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Main article: Homestead (Hearthfire)

Lakeview Manor is a homestead which can be built on land purchased from the Jarl of Falkreath in The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire.


The aptly named Lakeview Manor is situated in the densely forested foothills in Falkreath Hold, overlooking Lake Ilinalta to the north. Hunters often travel along the road next to the lake. The site is located in between Falkreath and Riverwood. To the north, the ancient ruin of Bleak Falls Barrow can be seen, and just south of it sits Pinewatch.

The Conjurer's Altar, where a hostile mage can often be found performing dark rituals, is a short distance north of the site.

A short distance to the west of the manor, a wolf den can be found under a large stone structure. It houses three hostile wolves and a chest with some minor loot.


  • Next to the workbench, there is an anvil that has already been made.
  • It is unique from the other two building sites because an apiary (beehive) may be added.
  • Two clay deposits are across the path from the workbenches, next to the log pile.
  • A quarried stone deposit is on the cliff wall north of the workbench, beside the smelter (if one is built).
  • A hawk's nest is on the roof of the main hall. A tower expansion allows easy access, lacking that, the roof can be reached using Whirlwind Sprint.
  • Two iron ore veins are located just south from the workbenches, at the bottom of the cliff wall next to the path.
  • There are two corundum ore veins, one is located south-southwest of the log pile on the hill, it is on the west side of big rock cropping (parallel to the west side of the stables, up the hill, behind a pine tree) and another is located on the easternmost of two islands in Lake Ilinalta that are visible from the Conjurer's Altar to the north of the manor. There is also a clay deposit next to the corundum ore vein on the island in Lake Ilinalta.
  • Two silver ore veins are found west of the manor on a ridge beyond the wolves' den.


The land to construct Lakeview Manor on can only be purchased after completing certain quests for the Jarl of Falkreath. The Jarl can either be Siddgeir or Dengeir of Stuhn, depending on the progress of the Civil War questline.

Typically, one of two letters will be delivered:

  1. If the Dragonborn is a Thane of Falkreath, the Letter from the Steward of Falkreath will be delivered. This letter mentions that land is available to purchase and to come speak to the steward.
  2. If the Dragonborn is not a Thane of Falkreath, the Letter from the Jarl of Falkreath will be delivered when reaching level 9. This letter outlines that the position of Thane is available and with it comes the perks of buying a choice parcel of land in Falkreath hold.

Visit the Jarl or StewardEdit

If the Dragonborn is a Thane of Falkreath, and thus has already completed the associated quests, Nenya or Tekla will immediately offer the land for 5,000GoldIcon.

If the Dragonborn is not level 9 and not a Thane of Falkreath, the Jarl will require the following quests to be completed:

After performing these two tasks, the Jarl will say that there is land for sale in the hold. In addition, the quest to become a Thane of Falkreath will activate at this time.

After the land is acquired, a miscellaneous quest will be received to visit the manor. Once visited, other miscellaneous quests will lead the Dragonborn through the process of construction. 


The characters unique to Lakeview Manor are:



  • The adopted children seem to like this homestead better than the others, saying "I like it here, the lake is so pretty" rather often.
  • Because a random set of enemies spawns at the house nearly every time it is fast-traveled to, and whenever the Dragonborn enters the game cell it is located in, Lakeview Manor is arguably the most dangerous homestead in the Hearthfire add-on. This should be taken into account when relocating characters here; a spouse or steward with a low level/armor rating will most likely be killed by the homestead's attackers.
  • The Dragonborn's spouse may complain about the wildlife endangering the children if asked how they are doing. Conversely, they may comment that the house is "perfect".
  • Giants may attack the homestead, often attacking the livestock first. If any members of the household besides children are outside, they will attack the giant.
  • If the Volkihar Clan is joined, this homestead will be subject to attacks by members of the Dawnguard. The reverse is also true as joining the Dawnguard will cause the Volkihar Clan to attack periodically.
  • Bandits may attack the house, killing the animals and kidnapping the spouse. A ransom of 5,000 Septims needs to be paid or the Dragonborn can go and kill the bandits at a radiant location and rescue the spouse. The bandits that attack the house can sometimes be carrying gold or precious gems.
  • Near the fallen trees north of the manor is an iron battleaxe named The Woodsman's Friend.
  • The steward may comment about "noises in the basement." Subsequently, multiple skeevers will be found in the cellar. This problem abates if wall sconces are built.
  • If any household member enters the house during a random bandit raid, the bandits will be enabled to enter the manor by the same door.
  • The steward may not sleep in their own bed, but instead will stand by the upstairs queen-sized bed for the duration of the night (their regular scheduled/programmed sleep hours), thus technically never actually sleeping. If children's beds are built the Steward will sleep in any extra bed. If the chair near the large bedroom is built, the Steward will sleep there.


This section contains bugs related to Lakeview Manor. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.

See alsoEdit


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  • Lakeview Manor - Fireplace bug

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