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!
Between lake and river, sleeps 2-6, hot tub on a large terrace
- english, german, Icelandic
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Dec 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!
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful, clean, warm, quiet - everything we wanted for our first visit to Iceland!
What a fantastic cabin! The photos are spot-on and previous reviews are very accurate. Location is perfect for touring the south coast /golden circle areas as it lies barely 5 mins off the main route 1, but is totally peaceful and quiet.The interior is immaculate and clean and very practical to use and lovely and warm thanks to the underfloor heating. Whatever i can think of saying has already been said by other visitors....perfect!
Thank you Renate and family for helping make our stay so relaxing! I truly hope we get the chance to visit Iceland again in future - if we do our first job will be to try and book some time here again.
Jon & Angharad - Wales.
Fabulous stay and hosts
GORGEOUS HOME IN PERFECT LOCATION
WHAT CAN I SAY? We have such a lovely time staying in the cabin.. one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever had the please of staying at! We cannot wait to come back and hope to stay again at this property! The owners are absolutely wonderful!! Stay here if you get a chance!
Wow - thank you so much!
Perfect for us.
We flew all night and then drove 2 hours in driving rain to get there. Its a 5 minute drive off the main road and secluded. The house was all lit up when we arrived and the heat was on. It literally could not have started any better. The house is very comfortable and has all the amenities to cook any meal. The location is perfect for taking day drips to the sights on the Golden Circle. The owners were easy to deal with and even emailed us to give us a heads up on northern lights that were in the sky.
There is no question that if we come back to this area we would choose to stay here again.
I could stay here 1000 times!
Love this place. Perfect location for the golden circle.
Nice and secluded away from the masses with great vehicular access. Love love love.
We are waiting for you :-)
Great vacation home with a great view.
Great few days spent at this vacation home. Was thoroughly pleased with everything from the cleanliness, amenities provided, to the recommendations on things to do. Would have no second thoughts of booking this place again given the opportunity, worth every penny.
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!
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