Villa Leonore, for those who really want to experience the best Helgøya has to offer!
Villa Leonore is a cottage built for railway director Dybwad's wife Leonore in 1908. Here you are completely to yourself with a nice garden that leads down to a separate beach by Lake Mjøsa. There is a beautiful perennial bed and a small kitchen garden wwhere you can pick your vegetables.
The house has a bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, a lovely porch and a long long table created for dinners and cool summer evenings. There are 2 nice bedrooms with good beds, and a sleeping loft with two beds for children / youth.
Booking through Airbnb.com.
There is a lot to do on Helgøya. See www.midtimjosa.no for more information.
Beds: 4 (6)
Type of house: small house with 2 floors
Basic: Beds made, towels, soap, toilet paper
Minimum length of stay: 3 nights
Breakfast: Not included
Kitchen: Well equipped kitchen and barbecue facilities outside
Feel free to combine your stay with a tour of Hovelsrud’s historic garden
The garden at Hovelsrud farm at Helgøya has been restored to its former 1840s glory. Among its accolades are the National Cultural Landscape Award for 2012 and the Europa Nostra Award for 2014.
A tour of this beautiful and spectacular garden complex is highly recommended. Stroll along gravel paths, between berry shrubs and fruit trees, and among pavilions and water features – with the glimmering Mjøsa as backdrop. You will also find a large, plentiful kitchen garden with historic plants and vegetables growing in beautiful rows and patterns. Berries and fruit from the garden are used for juices and jam sold in Hovelsrud’s farm shop and in selected delicatessen.