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Centrally located flat in Skien #2

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  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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The flat is centrally located in Skien, only 300 meters from the railway station/bus stop, which also has direct connection to both Torp and Gardermoen Airport. To Porsgrunn the estimated travelling time is 8 minutes by train. Bus M3 goes downtown to the main bus station, before it continues on to Herkules, Skien Fritidspark and Porsgrunn. The nearest convenience store, Kiwi, is 500 meters away, and downtown Skien about 1,5 kilometer away. In other words you can walk to everything. If you are travelling by car, you can park the vehichle for free on the premises.

The 55 m2 flat is on the ground floor of a wooden house built in the late 1920s by my great-grandfather & grandfather. You will have the ground floor for yourself. The master bedroom has a double bed, and it is a small bathroom with a shower right next to it. The toilet is literally one step away in the "hallway". The living room is quite spacious with a 50-inch TV, Blu-ray player, and some Blu-ray videos for your pleasure. Between the bedroom and the living room is a well-stocked kitchen with stove, microwave and fridge. All the rooms are decorated with pictures shot by myself all over the world. All the wood carvings are made by my grandfather. Wi-Fi is included.

If you need to wash your clothes, it is a washer in the basement. It is no dryer in the house, but you can dry your clothes in the garden weather permitting (or inside). The garden itself is quite big and has five apple trees. In season, it is of course possible to pick some apples for personal consumption.

Non-smokers are preferred. If you want to smoke you can do that outside. Unfortunately, neither access to the building nor the flat's design is suited to visitors with physical disabilities.

Some possible excursions to do in this area:
* Go with the ferry on the Telemark Canal, which dubs itself as one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. I would recommend a day trip to Lunde. The ferry leaves every morning from Skien from mid-May to mid-September. You can watch what the canal looks like on the Netflix show: "Slow TV: The Telemark Canal", released in August 2016.
* Skien Fritidspark, which both have water- and zip-line park.
* Brekkeparken - a park that double as museum. It has some interesting older buildings, which includes furniture and other things from the 18th and 19th century.
* Playwright Henrik Ibsen was raised in Skien, and if you are into him, it is obligatory to visit the museum at Ibsen Venstøp. Skien also has some nice neighborhoods as Bakken and Snipetorp.
* If you're into golf, it is an 18-hole par 72 course 7 km away @ Jønnevald. Grenland Golfklubb own the course.
* It is a full size soccer field 150 meters away, which is empty almost all the time. Skagerak Arena, which is the home ground of Odd in the Norwegian Elite League (Tippeligaen), is only 1 kilometer away.
* I for one, would in the summer get in the car (or bus) and drive to “summer cities” like Stavern, Langesund or Kragerø or visit the beach at Oddane Sand. All within 1 hour away. From Kragerø you can even jump on a ferry to the very nice island of Jomfruland.
* If you have children, or are childish, a one-hour drive to the water park in Bø Sommarland is normally a great excursion.

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What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Backyard
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Long term stays allowed

Where you’ll be

Skien, Telemark, Norway

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Hosted by Erlend

Joined in August 2012
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I’m from Skien (Norway) and very fond of travelling all around the world to meet people and experience different cultures. On my trips I’ve booked through Airbnb many times. I’ve got excellent value for money everywhere, and met some genuinely interesting and open-minded people.
I’m from Skien (Norway) and very fond of travelling all around the world to meet people and experience different cultures. On my trips I’ve booked through Airbnb many times. I’ve g…

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