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A magnificent landscape, fjords and mountains

Mr Rune Håndlykken

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Mr Rune Håndlykken

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
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Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2015
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A magnificent landscape, fjords and mountains

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Orsta - Gregardsplassen, Hjellane

Among the most famous Norwegian fjords, but in a silent village.

In the middle of a magnificent fjord landscape, located on “The Queens Route” from Ålesund to Geiranger, Urke is a perfect destination for an extraordinary and peaceful holiday.This region has, for more than a century, been an inspiration to tourists and artist. The site is extraordinarily beautiful with the majestic mountains circling the fjord, constantly changing in character with changes in light and weather. For the active there are mountains to climb, and an abundance of fish in the fjord.

Our holiday house, (buldt 2004), easily houses 7 - 10 persons. Its architecture is based on a traditional building method for wooden houses on the western coast, with a green, grassy sod roof. The house has two floors and a fine thatched terrace facing south west. It offers all the comforts of modern accommodation. A 15 feet boat with outboard engine is available and included in the rental.

Hiking through the valleys below snow covered peaks, with numerous rivers, waterfalls and small lakes is a wonderful holiday experience.The cottage is an excellent starting point for mountain hikes of all kinds and all degrees of difficulty. Nearby peaks well known among mountaineers are Slogen, Smørskredtindane and Jakta (all around 1600m). But also lower mountains like Saksa (990m) offer splendid views.

The renown classic wooden hotel Hotel Union Øye is situated only 5 km from the cottage. The hotel is more than 100 years old and is an attraction by itself. The nearby Norangsdalen is an extremely narrow valley with a row of small lakes. One of the lakes was formed as late as 1908, as rocks falling from the mountainside formed a dam. Remains of the flooded houses are still visible from the road.

The cottage is an excellent starting point for day trips by car in the district. You may visit places like Briksdalsbreen, Stryn Sommerskisenter, Geiranger and Trollstigen, as well as the bird sancturay at Runde or the art nouvau city of Ålesund .

If you have an interest in fishing, this is a perfect spot. There is an abundance of fish in the fjord. The fjord is well protected from all winds, by mountains on all sides. Opportunities for river fishing in Bondalselva and Norangselva are also available. The freezer in the cottage will allow you to take care of your catch.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mr Rune Håndlykken (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2015

About Mr Rune Håndlykken

Norangsfjorden and the small village of Urke is my place of birth i 1954. I grew up at a small farm with a gardenary producing vegetables, flowers and strawberries and as a lad I often helpt my father at the market place in Ørsta every Saturday. I now live in Drammen, 45 km west of the Norwegian capital Oslo with my wife and run my own buisness as consultant for planning and tecnical outfit for cultural arenas all around Norway. This has been my job from 1997.

Mr Rune Håndlykken purchased this cottage in 2004

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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A magnificent landscape, fjords and mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful Urke was the perfect location to experience the splendor of the majestic fjords. The cottage was homely, clean and perfect for a relaxing time for our family of four (there are enough beds for more than double that, a very tight squeeze it would be!) The views are beautiful, everything so quiet and the surrounding area wonderful to explore and hike.

Thank you Rune for a fabulous holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

  • 5 of 5

"Amazing place, both the cottage and the surroundings, even better than we expected. The house is extremely clean and very well equipped, we didn''t miss anything. We found the place quite easily.

(ESPAÑOL) El lugar es extraordinario, tanto la casa como el entorno son incluso más impresionantes de lo que esperábamos. la casa está muy limpia y dispone de todo lo necesario para disfrutar de unas buenas y tranquilas vacaciones."

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
5

  • 5 of 5

"We stayed in Rune's cottage for a week and it was a fabulous experience. The natural beauty around was straight out of a picture book.The cottage itself is extremely well kept and had all the amenities one could ask to ensure a very comfortable stay. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to be part of a majestic scenic world"

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
5

  • 5 of 5

"Very clean upon arrival. Fantastic surroundings, as well as very tranquil and peaceful.

The owner was very helpful and polite. As well as having lovely walks all around, skiing, hiking, and using the boat is recommended! Thankyou very much for a lovely, relaxing honeymoon in this beautiful country. "

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
5

  • 5 of 5

"Magnifique chalet, plein de charme, très bien arrangé, spacieux, très propre, très bien équipé, vue splendide sur le fjord, bref un endroit que nous conseillons de tout coeur. De plus, un bateau à moteur est à notre disposition et permet des sorties inoubliables dans le majestueux fjord. La région est très belle. Merci mille fois à Rune pour tous ses conseils et sa grande confiance.Thank you very much for your fantastic cottage!"

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

  • 5 of 5

"es una casa extraordinaria muy bien diseñada en un entorno relameonte bello,el propietario ha sido muy amable y todo esta perfectamente organizado,nuevo y muy cuidado."

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Aalesund airport AES
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Hotel Union, Øye
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Lekneset
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Stranda Golfklubb
Nearest Train
130 Kilometres
Åndalsnes via Stranda and Trollstigen
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Hotel Union, Øye
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Ørsta skisenter / Summer ski at Stryn
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Village beach, fresh & cold in West Norway
Car: recommended

For GPS-navigation: North 6926344 and East 62555

1. Plane via Oslo to Ørsta/Volda HOV (Wideroe) or Ålesund AES (SAS or Norwegian) Rental Car.

2. By car from Oslo/ Oslo airport (OSL) E6 to Otta. Then westwoards Rv 15 to Stryn/Kjøs Bru, E 39 / Fv 60 direction Stranda and Fv 655 from Tryggestad 15 km direction Ørsta. 7 hours drive.

3. By plan to Bergen (BOG) and the costal mainroad E39 to Kjøs bru/Hornindal, then Fv 60 direction Stranda and Fv 655. 6 hours drive.

3. From Bergen E39 crossing the Fjords and bridges to Grodaas. Then Fv 60 direction Stranda and Fv 655 from Tryggestad direction Ørsta.

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Prices & Availability

From €1,250 Weekly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Orsta , Sunnmore

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring-mountain skiing
11 Apr 2015 - 30 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,250
for 7 nights
€1,250
 
 
Early summer
31 May 2015 - 20 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,350
for 7 nights
€1,350
 
 
Summer
21 Jun 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,600
for 7 nights
€1,600
 
 
Late summer
30 Aug 2015 - 19 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
for 7 nights
€1,400
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee €50
Notes I give 20% price reduction if you are 3 persons or less.
Downpayment / Deposit requested. Owner not present on location, but I have a summer host who normally meet you and advice you.
I use a standard hire contract. This will be send you as an attachment in .pdf when we have agreed about the dates and the rent. You sign, scan and return with an email, pay the deposit ( 25%) to my bank account and your booking is confirmed.
Rest payment should be payed within two weeks before arrival.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Orsta in Sunnmore

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Single is over/ under bunk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Combined bedroom / TV-room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Double is 120 cm. The single is over
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • bay fishing

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