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Gudrun Livingstone

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, italian, danish

Cottage On Lake Medalfell In Beautiful Setting-Central Locale For Sight-Seeing

4 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Capital Region Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage by Lake Medalfell, Nr. City of Reykjavik, Iceland - Lakeside Position, Garden Stretching Down To The Beach, With Spectacular Lake And Mountain Views

The lakeside cottage nestles at the foot of Medalfell mountain right down at the water´s edge. The views are spectacular, of the lake and its surrounding mountain scape; it is a place of pure tranquillity. It has 3 bedrooms and an open plan kitchen and living area filled with antique shabby chic furniture and more contemporary Scandinavian pieces. There is one bathroom with a toilet and a washing machine and separate tumble dryer. The kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, and has a good selection of appliances.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
Gudrun Livingstone (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, italian, danish

About Gudrun Livingstone

We are a British/Icelandic family living in England. We live in a boarding school and go to Iceland as often as we can to our wonderful cottage. It is the most beautiful place on earth and wonderful at all times of the year. Winter is crisp and often snowy, the northern lights dance on top of the mountains as we sit snugly inside watching them. We hope you will love it as much as we do.

Gudrun Livingstone purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Gudrun Livingstone chose Iceland

The cottage belonged to my grandparent's. My granddad built it in the mid sixties and it's always been a part of my life.

What makes this cottage unique

The walks are wonderful, there is fishing in the lake and the surrounding rivers although you will need to purchase a licence. We swim regularly in the lake and often go on day trips to attractions near by. The Thingvellir National Park is only half an hours drive away and we have walked there in 6-7 hours, The Hvalfjördur (Whalefjord) is a stones through away and is one of the most beautiful fjörds in Iceland ( the road along the fjörd was voted the best driving road in the world by the presenters of Top Gear) The highest waterfall in Iceland Glymur, is ten minutes drive from the cottage and a wonderful walk. Gullfoss(the Golden Waterfalls) Geyser and the Thingvellir

national park can all be easily visited in a day. (Just over an hours drive). And many many more.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"There cannot be a house anywhere in Iceland with a more sheltered position and more stunning view than here? It's incredibly beautiful."



"..Despite being here through a fairly bad storm with lots of snow, we were lovely and toasty. It was so romantic we found it hard to leave the cottage at all."



"Iceland has been full of wow moments for us. But the biggest wow moment at the end of the week was the feeling we had when we arrived and looked out of the big kitchen windows! It's an amazing place."
Nov 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

Cottage On Lake Medalfell In Beautiful Setting-Central Locale For Sight-Seeing
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews
5

Great cottage on a lake near Reykjavík

  • 5 of 5

This was a great rental on Lake Medalfell about 30 min from Reykjavík. The house has a nice wrap around deck and it sits on the lake. My son-in-law spent the long Icelandic summer evenings fishing for trout. The location is also convenient if you plan drive the Golden Circle and very close to Þingvellir National Park. The house comfortably accommodated 6 adults (3 bedrooms). It was very clean and had a good selection of kitchen supplies as well a nice washing machine and dryer. Gudrun was very nice, and she was easy to contact by email and phone. She made us feel very welcome and at home. This was one of the most enjoyable vacations I've had. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Perfect !

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning location and beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful cottage for 10 days, the views are absolutely out of this world, stunning is an understatement. We also got to see the amazing aurora on more than one night. I cannot recommend this property highly enough. Gudrun was an absolute pleasure to deal with too. Amazing stay would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Loved It

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Gunnu Hus. Comfortable and homely place in a great location in a great country. What a view to look out on every day. We managed to see the Northern Lights but missed the whales. Did the Golden Circle over two days, stunning.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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4

beautiful, calm, quiet and romantic.

  • 4 of 5

We had such an amazing time in Iceland, totally fell in love with the country and this cottage. It was so nice to go exploring in the day, and then return to our own piece of tranquillity. It has a homely feel and incredibly warm and inviting.

I'd go again, in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
93 Kilometres
Leif Eiriksson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Kaffi Kjos
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Reykjavik Harbour
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Mosfellsbær
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
kaffi kjos
Nearest Ski
66 Kilometres
Blafjöll
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Hvalfjordur
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is in Hvalfjördur (Whalefjord) it is a 5 to 10 min drive. You may see a whale there, or catch a fish, but you're not going to get much of a suntan. The road round Hvalfjord is thrilling to drive: it is Jeremy Clarkson's favourite road in the world, or so he said. The mouth of the Lax River has a spectacular salmon run, which you can see from the road bridge (10 minutes from the cottage).

Travel:

The international airport is 1 hour 20 mins drive away, the Reykjavik domestic airport is central Reykjavik (35 mins).

Distances:

Reykjavik (city centre) 35 mins (city centre)

Mosfellsbaer (nearest supermarket etc) 20 mins

Thingvellir National Park 30 mins

Geysir 1 hour

Gullfoss (waterfall) 1 hour 10 mins

Further Details:

The local amenities are in Mosfellsbær, a 30 min drive. there you will find banks, bakeries, supermarkets, post office, doctors surgery, car mechanics etc.

Kaffi Kjós is a general store, pub and restaurant a 10 minute's walk along the lakeside road. It is open during the summer months and on a few selected dates during winter. There is a wonderful swimming pool in Mosfellsbær called Lágafellslaug; it has a 25 metre pool with lots of lanes, 3 water slides, a sauna, steam bath and hot pots. It charges no more than around £2 for adults and half that for children. Highly recommended.

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Rates & Availability

Capital Region Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    All payments must be make in advance and there is a deposit of £250 for breakages or professional cleaning if tenants have failed to clean properly themselves at the end of their stay.

    Changeover Day:
    This can be negotiable at certain times of year. Please contact the owner.

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Amenities

Capital Region Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bathroom and toilet with washing machine and separate tumble dryer. Bath with shower attachment.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Double bed. Bedroom 2 Double bed. Bedroom 3 double top bunk and single bed. Double sofa bed in sitting room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Guests can easily buy internet access (via a dongle) at any phone shop in Reykjavik; it is relatively cheap. Mobile phone reception at the cottage is excellent and there is a little pub / shop called Kaffi Kjós, 800 metres down the road, which is open all summer and on or selected dates during winter. It has a full license, a bar and a restaurant, is a general store, and the people who run it are very friendly. Outside: The garden stretches down to the lake and there is a little gate with access to the water' edge. There is a large south facing terrace with a dining table and chairs. There is a small barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included, guests are expected to do their own cleaning and strip the beds at the end of their stay. The check out time is 9 am and check in is midday unless otherwise arranged. Other: Outside terrace with large outside table and chairs, overlooking the lake.

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