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Isolated lakeside house, view of glaciers & volcanoes, good for day trips - new!

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Between lake and river, sleeps 2-6, hot tub on a large terrace

Herrukot, our holiday home built in 2015, is located in a gorgeous isolated location right on the lakeside. The house contains two separate bedrooms, each with very comfortable beds that are 90x200 cm in size, a bathroom with a floor-level shower, underfloor heating throughout the house, living/dining room with a pull-out sofa bed for two, and a completely equipped kitchen including a dishwasher, a ceramic-top stove (4 hobs), and an oven. With a floor area of 66 sq.m, it offers a relaxing vacation. Wi-Fi is available at no cost, as well as bed linen, bath towels, and dish towels. The icing on the cake is the 60-sq.m wooden terrace with its own hot tub and a fantastic view of the lake, mountains, and the Hekla Volcano. The house is somewhat isolated, though because of its ideal location in the Southern Region, it is great for winter stays. The Northern Lights are a completely different experience as there are no lights from nearby houses. Our farmhouse is just 400 m away, you can certainly ride out from our farm. We're happy to help if you have any questions about your vacation. We have plenty vacation planning tips! We put a major focus on ensuring that your individual wishes are fulfilled, and are happy to help plan your excursions!


Owner
Renate Hannemann
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German, Icelandic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018

About Renate Hannemann

Our German/Icelandic family has lived on the Herridarholi farm, some 400 m from the holiday home by the lake. We run a guesthouse there during the summer, and offer riding tours. Our agricultural operation runs year-round, with sheep, horses, and dairy cows.

Renate Hannemann purchased this house in 2015

Why Renate Hannemann chose Southern Region

Since Iceland is worth a visit even outside of the summer, we decided to offer vacations year-round as well. That's why we built a holiday home on the prettiest part of our 400-hectare farm, and so our Herrukot holiday home was born.

What makes this house unique

The isolated lakeside location allows for a relaxing vacation, especially when combined with the central location and the good access road. The house is so spacious and comfortable that even spending a day indoors when the weather isn't good is a fine holiday experience. The hot tub during a snowstorm or under the northern lights is an unforgettable experience!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Southern Region on Iceland

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • Floor-level shower, underfloor heating
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Living area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Pull-out sofa bed for two
  • The beds in the bedrooms are 90x200 cm and are very comfortable and well-recommended
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
The underfloor heating in the entire house gives off a comfortable warmth even when it's cold out. The kitchen is generously equipped with all the necessities. The washing machine makes a family vacation easier, especially when travelling with small children. The view from the house is uniquely beautiful, right over the lake and the expansive landscape. You'll see the Hekla Volcano and, on a clear day, the peak of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. The isolated location means that the Northern Lights are especially beautiful! Bird watchers will delight in the many bird species on the lake. The hot tub is a relaxing option for all our guests. Horseback riders can use our farm as a point of departure for their rides, and take long tours during the summer months.

Reviews

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Isolated lakeside house, view of glaciers & volcanoes, good for day trips - new!
average rating of 4.9491525 based on 60 reviews
Sydney, Australia
5

Wonderful, warm cottage right on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (incl two boys aged 14 & 16) stayed 5 nights in Renate’s cottage on the edge of the (at the time of the visit) frozen lake. It was January and freezing outside, but the house was wonderfully warm and cozy. The living room/kitchen was lovely with the views to the lake. Kitchen was well equippped incl oven and 4 burner stovetop. They seem to have thought of just about everything, including sharp knives (thank you!) Two cozy bedrooms, the 2nd one quite small with two single beds. But the big attraction is the large deck with hot tub, a magical experience to soak in 40 degree water while your head and ears are tingling with the cold and you look out to the lake and up to the stars. No TV, but we found we were only too happy to get away from TV for a week, giving the opportunity to listen to the howling wind and feel the elements for which Iceland is famous, and to read and play games in the evening after our daytime excursions. The internet works fine too, though not super fast. The house is very well located to explore the south of Iceland: easy day trips along Hwy 1 to Vik via Seljandfoss & Skogafoss waterfalls, Eyjafjallajökull volcano and Reynisfjara black sand beach; up to Gulfoss and Geysir & the gorgeous Secret Lagoon at Fludir (natural hot thermal pool); and in and around the National Park. Don’t miss the formidable Urridafoss waterfall just 10mins from the house on a side road back towards Selfoss. Also highly recommend the snowmobile tour from Gulfoss incl a visit to an ice cave with snowmobile.is (1 hr drive away). We all loved staying here and would come back in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highland Village, TX
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing. Very secluded and relaxing but has everything you would need. The owners were even nice enough to give us a tour of the animals they have on their farm and it was very cool. Highly recommended. Thank you so much for a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely fantastic place to stay. Stunning views and the hot tub was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Renate was a helpful and considerate host at all times, even popping by to say hello before we left. Couldn't be happier with the place and with how well we were treated!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous setting and well equipped cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is situated on a beautiful lake and perfect spot from which to meet South Coast Adventures in Hella for our tour of Thorsmork. Excellent tour.

Cabin is new and clean and well equipped. Heated floors are cosy. We appreciated the extra supplies of toilet paper, paper towel and rubbish bags.

The owner popped over the meet us one night (and to make sure we had seen the northern lights) which was nice of her given the outside temperatures.

Our daughter loved seeing the horses on the farm. The hot tub was fabulous and wish the other cabins we rented had them. We saw the northern lights 2 out of 3 nights! Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Extraordinary experience, beautiful house, and wonderful hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

Was exactly what we were looking for cozy and quiet!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

The property is finished to a high standard and is both modern and comfortable, microwave and a tv would of made our stay perfect, owner Renate came to welcome us and was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Keflavik
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Bakki harbour, Vestmannaeyjar ferry
Nearest Restaurant
24 Kilometres
Various in Hella
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Black-sand Northern Atlantic beach
Car: necessary

Herrukot, our newly-built and comfortable holiday home is situated right on the shores of a large lake. It boasts views of the lake, the constantly-changing landscape and the Þjórsa River, and also has horses! The Northern Lights in winter are simply unforgettable! The location in the central Southern Region means that plenty of great day trips are possible, for example to Geysir, Gullfoss, Thingvellir National Park, the Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull Volcanoes, Reykjavik, the Vestmannaeyjar Islands, glaciers, cliffs with flocks of birds, and the highlands of Landmannalaugar and Thorsmörk. Reykjavik is an hour's drive away, and contains numerous museums, galleries, churches, shopping centres, and whale-watching options. We offer short and long rides (even for beginners) through the constantly-changing landscape, over mountains, and along the rivers and lakes. We make sure our guests get an individual treatment! Our farmhouse is 500 m away and we are happy to help with any questions. We'd be happy to give you a view of the Icelandic farm life. We have 300 sheep, 120 Iceland ponies, 70 cows and steers, as well as cats, rabbits, and a dog. Very family-friendly!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Southern Region, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nebensaison Frühjahr 2018
24 Dec 2017 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£454
for 3 nights
From
£151
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Hauptsaison 2018
12 May 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,245
for 7 nights
£1,245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Nebensaison Herbst 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£454
for 3 nights
From
£151
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£400
for 3 nights
From
£133
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bitte das Haus so sauber verlassen, wie Sie es übernommen haben, gerne kann auch Endreinigung gebucht werden (100,- Euro), bei der Anmeldung ggf. angeben. Bettwäsche, Handtücher sowie Geschirrtücher sind ausreichend im Haus vorhanden, ebenso ist WLan im Preis inbegriffen.

Für Reiter bieten wir besondere einwöchige Aufenthalte an, welche Mehrtagesritt, Transfer, Übernachtungen mit Vollpension sowie Sightseeingfahrten einschließen. Einzelheiten dazu entnehmen Sie bitte unserer Seite www.herridarholl.is

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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