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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in South - Herrukot holiday home

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!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
Renate Hannemann
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German, Icelandic
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016
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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!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Isolated lakeside house, view of glaciers & volcanoes, good for day trips - new!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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5

Excellent and well equipped house!

  • 5 of 5

This lake house is everything we hoped it would be. The kitchen is well stocked, the bedrooms are small but comfortable, the living area is relaxed and spacious, and the view is spectacular! The hot tub was a wonderful addition to our evenings. We had hoped for clear skies, but the weather did not cooperate as it rained or was cloudy most of the time we were there. However, even with the cold temperatures outside the house was toasty and very welcoming (and so was the hot tub!). We would definitely stay at the house again. Remember, you are in the country so there is no TV and the Internet was not fast; bring books or games and you will enjoy the relaxing accommodations even more. The house was clean and the pictures online were very accurate. The driving directions were perfect! The one thing you might like to know is there is no freezer in the small refrigerator - but we didn't miss it! Grocery shopping in Selfoss is very easy and plentiful. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming and your nice words.
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5

Impressive holiday home with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time here as a family of four. The house contained everything that we needed and my wife and daughter especially loved the hot tub. It was fantastic watching the weather change so frequently. We were also very blessed to see the Aurora for the three nights that we stayed and with such little light pollution it was an amazing spectacle to behold. We found that Selfoss was the best place to purchase our groceries and the scenery made it a pleasing journey.The house was very well kept and well presented and Renate, the owner, was very prompt in responding to queries before we travelled. Would thoroughly recommend this place for anyone who is looking for a secluded holiday house away from the hustle and bustle of the larger towns and villages.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice words, see you again!
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5

Perfect country retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay in this picturesque cabin for 5 nights in mid October. The location is perfect for day trips and night sky gazing. Luckily we were able to see the northern lights from the hot tub on the deck one night. Everything is exactly as described and the pictures are an accurate depiction. The owner Renate, is very sweet and was kind enough to introduce us to the horses one morning, which was a great treat. We highly recommend this cabin and would love to come back to stay again one day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I hope to see you again!
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5

Great Location Great views!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot located on a private lake setting. Great views of northern lights. Close enough to town and good for day trips. Had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect cabin set in the so beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

What can say... Just stunning! The cabin is just what we wanted, used the hot tub at least twice a day, even in wind and rain (which doesn't last long before the weather changes again). Clean, warm & comfy, with everything you need.

The location is great. We hired a 4x4 and drove around everywhere.

Because of lack of light pollution we were able to see the Northern lights 4times, you could just step outside and watch, no need to drive around looking for a clear location. Just keep an eye on the KP scale and when you wake up in the night always check outside the window.

I can't wait to return.

Thank you for an unforgettable experience.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice words, you are welcome back to us anytime you want!
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5

Wonderful location, very nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

A very nice and very quiet lakeside cottage conveniently located for visiting South Iceland. Wonderful view over the lake and Mt Hekla, very clean and well-equipped, friendly owners at the farm nearby.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Keflavik
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Bakki harbour, Vestmannaeyjar ferry
Nearest Golf
38 Kilometres
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!

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nebensaison 2016 / 2017
18 Sep 2016 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£127
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Hauptsaison 2017
13 May 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,114
for 7 nights
£1,114
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Nebensaison 2017
17 Sep 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£127
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 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 (80,- 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

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on South on Europe

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
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
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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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.

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