birds. Even though I was brought up in the city I always long for enjoying our land and it´s energy. It brings me good emotions and I find it relaxing.

I have a boyfriend, Gisli and 2 stepdaughters 6 and 9 years old. We live in the city but we use every spear time to go to the summerhouse in Skorradalur.

I graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2002, worked in the cancer unit for several years, have had a company called Hrif since 2005. At Hrif our main goal is to bring health promotion into companies. We assist companies to build up their future health policy, we do lectures and educational courses built in a positive and joyful way, to help the staff to stay focused how important it is to live our life in a healthy and nourishing way. Everything matters, our mind and body and surroundings and the people we meet, work and/or live with.

Ágústa Erna Hilmarsdóttir purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Ágústa Erna Hilmarsdóttir chose West Iceland

These 3 cottages are placed in this amazing valley, Skorradalur. Only 1 hour drive from Reykjavik (90 km). Skorradalur is known for calm weather and exceptional nature and has become one of the most popular cottage areas in Iceland for Icelanders. There you can see wildlife just before your eyes, beautiful fields, the lake of Skorradalur, forests and mountains. The cottages are small and simple but very nice. The location is great if you want to explore west of Iceland as day tour suits well for historical places like Reykholt, Husafell were the surroundings are f.ex. glaciers, waterfalls and many more. There is a little over one hour drive to the National park Þingvellir. Day trip to Snaefellsnes, Breidafjordur and the southern part of the Westfjords shows the best Iceland has to offer.

What makes the stay close to perfect staying at our cottages is the location to travel from and the surroundings in Skorradalur. One can feel and enjoy the nature and surroundings with beautiful view and just by 'being' there !

Permit for fishing in the lake for 1 person is included for those who like that sport. Free of charge for children.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottages are placed in this amazing valley, Skorradalur. There you can see wildlife just before your eyes, beautiful fields, the lake of Skorradalur, forests and mountains. The cottages are small and simple but very nice. What makes the stay close to perfect is how you can feel and enjoy the nature and surroundings with beautiful view and just 'being' there !

Permit for fishing in the lake for 1 person is included for those who like that sport. Free of charge for children

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Cottage In Amazing Valley, Wildlife, Fishing And Great Location To Travel
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4

Small, clean place, everthing was there

  • 4 of 5
Great place. Small, clean, warm and everything was there. The view from the cottage is brilliant!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Perfect cottage, good position, scenic surrounding

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 18 days in the cottage in the summer (2 adults, 2 children - 13 and 15 years). Yes, it works in such a "small" cottage with about 21 sqm. I would say perfect for 2 and three people and with a 4th family member also okay.

Everything is included in the price: bed-linen & towels (including change every 7 days), electricity, water. Very good: a superb Weber grill.

Everything in the cottage is well considered - nice terrace to the south & west with wind protection - spectacular scenic views.

The position - between Reykjavik and Snaefelsness - is perfect for a stay in the western part of Iceland. Distance to Borgarnes only 20km - good Bonus shop!

We can highly recommend the cottage!

Guenter from Cologne (Germany)
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was nice meeting you all.
Kind regards
Ágústa and Gísli
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5

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic place to stay. Very good cottages, no issue. Amazing view from window and also outstanding nature near the houses. Quiet and peacefull.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you had a nice journey back home.
Kind regards
Ágústa and Gísli
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5

Fantastic cottage in stunning surroundings

  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely small cottage in great surroundings which has everything you would need. The local area of Borgarnes is only 15 mins away, with supermarkets, a swimming pool which is excellent and a great bakery, yet the cabin feels like you are miles from anywhere. Peaceful, cosy and a good base for exploring the West Coast of Iceland. Perfect for a family of 3.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alanna, Steve and Finn.
We are happy to hear that you liked your stay with us despite of "lively" weather :)
With kind regards,
Ágústa and Gísli
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5

Well equipped cottage in great landscape.

  • 5 of 5
Very well equipped cottage in nice surroundings.
Everything was neat and clean and you had everything you needed for your stay.

A car is essential to be able to discover Iceland, as the cottage is located quite far from the next city. It was a bit hard to find in the beginning at night, but once we got there everything was fine.

We would recommend the cottage, especially in winter when there are just a few tourists!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Markus.
Thank you for your stay with us.
We are just waiting for our road sign to be replaced again by the road. ;)
Sincerly
Ágústa Erna
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4

Clean cottage with a lovely view

  • 4 of 5
A small but very clean and neat cottage with an amazing view over the lake in front of the mountains. The cottage has everything as described, an electric kettle would certainly be appreciated! ;-) We'll definitely take this cabin into consideration if we come back to Iceland some day.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you had a nice journey back home.
Kind regards
Ágústa and Gísli
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Keflavik Airport
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Road number 1, the Highway around Iceland
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Fossatun summer 5 km, Borgarnes all seasons 20 km
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Hamar golf club in Borgarnes
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Fossatun summer 5 km Borgarnes all seasons 20 km
Car: necessary

ATM/bank, fitness center, groceries, massage therapist and medical services are located in Borgarnes (15 minutes drive).

Reykholt

The heritage of Iceland's greatest medieval writer, poet, scholar and statesman, Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241), is rooted in Reykholt in the west of Iceland. It is one of Iceland's main historic sites, a cultural centre of past and present. (From the Ministry of Education's report Midaldafraedi i Reykholti)

Snæfelsnes

Snæfellsnes is a peninsula situated to the west of Borgarfjörður, in western Iceland. It has been named Iceland in Miniature, because many national sights can be found in the area including the Snæfellsjökull volcano, regarded as one of the symbols of Iceland. The mountain is also known as the setting of the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by the French author Jules Verne. The area surrounding Snæfellsjökull has been designated one of the four National Parks by the government of Iceland. (wikipedia.org).

Deildartunguhver

Deildartunguhver is a hotspring in Reykholtsdalur, Iceland. It is characterized by a very high flow rate for a hot spring (180 liters/second) and water emerges at 97 °C. It is the highest-flow hot spring in Europe. Some of the water is used for heating, being piped 34 kilometers to Borgarnes and 64 kilometers to Akranes. (wikipedia.org).

Fossatún

Fossatún Restaurant excellent food at a unique location by Grímsá, one of the best known salmon river in Iceland. Take the troll walk in the Trollgarden and learn about trolls, and the 'Last Troll' story, where it took place and how it is connected to the nature and scenery at Fossatún. (fossatun.is)

Húsafell

The history of Húsafell is long and rich in folklore and legend. The oldest references to the settlement of Húsafell are found in Laxdale Saga, written about 1170.

There is an swimmingpool, golf course and a playground for the smaller children.

There is a great interest in hiking tours and there is an camp fire all Saturday evenings over the summertime. (husafell.is)

Þingvellir over Uxahryggir

You can drive to Þingvellir from Skorradalur by taking road no. 52 over Uxahryggir (gravel road, 410 m. over sea level). This is about one hour drive. NOTE: This road can be closed during winter due to snow.

Farming

The farm Háafell in Hvítársíðu ( gps 64° 42,842?N, 21° 15,375?W (ISN93: 392.454, 470.039)) is one of the few farms that still holds Icelandic goats and the original Icelandic hens. It´s best if you contact them before to let them know when you would like to come and how many you are. Best is to contact them by email: haafell@gmail.com or by phone +354-8452331 Jóhanna

The Settlement Centre

Brákarbraut 13 - 15 - 310 Borgarnes

Tel: +354 437 1600

The Settlement Centre is located in the village of Borgarnes just one hour drive from Reykjavik on road no 1 towards the north. Guided tours: We provide guided on tours to historic places in Egils Saga both with a living guide and a SMART GUIDE in an Iphone.

Kleppjárnsreykir

At Kleppjárnsreykir in Reykholtsdalur you find a swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna and you can buy locally grown vegetables.

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Availability & Rates

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West Iceland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Sep 2 2014 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
£85
From
£100
Sat,Sun
£325
£1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linen £50
Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes Note!
Easter, Christmas and New Year are high season period.

Full payment is acquired via PayPal at booking.
We kindly ask for a booking deposit £ 200.
Linen and towels £ 50 (up to 4 persons.).
Cleaning must be done by the renter and the cottage must be fully cleaned and ready for next guests at departure. Otherwise an extra charge of £ 200 will be made.
If requested in booking, clean
Note!
Easter, Christmas and New Year are high season period.

High season week rate GPB 400- + linen GBP 50-
Homeaway does not offer the payment service in Iceland so full payment is required via PayPal at booking and we kindly ask for a fully refundable booking/security deposit £ 200. We will send you a payment request if you would like to book one of our beautiful cottages.
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Amenities

Amenities

West Iceland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 20 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is plain and cosy and has a nice shower. Water is heated with electricity.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa is located in the living room.
  • The bedroom is just inside of the living room and has a 120 cm wide and 200 cm long bed and just above there is 70 cm wide and 200 cm long bed. There is a small closet and a row with hangers in the bedroom. The cottages are very comfortable for two adults and one child.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • forests
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Enjoy romantic view and surroundings and fishing trout in the lake. Skorradalur offers beautiful wildlife. Fishing permit, comes with the cottage, at Lake Skorradalur 1 person including. (children free). Skorradalur is mostly forested and is one of the most beautiful valleys in Iceland. Skorradalur is perfect for hiking, cycling and off-road running.
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