We had a wonderful experience at Gunhild and Arild's home. They and their children were brave enough to allow our whole family (4 couples and 2 toddlers) to "take over" their lovely home for 8 nights. The house is large and beautiful, with a large, full kitchen where our family spent a lot of time together cooking meals and admiring the great cooking equipment. We spent a relatively large amount of time in and around the house. The house couldn't have been better, with large rooms downstairs (kitchen, dining and living room, library) and 4 bedrooms upstairs. The yard was the greatest surprise, as it is very large, fenced in, and includes berry patches, a large trampoline, and most important (to our grand-daughters): a walk-in wooden play house, complete with children-sized arm chairs, windows, and many small plates and cups.
We spent a good amount of time outside playing in the yard. The house is very tasteful, well equipped, very tidy and clean. The location of the house is also wonderful - the neighbours are a farm, a river, and a little down the road, a forest. We set out every day by car to nearby hiking and biking routes, and returned in the evening to Gunhild and Arild's home. Our only hardship was that the beds were not well suited to sleep 4 couples: the bed in the master bedroom is very large and comfortable, but the other beds are not. Gunhild had described all this to us beforehand, we have no complaints, but still are mentioning it as it does have importance. Everything else was absolutely great, including a very large upstairs bathroom complete with washing and drying machines which we made good use of. Gunhild and Arild were wonderful hosts, even when at the beginning we were less than wonderful guests and didn't know what time we would arrive. Arild and his son and daughter greeted us most graciously when we came and answered all our questions. They contacted us again during the week to make sure all was going well. We want to thank the family very much for a wonderful, wonderful vacation based in their very beautiful home! They also manged to get a hold of a baby cot and two high chairs for our use. We highly recommend the family as hosts! - Shelly, Itamar and the Oshri family