Bedroom 1st floorBedroom 1st floor
Villa Rustic, Wing room/ double bed
Hosted by Hege Kristin
Hege Kristin is the host.Hege Kristin is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 shared baths
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Join an intimate and caring atmosphere in our rustic farmhouse villa from 1901. We take great notice in the history of the house and letting you in on our journey of refurbishment, from being a farmland to a golf course and Bed&Breakfast service, and invite you to get an insight into our plans for the near future. For those of you staying three nights or more, we invite to go foraging with us and to pick your own organic vegetables in our garden for your dinner. (In our shoulder season).

The space

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If you would like a good description of the house and the atmosphere, please read the following poem written by one of our guests few years ago! (See bottom of this page!) Also, read the feedback from all of our other lovely guests. They got it all right

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We would also like to point out that we are conveniently located in the midst of all the high lights of our region. However, if you would like ocean view you need a good sense of imagination or look further. We are only five minutes away from the fjord, but are located in the valley surrounded by high mountains. Popular high peak climbs are in immediate reach from our Bed & Breakfast. If you stay for three days or more you may have time to check out some of our "hidden" attractions as well!

In our area there is unfortunately not many restaurant to chose among. We therefore offer our own vegetarian, organic and local food servings! If you would like to enjoy our popular dinners, please book in advance before your arrival!

In this "plastic fantastic" world that we are living in - we are happy to provide something else. We are having an environmental focus on premises that we hope that you share! We encourage you to stay more days with us and enjoy the facility on our premises. Play some golf on our golf course or driving range, go for an immediate hike, go kayaking/canoeing, fishing in our rivers, or join in one of our local events. RETREAT and enjoy the pace of a slower lifestyle.

We are only five minutes drive away from the Geiranger fjord - which is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. A climb in the Geirangerfjord to one of the steep located mountain farms is a must do or chose some of our other popular climbs in the nearby Alps! Our rustic villa is off the main tourist track, but close enough to easily jump back on if you would like.

Our concept is a family run business open all year around. We run a 9 holes golf course in the midst of the mountain. The golf course has an easy access from the main road and only 50 meters from your bedroom. We appreciate a good talk and feel happy to be influenced by our colorful guests.

During the year we organise yoga classes, therapeutic treatments and self development courses. We accept long stays for clients undergoing therapeutic treatments. We have a focus on ART on the golf course. Each year we invite artists from around the world to come and join in on a project in our annual Art Week in the midsummer week.

NB: Our rustic Villa is always undergoing renovation and we have a far way to go before we are finished. We consider the work an everlasting one, an undergoing piece of ART and a lifestyle! Our greatest hope is to be able to look well after the piece of heritage that has been handed down to us throughout generations. The land has been in the family since the 1500, the farmhouse as it is today has been there since the end of the 1800. Your stay with us will contribute greatly; your encouragement and your positive attitude will keep us going. We are taking great consideration into keeping the authenticity of the farm house while doing the required and needed refurbishment. We now have two new bathrooms on 2nd floor and a new well with clean running water for your convenience. In the following years we will have great focus on updating the rooms. In 2017 we will also have added new facilities in the barn where different activities will be held during the year. I 2017 we will also be celebrating our golf course 25th Jubilee! You may be interested in enjoying our signature dinner here: our popular RAW and LOCAL food served in the barn?

There are several buss correspondances from Ålesund and Oslo, but plan well ahead. Travelling on the west coast takes a lot longer time than most travellers do expect.
NB: The advice from our travellers is to at least stay 3-4 days with us in order to get the most out of your stay! Public transport existing but rare. Suitable for travelers with a car.

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You are welcome to join us in the living room for a good chat, cup or tea/ coffee if you please! If you prefer more distance and privacy we respect your wish.

Cheers, Team Hansen-Overvoll

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POEM. REF. FROM ONE OF OUR LOVELY GUESTS.

YOU - Norwegian Woods

You are single, a couple, or a group of fifteen who like staying together in the intimate atmosphere of an 1900 farmhouse.

You really don’t mind a bit of nip in the air and clouds above your brow on the eighth, when the rest of Europe is steamy hot.

You like to dry your wet socks by a birch-fired iron-side antique-corner stove.

You like hand-carved glasses that are not a full set.

You worship a banquet of Norwegian breakfast delights, gorgonzola Tilsit and brown cheeses paired up with two types of caviar, three types of fish, farmfresh eggs, four types of bread, and Norwegian jam-filled pancakes.

You unwind by a an old six-paned window gazing out at the mountain tree slopes thrusting up behind the grass-covered cowshed roof.

You collect blueberries and cranberries and wild strawberries and raspberries and emporium berries near the river and upper mountain slopes with glee.

You, escape plastic sterility, seeking a floor layout that is not a perfect 10 x 10 x 10.

YOU - The Overvolls are waiting for you in the midst of green meadows and a 9 holes golf course in Stranda Valley, a glacier-cut gorge above Geiranger, the King of Norway's Fjords.

Come stay with us in this UNESCO heritage site and enjoy a true respite with other relaxed, creative, generous guests!

Interaction with guests

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My husband, my son (6) and myself live in the house as well, on first floor. We are to be reached whenever you need us.
Breakfast is served in the living room and enjoyed together with other guests at a given time that we agree upon. Usually 8:30 - 9:00.

Please be specific when you order - let us know what you expect and we will try to meet your needs!
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Other things to note

Nearby grocery stores are located in the centre of Stranda and Hellesylt (15 min drive either direction from the villa) Grocery stores/ opening hours: Mon-Fri (8-22). Sat (8-21). Sun (closed).

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Price given is pr double room. RICH breakfast, sheets and large towels, coffee/tee inclusive in the price. Serving vegetarian, organic, local food! You may order dinner in advance of your arrival. (Nb: not inclusive in the price)
We prefer a min stay of 3 nights, having an environmental focus on premises that we hope you share! :)

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 5PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

No usage of smoking/drugs.

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Cat(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay.
From Mar 1 - May 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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Louise User Profile
June 2017
On arrival at Hege's beautiful home we were warmly greeted. The house stands in an incredible spot with mountain views all around. The house is fantastic, full of character and beautiful rustic Nordic charm. With lovely details all around it was picture perfect! On our first evening we had dinner made by Hege and it was a great experience. We had a delicious 3 course vegetarian raw food dinner. It has opened our minds (and pallets) and we will be trying more if this way of eating when we are back home. Hege is an interesting, warm, open and friendly person and her and her equally lovely husband clearly enjoy meeting and getting to know new people. We were made to feel so welcome and we're given lots of great advice about the stunning surrounding area. Breakfast was the best we have had. So many different homemade/home grown foods to choose from. We also enjoyed sharing breakfast with other guests, it was a lovely social experience all round. I can't recommend staying here enough.

Will User Profile
February 2017
Such an amazing family and home. Worth every penny and more. So kind and welcoming and in a beautiful location. The house has so much character and gives such a unique experience.

Kanika User Profile
July 2016
It was a beautiful place. We had some glitches with our GPS which took us to some wrong location but Hege helped us get back on track. The breakfast was wonderful. Its one of the best vegetarian breakfasts I had. It was lovely interacting with Hege. The room was good and cozy.

Miguel User Profile
June 2015
Kristin is a very special host and a sweetheart. She prepared an amazing breakfast and we really enjoy the talks we had but we will never forget the experience we had in her therapy. Destiny gifts. Thanks for everything Kristin. (I forgot to mention the room which was obviously very cozy and comfortable like everything in the house )

Federico User Profile
August 2014
Hege Kristin and her family are very welcoming people. They made our stay an unique expirience. Despite the fact we had no car, they gave us a lift to the port and picked us up on our return from Geiranger. The breakfast its a poetry, delicious and the best weakup food ever! Hege Kristin is not only a host, but also a friend to talk to and always ready to help. The house it's worth an expirience itself, beautiful and warm. We appreciated very much the kitchen, which is just next to the bedroom and for the guest use only . It's also important to mention the mattress of the bed...VERY VERY comfortable!! :)

Thomas User Profile
October 2017
Kristin's place is a must stop if you want to explore this beautiful part of Norway fjords. We spent 2 days and were given the opportunity to taste the wonderful Kristin's cooking during dinner and breakfast. Inventive, gluten-free and vegetarian. Kristin is a real chef and went the extra mile to fullfill our intolerances and food restrictions. Everything is freshly made on the spot! The surroundings are amazing, with this sense of nature at your doorstep! We definitively recommend Kristin's place for all visitors in this area !

Bas User Profile
September 2017
We stayed at hege kristins place for 1 night and it was amazing. Their house is situated in a rural area which is ideal for walks or hikes, and beautifull. The room was clean and very comfortable, the bathroom etc as well. The host is very friendly, and willing to help. We had the opportunity to eat diner cooked by hege kristins and it was superb. Will defintely recommend this place

Stranda, NorwayJoined in October 2012
Hege Kristin User ProfileHege Kristin is a superhost.

I am creative, artistic, flexible and curious. I enjoy a good talk. I am educated and working as a Rosen Method Therapist, (body work). I have been traveling the world and Australia is my 2nd home. I am now engaged and a mum to a toddler, living on the country side on the west coast of Norway 5 months a year and for the rest of the time you find us living a city life in Oslo. I am running a golf course and a bed and breakfast, an activity centre, with my fiancé.

Languages: Dansk, Deutsch, English, Français, Norsk, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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