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Cottage in beautiful and dramatic landscape

Bedrooms 3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

In the middle of a magnificent landscape, located on “The Queens Route” from Ålesund to Geiranger, you will find Urke, a perfect place for an extraordinary and peaceful holiday. This region has, for more than a century, been an inspiration for tourists and artists. The site is stunningly beautiful with the majestic mountains circling the fjord, constantly changing in character with changes in light and weather. From the cottage there is a panoramic view to the fjord and the mountains.

The cottage, which is designed by an architect, is superbly adapted to the steep terrain. Running along the front of the cottage, there is a large terrace facing south. Part of the terrace is covered by a glass roof. From the livingroom and all bedrooms there are doors opening out to the terrace, and the kitchen have sliding doors to the sitting / dining area under the glass roof. There is also a small covered patio to the southwest.

The modern architecture has elements inspiered by older Norwegian building traditions; the visible beams, the turf roof and the stone wall in front. The long narrow shape is inspired by the old long-houses. The cottage was built in 2009-2010.

The cottage is situated 500m from the fjord.

A boat with outboard motor will be at your disposal, included in the rent.

The livingroom has large windows with panoramic view towards the fjord and mountains. Built-in fireplace, sofagroup, dining table with 8 chairs, internetconnection, TV and DVD.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything required for cooking and dining. It has a hot-air stove, microwave, 2 refrigerators, dishwasher, coffeemaker , electric mixer. Large worktop gives great workingspace and sliding doors from kitchen to terrace allows for outdoor cooking and barbecuing. Floorheating.

Bathroom with floor heating, WC and shower. Cupboards and drawers for storage of toiletries.

The largest bedroom is equipped with a double bed. Two bedrooms have comfortable and spacy bunk beds (2+1) for three persons. Over the bunkbeds there are lofts with 2 mattresses each. The lofts can also be used for storage of luggage. In all there are beds for 8 persons and an additional 4 mattresses, all with duvets and pillows. All bedrooms have good closet space.

There is also a wardrobe at the entrancearea by the kitchen.

Laundryroom with washing machine,dryer, basin, freezer, vacuum cleaner etc. Floorheating.

More Details

Torunn Thrall
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
2 May, 2017

About Torunn Thrall

We are a lucky couple who found the place of our dreams and had the opportunity to build the cottage. We spend as much of our time as possible at the cottage, but our normal day life with children, grandchildren and jobs are in Stavanger, in the south/west of Norway. Ole is a journalist and Torunn is working with visual art.

Torunn Thrall purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Torunn Thrall chose Orsta

Ole is originally from Aalesund. For years we have spent every summervacation in the area, visiting friends and family and travelling around to see all the wonderful nature and spots. The first time we came to Norangsfjorden, we were totally stunned by the nature, and decided that if ever a summerhouse, this is the place. Two years later we saw an advertisment about the site, and we bought it unseen. Luckily the site has a wonderful view, and our summerhouse, designed by an architect, gives you a panoramic view to the fjord and the mountains.

What makes this cottage unique

The nature in the area and the view to the fjord and the mountains is just fantastic. All our guests have been stunned by the beauty. The cottage is close to many of the most spectaculare tourist attractions in Norway.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Norangsfjorden in Ørsta

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , Bunkbed (double + singel) Loft with 2 beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , Bunkbed (double + singel) Loft with 2 beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Parasol
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
The cottage is situated near a small village in an area with some of the most spectaculare nature and touristspots of Norway, perfect for hiking, mountainclimbing, fishing, diving and relaxing.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Cottage in beautiful and dramatic landscape
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Maison moderne dans un cadre idyllique

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans cette maison parfaitement bien agencée et équipée.

Vue à couper le souffle et lieu très paisible.

Malgré les quelques averses, nous avons pu profiter des sentiers de randonnée, sortie en bateau, cueillette de myrtilles et mures... et visite de fjords et villes à proximité.

C'est une très bonne adresse!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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"we had wonderfull tine i...

  • 5 of 5

"we had wonderfull tine in this perfect house. it was like a fabulus dream. the house was very clean, the view even more impressive than in the photos. very quiet surrounding with many opttions for hiking. i wish we could be there each year! the owners and the local people are very nice."

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house is wonderful! ...

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful! It is big, clean, light and it has large windows and a huge terrace facing the fjord and the mountains. The views around are terrific! The road to the house (we were driving from Oslo) is all the way fantastic and picturesque. Our company of 7 people had a very good 1-week stay in the house, enjoying every minute of this peaceful and quiet place. Although the weather was not so warm in the beginning of May (around 10C), we loved our stay and would love to return one day, maybe this time in summer :)

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"The house was every bit ...

  • 5 of 5

"The house was every bit as good as expected. The surroundings were breath-taking and the house designed so that none of the fabulous view was "lost". The cottage was in a quiet location and very well equipped with a small but very adequate store close by. The climb to the house, on a well kept road was easy by car. It may have been a little taxing on foot for some elderly people. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the cottage and hope to return to this exceptional place."

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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a perfect house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The advertisement really can't describe this wonderful house and the beautiful surrounding landscape! We spent 3 weeks at Thrallheimen, mostly on the huge terrace or in the living room with it's large windows, both with spectacular views over Norangsfjorden. Inside and outside the house we found everything we could think of, there even was a Weber-Barbecue. Everything was clean and comfortable. The communication with our host Torunn was very pleasant (her paintings around the house are really wonderful!). With the boat that lies in the small marina at Urke we went into Hjorundfjorden, we had wonderful hikes starting at the house, we went to see the glaciers of Jostedalsbreen, had a passage on Geirangerfjorden, went all the way up Trollstigen and into Alesund and and and.... The best was an evening at Union Hotel in Oye, where we had the best meal ever served to us! We really can't thank Torunn enough for very special holidays and do recommend Thrallheimen to everybody else!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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"Notre 4e séjour à Urke"

  • 5 of 5

"Nous avons passé notre 4e séjour à Urke et pour la troisième fois chez Thorunn. La première fois nous étions chez Rune c’est aussi une magnifique demeure dans la même rue, également sur Homelidays. Le logement et la région sont toujours aussi magnifiquent. Cette année nous avons été déçu de ne pas avoir été avertis lors de la réservation, qu’une nouvelle construction allait démarrée à 5 mètres de la maison, ce fut très bruyant, impossible de manger ou de s’installer sur la belle terrasse.Cette construction pourra perdurer et pourrais dénaturer un séjour calme dans cette maison."

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The noisy construction work at our neighbouring site should have been finished in spring 2013. Unfortunately there was a delay, and our renters in August were disturbed. We were very sorry about the situation. The cottage of our new neighbours is placed on the east side, lower in the terrain and15 meters from our proporty. It will not disturb the view or the privacy of our terrace. The building will be finished by May 2014.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Cross-country/off-piste 1 km
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Links to great spots in the area: http://www.visitalesund-geiranger.com/en/









Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Norangsfjorden, Sunnmore

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
High season
18 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
17 Sep 2017 - 10 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £16.84
Cleaning after departure £67.38

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Owner not present on location. Rate depending on the number of persons
Additional charge for cleaningservices after departure 80 €

When receiving a contract from the owner, the holidaymakers will be asked to pay 25% of the rental within 3 weeks, and the remaining amount four weeks ahead of the rentalperiod.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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