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A nice relaxing sunny day at the cottage.
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A nice relaxing sunny day at the cottage.
The stunning views from the cottage!! The Kitchen on the main floor, with some great view lake & mountain views.
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A nice relaxing sunny day at the cottage.
The stunning views from the cottage!!
The Kitchen on the main floor, with some great view lake & mountain views.
The Kitchen on the main floor, with some great view lake & mountain views.
The Kitchen on the main floor, with some great view lake & mountain views.
The Kitchen on the main floor, with some great view lake & mountain views.
Basement
Tv and entertainment room in the basement.
Bedroom 1 : Bright and cozy bedroom loft 1 ( king size bed / 2 single beds)
20/29: Bedroom 2 : Bright and cozy bedroom loft 2 (queen size bed)
Bedroom 3 : In the lowest floor (queen size bed)
Sunset from the deck
View from the deck
View from the deck over the lake
Winter wonderland
View from the deck on the mainfloor
The house and the 100 square meters deck overlooking the lake and the mountains.
The house and the 100 square meters deck overlooking the lake and the mountains.
Winter Wonderland
A quiet winter night full of stars and snow
Lovely cottage close to Thingvellir
The cottage and the amazing northern lights.
The cottage and the beautiful autumn colors
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Thingvellir, South Region

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Claire W
Portsmouth
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great house”
Reviewed June 18, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The house is very warm and comfortable and well equipped for self catering.
Great location only one hour from Reykjavik city centre and many sights to see within around an hours drive.
20 minutes drive away is Selfoss which has several supermarkets.

We were lucky enough to see a black Arctic fox right outside the house on our last day!

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Christoph...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely Excellent”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
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This House is stunning and the location is fantastic!

We used it as a base from which to range out to Thingvellir (very close!), Gulfoss, Strokkur, Westman Islands, Viks Black Sand Beaches and Hveragerði's hot springs. All of which were within very comfortable driving distances.

Hrafn was a great owner, always being available when contact was required and the house was an absolute treat to come home to. It has a wonderful view which really impresses a feeling of 'genuine' Iceland, as opposed to more 'touristy' complexes.

Every night we catered for six with no problems, the linen and towels were all of high quality and the house was in very good order upon our arrival.

Overall we had an extraordinary trip which surpassed our best expectations, and this property undoubtedly played a large part in that.

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Liked best: The view and the hot tub!
Liked least: Nothing springs to mind
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Melon2015
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Such a beautiful place, Thanks Hrafn!”
Reviewed May 19, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Such a wonderful cottage to call home for our long weekend stay in iceland. The pictures dont do this place justice! The house is lovely and bright, and beautifully warm for when you return after a day of exploring. There is even a drying room for when your clothes get a bit too wet. The views over the lake are out of this world even on a rainy day!! Will definitely recommend to all of my friends!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Ray C
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fabulous Place”
Reviewed November 28, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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person found this review helpful

We had an amazing time at this cottage. It's a fantastic location, quite solitary with incredible views, but also right in the heart of many of the best things to see and do in Iceland. It's also ideal for viewing the Northern Lights too as it doesn't have the light pollution of Reykjavik. The cottage itself is excellent, very warm and spacious with good wifi! Hrafn is an excellent host and he couldn't do enough for us. We definitely can't recommend this place highly enough.

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Liked best: The location!
Liked least: It's a little hard to find for the first time, especially in the dark, but it wasn't a major problem.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups People with pets
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magicfish...
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Unbelievably beautiful area.....very comfortable cottage! :0)”
Reviewed October 26, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This three storey cottage is wonderful, the photos on here just don't do it justice!. The cottage is tastefully decorated and well equipped. The underfloor heating is a bonus when returning from a snowy walk and the geothermally heated hot tub is a welcome place to relax and watch the stars.
Best of all is its location..... the views from every window are stunning. We were lucky enough to see the Northern lights on three occasions during our weeks stay as its location is unspoilt by town lights. If you like stunning silence, rural locations and lake and mountain views then this is for you.
The property is situated about 20 minutes from Selfoss and 90 minutes from Reykjavik, an easy drive along Route 1. It is situated in the Pingvillar National Park an absolutely beautiful place to explore and walk in. It is central to South West Iceland with Geysir, Gulfoss, Hveragerdi geothermal springs all within easy driving distance. The Blue Lagoon is approx. 90 minutes drive as are many other waterfalls and glaciers. The eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in 2010 is approx. an hour and a half away, the visitor centre is worth a visit.
We had varied weather including snow that simply added to the beauty of the area. A decent car is highly recommended as the property is up a steep driveway.
All in all this property is a perfect base to explore this area of Iceland. The Icelandic people are so friendly, and the country is very child friendly (most places are free to visit, or at least the children go free!).... the photographic oppotunities are endless.
Thank you Hrafn for allowing us to stay in your cottage.....it was delightful :0)

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Liked best: The stunning location. The underfloor heating. Free WiFi
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Annaaindi...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Breathtakingly amazing and beautiful!! Absolutely perfect.”
Reviewed September 22, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We have just returned from the most wonderful and amazing adventure in beautiful Iceland. We stayed for 5 days at Hrafns stunning cottage and were blown away with how lovely and peaceful it is. The photos dont do it justice, this house is jawdropingly great!!
It is warm and inviting and well equipped, the beds are comfy and the living room is cosy. It was such a relaxing place to be.
Hrafn was very helpful and kind and met us with the keys and came to find us when we got lost.
The house was perfectly located for all kinds of sightseeing and we managed to cram an awful lot into our trip! It was a comfort to return at the end of a long day and relax in the hot tub.
The view is incredible and it really is so peaceful there. I cant wait to return and we are missing it already.
Thank you Hrafn and Runn for a wonderful effortless holiday.

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Liked best: The location, the cosyness and peace, the privacy
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Andrea C
Baden, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a place”
Reviewed July 14, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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people found this review helpful

Hrafns house is a real treat. Perfect to get away and forget the rest of the world. It is on top of a hill overlooking a beautiful lake.We never tired of the view, the perfect calmness and the pureair.
The house delievers everything that is promised, the hot tub is great. The location is simply perfect for day trips like the golden circle. Easy to get provisions from nearby Selfoss.

Criticism?None. Just an idea: A sofa on ground floor...to sit there and enjoy the view.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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