Lovely summerhouse near Copenhagen

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Engtoften, Fårevejle, Region Zealand 4540, Denmark

Charming old cabin with modern skylight extension close to great beaches and wild nature. Situated in quiet area. Also its only 90 km to Copenhagen. Great for friends and kids or just a couples who wants to get away and have some peace.

The Space

The Alhambra Summer House is from 1975.
Its very charming, practical and private.

Its situated only 1 hour from Copenhagen and has a beautiful sandy beach only 10 minutes away on foot.
Alhambra is a perfect place for kids or a small group of friends who wants to experience the beautiful area of Odsherred, that has rolling hills, forrest and meadows, as well as unspoiled deserted beaches with clear water and children friendly depths. Perfect for long walks in an area that constantly changes scenery. Fishing is great to. (Mind you - you will need to buy a permit from the post office).

Alhambra is consisting of a main house with a charming bedroom (1 double bed, a single bed plus an extra madras just in case - and a round window), a living room with a red fold out sleeping sofa (for 2 persons) extended out to a spacious high ceiling living/atelier room with a sofa and access to new terrace (this is being build in March/April 2014 - see drawings)
In the old house there is a little indoor kitchen with oven and electric cooking plates, but in the season the outdoor kitchen is so lovely so you might not need it.
There is a new fire oven in the living room - you can use it but have to buy your own firewood which is available nearby.
Connecting to the side building, there is a lovely covered and well functioning outdoor kitchen, with hot water and gas cookers. Its a really great place to cook (or even do the dishes in the evening sun) and the oven fits in the kitchen for more ambitious cooking. There is also a BBQ's available.
The kitchen area connects to a big wooden terrace and the side building, where there is another small cozy bedroom with a double bed and a very modern bathroom with a nice shower and heating in the floor - if needed out of season.

The garden is 1200m2.
I keep it a bit on the wild side since it resonates better with the area. In the back are currants and black currants, raspberries and rhubarbs for your pleasure in the season.
There is a hammock with room for two, that fits between two of the big trees in the front of the house. You can take a nap in it, or have a glass of wine with your partner!. The house has plenty pillows and warm wraps for the evenings, when you want to sit outside and enjoy the nordic light.

There is an organic farm in Ordrup close by (400 m) and a good supermarket. You will find smaller grill bars, two restaurants ('The Blue Goat' - local danish pub food and a thai place) and an ice cream shop. The area is very safe and there is other houses near by. It was opened up for summerhouses in 1967..
About 5 km away is one of Denmarks oldest castles, Dragsholm Slot - now made in to a culinary retreat. Has two restaurants and serves the new modern Nordic Kitchen. Enjoy walks in a huge herb garden and a very nice park to.
Alhambra has a bike (hopefully soon two :).

Easy to get to with public transportation from Copenhagen. Trains and 1 bus (about 2 hours). And a little walk. With a car its 1 hour (95 km).

Please notice: You will have to bring sheets, kitchen towels and bathing towels. Also please note that check in/out time is at noon (12.00) unless we make another arrangements. and you are responsible for cleaning the house your self before departure so the next guests are happy.

Come visit, you will not regret!

All the best


Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Katinka's summerhouse was every bit as idyllic as we'd hoped and great for a family. We especially enjoyed cooking in the outdoor kitchen, while our son loved the garden. There's a lovely walk to the local beach through the woods, and the sea was clear and shallow and surprisingly warm! In all, the perfect place to come and relax.

    August 2013
  • We spent a perfect week in this lovely spot and wouldn't have changed a thing.

    Katinka's summer house is simple but full of attention to detail, vintage charm and character. It's also really well equipped.

    The location is really peaceful and quiet and despite being close to other summer houses, feels like your own secret place, surrounded by a pretty but wild garden and lots of nature - from butterflies to red deer.

    It's also close to the sea front (with hardly anyone around) and a lovely bike ride along the coast is Dragsholm Slot where we had a great lunch.

    If you want total relaxation, to cook outside, read books and go for walks with lots of pretty scenery, this is the place to be.

    August 2013
  • This is a beautiful summer house just an hour from copenhagen. The beaches and supermarket are nearby. The garden is big and nicely layed out. We really enjoyed the evening sun in the hammock. If you love to cook like we do then this is the place to be. The kitchen is very well equipped. The kitchen outside is wonderfull to cook in. The bedrooms are great and the shower is just right. Its very handy that there is wifi in and around the house. The bikes are handy to get around the neighbourhood. Its a great area for running, but watch out and don`t get lost. Its about a half an hours drive to roskilde the best viking museum we have been too. We would recommend this house if you would like to relax and take it easy.

    August 2013
  • Very cosy summerhouse with a marvelous garden and a superb well equipped outdoor kitchen. Nice beaches in the surrounding. A gorgeous place to settle back and relax.

    July 2013
  • Our stay was really wonderful. The house is super cute and fully equipped. The owner has very good taste and attention to detail. The bathroom is very modern, clean, and well done. The 2 kitchens have everything you need. Living room and bedrooms are very comfortably furnished.

    There are many small farms and food destinations within 5-20 minutes drive, and a nice super market just down the road. We cooked every meal at the house with ease and used many things found in the garden.

    I highly recommend it.

    September 2012
  • WONDERFUL vacation home, with great atmosphere and very well located between nature, small villages and towns for shopping, cafees etc. within walking distance of grocery shop and with small charming strawberry, patotoe and other season vegetables "shops" along the roads of the area. Great and child friendly beaches nearby and lots of nature to explore. We visited museums and had a great time eating Family dinners cooked in the 'outdoor' kitchen. Great experience.

    August 2012
  • Beeren Ernten
    Marmelade kochen
    Outdoor-Küche nutzen
    Wäsche waschen (von Hand :-) )
    Lesen in der Hängematte
    Baden am Strand
    Ausflüge in der Region und nach Kopenhagen

    August 2012
  • We loved Kathinka´s sommerhouse! Perfect for us - a family of three - on our summer holiday. The atmosphere was really great. Cosy livingroom, charming outdoor kitchen and a new bathroom. Close to the beach and the small town where they sell icecream (among other things) and the nearest farm with tasty organic fruits and vegetables and fresh coffee to go.

    Kathinka´s garden is wonderful for reading and relaxation. Pick fresh berries for your breakfast-pancakes:)

    Also a short drive to Dragsholm slot: extraordinary place and g o o d food in the restaurant! Not far to drive to Nykøbing (Sj.) where you can rent a bikeand visit the nice beach or cosy Rørvig where you can go crabfishing from the pier. In Nakke near Rørvig they have the best organic café we´ve ever been to! And off course - not far from CPH, a city that does not need any review to be liked.

    Overall we are happy to recommand not only the charming area, but also Kathinka´s very special summerhouse!

    July 2012
  • Nous avons passé d'agréables vacances dans cette petite maison d'été dont la description correspond exactement à la réalité. L'endroit est très paisible, la maison et le jardin sont agréables et l'équipement suffisant. La petite plage de sable est à 10 mn à pieds de même que le centre d'Ordrup où se trouvent deux ou trois restaurants et un supermarché où les prix ne sont pas plus élevés qu'ailleurs. C'est un endroit du Danemark rural idéal pour se reposer et découvrir les alentours à 1h1/4 du centre de Copenhague. Le temps fut pluvieux durant cette semaine mais les quelques éclaircies nous ont tout de même permis de goûter à l'eau limpide et finalement pas si froide de cette plage préservée avec cette sensation d'être loin des turbulences touristiques de saison. Nous retournerons donc dans la "lovely summerhouse" de Katinka. Bertrand et Ditte

    July 2012
  • Lovely summer house is a perfect summary. Our family of 4 fit well in just the main house with the kitchen. If I had to be picky I wish the bathroom was inside this part of the house for late night trips. Although for a couple they could simply opt to stay in the nice room attached to the bathroom. Also having separate rooms that do not share walls is great for a group. I could easily see a group of 6 sharing this house.

    The outdoor kitchen is really nice especially when everyone wants to be outdoors.

    The walk to the beach is manageable even with young children and is lovely. The yard is a great play place for children and feels safe and private.

    It was very easy to find a well stocked local grocery and bakery. The neighbors and other locals were very pleasant.

    With such a pleasant location, house and host it would be hard to consider staying anywhere else when we get a chance to return.

    June 2012
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Hello, I'm a danish Art Director from Copenhagen. My house is a little charming gem in a super nice area. Great for a couple with young kids and perfect for a few friends. It has no TV, (email hidden) player, radio and wireless internet. But the charm is the house, the nature and the great beaches. Very children friendly and very peaceful. Also its quite close to lovely Copenhagen. If you need help I speak english, a bit german and some french (and swedish! :). I can help with any advice and recommendation on Copenhagen as well. Come visit :) and enjoy the nordic light of one of Denmarks most beautiful areas. Cheers, Katinka
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