Vipp have recently revealed their fourth hotel destination, and it’s a totally transformed farmhouse in Lolland that dates back to 1775. A whitewashed facade is topped off with a thatched roof as is typical of a traditional Danish farmhouse, and checking into this former gardeners residence will feel like stepping back in time. But while the architectural shell is traditional, the newly furbished interior brings us into the modern era of Scandinavian minimalism. Surprising and unexpected, this juxtaposition of styles is striking to say the least.
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The Vipp Farmhouse is nestled in a forest on the 1400 acres estate of Søllestedgaard situated on the Danish island of Lolland. The old frames of a traditional farmhouse have found new purpose as Vipp’s 4th hotel destination and add plenty of farm-life feel to its portfolio of one-room-wonders.
3 bedrooms, a bathroom, and a combined kitchen and living space make up the 88 m2 residence. It was commissioned by Vipp and the estate owner Ulrik Th. Jørgensen, while interior designer Julie Cloos Mølsgaard has realised a modern farmhouse that combines historical charm with all modern conveniences, displaying both functional finesse and curious art finds.
“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.
While nature is omni-present at Vipp Farmhouse, so is history. The neighbouring estate Søllestedgaard houses a manor dating back to 1800 and boasts the largest private greenery in Denmark under the name ‘Den Grønne Verden’. Freshly picked produce is consumed by guests at Danish Michelin restaurants and at the estate restaurant Spiseriet.
“Our old horse stable is now transformed into a restaurant and shop where Vipp Farmhouse guests can buy or taste our variety of 250 greens cultivated on the fields next door,” says Ulrik Th. Jørgensen.
And if you prefer to cook yourself, seasonal picks are waiting to be cooked in the Vipp kitchen at the farmhouse.
Lolland is the fourth largest island of Denmark situated just south of Zealand, a 2-hour drive from Copenhagen. With a rich soil and a good climate encouraging many local food start-ups, Lolland has long been known as the food chamber of Denmark. Gourmet tourists will find a slice of heaven on the island. A magnet for Copenhageners is the newly opened restaurant ‘Pomle Nakke’ – an ideal pitstop for lunch on the way to the farmhouse.
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Photos : Anders Schønnemann