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Overview

Situated in the heart of Telemark, South Norway, our brand new 5 bedroom cabin is perfectly situated 50 metres from a beautiful lake, Gonge. Completed in Autumn 2010, it has been built with award winning, state of the art environmentally friendly technology. Our motto is natural living with hidden luxuries.

It is a forest cabin and as such is not connected to the main service - it is completely self sufficient and green. We have a petrol generator, gas and solar for power and fresh water comes from a 100m dug well (hose must be attached to fill a tank) - all of this is explained on arrival, it is quite easy.

Ryanair flights to Oslo (Torp) from Stansted land 1.5 hrs drive away.
In the summer the lake is a mild 20C for swimming or kayaking and one can sunbathe happily in mid to high 20sC.
In winter and early Spring the area is snow-covered and there are cross country ski tracks nearby as well as 3 medium ski-centres, ideal for beginners or intermediates, within 45mins drive. Relax by a roaring log fire in the evening.

Activities
ACTIVITIES..........
THERE ARE MANY ACTIVITIES IN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE CABIN INCLUDING:
Swimming, kayaking in the lake
Hiking local Luberg Mount is the highest local point, and overlooks the lake, Gonge
IN LUNDE AND BØ
One can hire bicycles, boats, canoes and kayaks from Kanal Camping run by a family member
There is Bø Somerland a large water park, ideal for children of all ages and challenging for adults
It is also possible to pick up the cruise boats that travel up Telemarks famous Canal
Norsjø Golfclub is an 18 hole course and driving range. The course is located near Romnes closed to Ulefoss, 20km away.

IN SUMMER: Norway is very mild in the Summer and sunbathing and swimming in the lake will be the main activities. Of course, cycling, hiking and kayaking will be popular. The Victoria cruise above is also very pleasant with lunch at Dalen.

Within an hour you can drive 65km to Kragerø which is regarded as the main town in Norways Riviera Coast. The town offers a number of restaurants and outdoor pubs in the summer as well as some nightclubs. Due to its exclusive summer visitors from Oslo, some of the service is top class.

IN WINTER: Within 10 minutes drive you have Lunde slalom slope, within 30 mins Lifjell skicentre, and within 45 minutes Gautefall skiresort.
Gautefall offers very good conditions for all snow lovers, whether you prefer Telemark skiing, snowboarding, alpine or cross-country skiing. In order to guarantee excellent conditions and a long season, Gautefall has invested NOK 11-12 million in a large and efficient snow canon. Separate canons have been installed to create an exciting snowboard arena. The youngest children will have a wonderful time racing round the specially designed play area on mini-skidoos.
Gautefall has 8 slopes, 1 chair lift and 5 T-bar lifts, 2 sledging hills, a snow canon, separate ski play area, childrens slope with free lifts for children under 7, ski school with courses in all forms of skiing, including snowboarding, new snowboard arena with quarterpipe, big jumps, rails and Norways most challenging halfpipe. As well as the Cross Country tracks very near the cabin, at Gautefall there are up to 100 km of prepared tracks, divided into routes of 2, 3, 5, 7, 15 and 32 km, all in varied winter terrain.
The largest resort is Rauland 100km away and 90mins away, with 14 lifts, 23 slopes, 3 tobogganing slopes, 140 km of prepared cross-country tracks and lots of exciting activities.

HUNTING: From 10th September for 4 weeks in the hunting season it is possible to join hunters flying in worldwide for the elk hunt in the local forest. But there are also deer hunts, grouse, beaver and roedeer hunting, fishing and various safaris.

Summary:

Our new 5 bedroom log cabin is perfectly situated in Norwegian forest and 50m from a beautiful lake. Our motto is natural living with hidden convenience

Facilities

Property type: Cabin

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
1 cot
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 8 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Open fire
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Horse Riding
Skiing

Sights and attractions

Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 12.01.2014


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Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st August to 30th September 150 Days 15%

Extras

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Snow removal in winter if needed, £100 payable in cash on arrival 1st January to 31st January N/A £100.00 per booking

Paid locally

Snow removal in winter if needed, £100 payable in cash on arrival 1st February to 28th February N/A £100.00 per booking

Paid locally

Snow removal in winter if needed, £100 payable in cash on arrival 1st March to 31st March N/A £100.00 per booking

Paid locally

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest bar: 15km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest ski lift: 40km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Oslo (Rygge) Airport: 160km
  • Oslo Airport: 230km
  • Oslo Gardemoen: 120km

Reviews

2 out of 2 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Saturday 12 May 2012
A lovely, peaceful cabin in stunning surroundings beside a beautiful lake. If youre looking for a relaxing, tranquil vacation then wed recommend this property. Being isolated means a modicum of self sufficiency - natural water from a well no mobile/Internet coverage solar lighting power from a generator and gas from a bottle - but this all adds to the uniqueness of this wonderful property. We were greated on arrival and shown how to operate everything. The cabin is very well equipped throughout and wonderfully decorated to a high standard. This part of Norway is beautiful. There are lovely lakes and towns to explore and all within 90 mins drive from the cabin. Overall wed definitely recommend the cabin and location if you need time away from the hectic pace we all now seem to lead.
We stayed in Alexs Cabin for one week and loved our experience there. The house is gorgeous, the place is just beautiful ! We were there with 2 kids of 1 and 4 years old. We had such a fantastic time ! We loved to admire the lac, to hike on the top of the mountain nearby, to do some canoe in Kanalcamping, to see the children playing with the swing and the rocking horse and all the toys in the house, to pick blueberries around the place and last, we loved the view from our room. We strongly recommend, to anyone who is looking for a break, to test it for one week or one month or one year .. August 2013
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absolutely beautiful cabin and location. Well presented and furnished with the added bonus of books and games to help it feel more homely. Olaug, the owner, is incredibly nice, helpful and knowledgable. I would recommend this property to anyone.

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About the owner
Owner score 100
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Located in: United Kingdom
Joined: November 2007