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

Froland, Norway
  • Farmhouse2152 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

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.

Property Manager

Ellen & Svein Tveitdal

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Calendar last updated:
Mar 11, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Main bath
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, In basement

          Location Type

            • Rural


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Farm Holidays
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Mosquito Magnet
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Computer Available
                        • Fireplace
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Parking
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Sunbed
                        • Tiled Stove
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Stove


                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Bicycles
                                        • Boat
                                          Rowing boat in nearby lake
                                        • Golf
                                          Arendal golf club http://www.arendalgk.no/
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Walkway to Water


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • Low Allergen Environment
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • 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

                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming


                                                                • 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,

                                                                  20 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  It will not be our last stay ...

                                                                  visitor from germanyGermany

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Lovely old farmhouse in peaceful setting

                                                                  SuzanneCambewarra, New South Wales, Australia

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Sommerurlaub 06-07/2017

                                                                  Swantje S.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  A charming and peaceful retreat for any season

                                                                  Sarah L.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Sommer im Frolandhouse

                                                                  Lorraine B.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  A perfect get away - highly recommended

                                                                  James J.

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Froland, Norway

                                                                  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

                                                                  20 Reviews

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