Jungshoved Præstegaard: Authentic Danish ‘hygge’ in idyllic surroundings
Text: Heidi Kokborg | Photos : Katharina Lea Grage / Kaleaweddings
Far away from the hustle and bustle, Jungshoved Præstegaard is the perfect place to unwind. It is also a magical location for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and conferences. The Bed & Breakfast has a rich history, lush scenery and a private beach.
An hour away from Copenhagen, you’ll find Jungshoved Præstegaard, an idyllic and peaceful place. Dating back to 1791, it also has a rich history. It is an old rectory and was used as such until the 1970s. After that, the church rented out the property until 1992, when Frederikke Rasmussen’s parents bought Jungshoved Præstegaard.
“Jungshoved Præstegaard is my childhood home. In 2010, when my sister and I moved out, my parents decided to open it up to guests, host events and weddings and so on. Today, I run it together with my parents,” says Rasmussen, who is responsible for booking and marketing. “We greet all the guests ourselves, and we tell them about the history of the property and the room they are staying in. We want to make them feel like part of our family when they stay here, so, for instance, we have breakfast in our old dining room, and our family pictures still hang on the walls.”
Each room at Jungshoved Præstegaard is unique, and while you will certainly sense the history, each room has been renovated to create the perfect combination of luxury and history. For instance, you will find the original safety box in the reverend’s old study room, but you will sleep in a nice, comfortable bed.
“It is authentic, yet functional and modern. It’s authentic Danish ‘hygge’, and the guests really feel at home here. We’re away from the city, so the guests can relax and unwind – they can go on nature walks or swim in the ocean. It is the perfect place for a break,” smiles Rasmussen.
If you are feeling a bit adventurous or are looking for a true nature experience, then the perfect room is waiting for you at Jungshoved Præstegaard. “We built a wooden cabin in the woods, right by the ocean. It’s a bit of a secret. We have quite a few guests who choose to sleep there the second time they visit us; we call it our most exclusive, primitive accommodation,” says Rasmussen.
Jungshoved Præstegaard is also a magical place for a wedding, a conference or any other big gathering or celebration. They can host up to 80 people for an event and accommodate for 32 sleeping guests.
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