Gorgeous classic Scandinavian house in ideal location

Gorgeous classic Scandinavian house in ideal location


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Built in the 1930s, our recently renovated house is in a lovely area close to the Oslo fjord and 10 minutes from the centre of Oslo. The house is light and spacious and organised across three levels with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two kitchens and comfortable underfloor water-based heating. It features a large terrace, sunny balcony, an enclosed wooden fireplace, two living areas, fully-equipped yoga room, jacuzzi and new appliances throughout. It has dedicated 40mb/s fibre optic internet/wifi, We live in walking distance to nice shops, restaurants, cafes and public transport (underground rail, tram and bus). It is also only a 15 minute drive to downhill and crosscountry skiing areas.

*Winter activities in Oslo*
Oslo abounds with activities in the winter including cross-country and downhill skiing, skating, snowboarding and sledding.

Useful links:
Activity overview: https://www.visitoslo.com/en/your-oslo/winter/
Oslo Winter Park (Tryvann): http://www.oslovinterpark.no/oslo-winterpark
Snow forecast for Tryvann: https://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Tryvann/history
5 reasons to visit Oslo in winter: https://www.fodors.com/world/europe/norway/oslo/experiences/news/5-reasons-to-visit-oslo-in-winter-11218
Skiing in Oslo: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/articles/Skiing-in-Oslo-best-ski-resorts-in-Norway/
Airport express train: https://flytoget.no/en/

Possibility to link stay in Oslo with our cabin in the mountains:


More about us

  1. Swedish/Australian family with three small and well-behaved boys (a baby and twins nearly two years)

  2. Nils works in supply chain management and Renée in communications

  3. We have two beautiful Norwegian Forest Cats and enjoy cooking for friends and family

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Where is it?


Lilleaker on the west side of Oslo is a peaceful, leafy and family-friendly suburb a stone's throw from the Oslo fjord and situated on a beautiful river with waterfalls. Everything you need is available within walking distance - nice shops, restaurants, cafes, nature and public transport - and you can reach the centre of Oslo and main attractions by underground rail, tram and bus in around 15 minutes. It is also only a 15 minute drive to downhill winter parks and crosscountry skiing. The airport train runs every 10 minutes and takes you to/from where we live in 35 minutes.

Cool bars
Local atmosphere at Kaktus food and wine bar, Stratos for summer vibes and 34th restaurant and bar for views over Oslo
Cozy cafés
Grønne cafe and deli, Baker Hansen, Schlagergården cafe, Frogneseteren
Retail therapy
Boutique stores showcasing the best of Scandivian and European design, fashion and gourmet deli delights. Walking distance to a great shopping center with 78 stores, restaurants, cafes and the all important 'alcohol monopoly' (Vinmonpolet).
Bit of culture
Oslo is a historic and culturally rich city with more than 50 museums and many galleries. Some art highlights include the Munch Museum, Astrup Fearnley Museum and Henie Onstad Art Center. Take a bus or ferry to Bygdøy for the Viking ship, Kon-tiki and Polar Ship museums. Don't miss the iconic Opera House and Nobel Peace Museum.
Walks in the park
Visit Vigeland park sculpture museum to enjoy the works of Gustav Vigeland and Slottsparken for the Royal Palace
Spot of exercise
Walk/run along the idyllic Lysaker river, swim in the fjord and walk to Bogstadvannet Lake with a beautiful manor house, farm animals and gardens
Day tripping
Explore the vast hiking trails around Oslo, visit traditional fjord towns such as Drøbak and the mountain areas of Trysil and Lillehammer

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