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Inga Middleton

Member since: 2008
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Speaks English, Icelandic

Rural location 40 min from Reykjavík. Close to all major sights of south.

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Iceland - Lisuholl cottage

A self-catering rental with stunning views in a great location. Free Wi-Fi.

Lisuholl is a traditional Icelandic summer cottage located in a rural area of spectacular beauty, yet only 40 minutes easy drive from the capital city of Reykjavik. The cottage lies at the head of a wide valley which sweeps down to Lake Medalfellsvatn and the magnificent open waters of Hvalfjord, with dramatic mountains on all sides which offer wonderful hiking opportunities. Proximity to Reykjavik allows you to combine rural tranquility with all the sights of Southern Iceland.

Ground floor of 60 m2 includes 2 bedrooms, one bathroom with a shower and a washing machine, kitchen, open plan living room, diner and a foyer with a tumble dryer. Microwave, electric cooker and oven, dishwasher, TV & DVD player. Free Wi-Fi. A 20 m2 loft (low ceiling) with a double bed and a 10m2. A small cabin 'The Nest' has a double bed which can be made into 2 separate beds. Electric radiators in each room and a wood burning stove in the living room. On the 35m2 terrace surrounding the cottage there is an outdoor shower, gas barbecue, table and chairs. Large garden 2000m2. The cottage is within a gated community of 20 other cottages. Parking outside cottage for 2-3 cars. A small cafe and a shop “Kaffi Kjós”, within 2 km, serves the most divine cakes as well as selling basic essentials. Kaffi Kjós also sells fishing permits for lake Medalfellsvatn.

further info on: www.lisuhollcottage.com: Swimming: Geothermal pool in Arnarholt, Kjalarnes, ca 15 min drive away and numerous fantastic pools in the Reykjavik area incl Laugardals Laug: Mosfellsbaer pool, Reykjavik geothermal beach.

Adventure tours: River rafting: Glacier tours: Hiking tours: Hiking trails in the area:

Whale watching from Reykjavík or Keflavík: Blue Laggon, Horseriding and more.

Links to activities in the area continued:: THE GOLDEN CYCLE : Thingvellir national park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss waterfall all within a short distance. A great day trip from the cottage.

BLUE LAGGON: The natural geothermal spa is only 15 drive from Keflavik airport and we recommend diving in to the lagoon, either on arrival or departure day.

Reykjavík Culture:

Horseriding: Laxnes horse farm (15 min drive)


The golden cycle: Thingvellir national park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss waterfall all within a short distance. A great day trip from the cottage.

The Blue Lagoon:

The natural geothermal spa is only 15 drive from Keflavik airport and we recommend diving in to the lagoon, either on arrival or departure day.

Tours and travel:

Food and restaurants:

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Inga Middleton (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks English, Icelandic

About Inga Middleton

My name is Inga Middleton. I am half Icelandic, half English. I grew up in Iceland but have lived in the UK on and off over the last 20 years.

Inga Middleton purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Inga Middleton chose Iceland

I chose to buy a cottage near Reykjavik so we could enjoy being in the stunning and peaceful Icelandic country side, but close enough to the capital to be able to see friends and family. The cottage is also very cozy and comfortable, and the view down the valley is spectacular; on a clear day the majestic Snaefellsnes glacier can be seen in the distance. This glacier has a special place in the hearts of the nation and it is very special to have such a good view of of it.

What makes this cottage unique

We love hiking in the mountains surrounding the cottage and fishing in the lake.It is also easy to get to all the major sights of southern Iceland and there are some fantastic swimming pools less than half and hour away. Watching the sunset from the terrace or from the rocking chair is very special, especially in the spring during lambing season (may) when the little lambs skip across the field below the cabin.


based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

Rural location 40 min from Reykjavík. Close to all major sights of south.
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Nice stay

  • 4 of 5

Very charming and cosy cottage well located to major sightseeings.

We also much appreciated advices and guidance from the owner who was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad to see that this guest had a nice stay and found the cottage charming and well located. Not sure why he gave 4 starts, when he had no complaints?
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Well equipped cottage in stunning surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is exactly as described. It was clean and very well equipped with clear instructions and bountiful tourist information. It is in a beautiful rural location, but with good access to Reykjavik. It provided an excellent base for visiting the golden circle as well as the Snaefell peninsular (which we would thoroughly recommend). We spent a couple of days just in the local area, it is well worth visiting the local waterfall and climbing the hill behind the cottage for fantastic views. We visited in late winter/ early spring and the house was warm and cosy and the deck and rural location without light pollution provided excellent views of the northern lights. Inga was very helpful in providing information and responded very quickly to questions. We would certainly recommend this property and would like to come again ourselves. It is true to say that the property and its location surpassed our expectations.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is exactly why we bought the cottage. We love the fact that it is situated in a rural setting, but is at the same time very close to Reykjavik and all the wonderful places of the south west, including the Snaefellsnes penisula with is majestic glacier, which can be seen from the cottage! I am always very happy to hear that my guests are having a good time at the cottage and find it has everything they need.
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our family with our 3 boys aged 15, 13, and 11. The weather was so good we had to turn off the heat the second day and for the rest of our trip. We spent 9 days in Iceland. The cottage is about half an hour or so from Reykjavik but we were glad we stayed out in the country. There is so much to see in Iceland and you need a car to drive everywhere so being outside of Reykjavik was not an issue. The sheep by the cottage were very cute and some nights (there was no darkness - 24 hour sunlight) we just stayed in an watched some movies that were provided in the cottage. We bought groceries at the Bonus and cooked at the cottage. Inga was very responsive and she also emailed us when she found out the previous guests had left early so that we could do an early check-in. The neighbor across the street was very helpful as well telling us where to buy an adapter for the electrical outlet and helping with many other things.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage in superb location

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure to stay at the cottage for 2 weeks during summer. Not only is the house very well equipped with everything to make the stay very pleasant, but it's also located superbly.

From the cottage the south-west of Iceland can be covered easily (From Snaefells to Vik and everything in between) and Reykjavik is only 40 minutes by car.


The Secret Lagoon (www.secretlagoon.is)

bathing in the warm rever near Hveragerdi (www.hveragerdi.is/English/)

Hiking up Hekla

Golden Circle

Blue lagoon (http://www.bluelagoon.com/)

...and much more!

It was always a pleasure to come back to the cottage to relax after a long day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. Thank you :-) You have also told of us of places we have never heard of like the Secret Lagoon.
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Very relaxed and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Holliday home, all you could want, very cosy and comfortable, clean thought out, we liked the fact that it was grassy, and not gravel all round like many, also the location was ideal, left for a 40 drive to Reykjavik, or turn right and explore.

Inga couldn't have been more helpful, even replying to an email I sent when there, ( using the good wifi !!!) if I come to Iceland again, this would be top of my list, thank you, from all of us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you liked the cottage and its surroundings. For us it is the perfect location, 40 min away form the capital but with endless beautiful places to explore right on the doorstep!
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Eyjafell 24 Iceland

  • 5 of 5

We travelled through beautiful landscapes to reach the Eyjafell cottage in glorious snow. The cottage was in a great location, surrounded by snow covered mountains. It was really cosy and spotlessly clean with everything we needed and of course the Woodburner which was fired up straight away. Great spot to get out and explore. Quite near a beautiful national park Thingvellir and then onto Geysir and Gullfoss.All well worth seeing. I would definitely recommend this property. You will need a good 4x4 if its in winter as the weather was pretty snowy. Great place!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Keflavik International Airport
Nearest Ferry
680 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Ringroad,Highway no 1
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Lake Medalfellsvatn is in county Kjos, south western Iceland. Only 45 km from the centre of Reykjavik. There are many activities on offer in the region including: hiking, mountaineering, swimming, fishing, sailing, kayaking, horse riding, golf, snow jetting, husky dog rides, river rafting, whale watching, the blue lagoon, Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir. Vibrant Reykjavik offers a wide spectrum of cultural activities including art galleries, museums, concerts and cinema alongside its wonderful cafes, restaurants and shops. For further info log onto: www.lisuhollcottage.com

Other Activities: kayak excursions

Golf: Iceland has over 50 golf courses throughout the island, some with outstanding views and always close to nature. Golf can be played in Iceland from May through September and in the summer golf can be played around-the-clock due to the midnight sun. Visitors are welcome at the courses. Green fees vary from USD 15- 30. Some courses offer clubs for rent. For further information contact the Icelandic Golf AssociationGOLFKLUBBUR REYKJAVIKUR, is the nearest one ca 25 km away from the cottage

Ski: Reykjavik skiing areas are open when road conditions, snow and weather permit: BLÁFJÖLL SKIING AREA 50 km

With its 11 lifts, Bláfjöll is the country's largest skiing area. Everybody, from beginners to experienced competitors, can find a slope suited to his or her ability, and in evening the main slopes are illuminated. Cross-country tracks from 3.5-10 km are made weather permitting, and a 5-km section is illuminated. There is also a refreshment center selling food and drink, with facilities for those who have brought their own.


Skálafell is a wonderful area for all skiing enthusiasts, particularly for beginners and families. There are 5 lifts, including one which is 1200 meters long - the longest in Iceland. The main slopes are illuminated, and there is a cross-country area. A service center sells food and drink, has facilities for people with their own food, and rents skiing equipment. Snowboarders are welcome.


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Prices for this holiday cottage in South Iceland, Iceland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
10 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High season
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
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Low season
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rent includes electricity and water and WiFi
An extra fee of £55 will be charged for cleaning the cottage, laundering of bedding and towels and making it ready for the next visitor.
During High Season Saturdays are change-over days. Visitors are expected to arrive after 2pm on Saturday and leave before 11am on the following Saturday morning.
During Low Season we are much more flexible.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Iceland on Europe

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a washing machine in the bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Child Bed , Bunk beds
    Loft - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Double bed and two extra matresses
  • For Bedroom 1 there's the possibility of adding a cot. Bedroom 2 has a full length bunk bed which sleeps 2. The loft is accessed by a pull-down ladder and has 1 double bed and two spare mattresses. There are radiators in all of the rooms.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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