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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 - 7 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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

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 Iceland

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:
  • Babysitter
  • 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 4.9347825 based on 47 reviews
5

Lovely hot tub with a fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well equipped accommodation. Owners were very very helpful with queries/requests. The location is very peaceful and secluded but still very convenient for local amenities and sights. We were treated to a beautiful sunset at the end of the drive where the horses came to say hello!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Edmonds, WA
5

The perfect little home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

Our family (myself, husband + 10 year old son) stayed here for 3 lovely nights. It's such a fun location tucked into what feels like your own little private piece of paradise. The views are spectacular!!

The property itself is very cozy and is equipped with everything you need. It is quite a drive from the nearest grocery store, so I would recommend purchasing some items to bring with you before arriving. There is a full kitchen, as well as a number of other amenities (French press, toaster, hot water pot, etc.). We cooked our first night's dinner there and it turned out great.

The bedrooms are very comfortable and the floors are heated (so great!). Overall, it really was the perfect home away from home.

The only thing that didn't work while we were there was the Wi-Fi. However, Renate's daughters came to let us know personally that the Wi-Fi was down and offered for us to use the Wi-Fi at their farm, if needed. It was not an issue at all.

And...speaking of their farm! It's lovely! One morning, we walked up to visit the animals there and Anna was kind of enough to let us meet the horses in the stable. It was such a fun experience for my family.

We would definitely stay here again. And frankly...it was hard to leave! Highly recommend for couples and or small families.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I came to Iceland with his Grandfather and mother. Grandad has a bucket list and Iceland was up there at the top. The accommodation was perfectly located for all our day trips, meaning that we didn't need to spend too long in the car. Being placed on the edge of lake with no distractions, made sitting in the hot tub enjoying the view a really relaxing treat. The kitchen was very well equipt, beds nice and comfy, and all together very clean and well presented. I would highly reccomend staying here and would definitely return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Amazing family vacations!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a house for a family vacation. It was better than we could've imagined. A centralized location for our tour via rental car of Southern Iceland. Both kids had their own space away from us while in the house. Cozy and the deck with the hot pot was awesome! Soaked numerous times.

Used the house mostly for cooking/laundry/sleeping but that was all we needed. Loved the dry room and clothes washer. It served it's purpose due to our bags being delayed 3 days. Also, dishwasher was nice to have. Toaster, French press, small fridge (no freezer), dishwasher, clothes washer, and stove top were all well used during our trip. We were very lucky to see the Northern Lights our first night. Absolutely enjoyed our stay and will definitely spread the world on this property!! Thanks so much!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple in our 50s who stayed here for 3 nights in March to explore the south of Iceland and hoped to see the Northern lights. Renate responded right away to my questions. The house was easy to find, a few km off Rte 1 between Selfoss and Hella. It was clean and new and had everything we needed. (We did run out of toilet paper, though-forgot to buy before we went). The house was very warm and the hot tub very hot. The view was beautiful of the small lake, rolling hills and horses. The location was perfect: not far from Reykjavik, the airport, the Golden Circle, the southern waterfalls, Seljandsfoss and Skogafoss. Shopping for essentials was not far in Selfoss and the coastal towns are a short drive. We were able to see the Northern lights all 3 nights from the property. We had a wonderful time on our first trip to Iceland!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Derby UK
5

Delightful

  • 5 of 5

Great position to get away from it all. Fantastic decor and standard of fixtures. Great hot tub.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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 2017
17 Sep 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£426
for 3 nights
From
£142
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Nebensaison Frühjahr 2018
24 Dec 2017 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£453
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
£1,243
for 7 nights
£1,243
 
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
£453
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
£399
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
Additional Guest Fee £15.98 per person per night

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.
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