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My father, brother and I stayed here for four days in Sept 2018. We were greeted at the cottage about 1am so that deserves a big thank you to Kjersti and Jostein.
My family wanted some distance from the hustle of Bergen but still be able to enjoy the sights. We also wanted to see other areas of interest by road trip. We got what we were looking for, all while feeling “like a local”. The trip to Bergen is about 30 - 40 minutes. Speed is tightly controlled in Norway!
This cottage is situated at the bottom of a steep hill overlooking the ocean. Very nice scenery. There is a hot tub that was used every night that added to the allure of the place. Even when it was cold and raining, the hot tub water was plenty warm!
The steep hill to the cottage presented some difficulty for my 74 year old father but not enough to be a big deal. There is a winding trail to the property and then a more challenging, direct-access-hill from car to the door. We used the more challenging way each time without trouble. Elderly people may want to consider if they are fit enough for the hike up and down. If you’re a hiker or even minimally fit, you should be ok.
Overall, this cottage was a good place for the three of us, allowing each of us to have our own room (capacity for six). The house was stocked with the essentials and the internet connection was SUPERB! A wealth of information about what to do in the area is available. We didn’t stay long enough to touch much but areas I’d recommend are the Stave church in Bergen (Paradis) and the waterfalls around Voss and Odda. The tunnel system through the mountains with roundabouts were fascinating!
I think that this cottage provided a very good value for the area and would recommend it to anyone but the physically limited.
Charming property, can see it is used as a family home so lovely touches to all the furnishings - try the indoor swing and hammock. Berit and Roy were lovely hosts, friendly and helpful from when we arrived to leaving. We used the rowing boat to fish on the lake by the cottage and Roy also took us to another lake and showed us how to use a little motor boat. Caught no fish but we enjoyed just pottering on the water just taking in the scenery. Definitely a place to stay to unwind. Weather wasn't great while we were there but it was nice to sit by the wood burning stove in the evening and just read for a change without the temptations of TV or internet. Fun to manage without the basics like no running water, but otherwise was fully furnished with all you need to self-cater. Was a lovely place to stay to start off our holiday in a relaxing way. Would definitely recommend a stay to experience something different, but agree you do need a car to explore the area.