If you have ever dreamed of a remote holiday away from the city then Venøy Farm is the perfect place to endure some days or weeks of stress free relaxing and exploring! Welcome!
Venøy and the old farm house is unique because of its location. Venøy is attached to the mainland by a bridge that was built in 1974. However the feeling of being on an island is still precent. In the summer months you can see the warm sun set in the ocean and the breath taking view of the north sea, and all year round there a fantastic fishing opportunities!
You will be able to explore our whole side of the island, and don't hesitate to ask about the best fishing spots or renting a small 14 foot motor boat, (we also have a roing boat that you can use for free)! You will have access to our private beach and 200 foot jetty located on the west side of the island. There is also a nice and easy trail that goes all the way around the island, which is perfect for all ages and especially for nature, wildlife and photography enthusiast.
Interaction with guests
I live on the west side of the island, and I am available for any questions regarding the house, our family history, fishing spots and other activities you can endure in the area.
Other things to note
Note: The farmhouse is situated not far from Selje (20 min drive), which is a small coastal town known for its white sandy beach and the legendary Selje Monastery. In addition there is a lot of beautiful hiking spots on the mainland both for experience and intermediate hikers. One special hike is the walk up to "Vestkapp" or the mountain "Kjerringa" 497 meters over sea level, with a breath taking view over the raw sea and other surroundings. (You can also drive up the mountain). Last but not least one of Norway's most famous surfing spots, Hoddevika is located only a 45 min drive from the island. You can both stay the night and book surfing lessons and gear in advance.
My name is Olav J. Venø and I am the owner of Venøy Farm in Selje, Norway. I was a Navigating Officer in the Merchant Navy for twenty years and traveled the world before I took over Venøy Farm after my father. The farm has been in our family for 400 years and in my years of farming I farmed ecological wild sheep.
Today I am a pensioner, however I still have sheep and I spend my days fishing, working with our art festival and restoring the barn and the other houses on the island.
I live on the island in a house I built in 1976. The house I will letting out is the old farm house which is from 1899, however in mint condition. I will be available for information about the island and the surroundings.
Welcome to Venøy Farm!