Family house by the fjord outside Bergen

Family house by the fjord outside Bergen

Vivian

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our house is situated by the Osterfjord outside the city of Bergen. Downstairs there is a large kitchen with a dining place with a nice sea view, living room which opens to the garden, master bedroom and a bathroom with shower, washing machine and tumble dryer. Upstairs there are 3 single bedrooms and one double (with an extra bed) and a balcony with sun till ten o’clock in the summer nights. The house and the garden are ideal for families, and children can run and play without worries. There is also a trampoline in the garden. The neighbors are very nice and here are kids in all ages in the neighborhood. My sister and her family lives next door and can be of help if you need that. There are also computers, wireless internet, X box, toys and games. We have a small rowing boat in a nearby lake.

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Who we are

  1. I am Vivian (51), single mum, scientist in marine biology. I am travelling with my 3 children Gina (19), Bendik (18) and Mikkel (16). We are very fond of swimming and fishing and would love to have a vacation close to the sea. We like photography, drawing, music, cooking reading etc. I also like gardening a lot so your plants will be taken good care of.
    We have a dog (he will be taken care of by others in the holidays) and a cat. He does not need to get inside if you do not like cats, but will need some food and water.

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Hjelmås, were we live, is a small village with 1000 inhabitants. In summer there is a lot of activity in the harbor (5 minutes walk) with kids swimming and fishing. There is also a small grocery store with most of the things you need. There are very nice tracks just starting outside the house where you can walk to small lakes trough the pine forest (possibilities for fishing numerous small trout). A short drive will take you to several areas which are very nice for mountain hiking (I can provide you with maps and suggestions for short or long walks). The shopping centre is situated in Knarvik (7 minutes by car) and there is 35 minutes by car to beautiful Bergen with all its attractions; Bryggen, museums, the Bergen Aquarium, the funiculars to the mountains or just simply street walking. The bus connection to our house in the evenings is not good so you will need a car. You will reach the Hardangerfjord with the famous Folgefonna glacier in about 1h 15 min and the beautiful Sognefjord is approximately one hour drive north from our house. In 30 minutes you will drive west to the heather area in the archipelago of Lygra. 40 minutes inwards the fjord along a beautiful narrow road you will find Modalen with an indoor swimming pool, bowling hall, restaurant and a nice beach with ice cold mountain water. One of Norway’s most challenging golf courses is situated 20 minutes from the house. A 50 min drive and the ferry will take you to my favorite island, Fedje for a daytrip.

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