About this listing
Spacious 300m2 house with panoramic view over the water from all rooms. Ideally suited for families on vacation together, for three generations, for extended family celebrations, or for work retreats. Near cozy town with cafe's and shopping.
South facade and garden.The house is elevated in the landscape, and has a panoramic view of the water over the meadows.
This 300m2 renovated old school house, which overlooks the sea, used to be our family home. It has been turned into a wonderful spacious and flexible vacation retreat for up to 12+ persons, very well suited for extended families and small groups. The garden is lovely and has several terraces and hideaways.
The house is located on the island of Møn, in the south of Denmark. It has panoramic view of the water from all rooms, and borders on the renowned nature and bird-sanctuary Ulvshale Enge, through which you can walk the 600 meter to the family-friendly beach. The cosy town of Stege is 2 km away, with its speciality stores, cafés and supermarkets.
Møn is known for it's amazing nature, and not least for the dramatic chalk cliffs of Møns Klint, at a distance of 20 km from the house. The island is also the right place for those who watch birds, rare butterflies, and wild orchids.
You are 75 minutes drive from the rich culture, entertainment and hip shopping of Copenhagen, and 45 minutes from Swimming Centre Falster.
In its secluded, yet central location our house offers amazing panoramic views of the water, garden and countryside from every room. A sheltered courtyard and a lovely garden provide many nooks and terraces, where you can enjoy sun or shade at liberty.
You're 600 m away from one of Møns' best beaches and 200 m away, at the end of our rural road you enter the gate to one of Denmarks most renowned bird and nature sanctuaries, which has been nominated as national sanctuary.
The rooms are bright, high ceilinged very spacious, yet cosy.
The ground floor consists of a big kitchen/dining/living room, an entry hall with toilet, a family room and a big activity room with table tennis. On the top floor you'll find 2 large bedrooms, 1 smaller bedroom, an open bedroom and two bathrooms with toilet. The elegant staircase in the entrance hall is designed by architect Steen Palsbøl.
The house has over the years been enjoyed by a variety af guests. It feels perfectly comfortable and cosy if you are only a small family or group of friends on vacation. But also larger family groups or groups of students, researchers or artists have used this light and airy retreat. We intend the house to be welcoming to large families with children, and regular guests are extended families enjoying generation holidays together. Up to two wellbehaved cats or dogs are welcome, and there is a cosy pen in the yard, which is suited for smaller pets. In consideration to other guests a few basic rules apply to visiting pets.
There is wireless internet throughout the house and a TV in the living room. The kitchen is very well equipped with good utensils and practical workspace for several cooks at the time.
You will find a nice little library equipped with Danish and English fiction, art books, childrens books and dvd films, all at your disposal during your stay.
Along with several terraces and cosy niches, the garden offers a large trampoline, which is installed in level with the lawn for the safety of the jumpers.
The tranquility of the surroundings gives you the opportunity for a quiet read, enjoying the view, do lawn sports with the kids, fire up the BBQ or just laze about. It's the ultimate place for some quality time off, or if you simply need peace and quiet for concentrating on writing your book or film manus.
There are several activities possible in the surrounding landscape. There is a lovely family beach only 500 m away, child friendly and never too crowded. Outside the bathing season you can take beautiful walks along the beaches, in the woods, and over the meadows with their very varied flora and fauna.
At the end of our rural road you enter a bird- and nature- sanctuary, where you can observe not only birds and rare butterflies, but also wild orchids. Møn is a great island to explore on a bike, with its softly rolling landscape, numerous villages, medieval churches, farmyard shops and artisans galleries.
There are several good wind and kite surfing locations along the coasts of Møn and neighbouring areas.
The nearby town of Stege, is a romantic and charming place to visit for shopping or for eating at one of the several restaurants. In the summer season Stege is a very lively place, and the many events attract holiday visitors from a large area, as well as sailors stopping by the little yacht haven for a few days.
Our friendly neighbours will be helpful in case you need help with the functions of the house.
HISTORY: The house was built in 1900 with bricks from the factory which used to be at end of Teglværksvej. Until 1950 the house was the local school for up to 50 children from the rural district. What is now the activity-room was the classroom, and the single teacher lived in the other end of the house. Later the previous owners turned the school into a summer-pension, housing and feeding up to 30 guests at the time.
QUOTES FROM OUR GUESTBOOK, (while with previous agency):
We had a wonderful week in your house! 2 families - 4 adiults and 3 children - enjoyed the space and the views and the time out!
We will look forward to next autumn when we will hopefully come back! Good luck for you and your house and all your guests! It's a magical place to be!
Tak for et par dejlige dage i de smukke og harmoniske omgivelser. Vores elever med autisme har nydt den gode plads, det skaber ro. Alt har fungeret perfekt og vejret har været fint, men for koldt til at nyde haven.
Mange hilsner, .........skole, klasse G.
-Selv ikke i fantasien havde vi kunnet forestille os så generøst sted, som nu har været rammen om en dejlig efterårsferie for 6 voksne og seks børn. Det er en glæde at opholde sig i de store lyse rum og nyde deres indretning og udsmykning. Og tænk sig i regn og storm at kunne konsultere ODS og studere den franske revolution.
Vi har glædet os over landskabet og det rige fugleliv. Tak for muligheden for at tilbringe ferien i et sådant hjem(?). Vi har nydt det.
3 generationer - 4 dejlige dage i Kristi Himmelfartsferien. Vi har nydt det dejlige hus med alle dets muligheder for sjov, spil leg og hygge. Vejret var med os, og Møn viste sig fra sin allersmukkeste side. Klint, strand, Liselund.
Alle, fra 1/2 -65 år siger TAK for dette dejlige sted.
Fest og farver på Møn! Vi har rigtig hygget os på vores lejrtur til Møn.
........skole. Klasse C.
Eine tolle Woche liegt fast hinter uns.
Dieses Haus hat uns begeistert. Das Wohnzimmer wurde kaum benutzt, da wir es in der Küche so gemütlich fanden. Der phantastische Ausblick auf die Ostsee, die wunderbaren Sonnenuntergänge, die vielen, schönen Spaziergänge haben uns bereichert! In diesen Räumen wurde viel gelacht! Was für ein wundervoller Urlaub!
Important note: In June, July and August 2015 the house can only be booked for a minimum of 7 nights: Saturday-Saturday.
You will have access to the whole house and the garden. The house has a very large 'activity' space, -the old classroom- which has a nice pingpong table and boxes with mixed LEGO toys etc. This room also has two double futon beds, and several mattresses and bunk beds. Great place for the kids to hang out and sleep in.
The kitchen/diningroom is very spacious and cozy. The kitchen is well equipped with quality pots and pans and room for more the one cook at the time. There are two comfortable chairs for those who prefer to snack and entertain the cooks.
The lounge has a double corner-sofa from which you can choose to watch either the view of the sea or the TV.
This room also has a wood stove, and a lovely designer rocking-chair, made by our friend, Jacob Berg, in the library corner. The library contains quality English and Danish fiction, art books and magazines. There are also nice collections of books on gardening and cooking, and a few shelves of children's books and a variety of DVD films and box collections.
The hall has a great view of the garden and the sea through double glass doors. It has a heated floor which makes it a preferred room for play in the colder months.
Interaction with Guests
We mainly communicate with our guests via Airbnb or during their stay via sms. We like to inform our guests about which beach offers the best bathing this year, new cafes in town, festivals etc.
We are available for dialogue and assistance both before, after and throughout your stay. We live in Copenhagen, and we therefore rarely meet our guests in person, but our friendly neighbors will help with practical matters.
The area is very peaceful, and the small group of residents living there are calm people, who mostly live there throughout the year.
The view of the sea is amazing in all seasons and at all times of the day. The surrounding landscape is very lovely and gives opportunity to take long walks through very varied landscapes. A rare nature-and-bird sanctuary can be entered only a few minutes walk down the road.
It is good to have a car, but since the town of Stege with plenty cafe's and shopping opportunities is only 2-3 km away bicycling is also a great way to get there. The island of Møn is generally perfect for biking, with many scenic bicycle routes rolling through the landscape. The legendary white cliffs of Møn and the geological centre at Møns Klint can be reached in 20 min. drive by car.
Other Things to Note
In July and August 2015 the house can only be booked for a minimum of 7 nights: Saturday-Saturday.
As a service, and to make things easy for our guests, end cleaning, water and electricity is included in the rental price. The only other house-related expense is the possible consumption of heating oil in the colder months, mainly October-April. The consumption is calculated by a meter installed in the house, and paid directly to the owners after leaving the house. Oil consumption formula: (END NR. - START NR) x 2,5 x liter price = AMOUNT PAYABLE (current liter price: (website hidden)).
We appeal to our guests that they out of respect for our cleaning team empty the fridge and freezer, and leave the house tidy and free of sticky substances on the floors, which invariably attract lots of ants.
In the following you will find information which might be useful during your stay.
You are welcome to rearrange tables and chairs to suit your purpose, but please put everything back where you found it before leaving.
The two grey rocking lounge chairs should be enjoyed without footwear.
Manuals for the various appliances in the house can be found in a casette labeled MANUALS, in the book shelf in the kitchen.
As a gesture to the wide variety of guests, this is a no smoking house. If you want to smoke, please do so outdoors, be aware of probable fire hazard and remove the stubs from the "flower pot" ashtrays upon departure.
When you have used the two outdoor grills, please always dispose of the ashes in the red metal bucket in the shed, in order to avoid fires in the dry summer season.
You are welcome to bring one dog or cat. Please keep your pet off the furniture and out of the beds in regard to our cleaning team, and other guests comfort and possible allergies. The end-cleaning does not include removal of lots of animal hairs form beds and furniture, so please take a round with the vacuum cleaner before checking out, to the places in the house where your pet has spent time during your stay. Too many animal hairs in the furniture may result in an extra cleaning bill.
Our neighbours are very nice people who enjoy and value the peace and quiet of this neighbourhood.
Please refrain for instance from playing loud music which might be disturbing to others in the vicinity.
DOORS and LOCKS
For the three entry doors, facing the backyard, the door handle must be clicked upwards, in order to lock with a key on the outside or by turning the lock on the inside. The same key is used for all three doors.
When opening several doors and/or windows at the same time, be aware of strong draughts that might slam and damage unsecured doors/windows.
Always secure all terrace doors and windows with the installed hooks, to avoid damage to persons, pets and the woodwork.
The circuit/fuse panel is in the curtained niche in the hall, next to the wardrobe.
10A and 16A fuses are in the 2nd kitchen drawer nearest the door to the hall. Please observe which ampère is needed before switching fuses.
Should a short-circuit occur, one of the HFI safety relays (residual current device) may switch off automatically. After unplugging the device or the cable which caused the short-circuit, the relay can be switched back on, by pushing the small black handle down until it clicks. If it does not click, the short circuit has not been resolved.
Extension cords can be found at the top shelf of the wardrobe in the entry and hanging in the shed, on a hook next to the chest freezer.
Please do not forget to read the meter and register your fuel consumption at departure, and return the result to us for calculation.
WIFI INTERNET CONNECTION
The house has wireless broadband internet connection. The open network has code, which can be found on a note on the note board in the kitchen.
The main tap is located in the lower left corner of the curtained niche in the entry hall. In case of an emergency the mains can be closed by carefully turning the big red handle away from you, i.e. from vertical to horizontal position.
The tap water in Denmark is safe to drink and of good quality.
Hot water is supplied by the heater in the laundry room.
When the CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM is IN USE the button on the front panel of the water heater should NOT be pressed in, because the central heater also warms up the water heater.
When CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM is OFF the button on the front panel of the water heater should be PRESSED IN, which turns on the electrical water heating system.
The dishwasher is placed under the kitchen counter. Please use only the dishwasher three-in-one tablets which are provided, and please avoid changing the electronic settings of the machine.
The laundry machine is in the utility room. The machine can be tricky to turn on, but you will succeed with a little persistence;) The start button must be pressed in the right angle to get it started.
The room has a door to the courtyard under the concrete exterior staircase.
Laundry can be hung to dry on the drying frame over the washing machine, which can be lifted/lowered by a pully system. It might however prove more efficient to dry your washing outside in the windtunnel behind the wooden devider at the back of the courtyard.
In the kitchen: turn it on at arrival by plugging it into the socket behind the fridge. Please leave it unplugged, empty, defrosted, cleaned and with both doors open when you (website hidden) PLAYERS
There is a small CD player on the wooden book shelves in the kitchen. An MP3 or similar player device can be connected to the minijack plug, whilst the player is set to AUX, by means of the remote control.
The stereo equipment in the activity room at the East side of the house has the usual controls and also has a minijack cable attached for use with MP3 (website hidden)
There is internet based TV distribution with a decoder/harddisk recorder.
The TV set & decoder/harddisk are located in the L shaped living room.
To acces TV viewing:
- push the POWER button on the Samsung remote, then push the SOURCE button until you reach EKSTERN.
- for turning on the TV box and change channels, use the black TDC remote.
When screening a DVD disk, switch the scart plugs at the back of the TV set, which have to be connected to the AV1 socket.
- push the VTAPE button on the white COM remote, this remote is furthermore used for controlling volume with the and symbols, placed under the MUTE button
- Use the grey remote for controlling the DVD player
The central heating burner is located in the laundry room, accesible from the living room and from the courtyard, through the door under the concrete staircase.
The heating can be turned on by pressing the GREEN BUTTON on the front top panel of the grey metal casing. The button lights up when activated. It may take some minutes before the burner fires up.
In the rare instant that the burner does not fire up, check whether the small red light at the front of the red burner unit is on. In that case press in the rubber button on the side of the red burner until it clicks and wait a few more minutes. The tank is in the shed next to the concrete stairs, oil meter sits on top of it.
You can fire with dry wood or briquettes. Both can be purchased in Superbrugsen or at local petrol stations.
We recommend starting the fire with a ZIP-block.
This is a convector oven, which warms up the air through circulation as opposed to heat radiation. The outside of the oven does therefore not get too hot to the touch, apart from the ceramic tiles in the top opening.
The oven door should only be opened for firing purposes and must otherwise be kept closed and secured.
The ash-drawer should be emptied before it is too full. Empty only COLD ashes in the grey compost-container in the 'Fumi-garden', or use the red metal bucket in the outhouse. Be careful with fire during dry summer periods.
You will find camping chairs and folding matrasses in the wind tunnel behind the wooden fence at back of the courtyard.
Pillows for the various garden chairs are in the grey plastic box outside the grey shed.
To avoid moist pillows in the morning, please put the dry pillows back in the box at the end of the day and at the end of your stay.
Matresses for the outdoor wooden benches are kept in the activity room.
Should be folded and protected with the plastic cover when not in use. When in storage it is put in the activity room, like outdoor mattresses and such.
There is room for 3 parked cars. More cars can be parked at the side of the road along the front hedge, at the end of the garden.
is collected every Monday, probably quite early.
Black container: kitchen garbage, emballage, fish refuse etc.
Green container: paper only. Magazines, newspapers, but no cardboard.
Compostable fresh kitchen-garbage/vegetables can be thrown in the left room of the grey wooden compost-container in the Fumi-garden. (*)
Please do not throw meat or prepared food on the compost, as these may attract rats and/or foxes.
The red pedal bin in the kitchen fits only Brabantia F 20 Liter bin liners, available from the IMERCO kitchen utensil store in Store gade (main street) in Stege.
Anglers are welcome, and fish can be cleaned in the white porcelain zink in the courtyard under the kitchen window. There is fresh water from the tap in the wall which is connected to the garden hose.
The fish-waste (in a closed plastic bag) can be dispended of in the black garbage container in the parking lot.
The 100 liter chest freezer in the shed is reserved for storing fish during your staPlease plug it in at arrival, and unplug it at departure, defrosted and cleaned, leaving the lid ajar.
The trampoline can be used without wearing shoes, by only one person at the time. Children should always be supervised by adults, when using the trampoline!
All use of the trampoline is at the users own responsibility.
The rope ladders and the ropes between the trees can also be used at your own responsibility.
The whitethorn hedges around the garden do have sharp thorns. We recommend wearing shoes when close to the hedges. Please inform children about this.
The childrens toys in the boxes on he first floor are at your disposal. The toys have been used by our own children, and are somewhat mixed and incomplete. Please leave the toys in the plastic boxes when you leave, sorted approximately in categories like LEGO, DUPLO, BRIO, etc., so other children can enjoy them too.
In the large livingroom you will find a small library containing private magazines and books. They are at your disposal during your stay, but it is important for us that they all remain in the house.
The very rare and special eco-system at Ulvshale which provides ideal conditions for a rich and varied bird population, has as a natural consequence, a rich and varied population of insects. Spiders, which unavoidably also can enter the house, can be removed with a soft broom, and mosquitos can be kept outside by keeping the windows closed when the lights in the house are on, evenings and nights.