Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Old farmhouse fully renovated. Fishing. Swimming. Hiking. Biking. Golf.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Self catering at country side, free trout fishing.

Old farmhouse, beautifully located 100 meter from lake with free trout and perch fishing and row boat. Other houses at the farm: barn, smithy with small museum and bee house. 30 acres fields and forests. Excellent for forest hiking, fishing and bathing in the summer and skiing in the winter. Beaver, elk and deer sighting.

It is by a small lake at a peaceful place in the countryside, only 15 minutes from the coastal city of Arendal in the middle of Norway’s most popular summer vacation area.

Excellent for couples and families with children. Huge outdoor area for playing - various playing tools/equioment for children.

More Details

Property Manager
Ellen & Svein Tveitdal
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Kristiansand
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Osedalen
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Kristiansand
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Arendal golf
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Froland
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
E18
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Oseadlen
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Gautefall
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Freshwater lake
Car: necessary

Located in Norway's most popular summer vacation area. Nice beaches. Numerous cultural events and tourist attractions in particular during summer time. Six coastal cities/towns within one hour drive. 30 minutes to one of Norway's top ranked golf courses. 60 minutes from Norway's best Zoo and amusement park. 60 km from mineral park. 3 km to Osedalen village with shops and restaurant.

Other Activities: Hiking, beaver, elk and deer sighting

Amenities

Froland Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In basement
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Free firewood for the fire places/oven. Rowing boat with free trout and perch fishing in nearby lake (100 m). Marked hiking routes around the farmhouse,

Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

95% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Old farmhouse fully renovated. Fishing. Swimming. Hiking. Biking. Golf.
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

It will not be our last stay ...

  • 5 of 5

June 22 – July 2 2008

When we arrived we suddenly felt in love with this beautiful house. Our first expression was to be in one of these “Astrid Lindgren Houses” – story of Michel in Kathult. The old house is full of lovely details so we and the children had a lot of things to discover in the house and the nature. We liked to row the red boat on the lake and to swim in the clear waters. We tried to explore the nearby beaches and the holiday park in Kristiansand. The only thing we missed was 5 degrees more on the thermometer. The house itself was best equipped – we missed nothing here. It was our first stay in Norway, but it will not be the last stay here because there are so many places to visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 1
5

Lovely old farmhouse in peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Although our stay was short - a long weekend - we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Svein and Ellen's lovely old farmhouse. It was our last stop on our two-week driving holiday in Norway. The house is warm and comfortable and very nicely decorated in country style with many homely touches. We loved being able to walk down to the lake and enjoy the last of the summer sun on the Sunday morning and then drive to Grimstad for lunch and a stroll around the harbour. Although Svein and Ellen had been called away on a family matter and we didn't meet them in person, through telephone calls and email, they made us feel extremely welcome. We particularly appreciated Svein's suggestion to take the ferry to picturesque Merdo Island one afternoon from where we could see the Store and Lille Torungen lighthouses on the neighbouring island - lighthouses being one of my favourite photographic subjects. The fresh eggs we found in the kitchen when we arrived were also much appreciated. We would recommend a stay at this lovely old farmhouse without any hesitation.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Sommerurlaub 06-07/2017

  • 5 of 5

Bereits im Sommer 2017 fand ich im Internet o.g. Ferienhaus. Von der Buchung bis zum Eintreffen im Haus, wurden wir per e-mail durch die Gastgeber gut mit Informationen umsorgt. Nach der Ankunft vor Ort war sofort Ellen zur Stelle und nahm uns herzlichst in Empfang. Das Haus ist in einem sehr gepflegten Zustand und gleichzeitig unglaublich gemütlich. Man fühlt sich sofort zu Hause ! Ellen und Svein kümmerten sich charmant um all unsere Wünsche. Der Hinweis ,das am Boot die Aufhängung für ein Paddel fehlte,führte dazu, das am nächsten Tag sofort ein neues Paddel und das Ersatzteil vor der Tür stand. Ganz nebenbei erhielten wir gute Tips für lohnende Ausflüge ( z.B.: zum Rjukanfossen, nach Tromoy etc.).

Da wir alle 3 ( 2 Erwachsene und unser 15-jähriger Sohn) gut erholt aus diesem Urlaub zurückkamen, würde ich ihn jederzeit genauso weiter empfehlen !

Mit lieben Grüßen an Svein und Ellen

Eure Swantje mit 2 Männern.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A charming and peaceful retreat for any season

  • 5 of 5

The Froland farmhouse is the best of charmingly traditional Norwegian building. Nestled in a private little valley with its own lake, amongst a hand full of other valley residents, it immediately gives the feeling of having “escaped” from the rest of the world.

There was a fireplace in the living room and a wood heated stove in the kitchen with a good supply of wood in a barn beside the house. Since we were there in December, the fireplace was put to good use warming the bottom floor nicely. With bedrooms upstairs and below the main floor, there was plenty of room. The kitchen was modern and well equipped.

In addition to feeling that we received great value for money, the general atmosphere of both the farmhouse and surrounding area was an extra quality that should not be undervalued. With walking trails all around you get the feeling of being further into the countryside than you actually are. Froland, a modern thriving little community has good grocery shopping and Arendal (10 minute drive) has a good selection of restaurants, movies and nightlife.

The owners were friendly, interesting and intelligent in their interactions with us. They respected our privacy while being cheerfully available to answer our questions.

Our experience in Froland left us with a distinctly positive feeling and a desire to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Sommer im Frolandhouse

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit im Frolandhouse. Es hat uns an nichts gefehlt und die Kinder hatten sehr viel Spaß. Die Ausstattung ist wirklich perfekt. Für eine Sommerurlaub ist es in Froland sehr schön, das atemberaubende Norwegen haben wir aber erst weiter im Norden erlebt.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A perfect get away - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This house was prefect for us. Really comfortable, spacious and such a homely feel to it. We were given great advise by the owner about places to see and things to do in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful nature, but there were also plenty of choice for visiting nearby towns, markets and a brilliant animal park not too far away. We highly recommend this place and would definitely come back another time.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $148.49
Additional Guest Fee $14.85 per person per night

Price valid for 4 sleeps. Additional 10% extra per person. Price includes everyting like electricity, fire wood, fishing licence in nearby lake, small row boat, four bikes, WiFi/Pc ++
An additional 130 Euros is charged if the final cleaning should be provided by Frolandhouse. Guests might do the final cleaning themselves.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

You might like these similar properties