Property and local area description
Welcome to our Forest/Lake Log Cabin
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.
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.