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NO1006610

Bergen, Norway

Nice and quiet garden

Nice and quiet garden

Nice and quiet garden
Silver

Member since

2014

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
September 17, 2018 - September 14, 2020 2 weeks

We are interested in long weekends and one week exchange during automn holiday (week 41). We can do a non simultanious exchange, so feel free to ask us about other time of the year.

Comfortable family house in Bergen

We also exchange our second home, see listing NO1015019. It may be possible to use both.

We are a family of five: a medical doctor, a communication adviser and three children age 9, 8 and 5.

Our house is situated in calm surroundings in one of the most exclusive living areas in Bergen. We live 8 kilometres from the city centre, with easy access to the Bergen light rail that takes you to the city centre in 20 minutes. It takes 7 minutes to walk to the light rail.

We live in walking distanse to many of the main attractions in Bergen; 25 minutes walk to Troldhaugen, the home of world famous composer Edvard Grieg, 15 minutes walk to Fantoft stave church and 25 minutes walk to the castle Gamlehaugen. Grocery store within 7 minutes walking distanse.

The house is 170 m2 and is perfect and practical for families with children. We have lots of toys, games and equippmen for children of different ages. We also have garden games. If you travel without children, you can close the doors to the childrens rooms and feel that you live in an adult home. Our house is also suitable for disabled people as we don't have stairs - all the rooms are on the ground floor.

We have 4 bedrooms; one with a kingsize bed, two with bunk beds and one with a regular child bed. There is a large bathrooom and a smaller toiletroom. The spacious kitchen was renovated in 2007 and is fully equipped. There are fireplaces in the kitchen and the livingroom.

The garden is a nice and quiet place for recreation. You can enter it from the livingrooom.

Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with 270.000 inhabitants. The city has a variety of restaurants, large department stores and smaller specialised shops.

The city is surrounded by seven mountains that makes hiking nearby easy. Fløyen and Ulriken are nice mountains for a great view of Bergen. Bergen is an ideal starting point for shorter or longer mountain hiking. Petter is an experienced tour guide and willbe happy to help you planning any kind of tour.

There are lots of places to see and things to do in Bergen. Among them are the Bergen Aquarium, Bergen Science centre Vil vite, Bryggen in Bergen, Fløibanen Funicular, Art museums (Kode), The Hanseatic Museum, Troldhaugen – the home of composer Edvard Grieg.

Bergen is a also a good starting point for exploring the west coast of Norway. The city is surrounded by spectacular nature. You can take a daytrip by train, boat, bus or car, or spend several days experiencing the fjords and the mountains.

When exchanging houses, we want to contribute making your stay in Bergen as good as possible. We will try to help if you have special needs or wishes. We are also more than happy to suggest tours and activities.

More about Bergen and the western part of Norway:
http://en.visitbergen.com/
http://en.visitbergen.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuimvwZrs_g

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 5 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Medical doctor
  • Communication Adviser

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7
  • Living Area: 180 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Air conditioning
  • Baby equipment

Outdoor

  • Garden

Facilities

  • No smoking

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Paris, France
  • London, UK
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • New York, NY, USA

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Norsk

Our Neighbourhood

NB: the marker on the map is not quite at our house. Our house is located 8 km from the city centre. The city light rail takes you to downtown Bergen in only 20 minutes. We live in a quiet neighborhood with few houses and big gardens - it feels like living on the countryside although we are very close to the city centre. Our neighboors are friendly and helpfull. Close to our house you will find a small playground, a large soccerfiled, a basket filed and a recreation area. The nearest grocery store is a seven minutes walk from the house. In 25 minutes you can walk to Troldhaugen, the home of the famous composer Edvard Grieg. We also have a small city centre with different stores a 20 minutes walk from the house.

Occupation

  • Medical doctor
  • Communication Adviser

Children

  • Boy - Age: 11
  • Boy - Age: 9
  • Girl - Age: 6

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

References

This member has completed 5 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: