Amtmannstua is an authentic timber house from the year 1800. The house is situated 1,2 kilometers from FV17, Kystriksveien, in Sømna. Upon booking, the house will be booked as one unit (1 room), minimum 3 days, maximum 12 people. Living in an old house like Amtmannsstua is an experience in itself, but there are also many other possibilities for activities and experiences. Bicycles are included in the rent.
In the area of Amtmannsstua, you will have many opportunities for enjoyment. Some of these can be to fish in the sea and lake, bird watching, beaver safari, hiking, bike rides, visit nice beaches, etc. A great place for both children and adults to get close to nature and wildlife.
The house has two floors with one bedroom and one bathroom on the 1st floor. On the second floor, there are 7 bedrooms.
1st floor: Entrance hall with hallway, bathroom/toilet, and a bedroom «The Office», located in the 1950s extension. In this "new part" there are no doorsteps. There are transitions made at the doorstep with regard to accessibility for disabled people in the rest of the 1st floor (the oldest part).
The bathroom has a heated floor, shower, toilet, washbasin and washing machine with integrated dryer.
The office: This bedroom is especially adapted for disabled / wheelchair users. The office also has direct access to the bathroom with a toilet. The bed is 200x130cm. Simple decor. 5.6 m2. This room used to be a pantry and a small office. It could also work as a double room if one accepts that bed is somewhat narrow.
The kitchen: Equipped with a folding table that seats 8 to 10 people. This room also has a large old wood stove for heating and optional cooking (electric heaters are also available), electric stove, steel bench/sink, coffee machine, and a repaired and locally-produced kitchen counter (from the 1950s). Cooking equipment and service for 10-12 people. Fridge with small freezer in the hallway.
Living Room: Table with seating for 10 people. The seating here, including two carved wedding chairs, were made by the very last resident of the house, Per. The stove can be filled with wood and provides good heat quickly.
Kårkitchen: This room previously operated as a small kitchen, with a small wood-burning stove and a small home-crafted bench from the 19th century. There are also a couple of chairs and bookshelves with some literature, information and reference books from Sømna, Helgeland, Nordland and Northern Norway.
Kårstua: This used to be Kår people's living room. Today, this living room is probably the best living room in the house with seating for about 10 people. It has a rocking chair, a stately stylistic mirror and portraits of ancestors/mothers are contributing to the mood of the room. Woodburning stove for heating.
On the 2nd floor there are 7 bedrooms. In the part 1950s there are 2 bedrooms (Nyloftet and Hagen). The other rooms are located in the original house. "Nyloftet" faces the garden. Here are 2 beds (both L200x75), bedside tables and bureaus from the 50's. 9 m2. Double room.
"Hagen" is located in the south-east corner of the house and has a good view of the garden. Some memories of childhood in the 50's decorate the room. This room has an older bed (L183x75). 5.9 m2. Single room.
"Kjøkkenloftet" is as large as the kitchen underneath, 17 m2. It has a window with a view of the garden and yard. There is quite a good space here, and an extra bed can be placed. Here are 2 beds, one older bed (L195x 95) and an old folding bed (L186x120). Double/triple room
The green room ("Berner's green room") Has a window to the garden. Equipped with a wash basin and an old bed (L176 x95). 6.3 m2. Single room.
The Blue Room ("Berner's Blue Room") This room also has a window to the garden. Equipped with a wash basin and an older bed (L198 x 90). 6.3 m2. Single room.
Ovidia's Room: This room has a window to the garden. Some of Ovidia's possessions adorns the room. Here is a washstand and an old folding bed (L178 / 182 x 120). 7.5 m2. Double room.
The Amtman's Room: This room is under repair and construction. Expected to be completed in June 2018. This room is 17 m2 and is the only room to the west. The room has 3 windows 2 to 4 people may sleep here.
There is only one bathroom with shower and WC in the house. The rooms furthest from the bathroom: The Green Room, the Blåommet, the Ovidia Room and the Amtmannen's room have old-fashioned laundry facilities (sinks and basins).