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Windstad Manor

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Hold Hjaalmarch
Location South of High Gate Ruins
Type Homestead
Location ID BYOHHouse2Exterior

Windstad Manor is a homestead which can be built on land purchased in Hjaalmarch in The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire.


Windstad Manor sits on the lightly forested banks at the delta of the Karth and Hjaal Rivers, in northern Hjaalmarch.

To the west is the imposing sight of the arch of Skyrim's capital, Solitude. To the north are the icy waters of the Sea of Ghosts, and to the northeast, just a stone's-throw away, is the ancient Nordic tomb of High Gate Ruins. Morthal, the Hold capital, lies a fair distance to the southwest. If "Lights Out!" has been started, the shipwreck of the Icerunner will appear just a few yards away to the northeast.


  • It is unique from the other two building sites in that the fish hatchery is available.
  • There is an iron ore vein south of the carpenter's workbench and the front door of the Manor.
  • There is a clay deposit immediately southeast of the Manor's front steps and northeast of the Log Pile.
  • There is a stone quarry with three pieces of quarried stone and a clay deposit north northwest of the manor, in the rock face next to the water's edge, near the fish hatchery.
  • A small pod of horkers can be found near the fish hatchery.


Upon completion of the quest "Laid to Rest", this site can be bought from the steward of Hjaalmarch at Highmoon Hall in Morthal for 5,000 GoldIcon. Depending on the progress of the Civil War, this steward will be either Aslfur or Pactur. The dialogue option will say, "I'd like to purchase a house." However, when that option is chosen, the steward will say that there are no houses available, but there is some land.


The characters unique to Windstad Manor are:

  • Valdimar, Housecarl for Hjaalmarch.
  • Sonir, the bard who can be hired for Windstad Manor.
  • Engar, the carriage driver who can be hired for Windstad Manor.



  • Adopted children seem to dislike this home as they will sometimes say "This place is scary. There are monsters in the swamp, I just know it".
  • Trolls may spawn northeast of the house in the swamp.
  • Two dead draugr may spawn by the stables.


This section contains bugs related to Windstad 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  ,  PS3  ,  PC  .
  3. If a fix to the bug is known, please provide it, but avoid use of first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board and not the article.

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  • Cannot access purchase option for Windstadt manor.

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    • Need help fixing a hearthfire bug. Windstadt manor purchase option not available. Help? Alsfur does not give option, despite quest completion. ...
    • You could try waiting ten in-game days well away from Morthal see if the area reset helps, or on the PC try the command - setst...
  • Can't build an enchanter's table in Windstad Manor

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    • I play on an XBOX and Hearthfire has a few annoying little bugs like this one. Some fixes I have used are. Saving and then loading that sa...
    • Is the grand soul gem you bought filled with a grand soul? You have to buy one of a certain value, I think 500 gold or more.

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