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Adne House

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Adne House Photo: Privat
Adne House Photo: Privat
Adne House Photo: Kysteventyret

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Adne House stands as an historic memory of the living conditions of Øygarden’s fishermen and farmers up until the 1900s. At Adne you’ll hear tales of life from the 1800s. Stories and songs, passed down through several generations, portray the culture, politics and daily life of those that lived here and worked the sea and land.

Adne House was inhabited until 1928, when a new house was built next to it. The intention was to demolish the old house, as had been done on the other estates. But as time passed, memories were stirred among those who were born and grew up in the old house. No one had the heart to tear it down, and instead the family decided to take care of Adne. After all, the family had lived here for five generations, since 1781.

Between 1862-63, many buildings were demolished or relocated from North Sæle, and a map from that time shows a hamlet with 20 buildings, including houses and outbuildings. Today only Adne House remains as a reminder of what life was like here through the past few centuries. 

The house was constructed in several stages, and the southern part, probably with a central open fireplace, was built with timber from the 1600s. The kitchen, hallway, living room and extension were later added.

Adne House Gallery
Before 1920, there was a farm shop started at Adne House, which later served as a local grocer shop. Today the shop serves as a gallery, exhibiting nature photography.

The Gardens
The estate has a large visitor’s garden with thousands of plant species, but dominated by heather and rhododendrons.

The North Sea Garden on Skredberget blossoms throughout the year and new plants and flowers are added each month. The garden has over a hundred different heather varieties, and is the largest heather garden in Norway. An underground cellar has a heather garden growing on its roof. From the hilltop there is a great view over the North Sea, Nøvlingane and Lyngøy.

By Egil Sæle

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Adne House stands as an historic memory of the living conditions of Øygarden’s fishermen and farmers up until the 1900s. At Adne you’ll hear tales of...

Adne House

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