The total farm area is 69 acres, with four acres of cultivated land and 65 acres of woodland. There has been agricultural activity on this spot for more than 350 years.
On the farm, we have a few small animals such as lambs, chickens, cats and a 19-year old horse. We grow potatoes and vegetables for our own use. In addition, we are still haymaking in the traditional way. Those guests who cannot sit still on holiday may want to help caring for our animals or join in with haymaking.
It is a beautiful area in southern Norway, surrounded by forests and lakes. For birdwatchers, many species of birds can be observed – for example crossbills, different tits, woodpeckers and owls, nutcrackers and pine grosbeaks. There are also ample opportunities for walking/hiking trips, such as Open Season Two hiking trails with stunning views over traditional farmsteads.
Within walking distance of the farm lies Lølandmeer lake, where you can find beautiful clear water for swimming. You can also go trout fishing with a rod or a catch can. There is a row boat available for further exploration of the surrounding area with beaver lodges, etc.
For shopping, you can visit Flekkefjord – only 14 km away. It is a pleasant small town on the fjord with an old neighbourhood called “Hollenderbyen” (Hollander City). The district gets its name from trade with the Dutch in the 16th Century.
On the farm, you can choose from three cottages – one of which has a little added luxury. There is also room for one or two caravans.
Haugland is a lovely place with personalised service and we will do our best to ensure you have a nice holiday!
Jan Sverre and Christina