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Sel, tiny peaceful cottage near lake

Welcome to Sel near Lake Gislholt, views into open landscape, Eyjafjallajökull and lake!
8 reviews
Welcome to Sel near Lake Gislholt, views into open landscape, Eyjafjallajökull and lake!
Northern Lights over Sel in early April (photo: Niels)
Cozy sitting area
Downstairs bedroom for 2
Kitchenette, 2 electric hot plates, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and french press coffee maker
Dining with a view and kitchenette with 2 hot plates, mircowave, toaster, kettle, caffetiere.
Sitting area and ladder to the upstairs sleeping loft for 2
sleeping loft with a view, small but cozy and very good mattresses
If you are OK to climb the ladder: you will love sleeping here!
shower room
Breakfast on the porch?
 ...then head out for one of the many day trips described in our info pack!
Summer in Sel, view into open landscape, Eyjafjallajökull and lake!
Tiny cottage but very cozy and functional.
The view from the front door, WELCOME to the Icelandic country side, near pool and riding stables!
Welcome to Sel near Lake Gislholt, views into open landscape, Eyjafjallajökull and lake!
Northern Lights, with a bit of luck from Sep. to April, great location with no ambient light.
Cozy cottage, great starting point for day trips t all sights in the South,list of trips available!
Northern Lights: guest photo taken in Sel September 2013
Sel, surrounded by nature
Eyjafjallajökull in view! Great location for day trips, also for Northern Lights!
Summer sun and wide open landscape
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Hella, South Region
Near a lake with views into the surrounding landscape and on clear days onto volcano EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL! This cozy cottage is in an ideal location for day trips to all sights in the South of Iceland. Day trip info and maps in the cottage. At the end of a sight seeing day you can relax in this private, comfortable and cozy cottage. The kitchen is very functional and ready for you to cook in. There is a WC/shower room. The downstairs bedroom has 2 single beds and the upstairs sleeping loft (up a ladder) offers 2 comfortable mattresses (memory foam). Free WiFi. Original art work, tasteful decoration and good organisation make this an enjoyable retreat. The cottage has a deck and sits on 5000 sqm of land which is fenced in and borders onto horse pastures. Ideal for day trips to: Geysir/Gullfoss/ Golden Circle, Reykjavík, Vík black beach, ferry... Read more
About the Owner, Maja S
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Response Rate: 91 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 8 reviews and 3 properties
Interaction with guests
I live nearby and can always be reached in case there is a problem. I will come by and greet you in person when you have arrived.
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Listing #HL390979
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Excellent - based on 8 reviews
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Reviewed 6 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Alex T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We booked this cottage for 3 nights over Christmas, and were extremely impressed with the friendly, prompt, and helpful contact we received from the owner Maja. She sent us a lot of information in advance that helped us to plan our trip, and was also happy to make suggestions once we had arrived. The cottage is in a fabulous location...

Management response:

I am glad you enjoyed your white Christmas in Sel, thank you so much for staying and I hope to see you again some time!


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Andrew J
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

A couple of hours drive from Keflavic airport following clear directions provided by Maja Siska, the owner, brought us to a ready-warmed, simple but fully-equipped cottage in a very attractive setting. While not large, the accommodation was entirely adequate for a couple and would not feel too crowded with a couple of children in tow - as long as they...

  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Kids need to be old enough to climb the ladder to the sleeping loft savely!
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1 Oct 2017 -
31 Mar 2018
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3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Bed linen and towels included. FREE WiFi. According to Icelandic tradition you leave the cottage as clean as you find it or book with cleaning for 50,- Euro extra. Basic herbs and spices are in the cottage for you. No additional costs.
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About the neighbourhood
On the approach of cottage Sel you have views onto volcano Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull and the 2 Gislholt - Lakes. The landscape is hilly but open, with horse and sheep pastures all around, as well as some bushes and trees nearby. The next swimming pool with hot pot and steam room is less than10 min drive away. Only 6km away is a very good riding stable. You can shop for food in Hella or Selfoss, there are also crafts shops selling icelandic sweaters and more. We provide you with tips and a list of day trips in the area!<BR>
Getting around
You need to get a rental car, in summer time a normal car will do, most of the time during low season even a small 4x4 will be safer and more comfortable for you. Try bluecarrental.
Car recommended
How to get there
From Keflavik airport it is about a 2 hrs drive. We will send you info on different scenic routes and what to see on the way, f.ex. Blue Lagoon and mud pools of Krisuvik, ell on the way!
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby.
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