On Hessel you sense the past.
Hessel is the last thatched manor with four wings in Denmark. The first time we hear about the manor is in the year 1391, but the history of it goes further back. In 1702 large parts of Hessel were destroyed by fire, but it was rebuilt again.
Hessel has always been steers farm, but there is also stables for sheep, horses and poultry. The pond has only been for the animals - drinking water came from a spring.
In the farmhouse you find the original furniture from about 1900 placed just as they were at the time of the last owner - the Elle family.
Hessel has had a turbulent time with a lot of different owners through hundreds of years. In 1966 Hessel was bought by the former Aalborg County, but in 2008 it became independent. Today you can experience an authentic farm environment on Hessel. On the nearby fields you find old types of grain.