When I think of Nordic summertime, I bring to mind the craggy coastline of the small islands surrounding Denmark, of wooden jetties and dappled sunlight filtering through dense forest. A two-hour drive from Copenhagen and located on the island of Lolland is the new Vipp Farmhouse, the 4th hotel destination from the heritage brand that brought us the original pedal bin.
“During lock-down we have rediscovered nature and the charm of the Danish countryside, and now we share it with you. Vipp’s fourth hotel destination offers a convenient escape to nature. A taste of farm life, where the cow has already been milked”.
Jette Egelund, 2nd generation Vipp owner.
Dating back to 1775, this traditional Danish thatched roof farmhouse was once home to a gardener on the surrounding Søllestedgaard estate. But whilst its whitewashed walls echo backed to its farming roots, the interior is, as expected from Vipp, a lesson in Scandinavian minimalism. For those looking for a farm stay experience nestled in an untouched forest, this is for you. A modern-rustic bucolic dream awaits furnished by Vipp, including the modular V1 kitchen in soft grey, Chimney sofas and black wall lamps.
Interior design Julie Cloos Mølgaard demonstrates a careful balance of contemporary interiors that are sympathetic to the historic architectural features of the Farmhouse. I love the way the warmth of the restored beams and wood floors contrast against cool white walls, stainless steel and black metal. There’s a place for everything with ample space for relaxation, interspersed with framed prints of the surrounding countryside and artful curiosities.
And food-loving tourists are drawn to Lolland, the fourth largest island of the Danish archipelago and just a stone’s throw from the German coastline. The island’s rich, fertile land makes for ideal growing conditions for apples, cherries and sugar beet. Guests can swing by the newly opened Michelin star restaurant ‘Pomle Nakke’ on neighbouring Falster and can expect to enjoy local produce from the island to cook at their leisure. What I wouldn’t give for a week’s stay here – I think I’d be floating on air every day…
If you’d like to find out more about the Vipp Farmhouse and experience a taste of Nordic summer, book your stay here.
Photography © Anders Schønnemann